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    Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Fairmont Zimbali Resort
    820 reviews
    #1 of 7 hotels in Ballito
     
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    Overview

    • Excellent38%
    • Very good25%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “zimbali lodge” (80 reviews)
    “golf course” (43 reviews)
    “infinity pool” (19 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Beachfront
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness centre
    Spa
    5 Star Hotel
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    820 reviews
    #1 of 7 hotels in Ballito
     
    The Oyster Box
    1,691 reviews
    #2 of 18 hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
     
    Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse
    303 reviews
    #1 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Ballito
     
    Coco De Mer
    349 reviews
    #3 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Ballito
     
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    Reviewed 16 August 2015

    We spent 3 nights at Zimbali Lodge (the Forest Lodge - not the hotel... there is a very big difference). We were looking for some peace and quiet and a place to relax. This was the perfect spot. The lodge rooms are nestled in the...More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Dear SH27380 Thank you for sharing your lovely review of the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge with us and the TripAdvisor community. We are so happy to hear that this was the perfect location for the peace and quiet that you were after, and that you left...More

    Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

    Professional, friendly & helpful staff. Best buffet breakfast I have ever had! I have been all around the world and this was THE best by far. Room was very, modern & luxurious. Beautiful and huge grounds. Short stroll to beach front. Spa (one of the...More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Dear Bebesum01 Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us. We are so pleased that you had such a lovely stay at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and Resort and that you found it to be paradise. Thank you for rating our...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2015

    I'm in two minds about the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. On the one hand: beautiful architecture, stunning pool, great setting in a lovely area (rooms are in villas around the grounds), generally good service from friendly staff. On the other (at least when we were there,...More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Dear G D Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful architecture of the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, as well as the stunning rim flow pool and the great service that...More

    Reviewed 20 July 2015

    Our room was comfortable, intimate, and clean. The staff were friendly and always greeted. There was a good variety for breakfast . We walked down to the beach and saw game and a variety of bird life. Don't expect to leave the Lodge much, you...More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Dear JamesShades Thank you for sharing your lovely review with the TripAdvisor community. We are pleased to hear that you had a relaxing getaway at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding our friendly staff. It was an absolute pleasure having...More

    Reviewed 19 July 2015

    We stayed two nights as a stopover to our Safari vacation. I was extremely disappointed in the quality of this hotel, having stayed at Fairmont's in other parts of the world before. I learned my lesson and will not choose a hotel in the future...More

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    Dear Larry S Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding your most recent stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. We are saddened to hear that your stay did not live up to expectations and that you left feeling disappointed....More

    Fairmont Zimbali Resort
    820 reviews
    #1 of 7 hotels in Ballito
     
    The Oyster Box
    1,691 reviews
    #2 of 18 hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
     
    Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse
    303 reviews
    #1 of 23 B&amp;Bs / Inns in Ballito
     
    Coco De Mer
    349 reviews
    #3 of 23 B&amp;Bs / Inns in Ballito
     
    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
    • 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
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$106 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
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    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
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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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    Room Tips
    "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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    "Room furthest from the elevators best - less noise."
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    "Ask for a room facing the sea"
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