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FIVE STAR PRETORIA HOTEL,
GAUTENG, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Illyria House is a gorgeous villa set in Jacaranda City, as Pretoria has come to be known. The gardens in which the villa is situated are alive with birdlife and thriving vegetation. These surrounds are the reason that Illyria House is often called "little paradise". Elegance and style are apparent from the moment our guests enter the wrought iron gates and are welcomed by distinguished butlers, who work discreetly to ensure that your every need is catered for as efficiently as possible.
Personalised service sets Illyria House apart as guests are assured that their expectation is met and exceeded in an intimate, hospitable environment. Old-world charm oozes from Illyria House as gusts enjoy the luxury of antique furniture, 17th Century tapestries, classical music and unrivalled cuisine. These features have combined to establishing Illyria House as a destination in itself, and a haven in which the discerning traveller escapes the frenzy of city living. In fact, Illyria House has accommodated royalty, heads of state and celebrities in style and discretion.
Guests are assigned a personal butler, who is responsible for organising historical tours, sports activities, country picnics, individualised shopping outings and transfers to attractions in the city and surrounding areas. Beauty treatments are a welcomed treat in the enchanting wellness spa in the secret garden, or in the comfort of the guest's own room.
|Because of the prime location of Illyria House, it is in the ideal location to be part of a full travel itinerary; combined, for example, with a luxury train ride, an authentic South African wildlife safari or an Indian Ocean island resort. Guests have often mentioned that their stay at Illyria House was the highlight of their trip to South Africa.
Illyria House is situated only 25 minutes' drive from Johannesburg's International O.R. Tambo Airport and 5 minutes' drive from Pretoria Railway Station, the ideal situation for access to nearby tourist attractions or meeting venues.
The six double suites ensure that guests are always pampered in intimate privacy. Each rooms is furnished in antique furniture and enjoy modern amenities such as air-conditioning, satellite television, a collection of videos and DVD's, a well-stocked fridge in the private bar and tea- and coffee-making facilities. The bathrooms are luxurious and guarantee a refreshing rejuvenation after a buy day spent exploring Pretoria and Johannesburg.
Illyria House enjoyed the privilege of appearing on the prestigious first page of the Marie Claire magazine in an article that paid heed to the seven most exclusive hotels in Southern Africa. Illyria House was also selected by the Conde Nast House & Garden as the most outstanding accommodation establishment in Pretoria, and congratulated by Getaway magazine as the most romantic spot for Valentines getaways in South Africa. Illyria House has also been recognised by a national broadcasting company as the winner on a programme identifying the ten most beautiful honeymoon suites in South Africa, and included in "Best Hotels of the World" by Sven Fritsche. The 2006 Getaway included Illyria House on their "1001 places to see before you die" list. Illyria House was also nominated by 50 leading travel industry consultants for the "World Luxury Hotel Awards" Finalist in the category "Luxury Romantic Hotel" 2007. With accolades like these, you as a guest can be assured a luxurious, comfortable stay.
The wide variety of meals and cuisine makes for an interesting dining experience. All dishes are freshly prepared by qualified chefs, and customised menus are available, on request. With enough notice time, anything from Japanese Sushi to French Onion Soup or Macrobiotic Meals can be prepared. The extensive winelist boasts South African wines, all available in the on-site cellar. These wines are designed to compliment menu items.
Because of the rich cultural heritage of Pretoria, or Jacaranda City, many historical attractions and cultural attractions exist for the traveller.
Alternatively, guests are encouraged to take advantage of the various nature-, outdoor- and sports- activities in the area.
For the avid shopper, customised guided shopping tours are arranged by Illyria House.
Aquarius Wellness Spa
The Wellness Spa at Illyria House offers a range of invigorating or soothing treatments, including Full Body Massages, Reflexology, Hot Stone Massages and a cleansing Manual Lymph Drainage Massage.
For a luxurious treat, pamper yourself with a manicure, pedicure, facial and wax. Specialised treatments are designed for men to enjoy as well, including a full body wax.
Body wraps and slimming treatments include the Cryomodelage Body Wrap Treatment, which aids in the visible loss of centimetres, and the firming of the skin.
Aquarius provides an idyllic setting in which to rejuvenate one's body and mind under the gentle hands of a professional.
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