Ilala Lodge

Reviews of Ilala Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 161 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 161 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 A.J & Mrs V.A Clanwilliam
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

It is a hotel - a very comfortable one - but if suffers in comparison with safari lodges in not having the companionship of common meal tables and meeting fellow travellers.

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Miss G - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great stay just 10mins walk from Falls

We found Ilala a lovely place to stay at Vic Falls. It is just a 10 min walk to the Falls entrance gate and also on the edge of town so very easy to walk to shops, supermarket , cafe etc. The food was excellent at Ilala so we did not eat anywhere else even though we had planned to beforehand.

The room was lovely with wildlife visiting the grounds and it also had a nice pool area to relax. We went on the sunset cruise which was also nice and relaxing and also a chance for some wildlife.

We were extremely pleased with this lodge recommendation from Expert Africa.

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Mr and Mrs V. from Petworth
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Pool terrace was small for the size of the hotel.
As most guests stay there to visit the Falls quite a lot of time is spent at the hotel relaxing.

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Mr & Mrs B - Essex
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

excellent hotel in a great location. food was first rate.

staff very helpful.

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Mr & Mrs F - West Midlands
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Ilala Lodge is very well situated in Victoria Falls - a perfect place for some R&R after a long safari trip.

It has the feel of good colonial style of accommodation.

The food, activities, rooms and facilities were all excellent. The service was good but we felt the initial reception was rather hurried. We were given no time to sit and enjoy our welcoming drink before checking in forms were thrust upon us and we were then whisked off to the room.

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Ms A & Mr B - New Zealand
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely, colonial style Lodge & service.

The ambience and service at Ilala were in keeping with the historical nature of the Falls and township and provided the perfect setting for our stay there. While not quite the Victorial Falls Hotel, it came very close to providing the same feeling.

The food was very good and the location close to the Falls (easily walkable) and township a bonus.

All in all a delightful experience.

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Ms.rvp from harrow
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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quiet, clean, comfortable, good breakfast

It was a pleasant stay but we were there for a day. The rooms had a private patio facing the garden hitch was nice.

Short walk to the falls. Grounds were well maintained.

The breakfast had a good selection and was well prepared.

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Mr J & Mrs V - Namibia and Zim
Arrived on: 3-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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VERY COMFORTABLE

Professionally run hotel in excellent location within easy walking distance of the Falls, lovely grounds, a colonial atmosphere and good public facilities.

Staff well trained, friendly and EXCELLENT (except the bar-man who was a bit cold). Excellent menu and pleasant outdoor dining.

Very nice standard room with private terrace from where we watched the warthogs. Memorable viewing of awesome Victoria Falls.

Despite the almost constant buzzing of sight-seeing helicopters over the hotel would stay there again.

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Family B - New York
Arrived on: 3-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great entry and departure nights!

We spent one night on arrival and our last night at Illala and it was a lovely, no fuss place to stay. Great view of the mist from the falls, and the lodge borders the park so we saw warthogs and an elephant right on property.

The rooms were a bit dated, and we asked for a second floor room with a terrace on our second night which we found much better than ground floor. Amazing staff and food!!!

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Mr & Mrs G. from York
Arrived on: 28-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful hotel

Great base for Victoria Falls. The hotel is very picturesque with a lovely bar, restaurant and pool area, that overlook the hotel gardens. Food (especially breakfast!) was a particular highlight. A wide range of bar snacks to full a la carte are offered and all were of excellent quality.

The hotel has recently been expanded to add a significant number of additional rooms. This did not appear to congest or otherwise impact the service or central areas but we did not visit in peak season. We were in the original rooms and these were comfortable with a lovely balcony where you could hear the roar and see the spray of the falls.

Friendly, accommodating staff. Great stay.

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