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The Benjamin

#4 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
141 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed a week for a conference at the ICC, and we were delighted to stay away from the CBD and the beaches. Every member of the staff was charming and most helpful. Breakfast of cold buffet and hot items to order is a great start to the day. Bed and bath were comfortable and in excellent condition. Only drawbacks were... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We loved having you say with us and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Many Regards More 

Manama, Bahrain
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed two nights here and sadly my wife took ill which meant we spent a lot of time here. The breakfast ladies were delightful and allowed me to take some yoghurt and toast upstairs. My breakfast was very tasty and I can not complain. The room was well equipped - all thought the bathroom was very small and not... More 

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

Thank you for your review, and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. When you next book we will definitely ensure that we book you in an inside room. More 

New York City, New York
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109 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The Benjamin is a small but delightful hotel in old Durban "colonial" style. It is well situated in a good, central location on Florida Rd. There are plenty of restaurants and other nightlife in the immediate area. My room was spacious and furnished in warm, traditional style with a comfortable bed. There was good TV, a room safe, reliable wifi,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your in depth review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you back one day. More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I was very impressed with this hotel and our stay for the evening. I arrived early whilst waiting for my boyfriend to finish his comrades run. Very warm and friendly welcome by the receptionist who ensured that our room was made ready for us early. Safe parking and assistance in carrying the luggage up to the room. Was offered complimentary... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that we made you feel comfortable and welcomed. We look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. More 

Province of Ravenna, Italy
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The hotel is in a nice lively area, with plenty of restaurants and club (it can be noisy in particular on Friday and Saturday night!). The hotel is lovely, perfectly clean and 100% colonial style. Rooms are comfortable, breakfast is simply great. Staff is always kind. A great stay in Durban

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

Thank you for the review, glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Friendly and accommodating staff are always available to make your stay comfortable. I've been back for three years in a row and they are incredibly helpful, waking up much earlier than usual to prepare breakfast for the runners. The room are clean and comfortable. Only advice is to stay in a room away from the main road and swimming pool... More 

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

Hi Angela We are so happy to have you stay with us for the most amazing running race in the world. Glad that we make you feel so comfortable. See you next year More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This hotel is not a big hotel, but the room is nice. I had a little suite room which is quite a big room with very nice interior. The hotel is close to the what happening in the Florida road. The swimming pool is little. The breakfast is good and the service is very good.

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

Thank you for your review. Look forward to welcoming you back one day. More 

Potchefstroom, North-West, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Excellent value for money to stay at this charming, well-kept, comfortable and friendly establishment. Will certainly be back for my next business trip to Durban. Well done to all at the hotel and keep up the good work!

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

Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

A lovely old style hotel. Bedrooms were comfortable and spacious, breakfast was varied and served in a conservatory. There is no restaurant. Staff helpful and welcoming and there was a courtesy bar which was a nice gesture. A small pool which was adequate for a dip.

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

Thank you for your review, hope we can welcome you back one day More 

Stoke-on-Trent
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This Hotel is lovely and we would use it again. Clean, comfortable, on a quiet street but with lots of good restaurants. Good location, in a safe area. Rooms lovely with a good breakfast. Free bar in an evening for 'Sundowners', where else can you get that!!!!

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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 

Additional Information about The Benjamin

Address: 141 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $96 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Benjamin 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
The Benjamin Hotel Durban
Benjamin Hotel Durban
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Durban
#6 Business Hotel in Durban
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