VF is a small place and this hotel is right in the middle, can walk to main street, VF hotel, the Falls, mama africa etc. I stayed 3 nights (probably one night too many but blame my agent).
The rooms are fine although a bit old, particularly the bathrooms - I had one on the lower floor looking out over the gardens, where baboons come up to the window, and warthogs and various antelope wander around - always interesting to see what was there when you wake up / come in.
Breakfast was excellent, I passed on lunch (always out) and dinner (despite the hotel being mainly full it always seemed a rather sombre place, too quiet and no atmosphere. I would say that generally of the staff who were not particularly excited about the place - go instead for a walk to mama africa or better still the Victoria Falls hotel which always seemed to have great and welcoming staff, a fun bar and great atmosphere (I would stay there next time).
I struggled with my itinerary (blame the agent dmafrica, liberty/vayeni) but front desk was understanding and willing to help me out.
Overall a nice place, but overpriced by agent (actual rates were good).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ilala Hotel Victoria Falls