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Ilala Lodge
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Victoria Falls
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“A very good choice !”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We recently spent 2 nights at the Ilala lodge. Very pleased with this hotel. Great location very comfortable hotel. Efficient but friendly, good restaurant and excellent location where you could hear the 'smoke thundering' while having dinner. All-in-all a very good choice for anyone going to see Victoria Falls.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Peterborough, England
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We recently spent 3 nights at the Ilala Lodge, we were so pleased we'd picked this hotel over the rest, it was just perfect. The staff were friendly, the food was really good, our room was clean and it's in such a beautiful spot so close to the falls. We just loved it and couldn't fault a thing.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We recently spent 2 nights in Ilala Lodge. Located conveniently near to the Victoria Falls, the hotel gave us an excellent start to our holiday. The hotel was quiet, comfortable and beautifully located in well-maintained grounds. The staff were attentive, polite , cheery and very helpful. The food was really good with a good choice, well presented and with some interesting local dishes (e.g. ostrich and warthog). Being so near to the Falls, it was memorable being able to sit out on the veranda to eat with the constant (but quiet) noise of the Falls in the background and seeing the clouds of spray reaching up into the sky.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

We recently spent 3 great nights at Ilala lodge and wished we had stayed longer!
The staff were extremely friendly helpful and courteous, and a special mention for Dickson our waiter, who was exceptional
We ate in the restaurant every evening and the food was extremely good, all in all a wonderful place to stay

Stayed February 2014
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

A pleasant lodge close to the Falls and in town. Reasonably priced with quite a good restaurant that also serves farmed game.
Try and get a table outside with a view! You need to book.
Never leave your windows open or you will be visited by Baboons which can be a messy experience

Room Tip: Upper rooms have a thatched roof and better view
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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LONDON, UK
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Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

We used it as our start place for a holiday that was to terminate with a wedding in joburg. Lovely hotel great location for the falls. Our room no 7 was close enough to the stairs up to foyer and low enough to see the animals that would venture close to the rooms. The staff were delightful as well as helpful. The bar food stopped at 7 when the restaurant menu started so if you don't mind eating early you can order from both and As we had fussy eaters in our party that worked well. If you want to venture out to eat there is
Mamas cafe where they serve good and traditional food slightly to the back of the shops but worth hunting out.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Montpelier, Vermont
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

This lovely spot proved the perfect place to catch up with ourselves after the long plane ride and to enjoy the remarkable scenery within a short distance of the hotel. Mark Hathaway (Gondwana Travel) set us up and we were very pleased with the lodging, the staff, the food and the ambiance.

The short walk (less than a mile) to Victoria Falls is a must do. The Falls are stunning!! We also took time to take a boat ride (arranged by the hotel) on the river and a private drive in the nearby National Park. Both well worth the extra time and money.

I'd recommend the Ilala to any and all.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Ilala Lodge
Address: 411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#9 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ilala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ilala Lodge is ideally located only minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 56 stylish, well-equipped rooms, providing the ultimate in comfort. The top-rated Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge offers delicious al-fresco dining under the starry African skies, whilst listening to the roar of the falls. The staff are attentive and friendly, and ensure your bucket list trip is perfect for you. ... more   less 
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