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    Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
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    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
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          US$155
          US$136
          US$155
          US$136
          Traveller (250)
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          Overview
          • Excellent40%
          • Very good25%
          • Average21%
          • Poor8%
          • Terrible6%
          Travellers talk about
          “zimbali lodge” (81 reviews)
          “golf course” (43 reviews)
          “infinity pool” (19 reviews)
          Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast Buffet
          Air Conditioning
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Suites
          Poolside Bar
          Fitness centre
          Concierge
          Spa
          Wheelchair Access
          Business Centre
          Golf Course
          Dry Cleaning
          Tennis Court
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Shuttle Bus Service
          Babysitting
          Private Balcony
          5.0 Star Hotel
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          Fairmont Zimbali Resort
          840 reviews
          #1 of 7 hotels in Ballito
           
          The Oyster Box
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          #2 of 18 hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
           
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          Reviewed 24 September 2015

          Reservation The reservation was made through the Fairmont website, which is where I should have foreseen the beginning of a poor experience. Having made a package booking which included breakfast one is given the opinion of adding breakfast as an additional – admittedly this page...More

          1  Thank BryceMatthewson
          Response from FairmontZimbali, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 27 September 2015

          Dear BryceMatthewson Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. We would like to apologise for the challenges that you experienced during the booking stage of your reservation, as well as any miscommunication which you feel may have taken place...More

          Reviewed 13 September 2015

          From R150/day for wifi, through R35 per room service delivery, and on to R100 cocktails and R350 for a bottle of R50 cheap plonk...at every step Fairmont finds a way to shaft you. It's silly; I can't believe they make much from this compared to...More

          1  Thank 11Chris1122
          Response from FairmontZimbali, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 25 September 2015

          Dear 11Chris1122 Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations and that you left feeling frustrated by your experience with us. This is certainly not something that we want...More

          Reviewed 11 September 2015

          Lovely setting , large , clean room though a little tired. Reception staff very helpful. Now for the downside. Had to eat in a restaurant 2.5 km away and wait up to 25 minutes for a shuttle to take us there. Staff in restaurant were...More

          Thank Medwarecat
          Response from FairmontZimbali, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 25 September 2015

          Dear Medwarecat Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us regarding your recent stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. We are pleased that you enjoyed the lovely setting of our beautiful property, and that you found the Reception staff to...More

          Reviewed 6 September 2015

          Venue great. Service sketchy and usually poor. Rooms great and the setting is fantastic. Hotel staff not providing a 5 star service though. Lack of onsite restaurant huge negative. Reception staff particularly poor. Service around pool non existent. Room staff great.More

          Thank Michael F
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 8 September 2015

          Dear Michael F Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us regarding your most recent stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. We are glad that you found the Lodge to be a great venue located in a fantastic setting. We are disheartened to hear...More

          Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

          Great service, beautiful setting, friendly staff......just simply brilliant!!!! It was a short stay and my first time there with our baby. The lodge staff ensured all amenities we requested were there. The forest walks, heated pool and private beach really clinched it for us. We...More

          1  Thank Rodney S
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 4 September 2015

          Dear Rodney S Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and we are so glad to hear that service, setting and staff left a lasting impression on you and your...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
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Conference Facilities
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Dry Cleaning
          • 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$117 - US$175 (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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          Traveller (250)
          Pool & Beach (42)
          Room & Suite (35)
          Dining (13)
          Hotel & Grounds (156)
          Bathroom (9)
          Family and Play Areas (1)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          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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          "Sea view with the forest and lake is a must"
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          "All the views are the same - of the jungle"
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          "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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