Illyria House

327 Bourke Street, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
+27 123 445 193

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Illyria House - Pretoria, South Africa
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Distance to city centre 2,8 km
Location rating 8,6
Nearest airport Johannesburg OR Tambo
Distance to airport 41,1 km


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  • Excellent
    Mar 2020

    One of the most beautiful Victorian buildings I stayed in

    The hotel owner and stuff are extremely nice, the food is great, every small detail in decoration (incl music!) is so so lovely

  • Okay
    Mar 2020

    This place surprised me: it is really difficult to describe. Not sure it was what I was expecting. Very unique, renovated Edwardian meets Bohemian meets Colonial. Kudos for the unconventional deco, overload of antiques, Belgian carpets/tapestry on the walls and quaint dinning room area on the veranda overlooking a green garden with a "queens tea party" chaise lounge. The room(s) was really big with a large "grandma's old feather bed" and loads of feathered pillows and cushions. The TV is situated in a cupboard pretending to be a mirror, A very large bedroom with double doors leading onto a communal veranda, crazy chandeliers, two occasional chairs with a coffee table with two dainty port glasses and a port decanter, plus a Victorian lounger. A kitchen with fridge, glasses and two porcelain tea cups (pinky in the air, type) leads of the bedroom. It also has double doors leading onto the communal veranda. Another set of doors leads into a small study and yet another set of doors leads into a walk in closet and a a very large bathroom all in white, with the bath situated in the middle of the floor and the nice size shower built into the wall, double vanities and a bidet. The curtains are unique lace over 100% light blocker. According to the Butler this room is the preferred suite for honeymooners. The staff were trying to be helpful but the poor folk had long ways to walk up and down marble stairs.

    Having said all of the above, there was no hot water in the evening. I had asked for "no feather products" to be in the room as I get an allergic reaction. There were a LOT of feathers resulting in no sleep. As quaint as Grandma's bed was, it was just too soft and feather pillows are really uncomfortable. It seems that appearance is more important than real comfort. The duvets (2) were thick (full of feathers) and hot and cumbersome. But they looked very nice. For the price I would have expected a hairdryer and some soap. I did find the shampoo (I think) but is was not labelled so its anyone's guess. The deco in the whole house was a little "haunted house" type in a way whilst the floors creaked and the doors squeaked at opportune moments. I think the grand piano in the communal lounge was playing by itself (???)......

  • Good
    Feb 2020

    Great location,the staff was great, good value for money.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    Truly Pretoria's best kept secret! Timeless antiques, grandeur and lavishness in every room and on the grounds! Excellent service, friendly and attentive staff. A must visit

    No in-room phone to call for room service, although they do provide room service.

  • Okay
    Dec 2019

    The breakfast was delicious, and the staff was friendly.

    Paid 2100 for one night. The decoder wasn't working, the bed springs are worn out and make one hell of a noise. We found bottle lids under the bed. The pool and jacuzzi were dirty.

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With a stay at Illyria House, you'll be centrally located in Pretoria, a 4-minute drive from UNISA and 11 minutes from Voortrekker Monument. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,2 Excellent

based on 167 reviews









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  • Beautiful architecture
  • Stylish hotel
  • Nice building

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Free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Business centre
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Outdoor pool
Express check out
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Free parking
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Cable or satellite TV
Pets not allowed
Free valet parking
Wedding services
Babysitting or child care
Currency exchange on-site
Beauty salon

FAQs when booking at Illyria House

Where is Illyria House located?

Illyria House is located at 327 Bourke Street, 2,8 km from the centre of Pretoria. Breytenbach Theatre is the closest landmark to Illyria House.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Illyria House?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Illyria House.

Does Illyria House offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Illyria House offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Illyria House offer free parking?

Yes, Illyria House offers free parking.

Does Illyria House offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Illyria House does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Illyria House from the airport?

Illyria House is 12,5 km from Pretoria Wonderboom Apt.. Illyria House is 34 km from Johannesburg Lanseria.

Can you bring pets to Illyria House?

No, pets are not allowed at Illyria House.

Does Illyria House have a pool?

Yes, Illyria House has a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Breytenbach Theatre 1,4 km
  • Freedom Park 1,6 km
  • Pretoria Art Museum 2 km
  • Transvaal Museum 2,1 km
  • Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary 2,2 km
  • State Theatre 2,3 km

Getting around

Pretoria Wonderboom Apt. 12,5 km
Johannesburg Lanseria 34 km

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