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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“palm restaurant”(56 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The hotel is conveniently located less than 1000 steps from the Victoria Falls, and walking distance to amenities and the Elephant Arcade. Rooms are spacious and clean, with comfortable beds facing the lawns where monkeys and wild boar frolic. Breakfast is a hearty affair with...More

1  Thank S1m0ne
Response from IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ilala LodgeResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful review about Ilala Lodge and our Restaurant, The Palm. We hope that you had an enjoyable rest of your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

From the copious breakfast to the delicious dinners, the comfortable rooms (with patio) and the wildlife roaming over the grounds (warthogs, hippos, hornbills, to name just a few), this was the perfect place to visit for Victoria Falls. The national park was only a short...More

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Response from MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala LodgeResponded 30 December 2017

Lovely to have you stay with us and thank you for the awesome review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very attractive hotel with views over large lawn, trees, birds. Lawn visited by warthogs and bushbuck. Nice outdoor dining areas and bar lounge looking over lawn. Easy 5-10 minute downhill walk to Victoria Falls park entrance. Also easy walk to a crafts sales area. Good...More

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Response from IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ilala LodgeResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, our gardens certainly are a special sanctuary for all the wildlife who tend to pay us a visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for three nights to visit the Falls before flying to Namibia. The lodge is exactly what we had hoped for and the location was perfect. Our airport pick up was on time and the private transfer to the lodge was what we expected....More

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Response from IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ilala LodgeResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this excellent review - we are so glad to hear about all the wonderful things that made your stay at Ilala memorable and relaxing! Especially the Ra-Ikane, which we undoubtedly believe is the most enjoyable cruise on the Zambezi River. Your kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good property situated a 15 minute walk from the Falls. Typical lodge feel with common areas (bar, restaurant) facing the gardens with a backdrop of the "smoking waters". Rooms are a nice size, with comfortable beds, modern bathrooms and good appointment (fridge, safe, expresso machine,...More

Thank Peripatecian
Response from IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ilala LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review - and mention of our great location! We will certainly take into account your mentions regarding the pool and passage if the opportunity to change it appears.

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Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
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Multilingual Staff
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US$244 - US$476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#4 Spa Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#9 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$244 - US$476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#4 Spa Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#9 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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loutsia
19 January 2018|
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Response from MartinVaughan | Property representative |
Depending on the time of year as Hwange can have some amazing sightings. Chobe does require a border crossing so I suggest you obtain a multiple entry Visa upon arrival. The Chobe day trips are the most popular safari from... More
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loutsia
18 January 2018|
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Response from MartinVaughan | Property representative |
Hi, yes we can organise a Helicopter Flight for you. There are 2 options - 12min and a 25min. The longer option takes a flight into the National Parks and surrounds. The prices start from $150 with the longer option priced... More
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Ian V
29 August 2017|
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Response from MartinVaughan | Property representative |
Hello Ian, Your agent should have organised an airport transfer as part of your package. I have emailed them to ensure that this has been done but normally this is the case. Look forward to welcoming you to Ilala Lodge.
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"Get a room in the new wing. The ground floor was okay, first floor may be better!"
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"Higher floor to see the Falls spray."
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"The new wing is great, but a bit of a walk, and many rooms access by stairs only. If you arn't nimble..."
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"It was fairly quiet when we were there so noise wasnt an issue and Victoria itself was quiet place."
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