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    Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Fairmont Zimbali Resort
    818 reviews
    #1 of 7 hotels in Ballito
     
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    Overview

    • Excellent38%
    • Very good25%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “zimbali lodge” (80 reviews)
    “golf course” (43 reviews)
    “infinity pool” (19 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Beachfront
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness centre
    Spa
    5 Star Hotel
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    818 reviews
    #1 of 7 hotels in Ballito
     
    The Oyster Box
    1,692 reviews
    #2 of 18 hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
     
    Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse
    303 reviews
    #1 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Ballito
     
    Coco De Mer
    349 reviews
    #3 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Ballito
     
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    I have mixed feelings about the lodge: it has a lovely setting but feels a bit like a ghost town and lacks a little tlc. We arrived at the lodge and had to feel our way around a group check-in. None of the staff had...More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Dear Henry S Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the breathtaking setting and relaxed ambiance of our beautiful hotel. We are however...More

    Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

    We visited this hotel about 10 years ago and it was awesome so was very disappointed this time - first we had to wait about 25 mins to get checked in. Secondly we waited about half an hour for a shuttle to the beach !...More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Dear W212XCdebbiec Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. We are saddened to know that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. We are sorry to hear that you faced...More

    Reviewed 14 March 2017

    The rooms are spacious, and have the contemporary feel. Swimming pools are amazing and have enough for guests not to be all over each other. Note the beach is not a swimming beach hence the plenty swimming pools. If you need some salty water you...More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Dear Unathi M Thank you for sharing your view on our Lodge with us and the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to hear that you had a restful stay with us and enjoyed our many facilities we have to offer. Thank you for your extensive...More

    Reviewed 10 March 2017

    This is a big resort. When we stayed there it was very quiet on walking round the resort we noticed that none of the villas seemed to be occupied, hardly anyone around the pool a very strange place. On checking in the staff were only...More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Dear eje480 Fairmont Zimbali Resort were honored in accommodating you and the family during your stay and trust you are well presently. Following your departure, the above scenarios were accumulated and I, myself, strongly appreciate your time in addressing the points of concern. Thank you...More

    Reviewed 9 March 2017

    Clients book me on in at the lodge for a business trip, for the second time. It was not my choice. It is over priced and not value for money. The rooms, hotel and setting are well planned and well decorated. It may be romantic...More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Dear Henk007777 Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are most disheartened to hear that left our Lodge feeling dissatisfied with your stay. We are sorry for the challenges you faced and we would like to reassure you that...More

    Fairmont Zimbali Resort
    818 reviews
    #1 of 7 hotels in Ballito
     
    The Oyster Box
    1,692 reviews
    #2 of 18 hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
     
    Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse
    303 reviews
    #1 of 23 B&amp;Bs / Inns in Ballito
     
    Coco De Mer
    349 reviews
    #3 of 23 B&amp;Bs / Inns in Ballito
     
    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
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • 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
    • US$106 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
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    Room & Suite (33)
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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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