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The Benjamin

#1 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
141 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Bourne End, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Old colonial style property on the lively Florda Road in Morningside, Durban. All staff are very attentive and make your stay as pleasant as possible. Excellent breakfast choices available. Easy to walk to bars and restaurants along the road, seemed safe albeit noisy at night. Taxis can be booked from the hotel,prices reasonable but vary a lot depending on company... More 

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

Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed our hotel Please should you return on your next trip, we will gladly put you in a off road room. Regards More 

Brattleboro, Vermont
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a lovely little inn on Florida Rd. The staff were personable and went out of their way to make me and my traveling companions feel at home. The rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated, and immaculately cleaned. A wonderful cold breakfast or cooked to order breakfast is available in their sunny breakfast room. Both were very good. The location is... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed our hotel and Florida Road. Look forward to one day having you stay with us again. More 

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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only stayed one night, I had a large enough room with very comfortable bed. I guess the outside noise could be a problem but my room had double windows and extra think block out curtains and I had no trouble with noise. Breakfast was great with friendly service. I wish I could have stayed longer. Thank You

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

Thank you so much for your review. Hopefully we can welcome you back for a longer stay. Many Thanks More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant place. Staff very helpful. Lots of restaurants nearby to eat. We went to the Fish on Florida and had a very enjoyable meal. Can recommend the Kingklip. Breakfast was very good and there is a swimming pool to relax in after a long days travel

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

Thank you so much for your review and glad you enjoyed our hotel and our vibey road. More 

Richmond, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed one night following an 18 hour journey from UK, to get rid of the long journey before starting work the following day. The Benjamin is a delightful friendly hotel that felt family run and with personalized service. The bedroom was very clean, comfortable and overlooked the swimming pool. Whilst the neighbourhood is lively with lots of restaurants and... More 

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NicoleMunro, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a wonderful in-depth review. We glad you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and neighborhood. Look forward to welcoming you back one day. More 

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms are great and the staff are even better. It feels like "home" expecially if you travel a lot. Nice pool to cool off after a long day. Well situated near good restaurants and the CBD. From here it's easy to get out of Durban.

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

Thank you for your review and we welcome you back anytime to our "home away from home." More 

Virginia City, Nevada
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27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

What a great hotel and pool with many restaurants all around it. The breakfast and overall service is outstanding, it's very clean and they make you feel very welcome and comfortable. We stayed 4 days and would go back any time we find ourselves in Durban again. I required a trip to the Emergency room due to a back problem... More 

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Thank Nevada117
Nicole M, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Hi, It was really wonderful having you stay with us and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope it is not too cold back home. Look forward to one day have you stay with us again. More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I don't know why so high scores this hotel has??! The positioning -- Excellent! Florida Road, all best restaurants and clubs in Durban, safe place to walk around. Noisy,at nights from all the clubs, especially at weekends. If You Like quite places this hotel is not for You. Rooms -- average, needs some improvements, though clean and comfortable. Have some... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I hope that one day we can welcome you back. We do have fridges available that we can put into your room, sorry that we did not know you needed one , we will ensure that we put this on profile and we will ensure you get on your next stay. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful, place with beautiful people! Everyone was friendly and my family and I really enjoyed our stay. Will definitely be coming back next time. It was such a treat to stay there what a gem this place is! Such a little blessing to Durban ❤️

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed our hotel and staff. Look forward to having you stay with us again. More 

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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The Benjamin is really central to all that you would like to see and do in Durban. There were plenty of restaurants just up the road, beaches close by, Moses Mahbida as well as Kingspark within 20 min's away. The stay was very pleasant with excellent service, great rooms and a fantastic breakfast!

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

Thank you for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next business trip. More 

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