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    Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
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          Fairmont Zimbali Resort
          840 reviews
          #1 of 7 hotels in Ballito
           
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          Overview
          • Excellent40%
          • Very good25%
          • Average21%
          • Poor8%
          • Terrible6%
          Travellers talk about
          “zimbali lodge” (81 reviews)
          “golf course” (43 reviews)
          “infinity pool” (19 reviews)
          Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast Buffet
          Air Conditioning
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Suites
          Poolside Bar
          Fitness centre
          Concierge
          Spa
          Wheelchair Access
          Business Centre
          Golf Course
          Dry Cleaning
          Tennis Court
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Shuttle Bus Service
          Babysitting
          Private Balcony
          5.0 Star Hotel
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          840 reviews
          #1 of 7 hotels in Ballito
           
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          1,757 reviews
          #2 of 18 hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
           
          Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse
          306 reviews
          #1 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Ballito
           
          Beverly Hills
          1,026 reviews
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          Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

          Once again had a great experience at the Zimbali Lodge! The resort is an amazing getaway with some beautiful dining experiences. The monkeys by the pools are very cheeky so watch out for any food you have around you! The rooms are lovely with some...More

          Thank dubj2015
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 2 March 2015

          Dear dubj2015 Thank you for sharing your lovely review with the Trip Advisor community. It was a pleasure having you stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge once again. We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience and that you were able to...More

          Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

          We stayed here for four nights at the end of a touring holiday. We found the hotel to be delightful. The surrounding estate is filled with trees and wildlife. The rooms are big and spacious. The housekeeping staff do and great job and nothing is...More

          1  Thank Marie J
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 2 March 2015

          Dear Marie J Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had a delightful stay with us and that you found our team to be friendly and charming during your stay. Thank you for...More

          Reviewed 6 January 2015

          December is really busy so much of the feedback below is related to this time of the year: Around the pool, there are often non hotel guests using the loungers, so you need to get in early. We managed to get a lounger most days,...More

          2  Thank IvanJenkins
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 15 January 2015

          Dear IvanJenkins We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us. We value your feedback. Thank you for your kind words regarding our helpful and efficient staff. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay even though you experienced some...More

          Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

          Would not visit this Place again.I waited for an ice bucket for 7 hours it never arrived. The chef cnt even make eggs he is pathetic. The meals are not varied n boring. You dnt always get the exact meal as per the menu. When...More

          5  Thank ophelianate
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 6 January 2015

          Dear ophelianate We would like to thank you for sharing your review with us. We really do appreciate your valuable feedback. We are saddened to hear that your experience was not in keeping with the level of service that we strive to deliver at Fairmont,...More

          Reviewed 27 December 2014

          The reception staff & staff in general were friendly and welcoming, setting was lovely, right in the forrest & a great pool. A walk down to the beach is recommended. Room was dated with a lot of upgrades needed, furnishings looked and felt cheap. While...More

          2  Thank Simon C
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 29 December 2014

          Dear Simon C Thank you very much for taking the time to share feedback on your stay at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. This is much appreciated as it allows us the opportunity to constantly improve our guest experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed the beautiful...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
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Conference Facilities
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Dry Cleaning
          • 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$ 114 - US$ 174 (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
          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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          "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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