Ilala Lodge is staffed by the most gracious people. Service was consistently good and staff always had a smile on their faces. Every time one returned from a trip one was welcomed back verbally which was great.
The rooms were well appointed and furnished in line with the lodge's railway sleeper theme. They were serviced twice a day. The sleep quality was excellent.
The lodge is so close to the falls. When we opened our curtains at sunrise, the colours were simply spectacular with the rising sun making the "smoke" from the waterfall look like a bush fire. Absolutely amazing. Views from the restaurant/terrace area were wonderful and the roar of the waterfall was apparent all the time.
The food was excellent and of a good variety. Service was good. Alcohol was not exorbitantly priced which we have become accustomed to at other tourist destinations.
The only thing lacking was a table and chairs on our room's balcony. That would have been nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The perfect base for exploring all the Victoria Falls has to offer, Ilala Lodge provides distinguished yet affordable accommodation in a gracious and secluded ambiance. The hotel is ideally situated and is closest to the Victoria Falls as well as the town centre. Wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ilala Hotel Victoria Falls