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The Benjamin

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141 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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... More 

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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 More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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. More 

Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late afternoon for a 1 night stay and were given a warm welcome by the manager. The whole hotel is a maze of corridors and rooms and was spotless.Our room had patio doors leading out to the pool and although very small was comfortable,although I think more than a couple of nights here would have driven us a... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we are really happy that you enjoyed our hotel and felt comfortable and at home. If you ever do come back to Durban , we would love to welcome you back. More 

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

After a long trip.. it made me feel like home again... Excellent hotel, the room I stayed is fantastic, friendly staff working there, the old; the best... will always recommend this to anyone, trust me.. you won't complain

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

Thank you, Thank you. Look forward to welcoming you back home soon. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a boutique hotel: it's a beautiful old building, on a superb street with heaps of excellent places to eat. It's safe to walk about at night. The hotel itself is some distance from the city centre, but that means it's a pleasant, quieter environment. You will sleep well in a very comfortable room. The rooms are not small,... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we are over the moon that you loved our hotel and we hope to welcome you back sometime. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Excellent location restaurants and night life very vibey and right on your doorstep, wonderful staff are really accommodating. Great breakfast. Parking is a huge bonus here. Would most definitely stay here again.

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

Thank you so much for taking time to review us, we are really happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Benjamin is situated on vibey Florida Road with a host of good eateries close by. We found it quite safe to walk to dinner each night. The Hotel is Classically styled with good amenities. The rooms are adequately sized but the bathroom was tiny. We stayed for 3 nights during the Comrades Marathon and that is where the service... 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 write the review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that we were able to make you feel comfortable and relaxed before your amazing achievement of running Comrades. Hope that we will see you next year for the down run. More 

Cheshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Stayed here for one night before flying down to Port Elizabeth. The hotel is small and friendly with comfortable rooms. There is a large sitting room and a courtesy bar in the evenings and a large, bright and airy conservatory for breakfast in the morning. The hotel is located in a pleasant part of Durban with many restaurants immediately opposite... More 

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

Thank you for the review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to welcoming you back again More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We walked in unexpectedly into this 41 room boutique hotel after seeing the good reviews on TA, whilst eating at a local restuarant next door. Set in trendy morningside we were thrilled at our find. The hotel is quaint, yet warm, and staff very friendly and helpful. Our room led out to the pool in the courtyard, and breakfast we... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review, we are delighted that you found us and enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you soon when you are back in Durban. More 

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