Ilala Lodge

Reviews of Ilala Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 173 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 173 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.
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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Mr I & Mrs W - Dorset
Arrived on: 15-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent base in Vic falls

Ilala Lodge is very well located within Vic Falls, being a very short walk from the Falls themselves. Superior rooms overlook the spray from the Falls. They are spacious and comfortable and provide an excellent base after a long flight from the UK. Very good restaurant with reasonably priced food and drink.

Staff are courteous and helpful and an early breakfast was arranged for our early start to travel on.

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Mrs S. from Brentford
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Comfortable garden rooms with terrace beside the hotel lawn, on which we saw a warthog, a group of female monkeys with young babies, and a whole cohort of banded mongooses which wandered past about 3 feet away!

Within walking distance of the Victoria Falls NP entrance & the pleasant town of Victoria Falls with its restaurants and variety of tourist shops, including some authentic African craft sellers.

We ate only breakfast at the hotel, which consisted of a good buffet and a variety of cooked dishes which were also good.

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Ms V & Mr C - Belgium
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Beautiful hotel, a short walk from the falls

Ilala Lodge is rather a hotel than a lodge. Our room was very luxurious with all required facilities available.

The restaurant served splendid food, such as crocodile risotto. Breakfast was also great with a good variety of food and a special breakfast menu.

The location is good, it is about 10mins by foot to the entrance of Vic Falls. The staff is friendly.

Overall a great experience at the end of our journey.

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Mr & Mrs M from Kingsley
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Perfect location only a short walk from the falls. Lovely room with great views of the spray from the falls in the distance and very pretty gardens.

Elephants, warthogs and mongoose in the grounds of the hotel. Good restaurant with fantastic food and nice swimming pool, whats not to like!

Great end to our holiday and perfect place to relax for a couple of days.

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Mr and Mrs G - Herts
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very comfortable, easy to relax.

Originally stayed at V F Hotel to reminisce and for the nostalgia but Ilala perfectly good alternative.

Very well managed and comfortable.

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