Fairmont Zimbali Lodge - Umhlali

Zimbali Estate, Po Box 404, Kwazulu- Natal North C, Umhlali, South Africa, 4390  show map
 5 stars
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Fairmont Zimbali Lodge - Umhlali

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Infinity pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Cycling

Hiking

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Overview

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is set in a natural area of Umhlali next to Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Kloof Country Club and Stainbank Nature Reserve. Built in 1996 and remodeled in 2005, the exclusive hotel combines colonial architecture and modern facilities.

Set near by tropical beaches close to palm trees and forests. The city center lies within 8 km from the venue.

The property enjoys incredible location within a 15-minute drive to Durban International airport.

Rooms

With a superb view over the ocean, 38 rooms offer a minibar, a private safe, satellite TV, coffee/tea makers and individual climate control along with an en suite bathroom featuring a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer. Some rooms feature views over the Indian Ocean.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a packed breakfast is served at the restaurant. Guests will enjoy special meals in the indoor restaurant serving Indian cuisine. The Pool bar features Wi-Fi and an open fireplace for guests' comfort and offers tea and coffee.

Services

Along with free parking, a designated smoking area and currency exchange there are a business center, a meeting room and a catering service available on the premises.

Relax

Guests will benefit from steam baths and reflex massage. On-site activities feature mountain biking, diving and horse riding.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas at ZAR 50 per hour.

No internet access available

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   76.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Water sports
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Picnic area/Tables
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Health club
  • Spa center
  • Steam bath
  • Massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Golf view
  • Ocean view
  • Forest view
  • Resort view

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of ZAR 500 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Zimbali Estate, Po Box 404, Kwazulu- Natal North C, Umhlali, South Africa, 4390

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City Center
  • Umhlali
    7.7 km
Airports
  • Durban International (DUR)
    11.2 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    78.4 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    76

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Rooms and availability

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Fairmont Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 32 m²
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  • Shower
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Room facilities
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    One-Bedroom Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 88 m²
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      Standard Junior Suite
      Bed type: Double bed
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      Standard Junior Suite - Breakfast included

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      Superior Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
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      Superior Deluxe Room Garden View - Breakfast included

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      Deluxe Double Room
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      Deluxe King - Breakfast included

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      Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite
      Size: 73 m²
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Fairmont Zimbali Lodge - Umhlali Umhlali location
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        Hotel Address:

        Zimbali Estate, Po Box 404, Kwazulu- Natal North C, Umhlali, South Africa, 4390

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Umhlali
          7.7 km
        Airports
        • Durban International (DUR)
          11.2 km
        • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
          78.4 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          76

        Hotel Awards

        South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedUmhlaliFairmont Zimbali Lodge

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Spa Hotels in South Africa

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        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          76

        Hotel Awards

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        Best Spa Hotels in South Africa

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        Fairmont Zimbali Lodge Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

        Average guest rating

        8.0out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 32 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Family with children
          10.0

          Everything about it.

          The rooms tissue papers should be checked more often for a residue smell.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          service&food

          a army of ants attacking us! noisy airconditioners! people that stayed next to us,kept us awake to early hours!

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          The staff were very friendly. The lodge is in a great setting.

          The room service was poor, we had to phn more than once on several occassions to get something delivered or fixed. The room service food was very poor. The airconditioning heat option didnt work. The hair dryer didnt work. The TVs were very old and the remotes didnt work. Quite a few of the over head lights didnt work. The floor under the bed was very dirty.The impression given was lack of attention to detail

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          The whole experience was amazing from start to finsih the service was seond to none and the room was very comfortable and we loved the fact that we had a butler to meet our needs. Only draw back would be food is pricey breakfast 16 pounds whereas if you go to the country club it is only 4.50 and just as good.

        • Couple
          6.6

          The setting and the beach area was fantastic. The room was also very well done.

          The food was average and no chocolate on the pillow in the evening was a little dissapointing. Our neighbour smoking on thier balcony didn't enhance the ambience for us.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          We would normally not have stayed at a similar venue, but because you had an off-season discount we did, and it was worth the price we paid, but not what you normally would charge.

        • Couple
          10.0

          Huge bed, amazing room and fantastic view from the balcony. Only bettered by the gorgeous infinity pool.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          Grandiose decor and well set out interior design.

          No view from the balcony, totally obstructed by huge trees, palms etc , felt claustrophic. Found that having to get golf carts to get to parking, to reception, for further transport to the beach limiting to independence.

        • Family with children
          7.0

          The kids loved being driven around on golf carts - it was a real hit for them. staff were very attentive and helpful.

          My Partner feel down the stairs in the rain on the way to our room and cracked his coxsix, which did put a dampener on the holiday. I mentioned this to the Receprionist when checking out, but she didn't react at all.

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          Food was excellent

          Cannot access Room with vehichle at night times

        • Family with children
          5.8

          Nature and location

          Extremely poor service, no room service, no shuttle service between lodge and resort

        • Couple
          9.2

          The setting of the room in the forest with amazing views.

        • Couple
          10.0

          The service by the reception staff. also and the services of the shutttles.

          I was however disapointed that when i had an in roon service request - the card was not collected and when i went to the beach the shuttle there did not come to collect us.

        • Couple
          7.4

          The best features of this stay were the setting, an idyllic beach and forest setting with plenty of natural beauty, and the quality of the food. Staff were very attentive and responsive. Beds were extremely comfortable and the Victorian bath is wonderful! Afternoon tea was of a very high quality, as were dinner and breakfast.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          The peace and serenity that you will find at Zimbali lodge will blow your mind! The staff was friendly and provided exceptional service. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the lodge!

          The directions on the website need to be updated!

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Fairmont Zimbali Lodge - Umhlali Umhlali location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Zimbali Estate, Po Box 404, Kwazulu- Natal North C, Umhlali, South Africa, 4390

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Umhlali
          7.7 km
        Airports
        • Durban International (DUR)
          11.2 km
        • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
          78.4 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          76

        Hotel Awards

        South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedUmhlaliFairmont Zimbali Lodge

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Spa Hotels in South Africa

        Use Badge