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The Benjamin

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   141 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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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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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

Surrey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to welcoming you back one day for a longer stay. More 

Constantia, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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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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Benjamin Hotel Durban
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Durban

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