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Fairmont Zimbali Resort

5 Corkwood Drive, Zimbali Coastal Estate, Ballito, Ballito, South Africa 4420 (Show on map)

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"Location, Ocean views, Decor and Design..."

  • Tasneem, South Africa
  • April 6, 2015
  • Area: Ballito
  • Rooms : 154
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Features of Fairmont Zimbali Resort
Facilities

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service

airport transfer

babysitting

bar

bicycle rental

business center

car park

coffee shop

concierge

currency exchange

elevator

express check-in/check-out

facilities for disabled guests

family room

laundry service

luggage storage

meeting facilities

newspapers

poolside bar

restaurant

room service

safety deposit boxes

salon

shared lounge/TV area

shops

shuttle service

smoking area

tours

 
Sports and Recreation

children's playground

fitness center

garden

golf course (on site)

golf course (within 3 km)

kids club

massage

outdoor pool

pool (kids)

private beach

sauna

spa

squash courts

steamroom

table tennis

tennis courts

  
Internet

free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas

 
Parking

car park

valet parking

 
Languages Spoken

English

  

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Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Fairmont Zimbali Resort is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Ballito. Only 16 Km away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Fairmont Zimbali Country Club, Zimbali golf estate, Lifestyle shopping Centre give to this hotel a special charm.

At Fairmont Zimbali Resort, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include private beach, fitness center, sauna, golf course (on site), golf course (within 3 km) are designed for escape and relaxation. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Fairmont Zimbali Resort hits the spot in many ways.
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Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.


Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)
230 ZAR

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
7 Km

Distance to Airport
16 Km

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors
Yes

Number of Bars
3

Number of Floors
6

Number of Restaurants
9

Number of Rooms
154

Room Voltage
220

Time to Airport (Minutes)
20

Year Hotel Built
2010


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Very Good

8.0

from 8 reviews

Value for Money
7.2
Location
9.5
Staff Performance
7.8
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
8.0
Room Comfort/Standard
8.5
Food/Dining
7.2
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Ellen C. Families with young children South Africa, July 5, 2015
Zimbali

Location, facilities
6.3
We had a great time, service for a 5-star hotel was very poor, thought charging full price for dinner buffet for a child was a bit steep seeing that they eat so little, other than that fantastic
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Russell S. Couples South Africa, June 7, 2015
Fairmont Zimbali

Staff
7
It was ok, I expected more from a 5 Star I had to be moved as room wasn't clean
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Tasneem M. Families with young children South Africa, April 6, 2015
Birthday celebration stay a bit disappointing

Location, Ocean views, Decor and Design
7.3
I booked a stay at the resort to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. Was looking forward to a relaxing Easter weekend with our one year old baby. I had called the resort a week before arriving to confirm that we would require a baby cot in our room. I also confirmed again on the morning before checking in that a cot would be ready for our baby in our room on arrival. When we checked into our room at 4pm it had not been cleaned, the bathroom basin was blocked, there was no cot provided and we had to ask three times for it to be brought to our room. No cot arrived and our baby had to share our bed on the first night. The next morning, we complained at reception and were only then told that no cots were available and the hotel would be purchasing more that day. Highly annoyed that this was not communicated when we had requested the previous day. Staff in general do not appear to be well trained or informed about the resort. We enquired on two occasions about a heated pool on the premises, and hotel staff claimed that none of the pools were heated. Only found out on our last day that there was a heated pool at the Valley of Pools. The waitress at the Bite pool cafe did not know what scrambled eggs were?? Very disappointed that such a beautiful resort in a fantastic location is being let down but such poor service. Staff were generally friendly but not well trained at all. No map was provided of the estate and family dining options were limited, due to a large party having booked the normal buffet restaurant out for the entire weekend. Our long weekend break was generally pleasant but would only consider staying there again once the staff have had a serious service training upgrade.
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Milton G. Couples Germany, April 4, 2015
Not up to 5 star standards

Excellent location
7.7
Unfortunately public restaurant booked for private function for the duration of our stay
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Abu B. Couples South Africa, February 15, 2015
weekend at fairmont

location,pool and facilities
7.7
I had a decent stay but it lacked a certain degree of poshness that you would expect from other international 5star hotels,i found the food not great and floors abit dirty as you can feel dust on the room floors but the location was superb and staff friendly
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Ashwin G. Families with young children South Africa, January 6, 2015
Zimbali is heaven

Pools, rooms, atmosphere
10
Great. 3rd visit and will definitely go back
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Noluthando G. Couples South Africa, December 30, 2014
Wifi-less rooms 5star hotel

Location; Sea Views; Spacious rooms
8.3
I really like the hotel except for the fact that, to get wifi, you have to be in the public areas. For a five star hotel this is diabolical. Heck, I've got wifi in every room in my house!! How difficult can it be for a five star hotel. Increase rates if you need to and hide the costs of it there. Second biggest problem I had with this hotel is the fact that the Bar Fridges have not just been emptied, they have even been switched off. Worse, you only discover this when you get to your room. No one informs you of this when you check in so that you can request them to stick the fridge or at least switch it on so that you can have ice cubes and cold water whenever you want. When I enquired about the empty Bar Fridge I was told it's because people steal drinks. Really??? Every hotel on earth has measures to curb this. How about investing in technology that electronically and remotely records each item as it gets removed from the fridge. These guys are not serious about running a five star hotel. A pity cause the hotel itself is beautiful and has unparalleled sea views
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Shane B. Business travelers South Africa, February 10, 2014
Excellent location, friendly staff, 5 stars...

Food, great service, fantastic facilities
10
Fantastic stay, no problems, staff were great and somehow knew my surname even if I hadn't met them before.
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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • uShaka Marine World
  • Bergtheil Local History Museum
  • Big Swing at Moses Mabhida Stadium
  • Umkhumbane Flea Market
  • Ballito Art Gallery
  • Willard Beach
  • Ballito Lifestyle Centre
  • Ndlondlo Reptile Park
  • King Shaka Heritage Route
  • The Pumpkin Theatre Club
  • Zip-Line Tour Ballito


Directions
From King Shaka International Airport: Head southwest and then take the 1st left toward Mdloti Street. Turn left onto Mdloti Street. Travel for approximately 1.7km and then continue onto M65. Keep left at the fork and merge onto N2. Travel for approximately 4.7km and then take exit 202 for M43 toward Watsonhoofweg/Watsonhoof Road. Turn right onto Watson Highway/M43. Travel for approximately 2.9km and then at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto M4. Go through 1 roundabout. Travel for approximately 4.2km and then at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit. Go through 1 roundabout. Destination will be on the right.

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