Fairmont Zimbali Lodge - Umhlali

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Saltwater pool

Infinity pool

Overview

The classic Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is a 5-star property placed near Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Kloof Country Club and Stainbank Nature Reserve. Renovated in 2005, the hotel features classical architecture.

The hotel puts guests near tropical beaches. 118 km to Richards Bay.

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge offers a superb view to its guests.

Guests can reach Fairmont Zimbali Lodge by car from Durban International airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

Fairmont twin room, deluxe one-bedroom suite and one-bedroom suite have Colonial décor along with satellite television, climate control, a laptop safe, wireless internet and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms feature views over the Indian Ocean. They offer en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

Every morning at the bar guests may enjoy buffet breakfast. The indoor restaurant serves Indian dishes. Refreshing drinks are offered in the poolside bar. Guests can share a meal in Olive and Oil, located about 450 meters away.

Services

Currency exchange, an elevator and a designated smoking place along with conference equipment, secretarial services and a business centre are also at guests' disposal.

Relax

Steam baths and reflex massage are available on site. Such sports activities as mountain biking, diving and lawn tennis are provided on-site.

Internet

No internet access available

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   76.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Water sports
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun loungers
  • Umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Health club
  • Steam bath
  • 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
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

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 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Zimbali Estate, Po Box 404, Kwazulu- Natal North Coast, 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 Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 32 m²
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    Fairmont King Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
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      One-Bedroom King Suite
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        Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
        Size: 32 m²
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          Superior Deluxe Single Room
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          Deluxe King Room
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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 Coast, 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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            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 Coast, 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