Reviews of Ilala Lodge
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Location, location, location
Very comfortable lodge in a great location.
Walking distance to the Falls on one side and to the shop and restaurants of the town on the other side. Right next to the bank machines and post office.
Friendly and accommodating front desk staff, and good food at the on site restaurant. As in all of the places we ate at in Zimbabwe, service in slow by American and European standards.
We were given a free upgrade but unfortunately our room had a tree in front of it, so not much of a view. we could see the spray from the Falls from the hotel - not the room and hear the water.
Visiting Victoria Falls was a breathtakingly spiritual experience. Got soaked to the skin of course!
Then dried off and walked to Zambia and had lunch at the Royal Livingstone Hotel - a beatiful place in a stunning location. Delicious food too!
Lovely stay at Ilala
Ilala was excellent. The service was super and very accommodating, especially for the children. The pool was in great condition and my kids loved it. The quality of the food was outstanding!
The location was perfect -- being able to walk to the Falls was great. There is not much else to "do" in Victoria Falls, but we didn't even need to leave. One should be aware that prices are all in USD throughout, so it was expensive. The sundowner cruise was very nice -- high quality boat, nice staff, ample food and beverage.
We also did a tandem zipline with Wild Horizons, which was super fun.
Lovely spot to take in the Falls
The location is great, the staff was extremely accommodating and helpful and the setting was lovelyRead more about the whole trip
Very comfortable hotel
Very comfortable hotel, fabulous restaurant and a very good way to relax after being on safari!Read more about the whole trip
Ilala Lodge review
A good place to stay.
A little bit quieter than the larger hotels in the area.
Their menu and range of choice has improved since our last visit.
A haven of peace at Victoria Falls
An excellent oasis in the chaotic hinterland of Victoria Falls.
Food very good and rooms quiet and comfortable with the added spectacle of baby warthogs doing heats for the 100m sprint.
Very pleasant and comfortable hotel for a night or two in Vic Falls. Restaurant is good but a bit over priced.Read more about the whole trip
Ilala Lodge review
Great location, only a short walk from the Falls.
Everyone at the hotel was very friendly. Food was good, but recommend at least one meal at the Victoria Falls Hotel, which is a short walk away. Spent a morning birding in Zambezi NP with Charles Brightman, which was excellent.
Helicopter flight was great, though do not think the longer flight is worth the extra money.
Great place to stay
We'd eaten well at Ilala in the past, but this was our first stay there and it was brilliant. This is the closest hotel to the falls, just a few minutes' leisurely walk.
Our very pleasant room was on the lower floor with glass doors to a small patio and the gardens. The odd warthog wandered past. Service was faultless and staff went the extra mile, offering to run errands for us and keen to ensure we had a comfortable and relaxing stay. Dinner was okay, but breakfast was absolutely superb.
Lovely pool and terrace, with quiet, shady courtyard to escape the heat.
Building work on the new wing was almost complete and it seems as though the hotel will double in size. I hope the 'small and friendly' atmosphere is retained.