The intimacy and exclusivity of only six double suites awaits you at Illyria House in Pretoria, the melting pot of South Africa’s political and cultural history. It offers a colonial lifestyle, with every room decorated in grand old fashion with dark wood antiques, elegant drapes and fine linen. Your personal, white-gloved butler will show you to your room on arrival and explain your evening's entertainment and dining menu. This exceptional standard of service will continue throughout your stay, whether you pop in for a night or, seduced by the ample charms of the grande olde dame of a hotel, stay for an extended period.
The bathrooms promise an indulging and relaxing experience and opulence abounds even here! If you feel like retaining the undisturbed intimacy of your room then have the masseuse come to you or simply head over to the spa for your relaxing treatment. Meals at Illyria house are sumptuous decedant feasts, prepared when you require or at set times. The kingdom of Illyria, created by William Shakespeare for his play "Twelfth Night" was a magical place of beauty, lyrical music and romance, Illyria House lives up to the ideal!
The Illyria HideAway is a new extension to Illyria House, offering weary souls a holistic retreat. The HideAway Classic suites are decorated in Oriental style and surrounded by a tranquil Japanese garden. The luxury Spa offers rejuvenating treatments. llyria House is the choice venue for any special occasion, including weddings, picnics, high teas, light lunches, cocktail functions and formal banquettes.
Rovos Rail runs a number of luxurious rail journeys from their own private railway station on the outskirts of Pretoria and their services are well complemented by those on offer at Illyria House. We reccommend combining a stay at Illyria house with an indulgent luxury train journey or vice versa. You could travel to Cape Town, Namibia or even Dar es Salaam. For more information on the luxury Rovos Rail journeys, see our Rovos Rail section.