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Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Booking.comUS$201*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

My wife and I spent 7 nights here in early February. The property is situated in a huge area of nature, with significant development of up markets homes that actually don't intrude on the beauty. The resort is actually dramatic, overlooking the Indian Ocean and with some significant architecture. Our experience was marred from the outset, when despite having paid...

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

Dear Andy P Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are disheartened to hear that your stay at our Resort did not meet your expectations. We are sorry to hear about the challenges you faced with uncertainty at check-in and that your towels were not replaced daily. We apologize for any discomfort you experienced....

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Located a stones throw away from the beach. Room over looked the ocean. With a selfie spot for those who like to keep memories in picture. Spa to die for. Very specious room with comfy bedings. Porter very professional. Liked the shuttle service, very efficient. The ambience

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

Dear Stephen G Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We are happy that the proximity to the beach, beautiful ocean views, spa, room offering and our staff all left a lasting impression on you creating a memorable ambiance! We...

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

What an awesome 4 day stay it was! From the moment we arrived we felt like royalty, car doors being opened, luggage taken out for you and the valet parking took us by surprise but we loved it, check in was a breeze and when we get to our junior suite my oh my it was gorgeous! The staff are...

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

Dear Annette C Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us. We are delighted that you chose to celebrate your birthday at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort and on behalf of all of us, we wish you many wonderful birthdays to come! We are pleased to hear that our staff left a lasting impression on you and that you found...

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Hair in the bath... Moved rooms - unbearable smell of smoke in the toilet cubicle. Rooms are tired. Non-existent customer service - stood in reception for 50 minutes with no offer top even take a seat.....so disappointing.

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

Dear Justine R Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are disheartened to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. We are sorry that you were unhappy with our service delivery and we apologize for any discomfort that you experienced. We have addressed your concerns with our team for improvement moving forward. We hope that you...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We played golf in the Durban area and lived at Zimbali Resort and also played at their golf course. The hotel was beautiful and the rooms very big. The golf course was really wonderful. All the lights went out one evening in my friends room. For the night they managed to fix the light in the bathroom and the reading...

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

Dear 180ChristineR Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed various aspects of your stay at our Resort, from the beauty of our hotel to your dining experiences. It is unfortunate to hear that you experienced maintenance challenges during the course of your stay and I am sincerely...

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

It's been the best experience at the Zimbali.It was pure pleasure and pure tranquillity. Reconnecting with nature and the best service recieved. Our Anniversary Suprise was a cherry on Top. Zimbali resort is a place to be. 😍😍

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

Dear Nontando Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are delighted to hear that your stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort exceeded your expectations. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed nature and its tranquility, as well as your anniversary surprise and our service delivery. We look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries...

JHB
Reviewed 3 February 2017

What a wonderful Blend of Bush and sea. For the sea lover, you can hear the crash of the waves and feel the sand between your toes. Five minutes later as you stroll back to your room you are walking through the "forests and well maintained gardens, passing by the Golf course and hearing the calls of the fish eagles...

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

Dear BelleJhb Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are delighted to hear that your experience at our Resort exceeded your expectations. It is a joy to hear that you relished in the mix of the beauty of the ocean and the serenity of the forest. Our location and grounds certainly lend to a...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Fairmont promises a lot, but delivers on very little. We spent a few nights at the property over the new years period and paid premium rates for a premium hotel during a premium period. What we received nothing close to a premium experience. First, the positives - the property is situated in a wonderful estate and has an imposing...

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

Dear JoeyDock Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are most disheartened to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I am sorry that you faced challenges during your stay with us and that you left our Resort feeling dissatisfied with our service delivery. This is certainly not in keeping with the...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had a big debate whether we should stay in the resort or the lodge in Zimbali, and here how it went after we chose the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. As a total rate we were satisfied, with few issues only that we faced, the electricity cut off twice there and then the AC in one of the rooms stopped from...

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

Dear Jisa88 Thank you for sharing your lovely detailed review with us. We are delighted that you experienced both our Resort and our Lodge, and to hear that you enjoyed various aspects of both our properties. We are happy to hear that you took pleasure in our pool areas, room offerings and dining experiences of the Resort. Thank you for...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We visited this resort for my husbands birthday.. woooow. i do not regret a second. the staff has attention to details. the surprise turndown for his birthday was amazing.. they had baked a fresh red velvet cake i cannot stop thinking about The pools and the atmosphere around the resort is unforgettable.. we tool a walk by the beach and...

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

Dear Thinga_and_Cynthia Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are ecstatic to hear that your stay with us exceeded your expectations! We are delighted to hear that our staff's attention to detail, pools, atmosphere, service delivery, rooms and sea view all left a lasting impression on you. On behalf of all of us at...

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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
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Address: PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito 4422, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range: RM708 - RM1,628 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Zimbali Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 154
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“Sea-View, upper floor rooms really are the best!”
andevero, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
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“All rooms have a sea view”
vasanthaknaidoo, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother - go to the Oyster Box or Beverley Hills Sun instead”
, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“A room at the Oyster Box would be better”
JoeyDock, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
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