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Illyria House

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327 Bourke Street Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0002 South Africa
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#11 of 100 hotels in Pretoria
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.
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327 Bourke Street Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0002 South Africa
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Jacqui R wrote a review Dec 2020
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Illyria House is scary. We were welcomed by a gentleman that was not presentable to be welcoming guests, with shorts, flops and a not so clean t-shirt. Pulling into the driveway, you see cars that seem to be permanently stationed and are not road worthy. We were five friends that booked for messages at the establishment. All facilities were dirty, dark and dingy. We decided to cancel our treatments based on the look of the surroundings. We have been asking for a refund to date. None of the phone numbers listed on the website or email signature work. Scary that what is classified to be a boutique hotel operates under such appalling standards.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sherpa248130 wrote a review Mar 2020
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The most Instagramable location: fantastic Victorian architecture, beautiful garden! top notch food. I really enjoyed my stay here, the hotel owner is the nicest and most caring lady - I left earrings in the room after checkout, she made sure they return back to me!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Carl wrote a review Mar 2020
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On arrival, we were warmly welcomed by Gerald, who offered us a refreshing drink, we were a given a choice of enjoying our anniversary dinner in an intimate wine cellar or on a Colonial verandah that evokes memories of a bygone era. The table settings were neatly appointed, with King's pattern cutlery. Our dinner was cooked to perfection and our dessert was a decadent experience. A special thank you to Marietjie and her dedicated team for a memorable evening. Definitely worth a visit! Highly recommended for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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deeeeMidlands wrote a review Feb 2020
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Stayed here only 1 night as we were to go on The Rovos Rail the next morning. Waited a good hour to check in ....we were given the menu to choose our food for dinner ....this was at 3.30 pm . We were getting tired of waiting to be shown to our room as we had traveled all morning and wanted a short nap. Eventually we were shown a room 1 floor up in a corner which had a bed this room led to another which had another bed then a bathroom...this meant we were to sleep separately as the beds were too small for 2 to sleep. Anyway by now it was nearly 5 pm & we had ordered dinner for 7pm as we wanted an early night ...! We were down just before 7 to order wine or have a drink before dinner. We ordered wine waited a good 40 mins for starters which were okay nothing exciting. Main course of course took another 1 hour to come water that we requested never arrived. My husband had the beef which was simply inedible mine was also just okay so we sent his beef back and we agreed that we’ll have bread and go to bed . Which we did end up doing . Another table next to us seemed to have the same problem as there was a lot of waiting and arguments from that table. We left to go to sleep snacking on the cereal bars we carry for emergencies. The beds were the worst we have slept in a very very long time . Mine creaked at the slightest movement and my husbands was very uncomfortable. So we couldn’t sleep all night . Breakfast was the same nightmare experience..... we did not order anything apart from bread and tea ate it registered our disappointing experience and left. Would definitely not recommend this venue .
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Date of stay: January 2020
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nkosinathi27 wrote a review Jan 2020
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I loved everything about my visit there,the staff,decor,food not to mention the ambiance 👌🏾.I would suggest that one is given the opportunity to order on the day of arrival but all in all It was like being in a dream
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Frequently Asked Questions about Illyria House
What are some of the property amenities at Illyria House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Illyria House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Illyria House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Illyria House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Illyria House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Illyria House, Del Forno Groenkloof, and Summit Grill and Skybar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Illyria House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Illyria House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Illyria House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Illyria House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Illyria House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Illyria House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Union Buildings (2.5 km), Sammy Marks House (2.6 km), and Melrose House (1.6 km).