Ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom Canada
Outstanding experiencePosted Jan 17, 2015
Yes the facilities are a little dated but that is all part of the charm. The personal attention is amazing. Like a remnant from another era. The hot tub, pool, private patio with table where you can eat or lounge....how romantic! The food was amazing....both dinner and breakfast. Treat yourself. You will not be disappointed.
for Couplesby Phillipfrom Sydney
An absolute must to stay!Posted Dec 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
The accomodation was amazing, nothing else like this in Pretoria. Beautiful historical house with the warmth of home. Our hosts were exceptional so helpful and interesting, nothing was too much trouble. The food was to die for, I had the lobster and although I had had lobster many times this was unbelievable. I have travelled the world and stayed in many different places but this place was the best!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Unglaublich !Posted Dec 3, 2014
Pros: Die Einrichtung und der Service
Location: Gute Lage um Johannesburg oder Pretoria zu besuchen. Auch gute Ausgangsbasis für den Krüger Park.
Das Illyria Haus war ein Erlebnis. Toller Service, tolle Zimmer und die Zeit scheint einfach stehen geblieben zu sein. Jedoch im positiven Sinn. Erholung pur mit einer unglaublich charmanten Besitzerin, die sich gut auskennt und Ihre Stadt liebt. Das merkt man bei der sehr persönlichen Stadtführung.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom UK
Unique and wonderfulPosted Nov 29, 2014
Superb service in a uniquely charming hotel - strongly recommended.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 4, 2014 on Hotels.com
for Getaway With Friendsby Richard Reibmanfrom USA
Elderly beautyPosted Sep 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
Extremely attentive service and very good food. But the rooms need a good cleaning and freshening. Overall a memorable experience.
for Everyoneby Anettefrom California
Wonderful staff at Illyria HousePosted Mar 11, 2014
Pros: Great service!
Cons: It would have been great to be able to put suitcases on a stand and not on the floor.
We met with Patient and Johannes who work at this guest house. Their service were wonderful and the food was great. This is truly a gem. We have enjoyed our stay here so much. Will definitely come back!
for Personal Eventby Barroo Albert
Posted Mar 3, 2014 on Hotels.com
for Everyoneby Sean
Spectacular!!Posted Feb 19, 2014
What an amazing period property. Opulance is the best way to describe this guest house. The owner was extremely welcoming making sure that we were well looked after. This was not necessary as the staff were superb but here intentions were much appreciated. I cannot recommend this destination more as a wonderful environment and amazing value for money. I for one will not hesitate to return.
by A verified travelerfrom London
A great idea but needs significant investmentPosted Jan 4, 2014
Cons: Major investment all round
Location: Inside is quiet but not the greatest area of town.
With such high ratings on expedia and trip advisor we were expecting something really special, but unfortunately this was not the case. At first instance the place is much smaller and more run down than the photos indicate. Other than the main entrance halls - which are beautiful - the house is in serious need of investment and a tidy up. Also the beds desperately need replaced / repaired - lumpy and squeaky - making for a poor nights sleep. The only real highlight for us was the breakfast - good food, garden view and service. This place has potential but is certainly not 5 stars - I would say more 3 stars and a little run down.