Ilala Lodge Hotel
$ 230 (Pps)
Ilala Lodge is a friendly small hotel which is the closest hotel to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The National Park borders the front of property and wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background. So the Victoria Falls are just an easy walk away. So is the town with its array of adventure activities, restaurants and shops on offer.
There are 49 pleasant rooms and suites spread out on two levels. There are 32 standard rooms, furnished with railway teak furniture. These lead out onto the well-kept gardens where you may see warthogs and hippos grazing. All have a full bathroom with bath and shower, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, safe, complimentary wifi and tea/coffee facilities. Plus two rooms are interleading which make them perfect for families. On the upper level are two standard suites which have a private balcony and can accommodate an extra bed for children or even a young adult, in its own alcove area of the suite. These have amazing views over the Victoria Falls. As well as the standard facilities there is also a writing desk, minibar and nepresso coffee machines.
There are also 12 deluxe rooms in the new wing, each with a private patio with views of the sun rising over the Victoria Falls. Note that the deluxe rooms are en suite with walk in shower only. Also in the new wing are two executive suites. These have a full bathroom with walk in shower and bath, private patio some with jacuzzi hot tub as well as a separate lounge and bedroom.
All rooms have air conditioning, overhead fan, tea and coffee facilities, safe and satellite TV.
Facilities & activities
Facilities at Ilala Lodge include a large swimming pool, pool bar and a la carte restaurant, The Palms, which is known for its good food. You can also choose to dine alfresco and enjoy the views of the beautiful gardens and natural surroundings.
There are many activities to keep you entertained at Victoria Falls from high adrenalin adventure like zip lining and white-water rafting, to more sedate pastimes like a river cruise, fishing or elephant interaction.
Ginny RussellCo-founder & Director
Ilala Lodge Hotel on the map
26 twins, with 2 large three-quarter beds in each room.
All rooms have en suite bathroom with separate shower, air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV hair dryer, safe and have individual coffee, free WiFi, room service and tea facilities. The rooms are spacious with railway teak furnishings.
All rooms look towards the Victoria Falls, and the National Park. There are often wild animals grazing on the lawn, and the windows and doors rattle from the force of the water from the mighty Victoria Falls.
All rooms have either a private patio or their own seating area on the lawn, facing the Falls.
Standard Double Rooms
We have 6 x double rooms with 1 king size bed in each. 2 of these rooms are inter-leading with standard twins rooms so ideal for families.
Like the standard twin rooms, all double rooms have an en-suite bathroom with separate shower, air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV hairdryer, safe, room service and have individual coffee and tea facilities and free WiFi.
The rooms are spacious with railway teak furnishings. All rooms face the mighty Victoria Falls and the Zambezi National Park, so you'll often see wild animals grazing on the hotel lawns - while seated comfortably on your private patio area.
Deluxe Double Rooms
12 Double rooms with 1 x king size bed, with an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower (no bath), twin vanity basins. Air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, free WiFi, bar fridge, room service and Nespresso machine and tea facilities.
8 Twin rooms with 2 x 3/4 beds in each room. Like the double rooms, these all have an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, twin vanity basins (no bath). Air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, free WiFi, bar fridge, room service and individual coffee and tea facilities.
Private patio with sliding doors from the bedrooms, with magnificent views of the sun rising over the Victoria Falls.
Standard Suite (s)
2 Standard Suites with 1 x king-size bed & 1 x ¾ bed in each suite. The standard suites are situated at the very top of the hotel with amazing views of the Victoria Falls.
All Standard suites have en-suite facilities with separate shower, air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV hairdryer, safe, free WiFi, minibar fridge, writing desk, room service and have individual coffee, Nespresso and tea facilities.
A private patio where morning tea & coffee can be enjoyed while watching the sun rise over the mighty Victoria Falls.
Executive Suite (s)
2 Executive Suites in our new wing. Each suite has their own separate lounge area with satellite TV, Nespresso coffee machine, as well as tea making facilities, air conditioning, fan, lounge suite, writing desk, mini bar fridge, room service, private patio with sliding doors that leads off the lounge.
Separate bedroom that adjoins the lounge but has a sliding door separating the two rooms. A king-size bed, clothes closet, hairdryer, safe, robe & slippers. En-suite facilities with walk-in shower, twin vanity basins and separate bath. Own private patio with sliding doors leading off the bedroom.
Magnificent views of the sunrise over the mighty Victoria Falls.
The suite comes complete with a private lounge, kitchen, en-suite bathroom with double vanity basins, walk-in shower and an indulgent bathtub. There is a private balcony, where guests can indulge in a large spa bath while enjoying world-class views of the spray rising above the mighty Victoria Falls waterfall.
Guests will also receive an inclusive private balcony dining experience, prepared for by chefs from the award-winning Palm Restaurant, as well as a complimentary in-room couples’ massage and an intimate breakfast or lunch cruise onboard the hotel’s luxury cruise boat, the Ra-Ikane River Cruise.
In addition to offering an ideal romantic retreat, the suite can also be transformed into a comfortable and spacious family villa, via a pair of interleading doors into a secondary suite and deluxe guest room.