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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 #2 of 10 hotels in Ballito
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Pretoria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Outstanding resort in every way but one. This hotel is six star, it is beautiful and gives you a feeling of being in a desert forest, next to the ocean. It is also not short of entertainment and amenities. The only problem is that the beach is not swimmable.

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Tshwane
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fairmont Zimbali Resort is a beautiful place, you find peace, the surrounding are just too beautiful, you are in the beautifullest part of South Africa if not the continent! Come and experience heaven on earth!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice hotel in a beautiful part of South Africa. Rooms are nice, service good and the swimming pool area is very impressive. Restaurants provide good service with very helpful staff. Only downside is having to pay for wifi. 5 star hotels should not charge for wifi

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FairmontZimbali, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Derek C, We thoroughly enjoyed reading your review. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback after having stayed at the Resort in November. The Fairmont Zimbali Resort is indeed a nice hotel in a beautiful part of South Africa. We are so pleased you experienced good service by our helpful staff and were impressed by the... More

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Breathtaking views, great hospitality, tasteful meals, worth every cent. . We enjoyed our stay. .An experience to be repeated. A smiley, welcoming face from a porter, a cleaner, a waiter to a manager. Wow.

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FairmontZimbali, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mathapeloo, Thank you very much for your overwhelmingly positive feedback. It is an absolute joy to read your review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed a truly wow experience with us. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. Kind Regards, The Fairmont Zimbali Resort Team More

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

When I first stayed at Fairmont, it was for an anniversary. With a few kind words to the staff before arriving they managed to organise a room with an amazing view, a personalised tour of the resort, dessert waiting upon arrival with a message, along with Champagne. The staff were amazing. The food at the restaurant was excellent although rather... More

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FairmontZimbali, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Epicurios_adie We sincerely regret that this has been your experience. We would like to both apologise to you and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We do not like to hear that our guests have experienced these types of challenges and assure you that we genuinely value your feedback and will act upon it to ensure the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the staff ensured we had a great stay. There were a few issues but these were dealt with promptly and that, to me, makes the difference. There were a few lapses in the attention to detail that the Fairmont brand warrants and you sometimes get the feeling that the staff are too laid back or their training isn't sufficiently... More

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FairmontZimbali, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir Rupert Ploppy We would like to thank you for your balanced and constructive feedback. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences with us, highlighting both the positive and more significantly, those areas where you feel we could improve. We sincerely regret the instances of any niggles. It is always our intention to exceed the... More

Sundowner
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service at Zimbali is exceptional, the staff greet you by name, they engage with you as a person. The rooms are large, modern, the beds are big and comfortable. It is so nice to hear the sound of the sea at night when you are sleeping, the location is super perfect. The location is super great, it's a pity... More

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FairmontZimbali, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear H L Thank you very much for sharing your recent experience of staying at Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We are thrilled to read that you and your family experienced exceptional, personal and engaging service. Our colleagues are our greatest source of pride and the source of many a fond memory for our guests. Thank you for sharing with us your... More

Cork, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights on our holiday to South Africa. The resort has a gorgeous beach location however it is a pity as it is a beach that you cannot swim in. However access to beaches close by is not difficult to reach by a small car trip. Our room was very spacious and the bathroom was beautiful. We had... More

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FairmontZimbali, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Raksha B, Thank you very much for sharing your review of Fairmont Zimbali Resort. It is always cheering to read that a guest would wholeheartedly recommend the Resort and we want you to know that we hold your recommendation in the highest regard. We echo your sentiment entirely – the Resort does indeed benefit from its coastal vantage. The... More

Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife's parents, as well as my wife and I, all enjoyed our stay here. I've stayed right on the Durban beachfront before when I've come to the area, but the calm serenity that this resort offers makes it worth the distance from Durban to get out of the hustle and bustle. We had a bit of a rough start:... More

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FairmontZimbali, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your recent experience of Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We are delighted to read that you and your family all enjoyed your stay with us. We sincerely regret the challenges you experienced during your early check-in. Please be assured that the points you have brought to our... More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a awsome weekend ,The service ambience and the staff were excellent.The standard was very high.A special thanks goes to Candice and Paul for making my wife s birthday lunch a sucess and not forgetting the rest of the staff.The facilities were excellent.I would recommend anyone to to stay over at the Fairmont resort.You will love it.It is the cut... More

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FairmontZimbali, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience of staying at Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We are honoured you chose to spend your wife’s birthday with us and delighted it was such a memorable occasion for your family. We sincerely appreciate you generously recognising our valued colleagues Candice and Paul in your review. Rest... More

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Additional Information about Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Also Known As:
Fairmont Zimbali Hotel Ballito
Fairmont Zimbali Hotel
Address: PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in Ballito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Zimbali Resort 5*
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