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Hotel Description

5-star beach resort near Ballito Beach

Steps from the beach

You'll be within 6 miles (10 km) of Ballito Beach and 12 miles (20 km) of Umdloti Beach. Umhlanga Rocks Beach is within 16 miles (25 km) and Gateway Theatre of Shopping is within 20 miles (32 km).

18-hole golf course

This luxury resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 6 restaurants. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and complimentary bicycles are available on site. Enjoy the 2 outdoor pools and get free valet parking.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 154 guestrooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, minibars, and Egyptian cotton sheets.

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Sea View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Fairmont Zimbali Resort ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
1.0 out of 5 1.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 0.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 0.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Fairmont Zimbali Resort

1 out of 5

Cheap

The first room had no heat, the second room and third rooms had minimal heat (60 degrees). The air ducts were filthy. The rooms were clean. The employees nice and helpful. At 10:30pm, I checked out and went to another hotel that had rooms with heaters that worked properly. No woman should have to check out of a hotel in a strange city at 10:30 at night especially after she had packed up twice before moving to rooms with heating systems that were not working properly.

Posted by on Jan 30, 2007

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1 out of 5

Bad Review

This Hotel had a very bad insect problem and I would never choose to stay there again.

Posted by on Jan 1, 2007

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1 out of 5

They were to busy to talk to me

I tried on two occasions to make a reservation and the desk clerk told me she was to busy answering calls to talk with me. So Even though I wanted to stay there I was not afforded the opportunity. I stayed at a downtown motel was was treated great.

Posted by on Dec 8, 2006

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Property Features

As a guest of Fairmont Zimbali Resort, you'll find a full-service spa, a golf course, and 2 outdoor swimming pools. There are 6 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 poolside bars. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Event space at this resort measures 9828 square feet (913 square meters) and includes a conference center. A children's pool, a terrace, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the luxury Fairmont Zimbali Resort. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Valet parking is free. This 5-star Ballito resort is smoke free.

  • 154 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 6 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 9828 sq ft of conference space
  • 913 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2009
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) (13.6 km / 8.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Fairmont Zimbali Resort offers 154 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Ballito resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Coral Tree Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this bistro specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Osa - This restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open select days.

Ma Khaza Beach Club - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves light fare only. Open select days.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including 2 outdoor tennis courts. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Spa Services

Williow Stream Spa has 9 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 9
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Reflexology
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 265 for adults and ZAR 133 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: ZAR 0 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 450 per person (one way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Fairmont Zimbali Hotel Ballito
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You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 6 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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