My wife and I stayed there for 4 days on part of our honeymoon. I'll start off by saying that it was a short, 5-min walk from the falls, which was pretty amazing.
The room we got was pretty basic, but pretty nice. Unfortunately though, there are one two single beds--no choice whatsoever for a twin, double, or queen. So we had to put our beds together.
The service was pretty good if not great, and the place was very clean. The atmosphere beats out most hotels with interesting information and a lot of historical art.
There is a nice pool near the bar, and the restaurant was okay. The breakfasts were great, but our dinner experiences weren't the best--and we thought was WAY overpriced.
The internet was available at a computer at the front desk for free, but the connectivity was laughable (in terms of speed).
We slept well and comfortable (with air-conditioning), and the view was pretty nice. We also had a massage, which we also thought was pretty good. All in all, a very good experience, but with a few changes could have been excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ilala Lodge is ideally located only minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 56 stylish, well-equipped rooms, providing the ultimate in comfort. The top-rated Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge offers delicious al-fresco dining under the starry African skies, whilst listening to the roar of the falls. The staff are attentive and friendly, and ensure your bucket list trip is perfect for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ilala Hotel Victoria Falls