Fairmont Zimbali Lodge - Umhlali

Fairmont Zimbali Estate, Umhlali, South Africa, 4390  show map
 5 stars
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Fairmont Zimbali Lodge - Umhlali

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Saltwater pool

Infinity pool

Overview

The classic Fairmont Zimbali Lodge offers individual rooms with a superb view over the Indian Ocean. Featuring colonial architecture, the hotel is opened since 1996.

Major Umhlali sights, such as Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and Kloof Country Club are located nearby. A 60-minute drive to Pietermaritzburg.

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Durban International airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Fairmont Zimbali Lodge are fitted with a mini bar, TV with satellite channels, climate control, a refrigerator and complimentary Wi-Fi. Some rooms have the ocean view. They offer en suite bathrooms with a shower, dressing gowns and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. Guests will enjoy light meals at the indoor restaurant serving Indian cuisine. The Poolside bar features a terrace and an open fireplace. Offering various dining options, Olive and Oil are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Currency exchange, an elevator and a designated smoking area for general use and conference equipment, secretarial services and a business centre for work can be found on-site.

Relax

Cribs, babysitting and a play area are provided for guests with children. The hotel offers mountain biking, diving and lawn tennis as well as a sea water pool, a rooftop terrace and a picnic area.

Internet

No internet access available

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   76.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Water sports
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun loungers
  • Umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Health club
  • Steam bath
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Golf view
  • Forest view
  • Resort view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 16 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Fairmont Zimbali Lodge - Umhlali Umhlali location
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Hotel Address:

Fairmont Zimbali Estate, Umhlali, South Africa, 4390

Get directions
City Center
  • Umhlali
    7.9 km
Airports
  • Durban International (DUR)
    11.0 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    78.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    76

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge photos Room Fairmont View Room
Fairmont Twin Room
Forest view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cotton sheets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Standard|SINGLE STANDARD

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge photos Room Fairmont View Room
Fairmont King Room
Forest view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
One-Bedroom King Suite
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Lounge area
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Refrigerator
Room Description:

Suite|Suite, 1 King Bed, Resort View

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Suite|1 Bedroom Lodge Suite + Breakfast Flex

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV

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Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    76

Hotel Awards

South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedUmhlaliFairmont Zimbali Lodge

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Cities nearby
  • Ballito hotels - 6 km
  • Durban hotels - 46 km
  • Umhlanga hotels - 30 km
  • Wartburg hotels - 64 km
  • Zinkwazi Beach hotels - 30 km
  • Pietermaritzburg hotels - 84 km
  • Mtunzini hotels - 78 km
  • Newcastle hotels - 98 km
  • Salt Rock hotels - 1 km
  • Umdloti hotels - 23 km

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 32 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    10.0

    Everything about it.

    The rooms tissue papers should be checked more often for a residue smell.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    service&food

    a army of ants attacking us! noisy airconditioners! people that stayed next to us,kept us awake to early hours!

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    The staff were very friendly. The lodge is in a great setting.

    The room service was poor, we had to phn more than once on several occassions to get something delivered or fixed. The room service food was very poor. The airconditioning heat option didnt work. The hair dryer didnt work. The TVs were very old and the remotes didnt work. Quite a few of the over head lights didnt work. The floor under the bed was very dirty.The impression given was lack of attention to detail

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The whole experience was amazing from start to finsih the service was seond to none and the room was very comfortable and we loved the fact that we had a butler to meet our needs. Only draw back would be food is pricey breakfast 16 pounds whereas if you go to the country club it is only 4.50 and just as good.

  • Couple
    6.6

    The setting and the beach area was fantastic. The room was also very well done.

    The food was average and no chocolate on the pillow in the evening was a little dissapointing. Our neighbour smoking on thier balcony didn't enhance the ambience for us.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    We would normally not have stayed at a similar venue, but because you had an off-season discount we did, and it was worth the price we paid, but not what you normally would charge.

  • Couple
    10.0

    Huge bed, amazing room and fantastic view from the balcony. Only bettered by the gorgeous infinity pool.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Grandiose decor and well set out interior design.

    No view from the balcony, totally obstructed by huge trees, palms etc , felt claustrophic. Found that having to get golf carts to get to parking, to reception, for further transport to the beach limiting to independence.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    The kids loved being driven around on golf carts - it was a real hit for them. staff were very attentive and helpful.

    My Partner feel down the stairs in the rain on the way to our room and cracked his coxsix, which did put a dampener on the holiday. I mentioned this to the Receprionist when checking out, but she didn't react at all.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    Food was excellent

    Cannot access Room with vehichle at night times

  • Family with children
    5.8

    Nature and location

    Extremely poor service, no room service, no shuttle service between lodge and resort

  • Couple
    9.2

    The setting of the room in the forest with amazing views.

  • Couple
    10.0

    The service by the reception staff. also and the services of the shutttles.

    I was however disapointed that when i had an in roon service request - the card was not collected and when i went to the beach the shuttle there did not come to collect us.

  • Couple
    7.4

    The best features of this stay were the setting, an idyllic beach and forest setting with plenty of natural beauty, and the quality of the food. Staff were very attentive and responsive. Beds were extremely comfortable and the Victorian bath is wonderful! Afternoon tea was of a very high quality, as were dinner and breakfast.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The peace and serenity that you will find at Zimbali lodge will blow your mind! The staff was friendly and provided exceptional service. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the lodge!

    The directions on the website need to be updated!

How to reach hotel

hotel Fairmont Zimbali Lodge - Umhlali Umhlali location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Fairmont Zimbali Estate, Umhlali, South Africa, 4390

Get directions
City Center
  • Umhlali
    7.9 km
Airports
  • Durban International (DUR)
    11.0 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    78.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    76

Hotel Awards

South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedUmhlaliFairmont Zimbali Lodge

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in South Africa

Use Badge