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Victoria Falls

Ilala Lodge Hotel

411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
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Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located only minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge Hotel has 73 stylish, well-equipped rooms, providing the ultimate in comfort. The top-rated Palm Restaurant offers delicious al-fresco dining under the starry African skies, whilst listening to the roar of the falls. The staff are attentive and friendly, ensuring your bucket list trip is perfect for you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Fax / photocopying
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4 stars
Languages Spoken
Family, Centrally Located
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Very conveniently located for viewing Victoria Falls, with very friendly and knowledgeable staff and guides. River trip along Zambezi is not to be missed - stunning countryside and river wildlife - Hippos, crocodiles, birdlife etc all accompanied by drinks and snacks. Victoria Falls are spectacular and Ilala lodge provided umbrellas (gets very wet in places). Guide was excellent and the walk is well paced. The lodge itself (rooms and public area) are fine - not the charm of some private game lodges we have been to, but perfectly adequate. Friendly staff very ready to provide whatever is needed.
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Response from Masibanda77, Guest Relations Manager at Ilala Lodge Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review Ilala Lodge Hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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This is the first time we stayed at Ilala lodge and what a fantastic place. All the staff are so very friendly, and the attention to detail in all aspects of the lodge are impecable. The room was clean and spacious. The gardens are well manicured. I would highly recommend this lodge to families, holidaymakers and business people it a great place to relax. Congratulations to the management and all staff
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Response from IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ilala Lodge Hotel
Responded Mar 31, 2019
Thank you very much for the excellent review, we appreciate each of the special compliments to our property and team. We certainly hope this was not the last time you stay at Ilala Lodge Hotel!
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Great location in the town where you can easily walk along to restaurants and shops and close by to the falls. Dinner in the Palm restaurant within the hotel was excellent. It’s lovely that the wildlife come into the grounds of the hotel.
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Response from Masibanda77, Guest Relations Manager at Ilala Lodge Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review Ilala Lodge Hotel. We are glad you had a great stay.
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Stayed here for a couple of nights, to visit the falls, as a short part of a longer trip to other parts of South Africa. Two days was simply not long enough! People say that all you need is one, maybe two overnights to see the falls. Maybe so, but this hotel was just so welcoming and comfortable, and so well situated, that we could easily have stayed a whole week - and found a few other things to do, whilst in the area. The hotel has a lovely, airy & open feel to it. The building and the grounds have much more of a "safari Lodge" layout, and ambience to them, than some of the other hotels in town, which, whilst comfortable and luxurious in themselves, are more modern in their look and feel. The restaurant here is advertised as fine dining in VF, and the best in town; well we didn't have time to try the rest, so I couldn't say if its the best, but I struggle to think that's there could be better! Its certainly a 'fine dining' menu, so if you want burgers and chips to eat, be advised this is not the place to stay. But for gentle relaxed ambience, excellent service, and staff who are happy, and energised, and whom actually seem to want to help make this a memorable stay, then I would be happy to recommend this hotel. We loved breakfast outside, within earshot of the falls, perpetually rumbling away in the background, and being able to see the plume of spray just over the treetops, which lets you know that you are almost a stone's throw away from the main attraction. Most of the guests were couples, here to do the standard thing - viewing the falls, but there were a few families with small (and impeccably behaved!) children, and they were just as relaxed, and at their ease as we were. A lovely well maintained garden (but in keeping with the African ambience, not overly-manicured!) attracted some wildlife, and we had the pleasure of being entertained at breakfast by families of antelope, and wart-hogs. There's two pools for the sun worshippers, and a spa - which we didn't have time to sample, so I cant comment on its facilities. We had a lovely sunset cruise on the Zambezi river, and had the pleasure of sharing the river with several families of hippos. Would I recommend this place - unreservedly. Would I come back - in an instant! HGML
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Response from Masibanda77, Guest Relations Manager at Ilala Lodge Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Ilala Lodge Hotel. We are glad you had a fabulous stay and enjoyed all the amenities offered at Ilala Lodge Hotel and the activities and sights in Victoria Falls.
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We had a great time in Victoria Falls, hotel is central to the town and can see the mist from the falls from our breakfast table. Food quality and choice was excellent. Staff very friendly and we booked tours through the hotel which were amazing with knowledgable guides. Would highly recommend and booking direct with them meant we got a free meal in the palm restaurant as well as a sunset cruise.
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Response from Masibanda77, Guest Relations Manager at Ilala Lodge Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Allison for taking the time to review Ilala Lodge Hotel. We are glad you had a fabulous stay.
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ZimbabweMatabeleland North ProvinceVictoria Falls
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ilala Lodge Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Victoria Falls Snake Park (0.08 miles), Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village (0.1 miles), and Cultural Vibes Music Shop (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pariah State Victoria Falls, The Palm Restaurant, and Livingstone Room at Victoria Falls Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ilala Lodge Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ilala Lodge Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ilala Lodge Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Victoria Falls.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ilala Lodge Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.