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“Perfect for a retreat”
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Timbali Lodge
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Timbali Lodge
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Ezulwini
London, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect for a retreat”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

I stayed here about 4 years ago for about 3 or 4 nights. The rooms were very good, the staff were excellent and the food was good. Try the restaurant next door, that was superb, and ask to try the local "jungle juice", boy did that give me a hangover the next day!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

We stayed one night at Timbali Lodge which should be in the executive rooms. The size of the room was okay but the decoration and equipment were not more than of average standard but the bathroom was quite large with a separate shower and a spa bath. The actual lodge was not very well-cared and the pool seemed not be have cleaned for ages, it was all green of alga. The wooden sun chairs were also very uncomfortable since there were no mattresses. The staff was a bit detached and the Boma restaurant was not of a very high culinary art. Breakfast should be served from 7 but when we arrived soon after everything was not set. The yoghurt and fruits among others were missing, and when we asked about it they said that they were about to go out to buy it...

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

We stayed at this lodge on Tuesday 27th November. The rooms were spacious, clean, had air con, fan, TV, kettle, and the bathroom was well kitted out. The swimming pool looked stunning but we didn't have enough time to try it out. We had a drink at the Boma restaurant attached to this lodge and the setting was almost rustic. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again

Room Tip: We had room 11 which felt very reclusive as it was tucked away at the bottom of the garden.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2012

The lodge is in a good area and easy to find. People were friendly, however the villa that we were booked in was not that clean.The floor was full of sand, there was water dripping in the kitchen & bathroom. The bathroom was very small for a family villa and kitchen cupboards smelling due to the tap that was leaking.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Brussels
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

I have spent 2 weeks in Swaziland - Timbali Lodge is ideally located next to a very good German restaurant. Rooms are clean, although the curtains need some refreshing. Food is ok, and pizza's are very good. The hotel is close to Mbabane and on the road from South Africa. You should pick one house/room close to reception if you need some (bad) wifi connection, as rooms further away do not have any connection at all - neighborhood is safe - Overall grade of 3 stars might be severe, but it is a real 5 stars in Swaziland

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Izmir, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 April 2009

We stayed one night in this hotel in a double room (in seperate small houses). The room was simple, with not a lot of space. The bathroom was basic, and the window did not close properly. However, to our surprise, there was a free wifi (albeit slow) in the room. Breakfast was not great but reasonable. The reception was helpful, but their credit card machine did not work (we found this as a frequent problem in Swaziland, so I would make sure that I have enough cash with me next time). So overall, it is not a dream hotel, but could be a reasonable choice if you are looking for a room to sleep in transit.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Timbali Lodge

Property: Timbali Lodge
Address: Old Main Rd, Ezulwini H106, Swaziland
Region: Swaziland > Hhohho District > Ezulwini
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Ezulwini
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Executive & Luxury suites and Self-catering family units. Beautifully appointed accommodation en-suite and fully serviced with DSTV, mini-bar, ceiling fans, room service, air conditioning, Internet access and direct dial phones. The executive suites are equipped with spa baths - for that little bit of extra pampering. Our restaurant, The Boma, serves exquisite cuisine and offers and outstanding selection of wines! Our executive bar, ladies lounge and restaurant are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... more   less 
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Timbali Lodge Swaziland/Ezulwini, Africa

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