Ilala Lodge

Reviews of Ilala Lodge

Excellent(90%) From 122 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 122 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.
Mr J and family - three weeks Nam, Bots, Zim
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Great location close to the Falls and the craft market. Also short walk to The Victoria Falls Hotel for high tea.

Very helpful and friendly staff.

Food was excellent.

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Miss D & Mr D - Namibia in August
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great place to stay

Great place to stay. Excellent location in town but very near the falls (all walking distance).

Staff very helpful and friendly and booked activities for us and charged them to room along with dinner making everything very straightforward. Best pool of all the places we stayed, amazing food and loved the river cruise that we booked through them.

Only downside was the workmen working right outside our room as we were on the ground floor - so couldn't really use the balcony outside area. But had a lovely time here and would definitely recommend

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C from Boston
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Convenient Location in Vic Falls

The hotel was nice - nothing special but the people were very helpful. I do wish it had been easier to get change, but every time we asked them to break a $20, you were lucky to get anything smaller than a $10, which doesn't make negotiating when shopping very easy, since many of the merchants don't seem to have change either!

We were told meals were on our own here, but turns out breakfast was included, not just a buffet, but also hot breakfast options, which was a nice surprise. The rooms included water, but since ours wasn't ready when we checked in, we ended up buying it at the restaurant for lunch, which was a little annoying since we wouldn't have done that had we known.

Great location - a quick walk from the shops and a short bus ride to all of our excursions (Vic Falls, sunset cruise, helicopter tour) and the hotel did a great job coordinating all of our transportation and helping us identify some other activities.

We ate dinner at the restaurant one night and it was very tasty, although the room was a little on the chilly side as they leave the doors open to the outside so if you get cold, bundle up!

The room itself was adorable, with little doors to an outdoor "patio."

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Dr R. from Melbourne
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great Location, Beautiful Garden Views.

This Lodge is situated right on the edge of parkland and the rooms open out onto beautiful gardens. The bar and restaurant are excellent.

The village is just outside and there is an ATM less than 50 m away. The staff at the lodge can help with bookings for all activities. There is less confusion and easier payment options if you stick with the hotel booking service.

The foyer has some really interesting art work providing one version of the history of the area. There is a good art market nearby.

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Mrs L. from Mckinney - Texas
Arrived on: 3-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

When we checked in the staff person told us that we were likely to see wild animals outside our back patio door. My husband and I silently chuckled at this, but one hour later saw three elephants eating tree limbs just meters from our patio! We also saw warthogs and baboons daily.

In addition, the staff were so warm and attentive. My husband had his luggage lost on our way, and the manager worked tirelessly to help us retrieve it before we left - and succeeded.

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Mr W - London
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Champagne surprise for our honeymoon was a lovely touch.

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Ms K. from Alberta
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Ilala Lodge was in a great location, within walking distance of the falls and the town facilities. Our room was very nice - but more of a normal hotel after we had been so pampered in the lodges we visited.

However, we were ready for some less structured time and activities, so the 'anonymity' of the Lodge suited us very well.

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Mr M.& Ms S from Derby
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Very nice hotel in pleasant surroundings. It's within easy walking distance from the Falls and it's wonderful being able to hear the Falls from your room and the terrace and to see the mist rising. We walked over to the Falls to see the sunrise.

Staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Breakfast was excellent - a good variety.

Bathroom a little dated but fine for our short stay.

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Mr & Mrs B from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent location for the Falls

Excellent food and service.

Bathrooms getting a bit tired.

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Mrs J. from Milwaukee
Arrived on: 26-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great place for victoria falls, family owned

Excellent lodge. Beautiful grounds. Close to falls.

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