Illyria House Muckleneuk, 5 Star Hotel Accommodation in Pretoria, Gauteng
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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.

Illyria HideAway
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

Spa treatments

Guests may enjoy beauty treatments in the magical wellness spa in the Secret Garden or in the privacy of their rooms.


• Luxury Spa
• Lounge
• Pool
• Sauna
• Jacuzzi
• Laundry
• Secure Parking
• Internet Access
• Garden

Conference Facilities

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.

Features you'll appreciate

only available in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Video player

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Foreign exchange desk
  • Garden(s)
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (garage)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Roof deck
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Secretarial services
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Chapel
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Decorating
  • Exhibition space
  • Gazebo
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Secretarial services

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

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Luxury Illyria House Suites

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.

Qty: 6
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Classic Illyria Hideaway Rooms

Basic bedroom with en-suite bathroom situated in the Illyria Hide Away on the far side of the pool and garden a few flights of stairs below the Main House, which we call Illyria House.

Qty: 6
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

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Need to Know

Response timeIllyria House typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)OR Tambo International - 41.2km
Lanseria Airport - 50.5km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since July 2011

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