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The Benjamin

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141 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Durban
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Wirral, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small hotel on the main street through Durban.. Very colonial decoration and well maintained with a very comfortable room. All facilities were excellent and the added surprise of a free guest well stocked bar was a very pleasant surprise. Dinner not available, but with plenty of restaurants on hand this did not cause any problems. A good hearty breakfast... More 

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Many Thanks for your review and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay More 

Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended accommodation in beautiful boutique hotel. Lovely decorated and comfortable room - nice bed. Very friendly and helpful service and attendance from all personnel. Great breakfast. Safe off street parking.

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Thank you for taking the time to review us, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you back. More 

London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
84 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Very nice property in a rather dodgy Durban. Nice rooms and friendly guys working there. Close to many restaurants, bars...etc... If you need to stay in Durban, then go and stay in the Benjamin. Bear in mind, you need a navi to find the hotel. Recommended

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Thank you so much for your positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back one day. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This hotel is about four Kilometres away from the beach in what can be regarded as a safe area of Durban. We arrived late on and the check in process was so easy. The receptionist who had just started her night shift went out of her way to be helpful and her smile made us feel very welcome. She chatted... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing this review. We love it when guest have really enjoyed their stay and have got to experience our staff. We are as you can see a small team that do everything. Look forward to having you back one day. More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Quaint style hotel with great service. We were greeted with iced tea. Rooms were reasonable size, comfortable beds. Breakfast was excellent. This must be one of the few remaining Colonial style houses that was not demolished to make way for a modern restaurant. Excellent position on Florida St as there is a vast selection of restaurants and cafes.

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

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My overnight stay in the Benjamin was uneventful. The staff were helpful and the food (breakfast) was very good. The location was exceptionally good for restaurants/bars. The bedroom was clean ad tidy but on the somewhat small side. The shower/toilet was particularly small.

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Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. Glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I stayed at the Benjamin for nearly five weeks while on business. The staff are really pleasant and Nicole runs an efficient hotel. Breakfasts are very good and the hotel is well situated on the popular Florida Road, with some lively bars and restaurants. The old building has been well renovated, extended and modernised, but maintains a traditional feel.

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

Thank you so much for your review, we loved having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back. We hope you have a great2015. Regards Nicole and the Benjamin team. More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This hotel was really affordable. Great service from all the staff we encountered. Lovely colonial decor and good breakfast. Off street parking and in a very central location, with great restaurants and cafes right on the doorstep. Perfect for a few days stay.

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Thank you so much for the review and look forward to welcoming you back one day. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us More 

New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Polished service to accompany a stylish, clean and cozy boutique hotel. The breakfasts were tasty, generous and efficiently prepared. I so appreciate the last minute room accommodation over new year's! I stayed in one of the interior rooms and my parents had a room closer to the road. They weren't much bothered by the noise from the street, even on... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so glad that we were able to help you over New Years. Thank you for your kind words and I will definitely pass this onto the staff, who worked so hard over the season period. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Staff helpful, can't do enough to make your stay more welcoming. The rooms are a great size, clean and airy. Negative is that Florida Rd on which the hotel is situated is a very busy street, so lots of noise if you are in a room overlooking this road and parking can be quiet tight. The positive is that there... More 

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Thank you for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

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