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Illyria House

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thank you to Illyria's house staff that made my birthday weekend so special. They were so friendly and helpful with beautiful warm smiles all weekend round. Loved the beautiful classical music in the foyer and swimming pool area. Stunning views of the garden and the ducks. The fine dining experience and waiters were superb. I can highly recommend the crayfish.... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed over for the night. the service was outstanding. very friendly and helpful. they inform you of every thing and the butler was available al the time. breakfast was very good and private. what a beautiful place. we was in Salome and that was on the end quiet and no disturbance.

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1 Thank cobusTheunissen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My choice for business visits. I like "coming home" to an authentic environment. Real furniture, real food, real people. I like it that I am greeted by name. I like the eccentricities of the establishment.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Illyria House,my favorite tranquil retreat in Pretoria. The massages,food,decor,gardens and staff always there for me in all its exquisite splendor. The service was very good,very nice area and good stuff all around. Thank you Dawn Dreyer

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I was fortunate enough to spend rather relaxing Sunday afternoon at Illyria House, a true gem tucked in the jacaranda lined neighborhood of Muckleneuk. I dined on a delicious salad, that was bright and vibrant in both taste and presentation. I also had the opportunity to use the hotel’s exclusive spa facilities, with a massage that practically sent me to... More 

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pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

I went to Illyria for a lazy Sunday lunch which turned into a whole day of hedonistic pampering. Request Maria for your massage if you want the best massage ever. The pool we enjoyed after the massage was exactly the right temperature of balmy

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

It the the worst service I have ever received in 5 star hotel. We have paid money in advance by bank transfer, after it we had to cancel two nights.. and in accordance with the cancellation policy they promised to return the amount to our bank account after check out. So 3 weeks past, and the director of this hotel... More 

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had one night here and the whole experience was odd and not 5 star quality. We were picked up from the airport by the hotel in a car that had seen better days, was dirty inside and lacked air conditioning. On arrival at the hotel the driver could not get anyone to open the hotel's gates so we had... More 

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

What a magical place!!!! A spectacular venue with very friendly staff and service! Fit for royalty.......The hotel is furnished with precious victorian furniture, and the detail of the decor is exquisite!. The outside patio and swimming pool areas with the Romeo and Juliet balconies were perfect for the photoshoot. Thank you to everyone who made the stay special. So glad... More 

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Pretoria
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a magnificent theatrical setting for those who enjoy the finer things in life. The staff are helpful and friendly and the rooms are spacious. The common areas are spectacular with beautiful garden and pool.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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Illyria House
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Cuisines: European
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about Illyria House

Address: 327 Bourke Street | Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Price Range: £104 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Illyria House 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Illyria House Hotel Pretoria
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Pretoria
#2 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pretoria
#10 Business Hotel in Pretoria
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 of 5 bubbles cobusTheunissen, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms off the inner court yard is especially private if you want privacy and no noise.”
 of 5 bubbles annali9, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't go unless only stay in the main house, hence the differing reviews. Classic rooms are shocking. Food dismal and overpriced. Eat out.”
 of 5 bubbles 883janel, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Order your food before hand. I got this tip from another review. Not sure if it is the norm to order like.”
 of 5 bubbles 38travisc, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room with the two double beds and the small lounge.”
 of 5 bubbles R5481WHsusand, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
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