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Stamford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The nearest hotel to Victoria Falls, this hotel has been expanded from its original 16 rooms and we had one of the bigger, newer ones. It was equipped with everything we needed with a patio onto the garden where warthog, banded mongoose, impala and monkeys roamed at will. A watchful member of the hotel staff stood in the garden with... More 

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nj
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There were 12 in our group, traveling from Kasane. We were greeted with cold cloths and cocktails. Our portfolios were put together, rooms assigned and luggage brought to the rooms. We didn't have anything scheduled right away, so we enjoyed lunch at the hotel and checked out the grounds. We stopped at our room before lunch. It was very nice... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

my boyfriend and I arrived here on Sunday 6th November 2016 and stayed for 3 nights. We were in a deluxe double room with a balcony that was spacious, clean and lovely. We sat down on the balcony Sunday afternoon with a "beverage" from the mini bar and were amazed by the view of the mist rising from the falls,... More 

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Bronx, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fun resort! Every morning I saw a different visitor in front of my window. The lobby is filled with photos of Dr. Livingston and other related photos. The food is very good and the staff is nice and humbled. Caution the water is extremely hot. I would suggest when going shopping take a car, although in walking distance... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife chose to honeymoon in South Africa. We I can't not express how much we enjoyed every minute and at each stop we wanted to spend more time. We for got a craft that we purchase in the open market (which have the best deals) ilala lodge went above and beyond and drove our bowl to the... More 

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South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful weekend spent in this slice of heaven! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, the rooms were stunning, the staff friendly and helpful and the food delicious! Our only regret is not being able to stay longer! Special mention to Anymore, who added to our stay.

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Thank Bird5
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sunrise with the falls smoke is spectacular! I recon this hotel has the best view in the house! Our room was spacious, comfortable and beyond our expectations. The staff friendly and really really helpful. I would come back to this beautiful establishment any day!

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Milton Keynes, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great stay. Very relaxing and calming. An oasis. Beautiful room, with thatched roof. View of the gardens and spray from the falls. Seamless service. Excellent dining at breakfast and dinner. Super hospitality all round. I recommend it highly.

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Edgewater, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How cool is having warthogs, deer and elephants walking outside your door. The breakfast was ample with excellent coffee. The hotel is walking distance to the market stores and restaurants nearby. Close to Victoria Falls and the sights.j

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sydney
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a few nights, The gardens were something like out of a fairytale, it was so beautiful. The food was amazing, and the staff were very helpful and really friendly. From the hotel you can see the mist of the Victoria Falls, and it is a close walk to them. we often saw impala, and hogs and... More 

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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: $424 - $662 (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 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#9 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
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“ground floor to see the animals”
 of 5 bubbles gemi3886, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lower level had a patio to watch the animals go past but I did wonder if the views from the upper floors was better.”
 of 5 bubbles lindak827, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the Falls side of the hotel. There is a busy market on the other side.”
 of 5 bubbles ckdavis1, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room types are varied - discuss your requirements with hotel prior to booking.”
 of 5 bubbles HeleneS780, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for a room facing the falls”
 of 5 bubbles alanmU8133TQ, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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