Fairmont Zimbali Resort 5 stars

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Fairmont Zimbali Resort
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Relax in the magnificent, indigenous coastal surroundings of Fairmont Zimabli Resort where our luxury rooms offer classical elegance, and are tastefully furnished with authentically local, resort decor. All rooms are tastefully appointed

Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 11h00

Paying

Services and practical information
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Services for children
  • Air conditioned
Leisure and activities
  • Outdoor unheated pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Massage
  • Services for children
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Private beach (Nearby)
  • Other sports activities
Catering
  • 4 restaurant(s)
  • 4 bar(s)
Business services
  • 5 meeting room(s)
  • Copy/print service available

Hotel location

Fairmont Zimbali Resort

PO Box 17
PO Box 17
4422
zimbali
south africa

Tel: +2732 5385000

Fax: (+27)32 538 5001

Contact email

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 11h00

  • By plane

    KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT At 16km / 9.94 miles

GPS :-29.510517, 31.18989

Our accommodations

Our 154 well-appointed rooms offer scintillating views of the Indian Ocean, oversized verandas, and elegant decor of stone, wood and earth tones inspired by the areas breathtaking natural surroundings.

Deluxe King SK

  • Max. number of persons: ‌2
  • Area: From 46
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Deluxe King NS

  • Max. number of persons: ‌3
  • Area: From 46
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Deluxe Garden King NS

  • Max. number of persons: ‌3
  • Area: From 43
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Deluxe Seaview Qn/Qn SM

  • Max. number of persons: ‌4
  • Area: From 46
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Deluxe Seaview Qn/Qn NS

  • Max. number of persons: ‌4
  • Area: From 46
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron(...)

Deluxe Seaview King NS

  • Max. number of persons: ‌3
  • Area: From 46
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Junior Suite KNS

  • Max. number of persons: ‌3
  • Area: From 49
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Deluxe 1 Bed Suite KNS

  • Max. number of persons: ‌4
  • Area: From 88
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Deluxe Garden Suite King NS

  • Max. number of persons: ‌4
  • Area: From 86
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Seaview Suite King NS

  • Max. number of persons: ‌3
  • Area: From 91
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Deluxe Queen/Queen NS

  • Max. number of persons: ‌4
  • Area: From 46
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Seaview Suite King SM

  • Max. number of persons: ‌3
  • Area: From 91
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Penthouse Suite King SK

  • Max. number of persons: ‌8
  • Area: From 306
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Presidential Suite King NS

  • Max. number of persons: ‌4
  • Area: From 417
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Heritage Place Village King NS

  • Max. number of persons: ‌4
  • Area: From 316
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Heritage Place Villa King NS

  • Max. number of persons: ‌8
  • Area: From 566
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Mini Bar(...)

Our restaurants and bars

CORAL TREE RESTAURANT

Type of cuisine: International

Coral Tree Restaurant is renowned for its attractive cuisine and daily buffets. The extensive covered terrace offers breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the natural beauty of the area. Coral Tree offers elegant dining in a relaxed setting.

Dinner

18:30 - 22:30

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OSA

Type of cuisine: Indian

Enjoy the fragrant, flavoursome cuisine of India prepared from recipes handed down by generations of Indian chefs. Savour the signature Butter Chicken or enjoy a traditional Thali. Each dish uses a unique blend of spices and herbs.

Dinner

18:30 - 22:30

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AYOBA

Type of cuisine: Mexican

Central American flair meets Africa's legendary hospitality. Ayoba Restaurant makes meal times and every other time in-between a fiesta of Mexican flavours.

Lunch

11:00 - 17:00

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Dinner

18:00 - 21:00

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BITE POOL BAR AND GRILL

Type of cuisine: Cafe

Bite poolside deli, caters to the coffee connoisseur. Perfect for an early morning coffee and pastry, or breakfast for those with time to linger. Lunch options include a selection of deli sandwiches, wraps, salads and burgers.

Lunch

11:00 - 17:00

  • Mon
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VINUM

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This contemporary wine bar and cocktail lounge is the perfect venue to sip, mingle and relax while enjoying the spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

Dinner

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DALCHINI LOBBY LOUNGE

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Dalchini is the quintessential lobby lounge and the perfect place to curl up with a book, or catch up on emails while admiring the Indian Ocean through the floor to ceiling windows.

Lunch

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Dinner

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31 DEGREES - COCKTAIL LOUNGE

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At 31 Degrees cocktail lounge, the perfect cocktail is inspired by both bar and kitchen and devoted to fresh local ingredients. Our signature cocktails are measured with precision, shaken with style and garnished with passion and craft.

Lunch

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Dinner

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MA KHAZA BEACH BAR

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MaKhaza is the quintessential beach bar with a casual cocktail mood that flows seamlessly into the early evening, complimented by flavorful meals from Ayoba. Sit back and enjoy a cocktail while the cool Indian Ocean's breeze sweeps over you.

Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 5

  • Maximum size: 237 m²

  • Maximum capacity: 260 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 180 people

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Fairmont Zimbali Resort

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AccorHotels Rating 4.0/5

1,673 reviews

The ambience waa good but the staff are not up to standard when it comes to customer service

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Relebogile Couples - 12/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

It was a hassle to check in. Housekeeping was done late. They never came on time to do turn down. Customer service needs attention.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Mrs N. D. Families - 10/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Wonderfull experience and very friendly staff overall hope to have another one soon

Average

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Anita B. Families - 10/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

I have emailed complaint and l have had no response

Mrs

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Anonymous Business - 10/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Very good.

Very peaceful

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Mahomed Families - 09/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Beautiful setting

Dear Mahomed S. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that your stay with us exceeded your expectations! It brings us great pleasure to hear positive feedback and we will definitely share this with our Team. There is a certain peacefulness to starting one’s day with breathtaking views and the beauty of nature surrounding you. We are happy to be able to share this with you. We hope that you will visit us again soon giving us the opportunity to provide you with many more memorable moments. Kind Regards, Mike Jackson General Manager

Mrs V N.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Veronica N. Couples - 08/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

My stay was absolutely awesome. The room and hotel was to my satisfaction. The downside is that the water is fairly warm to bath with, I personally like a very hot shower. The hot food was very warm at the breakfast buffet and sometimes cold. Overall i enjoyed the breakfast. The buffet supper was not very appealing. The food was bland with not much taste. The menu at the Beach club is very limited. I would have also preferred more entertainment. Like a live band for the evenings.

Mrs

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Sinenhlanhla M. Couples - 08/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Exceptional

Dear Sinenhlanhla M., We very much appreciate your rating regarding your stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your ratings with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Mike Jackson General Manager

Exceptional

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Nonhlanhla R. Families - 08/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Had the best time of my life

Dear Nonhlanhla R. Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. It is so important for us to hear from you! It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed yourself while staying at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We like to ensure that all our guests are made to feel well taken care of, well rested and certainly a reason to return. We would love you to share this great experience with others. please simply connect on the Tripadvisor link below and share this with the world: (http://bit.ly/2q2VhPf). Yours in hospitality Mike Jackson General Manager

Mrs

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Najmah Families - 07/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Had to call housekeeping to clean our room Pool temp too cold to swim

Miss

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Silence Couples - 05/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Wow I don't know where to start excellent service we had with my husband, we can't stop talking about it ,we really enjoyed our stay Will definitely recommend ppl to visit

Dear Silence B. Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. It is so important for us to hear from you! It gives us great pleasure to know that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We would love it, if you could share this great experience with others who are looking to have a fantastic time, please simply connect on the Tripadvisor link below and share this with the world: (http://bit.ly/2q2VhPf). Yours in hospitality Mike Jackson General Manager

Just OK.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Noma T. Couples - 04/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

The welcome was beautiful, Lucky did a good Job. Did not like the allocated room, it seemed dump and dull, like it has not been used for a while. Not fresh. The breakfast food, welcome and service was perfect. I liked everything but the room.

Amazing

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Prea C. Families - 03/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Met my expectations totally. Lunch at Beach Cafe was really good.

Remarkable

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Velly Couples - 03/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

I had enjoyed my stay , the staff was helpful , friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere was on point

Dear Velly N. Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. It is so important for us to hear from you! It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed yourself, making it a great experience while staying at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We love to ensure that all our guests are made to feel well taken care of, well rested and certainly a reason to return. We would love it, if you could share this great experience with others who are looking to have a fantastic time, please simply connect on the Tripadvisor link below and share this with the world: (http://bit.ly/2q2VhPf). We really appreciate all your comments as this assists us in meeting all our guests expectations and giving our best to constantly improve in making our hotel the best place to be at in Kwa Zulu Natal Yours in hospitality Mike Jackson General Manager

It was a great stay was disappointed a little cause we had to pay our meals on arrivals the waiter had to explain why we had to pay because it was not my first time at zimbalie and that had never happened before

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Sandra Couples - 03/07/2019 AccorHotels certified review

It was otherwise a great stay

refreshing

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Gavin L. Families - 28/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

the service was amazing. the room was amazing. I did however not like the fact that we waited so long for the water to get hot as we waisted plenty of water, this is an issue that needs to be addressed. please also in the future try and do a bit more for the kids.

5 Star Excellence

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Pabi Couples - 28/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

The reason why I prefer 5 Star hotels is the service. Thank you for delivering exceedingly. It was our first time and the next time we will stay much longer.

Dear Paballo R. Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. It is so important for us to hear from you! It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed yourself, making it a great experience while staying at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We love to ensure that all our guests are made to feel well taken care of, well rested and certainly a reason to return. We would love it, if you could share this great experience with others who are looking to have a fantastic time, please simply connect on the Tripadvisor link below and share this with the world: (http://bit.ly/2q2VhPf). We really appreciate all your comments as this assists us in meeting all our guests expectations and giving our best to constantly improve in making our hotel the best place to be at in Kwa Zulu Natal Yours in hospitality Mike Jackson General Manager

Peace and Tranquility

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Yumna M. Families - 28/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Resort is lovely - facilities are lovely. Staff are excellent and service is truly 5 star. However more can be done to encourage winter visits ... for example - the swimming pools are icy cold, including the alleged warm one at valley of the pools. Also, the garden suites have construction happening right in front, spoiling the views.

Mr

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Simphiwe Couples - 27/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Its was very nice and amazing experience and it's a very nice place to relax

Dear Simphiwe N. Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. It is so important for us to hear from you! It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed yourself, making it a great experience while staying at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We love to ensure that all our guests are made to feel well taken care of, well rested and certainly a reason to return. We would love it, if you could share this great experience with others who are looking to have a fantastic time, please simply connect on the Tripadvisor link below and share this with the world: (http://bit.ly/2q2VhPf). We really appreciate all your comments as this assists us in meeting all our guests expectations and giving our best to constantly improve in making our hotel the best place to be at in Kwa Zulu Natal Yours in hospitality Mike Jackson General Manager

Had a super fantabulous awesome relaxed stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Bhoza M. Friends - 27/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

I normally spend my birthday outside the country. But this year decided to try Fairmont Zimbali. It gave me a feeling that I was in an exotic island. The peace, the serenity and tranquility that came with it - the classy and warm manner that the hotel is managed made me feel like I could definitely come back. Infact I realised I could live there forever. As an social media influencer who has been to many places, i totally loved your hotel and it's staff. The added bonus was that there was an iron and ironing board in the room. ** angel's singing*. The staff was professional and friendly as well. I felt like royalty.

Dear Mpho Bhoza M. Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. It is so important for us to hear from you! It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed yourself, making your birthday a most memorable experience while staying with us at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We love to ensure that all our guests are made to feel celebrated and special on their memorable occasions and certainly a reason to return. We would love it, if you could share this great experience with others who are looking to have a fantastic time, please simply connect on the Tripadvisor link below and share this with the world: (http://bit.ly/2q2VhPf). We really appreciate all your comments as this assists us in meeting all our guests expectations and giving our best to constantly improve in making our hotel the best place to be at in Kwa Zulu Natal Yours in hospitality Mike Jackson General Manager

Relaxed

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Timothy Couples - 27/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

We stayed for one night celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary. Staff where friendly and helpful.

Dear T P., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your special stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am pleased that we made your anniversary most memorable. This feedback serves as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as this one. Sincerely, Mike Jackson General Manager
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