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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Did a photoshoot for my daughter's ball at this lovely venue. Staff were fabulous and venue awesome! There were so many unique places throughout this huge property. Well worth a visit. The gardens are quiet and tranquil. Without a doubt this is a hidden gem in Pretoria.

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Thank you for your kind response, it was a pleasure having all of you here.

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Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

The staff attention makes the difference, wifi was not working in my room so they brought a relay. Good equipment: 2 pools, sauna and jacuzzi. beautiful garden/architecture, rooms are spacious with a little patio. Curtains and some furniture look tired. Ok breakfast, a little slow. Dinner disapointing.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 February 2015

After considering various venues for our small and intimate wedding in December 2014 we decided on Illyria House. We wanted our wedding to be different and interesting. We wanted a sophisticated setting that has character and is different to the numerous built-for-purpose mainstream wedding venues available. We wanted our guests to feel at home and welcome as if we were...

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5Thank James F
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 8 February 2015

My husband and I decided to spend the weekend at Illyria house to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We were enchanted with the accommodation, made to feel like the most important people in the world by the staff and the food was exceptional. Thank you for a memorable weekend. Sharon.

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3Thank wieses
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I booked Illyria House for my wedding in November 2014. Initially, communication was a bit slow, but once we had finalised our meals, drinks, entertainment, and order of events everything went off like clock work. Marietjie (the owner) personally oversaw the table decorations. I can honestly say it was one of the most beautifully decorated tables I have seen, and...

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Rabat, Morocco
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We are Americans living in the DRC, and this was exactly what we needed. Patient was so attentive and even took his time to explain a bit of South African history to us. I loved how the tall trees really enclosed in the space and even seemed to mute any outside noise, aside from the twitter of the birds and...

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Deal
Reviewed 29 January 2015

I stayed here with my husband for 1 night prior to a wonderful Rovos Rail trip. At the time of booking I requested the catharine suite which I was advised was available but that they would not guarantee it??? We were given a different room which was the same price but rather pokey. The bathroom was tired with nasty gold...

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Beautiful gardens, stunning furniture which includes a dining room which could grace the set of Downton Abbey. Wonderful hospitaliy service and food. This hotel is a real treasure and somewhere we will never forget

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5Thank rpirouet
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

There should be a special category for places like Illyria House here. It is more an experience than a hotel. Staying there is like being in an authentic re-enactment of colonial times. This means white-gloved butlers, lots of silverware and rugs and lace and wallpaper, and of course stunning premises. It also means a bit of dust and chipped paint...

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Reviewed 9 December 2014

A beautiful hotel with friendly staff and great food. The gardens are exquisite and the swimming pool area lovely. There is an area on the lower terrace which has an Oriental look and feel which is very romantic. The rooms are spacious and there is a lot of attention to detail to be found. There are many interesting nooks and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ultimate Romantic Getaway. 25 Minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) and 5 minutes from the Gautrain Station.The serene beauty of Illyria House has always been an irresistible attraction to all lovers of fine things. Against the backdrop of classical music, fine antiques, 17th century tapestries, and a resident duck family an enchanting colonial lifestyle unfolds. Illyria House is highly appreciated by the discerning traveler for its charm, exquisite cuisine, exclusivity, luxury and unrivalled personalised butler service. We offer intimate soirées by world class musicians. Our Oriental Spa specialises in relaxing massages. Our facilities include a jacuzzi, sauna, heated pool and a cold pool. A wide selection of tours to historical, cultural and wildlife attractions come highly recommended. Personalised shopping is ideal for a last night stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Illyria House

Address: 327 Bourke Street | Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Price Range: $175 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Illyria House 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Illyria House Hotel Pretoria
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
#2 Spa Hotel in Pretoria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pretoria
#10 Business Hotel in Pretoria
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“Rooms in main house are better quality. Don't expect too much from the sauna or steam facility.”
 of 5 bubbles Sincere123, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Probably not the hotel of choice if you have problems with stairs”
 of 5 bubbles GrahamHelen, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for Johannes to be your Butler he is very friendly”
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 of 5 bubbles cobusTheunissen, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms off the inner court yard is especially private if you want privacy and no noise.”
 of 5 bubbles annali9, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't go unless only stay in the main house, hence the differing reviews. Classic rooms are shocking. Food dismal and overpriced. Eat out.”
 of 5 bubbles 883janel, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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