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Fairmont Zimbali Resort

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service is impeccable. The views are stunning! Great attention to detail. Suitable for both romantic weekends away as well as family outings. Location is very close to the airport which is very convenient for out of town guests. A little bit of paradise on the north coast. When the weather is good, could spend the whole day at the beach... More

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Salisbury, England
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7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In short, we had a wonderful time. This was our second visit and it was every bit as good as our first visit 2.5 years ago. The location is wonderful and the room was wonderful - spacious, clean, great views and patio leading onto a small, well kept and private garden space. Service was brilliant - from reception, to concierge,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arranged our two day visit here through a tour operator and a triple room on a bed and breakfast basis was booked for my family; however when we arrived there appeared to only be a reservation for two people and we would have to pay for my daughter. Despite having all the paperwork we were advised they had no... More

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted that overall your experience of staying at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort was a positive one and that the thoughtful touches helped make your husband’s birthday memorable. It is wonderful to read that you and your family enjoyed the hotel’s setting, beautiful accommodation and... More

Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No ramp access to pool area for prams. On a windy night wind whistles through windows, unacceptable for a 5 star. Rooms, service, staff, food, hotel are very good. No 3G / LTE reception here, the hotel should offer at 500megs free for guests.

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nish, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your constructive feedback. We are delighted that overall your experience of Fairmont Zimbali Resort was positive. It is wonderful that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the hotel, liked the accommodation and experienced engaging service from our wonderful colleagues. If we could build on your feedback... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The property looks stunning and we stayed in an incredible suite with a beautiful ocean view, biiiiig bathroom and very comfortable bed. It was my daughter's birthday and my friend had organized a piece of cake which was lovely. There was also a bottle of wine. So we started off on a high note and expectations. When I phoned to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is stunning, from the moment you arrive and walk through the grand entrance to panoramic views of the ocean, coastline, beaches, and the soothing sounds of surf. The most hospitable and friendly hotel staff found anywhere in the world truly, they strive for excellence, professionalism, and this zest for the guest experience was exhibited through and through across... More

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Aaron, Our sincere thanks to you for your glowing review, we’re delighted your experience of Fairmont Zimbali Resort was so positive. We are honestly humbled that you choose to celebrate such a momentous occasion here and we’re honoured to have helped make it memorable for you. Congratulations from all of us here on your recent nuptials – we wish... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel setting is spectacular, especially in the evening with the magnificent lighting. ROOMS: Rooms are really big although one expects double hand basins in a five star hotel. Not enough shelving for personal toiletries and the dressing room could be bigger - we found it awkward. Beds are nice and big with very comfortable pillows. The rooms are kept... More

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Nova Lima
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is beautifully. Our very confortable room was at the 6th floor, directing overlooking the indian ocean. Kids friendly. Excellent service at reception and bars/restaurants. Food average, there are better places to eat around and towards Durban. Housekeeping needs improvement, we were left without towels one day.

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear romanosilva, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We are so pleased that your stay was memorable and you enjoyed the hotel’s beauty and comfort. We’re delighted you and your family experienced engaging service from our colleagues and that your children enjoyed the family-friendly aspects of the resort. It is deeply regrettable that... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairmont Zimbali really is a special venue. The view from the lobby out to sea is stunning on a beautiful day. Rooms are a good size with reasonable services. Probably likely for a refurb soon as some look tired. Views from balconies from third floor upward are lovely. Service from guests services manager and reception team was excellent. Nothing to... More

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Critic, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of staying at Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We greatly value your feedback and appreciate your recommendation as the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing weekend of golf retreat. It is indeed a special location. We’re so pleased you enjoyed the stunning views; spacious accommodation and received excellent service from... More

Sandton, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few of us booked into this luxurious hotel for a weekend to get away from the Joburg buzz.... we arrived to a magnificent looking place, blended with nature in true 5* style. The swimming pool (that looks endless), the pretty walkways (to the individually located rooms / chalets) and the chest of drawers (at the foot of the king... More

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Croft57, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive experience. We are delighted that your stay was so memorable and that you enjoyed the resort and all the facilities it has to offer. It brings us much joy to read that you and your friends found the luxury weekend getaway you were after. We are... More

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Address: PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Zimbali Resort 5*
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