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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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"big rooms, good pool area and fantastic breakfast buffet..."

Jenny, Sweden November 12, 2015

Features of Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • bicycle rental
  • business center
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • 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


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Description
Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Fairmont Zimbali Resort is a great choice for acc...see more 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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Jenny S. Families with older children
Sweden, November 16, 2015
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big rooms, good pool area and fantastic breakfast buffet
The shuttle service in to Ballito, shopping centers was good Both breakfast and dinner buffet was good A nice Wine bar with a nice view over the sea and a good Caesar salad. First we got rooms without balcony , and when we were there it was a bad weather, raining and thunder a lot so we asked for rooms with balconys so that we didn't have to be inside. We got 2 rooms with balconys , but one room had a bad smell, like someone had smoked there before. My son have asthma and couldn't stay there. But we had that feeling that we didn't want to "give more problem" We already got help to have rooms with balconys so we didn't want to go there one more time to ask for one more new room. Me and my husband stayed in that room. And we appreciate that we could sit outside. Our last day we asked for late check out and finally we got one of the rooms up to 2 a clock We appreciate that so much We had very good service to first have rooms with balconys and then could have the late checkout.
Ellen C. Families with young children
South Africa, July 07, 2015

Location, facilities
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
RUSSELL S. Couples
South Africa, June 08, 2015
Fairmont Zimbali

It was ok, I expected more from a 5 Star I had to be moved as room wasn't clean
Tasneem M. Families with young children
South Africa, April 08, 2015
Birthday celebration stay a bit disappointing

Location, Ocean views, Decor and Design
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.
Milton G. Couples
Germany, April 05, 2015
Not up to 5 star standards

Excellent location
Unfortunately public restaurant booked for private function for the duration of our stay
Abu R. Couples
South Africa, February 16, 2015
weekend at fairmont

location,pool and facilities
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
Ashwin G. Families with young children
South Africa, January 11, 2015
Zimbali is heaven

Pools, rooms, atmosphere
Great. 3rd visit and will definitely go back
Noluthando G. Couples
South Africa, January 03, 2015
Wifi-less rooms 5star hotel

Location; Sea Views; Spacious rooms
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
Shane B. Business travelers
South Africa, February 13, 2014
Excellent location, friendly staff, 5 stars...

Food, great service, fantastic facilities
Fantastic stay, no problems, staff were great and somehow knew my surname even if I hadn't met them before.

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