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Illyria House

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327 Bourke Street | Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was recommended to have a full body (excluding neck area) deep tissue massage following disc replacements in my neck 3 years ago. I made an appointment at Illyria Spa and added a foot reflexology massage. It was the best deep tissue I have to say I have ever had. I have had many in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at Illyria House, prior to our journey with Rovos Rail. We were welcomed at the door by a friendly butler who lead us through the iron gates to the magnificent lobby of Illyria House. After the check in we were escorted to the magnificent gardens where we could relax for a few minutes, waiting for our... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just what I needed!!! I took mys sisters and niece to the house and we had a fantastic day. We had only planned to be there for only half a day but ended spending the rest of day there because it was so tranquil and relaxing. Apart from the beautiful abstract vintage art and design of the house, we were... More 

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Pretoriua
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a high tea at Illyria House in April 2015 and found it to be lacking in "good high tea style" The scones were very dry and the service was not great. I also found the décor to be in need of attention.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We went for massages and pedicures. The one massage therapist showed up thirty minutes late; the massages were more like irritating rubs and the pedicure was PATHETIC. They didn't have supplies including polish remover so I got a very lame foot massage but they still charged me for the full pedicure. The grounds and pool are tired and need more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Grand, spacious building. The terrace where we ate all our meals overlooked a tree/shrub oasis of a garden. It was like moving into someone's large house with personalised fittings and knickknacks everywhere. A slightly old-worldly colonial feel about the interior. Very warm and friendly welcome, stay and departure. Wonderful owner/manager and staff who could not do enough for us. Would... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

What an amazing, tranquil place with beautiful lush gardens. Once you step inside, you are transported to another era.... I couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to celebrate my birthday with friends. We were served tea and coffee in beautiful silverware and the scones with jam and fluffy whipped cream were just heavenly! Staff were very efficient and... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I bought a groupon for a friend and myself, expecting a nice petit tea. This was the special: Choose between these options: Scones and Cheese, Butter, Cream and Jam with Tea or Coffee A selection of three Friandises with Tea or Coffee. Friandises are a mixture of savoury and sweet treats I was visibly shocked to see the size of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We spent 3 nights at Illyria House. We found we had a fantastic room, very attentive staff and good food. We did however find it a bit sterile and lacking in atmosphere but this may have been because the hotel was empty and we were the only ones there at breakfast and at dinner. Also, having to order our dinner... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I was not sure what to expect as we arrived at Illyria House but what we found was beyond all expectations. This is not an average hotel. The facilities are from another era but work well for the 21st century. It was a stay of rest and calm. The staff managed everything for us from taxis to city tours to... More 

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