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    Zimbali Lodge

    Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent38%
    • Very good26%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible7%
    Travellers talk about
    “golf course” (48 reviews)
    “infinity pool” (19 reviews)
    “the main hotel” (12 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Concierge
    Spa
    Facilities for Disabled Guests
    Business Centre
    Golf Course
    Dry Cleaning
    Tennis Court
    Kids Club
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 20 November 2017

    Very disappointing from what it was a few years ago..... big let down.... feels like it's just put on the wayside and the Resort takes priority... never had such a rude reception with no greeting, welcome drink or communication.... everything seems to be an effort...More

    Thank kasandra1
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Zimbali LodgeResponded 6 December 2017

    Dear kasandra1 Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us. We are disheartened to hear that your experience at the hotel did not meet your expectations set from your previous stay. We are sorry that you did not feel that the...More

    Reviewed 15 November 2017

    There was no working tv for the weekend( no complementary service to replace the discomfort) what really made things worse is there was no communication from the hotel to notify paying customers of their situation. Zimbali prices are not cheap so they should provide the...More

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    Thank lesegos361
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Zimbali LodgeResponded 5 December 2017

    Dear lesegos361 Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are disheartened to hear that your stay at our hotel did not meet your expectations. We are sorry for the challenges you faced and for the miscommunication regarding the television...More

    Reviewed 15 November 2017

    4 night stay. Lovely amenities. Very quick collection via the golf cart system but only a short walk to the pool/restaurant area anyway if we decided to walk. Wifi needs updating. Service was world class in our experience. TV system being updated so no tv...More

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    Thank cbbuk
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Zimbali LodgeResponded 5 December 2017

    Dear cbbuk We appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy that our amenities and service experience left a lasting impression on you. We are sorry that...More

    Reviewed 12 November 2017

    I stayed here for two nights at the end of a business trip. It's very hard to fault anything about the lodge, staff, room, public areas and the location are first class. I put he staff to the test on two occasions and they assisted...More

    Thank VentnorBay
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Zimbali LodgeResponded 27 November 2017

    Dear KentishSailor We appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will ensure that your comments are shared with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement...More

    Reviewed 11 November 2017

    I'm very disappointed with my 3night stay at the Zimbali Lodge. I don't even know where to start.. Cancelled my breakfast for the duration of the stay after the poor quality served the first morning. No room service, no minibar, no television channels or cable...More

    Thank Petria B
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Zimbali LodgeResponded 5 December 2017

    Dear Petria B Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Fairmont, we strive to provide a superior...More

    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Golf Course
    • Tennis Court
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$220 - US$298 (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
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    Debbie A
    31 October 2017|
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    Response from Rofti | Reviewed this property |
    As far as I remember it is R250 pp if it is not already included in your stay. I would suggest to take a 5min drive to Ballito Junction and enjoy your breakfast there.
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    "In the Lodge, I would make sure to get a first floor room for the best views/light."
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    "Try to get a top floor room as you will get a sea view in some cases. Whichever room you chose the balcony..."
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    "Choose a room far away from the middle of the hotel."
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    "Stay in rooms nearby the lodge and close windows as there are monkeys."
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