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Illyria House

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   327 Bourke Street | Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 66 hotels in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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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5 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Absolutely Astonishing Wedding Experience. World Class fit for a King - The Service, Personal Touches and Most unique Venue is unrivaled. I cannot thank you enough for creating and executing the most wonderful day of my life. I am forever grateful. Already booked another event. I even trusted staff with over R200 000 's valuables in my room! Staff at... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

No wonder it boasts a guest-list that includes Nelson Mandela and European royalty I wish that I could claim that I am used to the opulence and grandeur of what must be one of the most singular places in the world. My wife and mother celebrate their birthdays on the same day and Illyria agreed to host the event for... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Illyria. Staff is very professional and friendly. The food was amazing. They really went out of their way to treat us. This boutique hotel has a very romantic feel, in a beautiful setting. Will definitely recommend Illyria for a special occasion or an overnight stay treat. We will definitely be back. Thank you... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We went there for my birthday which was suppose to be a special occasion but we were utterly disappointed with our experience there. Our room was in the back yard, with two separate beds in separate rooms. The only nice part of the room was the bathroom, which had a door leading to a broken down jacuzzi and looked like... 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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