Ilala Lodge

Reviews of Ilala Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 177 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 177 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.
Mrs K. from Fort Myers
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very comfortable

Our room was attractive and comfortable, and we could see the "smoke" from the falls from our porch, and walk there in 15 minutes.

The food in the lodge's restaurant was very good, with local specialties like crocodile, warthog and kudu.

We were told there would be construction going on during our stay, and to make up for it, they offered a breakfast cruise on the Zambezie river. The construction turned out to be barely noticeable, and the cruise was wonderful - we saw two herds of elephants play in the river.

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Mrs & Mr S - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Nice hotel for our last night

We stopped at Ilala on our last night after 6 nights in Hwange National Park. It suited our needs perfectly. Close to town to purchase last minute souvenirs and to have a lovely meal at The Three Monkeys.

The ample and delicious breakfast set us up perfectly for our long haul flight home to the UK.

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Mr D. from S├╝lzetal
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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trip to victoria falls

great lodge very close to the vic falls

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Mr P & Mrs E - Pelican Point Lodge
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Very close to the falls and a great place to relax.

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Mr J. from Elgin
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good hotel in Victoria Falls

A good hotel, professionally run, good staff, friendly, nice adequately sized pool, good food. We had a wonderful Breakfast Cruise on the hotel's launch on the Zambezi.

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Mr C. from Knaresborough
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Great location, very friendly staff, excellent restaurant and outside areas (pool, bar, terrace).

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Ms D from Ireland
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Pleasant stay at Illala Lodge

It is a rather large hotel but the staff is welcoming, the rooms comfortable and the food very good. I truly enjoyed the relaxing birdwatching / breakfast cruise.

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Ms L. from Heathfield
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Really good lodge

Although they are building nearby to extend the lodge and gave us a free river trip to make up for this, it was not a problem for us, as it was a national holiday so no work was going on. The building is quite close to some (but not all) of the rooms so could be intrusive for guests staying in those rooms as it develops, although a high screen has been erected.

We really liked Ilala Lodge - the staff were very pleasant and we had a lovely room overlooking the falls in the distance. Dinner was very good- we loved sitting outside under the stars!

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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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Mrs C. from Southwest USA
Arrived on: 27-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great service great location

It may not be the fanciest hotel in town, but it is certainly the best in terms of location. A short walk to the falls or the market.

The service in both the restaurant and the bar was great, and the food was good if not great. The rooms are not luxurious, but they are certainly more than adequate and a good fit for this budget minded group. The grounds were lovely, and we saw elephant, bushbuck, baboon, warthog and mongoose on the lawn. The one minor complaint was that the pool was not perfectly cleaned, but it was still refreshing and a nice amenity.

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