About Illyria House
The serene beauty of Illyria House has always been an irresistible attraction to all lovers of fine things. An enchanting colonial lifestyle unfolds against the backdrop of classical music, fine antiques, 17th century tapestries, white-gloved butlers and a resident duck family.
A magnificent colonial manor with sweeping views across the treetops of the historical Jacaranda City is set in tranquil gardens abundant with birds. It is no wonder that Illyria House is often referred to as a ‘little paradise’.
Secluded, yet centrally located, a stay at Illyria House is ideal in combination with a luxury rail journey, wildlife safari or Indian Ocean Island retreat. It holds the promise to add an unforgettable authentic experience in Colonial African hospitality.
White gloved butlers, discreetly working their magic to please, provide an unrivaled personalized service. Services rendered by your butler include organizing historical tours, sport activities, country picnics, individualized shopping outings and transfers to attractions in the city and surrounding areas.
Illyria House has six luxury suites and seven classic suites.
Selected by the South African National Broadcasting Corporation as the No 1 Honeymoon Suite in South Africa, the Catharina Suite is beautifully furnished with French antique furniture including a king sized bed. The suite also comprises of a separate dressing room, a private office and a furnished balcony complete with recliners, table and chairs overlooking the tranquil garden.
The other luxury suites at Illyria House are also furnished with antiques. All the luxury suites at Illyria House have a separate refreshment area, stocked wet mini bar as well as coffee and tea making facilities. In-room amenities include air conditioning, remote-controlled satellite television, telephone, a hairdryer, dressing gowns and slippers. All luxury suites boast an en-suite bathroom with a vintage bath tub on lion paw feet and separate shower. The wide selection of toiletries in the bathrooms, including rose buds, candles and incense, promises a pampering and relaxing experience.
The new Illyria Hideaway comprises of six classical suites. Nestled in lush Japanese-style gardens, Illyria Hideaway provides complete privacy.
Illyria Hideaway exudes a simplistic Eastern elegance. Illyria Hideaway is refreshingly unique and completely different to Illyria House but shares the same exceptional luxurious ambience. Illyria Hideaway is a ground-floor property separated from Illyria House by gardens, heated outdoor pool and summer houses.
All services including meals will be provided at Illyria House. Illyria Hideaway boasts a private pool with recliners. A business centre will provide guests with photocopying and fax facilities and will be manned by a member of staff. Guests will enjoy wireless Internet connectivity. A communal lounge area will offer guests travelling in small groups a social environment to share their day’s experiences.
Guests can enjoy refreshments in a kitchenette.
Illyria Hideaway is recommended for small groups, corporate and /or VIP guests who need complete privacy
Guests may enjoy beauty treatments in the magical wellness spa in the Secret Garden or in the privacy of their rooms.
• Luxury Spa
• Secure Parking
• Internet Access
We have conference packages for full-day and half-day conferences. We can accommodate 5-20 guests for a conference in the Banquet Hall while 50-70 guests can be accommodated in the Grand Hall. Renting of additional equipment such as screens, flip charts and projectors can be sourced at an additional charge.