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Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
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    • Excellent38%
    • Very good25%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
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    “zimbali lodge” (79 reviews)
    “golf course” (43 reviews)
    “infinity pool” (18 reviews)
    Free Parking
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    Beachfront
    Restaurant
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    Fitness centre
    Spa
    5 Star Hotel
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    All reviews zimbali lodge golf course infinity pool coastal forest the main hotel setting estate thandi cart
    Reviewed yesterday

    Very nice property. Comfortable spacious rooms. Lovely pool area. Service very poor for breakfast. Usually empty dining room, yet no tables set. Bar closes at 8 pm except for Friday and Saturday. The hotel consists of a series of lodges (really apartments) with an excellent...More

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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    We didn't make the most of the infinity pool, the restaurants, the grounds and the rest of the facilities, but the staff were extremely attentive. I would recommend anyone to stay there. It's close to Durban airport and very easy to find in the dark!

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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    I have mixed feelings about the lodge: it has a lovely setting but feels a bit like a ghost town and lacks a little tlc. We arrived at the lodge and had to feel our way around a group check-in. None of the staff had...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We visited this hotel about 10 years ago and it was awesome so was very disappointed this time - first we had to wait about 25 mins to get checked in. Secondly we waited about half an hour for a shuttle to the beach !...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The rooms are spacious, and have the contemporary feel. Swimming pools are amazing and have enough for guests not to be all over each other. Note the beach is not a swimming beach hence the plenty swimming pools. If you need some salty water you...More

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    • 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
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • 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
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    Dining (11)
    Nearby
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    The East Oasis Trading Co
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    Gianni's Beachfront Ristorante
    265 reviews
    1.42 km away
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    retired0209
    Are there any areas where one can smoke please? Also we stayed with you several years ago and I seen to remember butlers and golf carts to get around. Do you still have them as I am slightly disabled and can't walk very far. We are dud to stAy We are visiting you again at Christmss . A
    21 May 2015|
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    xhotfeetx
    Does the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge do full bord thanks
    9 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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    Room Tips
    "Ask for a room facing the sea"
    Unathi M, 15 days agoRead review
    "All rooms face the ocean but those on the upper floors have the bd them to have no ocean view and to be too..."
    Mountainmann, 25 days agoRead review
    "At the end of the row of rooms at the top"
    Aluette V, 29 days agoRead review
    "ask to be left alone, or you'll be easily annoyed"
    KarlKarl_Jacobs, 1 month agoRead review
    "sea view room is a must !"
    HamzaYacoob, 1 month agoRead review
    "for families with children I would recommend you stay at the hotel and not the lodge ."
    Rika B, 1 month agoRead review
    "Choose a higher floor to get an expansive view."
    sarahrow2015, 3 months agoRead review
    "1st floor rooms, just behind reception, have amazing sea views and close enough to the lobby to access the..."
    VimalSardar, 3 months agoRead review
    "ocean view is a must"
    Linda F, 4 months agoRead review
    "We had a room with a balcony see view"
    mike271142, 7 months agoRead review
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