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    Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          USD 152*
          USD 152*
          USD 151*
          Traveller (250)
          Pool & Beach (42)
          Room & Suite (35)
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          Overview
          • Excellent38%
          • Very good25%
          • Average21%
          • Poor8%
          • Terrible6%
          Travellers talk about
          “zimbali lodge” (81 reviews)
          “golf course” (43 reviews)
          “infinity pool” (19 reviews)
          Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast Buffet
          Air Conditioning
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Suites
          Poolside Bar
          Fitness centre
          Concierge
          Spa
          Wheelchair Access
          Business Centre
          Golf Course
          Dry Cleaning
          Tennis Court
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Shuttle Bus Service
          Babysitting
          Private Balcony
          5.0 Star Hotel
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          Fairmont Zimbali Resort
          831 reviews
          #1 of 7 hotels in Ballito
           
          The Oyster Box
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          Reviewed 6 January 2015

          December is really busy so much of the feedback below is related to this time of the year: Around the pool, there are often non hotel guests using the loungers, so you need to get in early. We managed to get a lounger most days,...More

          2  Thank IvanJenkins
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

          Dear IvanJenkins We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us. We value your feedback. Thank you for your kind words regarding our helpful and efficient staff. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay even though you experienced some...More

          Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

          Would not visit this Place again.I waited for an ice bucket for 7 hours it never arrived. The chef cnt even make eggs he is pathetic. The meals are not varied n boring. You dnt always get the exact meal as per the menu. When...More

          5  Thank ophelianate
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

          Dear ophelianate We would like to thank you for sharing your review with us. We really do appreciate your valuable feedback. We are saddened to hear that your experience was not in keeping with the level of service that we strive to deliver at Fairmont,...More

          Reviewed 27 December 2014

          The reception staff & staff in general were friendly and welcoming, setting was lovely, right in the forrest & a great pool. A walk down to the beach is recommended. Room was dated with a lot of upgrades needed, furnishings looked and felt cheap. While...More

          2  Thank Simon C
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

          Dear Simon C Thank you very much for taking the time to share feedback on your stay at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. This is much appreciated as it allows us the opportunity to constantly improve our guest experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed the beautiful...More

          Reviewed 26 December 2014

          No adequate words to describe this lodge - amazing setting, beautiful surroundings and superb attention to detail - service in line with any five-star resort. The Trophy bar at the pool offers some of the best curry in South Africa as well as some of...More

          1  Thank Esme L
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

          Dear Esme L Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive comments with us and for choosing to stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge during the festive season. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay and...More

          Reviewed 3 December 2014

          The reception staff are warm and professional. Porters are prompt and neat. Exceptional service at security when we arrived. Very arrogant security individual when we checked out. The room view was spectacular. Unfortunately towels are tired. The room tiling in certain areas looked worn out...More

          Thank SayedFarah
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

          Dear SayedFarah Thank for taking the time to review the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and for your lovely comments regarding our Reception Staff and our Porters. We are sorry to hear that your room did not meet your expectations and that you had a bad experience...More

          Fairmont Zimbali Resort
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          About
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Free Parking
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Beachfront
          • Hotel Amenities
          • 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
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Golf Course
          • Tennis Court
          Details
          • Price range
          • USD 112 - USD 200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 76
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          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • KwaZulu-Natal >
          • Ballito
          • Also Known As
          • Fairmont Zimbali Hotel Ballito ,
          • Zimbali Hotel ,
          • Zimbali Lodge
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          Traveller (250)
          Pool & Beach (42)
          Room & Suite (35)
          Dining (13)
          Hotel & Grounds (156)
          Bathroom (9)
          Family and Play Areas (1)
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          retired0209
          Are there any areas where one can smoke please? Also we stayed with you several years ago and I seen to remember butlers and golf carts to get around. Do you still have them as I am slightly disabled and can't walk very far. We are dud to stAy We are visiting you again at Christmss . A
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          xhotfeetx
          Does the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge do full bord thanks
          10 February 2015|
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          Response from IvanJenkins | Reviewed this property |
          From my understanding, they only offer Bed and Breakfast.. So, no to full board.
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          Jack0705
          Why are you responding to this review? The poster never stayed at the hotel so you should ask TripAdvisor to remove it using the "problem with a review" flag. The guest should have reviewed the restaurant that they are posting about.
          16 January 2015|
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          Response from FairmontZimbali | Property representative |
          Dear Jack0705 Thank you for your feedback. Kind Regards Leon Meyer General Manager Fairmont Zimbali Lodge
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          Room Tips
          "Sea view with the forest and lake is a must"
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          "All the views are the same - of the jungle"
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          "We were in room 118 and that was walking distance to the lodge but carts pick u up all the time so no going..."
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          "Rooms inside the main building are bigger and more convenient to getting around the premises."
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