Brilliant Boutique Hotels in Pretoria

Do you love living in trendy luxury which hasn’t fallen victim to the sameness of franchise hotels? Same. Whether you are visiting the capital city or simply want to escape the confines of your living room for the night, you should definitely consider Pretoria’s hip Boutique Hotel scene in your quest for lodging. Let’s look at some of the best Boutique Hotels in Pretoria.

Village Ridge Boutique Hotel

You will find this beautiful 5-star venue in the quiet, green streets of Groenkloof. The grounds are well-kept, and the rooms are beautiful. The friendly and accommodating staff do their best to make you feel comfortable.

The Village Ridge Boutique Hotel offers a lovely vegetarian-friendly restaurant called the Spicy Olive Indian that serves up excellent Indian cuisine that includes some delectable curries and samosas. There is an additional restaurant, Iskia by Alfies, right next door where you can enjoy delicious Italian food while surrounded by beautiful fairy lights. The hotel offers a shuttle service if you wish to explore other places in Pretoria.

If you want to relax, you let your troubles melt away with a relaxing day at the spa – there’s an array of spa treatments to choose from, so you can get what you need. Here on business? The Village Ridge Boutique Hotel allows guests to access the VR Lounge free of charge, where you can enjoy the serene atmosphere while you work, along with complimentary wifi, refreshments, and snacks.

For more information and bookings, checkout out The Village Ridge Boutique Hotel’s website,  call 012 460 4900, or e-mail at reception@villageridge.co.za.

Address: Cnr. Main & Melk Str, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria, Gauteng

131 on Herbert Boutique Hotel

This private luxury boutique hotel offers a first-class experience to visitors. You will find this gem nestled on the famous Herbert Baker Street in Groenkloof, close to the Groenkloof Nature Reserve. The hotel offers a beautiful panoramic 180-degree view of the capital, allowing for beautiful, relaxing sunsets. With only nine luxury guest rooms, the hotel maintains an air of tranquillity and attention to detail. The grounds are beautifully kept, making it the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner or a high tea (for which booking is essential).

The hotel’s exclusive Ristorante Grissini, with its gourmet meals and first-class drinks menu, is open daily. As a guest, you are treated to a full English and continental breakfast each morning, and it is included in your room rate, so enjoy! If you don’t feel like heading down to the restaurant, you can opt to enjoy a private, al fresco meal on the balcony or terrace of your room.

131 on Herbert Boutique Hotel offers the best in luxury leisure and business. Whether you want to lounge by the lovely swimming pool or host a meeting in their boardroom, you will do it in style at this beautiful luxury location.

If you want to make a booking or learn more about the 131 on Herbert Boutique Hotel, visit their website, call +27 12 751 2070, or e-mail info@131.co.za.

Address: 131 Herbert Baker St, Groenkloof, Pretoria

Menlyn Boutique Hotel and Spa

If you are looking for a Boutique Hotel that combines luxury, tranquillity, and art, while being a stone’s throw to Pretoria’s ‘epicentre’ of entertainment, Menlyn Boutique Hotel is the place you’ve been searching for.

You can enjoy a welcoming drink upon check-in to start the experience off right. Menlyn Boutique Hotel will cater to your needs with their friendly and efficient staff and superbly comfortable rooms.

When hunger strikes, you can enjoy their upscale fine-dining restaurant, The Black Bamboo. This restaurant is popular amongst Pretorians and has become a go-to spot for a lovely dinner. The Black Bamboo offers the very best of South African fine dining and wine, with an ever-changing menu that will have your mouth watering. If you feel like dining outside the hotel, Menlyn Shopping Centre, Menlyn Maine, and Time Square are all a short drive away.

When the time for relaxation arrives, Menlyn Boutique Hotel does not disappoint. Head down to the spa to enjoy a tranquil day away from the hustle and bustle. They have various spa treatments on offer so that you can get the most out of your spa day.

If you would like to know more about the Menlyn Boutique Hotel, or make a booking, visit their website, or call +27 (0)12 425 9580.

Address: 209 Tugela Road, Ashlea Gardens, Pretoria

Illyria House

Named after the famous Shakespearean play, Twelfth Night, you will quickly fall in love with the effortless beauty of Illyria House. As you enter the grounds of Illyria House, you enter a different world and lifestyle altogether. This unique boutique hotel offers a more tranquil, colonial lifestyle experience, with white-gloved butlers, a family of ducks roaming the grounds, fine antiques and tapestries, and classical music.

Illyria House offers guest an intimate and exclusive stay with a total of 12 rooms on offer. The bedrooms are decorated with antiques and come with modern amenities like airconditioning, a fully stocked mini bar, and satellite television so that you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

If you wish to have a spot of relaxation, you can enjoy the Aquarius Wellness Spa or a lounge around the swimming pool, which boasts an interesting underwater music feature. This hotel is also a much-loved wedding venue, as one would expect, due to its poetic beauty. The well-kept and serene gardens are filled with pretty birds – it’s the perfect spot for a picnic.

Dinner at the hotel comes with an elegant evening wear dress code, as is the tradition of the house. You will often be treated to pre-dinner soirees hosted by world-class jazz or classical musicians.

If you would like to know more about Illyria House, or you would like to make a booking, please visit their website, call +27 (0)12 344 5193, or e-mail reservations@illyria.co.za

The splendour of lodging in a boutique hotel is undeniable. They offer a uniquely intimate experience different from that of chain hotels. With the exciting themes, luxury service, and noteworthy restaurants, boutique hotels in Pretoria have indeed made their mark on the luxury accommodation scene. Have you visited one of these hotels before? Do you know of any fantastic boutique hotels in Pretoira that aren’t listed here? Please share with us in the comments below. We love hearing from you!

By Tilana De Wachter