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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 43 hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at The Benjamin for 3 nights and really enjoyed my stay. I caught an earlier flight in and arrived at the hotel Sunday morning. The hotel receptionist went out of her way to make sure my room was quickly available especially as I just arrived after 36 hours from boarding first flight to disembarking last flight. The room... 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 review our hotel. I am so happy that you were comfortable and enjoyed our facilities. We really try to make it a home from home away experience. We look forward to welcoming you back and will ensure you that we will allocate a room away from Cubana. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Stayed one night on business as a returning guest. Very good, friendly service and a clean comfortable room. Breakfast very nice. One of the better establishments in Durban for a short stay. Highly recommended

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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 on trip advisor, we love hearing your comments and are so glad you enjoy your stay when you stay with us. Look forward to seeing you again. More

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Beautiful old building, lovely interior. Good service and tasty breakfast. Rooms bit small, but clean and well kept. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Safe parking at the back of the hotel. There is a big pool next to the restaurant and the garden is well maintained. There are quite a few restaurants within walking distance from the hotel.... More

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

Thank you for your comments, please let us know when you are returning and I ensure that you have an inside room or a room with double glazing. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. More

Cologne, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed 3 nights and weere very content. The Benjamin is in a pleasant house built in 1880, I was told. The service was friendly, the breakfast excellent. We had a twin room with comforable beds and everthing was clean. Only the wardrobes werde not up to the standard, not closing properly with creaking doors.. The noise level on Florida... More

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

Thank you so much for your comments, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us . We look forward to welcoming you back. More

Fremantle, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
48 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Fantastic location in amongst some really good restaurants, friendly very helpful staff , excellent extensive breakfast selection and a sparkling pool. Nice clean comfortable rooms and secure parking. I can't really think of anything to say that wasn't good about the Benjamin, you should stay here!

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

Thank you so much for your comments, we really appreciate all feedback.We look forward to welcoming you back. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

a good bnb. Well located, nice surroundings, cheerful and helpful staff, responded quickly. Cosy and comfortlable rooms. Only, would have liked bigger loos. Shortage of parking space within premises, but manageable.

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

Thank you so much for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed our hotel. Look forward to welcoming you back. More

San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for just three nights, but we loved it. It is in a great location on Florida Street, and only $3 taxi ride to the beach. The hotel is small, but cute, and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. They are willing to help any way they can. The hotel is also very safe... More

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

Thank you so much for your comments and we are so happy that you had a great stay. Look forward to welcoming you back. More

CPT
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I stayed at the Benjamin for just one night. Its is wonderfully located on Florida rd which is close to all the restaurants of which that is a big plus. For a B&B i think its a great choice. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you so much for reviewing us and we hope to see you again soon. More

leeds
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
181 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The hotel is in Florida road which is Durbans main night life street. This is good in that you can walk to bars and restaurants within 5 minutes . However some rooms may suffer from noise, especially at weekends. We stayed twice- first in a room facing the pool so didnt get any noise, the second time, one with a... More

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

Thank you so much for your review , and your generous comments on our hotel, it is always great to see return guests to the hotel. On your next stay please tell us your favorite room and we will endeavor to allocate it to you. Look forward to seeing you More

Darwin, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Fantastic little boutique hotel. I booked this at the last minute off the net and really hit the jackpot. This is quite possibly the best hotel I've ever stayed in!. Outstanding service, very comfortable rooms and an enviable location on Florida rd. many restaurants, bars and clubs nearby. A reasonable stroll to the beach front and generally a very enjoyable... More

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

Wow, Thank you so much for the wonderful review, it really does make us feel good and will definitely pass this onto the staff. Many Many Thanks and hope to see you again if you come to Durbs More

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Additional Information about The Benjamin

Also Known As:
The Benjamin Hotel Durban
The Benjamin Hotel
Benjamin Hotel Durban
Address: 141 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Durban
#1 Business Hotel in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Benjamin 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Home away from Home"A warm welcome awaits you at The Benjamin located a 5-minute drive from Durban Beaches and in the heart of the vibrant entertainment strip in Florida Road. The hotel features gardens with an outdoor pool and a shaded terrace. Free parking is available on site.The Benjamin and offers free WI-FI.41 rooms where no two rooms are the same open onto balconies and gardens . The cosy rooms offer airconditioning, tea,coffee making facilities,hairdryers,Satellite TV and work desks in all rooms. Overlooking the garden and pool, Benjamin’s breakfast is served in our open glassed conservatory style restaurant and offers a fresh continental breakfast buffet and plated hot breakfasts. Walk out of the Hotel into the restaurant road of Durban and enjoy your dinners and lunches in some of Durbans famous restaurants.The Moses Mabida Stadium, The Rugby Stadium, Suncoast Casino and Durban ICC are within 5km by car from The Benjamin. ... more   less 
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