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The Benjamin

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   141 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 43 hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Benjamin Hotel deserves its place as the best in Durban - the check-in process was quick and friendly and our room clean, and the bed and duvet so so comfortable. We were quickly made welcome without too imposing, and the little touches - the bar, the magazines, added to a lovely weekend. The breakfast was delicious. Nothing was too... More

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

Thank you so much for your review, it really makes us so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back one day. More

Stockholm
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed at The Benjamin for 4 nights divided by one night away for running (& supporting at) the Comrades. The staff was very nice and we felt welcomed from start. The room(s) were clean and cosy. Anything we needed help to get or to go to, we got help to arrange. Florida Road is located in a nice neighbourhood... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Benjamin one day. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Lovely old building and that is as far as it goes. When making the reservation it was mentioned that it would be two people sharing. No extra preparation was made for this fact. Only one hand towel, no extra amenities. In essence breakfast for the second person cost R225.00. This was just as disappointing. I ordered scrambled eggs with pork... More

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

Thank you for your comments, I am so sorry that your amenities were not doubled for your stay, I can assure you that this is not the standard and that this must have been a complete mistake. Thank you for the comment on the cocktail sausages I will definitely make guests aware, and should people like more they are welcome... More

Atlanta
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is not a 4 star property but international standards but more of bed and breakfast. Charming, perfect location on a street in Durban near downtown but feels like you are in a neighborhood; area called Morningside. Excellent breakfast, small pool, well kept inner garden, nice sitting room, good wifi. Rooms basic but functional. Good bed. See my room notes.

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Thank you so much for reviewing us so glad you had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again. More

Naivasha, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I stayed over the Comrades weekend - I was looked after very well. One can always judge a hotel by the friendliness of the staff- and this was a very friendly place to stay. I must say breakfast at 2.00am on Comrades morning was great, and smiles all round from the two lady Managers that were there...kudos! I did pre-... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Benjamin, and for your complimentary words. It was an absolute pleasure to serve breakfast to the you and the other runners. We look forward to welcoming you to The Benjamin again. More

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

We were originally hesitant about booking another guest house rather than the big name hotel because of a bad experience (NOT the Benjamin) a previous visit but decided to take a chance. So happy we did! The Benjamin absolutely deserves it's #1 ranking on trip advisor! Our stay (11nights!) could not have been nicer. The owners and staff were friendly,... More

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

Thank you so much for the review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will definitely pass your comments onto the staff who endeavor to make sure that our guests have a comfortable and memorable stay. It is a honour that you have recommended us to your friends and family. Many Thanks and we look... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Two nights at The Benjamin over the Comrades Weekend. The location is really nice on Florida Road. We would probably have given the hotel a 4 Star rating other than two problems that really spoiled the stay. The rooms overlooking the road are seriously noisy - going on until late at night - even on a Sunday. We hardly got... More

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

Thank you so much for your constructive criticism , it is comments like yours that help us to improve all the time. When you next stay with us we will ensure that you have an inside room. Good news is that we will be double glazing our windows on outside rooms. More

Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Urban, Tanzania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have been staying at The Benjamin for many years now, and i must say this little Boutique style B&B is a gem of Durban. Their service is great , the staff are warm and welcoming and the breakfast is fabulous. The Benjamin is on Florida road where the nightlife comes to life, great restaurants and bars are just a... More

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

Dear Mr. Lancy We really do try our best to make guests feel at home as much as possible, I am so glad to see that after all the years we are still able to make you feel so comfortable. We love having happy guests and especially having them come back every year. Thank you so much for the beautiful... More

Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I stayed at The Benjamin for 3 nights and really enjoyed my stay. I caught an earlier flight in and arrived at the hotel Sunday morning. The hotel receptionist went out of her way to make sure my room was quickly available especially as I just arrived after 36 hours from boarding first flight to disembarking last flight. The room... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so happy that you were comfortable and enjoyed our facilities. We really try to make it a home from home away experience. We look forward to welcoming you back and will ensure you that we will allocate a room away from Cubana. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Stayed one night on business as a returning guest. Very good, friendly service and a clean comfortable room. Breakfast very nice. One of the better establishments in Durban for a short stay. Highly recommended

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write on trip advisor, we love hearing your comments and are so glad you enjoy your stay when you stay with us. Look forward to seeing you again. More

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Address: 141 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Benjamin 3*
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#1 Business Hotel in Durban
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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 
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