Fairmont Zimbali Resort - Ballito

P.O. Box 17, Ballito, South Africa  show map
 5 stars
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Fairmont Zimbali Resort - Ballito

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Cycling

Hiking

Table tennis

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Overview

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the tranquil 5-star Fairmont Zimbali Resort offers a steam room, a sundeck and an outdoor swimming pool. Fairmont Zimbali Resort has been welcoming guests to its elegant rooms since 2010.

The great location near the natural local beach provides fast access to Kloof Country Club, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and Stainbank Nature Reserve as well as forests. The distance between Ballito city center and the property is 3 km.

Fairmont Zimbali Resort can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Durban International airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 154 rooms featuring a balcony, wireless internet, a trouser press, cable TV and a personal safe as well as large bathrooms with a hairdryer, dressing gowns and a shower. There are rooms with a beautiful view of the bay. They are equipped with coffee/tea makers, an electric kettle and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

The poolside restaurant offers fine international cuisine. Guests can savor coffee and tea in the garden bar.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Cars and bicycles are available for rent on site.

Relax

Fairmont Zimbali Resort offers such leisure options as a tennis court and a golf course. For active guests, there are a gym and fitness center at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   154.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Private beach
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Table tennis
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Picnic area/Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
  • Kids club
  • Children's menu
  • Children's buffet

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Bay view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of ZAR 500 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

P.O. Box 17, Ballito, South Africa

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City Center
  • Ballito
    2.2km
Airports
  • Durban International (DUR)
    11.2km
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    78.4km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    154

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double or Twin beds
Size: 46m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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This twin/double room has air conditioning, minibar and bathrobe.

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    One-Bedroom Suite
    Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Super-King Size bed or Twin beds
    Size: 88m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This suite has a bathrobe, electric kettle and tile/marble floor.

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      Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Sofa bed or Double Bed or King Size bed
      Size: 49m2
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      This double room has air conditioning, microwave and bathrobe.

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        Bed type: Double Bed
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        Bed type: King Size bed or Double or Twin beds or Queen Size bed
        Size: 46m2
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        This double room has a bathrobe, minibar and air conditioning.

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          Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed or King Size bed
          Size: 91m2
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          This suite features a tile/marble floor, air conditioning and bathrobe.

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            Bed type: Twin beds or Double Bed
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            Bed type: King Size bed
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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Fairmont Zimbali Resort - Ballito Ballito location
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                Hotel Address:

                P.O. Box 17, Ballito, South Africa

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                City Center
                • Ballito
                  2.2km
                Airports
                • Durban International (DUR)
                  11.2km
                • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
                  78.4km
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2010
                • Number of rooms:
                  154

                Hotel Awards

                South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBallitoFairmont Zimbali Resort

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

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                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2010
                • Number of rooms:
                  154

                Hotel Awards

                South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBallitoFairmont Zimbali Resort

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

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                Fairmont Zimbali Resort Reviews

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

                Average guest rating

                8.2out of 10
                Excellent
                Based on 39 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Location
                8.0
                Rooms
                8.0
                Value
                8.0
                Service
                9.8

                Individual guest reviews

                • Couple
                  9.6

                  I told Trevor the concierge that I was planning to propose. While we were having a spa treatment he went in and set up our room that blew us away and he helped make the proposal perfect.

                • Couple
                  8.8

                  The view and spectacular setting

                  Overpriced food, not best quality or presentation

                • Couple
                  8.2

                  breath taking views, close to the ocean, good service, 5 star treatment, many restaurants in the hotel to choose from

                • Older travelers
                  9.2

                  The housekeeping was excellent.The pool facilities and very helpful staff.

                  The resort dining areas were well constructed with friendly staff but the food experiences were mediocre.The outside menues were well constucted but the quality of food did not deliver that which was promised,(flattering to deceive).The room service was a disaster not one order was correct.Items not delivered,coffee with no milk,sandwiches with incorrect fillings.Returned items that were inedible(far too much salt) oily poor quality cheddar cheese in toasted sandwiches(recommend mozzarella).

                • Family with children
                  10.0

                  Can recommend the experience to all. Perfect location with experience exceeding expectations.

                  Hotel did not receive the booking from bookings dot com. My Wife grandchild and I was chased out the door like dogs -- I had just traveled 600 kilometers. The hotel then phoned me on my mobile 20 minutes later and said they had found the booking and had to upgrade me to a suite at there expense. The rest of the easter weekend was great. Please communicate with the hotel as i was -- your site sent me two confirmation emails within half an hour of booking -- i presumed -- incorrectly -- that the hotel was also informed.

                • Older travelers
                  9.6

                  The newness of the place and tha size of the rooms

                • Older travelers
                  9.2

                  Superb place to relax, and catch up on lost family togetherness and time.

                  Nil.

                • Group of friends
                  8.2

                  Golf course close safety comfort very good staff service excellent.

                  The morning we had breakfast we went to restaurant we should have been notified if our booking includes breakfast or not which we found out it doesn't after we had breakfast.

                • Couple
                  10.0

                  Location, Location. Location. We were traeted like kings!! Staff are very helpfull and friendly!

                • Couple
                  9.2

                  stunning location, gorgeous decor

                • Older travelers
                  7.4

                  The location and setting is wonderful.

                  Has dinner at the Coral Tree Restaurant once and was not impressed at all with the meal. The menu offered Fillet steak and what i was served was fillet medallions which seemed to have been left standing and slightly re-heated before being served .The Red snapper that my mom had was average too. Breakfast on our last morning (also served in the Coral Tree) was probably the worst I've had ..cold scrambled egg , cold bacon , cold chicken sausages. Was also told by a waiter that the a la carte breakfasts were not served "when they are busy" and we had to have the buffet! (yes this from a Fairmont 5 star resort) ..perhaps I became too used to the impeccable service I had at the Four Seasons George V in Paris in June ...oh well you live and you learn..

                • Couple
                  6.0

                  staff friendliness

                  bathrooms shower quality and not easy to use

                • Family with children
                  6.6

                  Spa + Fitness Tenniscourts Soccer field Bar + Music Golf

                  Cleaniness of rooms Smell Maintenance Service

                • Family with children
                  5.4

                  the location and whole set up is perfect

                  maintenace is behind, loose thing in shower, bad finisches in toilet, room was never cleaned without phoning cleaning service, carpet in restaurant poor. No mini bar in the room!? should be in a 5 start hotel.

                • Older travelers
                  7.4

                  Will be nice if you improve your dinners. Our experience with the see food was very disappointing

                  Location

                How to reach hotel

                hotel Fairmont Zimbali Resort - Ballito Ballito location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                P.O. Box 17, Ballito, South Africa

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Ballito
                  2.2km
                Airports
                • Durban International (DUR)
                  11.2km
                • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
                  78.4km
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2010
                • Number of rooms:
                  154

                Hotel Awards

                South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBallitoFairmont Zimbali Resort

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

                Use Badge