Eco-friendly Irene Guest House in Irene offers world-class personal Guest House accommodation as well as relaxed ,informal corporate facilities with its Greenlea Irene Conference Centre
The perfect venue for your relaxed stay in Irene Guest House
Spoil yourself with a truely affordable stay in one of the most luxurious and desirable guest houses in Irene.
Take a break from the city and escape to the tranquility of luxurious Greenlea Irene Guest House in Irene, Pretoria, world-renowned for its personal hospitality and beautiful setting.
Irene Guest House is set in the historical village of Irene , one of the oldest and most charming neighbourhoods of Pretoria, South Africa, with its abundance of large trees and beautiful gardens. You’ll love its tranquil atmosphere and its peaceful surroundings.
People have travelled from across the world to enjoy this experience, and numerous visitors return year after year, to soak up its comfort and luxury. It is not surprising that Greenlea Irene Guest House has been described as “A haven of outstanding hospitality, comfort and tranquility that creates a truly memorable African experience.”
Irene Guest House has become well known for its warm, friendly and very relaxing personal Irene Guest House and B&B accommodation as well as for its outstanding conference centre.
Eight beautifully furnished en-suite bedrooms overlook tree-tops and an abundance of bird-life. The guest house also has conference venues/ executive meeting facilities for up to 10 delegates, who can take full advantage of this luxury accommodation.
The beautiful garden lends itself to the perfect venue for small conferences, weddings, gatherings and children's parties, to name just some.
Enjoy a traditional boma (African private braai, BBQ) area made of rustic natural wooden sleepers for a relaxing, fun evening.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing that Irene Guest House is eco-friendly.
When considering accommodation in Irene, South Africa, make sure you don’t miss the understated luxury of Greenlea Irene Guest House which offers genuine eco-friendly accommodation in Irene and a true "country escape" within the city.
Irene Guest House is regarded as a leader in promoting environmental values. It actively manages the environmental impact of its products and services to ensure an eco-friendly environment. Greenlea is energy-efficient, sustainable, green and environmentally aware, setting an example to other establishments.
Guest rooms - including self-catering suites - are supplied with hot water from solar heating systems, reducing electricity consumption by 30%. Lighting is powered by energy-efficient bulbs only and the en-suite toilets have low-flow alternatives. Rain water is collected and used wherever possible. Such focus on green awareness and eco-friendly accommodation in Irene would be hard to find elsewhere. In 2007 Greenlea started implementing and investing in an ongoing process - including recycling - to reduce their guests’ impact on the environment.
Local businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the need to support eco-friendly green businesses
in Irene and Pretoria. Irene is well known for the high quality
of its residential and social infrastructure, and the growth in
eco-friendly green awareness in all local schools and businesses has
been tremendous in the last few years, resulting in Irene Conference and Luxury B&B accommodation being in ever greater demand across Irene and Pretoria.
Greenlea Irene Conference Venue is ideal for business seminars, corporate conferences, lunches, weddings, training workshops and executive planning sessions.
Perfect Irene conference venue
Irene Conference Centre offers an intimate and eco-friendly conference venue which is ideal for small breakaways or executive meetings in a quiet and peaceful environment. Accommodation is available for up to 10 delegates. The relaxed and informal setting make it perfect for creative , training and brainstorming sessions
Irene Conference Centre is well equipped to handle all your executive conference requirements, with a breakaway room and a large room seating up to 10 delegates. Its tailor-made day conference packages will meet not only your expectations, but also your budget.
Greenlea’s professional staff will take care of your every need during your stay. Greenlea specialises in creating menus that will tantalise your taste buds – including traditional continental cuisine.
You’ll be thrilled with Greenlea’s renowned hospitality. Enjoy the traditional boma (African private braai or barbeque) area made of rustic natural wooden sleepers for a relaxing, fun evening.
Local businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the need to support eco-friendly green businesses in Irene and Pretoria. Irene is well known for the high quality of its residential and social infrastructure, and the growth in eco-friendly green awareness in all local schools and businesses has been tremendous in the last few years, resulting in Irene Conference and Luxury B&B accommodation being in ever greater demand across Irene and Pretoria.
Irene Guest House Surrounded by history and archaeology
The area around Greenlea Guest House in Irene is renowned for its beauty as well as its historical and wildlife interest. It is also known for its residents’ concern with the environment. "A piece of the past has found its way into the future," wrote a visitor recently.
Irene, which means ‘peace’, is the perfect description for this Irene Accommodation and was the name given to a choice piece of Highveld land in 1889, a magnificent natural landscape is surrounded by weeping willows, tree-lined streets and the meandering Hennops river. You’ll find this fascinating area to be a treasure-trove of history. Nearby is General Smuts’ famous old house – a former British Army officers’ mess which he converted into a rambling home and which is now a museum.
In Pretoria is the Voortrekker Monument as well as President Kruger’s house and museum, to name just a few. And you’re also close to world wonders such as the magnificent and ancient Sterkfontein caves with their hominid fossil treasures, the Cradle of Mankind and much more. And, of course, you are only a stone’s throw from the bustling Johannesburg with its numerous attractions including the famous Apartheid Museum and much more.
Conveniently situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria
Convenient shuttle service provided by Irene Guest House
Transport is no problem either. Greenlea offers an airport shuttle
for guests to and from OR Tambo and Lanseria Airports, a most convenient
Greenlea Irene Guest House is situated halfway between
and Johannesburg in Irene, Centurion, South Africa. It has easy access to
OR Tambo International
as well as the football, cricket and rugby stadiums in Centurion (Supersport Park) Pretoria (Loftus), Rustenburg (The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace) and Johannesburg (Ellis Park and Soccer City).Close by are superb golf and country clubs and world-class restaurants.
Enjoy both Highveld and Bushveld environments
Irene is the transitional area between the Highveld and the Bushveld, approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Johannesburg in the north-east of South Africa and 1,370 m (4,495 ft) above sea level. You’ll be able to enjoy both biospheres as well as an abundance of wildlife, geological wonders and flora.
Revel in a wonderful climate
Irene has a sub-tropical climate with long, hot summers and short cool winters, guaranteeing that your stay will be a comfortable one.
In short, by visiting Irene and staying at Greenlea Irene Guest House, you’ll enjoy one of the most idyllic areas in southern Africa – and the added benefit of staying at one of the country’s most friendly guest houses.
Greenlea Eco-friendly Irene Guest House owners profile;
Your hosts – Bruce and Marianne Richards
Bruce and Marianne always dreamed of starting their own eco-friendly luxury guesthouse and conference centre, and in 2004 found the ideal location in the tranquil paradise of Irene.
It took a further four years to make the necessary changes and investments before they were happy to open their doors. Irene, now over 107 years old, has a small country village atmosphere, with unique stone walls and tree-lined streets. It is a peaceful and convenient location for business travellers with Highveld Technology Park and Route 21 Office Park only five kilometers away.
Superb Irene restaurants are within a 10-minute driving distance and offer seafood, steak, continental, Portuguese, traditional South African and Turkish, whilst Italian fare is a short walk away.
Says Marianne, “I spent over 10 years in Corporate Marketing and Event Management. I’m also a professional spinning instructor and love family time. But my greatest joy is ensuring that my guests and welcome and that their holiday experience is a wonderful one.”
Adds Bruce. “I’m British but was actually born in Lima, Peru, and my background includes 16 years’ experience at a JSE- listed company where I finished as Managing Director, responsible for driving and growing international sales as well as shaping group marketing strategy across 36 countries on five continents. I’m also the Joint Owner of Open Sky Recycling. “My hobbies include cycling, diving, running , international travel, networking and family time. Among my greatest pleasures though, is building an eco-friendly guest house and conference centre that brings pleasure to all those wonderful people who come to stay with us. It’s a deeply rewarding thing to see how our environment brings joy and peace to so many.
“We’d be delighted to host you at Irene Guest House and look forward to making your holiday or business visit a memorable and wonderful one”.
Bruce and Marianne