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Ilala Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Mutare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a visit to Victoria Falls as a guest to a wedding recently , I chose to stay at Ilala Lodge being centrally located and in close proximity to the tourist sites and venues . On arrival I was warmly welcomed by the host , Martin and his team and shown to my room which to my delight was one...

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely in-depth review of your stay! Glad you stayed with us at Ilala Lodge during you visit to Victoria Falls to attend a wedding and hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Gloucestershire
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights at Ilala Lodge. This was just right for visiting the Victoria Falls. We were in an Executive Suite in the new wing and it was lovely. We had a huge sitting room with flat screen TV in both the sitting room and the bedroom. The bedroom and bathroom were excellent too. It was nice to view...

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for the review. Appreciate the feedback on our restaurant and will message yo for further details.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

A tranquil two night stay after a long overland Safari, this lodge was the perfect choice. A lovely setting for breakfast, quiet and comfortable pool area, friendly staff and walking distance from the Falls.

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you and glad you enjoyed your stay after your long overland trip! Appreciate the review of Ilala Lodge.

Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful premises with African Safari decor, very nice rooms with balcony, free in room complimentary drinks, friendly staff, and excellent service, we were pampered. The hotel has a distant view of the falls. You can book the hotel and the staff arranges their own boat cruises, safari trips, and other activities The market is just behind the hotel and we...

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation! Appreciate the review and for staying with us.

Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed an absolutely lovely two night stay at this delightful hotel. Facilities, food and service all excellent. Relaxed and attentive atmosphere, nothing was too much trouble. The food in the restaurant was some of the the best we have ever had. Breakfasts were also delcious and there was a really varied choice. Staff were very happy to adjust menu and...

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! The river cruise is called Ra-Ikane and offers you such a great experience on the Zambezi River.

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights and very much enjoyed our visit. The hotel is small and therefore there is less hustle and bustle than at the Victoria Falls Hotel. The rooms were beautifully decorated and the staff very friendly. Two minor criticisms would be that there was not enough lighting in the room (making packing difficult!) and that the...

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for the comments raised which we will look at. Glad you enjoyed the awesome sunrise as well.

Bromley Kent
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long flight this is a great place to relax. Close to the Falls themselves this is a very well run hotel. The breakfast was excellent and the staff very friendly. Perhaps the only criticism was the small swimming pool.

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and glad you were able to relax after your long flight. Appreciate the review and the comments raised about our pool.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent facilities all round . All The staff at friendly and efficient. Haven't seen such excellent efficient service in all my travels over 27 years through all continents. Am impressed. Everything was perfect. Please keep it up.

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you! Appreciate the review and that our staff made your stay enjoyable.

Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fine establishment, opposite the Vic Falls hotel and close to the Falls themselves. The staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient. The rooms are clean, well appointed and very comfortable (with a free, limited mini bar). Small pool and good views (not of the Falls), with wildlife passing by. Lovely breakfast in great surroundings. I would highly...

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed being so close to The Victoria Falls and the wildlife on our lawns.

Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a visit to the falls in April 2017 and must admit we were impressed with all aspects of the hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful, rooms very comfy and well equipped, food/wine choices in the restaurant very good and nicely cooked/presented. Unfortunately we had booked two nights but due to a strike by South African Airways we...

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and sorry you were only able to spend 1 night. Glad the sighting of the animals made up for the inconvenience and that you enjoyed your stay.

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ilala Lodge is ideally located only minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 56 stylish, well-equipped rooms, providing the ultimate in comfort. The top-rated Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge offers delicious al-fresco dining under the starry African skies, whilst listening to the roar of the falls. The staff are attentive and friendly, and ensure your bucket list trip is perfect for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ilala Lodge

Address: 411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: R3 736 - R6 284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ilala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Ilala Hotel Victoria Falls
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#9 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
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“Recently refurbished rooms and the new extension of rooms”
GordonAddamsZW, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“We had a superb suite in the new wing, so cannot judge the other rooms”
Passerby-TA, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Room facing the Falls (although you can't actually see the Falls) we saw the sunrise through the spray.”
AnnR529, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms”
hamsanashi, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Chose a room in the "new" block, ours was really good with geat views.”
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