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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Bryan A Johannesburg, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent 5 days here on a conference. The experience was good BUT it was spoilt by a dishonest staff member who removed R1500.00 in cash from my room. The room was superb and very comfortable. Very well appointed. Spotlessly clean. Apleasure to stay in BUT it was spoilt by a dishonest staff member. The Coral Tree Restaurant was good.... More 

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

Dear Bryan A Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are devastated to hear that your stay with us was spoiled and that you had the unfortunate experience of theft take place at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team we would like to once again extend our apologies to you. As discussed,... More 

Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, views and bargain price.recommend Zimbali to all business people, couples, family and friends at any day. Peaceful and absolutely beautiful place. I can not wait for my next stay. To the staff. #Keep it up!!

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

Dear Thabile K Thank you for your review of our peaceful and beautiful resort. We are pleased to hear that you received excellent service at Fairmont Zimbali and that you found our prices to be good value for money. We look forward to welcoming you back again the future and will certainly keep up the good work. Kind Regards Leon... More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed 2 nights at beautiful Zimbali, which is located within a nature reserve housing estate on the South African East coast just outside Durban. Within the estate, there are luxury private homes with separate access, and this hotel. To put it simply, this hotel epitomizes luxury living at its best. From the moment you enter the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zimbali was a great place to stay. The rooms were great and had a great view. The pool looked welcoming but we came in Winter... The Room-Service was better than most experiences I've had with Room- Service. The food was good and the employees were helpful. All in all, I would come here again and recommend it.

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

Dear goodreviews3157 Thank you for sharing your lovely review with the Trip Advisor community. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great stay with us and that you found the employees to be helpful. We are pleased to hear that you will be returning to our beautiful property in the future. Perhaps your next stay with us will... More 

Isando
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wedding and engagement ring was taken out of my room. People must be carefull of leaving valuables in the room. Very disapointed that my stuff was taken out of Zimbali, such an established resort. t

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

Dear nicoletteg920 Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. The loss of such sentimental items is always a big setback and we are devastated that this happened while you were a guest in our hotel. On behalf of our entire team we would like to once again extend our apologies to you. As discussed, we... More 

Waterfall, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first stay at the hotel. We arrived at 2pm for the check in but our room was not yet available. After about 45 mins of waiting, we were approached by a gentleman who wanted to know if we had been attended to and we advised him that we were still awaiting a room. After a few minutes,... More 

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

Dear Krishendbn Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had a great stay with us and that you left feeling blessed by the service that you received. We apologise for the delay on check-in and that you experienced some challenges with the hot water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Fairmont Hotel from 28 & 29 and what a delight! We booked into a suite which was nice and spacious with an epic view of the Ballito coastline and Indian Ocean. The food was absolutley delicious! Especially enjoyed the breakfast buffet and reckon the smoothie bar is a great way to start the day before heading to... More 

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

Dear MikePaddy22 Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We value you taking the time to review the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We are thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional stay with us. It was our pleasure serving you delicious food and offering you a romantic stay with your loved one. Thank you for recommending our property. We... More 

New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked in at the end of January, and after hearing so much about Zimbali, we had huge expectations. We LOVED: - Bush and Beach together. It was like having a safari at the beach, best of both worlds. - The peace and quite was fantastic. - GO FOR THE COCKTAILS if for nothing else. - The staff were really... More 

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

Dear TravelConcious2014 Thank you for sharing your lovely review with us. We appreciate your kind words. We are so pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay with us. From the peace and quiet to the luxurious rooms, the Pomegranite Frozen Margeritas to the super service from the staff; it was our pleasure having you stay with us and... More 

Durban, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the fairmont zimbali resort and after hearing such great reviews about the hotel, I was really looking forward to our stay. The hotel and grounds are mostly well maintained and the beautiful infinity pools adds to the luxurious ambience. The breakfast had a nice variety of sweet and savoury goods. The rooms.however, I found... More 

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

Dear Ash1128 Thank you for your review of the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We appreciate your valuable feedback. We are pleased to hear that you found the hotel and the grounds to be well maintained and that you enjoyed the beautiful infinity pools and breakfast variety as well. We are sorry to hear about the challenges that you experienced with the... More 

Cape Town
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the resort for a weekend for a medical conference. The rooms were spacious and large. Friendly staff. Just a slight feeling of the rooms needing a bit of attention. Our airconditioner wasn't working and they finally fixed it - it had to stay to be on full ouput at a 5 degree temperature to... More 

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

Dear pandbSouthAfrica Thank you for your review of the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent culinary experience at our Hotel and that you found the food to be absolutely delicious and impressive. We are glad that you noticed the innovative display of certain food items and that this added to your experience. Please... 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*
Number of rooms: 154
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