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The Benjamin

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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

Stoke-on-Trent
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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Nicole M, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, look forward to welcoming you back one day.

Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Good accommodation. Suitable for business - most of the comforts you would require. Worktable, comfortable bed, shower, enough plugs, etc. Free WIFI available - but considering the rates per night, I did not expect a 500Mb limit - we live in 2016 and uncapped rates are really cheap these days! Rooms on the street-side tend to be noisy due to...

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

Thank you for your comments, glad that you enjoyed your stay. In terms of the 500mb per day, should you need more we will re-issue daily. We do not have a restaurant but have a huge variety of restaurants in the road where you are able to also get room service should you wish. Hope to have you stay with...

Reviewed March 28, 2016

We had reserved two nights here and ran into difficulties getting there the first night (don't even get me started on the whole Mango Airline rant!!). Internet is pretty much non-existent and thanks to a nice person who had also missed his flight, I was able to use his internet to send a quick email off to the hotel that...

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

Thank you so much for your comments. I will make sure that Michelle receives this. Glad that we were able to help you in a unpleasant start and that your stay with us was comfortable and relaxing.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 19, 2016

Centrally located on Florida Road for the Morningside area, and indeed convenient for the City. This is a boutique hotel. rooms are small but comfortable. Breakfasts are very good. There is a swimming pool Car Parking is available but tight. Wifi works Good for business visits

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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.

Letchworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 19, 2016

A small hotel in the city. The rooms are very compact and didn't have safes, suitcase stands etc. The reception staff were very helpful and there were good facilities for depositing valuables with reception. There is a small pool and an artificial grass area around the pool. There was no bar in the hotel but they did have a 'wardrobe'...

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

Thank you for your review. I am happy to let you know that we are in the process of sourcing safes to place in each room. Many Thanks

Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Always very friendly and a great old homestead turned boutique hotel. Rooms are great and a really good breakfast is to be had as well. We keep coming back over and over again for very good reason and we will keep on doing so Certainly our favorite in Durban

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

Thank you so much and we love having you stay with us, Look forward to seeing you again !!

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed February 27, 2016

We visited the hotel for breakfast for ten people to celebrate a birthday and we were pleasantly surprised as the ambience was intimate warm, comfortable and friendly. The staff were attentive and efficient.There were a variety of choices at the breakfast buffet and all food was beautifully and carefully displayed. A comprehensive choice of food was available and it was...

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

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoy your breakfast. Look forward to seeing you back!!!

Bourne End, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Old colonial style property on the lively Florda Road in Morningside, Durban. All staff are very attentive and make your stay as pleasant as possible. Excellent breakfast choices available. Easy to walk to bars and restaurants along the road, seemed safe albeit noisy at night. Taxis can be booked from the hotel,prices reasonable but vary a lot depending on company...

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

Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed our hotel Please should you return on your next trip, we will gladly put you in a off road room. Regards

Brattleboro, Vermont
Reviewed February 7, 2016

What a lovely little inn on Florida Rd. The staff were personable and went out of their way to make me and my traveling companions feel at home. The rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated, and immaculately cleaned. A wonderful cold breakfast or cooked to order breakfast is available in their sunny breakfast room. Both were very good. The location is...

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

Thank you for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed our hotel and Florida Road. Look forward to one day having you stay with us again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $98 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Benjamin 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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“Overlooking the pool is better.”
 of 5 bubbles ukcoupleBucks, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms 17, 19, 21, 23 face garden; 18, 20, 22 24 face road.”
 of 5 bubbles BJAJDA, Feb 19, 2017 | Read review
“At the back”
 of 5 bubbles jacknickolas, Dec 7, 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms overlooking the pool must be better than our room, and they had hot showers!”
 of 5 bubbles Missturkey, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
“Not sure if there is lift service available to all levels. Check with hotel if this could be an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles Mr_H_thoughts, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
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