Reviews of Ilala Lodge
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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.
Great first respite
Wonderful grounds with view of the fall, wonderful attentive staff, amazingly good food.
We stayed our first and last nights at the lodge, the second time we asked for a second floor room and we liked the terrace much better than the ground floor patio. Saw elephant and warthogs right from our room. Victoria Falls area right around hotel not the nicest.
Great Victoria Falls Hotel
We travelled with our 20 year old daughter and booked separate rooms. Great view of Warthogs, Vervet monkeys, and were told of Elephant in the previous days from our balcony in our room.
Breakfast buffet was awesome. Lots of chooses. Staff was helpful, courteous, accommodating and would go back again. Great ambiance in the restaurant. Better than average food.
Ten Minute walk to the falls.+++
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Far surpassed our expectations.Read more about the whole trip
Location, location, location
Very comfortable lodge in a great location.
Walking distance to the Falls on one side and to the shop and restaurants of the town on the other side. Right next to the bank machines and post office.
Friendly and accommodating front desk staff, and good food at the on site restaurant. As in all of the places we ate at in Zimbabwe, service in slow by American and European standards.
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Comfortable accommodation in the centre of Victoria Falls. A close walk to everything.
The transfers from Botswana to Zimbabwe to the hotel and finally to the airport were coordinated seamlessly.
We were given a free upgrade but unfortunately our room had a tree in front of it, so not much of a view. we could see the spray from the Falls from the hotel - not the room and hear the water.
Visiting Victoria Falls was a breathtakingly spiritual experience. Got soaked to the skin of course!
Then dried off and walked to Zambia and had lunch at the Royal Livingstone Hotel - a beatiful place in a stunning location. Delicious food too!
Lovely stay at Ilala
Ilala was excellent. The service was super and very accommodating, especially for the children. The pool was in great condition and my kids loved it. The quality of the food was outstanding!
The location was perfect -- being able to walk to the Falls was great. There is not much else to "do" in Victoria Falls, but we didn't even need to leave. One should be aware that prices are all in USD throughout, so it was expensive. The sundowner cruise was very nice -- high quality boat, nice staff, ample food and beverage.
We also did a tandem zipline with Wild Horizons, which was super fun.
Lovely spot to take in the Falls
The location is great, the staff was extremely accommodating and helpful and the setting was lovelyRead more about the whole trip
Very comfortable hotel
Very comfortable hotel, fabulous restaurant and a very good way to relax after being on safari!Read more about the whole trip