Fairmont Zimbali Resort - Ballito

P.O. Box 17, Ballito, South Africashow map
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Overview

The unique 5-star Fairmont Zimbali Resort is set in a coastal area within a 25-minute walk of Comefly! Microlight Flights. This property is located in the contemporary-style building and features beautiful garden views. En-suite rooms along with bureau de change, a storage room and a gift store are all included onsite.

Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam is approximately 8 km from the hotel. Natural sandy beach is close to the venue.

Durban International airport lies within 15 minutes' drive away from Fairmont Zimbali Resort.

Rooms

Guest rooms feature a cable TV with on-demand movies, a microwave and a seating area. Some rooms boast views of the Indian Ocean. En suite bathrooms have a hairdryer, a bidet and a drier for guests' use.

Eat & Drink

A buffet breakfast, with different food options, is offered each morning. The restaurant at Fairmont Zimbali Resort serves meals of local cuisine. Relax over a selection of tea, wines and coffee at the café bar.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Relax

Guests can make use of steam baths and massage treatments to relax. It has a swimming pool and offers hiking, lawn tennis and cycling for active time spending.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

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

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site car park

24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

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

Cots

DVDs/ Videos for children

Private beach

Beach access

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Live entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out09:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
Durban International (DUR)6.1 mi
Virginia (VIR)16.6 mi
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  26  reviews
  • 9.6
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    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The view and spectacular setting

    Overpriced food, not best quality or presentation

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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).

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The newness of the place and tha size of the rooms

  • 9.2
    Superb

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

    Nil.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    stunning location, gorgeous decor

  • 6.0
    Good

    staff friendliness

    bathrooms shower quality and not easy to use

  • 6.6
    Good

    Spa + Fitness Tenniscourts Soccer field Bar + Music Golf

    Cleaniness of rooms Smell Maintenance Service

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

    Location

  • 10.0
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    valet parking, warm welcome, easy check in, very helpful and friendly staff, excellent food at the Coral Restaurant, then sea view.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The surroundings and the location. The atmosphere in general was relaxing.

    The lack of training and knowledge of some of the staff. The condition of the facilities.

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out09:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Durban International (DUR)6.1 mi
Virginia (VIR)16.6 mi
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