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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 42 Hotels in Durban
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
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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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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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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139 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I take my tour group to stay at The Benjamin when we're in Durban. We are always delighted with the friendly service and the very comfy rooms. This has been our third year staying with our group at the Benjamin and each time we've found it to be consistently good. Very helpful, friendly staff. We all enjoy the delicious service... More 

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Thank you so much for your review. We love having your group with us and hope to see you again soon. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Stayed for three nights at The Benjamin. Arrived early and was greeted by a lovely receptionist who went out of her way to accommodate me with an early check in. The hotel is quaint and quirky, funny little passages and stair cases which give it a warm and homely feel. My waitron at breakfast was so gracious and hospitable. Selection... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review The Benjamin. Thank you so much for all your positive feedback and look forward to welcoming you back one day. Regards Nicole More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

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 

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