Ratings based on 158 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
75% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Hertfordshire, England

Idyllic holiday location

Posted Nov 26, 2017
We had such a restful and calming stay in Zimbali Lodge, a most beautiful place. We really couldn’t have been better treated by all the friendly staff. Although it was lovely feeling as if we were in the middle of the jungle, the view from our balcony may have been better if the foliage was kept a little lower, although this may not be practical. After visiting the Resort we much preferred the Lodge. We played the golf course which was not only a lovely course to play but a wonderful wildlife experience too. Thanks for a great holiday.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 2, 2018 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Ian and Jan Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that your stay with us exceeded your expectations! It brings us great pleasure to hear positive feedback and we will definitely share this with our Team. There is a certain peacefulness to starting one’s day with breathtaking views and the beauty of nature surrounding you. We are happy to be able to share this with you. We hope that you will visit us again soon giving us the opportunity to provide you with many more memorable moments. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Calgary Canada

Beautiful location overlooking Indian Ocean

Posted Nov 12, 2017
Great golf and wonder staff in a most comfortable room with lots of activities to do.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 2, 2018 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Bob Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that your stay with us exceeded your expectations! It brings us great pleasure to hear positive feedback and we will definitely share this with our Team. There is a certain peacefulness to starting one’s day with breathtaking views and the beauty of nature surrounding you. We are happy to be able to share this with you. We hope that you will visit us again soon giving us the opportunity to provide you with many more memorable moments. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager
3 out of 5
by Caron

Dated decor and no wifi.

Posted Oct 20, 2017 on Hotels
Dated rooms were dark and gloomy. No wifi even though they advertise that it's available. We had to go to the nearby hotel in the resort to get a signal.pool area nice.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 15, 2017 on Hotels
Was decent.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 18, 2017
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are disheartened to see that your stay with us did not fully meet your expectations. We hope that you will consider staying with us again in the future. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager
2 out of 5
by Bridgette

Posted Sep 10, 2017 on Hotels
Phone was not working and also no room service in the rooms!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 18, 2017
Dear Bridgette, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are sorry to hear that your stay with us did not fully meet your expectations. We apologize for the challenges you faced with the phones and with ordering room service. This is not the Fairmont standard and we will be reviewing your concerns for improvement moving forward. We hope that you can see these as once-off occurrences and that you will consider staying with us again in the future. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

middle of nowhere

Posted Aug 19, 2017
Location: POOR LOCATION
the photos are not clear as to the hotel and lodge. the lodge is a 10 minute drive from the hotel and the three restaurants on the property. the vegetation is seriously overgrown.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are disheartened to hear that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. We are sorry for the confusion you faced between the hotel properties and apologize for any discomfort caused as a result. We hope that you will visit us again updated with knowledge of your preference of hotel. Kind Regards Nils Rothbarth General Manager
5 out of 5
by Simone

Posted Aug 9, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 14, 2017
Dear Simone Thank you for your 5 star review. We are delighted that your stay at our Lodge left a lasting impression on you! We hope that you will visit us again soon. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager
1 out of 5
by Malaika

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Not so great after all

Posted Aug 6, 2017 on Hotels
I was looking really forward to treating myself with a stay, however it was my first and last stay at Zimbali Lodge. The service from reception was terrible. There is no room service at the lodge, you've got to call reception to get a porter to fetch you and take you to reception, and a shuttle takes you from reception to the resort, where the restaurants are situated. My porter just didn't show up, so I did not have dinner. Also, the signage isn't clear at night, and no one gives you proper directions.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 14, 2017
Dear Malaika Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are saddened to hear that you left our hotel dissatisfied with your stay. We are sorry that our dining options did not meet your expectations and for any discomfort you experienced as a result. We are also sorry to hear that you experienced challenges with transport and directions. This is not the Fairmont standard and we apologize for not meeting your needs in this regard. Please rest assured that we are sharing your feedback with our team to ensure improvement moving forward. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future to provide you with a memorable experience with us. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager
3 out of 5
by Waseela

Not good enough for 5 star

Posted Jul 3, 2017 on Hotels
Service for a 5* lodge was not good at all!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 13, 2017
Dear Waseela Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are disheartened to hear that you left our Lodge dissatisfied with your stay with us. The Lodge is an ungraded establishment and therefore does not have a grading. We are sorry that it did not live up to your expectations nonetheless. We hope that you will visit us again in the future to allow us another opportunity to provide you with a memorable stay. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 4, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 23, 2017
Dear Anonymous Thank you for sharing your rating with us. We hope that you will visit us soon for another memorable stay. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager