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Coral Tree

Fairmont Hotel Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito 4420, South Africa
+27 32 538 5000
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Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good27%
  • Average35%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
2 weeks ago
“very welcoming and delicious food.. pricey though”
3 Aug 2018
“FOOD JUST AVARAGE”
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CUISINES
Indian, African, Italian
PRICE
$$$$
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Fairmont Hotel Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito 4420, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I got married last week and Zambali is where we sent a few days after... first dinner the day after the wedding was the Coral Tree.. the hostess was awesome.. very welcoming and our Waitress Zanele was so friendly and accommodating.. food was amazing.....More

Thank mac112
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mac112 We are delighted to read your review. Firstly, congratulations on your recent nuptials. We wish you and your wife a happy and prosperous future! We are thrilled to know that we were your chosen destination getaway. We are delighted to hear that your...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Coral tree restaurant what a dissapointment, firstly the waitress told us the wrong beer prices, den followed by bottled water next to us that it was free so we could help ourselves to it, n later we discover that we were supposed to pay, and...More

Thank MahosiS
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Dear Mahosi Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are saddened to hear that our restaurant did not meet all of your expectations and we are sorry for any miscommunication resulting in inconvenience caused. It is clear we dropped the ball here and...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely experience throughout the weekend. Lovely hostess (Amanda), she helped make all our trips to the restaurant very pleasant. Food was good especially considering it was a buffet .More

Thank sbbothelezi
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Dear sbbothelezi Thank you for taking the time to share your commentary with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your weekend and to know that the Coral Tree buffet left a lasting impression on you. We work hard to ensure a memorable...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

What a disappointment. We were looking forward to a family dining experience at a 5star hotel and were very disappointed by the experience. The food was very average and did not live up to the 5star hotel rating or the price you pay! The food...More

Thank Lee-Ann M
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear Lee-Ann I hope my response reaches you well. We were most disheartened to hear that your dining experience at Coral Tree did not live up to your standards. Thank you for sharing your commentary with us - we will be sure to share your...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

First of all our waiter was great however hostess was very rude. We were guests at the lodge and arrived for dinner. The hostess continued referring to by my surname which I found rude as no title was attached. The buffet was about 295 rand....More

Thank FoodloverZN
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Dear FoodloverZN I appreciate you taking the time to explain your time with us. I am saddened to hear that you left your dinner at Coral Tree feeling dissatisfied with your experience. I am sorry that that the service you received and dining selection did...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We made the mistake of planning a joyful Father’s Day lunch at this substandard restaurant. At the first encounter I almost smelt disaster coming our way! I politely spoke to an employee where by I mentioned that we were visiting and expecting a standard which...More

Thank AndyW4383
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear Andy W We appreciate you taking the time to share your engagement with us. We are saddened to hear that the event did not meet all of your expectations. We are sorry that you felt that we fell short in certain areas and we...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

On a whim decided to dine at this restaurant. Front house staff friendly. The buffet section is in a separate room to the dining area, logistically didn’t make too much sense to me. The dining room is hard to describe aptly, it feels like delusions...More

Thank Yugeshree
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Dear Yugeshree Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are saddened to hear that our restaurant did not meet all of your expectations. We appreciate you sharing your feedback allowing our team to constructively use your comments to better our product offering. We...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018

This 5 star & very expensive hotel tries to portrait itself as 5 star but it does not even come close ! It is MASSIVE & ALL AMENITIES HERE FEEL LIKE ROAD-SIDE MOTELS BECAUSE this hotel lacks class ! It is big & brash !...More

Thank TheHotelGuru10
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are most disheartened to hear that left our hotel feeling dissatisfied with your experience and we are sorry to hear that the dining options did not meet your expectations....More

Reviewed 13 May 2018

While staying at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort we had breakfast here every morning. Couldn't ask for a better setting and the options in the buffet breakfast room is something to behold. Breafst by the Indian oceanside. Well worth it.More

Thank Tony M
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Dear Tony M Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed our breakfast offering at Coral Tree every morning while delighting in the setting and ocean views. We hope that you will dine with us again for...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Unacceptable standards of service and hospitality. Expectations are to be held at the highest. The team are inept at the simplest of tasks such as bringing you a cup of coffee or clearing a table. The whole team need to be completely retrained and management...More

Thank Brent L
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Dear Brent L Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are disheartened to hear that our restaurant did not meet your expectations. We are sorry to hear that you left feeling dissatisfied with the service and that you did...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Hotel Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito 4420, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: +27 32 538 5000
  • E-mail
Description
Coral Tree Restaurant is renowned for its attractive cuisine and daily buffets. The extensive covered terrace offers guests breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the natural beauty of the area. Coral Tree offers elegant dining in a relaxed setting, making it the ideal venue for families, couples and large groups alike. The bounteous breakfast buffet will ensure you get a great start to your day. For the health conscious the fresh juice and smoothie bar is a must. Or spoil yourself with a full continental breakfast followed by some delicious waffles. The dinner buffet brings together the culinary imagination of four different countries and cultures – South African, Indian, Oriental and Italian. Features include a sushi bar, South African carvery, Mama’s Italian pasta bar, stir fry station and chocolate fountain. Live action stations allow you to customize your meal and engage with our culinary team.
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