Illyria House is an exclusive hotel located just 25 minutes' drive from OR Tambo International Airport. The hotel is well-respected and has been included in many internationally recognised publications, including 'Best Hotels of the World' by Sven Fritsche. The Victorian-style hotel has only 6 double suites making it perfect for honeymoons or romantic getaways.

Take a refreshing dip in the gorgeous full-length pool with underwater music, or visit the fantastic Wellness Spa in a secret fairytale garden, providing indulgent pampering treatments for the whole family. Head out to explore all that Pretoria and the surrounding area has to offer, including golf courses, hot-air balloon trips, hiking trails, cultural excursions, and various museums and galleries.


  • Overlooking Pretoria's beautiful Jacarandas
  • Personal service from owner-manager
  • Featured in 'Best Hotels of the World' by Sven Fritsche
  • Large swimming pool with underwater music
  • Romantic fairytale gardens
  • Excellent dining

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Illyria House can assist you in planning a variety of tours and excursions to explore the city and its surrounding areas.

If you prefer to spend your free time at Illyria House - visit the Wellness Spa - where you can enjoy a range of pampering treatments in a fairytale setting.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Laundry service
    Secure Parking


Meals at Illyria House are fresh and expertly prepared, bringing you classic menus ranging from Japanese sushi to French cuisine, and even macrobiotic meals if required. All meals can be paired with exceptional fine South African wine. Dinner is a romantic affair featuring superb cuisine and sparkling wine, with the added romance of candle light and piano music.

Standard Room

Illyria offers six double suites that feature antique furniture, king- or queen-size beds and cotton linen. The suites are fully-equipped with air conditioning, private bathrooms, and luxury amenities such as satellite TV, a mini bar, plush dressing gowns and slippers.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    DVD player
    En-suite bathroom
    Mini bar
    Tea & coffee-making facilities


  • Day tours
  • Picnics
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $165 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Exclusive Use Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Our stay at Illyria House was great as a resting place before the train trip. We enjoyed a piano recital in the evening and some very good food.

    Chris Carter, February 2009
  • We loved our stay (but it was too short) at Illyria House with our wonderful butler Johannes - but there is never enough time to do all the things that you want to do.

    Robina Bamforth, September 2008

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Ramona Cilliers

Ramona Cilliers

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"Charming manor house celebrating elegance and a bygone era with antique furnishings and outstanding hospitality. A really lovely experience."



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Our stay at Illyria House was great as a resting place before the train trip. We enjoyed a piano recital in the evening and some very good food.

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