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    Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
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    • Excellent38%
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    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible5%
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    “zimbali lodge” (80 reviews)
    “golf course” (43 reviews)
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    The location is good, almost like being on a tropical island. The check-in process is straightforward and easy though the staff don't seem pleasant. The rooms are good, a little aged. The lodge pool was a bit noisy, seemed like something was wrong with the...More

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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    I had a room inside the main hotel building, attending a conference and being a woman traveling by myself it was very thoughtful of the staff to allocate me a room on the same level as the entrance. My room was huge and beautifully appointed...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Sadly we returned here to celebrate our wedding anniversary of which we hosted here about 8 years back and we were planning my wife's birthday next year Sadly it has been neglected and almost left to ruin and we won't be back Some points most...More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Dear dowsettdave Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are most disheartened to hear that your experience at our hotel did not meet your previous expectations. We are so sorry to hear of the challenges you faced during your...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Magnificent setting with superb seaview. A choice of a few swimming pools and so many activities. A paradise for children. food at the restaurants expensive and average. There are betters options in Ballito (5 min drive)More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Dear PaulPauwen Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and that our setting, views, facilities and activities on offer all left a lasting impression on you! We are...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Positive: 1) Very spacious rooms 2) Room service and hotel amenities at a 5-star standard 3) Breakfast is well stocked and worth inclusive rate 4) Many pool options - try the Mexican themed pool closest to the beach 5) Great golf course Negative: 1) Main...More

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    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Dear King_Size8888 Thank you for taking the time to share aspects of your stay with us. We are thrilled to hear that our room offering, room service, amenities, facilities, dining options and golf course access all made a positive impression on you. We are happy...More

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    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$104 - US$192 (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
    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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