“If music be the food of love, play on…”

Shakespeare used ancient Illyria, presently known as Albania as the enchanted setting for his play, “Twelfth Night”. Everyone in this tranquil paradise is in love, even the King.
Indulge yourself for a moment in the splendor of Illyria House, our celebration of elegant and romantic living, of love and happiness, of music, beauty and poetry… in our new home, Africa.

About Illyria House

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 and 17th century tapestries an enchanting and unique colonial lifestyle experience, complete with white-gloved butlers and a resident duck family, unfolds.

Accolades

Ever since the day Illyria House has been founded, they have been known as one of the most luxurious and exclusive hotels in Pretoria, and South Africa. Below are some of the awards have been received since 2000.

1

2000

Condé Nast House & Garden
Commended by Condé Nast House & Garden as the most outstanding accommodation establishment in Pretoria.
2

2002

Marie Claire
Included as one of the seven “Most Exclusive Hotels in South Africa”
3

2003

Getaway
Applauded as the “Most Romantic Spot in South Africa”

Selected by the South African National Broadcasting Corporation as having the No 1 Honeymoon Suite in the country

Sven Fritsche
Included in Best Hotels of the World by Sven Fritsche

Nominated by 50 leading travel industry consultants as an entrant for the World Luxury Hotel Awards

4

2006 / 2007

Listed in “1001 Places to see before you die”
5

2007 & 2008

Finalist in the category “Most Romantic Hotel”

The Dream Destination Edition
Included in “Villas and Luxury Hotels South Africa”

6

2008 / 2009

Appointed as one of the “Best 100 Spas in Africa”
7

2012

Tripadvisor
Chosen as the Number One Hotel for Business Romance and Families

Coffee Table Magazine for the finer things in Life
Included in “Opulent Living” Volume 1 African Dream

8

2013

Tripadvisor
Best Hotel in Pretoria as well as the Best Hotel for Romance and Families

Coffee Table Magazine for the finer things in Life
Included in “Opulent Living” Volume 1 African Dream

9

2013 / 2014

PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Overall Winner Boutique Hotel
10

2014

Accolade Business Spain
11

2016

Tripadvisor
Certificate of excellence
12

2019

Lilizela Service Excellence Award
Runner Up in the 5 star Boutique Hotel category

Location

Illyria House is located between Pretoria and Johannesburg, with easy access to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport (about 25 minutes away), Pretoria’s Gautrain Station (about 5 minutes away) and many more amenities.

  • O.R. Tambo International Airport – 47.1 km
  • Pretoria Gautrain Station – 2.7 km
  • Voortrekker Monument – 6.8 km
  • Railway Street – 4.5 km
  • Loftus Versfeld – 3.1 km
  • Wanderers Stadium – 49.7 km
  • Supersport Park – 13.8 km
  • UNITAS Hospital – 10.3 km
  • Union Buildings – 3.9 km
  • Pretoria National Zoological Gardens of South Africa – 5.2 km

Brilliant service, excellent food and great spa treatments.