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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 21/08/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/08/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 105 hotels in Pretoria
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Richard C wrote a review May 2022
5 contributions5 helpful votes
1) They had incorrectly reserved a room for the day we were leaving, not the day of arrival. 2) Room was drab and freezing cold 3) the heating didn't work. 4) Ordered room service which was of poor quality, badly cooked and they had failed to bring basics like sauces, salt and pepper etc. 5) Breakfast room was again freezing cold. Basically there was nothing to recommend staying at this Hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Maureen Mukobore, Marketing at African Pride Irene Country Lodge
Responded 13 May 2022
Dear Mr Richard Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience while staying with us. Your experience is below our standard. Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority and I sincerely apologize for failing to meet your expectations. I have shared your feedback with the leadership team to ensure the necessary guidelines are in place and reviewed to prevent any inconsistencies from occurring in the future. I hope you choose to stay with us again when your travels bring you back to the area.
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Gordon wrote a review Apr 2022
Mauritius2 contributions
The best way to describe the Irene Country Lodge is to say that it is home away from home. I have been using the hotel consistently for the last 6 years and I look forward to every stay. The staff are friendly and helpful and the amenities are world class. What better way to end the week than with a G&T overlooking the lake. It is conveniently situated near OR Tambo and the Gautrain and there are shopping centers close by. I can’t think of any other hotel that I would prefer to stay at in Pretoria or Johannesburg.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Maureen Mukobore, Marketing at African Pride Irene Country Lodge
Responded 05 Apr 2022
Greetings, On behalf of the entire hotel team, we want to thank you for sharing your most memorable experiences with us during your recent stay at African Pride Irene Country Lodge. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! By taking pride in putting people first, we are not only executing the mission of our founders, but exceeding the expectations of our valued guests. Please note your feedback has been shared with the hotel team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver great experiences. Thank you for staying at the African Pride Irene Country Lodge and we hope you choose to create more memories here whenever your travels bring you back to Irene.
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NorthStar40793184336 wrote a review Mar 2022
Randburg, South Africa3 contributions
Impressed with the level of exceptional service, from when we called in to stay. Was exciting to take a drive out from the city and experience the beautiful scinery. I liked the farm setting most. Thank you!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Maureen Mukobore, Marketing at African Pride Irene Country Lodge
Responded 28 Mar 2022
Greetings, Thank you for choosing the African Pride Irene Country Lodge for your recent travels to Irene. Commitment to service and guest satisfaction is a main focus and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. The pride and dedication our hotel team takes in providing exceptional customer service to our valued guests speaks strongly to our company’s core values, “good service at a fair price.” Thank you again for taking the time to provide your feedback on the Guest Satisfaction Survey and we look forward to serving you again soon!
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pinkextra wrote a review Jan 2022
Norfolk, Virginia87 contributions53 helpful votes
General manager, Anwar Is extremely xenophobic and discriminatory. Very disgusted that this is how business is run in South Africa. Attempted to resolve an issue due to their poor and negligent customer service team. Although I had a paper trail and audio to substantiate my claim, the general manager fabricated the entire series of events and refused to own up to his mishaps and provide resolve. The way he treated me was disgusting to say the least. However, the universe works full circle. If you want to stay at any Marriott property, I would suggest the ones nearby in Johannesburg or the Sheraton in Pretoria. They treat guests the same regardless of background and they appreciate their loyal members.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Maureen Mukobore, Marketing at African Pride Irene Country Lodge
Responded 15 Feb 2022
Dear Pinkextra Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding this issue. I appreciate you bringing it to our attention. I will share your message with the leadership team. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I appreciate you choosing to stay with us.
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mrik2016 wrote a review Jan 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa15 contributions8 helpful votes
Brilliant break away from JHB. A short drive away. Beautiful setting and facilities. Spacious rooms in main building. Classical farm style. Great friendly staff. Good trails and great that you can access irene farm before day visitors come in. Spa access included. Nice pool and heated jacuzzi/ sauna. Very peaceful. Excellent break away from the city. Worth every cent. Feels like you away in dullstroom or midlands (KZN)
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take a ground floor room with kids. Great access to expansive lawns
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Response from Maureen Mukobore, Marketing at African Pride Irene Country Lodge
Responded 31 Jan 2022
Greetings, We are delighted to have been your chosen hotel during your recent stay in Irene. It was truly a pleasure to serve you. We appreciate your business and value your honest feedback. Your comments have been shared with the hotel team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver exceptional service to guests like you. Thank you for staying at the African Pride Irene Country Lodge and we hope you choose to create more memories with us whenever your travels bring you back to Irene.
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samwragg wrote a review Jan 2022
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam8 contributions2 helpful votes
We had such a lovely stay at African Pride Irene Country Lodge. It was our first time in South Africa, we were there for a family wedding. The hotel and its grounds are so peaceful, which really allowed us to unwind, with walks around the lake and drinks watching the wildlife. A perfect balance to the anxiety that can come with travelling to a new country and all the exciting events that naturally come with weddings. At the end of the trip we had booked a couple of nights in a Lodge in Pilanesberg. We needed to check out of the Lodge 11am and our flight wasn't until 10pm. The staff at African Pride were kind enough to let us leave most of our luggage with them and stop off again to freshen up as we travelled from the lodge to the airport. Just one of the examples of how they made the stay as easy as possible for us.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Maureen Mukobore, Guest Services / Front Office at African Pride Irene Country Lodge
Responded 25 Jan 2022
Dear Samwragg On behalf of the entire hotel team, we want to thank you for sharing your most memorable experiences with us during your recent stay at African Pride Irene Country Lodge. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! By taking pride in putting people first, we are not only executing the mission of our founders, but exceeding the expectations of our valued guests. Please note your feedback has been shared with the hotel team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver great experiences. Thank you for staying at the African Pride Irene Country Lodge and we hope you choose to create more memories here whenever your travels bring you back to Irene.
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Tholoana wrote a review Oct 2021
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The location is great,in the city but feels like outside with its serenity.beautiful veiws from the rooms as well as from the restaurant.my family and I loved the dinner live music entertainment.it feels very vacationy. Loved taking a walk around the lake.we were offered a crib for our 3 month baby ahead of the stay which helped reduce my luggage and the hustle of having to setup my travel cot.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Maureen Mukobore, Marketing at African Pride Irene Country Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection® with us. Your valuable feedback helps identify areas of opportunity for us to improve the guest experience. While I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, I am curious to know if there were any elements of your visit we could have enhanced. The hotel team is committed to delivering an exceptional experience and are always brainstorming creative ways to exceed the expectations of our most valued guest, such as yourself. At your convenience, feel free to share any additional feedback on how we can elevate your experience whenever your travels bring you back to Irene.
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jens wrote a review Sep 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark9 contributions4 helpful votes
Had a few issues in the beginning of my stay but the guest relationship manager solved out everything perfectly. Amazing view over the lake. Super breakfast. Nice bar area. Other rooms in the woods are very quite. All in all just a great place.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: A bit far away from the main building but the rooms in 5xx and 6xx are very quite
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Response from Luke Sacco, Marketing at African Pride Irene Country Lodge
Responded 20 Sep 2021
Dear Mr Montero We are delighted to have been your chosen hotel during your recent stay in Irene. It was truly a pleasure to serve you. We appreciate your business and value your honest feedback. Your comments have been shared with the hotel team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver exceptional service to guests like you. Thank you for staying at the African Pride Irene Country Lodge and we hope you choose to create more memories with us whenever your travels bring you back to Irene. Regards Maureen Mukobore Guest Relations Manager
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Neil Franklin wrote a review Aug 2021
Centurion, South Africa429 contributions30 helpful votes
African Pride remains a high quality gem in Irene. We went for dinner after a couples treatment at their on site spa, Camdeboo which was great. Really good experience in the restaurant from management and our waitress Zinani who was great. Excellent buffet but also good selection of a la carte. We'll be back (again).
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Luke Sacco, Marketing at African Pride Irene Country Lodge
Responded 06 Sep 2021
Greetings, We are delighted to have been your chosen hotel during your recent stay in Irene. It was truly a pleasure to serve you. We appreciate your business and value your honest feedback. Your comments have been shared with the hotel team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver exceptional service to guests like you. Thank you for staying at the African Pride Irene Country Lodge and we hope you choose to create more memories with us whenever your travels bring you back to Irene. Regards Maureen Mukobore Guest Relations Manager
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Thato H wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I stayed at African Pride Irene Country Lodge for 7 days and my car which was parked on their premises was severely scratched by what I assume is either one of their other guests or their staff (who drive golf carts). The hotel though having cameras claim they saw ‘no foul play’ after I had to run after them to check. They then promised to have another look but have not gotten back to me. This establishment does not care about your personal property and how much loss/damage you suffer during your stay there. It would not hurt them to properly check their cameras, but they seem to not care. Utterly disappointing for what is supposed to be a 5-star hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about African Pride Irene Country Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to African Pride Irene Country Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Irene Farm (0.6 km) and Luton Valley Bird Sanctuary (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at African Pride Irene Country Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at African Pride Irene Country Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at African Pride Irene Country Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at African Pride Irene Country Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to African Pride Irene Country Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Meadow Green Restaurant, African Pride Irene Country Lodge Restaurant, and The Green Olive Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at African Pride Irene Country Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does African Pride Irene Country Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, African Pride Irene Country Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at African Pride Irene Country Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does African Pride Irene Country Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to African Pride Irene Country Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Union Buildings (14.8 km), Sammy Marks House (14.7 km), and Melrose House (13.5 km).