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“Comfortable and friendly”
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The Benjamin
Ranked #5 of 43 Hotels in Durban
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“Comfortable and friendly”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

A comfortable guest house in Florida Road that was clean and adequate.
I dont think it would rate "Very Good" but feel ungenerous in not rating it as such. Nothing was poor about it but then again nothing was great. I stayed here because the price was good.
The room was functional and the aircon worked well.
Breakfast was good.
The pool was clean and welcome in the December heat.
The worst (or best) element to the hotel is the location. Florida Road turns into a tacky party venue at night. The din from the locals goes on until dawn during the holiday season and at weekends.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We had a great stay at this hotel! Customer service was excellent, good breakfast, nice pool, room was very nice for the money. The location on Florida Road is good, right across the street from a wide selection of restaurants. The one downside was that it got pretty loud at night and stayed that way until around 4 am on the weekend - even though our room was in the interior part of the hotel. Also, parking is a bit tight. You don't want to leave your car on the street at night, but not to worry, the hotel has overflow parking across the street.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rotterdam
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Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Excellent all around from the location of the hotel to restaurants and the beach. Friendly staff with complimentary breakfast and cocktails in the evening. I was there for work and will stay there again when I return to Durban.

Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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delhi
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Conveniently located in a busy but safe part of town. The hotel staff went out of their way to accommodate my partner and I during our recent stay.

The room was quite acceptable, although there was possibly more noise from the street than we would have wished.

Breakfast was certainly above average.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

A very nice boutique hotel in Morningside area of Durban, an oasis of security and comfort in a city that can feel chaotic and challenging at times. Excellent breakfast, great service, only criticism is the noise of nightlife on Florida (not too bad with windows closed and AC on).

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Our room was small and rather dark, the furniture looked old. I had higher expectations considering the price we paid and the reviews in trip advisor. Breakfast was nice, with delicious omelets, which compensated a bit. Location is good, with many bars and restaurants around the street - which also made it very loud at saturday evening.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kolkata
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We are six of us from India and travelling to Durban on a holiday. We stayed at The Benjamin and it was a wonderful experience . From the moment you enter the premises , it's all smiles . It was clean, rooms were large with all amenities one can hope for . Its a small hotel (43 rooms) but the people there are awesome and helpful. The breakfast is wonderful.

I wanted a twin bedded room but what they gave me was a room for Four people . I would recommend this place to all travelers. They do not have a restaurant but there is a Cuban restaurant just opposite the hotel and a couple more. The ATM is also located nearby. Free WIFI os available for all hotel guests.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Benjamin

Property: The Benjamin
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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Durban
#6 Business Hotel in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Benjamin 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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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