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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 July 2015

This hotel is perfectly placed for all of your activities in Victoria Falls. The service is outstanding, the rooms are very well kept and the food was great. Breakfast is included and is served plated not buffet. The restaurant serves great fish for lunch as well. I almost forgot to mention that the elephants and warthogs would visit outside our...

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The place is very clean and the rooms are spacious, clean, and in good shape. The staff is very nice and helpful. They are on top of everything. The pool is nice, but it's not heated. I went in the winter so, the water was a little too cold to get in it. Great place to stay if you want...

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SoleBridget, Guest Relations Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Miryam, thank you for your positive review on Ilala. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you had a great stay. We hope to see you again one day. Kind regards The Ilala Lodge Team

france
Reviewed 2 July 2015

nice hotel, well located, close to the falls - 15 minutes walking distance. food in the restaurant was very good, excellent wines and the breakfast buffet was large and delicious. the craft and artist market is right behind the hotel for souvenir shopping, worth the visit. hgowever not much else to do in victora falls if you are not a...

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SoleBridget, Guest Relations Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you for your feedback on your stay at Ilala Lodge and of Victoria Falls. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant - food and wine. We do hope you were able to enjoy some of the non-extreme activities on offer such as our river cruises, game drives etc. We do hope you're able to...

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 28 June 2015

We only stayed one evening at Ilala and found the room comfortable and the staff quite friendly. This lodge, as with almost everything else in Vic Falls, however, is quite overpriced for what it is, making it suitable for a stopover, but not someplace to linger. Poor Internet reception one day was quite annoying, as we were relying on it...

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Los Altos, California
Reviewed 22 June 2015

After spending 10 days camping in the Botswana bush, arriving at the Ilala Lodge was a real treat. Very friendly and helpful staff at the desk; lovely, well-appointed rooms; long, deep bathtub; good food and bar; great location. While you don't have a view of the Falls themselves, you can see the mist rising from them, and the hotel is...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Ilala Lodge is within walking distance of the Falls National Park, major shopping street, the Historic Victoria Falls Hotel, Railway Station and probably anywhere else you need to visit during your stay in Victoria Falls. Rooms were of good size with a large bathroom and view over the rising mist of the nearby falls. Meals at the onsite restaurand were...

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Baldock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2015

My wife and I loved the Ilala Lodge which is a well-kept and homely hotel that could not be closer to Victoria Falls. The staff are some of the friendliest I have ever encountered and the ambience was ideal for us - relaxed, informal and intimate where everyone knew who you are (there are only 40 rooms I think). The...

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Reviewed 15 June 2015

A shout out to Becky (our Katrina)! She helped us resolve issues with our tour and made our trip stress free. Very beautiful decor however, watch out for the resturant. The menu is different. We were able to find options but that menu WILL scare the average diner.

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Ponce Inlet, Florida
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Staff is Very friendly, the restaurant is excellent , the rooms are very clean and have everything you need, and the hotel is walking distance to Victoria Falls, the post office, and shopping. Local restaurants close by. Secure

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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Was there in 2011 and it is still a wonderful stay. Rooms and surrounds excellent. Staff friendly. Walking distance to Victoria Falls and town. Restaurant and bar facilities nothing to fault. Food good. Enjoyed the warthogs in the mornings wondering through gardens.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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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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