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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night before flying to port Elizabeth. Perfectly formed rooms, with everything anyone needed. Staff very helpful and welcoming. Room overlooking courtyard which was lovely and quiet. The breakfast was divine, freshly cooked, with a choice. As a we had a late flight, we used the facilities of the hotel, the teas and coffee were very welcome

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Nicole M, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to welcoming you back one day.

Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 28 October 2015

It is a great location especially if you want to experience Durban night life. The hotel is clean, the garden & pool area are well kept. The food is continental and it was better than I expected. It can be a bit loud in the wee hours of the morning.

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Nicole M, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am so glad that we exceeded your expectation. Look forward to welcoming you back again.

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We spent one night at this delightful hotel and wished we could have stayed a bit longer. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Although not near the beach, the hotel is near to several restaurants and about a ten minute walk from shopping mall. Our room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. A nice touch is the "help yourself"...

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Nicole M, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to one day see you again for a longer stay with us.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Benjmin is nicely located. No views or proximity to the beach, but on good walking distance from restaurants. The rooms have the amenities you want at a business hotel, just a bit smaller and the staff is nice. The rooms would benefit from a personal touch, and the sleep quality was a bit disturbed by the traffic outside. Would...

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Nicole M, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, look forward to welcoming you back on your next business trip.

Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

The Benjamin is a boutique hotel in the Morningside area of Durban. The hotel is lovely and the staff very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are comfortable, we had room 29 which overlooks the pool. Some reviews have said the bathrooms are too small but we didn't think so. There are numerous restaurants just a short walk away and the...

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Nicole M, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to seeing you again

Jhb
Reviewed 25 September 2015

This was very unexpected and was a beautiful experience. To the staff, thank you for the constant cleanliness and smiling faces. The location could not have been any better with so many restaurants to chose from, unfortunately we just di not have enough time to eat at all of them. We will be back :-)

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Nicole M, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Thank you and you are really welcome. Look forward to welcoming you back.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

It was my first stay. It is clean and comfortable with the colonial setting and feeling. Worth the price paid. It is in the restaurant district with several restaurants across the street or within walking distance. The outside latenight music was audible inside the room but not aloud enough to be a disturbance.

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Nicole M, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing us and for glad that you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you back.

MA
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I recently had the pleasure of staying almost 2 weeks at The Benjamin while in Durban for work. I had a wonderful stay. Everyone at The Benjamin is just lovely, from the ladies at breakfast to the front desk staff. I felt totally welcomed and at home. My room (7) was great. It had a wardrobe, shelf for clothes, mini...

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Nicole M, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Wow, Thank you so much we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to welcoming you back again.

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We were visiting Durban for a family reunion and chose The Benjamin as the reviews were good and the location seemed perfect. Our booking was for eight nights B&B. I am very pleased to report that our expectations were met. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and nothing was too much for them. Our room (5) was of a...

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Nicole M, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive review and are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in South Africa

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This is a beautiful Motel located on a great street full of restaurants. The accommodation was spotless and the staff very friendly and accommodating. Our only negative is the size of the bathrooms. My husband could not dry himself from the shower and me brush my teeth or put make up on at the same time. In fact if we...

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Nicole M, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

We are over the moon that you enjoyed our friendly and comfortable hotel. We thank you for taking the time to review us. Just to let you know we do have safes at reception where you can lock up your passports and even better we are looking at putting safes in the rooms before the end of this year.

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Home away from Home"A warm welcome awaits you at The Benjamin located a 5-minute drive from Durban Beaches and in the heart of the vibrant entertainment strip in Florida Road. The hotel features gardens with an outdoor pool and a shaded terrace. Free parking is available on site.The Benjamin and offers free WI-FI.41 rooms where no two rooms are the same open onto balconies and gardens . The cosy rooms offer airconditioning, tea,coffee making facilities,hairdryers,Satellite TV and work desks in all rooms. Overlooking the garden and pool, Benjamin’s breakfast is served in our open glassed conservatory style restaurant and offers a fresh continental breakfast buffet and plated hot breakfasts. Walk out of the Hotel into the restaurant road of Durban and enjoy your dinners and lunches in some of Durbans famous restaurants.The Moses Mabida Stadium, The Rugby Stadium, Suncoast Casino and Durban ICC are within 5km by car from The Benjamin. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Benjamin

Address: 141 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $126 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Benjamin 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Benjamin Hotel Durban
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Durban
#6 Business Hotel in Durban
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“Overlooking the pool is better.”
 of 5 bubbles ukcoupleBucks, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 17, 19, 21, 23 face garden; 18, 20, 22 24 face road.”
 of 5 bubbles BJAJDA, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“At the back”
 of 5 bubbles jacknickolas, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms overlooking the pool must be better than our room, and they had hot showers!”
 of 5 bubbles Missturkey, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not sure if there is lift service available to all levels. Check with hotel if this could be an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles Mr_H_thoughts, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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