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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Great staff, location, price, food and facilities. Without a doubt the best place to stay in Victoria Falls. Close to the falls and super pool We spent a month on a self drive safari and ended our journey here. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the poolside bar makes super gin and tonics. We had heard great things about the restaurant, and it was excellent. Many locals were there for both lunch and dinner. As an aside, when leaving Victoria Falls, give yourself more than adeguate time to go through check in at the airport. We have visited more than fifty countries and the Victoria Falls Airport ranks last in almost every catagory. It took us over two hours to check in.

Room Tip: Lower level rooms are very quiet but a bit inconvenient. They are nice for sitting and watching the wart hogs that graze on the lawn.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

Thank you for your positive review of Ilala Lodge and delighted that we could be your last stop on your month long journey! Our restaurant is very popular and am pleased you enjoyed your dining experience. The airport is in the process of a major refurbishment so I am sure you will see a remarked improvement if you return in the near future. We hope you had a pleasant trip home.

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

I spent one weekend at Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls which has been great! Staff are very friendly, rooms are very clean with a nice garden view. Ilala is in a walking distance from the falls and also in a walking distance from the shopping area. I strongly recommend this place for place to lodge when visiting the falls!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

Thank you for taking your time to review Ilala Lodge. We appreciate your feedback and trust you enjoyed the rest of your holiday.

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Wonderful location and beautiful rooms. The service was excellent for the 2 nights we stayed there. The lovely pool was a great place to escape the afternoon heat. Every one was very helpful in the hotel and the tourist police outside the hotel took us on a great walk our last morning. Excellent breakfast as well....the pasteries are to die for!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

Your feedback of Ilala Lodge is appreciated and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We were just passing through Victoria Falls for a night and happened upon this place based on a word of mouth reference. It did not disappoint. The rooms were great, the service was excellent and the place was very laid back and quiet. It was also helpful to have a tour company on site as we were able to book a last minute sunset cruise along the Zambezi river. I would definitely stay there again if I travelled to Victoria Falls.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

Thank you for your positive reveiw of Ilala Lodge and pleased you chose to spend the night with us. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and hope to one day see you back in Victoria Falls.

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Stayed for couple of nights and found the room clean and comfortable and staff helpful and friendly. Booked a couple of trips from hotel and they worked out well. Food was good but same menu on the nights we stayed so went out the second night. Bar was outside and very pleasant. Victoria Falls as a town is a little run down. When we were there we were without water for 24 hours and although we could buy bottled water we could not wash or shower. However worth the inconvenience to see the Falls. I cannot imagine that I'd want to stay longer than 2 or 3 days in the town. Overall the Ilala Lodge is a pleasant place to stay.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook grassy area.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

Thank you for your review of Ilala lodge and for your feedback. The issue with regards to water was due to the town's water supply undergoing a major repair. We do have supplimentary water tanks at our hotel and we apologise for the inconvenience caused due to this repair. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and hope to one day welcome you back to Ilala Lodge.

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