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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have been at Ilala in 22/21 of April,I enjoyed the meals,room, panorama.Good service,close to waterfall.The room is large enough,with a balcony in front of Victoria falls.there is coffee and tea in the room. Huge bed.modern bathroom with new towels changed twice a day.large garden around the rooms. I enjoyed,recommended.

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

Thank you for the lovely review!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a Deluxe 'River View' room. This meant you could see the list coming off the falls from your window and balcony which was really good. Pros: - Location was second to none. Short 15 minute walk to the falls entrance (USD 30 per person to enter park) - The room itself was excellent. Very modern bathroom with AMAZING...

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

Thank you for the extensive review of the Pro's! We do recommend bringing cash with you in small denominations so thank you for recommending this to future travelers.

Lee, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights at the end of our 3 week safari and it was exactly what we needed! The room was a good size and the beds were great. All was very clean. We enjoyed the extensive breakfast buffet and the dinners. There were some renovations going on while we were there, but they did not interfere. Wifi...

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

Glad you enjoyed your last few days of your holiday with us! Thank you for the review.

Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good, smart and really good service and lots of fun activities you can do around it. It has a good view of the waterfall and has good rooms for families. The new rooms are very good and smart. Very fun and good quality food.

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

Thank you for the review! Hope you had a safe trip home.

Perigueux, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely fully equipped room. Very friendly and helpful staff. Easy walk to the falls from the hotel (or taxi). Great food in the evening on the terrace. Breakfast was a wonderful experience, lots of choice.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and only walking distance from Victoria Falls. You can actually see the mist of the falls from the hotel. The breakfast is good with a variety of options. Nice veranda, great sunshine. The staff is very friendly and take great care of you. Their breakfast buffet is ginormous, so make sure you have enough appetite when you wake...

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

Thank you for the review. Our breakfast buffet is very popular!

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time at Ilala lodge. Very close to Vic Falls. Could see the spray from our porch. Fantastic food, awesome accommodation. Had warthogs walking on the lawn in front of our rooms. Staff very helpful. Above and beyond

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

Thank you! The animals are often on the front lawns and glad you saw them.

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I stayed for a couple days after a safari in Botswana. The hotel is, as noted, conveniently located within walking distance of the falls. The hotel sits in a park like setting. We ate both nights at the on site restaurant and we're pleased with the food and service. They have a very nice pool and outdoor...

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

Thank you for the review and glad you and your son enjoyed your stay with us.

Rochester UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The accommodation was terrific and our balcony overlooked the spray/mist of the Falls. I can only recommend this Hotel for its friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. The meal and food were also of high quality.

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Thank you for the review and for staying with us.

Luanda, Angola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just recently stayed twice 2 nights. First room was nice and clean, but second one under thatched roof a bit dirty but moreover, full of spiders in nets, even directly above bed under mosquito net. Staff at reception was friendly. But we were very disappointed about service of bar and especially in restaurant. Staff seemed untrained,...

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

My sincere apologies and thank you for raising your concerns. We pride ourselves in offering great service and by no means do our staff treat anyone different. I have private messaged you to gather more details so we can share this experience with our team.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ilala Lodge is ideally located only minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 56 stylish, well-equipped rooms, providing the ultimate in comfort. The top-rated Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge offers delicious al-fresco dining under the starry African skies, whilst listening to the roar of the falls. The staff are attentive and friendly, and ensure your bucket list trip is perfect for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ilala Lodge

Address: 411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: $385 - $667 (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 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#9 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
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“The new wing is very nice”
21callumm, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go to the falls early morning (opens at 06:00) it's lovely at that time.”
JacobKAy, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a lower level room which looked straight out to the lawn. Excellent room.”
pinga63, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Very generous and well laid out rooms.”
OmarK971, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms are accessed via a steep flight of stairs.”
JJToronto101, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
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