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

Valet 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 available

Private beach

Beach access

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 loungers, a spa center and a swimming pool. 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 a sunbathing terrace, a veranda and a picnic area, 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

Fairmont Zimbali Resort offers 154 guestrooms appointed with a fridge, a laptop-compatible safe, a trouser press, a closet and coffee/tea makers with all the sights of Ballito within easy access. Many rooms command a beautiful view over the Indian Ocean. There are en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, dressing gowns and a shower along with a dishwasher, an electric kettle and a microwave for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can try fine meals of international cuisine in the luxurious restaurant onsite.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The property features a gift shop, a safe deposit box and a lift.

Relax

On-site recreational facilities include a body scrub, steam baths and manicure. Lawn tennis, mountain biking and table tennis along with a fitness center and a gym ensure guests' active pastime.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid 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
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • 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 available
  • 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

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
    2.4 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

Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
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One-Bedroom Suite
Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
Size: 950 sq. feet
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Junior Suite
Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Sofa bed or King-size bed or Double bed
Size: 530 sq. feet
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Deluxe Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or King-size bed
Size: 500 sq. feet
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Deluxe Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 980 sq. feet
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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

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

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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

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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
    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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