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    Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent39%
    • Very good26%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
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    Reviewed 10 May 2017

    Settled amongst the natural scenic forest Zimbali is known for... a place to relax, unwind and enjoy nature. separately allocated units enhanced our stay at Zimbali, spacious room and a comfortable experience from check in to check out. A place to visit and explore more...More

    1  Thank Ubaidullah_E
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 26 May 2017

    Dear Ubaidullah E Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that your stay with us exceeded your expectations! It brings us great pleasure to hear positive feedback and we will definitely share this with our...More

    Reviewed 9 May 2017

    Let me first start with the good: the rooms are a good size, if a little dated and old fashioned. The bartender at the lodge pool provided good service and tried to accommodate our requests. Now for the bad - we stayed over the long...More

    Thank Alton J
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 26 May 2017

    Dear Alton J Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are saddened to hear that you left our hotel dissatisfied with your stay. We are sorry that our facilities and service delivery did not meet your expectations and for any discomfort you experienced...More

    Reviewed 6 May 2017

    I stayed at the Fairmont Zimbali lodge as part of a conference. The hotel was immaculate at all times, the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. The rooms have everything you could possibly need and provide a comfortable sleep, and amazing views.More

    Thank yihaa500
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear yihaa500 Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are thrilled to hear that your time at our Lodge left a lasting impression on you. We are happy to note that you found the hotel to be immaculate, the...More

    Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

    We come here every 2nd year for at least 7 days. The lodge units are lovely and spacious, serviced daily, nightly turndown The kitchen/dining area has a fridge, stove, micro, washing/dryer, kettle, toaster and cutlery/crockery for reasonable self-catering. The mall is minutes away, with just...More

    Thank TravelBabeSA
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear TravelBabeSA Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us. We appreciate you taking time to explain your experience with us and the Trip Advisor community in detail, and we are delighted that the Lodge units, surroundings and facilities all leave...More

    Reviewed 30 April 2017

    My husband and my two children went there over the Easter holiday spent 5days there and it wasn't enough.The staff were all friendly and absolutely helpful. The rooms were great and house keeping catered for our needs the whole time we were there. My boys...More

    Thank Notie L
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 2 May 2017

    Dear Notie L Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that your stay at the Lodge exceeded your expectations! We are pleased to know that you had a wonderful Easter holiday with us and that...More

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    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
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • 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$128 - US$197 (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 ,
    • Zimbali Lodge
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    xhotfeetx
    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
    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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    Room Tips
    "Sea view with the forest and lake is a must"
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    "All the views are the same - of the jungle"
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    "We were in room 118 and that was walking distance to the lodge but carts pick u up all the time so no going..."
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    "Rooms inside the main building are bigger and more convenient to getting around the premises."
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