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Fairmont Zimbali Resort

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PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito, 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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Witbank, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent. Beautiful sea views and Great hospitality. Good food and great facilities. Just need more variety on the breakfast meals. Gym facility also good. We had a wonderful time there. I would like to know more about family holiday packages with children.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome safe and secure resort set in a tropical paradise. Beautiful rooms, great food, amazing swimming pool and surrounding gardens. Warm and friendly staff ready to cater for your every need. Also a fabulous family pool with restaurant and kids play area. Access the hotel beach via a security controlled gate, unfortunately there is no safe swimming allowed in the... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A comfortable but sprawling resort that has excellent service, responsive staff, excellent restaurants, and luxury amenities. I would seriously consider returning to this property when again in the area.

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Certainly a very elegant place. Staff are not too friendly and very few places to dine in the resort. In fact before you book check if the restaurant's are not already booked for the weekend or you may have to leave the resort and look around for places to eat . The ocean is a beautiful view but quiet a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got to the hotel after a tiring drive, only to get a room with a musty smell. The room itself lacked cleanliness. The bedding was dirty. Even the toilet seat had not been cleaned properly. In room dining sent the wrong order to me. So I had to wait even longer to have my dinner. The air conditioning in... More 

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Hotel with excellent service, staff are friendly and helpfull, accommodation is clean and luxurious and food is excellent. cannot find fault with anything I experienced at this hotel. Really enjoyed the stay there.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a four bedroom residence for a self-catering weekend which was really beautiful. This is such a lovely resort but the only off-putting thing is driving from point A to point B. We also went to the hotel for cocktails and lunch which was outstanding. It is a lovely resort but it depends on where you stay really.

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Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Setting... With a view of the sea, patio with comfortable chairs to relax on. Peaceful quiet place , you can hear the waves crashing at night. The room we stayed in was rather luxurious with ample space, huge bathroom, with tub and shower. Food and restaurant service was superb! Front end service was a bit shoddy for a supposedly... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two nights at this hotel in August, which we booked based on the outstanding reputation of the hotel. Unfortunately my own experience did not live up to those lofty expectations. Whilst the hotel is clean and well maintained, it just seems to lack that little bit of magic and that personal touch that one would expect from a truly... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a four bedroom holiday residence. It was self-catering, serviced daily and came equipped with a golf cart so that we could nip about and up to the hotel and have the most delicious Pina Coladas while enjoying the magnificent ocean view from the bar. We had practically unlimited access and everywhere on the whole lodge/resort everyone was... More 

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