Fairmont Zimbali Resort - Ballito

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Handicap parking

Late check-in/ -out
Babysitting

Paid babysitting/ Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Children's play area

Children's pool

Kids club

Children's buffet

Children's menu

Cribs available

Private beach

Overview

Fairmont Zimbali Resort is a 6-story hotel in a beach area of Ballito at a close proximity to Stainbank Nature Reserve, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and Kloof Country Club offering elegant rooms along with a veranda, a sunbathing terrace and a picnic area. The stylish hotel in Ballito attracts guests with its ethnic architecture.

Fairmont Zimbali Resort is located near by the natural local beach. Guests can get to Ballito city center, which is 4 km away.

Welcoming guests with loungers, an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court, the hotel is placed next to golf courses and restaurants.

The hotel enjoys a great location within 10 minutes' drive from Durban International airport.

Rooms

With a beautiful view over the park, 154 rooms offer a microwave, wireless internet, a trouser press, pay TV and a personal safe along with an en suite bathroom featuring a hairdryer, dressing gowns and a shower. The property boasts views of the Indian Ocean from its rooms. Room facilities include coffee/tea makers, an electric kettle and a fridge as well as hypo-allergenic pillows and a down comforter.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy fine meals of international cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant. The lobby bar serves wines and tea.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The hotel offers a safety deposit box, currency exchange and a storage room along with a conference room, a photocopier and an exhibition space for both business and leisure guests.

Relax

A buffet, a play area and a mini club are available for children. On-site fitness amenities include a fitness center, a gym and bicycles.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   154.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • 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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

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 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

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Hotel Address:

P.O. Box 17, Ballito, South Africa

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City Center
  • Ballito
    3.9 km
Airports
  • Durban International (DUR)
    9.5 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    77.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    154

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed
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Size: 88 m²
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    Size: 49 m²
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      Size: 46 m²
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        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 91 m²
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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

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Ballito
                3.9 km
              Airports
              • Durban International (DUR)
                9.5 km
              • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
                77.5 km
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2010
              • Number of floors:
                6
              • Number of rooms:
                154

              Hotel Awards

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              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 floors:
                6
              • Number of rooms:
                154

              Hotel Awards

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              Best Spa Hotels in South Africa

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              3 stars
              28 km
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              3 stars
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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
              Fabulous
              Based on 38 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              6.0
              Value
              9.0
              Rooms
              8.0
              Service
              9.5

              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
                3.9 km
              Airports
              • Durban International (DUR)
                9.5 km
              • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
                77.5 km
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2010
              • Number of floors:
                6
              • 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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