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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 43 Hotels in Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 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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Hillcrest
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Nestled along Florida Road Durban is the quaint 40 bedroom hotel, The Benjamin - for me, Home from Home! Dont be deceived from the road. This is a simply elegant - understated boutique hotel, that made me feel sincerely welcomed, comfortable and supported - all aspects of travel, a woman on her own, values. The close and warm relationships between... More 

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Alabaster, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Really great location, especially for younger visitors to Durban, for easy walking access to restaurants and bars all around. I felt fine walking until late because there were so many other people out and about. The unofficial parking guards may tail you a bit, thinking you are going to your car when you walk back to the hotel, but they're... More 

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Brakel, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Last week was the second time I stayed at the Benjamin Hotel in Florida Road, Durban and again I really enjoyed my stay there.. The staff is very friendly and goes out of there way to help you. I also loved the fact that they have now a free and fast wifi connection throughout the hotel. The breakfast buffet is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

It' is not often that staff will go out of there way to help with what ever hey are requested! At the Benjamin it is the norm! From taking grease out my daughters jacket to reserving parking for a single mom it ws always done with a smile..highly recommended. Good restaurants across the road which means you don't have to... More 

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South Africa
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

We spent last night at The Benjamin on Florida Road.It was the evening of our eldest daughter's Matric dance.Well without hestitaion our second daughter asked if we can return for her Matric dance night!A real gem of a hotel,ideally situated in the rather vibey Florida Road of Durban.it was 2 doors away from the Boulevard where the after party was... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012 via mobile

The Benjamin is a great deal for the location compared to other similar hotels in the area. The rooms are small and simple, but are adequate for a brief stay or if you don't plan on spending much time in your room. There a number of restaurants and bars nearby that are a short walk from the hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

The hotel is located on Florida Road, which is a popular area and there are lots of bars and restaurants close by. The hotel is absolutely charming and VERY comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and everyone in our group agreed that the omelettes were some of the best we've ever had. I can also sing praises for the staff who... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Great location, in the beginning of the bars and restaurant district but very quiet within the hotel. I felt very safe walking along the main street to and from the hotel till late hours. The room we were in was relatively small and outdated, but very clean and well kept. The breakfast was amazing. Very friendly and helpful staff. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

We spent 2 nights at the Benjamin Boutique Hotel in January 2012. The hotel is impeccably clean. The ambience is homely and gives a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation. The staff is welcoming, helpful and very warm, yet unobtrusive. There was a complimentary bottle of wine in our room, and we found the complimentary drinks (open bar) in the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

I stayed at The Benjamin Boutique Hotel for 2 nights in December 2011. As a woman travelling on my own I felt completely safe at all times. A night security guard was available to show me to the parking, as I came home late. There was a lot of personal contact between the staff and the guests. What impressed me... More 

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