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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We enjoyed 3 nights at Ilala Lodge. The hotel has a lovely British colonial ambiance. The rooms though older style were very comfortable. We didn't sit out on our terrace because it overlooked the new wing of rooms being built. We did however sit by the pool and the bar area which is very nice. The staff are friendly &...

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ilala Lodge. Our new extension is now complete and apologise for any inconvenienced it caused during your stay. I will pass on your feedback to Dickson and glad you enjoyed our facilities and also the proximity of the lodge to the Victoria Falls.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This place is located in probably the most perfect spot in Victoria Falls. Close to the falls, close to the market, close to the other hotels, close to nice restaurants and and it has great views, and wondering baboons and warthogs. The food at the place was incredible, definitely a 5 star restaurant in my opinion, though I wish the...

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review of our facilities. Hope you come and stay with us when you return!

Palmyra
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We wished we could have stayed longer. Hotel was conveniently situated for access to the falls and activities. Rooms were large and comfortable and staff were extremely helpful. Decor was colonial with beautiful furniture and overhead fans in bedrooms as well as air conditioners. Doors on rooms opened out to a grassed area visited by warthogs on a daily basis.

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Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you had a safe trip home.

Richmond, B.C.
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Besides superb service and comfort, being within a short walking distance to Victoria Falls allows one to avoid all the street hawkers ready to pounce when you exit the hotel. The self serve breakfast is over the top. Ostrich, alligator and Koodo are on the dinner menu. Seating is indoors as well as outdoors so at breakfast don't be surprised...

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Niederanven, Luxembourg
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Hotel is located close to the city center and 10 min walk to the Victoria Falls entrance. We particularly liked the smaller size hotel, which made our stay more cozy and quiet. Our room was nice, comfortable and well equipped with everything required to feel good. All service from welcome to leaving was excellent, all staff competent and nice....

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Myself and my wife stayed with friends for 2 nights. The check in process was well organised, we had a room on the first floor overlooking the falls. The hotel arranged trips on the river and a helicopter flight over the falls - I would recommend both. The boat trip was on the Ra-Ikane which is a much smaller and...

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Germany
Reviewed 28 September 2015

My recent stay at Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls left nothing to be desired. The check-in was smooth and immediate. I was made to feel welcome and well looked after, offered a cold towel and refreshing drink while I filled out the forms. My room was at the lower level, the stairs not being a problem, with a small patio...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We (mature aged couple) stayed at Illala Lodge in late August 2015. The reception was smooth and we were given help with our luggage. The rooms were comfortable with plenty of space and an attractive outlook over grass - warthogs often present! The restaurant too had a very attractive view and service and food were of a high quality. The...

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Reviewed 26 September 2015

Brilliant hotel. Met and the front desk and offered a drink while we filled out the forms. Room was on the main level next to the swimming pool and bar. It was very comfortable and clean. The staff where very friendly and looked after us all well. The hotel is brilliant situated for the falls, a 10 minute walk. Even...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2015

On our honeymoon in Zimbabwe, we were greeted and checked in by sincere and friendly staff, and upgraded to an incredible suite upstairs for a 3-night stay, with another 2 nights to follow later in our Zimbabwean holiday. The hotel itself is amazing!! Beautifully decked out with Colonial regalia, and with paintings on the wall that led us to believe...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The perfect base for exploring all the Victoria Falls has to offer, Ilala Lodge provides distinguished yet affordable accommodation in a gracious and secluded ambiance. The hotel is ideally situated and is closest to the Victoria Falls as well as the town centre. Wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ilala Lodge

Address: 411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: €259 - €443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ilala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Ilala Hotel Victoria Falls
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#9 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“New building, upper floor, balcony. Room 52 - spectacular room!”
 of 5 bubbles mkuboldi, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try room 32 close to the facilities, but not noisy and you can see the spray from the falls”
 of 5 bubbles JonathanL992, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were on the lower level, and had a nice patio where we could have coffee.”
 of 5 bubbles JessicaR702, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If the cost is affordable, opt for the new wing.”
 of 5 bubbles 160824, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suggest first or second floor if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles hedgehogHampshire, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
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