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The Benjamin

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   141 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 42 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    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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Surrey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour group stayed only one night in the hotel and it would have been nice to stay longer. Lots of restaurants in the immediate area. There is a courtesy happy hour at 6 PM so it was nice to have a drink before heading out to dinner. The front desk staff were very welcoming. Such a brief visit however,... More 

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Constantia, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Yet another good stay and The Benjamin. The location is just fantastic and makes evening dinner options easy. The Restaurant across the road has an extensive menu and can cater to all. Thanks to Nicole and the team.

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

Dear Mr. Patel Thank you so much for your comments, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay again. I will let the team know. Regards Nicole More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We booked the Benjamin again on a repeat work visit to Durban in Oct/Nov 2014. Again a stay of 11 nights and we were, once again, very pleased with our stay. After a horrible 35 hours trip from the US to Durban (involving broken airplanes and an unexpected overnight in Joburg) we were greeted by warm & friendly faces at... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and for choosing the Benjamin for your return visit to Durban. We are so glad that you felt welcomed and enjoyed you long stay with us. It is always a pleasure and so exciting to have return guests. Hope to see you soon, regards More 

Kampala, Uganda
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was in Durban, South Africa for a business trip and someone suggested this affordable petite boutique hotel to us. It is on the main road along with other hotels, restaurants and shops. On entering, the rooms are very neatly prepared and very clean. The staff is very friendly and the breakfast buffet is very nice. Unfortunately they do not... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Durban More 

Cape Town
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Response to online booking was excellent. I wasn't impressed with the check in process though - highly inhospitable; there certainly room for improvement. Spacious room, with decent complimentary wifi. Enjoyed the breakfast.

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

Thank you so much for your review, I appreciate your honesty and thank you for constructive criticism. Look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Durban. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Just checked out after a 3 day business stay - regrettably was not a good visit to Durban. As noted by others the rooms are pretty small - but pleasant and very clean. Notwithstanding the room quality - Sleep was difficult on 2 nights (on week days) due to the excessive noise from a neighbouring restaurant / watering hole. The... More 

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

Thank you for the constructive review, I am so sorry that you did not have a peaceful nights sleep due the noise from Cubana. Please let me ensure you that we are doing everything possible to ensure that the noise level from here is sorted out. Please can you let me know which room you were in so that I... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Stayed at the Benjamin for 4 nights in October 2014 for a triathlon. Had a pool side room which was very nice and highly recommended if you want peace and quite, I was surprised at how small my room was. The staff at the Benjamin were very helpful, friendly, interactive and accommodating. All of my pre booking arrangements were met... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate that you took time to do this. We are so glad that you had a good stay and felt the hospitality that we endeavor to deliver. Look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Puyallup, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Benjamin was the very first place we had booked on our first trip to South Africa. Although we had forgotten to print out directions from the airport, we did eventually find it and were pleased with the appearance. Check-in was friendly and smooth. Our room was large, clean and homey. The bathroom set up was a bit odd, but... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are really happy that you enjoyed our hotel, hospitality and food. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Touring in South Africa 8 We flew from Port Elizabeth to Durban on a very early flight where we were met by our new tour guide who took us on a tour of Durban city. Not as pretty as Cape Town, it felt less comfortable walking around. The hotel we were to stay in is called The Benjamin after the... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a great detailed review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our hotel, We are currently redoing our bathrooms so bathrooms will be a lot better. I hope that the rest of your stay in South Africa is enjoyable. More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I found my room, looking onto the pool, was noisy - I could hear the cars, the hooting, the car guards shouting, as well as the creepy crawly in the swimming pool was only turned off at around 9pm and that too was noisy. My bathroom had a bath/shower and there was no handle to hold on to when climbing... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, I am so sorry about your noisy stay. Thank you for letting us know, I will definitely make the necessary changes so that it does not happen to other people. Many Thanks 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*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Durban

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