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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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Thank Turnerz
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 27 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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Thank austraveller65-10
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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Thank Joanna W
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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Thank Simon H
Genoa, Italy
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We visited Victoria falls at the end of our trip in Botswana and so we appreciated a lot the comfort of the rooms, the nice swimming pool and the good restaurant. the hotel is very close to the falls and well organised. My son enjoyed free wi fi after so many days without..

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Thank Rossana R
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2015

The hotel is stunning, very elegant yet comfortable with great views. The staff were so friendly and fantastic at what they do. The food was beautiful, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very good location, close to all requirements yet not too noisy. A very enjoyable stay for our honeymoon. We hope to return some day!!

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Thank millsjes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The hotel seems to be about the closest to the falls on the Zimbabwe side. The hotel is very neat and has a great restaurant. Our room was very pleasant, looking out over the falls. They are currently building additional rooms in a separate building, so was a little noisy during the day. I don't know whether they are building...

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Thank Richard G
Sammamish, Washington
Reviewed 16 September 2015

My wife was recovering from bronchitis, so we had to leave our safari early. The Ilala Lodge was a perfect choice. It was close to banks , restaurants, and shops, but seemed to be in the wilderness.The manager, Martin, was extremely welcoming and even visited us at the local hospital, where we had to spend one of our five nights...

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

Thank you for your review. Hope you have recovered and again sorry that you ended up in hospital towards the end of your trip. Trust you have recovered from your bout of bronchitis?

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ilala Lodge is ideally located only minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 56 stylish, well-equipped rooms, providing the ultimate in comfort. The top-rated Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge offers delicious al-fresco dining under the starry African skies, whilst listening to the roar of the falls. The staff are attentive and friendly, and ensure your bucket list trip is perfect for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ilala Lodge

Address: 411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: $373 - $643 (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
#7 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#9 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
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“The new wing is very nice”
21callumm, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go to the falls early morning (opens at 06:00) it's lovely at that time.”
JacobKAy, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a lower level room which looked straight out to the lawn. Excellent room.”
pinga63, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Very generous and well laid out rooms.”
OmarK971, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms are accessed via a steep flight of stairs.”
JJToronto101, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
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