Reviews of Ilala Lodge
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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.
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.
Very pleasant and comfortable hotel for a night or two in Vic Falls. Restaurant is good but a bit over priced.Read more about the whole trip
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.
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.
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.Read more about the whole trip
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!
Nice stay at Ilala Lodge
We stayed one night at Ilala Lodge, our last night in Africa on this trip. We asked to change rooms, as our room was located next to where they were building the new hotel wing, which went flawlessly. Location is excellent, as it is only 10 min. away from the Falls by foot. Rooms are not that new any more, but very much OK for a one night stay, and even longer.
Staff at breakfast were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good.
Overall, Ilala Lodge is a good place to stay if you want to visit Vic Falls, offering good value for money.
Best place to stay at Victoria Falls
Friendly & helpfull staff, clean comfortable rooms, good food in a beautifull open air restaurant and close enough to the falls to see the spray.
All this plus Warthogs on the lawn.....fantastic!
Great location to see Victoria Falls
Ilala Lodge is a lovely hotel which is located right near Victoria Falls.
Staff were friendly and helpful and dinner at the hotel restaurant was very nice.
Victoria Falls is only a 10 minute walk away which makes it a good choice for those without much time to spent in the area