Ilala Lodge

Reviews of Ilala Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 184 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 184 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 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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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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