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

On-site parking

24-hour

Late 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

Cribs/ Baby cots

Private beach

Beach access

Private beach

Overview

The 5-star Fairmont Zimbali Resort is located near by the local beach. Since 2010 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 6-story ethnic building.

The hotel’s great location offers quick access to Stainbank Nature Reserve, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and Kloof Country Club. The distance between Ballito city center and the property is 4 km.

Quick access to golf courses and restaurants is provided.

Fairmont Zimbali Resort lies within 10 minutes’ drive to Durban International airport.

Rooms

Fairmont Zimbali Resort offers 154 guestrooms appointed with a microwave, high-speed internet, a closet, TV with satellite channels and an iron with ironing board with all the sights of Ballito within easy access. Many rooms feature a beautiful view of the Indian Ocean. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms featuring a hairdryer, dressing gowns and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The onsite luxurious restaurant entices with international dishes. Wines and tea are offered in the lounge bar.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Guests can use car and bicycle rental services on site.

Relax

On-site treatments include a body scrub, steam baths and manicure. Active guests will enjoy a fitness centre and a gym as well as lawn tennis, mountain biking and table tennis.

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

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 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
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Private beach
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Live entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Golf view
  • Resort view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

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

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Hotel Address:

P.O. Box 17, Ballito, South Africa

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City Center
  • Ballito
    2.4 mi
Airports
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

Fairmont Twin Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Room Description:

Standard|Room, 2 Twin Beds, Resort View (Fairmont Room)

Fairmont Zimbali Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
King Suite
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Cordless phone
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Suite Garden King Non Smoking

Fairmont Zimbali Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
One-Bedroom Suite
Garden view
  • Room size:

    930 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Super King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

SINGLE ONE BEDROOM-SUITE

Fairmont Zimbali Resort photos Room
Standard Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed and 1 Sofa bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard Junior Suite

Junior King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Superior Deluxe Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Room Description:

Superior Deluxe Room Garden View with Extra Bed

Superior Double Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Room Description:

Superior|DOUBLE SUPERIOR-SEA VIEW

Fairmont Zimbali Resort photos Room
Deluxe Single Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|SINGLE DELUXE ROOM

Deluxe Beachfront Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|SINGLE DELUXE SEA FRONT

Fairmont Zimbali Resort photos Room
Deluxe King Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size 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
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Cordless phone
  • Connecting room
  • Top floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Fairmont Zimbali Resort photos Room Deluxe Garden Suite
Deluxe King Suite
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Cordless phone
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Room Description:

Suite|Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Garden View

Fairmont Zimbali Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Suite
Sea view
  • Room size:

    980 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Super King-size bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Presidential Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Heritage Villa
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Cordless phone
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Media:Television
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Heritage Four-Bedroom Villa
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Cordless phone
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Media:Television
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player

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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

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
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

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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
    2.4 mi
Airports
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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