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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Very friendly owner, good to be a friends. ask anything you get, Very nice location, safe and friendly stuff and comfy bed relaxing area, I recommend to everyone. any info ask and get strait away and trust. no mosquitos, well in my time. I have been beaten at other places.

Date of stay: March 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thank yasarsbilgi
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

We spent 4 nights at Benjamin Hotel. It is a nice, calm hotel near to the beach and the village. The personnel was polite, cleaning was done daily. Hot water was every evening. I heard a little bit of noise from the bars in the village in the evenings, but I was always so tired that I feld asleep in a minute...

Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank sosake
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Hotel-Benjamin, Manager at Hotel Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017
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Merci pour votre commentaire.
Nous espérons vous revoir très bientôt.
Benjamin

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Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

After reading previous reviews, we can say Benjamin heard all your suggestions.

Benjamin welcomed us very well, he gave us really good advises and he was always here to help.

Benjamin made all the investment (personal and material) to satisfy all of your needs.

The room was nice, cleaning was done daily.
Large bed very comfortable with a mosquito net.
A safe was provided and a locker but you can bring your one locker.

The hotel is well located just a minute from the Main Street and far enough not to be bothered by the noise of the city.

There is a very nice garden daily maintained.

The staff is very polite and reliable. They always smile and take well of the guests.

Thank you all for this wonderful time.

Sullivan et Marine

Date of stay: March 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank 974_reunionisland
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Hotel-Benjamin, Manager at Hotel Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2016

That is a very encouraging review for all of us. Thank you so much.
We hope seeing you soon again.
Benjamin

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

The location is quite good, close to the main restaurants area in Ambatoulouka, still away from the noise of the nightlife - you can sleep. Price is affordable and negotiable. The large bungalow is great for a family - 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a huge terrace with a wonderful bay view. Smaller 1-room bungalows are basic but good for singles/couples. The area is green. Parking is available on the compound. The owner/manager - Benjamin - is a very pleasant young man, he can show you around and speaks English which is quite rare in the area. The hotel needs renovation and proper cleaning, though. However, it's a good alternative to staying in a standard hotel.

Date of stay: July 2013
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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1  Thank simporta
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Hotel-Benjamin, Manager at Hotel Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2015

Hello,
Thank you for the comment, it helps me to improve my services. Hotel Benjamin is one of the first hotel of Amabatoloaka. It needs renovations but we started last year and I added new services for the satisfaction of my new customers.
I hope seeing you soon again.
Benjamin

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Reviewed December 30, 2007

I had a awful experience (nightmare) at the Benjamin Hotel last week (first decade of October 2007).
Me and my friend went at the Benjamin Hotel after staying one night at the Fishing Club.
We met “LE PATRON” Mr. Armand and we agreed with him for 70000 Ar (about 29 €) per night without breakfast.
We saw that in the room there was a safe-deposit box and the hotel provided a combination lock.
Stupidly, we went out for dinner and we put in the safe-deposit box all the money (515 € part in local currency and part in Euro) and our documents and we closed it with my own 3 digits combination. We locked bungalow door and we went to the restaurant happy to find a nice place.
After coming home we found bungalow door regularly locked and we noticed the guardian was not there. But we didn’t suspect anything. There was anything strange !!!!
We remained in the veranda for one hour talk. Than we went to sleep. The day after as soon as I woke up I reached breakfast room and housekeeper gave me my passport. She said she founded it on the ground at 6.00 AM.
Immediately I realized that the passport was locked with the money in the safe-deposit box and I immediately run up to the safe-deposit box. The lock I set up at 8.00 PM the day before was not there, it disappeared; the safe-deposit box was open and all the money, documents and other souvenirs stolen. No lock and not metal powder on the ground !!!! And the bungalow door locked !!! Mmmmmmhhh very strange !!!!!!!!!!!!
I felt immediately angry and I contacted Mr. Armand. We were literally cleaned in his hotel where somebody entered in our bungalow, opened the lock with all the calm, stole the money and finally closed the door. We are in front of “Arsenio Lupin !!!!!!!”. Or something more simple and stupid ??? And obvious !!!!
Anyway, after 1 hr, we met Mr. Armand at the police station, after I called him. There was a policeman at the police station, who seemed to know Mr. Armand, that asked us what happened. We declared that all our money was stolen in the room and we had not money. Mr. Armand said he had to send us out of the hotel because we had not money to pay and we had a debt with him of 70000 Ar.
After that, he disappeared and we reached another policeman where we compiled a theft declaration. After that, we went with the policeman to the hotel. Obviously Mr. Armand was not there, he arrived after 1 hour with its motorcycle. He repeated we had to get out from the hotel ASAP and we had to pay him. We start quarrelling with “LE PATRON” in front of the police and the policeman invited him to stay calm.
Then Mr. Armand offered us the possibility to stay in his hotel without paying until Sunday when we had the plane to leave to Italy. But I felt not sure there something in the theft dynamic gave me really bad sensation.
The day after a malagasy guide, Italian speaking (Michelino), accompanied a couple of French to the hotel and I told him what happened. Immediately he departed with this couple and Mr. Armand come to me to say:
- I cannot terrify with my history his potential clients;
- I have to leave the Benjamin Hotel immediately;
- He declared we were layers and we invented we were stolen to avoid to pay him !!!!!!
- He threaten us first to be beaten by him (Tu veux faire le karaté !!!); then he called his guardian (6-7) and he threatened us to cut our gorge if we tried to fight him
I immediately leaved the hotel but I promised him to do all the best advertisement to his dirty and tricky enterprise. There is an open investigation about our theft even if the police let us to know we had small chances to find something bad.

Date of stay: October 2007
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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12  Thank Chinzabubu
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Hotel-Benjamin, Gérant at Hotel Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2017
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Bonjour,

Merci pour votre commentaire.
Je tiens à vous informer que l'Hotel Benjamin à changé de gérant ainsi que la structure en elle même est très différente depuis Février 2014.
Ceci n'à pas encore été pris en compte par Trip Advisor mais nous travaillons dessus.
Bonne continuation à vous.

Benjamin

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