Fairmont Zimbali Lodge - Umhlali

5 Corkwood Drive, Zimbali Coastal Estate, Ballito, Umhlali, South Africa, 4390show map
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Overview

The 5-star Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is situated a mere 25 km away from King Shaka Memorial. The business hotel in Durban attracts guests with its urban architecture.

Africa Art Gallery is nearly 24 km from the venue. Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is connected with other parts of Durban due to a bus stop located nearby.

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge offers a superb view to its guests.

Durban International airport can be reached by car within 20 minutes.

Rooms

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge provides guest rooms equipped with climate control, a balcony, a dining area, a fireplace and a telephone. Staying at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge guests can enjoy the sea view. Bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer are featured in every room.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine at Olive and Oil 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

Services

Business facilities include conference equipment, a business centre and secretarial services to suit the needs of business travelers.

Relax

Activities for active guests include mountain biking, squash and golf.

Internet

No internet access available

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   76.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Snack bar

Picnic area/ Tables

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Saltwater pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Water sports
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Audiovisual equipment

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool
  • Water slides
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Saltwater pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Forest view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Local calls
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
Durban International (DUR)7.0 mi
Virginia (VIR)17.7 mi
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  32  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Everything about it.

    The rooms tissue papers should be checked more often for a residue smell.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    service&food

    a army of ants attacking us! noisy airconditioners! people that stayed next to us,kept us awake to early hours!

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The staff were very friendly. The lodge is in a great setting.

    The room service was poor, we had to phn more than once on several occassions to get something delivered or fixed. The room service food was very poor. The airconditioning heat option didnt work. The hair dryer didnt work. The TVs were very old and the remotes didnt work. Quite a few of the over head lights didnt work. The floor under the bed was very dirty.The impression given was lack of attention to detail

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The whole experience was amazing from start to finsih the service was seond to none and the room was very comfortable and we loved the fact that we had a butler to meet our needs. Only draw back would be food is pricey breakfast 16 pounds whereas if you go to the country club it is only 4.50 and just as good.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The setting and the beach area was fantastic. The room was also very well done.

    The food was average and no chocolate on the pillow in the evening was a little dissapointing. Our neighbour smoking on thier balcony didn't enhance the ambience for us.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    We would normally not have stayed at a similar venue, but because you had an off-season discount we did, and it was worth the price we paid, but not what you normally would charge.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Huge bed, amazing room and fantastic view from the balcony. Only bettered by the gorgeous infinity pool.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Grandiose decor and well set out interior design.

    No view from the balcony, totally obstructed by huge trees, palms etc , felt claustrophic. Found that having to get golf carts to get to parking, to reception, for further transport to the beach limiting to independence.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The kids loved being driven around on golf carts - it was a real hit for them. staff were very attentive and helpful.

    My Partner feel down the stairs in the rain on the way to our room and cracked his coxsix, which did put a dampener on the holiday. I mentioned this to the Receprionist when checking out, but she didn't react at all.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Food was excellent

    Cannot access Room with vehichle at night times

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Nature and location

    Extremely poor service, no room service, no shuttle service between lodge and resort

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The setting of the room in the forest with amazing views.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The service by the reception staff. also and the services of the shutttles.

    I was however disapointed that when i had an in roon service request - the card was not collected and when i went to the beach the shuttle there did not come to collect us.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The best features of this stay were the setting, an idyllic beach and forest setting with plenty of natural beauty, and the quality of the food. Staff were very attentive and responsive. Beds were extremely comfortable and the Victorian bath is wonderful! Afternoon tea was of a very high quality, as were dinner and breakfast.

  • 10.0
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    The peace and serenity that you will find at Zimbali lodge will blow your mind! The staff was friendly and provided exceptional service. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the lodge!

    The directions on the website need to be updated!

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  32 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in South Africa

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Durban International (DUR)7.0 mi
Virginia (VIR)17.7 mi
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