From what I can tell, the only reason this hotel stays in business is because Pretoria is a convenient lay-over town for people travelling on safari and it's really the only game in town so tour companies book their clients there. We arrived very late (9pm) because our train was delayed, we're asked if we wanted lobster, beef or pork. We should have asked to see a menu but were very tired and figured how bad could it be. $171.00 US currency that's how bad! We accidently broke one of the glass shelves in the bathroom (it was located very close to the sink). They wanted to charge us over $85 for a stupid piece of glass! Finally we needed a ride to the bank the morning we were departing so one of the butlers drove us several miles to nearby shopping center and they charged for that too! The owner knows she has a captive audience and charges accordingly. I don't know why some people gave this place a high marks unless they enjoy being ripped off and don't travel often. This hotel is a trap, don't go!!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Illyria House Hotel Pretoria