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

On-site 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 5-star Fairmont Zimbali Lodge boasts close proximity to Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Kloof Country Club and Stainbank Nature Reserve just 39.9 km away. Renovated in 2005, the hotel combines classical architecture with ultimate comfort.

Offering ideal setting in Umhlali just near highway, Fairmont Zimbali Lodge overlooks the Indian Ocean. Guests will get to Pietermaritzburg in 60 minutes by car.

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge offers a superb view to its guests.

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Durban International airport.

Rooms

The property comprises of luxury rooms appointed with a minibar, television with satellite channels, climate control, a refrigerator and free Wi-Fi. The guestrooms look out on the ocean. They are fitted with luxurious bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. Guests will enjoy Indian dishes served at the indoor restaurant. There is an onsite Poolside bar to relax in. Offering a variety of dishes, Olive and Oil are just about 500 meters away.

Services

The hotel provides a storage room, parking and a designated smoking area along with conference equipment, secretarial services and a business center to fit the needs of all guests.

Relax

Cribs, high chairs and a play area are available for children. Fairmont Zimbali Lodge offers sports activities including mountain biking, diving and lawn tennis.

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
  • On-site 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
  • 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

  • Free 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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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

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Rooms and availability

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge photos Room Fairmont View Room
Fairmont Twin Room
Forest view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cotton sheets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
Room Description:

Standard|Fairmont Room + Breakfast Flex (2 beds)

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge photos Room Fairmont View Room
Fairmont King Room
Forest view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
Room Description:

Standard|Fairmont King

One-Bedroom King Suite
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Lounge area
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Refrigerator
Room Description:

Suite|Suite, 1 King Bed, Resort View

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
Room Description:

Suite|1 Bedroom Lodge Suite + Breakfast Flex

Standard Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Junior Suite|Standard Junior Suite

Superior Deluxe Double Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Deluxe|Superior Deluxe Room Garden View

Deluxe Queen Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Queen - Breakfast included

Deluxe King Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe King - Breakfast included

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV

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

Hotel Awards

South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedUmhlaliFairmont Zimbali Lodge

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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