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Illyria House

327 Bourke Street Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0002 South Africa
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch, Xhosa and 1 more
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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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Date of stay: January 2020
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Norman Vickers wrote a review Dec 2019
Trollhattan, Sweden18 contributions37 helpful votes
It was like stepping back in time to the days of elegant travel! The house is an elegant turn of the century style edifice with lovely wood floors and antiques furnishings. The rooms are spacious and charming! The staff made all the difference! Foster, Remi and Johannes took such good care of us during our stay and were very courteous. Annie and the staff in the kitchen did a marvelous job with the meals! Our Christmas Eve dinner was a culinary delight! We highly recommend this hotel to visitors to Pretoria looking for a touch of old world charm!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Schantell E, Guest Relations Manager at Illyria House
Responded 04 Jan 2020
Best Norman, Thank you, thank you, thank you for this wonderful review! What a delight it is to read that you had such a great stay with us over Christmas, it was an absolute pleasure hosting your lovely family. Furthermore, we are thrilled to read that our facilities met and exceeded your expectations - from the furnishing and decor to our individually decorated rooms and service from our personnel. We will be sure to pass along the wonderful compliments to our staff, we know they will appreciate it dearly. We look forward to your next visit and hopefully you get to stay more than one evening. Best wishes and kindest regards, Illyria House
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The Boiss wrote a review Dec 2019
Paris, France433 contributions220 helpful votes
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This place photographs well, but it’s very creepy and run down. Like staying with The Addams Family. Hideous Victorian decor, very uncomfortable beds. We waited an hour to check in, and another hour for our meal. The only redeeming features: the two overworked guys on staff couldn’t be nicer, and the lobster from Mozambique was delicious. When I asked what wines they had by the glass, they pulled out one bottle out of the closet. I asked it it has been opened today, and they said “no, yesterday.” So much for sampling great South African wines... 😂😂😂
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Diana M wrote a review Dec 2019
Chisinau, Moldova1 contribution
It was a pleasure to stay at Illyria Hotel in Pretoria. A lovely place with friendly people and nice host. The best food made with care for guests on special recipes. The hotel ambiance is so pleasant, green, fantastic museum design, classic music and full of history style. I enjoyed the time spent at Illyria and wish to go back there again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Schantell E, Guest Relations Manager at Illyria House
Responded 17 Dec 2019
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your amazing feedback, we dearly appreciate it! We are thrilled to read that everything met with your expectations and that you had a lovely stay with us! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Warm regards, Illyria House
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ekriel8 wrote a review Dec 2019
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Everything was wonderful, food , treatments, all of it. Lovely area and facilities. The food was delicious and service excellent. The therapists doing treatments were wonderful, the facilities were excellent, especially the sauna. Liked the room with own bathroom and the two bed option
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Schantell E, Guest Relations Manager at Illyria House
Responded 09 Dec 2019
Good day Thank you for taking the time to give us your lovely feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the stay and found everything wonderful. The gardens are indeed beautiful and a delight for the eye. Our Spa is lovely and the ladies make each guest feel at home. We do hope to welcome you back soon. warm regards
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Emile B wrote a review Dec 2019
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Thanks a million for an ABSOLUTELY AWESOME stay at your most beautiful antique venuel. The atmosphere is so romantic, the hospitality friendly and the food absolutely DELICIOUS. Thanks for being the cherry on my very special B-day surprise. It was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Lots of love Emile & Muranda-Lynn
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Schantell E, Guest Relations Manager at Illyria House
Responded 02 Dec 2019
Good day Emile and Muranda-Lynn Thank you for your lovely 5-star review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and had the true experience that Illyria has to offer. We do hope to welcome you back soon. warm regards
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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, Summit Grill and Skybar, and Fortune Dragon.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Illyria House offers airport transportation 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).