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Forest Suites Hotel

M4 Road | Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito, South Africa
Forest Suites Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the minute we arrived the experience was shocking, Mangwanani has taken over for Fairmont and it clearly shows! No beds for the kids at arrival, no bedding once moved, then no towels, no teaspoons, (ongoing fight every day to get basic amenities) golf carts not maintained in 2 years and very dangerous(when you can get one), staff insult guests... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My partner and I decided to have a short break over the New Year at Zimbali. We were delighted when we were able to book a room at what appeared to be a luxury getaway destination. You can imagine our disappointment upon arrival when, from the outset, it became apparent our stay would fall well short of our expectations. In... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

After having been at zimbali ️resort for 10 nights, we stayed here for our last 4 nights at forest suites hotel. We were highly disappointed upon arrival from very horrible wallpaintings, smelly room, poor quality and insufficient bath towels, dead and alive insects all over the place including a baby snake. Caught a glimpse of the filthy duvet inner which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My wife turned the BIG 40 (dare I say)! We stayed at the Forest Suites for a week and it was pure bliss. We have stayed here a couple of times before but this time was very special. From the moment we walked in until our departure we were made to feel very special. Our dinners at Thandi was exceptional.... More 

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Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We recently stayed at the Forest suites. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, large bathrooms and nicely situated in the forest. There is no view except for the trees as you are in the forest. Staff were friendly and helpful and the inclusive breakfast was good, service a bit slow at breakfast. They give you a golf cart for... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Great location, great surroundings, pity about the staff and the decor. The staff are not very friendly or welcoming. Service at breakfast is unbelievably slow. I was served raw sausages and had to send it back to be cooked. Room service was also very slow. Not sure if they under staffed or just inefficient. The TV's are ancient and don’t... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed one night at Forest Suites at Zimbali. We were not expecting anything special, but were blown away by what we got. We had a large suite, with many decorations, a large bed, and a large bathroom, with indoor and outdoor shower. There was a large deck looking out at the forest. Be aware that there are monkeys in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

The rooms were incredible, large, luxurious and lovely. The food was some of the best we have eaten in a long time. The staff were great being alert to all our needs. All in all a memorable stay. As a couple we had a great time golf spa beach and relaxing an ideal recipe for a weekend away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

My fiance and I spent two nights at the Forest Suites Hotel to celebrate his 30th Birthday. We had an amazing weekend here and loved every minute of it!! The suite was gorgeous and so luxurious with the super comfy big bed and the "OUT OF THIS WORLD BATHROOM"!! The bath is fantastic and big enough for two. And love... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We spent two nights at this hotel, within the Zimbali resort. Extremely comfortable suite, especially travelling with children. Private, quiet and lots of space. The only problem we encounterd is the lack of communication from the hotel staff - no crisis - but more information about the facility and resort would have been welcomed. For quality, clean and luxurious accommodation... More 

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