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Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To maximise your experience, use the entertainment facilities freely provided. Engage with the staff and ask around. Travel around the facility and see the beauty of the ocean and the landscape. Its quite memorable

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A one night getaway to Zimbali - travelled with my husband and 8 month old. We were given an additional bed which was way too hard for the baby to sleep on. Other than that the hotel, service , room décor and services were excellent. Hotel grounds are immaculate. My only bad experience which was kind of the reason I...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear milzn2016 Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are disheartened to hear that your experience at the Spa did not meet your expectations. We are sorry that you left feeling dissatisfied and we would like to assure you that your concerns will be shared with our Team to ensure improvement moving forward. It...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the ultimate in luxury. Let's start with the bad things about the hotel. Portions of food are so large that I put on 4kg from the start to the end of my trip. If you have not been there, the resort falls within the Zimbali Eco Estate which consists of the Zimbali Lodge, the Zimbali Resort as well...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear VimalSardar Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderfully detailed review of our Resort! We are delighted that your overall stay with us was a pleasant one, and that our staff left a lasting impression on you! We will be passing on your compliments (with special mentions of our Concierge Desk, Avischal and Mboniseni) to our Team...

Mansfield
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great hotel and friendly staff great location near the sea. Very secure and good value. wonderful views from the balcony. Watch out for the cheeky monkeys they pinched my wine gums, my fault I should have kept the patio door closed.

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Richard Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased to hear that your stay at our Resort met your expectations. We are happy to hear that our facilities, staff and views among other things left a lasting impression on you - including the cheeky monkeys! We look forward to hosting you again to provide you with...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I made a booking for the 26 November. There was a death so we rescheduled for the 3rd December. When we arrived we met Melissa at reception who was not friendly. She advised me that I was a no show for the 26th. I had to show her an email confirming the date change. There after she asked us to...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rajendrinaidu1912 Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are disheartened to hear that you faced challenges during your stay at our Resort. We are sorry for the miscommunication conveyed by your rescheduled booking and we apologize that you did not feel properly managed in this regard. We apologize that you experienced difficulty in getting the attention of...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I was in Durban in March and stayed at a villa in Zimbali, beautiful grounds with an awesome golf course... I like that you get a golf buggy with your villa to get around... will definitely like to visit again!!

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jamey S Thank you for your review on your stay at one of our Villas. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful visit. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the Trip Advisor community. We are glad that you delighted in our beautiful grounds and enjoyed the golf course during your time with...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are very spacious especially the bath area (though the toilet needed a fresh coat of paint but that didn't bother me). The bed was very comfortable. I loved the fact that each room has its own iron and ironing boarding. I had no issues with room service. The room I was in was on the 1st floor so...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Vee201504 Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the spaciousness of our rooms and the comfort of our bed and room amenities. Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community! We hope that you will stay at the Resort again in the near future allowing us an...

Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are amazing and I simply loved my shower. They have lovely rose scented toiletries which I fell in love with. The views from the breakfast venue are simply beautiful and the pools very inviting. I was slightly disappointed with the food, i expected a bit more in this regard, but the staff are very accommodating and overall it...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Michelle_Guy_100 Thank you for your review. We are overjoyed to hear that you delighted in our rose scented toiletries. Our amenities are "Rose 31", a French brand exclusive to Fairmont Hotels, and we are so happy that you fell in love with them like we did! We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful breakfast views...

cape town
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I stayed at the hotel for two nights. The hotel is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city so quiet nice for relaxing as it's on the beach and good for families with kids too. Breakfast was excellent aswell as the service we received. The pool gets a 10 out of 10 from me....

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear fazlinjacobs Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and enjoyed our relaxing ambiance as well as the facilities we have to offer. We are glad that you took pleasure in our breakfast as well as in our service delivery. We offer magnificent views and we...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our family out from Italy and we took a family holiday. The rooms are very clean and spacious mostly sea facing. The house keeping staff are a bit abrupt and rude. Be careful of booking on the first floor as there are poor sea views especially in the suits. The fifth floor is reception and can be noisy...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Alexia C Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are disheartened to hear that your stay at our Resort did not exceed your expectations. We are sorry that you did not have a good interaction with our housekeeping staff and we apologize for the challenges you faced with our WiFi. Our internet connection is currently being reviewed by our...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Address: PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito 4422, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range: ₹ 10,177 - ₹ 30,262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Zimbali Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 154
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“The rooms on the upper floors have a good view. However, on the ground floor you can walk out onto the lawn.”
 of 5 bubbles Michelle_Guy_100, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a view”
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“Sea facing rooms are spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles HelenM941, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We loved our sea facing junior suite which is really a lovely big flat with a huge covered veranda.”
 of 5 bubbles annelie_hattingh, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“sea views deluxe room”
 of 5 bubbles Shube1, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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