Ilala Lodge

Reviews of Ilala Lodge

Excellent(91%) From 155 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 155 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.
Prof. E. from Grahamstown
Arrived on: 26-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Mr R. from Hoboken
Arrived on: 7-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely spot to take in the Falls

The location is great, the staff was extremely accommodating and helpful and the setting was lovely

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Mr & Mrs Shattock
Arrived on: 23-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very comfortable hotel

Very comfortable hotel, fabulous restaurant and a very good way to relax after being on safari!

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Mr & Mrs K - Maidstone
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

A good place to stay.
A little bit quieter than the larger hotels in the area.
Their menu and range of choice has improved since our last visit.

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Mr P. from Ascoli Piceno
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A haven of peace at Victoria Falls

An excellent oasis in the chaotic hinterland of Victoria Falls.

Food very good and rooms quiet and comfortable with the added spectacle of baby warthogs doing heats for the 100m sprint.

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Dr & Mrs S - France
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Itala Lodge

Very pleasant and comfortable hotel for a night or two in Vic Falls. Restaurant is good but a bit over priced.

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Mr K - New York
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

Great location, only a short walk from the Falls.

Everyone at the hotel was very friendly. Food was good, but recommend at least one meal at the Victoria Falls Hotel, which is a short walk away. Spent a morning birding in Zambezi NP with Charles Brightman, which was excellent.

Helicopter flight was great, though do not think the longer flight is worth the extra money.

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Mr and Mrs A. from Shropshire
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great place to stay

We'd eaten well at Ilala in the past, but this was our first stay there and it was brilliant. This is the closest hotel to the falls, just a few minutes' leisurely walk.

Our very pleasant room was on the lower floor with glass doors to a small patio and the gardens. The odd warthog wandered past. Service was faultless and staff went the extra mile, offering to run errands for us and keen to ensure we had a comfortable and relaxing stay. Dinner was okay, but breakfast was absolutely superb.

Lovely pool and terrace, with quiet, shady courtyard to escape the heat.

Building work on the new wing was almost complete and it seems as though the hotel will double in size. I hope the 'small and friendly' atmosphere is retained.

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Scots on the wing
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ilala Lodge review

A comfortable, old world hotel . Warthogs and monkeys roaming on the lawn. If the wind was in the right direction the spray from Victoria Falls could be seen. The constant buzz from the sightseeing helicopters was a bit of an irritant but that would apply to anywhere in the township of Victoria Falls.

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Dr S - Loughborough
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Luxury close to the falls

In my view this is one of the best, and certainly the closest place to stay when visiting Victoria Falls. At the time of out visit the water flow was at its lowest but there was still quite a lot of spray.

It's a trade-off in that you don't see the full majesty of the falls, but you can take clear photographs and you can walk along the length of the falls without getting soaked.

Watch out for the vervet monkeys around the small café near the falls; they'll pinch your crocodile wrap off your plate in an instant!

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