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Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was the 2nd time we stayed at the resort. The facilities and restaurant options are excellent. The resort has grown into a relative village with many accommodation options. The downside is the beach. Not for swimming and also not fantastic for long walks. The beach sand is very course. Further up the KZN North coast offers better sand.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Settled amongst the natural scenic forest Zimbali is known for... a place to relax, unwind and enjoy nature. separately allocated units enhanced our stay at Zimbali, spacious room and a comfortable experience from check in to check out. A place to visit and explore more often.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me first start with the good: the rooms are a good size, if a little dated and old fashioned. The bartender at the lodge pool provided good service and tried to accommodate our requests. Now for the bad - we stayed over the long weekend and after checking in took a golf cart to our room (you need a...

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Thank Alton J
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Fairmont Zimbali lodge as part of a conference. The hotel was immaculate at all times, the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. The rooms have everything you could possibly need and provide a comfortable sleep, and amazing views.

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear yihaa500 Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are thrilled to hear that your time at our Lodge left a lasting impression on you. We are happy to note that you found the hotel to be immaculate, the staff friendly and welcoming, and the rooms to your contentment. We look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every 2nd year for at least 7 days. The lodge units are lovely and spacious, serviced daily, nightly turndown The kitchen/dining area has a fridge, stove, micro, washing/dryer, kettle, toaster and cutlery/crockery for reasonable self-catering. The mall is minutes away, with just about anything you need Rooms have an iron & hair dryer Pillows are feather only...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear TravelBabeSA Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us. We appreciate you taking time to explain your experience with us and the Trip Advisor community in detail, and we are delighted that the Lodge units, surroundings and facilities all leave a lasting impression on you. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and my two children went there over the Easter holiday spent 5days there and it wasn't enough.The staff were all friendly and absolutely helpful. The rooms were great and house keeping catered for our needs the whole time we were there. My boys had an amazing time with all the kids activities available including valley of pools, the...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Notie L Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that your stay at the Lodge exceeded your expectations! We are pleased to know that you had a wonderful Easter holiday with us and that you left our hotel planning to return in the future. We will certainly pass on...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this place to finish off our holidays around South Africa and wanted a nice luxurious room with good amenities, what we got was an extremely large dated suite in the Lodge and not the hotel. Location wise the grounds are beautiful but the Lodge is a ghost town. No restaurants, pool looks dirty and needs a good clean,...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear JC5020 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are saddened to hear that your stay at the Lodge did not meet your expectations. We are sorry that you felt that the Lodge was quiet and that it was not the hotel feel that you were expecting. Thank you for your comments. We will...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is good, almost like being on a tropical island. The check-in process is straightforward and easy though the staff don't seem pleasant. The rooms are good, a little aged. The lodge pool was a bit noisy, seemed like something was wrong with the filter or something but the view from the pool and the deck around the pool...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shainaln We appreciate you sharing your review with us. We are disheartened to hear that your overall stay was tainted. We are sincerely sorry to hear that you had delays with our shuttle service and we would like to reassure you that we are looking into your concerns to ensure improvement moving forward. We apologize for the inconvenience caused....

Cape Town
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I had a room inside the main hotel building, attending a conference and being a woman traveling by myself it was very thoughtful of the staff to allocate me a room on the same level as the entrance. My room was huge and beautifully appointed with a generous balcony and comfortable furniture. Wish I had more time to sit outside...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Karoobaby Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. We are happy to know that you relished in your room offering and that you enjoyed our views and our staff's attention to detail. Thank you again for sharing your comments with us and the...

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Sadly we returned here to celebrate our wedding anniversary of which we hosted here about 8 years back and we were planning my wife's birthday next year Sadly it has been neglected and almost left to ruin and we won't be back Some points most backed by photos: - The pool is a patchwork quilt - The paving is cracking...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear dowsettdave Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are most disheartened to hear that your experience at our hotel did not meet your previous expectations. We are so sorry to hear of the challenges you faced during your stay with us and we apologize that you did not feel that our facilities have...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Address: Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range: $146 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Zimbali Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 76
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Fairmont Zimbali Hotel Ballito
Zimbali Hotel
Zimbali Lodge
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“Sea view with the forest and lake is a must”
  • Room for 2
Ubaidullah_E, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“All the views are the same - of the jungle”
63altonj, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“We were in room 118 and that was walking distance to the lodge but carts pick u up all the time so no going wrong on a room.”
notiel, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms inside the main building are bigger and more convenient to getting around the premises.”
Karoobaby, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room furthest from the elevators best - less noise.”
King_Size8888, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
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