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The Benjamin

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s wales uk
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This boutique hotel is set in a tree-shaded colonial-era Victorian villa. Due to touring we only had one night at this hotel. It was beautiful food lovely at the hotel for breakfast. Staying on Florida road its busy with restaurants you wont struggle to find a place to eat.

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Johannesburg
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139 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I often stay here on business trips and find the hotel to be constantly reliable and comfortable. Only night I would not really like to be here is on a Saturday night at the end of the month with a couple of Florida Road clubs nearby, the noise can be disturbing. Otherwise the place is really pleasant with attentive staff,... 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 delighted that you love coming to our hotel. We love having happy guests. More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice big room. One window overlooks the front road the other overlooks the pool area. The night club opposite the hotel played music until 1.30am although the double-glazing helped block out some of the sound. Second night night club kicked off at 5.19am and continued until breakfast!

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel (you ve seen the city in 2 days, so we where there a day to long) The staff in the hotel is very friendly and helpfull. Breakfast is good. typical buffet and you can order warm breakfast aswell. The room is nice and clean (see photos).

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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 glad that you enjoyed your stay. Regards More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at The Benjamin for 3 nights after 3 weeks away to beautiful South Africa. The hotel is well located on the Flirida road which is a street with lots of restaurants on it (a number of which are in the top 25 out of 500 on trip advisor). The hotel is clean and looks good with lovely staff... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that we did not meet all your stars. Our king beds are two singles pushed together with a mattresses convertor on the top. The plastic sound is the mattress protector on the bed which is water proof. I am sorry that it is noisy we also have toweling mattress which we could... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here a week ago on a Sunday. Our lovely room had two doubles. It was great except for the adjacent building which houses a club. Thought being Sunday they would stop at 11 - no it was after 2. This time stayed a Friday. Asked to change room and were told we could not. The music started at... More 

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

Thank you for your review, I am so sorry for your horrible nights sleep. We are constantly trying to get the noise controlled in the road. In terms of moving you to a quieter room unfortunately all the other family rooms were already all booked in. I am so sorry and hope that your flight home was a comfortable one. More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 259 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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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 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $102 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Benjamin 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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