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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 67 hotels in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Pretoria, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Where to begin.. I booked a night at Pretoria's best rated hotel on this website, something special for my partner's birthday. Or so I thought. I got a "cheap" deal on expedia (ZAR3000, about USD300). I asked on email to book a spa. I was told the spa had closed indefinitely. I asked for recommendations for spas in the area.... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I was panicking trying to find a night away in Pretoria for our Wedding Anniversary. We were so blessed to arrive here! Our overnight was more delightful than our own wedding. Every aspect of a dream night away! We were met by the staff and our very owner butler who saw to our every need. The Gardens are private and... More

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My grandmother turned 91 in December and I was looking for an intimate, beautiful experience for close family. From the moment I made first contact the service levels at Illyria House never seized to amaze me. Every staff member, from the manager who handled our reservation, to the warm, friendly and efficient butlers and waiters, treated us as if we... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Stayed over for one night this past weekend and everything about Illyria is magical. From the moment you walk through the gates it feels like you've been transported to a different world where you are the ruler and where Illyria is your palatial residence. The full body massage managed to transport us right back to our Thai honeymoon last year.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We decided to spend our family Christmas at Illyria House and could not have chosen a better venue!! From the beautiful antiques and furniture to the gourmet meals to the stunning gardens and the warm and caring staff (who are always willing to go the extra mile), this has been one of the most enjoyable stays! I will gladly recommend... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

With such high ratings on trip advisor we were expecting something really special, but unfortunately this was not the case. This is first time top on trip advisor for hotels has failed us. At first instance the place is much smaller and more run down than the photos indicate. Other than the main entrance halls - which are beautiful -... More

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Also Known As:
Illyria House Hotel Pretoria
Illyria House Hotel
Address: 327 Bourke Street | Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pretoria
#1 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Illyria House 5*
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 
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