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Illyria House

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   327 Bourke Street | Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 66 hotels in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Daphne M Norwich, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here because the usual business hotel I use was full. This is a classy guest house rather than a hotel and feels more 'holiday' than business. It was once a private house and has amazing antique furniture and tapestries. The household ducks live in the garden and wander though to the inner courtyard where there is a fountain.... More

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Sasolburg, South Africa
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful, elegant boutique hotels. Everything is picture perfect. The staff is friendly and the food is delicious. We must have been to Illyria at least 8 times. Both my sons (8 and 10 years old) always feel at home and refuse any other accommodation. Marietjie always goes the extra mile to accommodate us. This... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

One of the most amazing places I've been so far. Welcomed by their professional staff and amazing service I'm really impressed. If you want to have the Gatsby feeling you must definitely go their. With tip top rooms, amazing food and beautiful setting I would definitely recommend this to anyone!!! Keep up the great service!!!

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

What a nice place, with friendly personal. Whe had a nice evening with great service, had VERY nice food and a friendly tour of the whole place. Rooms are unique and very clean, had a very good night sleep, in a comfy and clean bed. Had the best breakfast, and was greated with a friendly song from all the staff.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you are a lover of the finer things in life, this experience is for you. This is the type of destination where you get lost in your surroundings. The type of destination, that those with an appreciation for things beautiful, things with the added touch of sophistication and class will appreciate. Everything about this Hotel speaks of personal touch.... More

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Brisbane, Queensland
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251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I suspect that this property polarises traveller's view about it. Picking up the terminology of previous reviewers, Illyria House is most definitely a Grand Old Lady. It's really quite staggering, architecturally. Part colonial; part Greco/Roman; but definitely grand. And the furnishings are incredible too. But yes, she could do with a little TLC too - it must be murder to... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

You have to love a classic style to really appreciate the decor and atmosphere of this hotel. The service is very good albeit a bit slow. The Kenyan chef does everything to make the food the way you want it. The rooms are classic and beautifully decorated.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

As part of a 10 night trip to SA, my husband and I recently (30/04/14) needed to stay in Pretoria for 1 night after a trip on the wonderful Rovos Rail before flying on to a Safari. We asked Sandy at Rovos Rail if she could recommend anywhere and she gave us 3 choices. Following a bit of research we... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We celebrated my daughter's birthday at Illyria today and it was such a special blissful day, it will certainly be embedded in our hearts forever. We had a mommy and daughter hot stone massage, followed by a petit high tea. The food and service was exceptional and the staff was absolutely amazing. My daughter was treated like a princess and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This was our second visit to Illyria House. Some recent reviews have left us perplexed. Illyria House is very special. It is not like other hotels and guest houses we have stayed at. The house is full of antiques and - yes - it needs a bit of TLC. It is living history with some old fittings and so you... More

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Address: 327 Bourke Street | Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Illyria House 5*
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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 
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