Ilala Lodge

Reviews of Ilala Lodge

Excellent(90%) From 116 travellers
Excellent
68
Good
40
Average
7
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 116 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 M & Dr K - Massachusetts, USA
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Ilala Lodge

We needed to change rooms, due to lack of cleanliness in the bathrooms, on the first night (our anniversary). The room renovations that were toted was nothing more than a new television set. The management team did address the room problems, but our anniversary celebration was a bust,

Walking around Victoria Falls and having to ward off the local vendors was a horrible experience. The vendors hounded us immediately as we left the hotel property. Apparently, 'No' is not understood. It is a huge problem, that many visitors complained about.

We did enjoy the food and drink at the Victoria Falls Hotel, and would recommend this location for any future travelers.

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Mr & Mrs W from Toronto
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Convenient and Comfortable

Comfortable rooms and a good restaurant. Dinner was good and breakfast was excellent.

Excellent location as it is the closest hotel to Victoria Falls and to the banks and curio market in town.

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Mr R & Ms Z from the Netherlands
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Ilala Lodge review

Ilala lodge was a good location and not massive, which we enjoyed. Breakfast buffet and dinner were excellent. The rooms were good but not exceptional. The staff were very helpful and nice.

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Mr & Mrs P from Co. Durham
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Ilala Lodge

We found that Ilala Lodge is in a great location just over the road from the entrance to Victoria Falls, and has lovely views, with the spray of the falls visible from our room and the terrace. The bedrooms were very clean and comfortable and ours had french doors opening out onto the lawn where there were warthogs and baboons passing by! One night after dark we even saw a honey badger but it quickly disappeared when it was disturbed.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was very good, especially the breakfast with a wonderful and plentiful choice to cater for all needs. We can certainly recommend the Lodge for a relaxed and enjoyable stay.

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Ms T - San Francisco
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Great place to stay in Victoria Falls

Ilala Lodge was a great place for me to relax a bit after the Namibia Highlights camping safari.

Great location. I loved that it was easy to walk to the falls and that everything was nearby.

Booking of activities through the in-house operator was quick and efficient.

Great service from everyone on the staff.

The food at breakfast and dinner was delicious.

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Mr E & Mrs T with family - Denmark
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Ilala Lodge review

So luxurious.

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Ms B from San Francisco
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Great location near Falls. Clean, Good staff.

Ilala Lodge met my needs perfectly.

It's walkable to the Victoria Falls park entrance. The facilities are pleasant and clean. There is internet connectivity available for guests in the lobby. The food was just average but the service was very good. There is a pool and a bar area overlooking a garden, which is a nice place to relax and recover from jet lag.

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The H family from Chester
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent

Ilala Lodge review

Really pleased we decided to do the Falls from the Zimbabwe side. Easy walk to the Falls, and the town was safe.
Very nice hotel ('colonial relic'!) and had everything we needed.

We had high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel, which was marvellous. However, I preferred staying at Ilala Lodge, and just visiting the Vic Falls Hotel.

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Mr L. from Austin
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Ilala Lodge Review

Activites booking office was brilliant. We owe them a lot.

Only glitch in the 2-night stay was the shower water on the morning we departed smelled of something akin to but a bit different from massive mildew.

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The H family from London
Arrived on: 9-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Ilala Lodge review

We had a great stay in Ilala Lodge.

We were well looked after but my only crticism would be the length of time it took for the main course at dinner to arrive. When it did it was delicious but over an hours wait was really too long . All the staff were very friendly and helpful

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