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M4 Road Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito 4399 South Africa
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#23 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Ballito
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Finding an ideal small hotel in Ballito does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Forest Suites Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.

While staying at Forest Suites Hotel, visitors can check out Ndlondlo Reptile Park (1.3 mi) and Cappeny Estate (2.0 mi), some of Ballito's top attractions.

Rooms at Forest Suites Hotel provide air conditioning and a minibar.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Xing Ye, Thava Indian Restaurant, and Osa, which are some Asian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Should time allow, Sugar Rush Park is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

Forest Suites Hotel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Ballito.

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Desigan_Naik wrote a review Nov 2015
Midrand, South Africa722 contributions49 helpful votes
We arrived here on our wedding night at around 10 pm. It had been a long day and we were exhausted however when we go to the counter to check in they had difficult locating our booking and after considerable back and forth between the staff they eventually confirmed and we were led to our rooms. the paths are not very well lit and in formal shoes was a bit slippery. We enjoyed a decent breakfast and had a leisurely morning. Towards the afternoon we confirmed our arrangements for a mangwanani massage in our room. This was the best part of our entire experience and the best part of our stay here. The massage was really good and split into 3 parts with our starters mains and dessert meals served after each phase of the massage. the food was exceptionally good and we were exhausted by the end yet very relaxed. The rooms are really well furnished and exceptionally plush. the service is generally good, though not great and there is a very authentic feel of being in the wilderness - we had to get the odd bug and wasp out of our room on a few occasions.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: have the mangwanani massage with dinner.
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rnaicker2015 wrote a review Jul 2015
Durban, South Africa1 contribution4 helpful votes
My husband and I arrived at Forrest Suites Hotel for a mid year break. Upon arrival there was only a receptionist seated behind a desk. No other staff was visible. I went to find out where the check in desk was as there was no one to great Us and was told I was at the right place. I have the receptionistmy details to check in and was told that my reservation was moved to 2 days later without us knowing, however because they had room we were able to check in. We had to off load our bags ourselves, despite this being a luxury resort. We were taken to our "suite" and shock and disgust continued further. The door handle scanner was attached with black masking tape. The room smelt of mildew and dust. There was dead insects on the bed. The bathroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a while, I mean the bathtub was covered in a layer of dirt. The shower and toilet floors were filthy. The balcony door to the bedroom was broke and couldn't lock, not that that would make a difference since the main door handle was held together with masking tape. The balcony looked it probably hadn't been cleaned in weeks or more. The place is in a total state of disrepair and neglect. I am shocked that this place can still call itself a luxury hotel. We were utterly appalled at the state of this place and the lack of service. They advise that you get your own golf cart, however one was not provided. We were also never told where any of the amenities could be found, we were just dumped in the room to fend for ourselves. This place is a stain in the Zimbali coastal resort. The website is extremely deceiving and couldn't be further from the truth. You would better off staying in a motel. We left within the hour and never looked back!
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Date of stay: July 2015
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decjones wrote a review Apr 2015
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From the minute we arrived the experience was shocking, Mangwanani has taken over for Fairmont and it clearly shows! No beds for the kids at arrival, no bedding once moved, then no towels, no teaspoons, (ongoing fight every day to get basic amenities) golf carts not maintained in 2 years and very dangerous(when you can get one), staff insult guests and the kids at breakfast, what a mess!!!
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Smorar wrote a review Jan 2015
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions2 helpful votes
My partner and I decided to have a short break over the New Year at Zimbali. We were delighted when we were able to book a room at what appeared to be a luxury getaway destination. You can imagine our disappointment upon arrival when, from the outset, it became apparent our stay would fall well short of our expectations. In spite being advertised with a golf cart and butler we were told that these were no longer offered. After a delay, we were shown to our room which eclipsed this beyond our worst imaginations. The room, whilst spacious, was in a state of neglect. The shower had clearly not been cleaned for weeks, the carpets and curtain had turned brown with dirt, the outside sitting area looked as though it had not been cleaned for months. There were no hangers in the cupboard and a request for some took 5 hours and involved the recptionist putting the phone down rather than managing our request. On asking for an iron, this took a day to arrive and when it did it could only be described as dangerous having obviously been dropped and with the main power cable worn through and then taped. The glasses that were provided in the room had not been cleaned and this become particularly evident when they were found to have been returned to the cupboard with residue of the drink from the previous night. Breakfast was a slow and tedious process (I suggest avoiding the red velvet cupcakes which I suspect had been in the display for some days) and whilst the staff were well meaning and attempted to be helpful, they were clearly overwhelmed and under capacity. The manager seemed aloof and disengaged from both the guests and the difficulties being faced by the staff. In summary this was a dismal experience and I would strongly suggest that alternative accommodation is sought on the Zimbali Estate, which is beautiful and worth visiting for a relaxing break.
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Date of stay: December 2014
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Room Tip: Stay at the Zimbali Lodge!
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MariaMavrops wrote a review Jan 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions4 helpful votes
After having been at zimbali ️resort for 10 nights, we stayed here for our last 4 nights at forest suites hotel. We were highly disappointed upon arrival from very horrible wallpaintings, smelly room, poor quality and insufficient bath towels, dead and alive insects all over the place including a baby snake. Caught a glimpse of the filthy duvet inner which was on our children's bed which was disgusting. Second night it rained where the room had two massive leaks which wet the floor and management never came to assess the situation, and help clean up or apologise after 3 calls to reception. Very little or no maintenance takes place and the rooms are in need of an extreme makeover. This is far from luxury, at best this is 3 star, a motel would offer better service and accommodation. Not a compliment to the rest of the zimbali estate.
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Date of stay: January 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Suites Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Forest Suites Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Thompson's Bay Beach (3.9 km), Flag Animal Farm (7.4 km), and Crocodile Creek (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Forest Suites Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a spa, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Forest Suites Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Forest Suites Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mozambik Ballito, Fiamma Grill, and Al Pescatore.