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    Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
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    Fairmont Zimbali Resort
    913 reviews
    #1 of 7 hotels in Ballito
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    Overview
    • Excellent38%
    • Very good26%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible7%
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    “golf course” (46 reviews)
    “infinity pool” (19 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
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    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Of the pro's; the rooms are relatively large, the bed comfortable and the vanity area is a nice little extra. Check-out is easy. That's where it ends. The check-in staff are indifferent. The staff do not even attempt to make your stay special. We were...More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear meshabs Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are disheartened to hear that your stay at our hotel did not meet your expectations. We are sorry that the staff did not leave a favourable impression on you and...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The staff are cold and unwelcoming. You will be fined for driving more than 40km on the estate which has long straight roads. If you stay at the lodge, you will have to wait for shuttles to do just about anything other than take a...More

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    Thank aarifahs
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear aarifahs Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are disheartened to hear that your visit to our hotel did not meet your expectations. We are sorry that you left feeling dissatisfied with the service you received. This is...More

    Reviewed 19 October 2017

    My partner and I visited Zimbali Lodge for a quick weekend getaway in October 2017. On arrival, our check-in was relatively pain-free and easy which is always a plus. We were taken by Golf Cart to our Room nestled in the bush and tree's and...More

    Thank Jonathan H
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Jonathan H We appreciate your detailed review of your stay at our Lodge. It is a joy to hear that you delighted in your experience at our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed so many aspects of our hotels and that the atmosphere...More

    Reviewed 13 October 2017

    We decided to try out the hotel as it looked very nice and wanted to see for ourselves. We were a bit worried as some of the reviews here aren't complimentary but we thought we'd try for ourselves. We went over the Xmas 2016 period...More

    Thank Carrolfam
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Carrolfam Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed review with us. We appreciate your effort and we value the information you have portrayed in your feedback, allowing us to take practical steps in improving on our services moving forward. We are...More

    Reviewed 7 October 2017

    You get so in touch with nature staying at this lodge. Little deer and monkeys are seen all over the estate, nice trails and stunning view from the pool. The rooms are nice and clean, possibly a bit dated. No wifi though... Friendly helpful staff....More

    Thank Rofti
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 9 October 2017

    Dear Rofti Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. The Lodge is indeed the perfect hotel for those who enjoy being immersed in nature. We do have various rate packages available, some of which do include breakfast. Perhaps...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • 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
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Golf course
    • Tennis Court
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$112 - US$492 (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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    Debbie A
    30 October 2017|
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    Response from Rofti | Reviewed this property |
    As far as I remember it is R250 pp if it is not already included in your stay. I would suggest to take a 5min drive to Ballito Junction and enjoy your breakfast there.
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    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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    "In the Lodge, I would make sure to get a first floor room for the best views/light."
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    "Try to get a top floor room as you will get a sea view in some cases. Whichever room you chose the balcony..."
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    "Choose a room far away from the middle of the hotel."
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    "Stay in rooms nearby the lodge and close windows as there are monkeys."
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