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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 42 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay at The Benjamin. Our room was spacious and very comfortable, the staff from check-in to kitchen are all very friendly and the breakfasts very good. Florida Road is located in a nice neighbourhood with many restaurants to choose from for your other meals.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, and we are so delighted that you enjoyed stay with us and would recommend us to other people. We look forward to welcoming you back one day with us. More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

hotel is nice and romantic, they offer you tea and coffee all the day, you can have a very quiet day in this hotel. also, along this florida road we can find a lot nice and good restaurant. but the bed a little bit hard

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to do your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Nicole Munro More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
37 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

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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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