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1 room, 2 adults

Ilala Lodge Hotel

4-star4 stars
Area A8, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Victoria Falls
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Overall my stay was wonderful. It was a bit disappointing the pool was not available…Oct. 31, 2018
  • This is a charming hotel with alot of character and old world style decor. The rooms ( I…Dec. 20, 2017

Ilala Lodge Hotel

from A$314
  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds (Single)
  • Standard Suite
  • Standard Suite (Single)
  • Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds (Single)
  • Executive Suite
  • Executive Suite (Single)
  • Suite (Strathearn)

What’s around Ilala Lodge Hotel


  • In a national park
  • Victoria Falls - 11 min walk
  • Victoria Falls National Park - 1 min walk
  • Victoria Falls Bridge - 23 min walk
  • Victoria Falls Field Museum - 40 min walk
  • Devil's Pool - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Zambezi National Park - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km

Getting around

  • Victoria Falls (VFA) - 21 min drive
  • Livingstone (LVI) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 73 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Rafting nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built – 1984
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LED TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Palm - This restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Ilala Lodge Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Ilala Lodge Hotel Victoria Falls
  • Ilala Lodge Hotel Victoria Falls
  • Ilala Lodge Hotel Hotel Victoria Falls
  • Ilala Lodge Hotel
  • Ilala Victoria Falls
  • Ilala
  • Ilala Hotel Victoria Falls
  • Ilala Lodge Hotel Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZWL 34 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 4 and 12 costs ZWL 18 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Ilala Lodge Hotel

  • Does Ilala Lodge Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Ilala Lodge Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Ilala Lodge Hotel.
  • Is there a pool at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Ilala Lodge Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves Modern European cuisine.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Ilala Lodge Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZWL 34 per person one-way.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 28 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
WOW Wonderful stay.
This is a fantastic place to stay. Staff is great! Rooms spacious. View out the window or from our deck is wonderful and we see wildlife up close. Today we saw a mother warthog and her three babies.Wonderful experience. Recommend it highly.
Leigh, za3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel. Wonderful location with easy access to Victoria Falls.
Scott, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic location,great staff,delicious food!!
Barry, as2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent stay, very helpful staff advising on my onward bus trip to Bulawayo; fantastic breakfast watching the sun coming up through the spray from the Falls.
R W, ie1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Kruger Hotel
Amazing location. Would definitely stay there again. Service and food also was excellent.
us3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Very good hotel closest to the Victoria falls
PEDRO, ieRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Beautiful hotel close to the Falls
Ilala Lodge is a beautiful property overlooking lush landscape near the Falls (only drawback of being so close is you hear the constant helicopters during daytime). Service was great, room very comfortable. You are right in town so a short walk to the Falls, shops and restaurants.
Bridget, usTrip with friends
Very good 8.0
Quiet, understated luxury
The Ilala is a gentle oasis close to Victoria Falls. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, luxury accommodation ... Ilala is a good choice. The pool is a welcome addition to the heat, the breakfast is excellent with (included) options for cooked eggs as well as full continental, and the staff are friendly and professional. Since the hotel is on the smaller size, compared to the hotels in the area, it doesn't feel over-crowded. If you are looking for quiet, understated and low-key - Ilala is a good choice.
Dawn, ie2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Seattlites Stay At Ilala!
Ilala was very nice and within walking distance of Victoria Falls as long as you're able to handle 80-85 degree heat in September. My only disappointment was the Wi-Fi wasn't working and once it was supposedly up I was restricted from What's App and my emails so I couldn't let Friends and Family know we had arrived safely.
za1 night romance trip

Ilala Lodge Hotel

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