Ilala Lodge

Reviews of Ilala Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 168 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 168 of our travellers who have visited Ilala Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Lawrence from London
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Friendly staff, excellent food and great location near to the Falls.

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Mr &Mrs P. from Staffordshire.
Arrived on: 14-May-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A really fantastic experience at the Falls.

This was an experience to experience. The Hotel provided a degree of service second to none, it offered a very personal level of service, even though its a very large hotel. Everything about the hotel was as near perfect as possible. The staff were amazing, service, restaurant , food, activities.

The evening boat trip on the river viewing the game was superb. And the following day we had a guided tour of Victoria Falls. On both occasions the guides were fantastic.

This was to date the highlight of the tour and well worth visiting.

Victoria Falls is very much geared up for tourists, with some very expensive activities to match, and there are no shortage of very persistent street vendors. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our time their.

NB having travelled here by road I do feel both the Botswana and Zimbabwe governments could streamline and improve their border customs facilities. There is a complete lack of staff to deal with the large number of people crossing the borders.

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Mr and Mrs N. from Bucks
Arrived on: 13-May-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

The hotel and quality of accommodation exceeded our expectations. The interior decoration was lovely and we particularly the liked the wealth of historical prints and artefacts dotted around the hotel. The standard of food in the hotel restaurant was also great and exceeded our expectations.

Beautiful location and staff were friendly, sincere and professional.

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Mr. Bob Farrell
Arrived on: 10-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

The rooms were a little more rustic then in some pictures, Gave me the worst room location #39.

I needed more assistance with lifting two bags and there to place them. How the heat and air worked etc..

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Dr M. from Fort Myers
Arrived on: 6-May-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Having a mini bar in the room included in the stay was great.

Centrally located in town, able to walk anywhere.

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Ms M. from Canmore
Arrived on: 26-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

This is an excellent hotel.

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Mrs & Mr C-J - British Columbia
Arrived on: 22-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

The location of Ilala is perfect for the view of the mist from the Falls and the walking trail to the Falls and Bridge and the town itself. It is set in manicured gardens where monkeys and warthogs wander.

The Buffet Breakfast had everything along with freshly made hot choices. Dinner was set outside on the lawn under the stars with the piano music in the background - magical!

We went on both the Sunset and the Sunrise River Tour. Both were wonderful opportunities to view birds and other wildlife.

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Miss J. from Aylesbury
Arrived on: 12-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great start to our Africa trip

We really enjoyed our at Illala Lodge stay. It was very relaxed, informal and we were looked after exceptionally well by all the staff, who were friendly and efficient.

The two nights we had there was a really good start to our holiday enabling us to rest up after our journey from London.

The lodge was clean, the food was excellent, and the facilities very good, and we were very well situated to view the falls being10 minutes walk away.

We enjoyed watching the warthogs wander around the grounds of the lodge.

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Ms S. from Mountain View
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

We really enjoyed our stay at the Ilala. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and the lodge had a luxurious feel.

We paid a bit extra for the "sunrise over the falls" view which I thought meant we could see the falls but we couldn't (just the steam) and that wasn't viewable from my particular room. Still, the view was nice. We all wished there had been a gift shop because the town itself doesn't seem to have any nice shops.

The Ilala is easy walking distance from town and from the falls. The range of activities was also good. I did a morning game drive that was really well done and my friends and I did an evening cruise on the Zambezi which was very pleasant.

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M and M of Auckland
Arrived on: 18-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

A great Lodge! Outstanding service and top notch food.

Both the staff and management were very helpful and went out of their way to welcome us. The facilities were great and rooms to a high standard.

The pool was popular and very welcome in the heat. A great refuge from the hustle and bustle of the Victoria Falls commercial entrepreneurs (i.e. street vendors!) Easy walk to Victoria Falls.

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