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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 7 November 2014

We recently stayed at the Ilala Lodge for our honeymoon. We found the staff to be incredibly friendly - taking every opportunity to offer us assistance or recommendations. The room was clean, air conditioned (a HUGE plus with the 90+ degree days!), and felt very safe and secure. The lodge was also in the perfect location to walk to the...

Thank Kat S
Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Had only positive experiences at Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The staff were polite, friendly, helpful, and always willing to go out of their way. We had a ground floor room, and the wildlife comes right up to your doorstep, with a stunning view. The room itself was very clean and tidy, with lovely comfortable beds and linen, air...

Thank Gemma C
Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 2 November 2014

I spent several days here, and the last I was given the Honeymoon Suite. Lovebly! Nice breakfast, also nice kitchen for lunch or dinner. It is perfectly located near the Falls and the center of the town.

Thank Albert L
Arcachon, France
Reviewed 29 October 2014

This hotel is conveniently located just minutes walk from one of the greatest natural attractions in the world: Victoria Falls. Although we only spent one night there, it kickstarted a fantastic African adventure in the best possible way. The staff was very helpful and the room was surprisingly comfortable. The biggest surprise turned out to be the restaurant, where we...

1Thank RBurrage
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Very nice resoert, perfectly located downtown Viictoria falls. From restaurant is possible to see the falls spray. Rooms are confortable and clean with adeguate amenities. Restaurant is serving good food and many activities can be planned with internal office.

1Thank Cristinaroccofoti
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Reviewed 25 October 2014

This is a beautiful hotel only steps from Victoria Falls. In the early morning, Victoria Falls can be seen in the distance from the garden. We could sit on the patio in the morning enjoying coffee watching birds in the early spring gardens. The accommodations were wonderful with either a patio or balcony. The pool was calm and cooling on...

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Rooms good, meals excellent. Alcohol well priced. Staff excellent - with the airline having lost my luggage, we received great help from the General Manager, who took us personally on a shopping trip.

Thank David and Helen G
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Pretty near perfect. Rates reasonable, prices of food and drink reasonable, very well sited, clean, absolutely no complaints. All the staff were exceedingly helpful. Food excellent. Before we arrived, I arranged for travel to and from the airport, a Victoria Falls tour, a helicopter flight and a "Ra-Ikane" sunset cruise. All these were booked, the pick-ups were spot on time....

Thank David A
Reviewed 17 October 2014

We stopped for 2 days at the Ilala Lodge as part of a self-drive holiday in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. If it's in your budget then the hotel provides a great base to visit the Victoria Falls - you can walk there in c.10 minutes - the craft markets (make sure you're ready to bargain) and the Victoria Falls Hotel...

1Thank HESLondon
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Just back from Zimbabwe where we spent 3 nights at Ilala Lodge . Excellent friendly service. Good rooms. Good food. Couldn't fault it. This hotel provides a relaxed retreat at the Falls but is within easy walking distance.

1Thank Africafe

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The perfect base for exploring all the Victoria Falls has to offer, Ilala Lodge provides distinguished yet affordable accommodation in a gracious and secluded ambiance. The hotel is ideally situated and is closest to the Victoria Falls as well as the town centre. Wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ilala Lodge

Address: 411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: £222 - £383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ilala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Ilala Hotel Victoria Falls
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#9 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
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“ask for renovated room”
 of 5 bubbles 5280Tiffany, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“New building, upper floor, balcony. Room 52 - spectacular room!”
 of 5 bubbles mkuboldi, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try room 32 close to the facilities, but not noisy and you can see the spray from the falls”
 of 5 bubbles JonathanL992, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were on the lower level, and had a nice patio where we could have coffee.”
 of 5 bubbles JessicaR702, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If the cost is affordable, opt for the new wing.”
 of 5 bubbles 160824, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
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