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Ilala Lodge

0.5 km from Victoria Falls centre
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

My recent stay at Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls left nothing to be desired. The check-in was smooth and immediate. I was made to feel welcome and well looked after, offered a cold towel and refreshing drink while I filled out the forms. My room was at the lower level, the stairs not being a problem, with a small patio...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We (mature aged couple) stayed at Illala Lodge in late August 2015. The reception was smooth and we were given help with our luggage. The rooms were comfortable with plenty of space and an attractive outlook over grass - warthogs often present! The restaurant too had a very attractive view and service and food were of a high quality. The...

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Reviewed 26 September 2015

Brilliant hotel. Met and the front desk and offered a drink while we filled out the forms. Room was on the main level next to the swimming pool and bar. It was very comfortable and clean. The staff where very friendly and looked after us all well. The hotel is brilliant situated for the falls, a 10 minute walk. Even...

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Thank Joanna W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2015

On our honeymoon in Zimbabwe, we were greeted and checked in by sincere and friendly staff, and upgraded to an incredible suite upstairs for a 3-night stay, with another 2 nights to follow later in our Zimbabwean holiday. The hotel itself is amazing!! Beautifully decked out with Colonial regalia, and with paintings on the wall that led us to believe...

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Thank Simon H
Genoa, Italy
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We visited Victoria falls at the end of our trip in Botswana and so we appreciated a lot the comfort of the rooms, the nice swimming pool and the good restaurant. the hotel is very close to the falls and well organised. My son enjoyed free wi fi after so many days without..

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Thank Rossana R
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2015

The hotel is stunning, very elegant yet comfortable with great views. The staff were so friendly and fantastic at what they do. The food was beautiful, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very good location, close to all requirements yet not too noisy. A very enjoyable stay for our honeymoon. We hope to return some day!!

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Thank millsjes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The hotel seems to be about the closest to the falls on the Zimbabwe side. The hotel is very neat and has a great restaurant. Our room was very pleasant, looking out over the falls. They are currently building additional rooms in a separate building, so was a little noisy during the day. I don't know whether they are building...

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Thank Richard G
Sammamish, Washington
Reviewed 16 September 2015

My wife was recovering from bronchitis, so we had to leave our safari early. The Ilala Lodge was a perfect choice. It was close to banks , restaurants, and shops, but seemed to be in the wilderness.The manager, Martin, was extremely welcoming and even visited us at the local hospital, where we had to spend one of our five nights...

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Hope you have recovered and again sorry that you ended up in hospital towards the end of your trip. Trust you have recovered from your bout of bronchitis?

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Lovely hotel on arrival, very close to the falls, good helpful staff, big bathroom (an oldie but a goodie), chefs cook what you want for breakfast, really enjoyed my stay and felt very welcome. Close to markets and shops, set apart from the rest, lovely gardens and pool. Would easily stay there again if ever in Africa again.

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Thank jackfish1234
Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Lovely lunch served promptly, greatly recommend the succulent crocodile kebabs. It was a pity the garden salad was not fresh. The staff was friendly and helpful. The restaraunt has great decor, a nice african feel to it and wonderful ambience. There is not much of a view but the garden is lovely and relaxing. The hotel is centrally located which...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The perfect base for exploring all the Victoria Falls has to offer, Ilala Lodge provides distinguished yet affordable accommodation in a gracious and secluded ambiance. The hotel is ideally situated and is closest to the Victoria Falls as well as the town centre. Wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ilala Lodge

Address: 411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: $371 - $624 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ilala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Ilala Hotel Victoria Falls
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#9 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
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“We were on the lower level, and had a nice patio where we could have coffee.”
 of 5 bubbles JessicaR702, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If the cost is affordable, opt for the new wing.”
 of 5 bubbles 160824, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suggest first or second floor if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles hedgehogHampshire, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Away from construction for the time being - they say it will be done in April.”
 of 5 bubbles 779NateB, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the new wing with balcony ours was no 48 you can look down into the garden at baboons,impala,warthogs,etc.”
 of 5 bubbles janicek577, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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