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Fairmont Zimbali Resort

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PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito 4422, South Africa
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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An outstanding hotel. Exceptional service from the moment you arrive. The variety at the breakfast table was great and quality of food good. Will definitely be visiting again and recommend to friends, family and clients

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skövde
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a very nice place with a very good pool area. We stayed in a full seaview suit and it was enormous (maybe to big =) and a pleasant experience. The breakfast was excellent but the dining room was rather big so try to get a table outside, much more pleasant. We did not have our dinner in the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had come in from Capetown to Durban and were booked in the Fairmont Zimbali resort hotel. The check in was a breeze with nice welcome drinks. There was also a conference being held at the same hotel but it did not delay or hamper our check in. The rooms were very spacious with a nice deep soak tub , separate... More 

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

This hotel is set in the most beautiful surroundings and the staff are very friendly and helpful but you expect more than that when visiting a 5 star hotel. Sadly there is far too much that does not work in the hotel. On check in we were taken to 3 rooms before the key card finally worked. They advertise free... More 

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Johannesburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome experience , very responsive staff and too management. The location of the hotel is just amazing. They should consider changing the beds. Invest more in kiddies facilities they make us spend !

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Fairmont Zimbali Resort with the family for a weekend. The resort is within a gated community North East of Durban. Summary of the good and not so good below: THE GOOD Because it's within a gated community, there are a lot of activities in vicinity to keep even the most active family occupied. The rooms are large and... More 

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Thank Michael S
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is without a doubt, one of the best resorts SA has to offer. The views and general ambiance overwhelm you, making you feel as if you have been magically transported to some exotic beach fantasy. The rooms are spacious, with fantastic views. A delightfully large bathroom, thoughtfully equipped with every possible amenity. The Bite Cafe' at the poolside, offers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was our 2 time there!! We would come many times.. The acomodation is really good and with enough space for 2 adults snd 2 kids! The staff is very kind !! Breakfast delicious and many options in the restaurants. The beach is beautiful but not for swimming!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to stay n have so recharging g time. They numerous pool areas including kids areas. They got nice sea view rooms will balconies where I can enjoy fresh smell of the sea n listen to the sounds of those big sea waves. The hotel staff there is very pleasant n helpful at all times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience at Zimbali was exceptional. The room was large, spacious and very comfortable. The pool large and really great. The service from the staff was exceptional in that they were friendly, engaged, helpful and pleasant. Breakfasts were huge spreads with some level of variety so that not every day was the same. All in all an amazing stay.

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