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Fairmont Zimbali Resort

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ballito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Andrew W Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to this resort twice for business conferences and has on both occasions been a great experience. Only a few minutes from the international airport which in itself is an attractive option considering the resort remains private and away from the hustle and bustle. The grounds are huge and well maintained with a private entrance to the beach that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a romantic package for our short honeymoon. Pleasantly surprised to be upgraded. Romantic turn down was brilliant. Suite was clean and spacious. First night supper, and they restaurant accommodated our diet even though it was buffet. Will definitely go again. Service was good as well. Only hiccup on checkout was the warm water in the room.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the check in at arrival, to the check out the following morning, an absolutely fabulous experience. The staff were extremely efficient, very polite and friendly, they clearly imparted the notion that your comfort and happiness was important. We stayed in the garden Villa, lovely spacious rooms that are well appointed. All needs are covered from shower gel to a... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After 3 attempts we were moved to the type of room that we had booked. At check out we were charged for items (breakfast and internet access) included in the original booking room rate. Restaurant food overpriced.

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

Dear Russell, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our hotel. I sincerely apologise for the challenges you encountered during check-in and check-out. This is certainly not in keeping with the level of service we strive to provide all our guests, and I thank you for bringing this to our attention. Your feedback is... More

Edenvale
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very helpful. Reception was able to offer a better rate which enticed us to stay longer. Beautiful ocean views & wildlife. Comfortable bed, modern room layout. Golf courses in area are good. Wife enjoyed the spa treatments.

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

Dear Kevin, Thank you for the time you have taken to review your stay at Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We truly appreciate the positive feedback and we’re so pleased your time with us was memorable. It is wonderful to read that you experienced engaging service, enjoyed the resort and all that it has to offer. It is indeed the ideal location... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

breath taking, unforgettable experience , perfect location, friendly , helpful staff, clean, the hotel makes you feel at ease , everything you need is at your doorstep, wish we had a longer stay, will miss it

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

Dear 777Mrp, Thank you very much for the positive review of the resort. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Fairmont Zimbali Resort and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards, Leon Meyer General Manager Fairmont Zimbali Lodge & Resort More

Athens, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In one of the most beautiful locations of South Africa, with stunning view to the ocean, the resort offers luxury accommodation, excellent service, and plenty facilities. Rich wildlife as well. Monkeys, or small deers, can be attractions during your morning run, or afternoon walk, in the resort premises.

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

Dear taxiarchis2014, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive experience of Fairmont Zimbali Resort. It is indeed a truly picturesque location. We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and all that the resort has to offer. Whether for business or pleasure we do hope you will visit is again soon and we look forward... More

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the check - in the service is excellent,i was even upgraded to a Junior Suite for my whole stay without any hustles or extra charges and the staff are always willing to assist with what ever you asked,i was there for business trip but it felt like i was just there for holiday...

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

Dear Khulekani72, We wanted to thank you for your positive feedback. We are delighted we were able to turn moments into memories for you and hope to get the opportunity to do so again. Kind regards, Leon Meyer General Manager Fairmont Zimbali Lodge & Resort More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Dear Bonang K, Our sincere thanks to you for your positive feedback. We are delighted we were able to turn moments into memories for you and hope to get the opportunity to do so again in the very near future. Kind regards, Leon Meyer General Manager Fairmont Zimbali Lodge & Resort More

Salisbury, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Dear Clare, Thank you for sharing your positive experience of staying at Fairmont Zimbali Resort. It is indeed a wonderful location with spectacular ocean views, ideal for golfers, and we are so pleased you enjoyed great service and a positive dining experience with us. We greatly appreciate your loyal patronage and are truly humbled by your recommendation. We focus a... More

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Additional Information about Fairmont Zimbali Resort

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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