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The Benjamin

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#6 of 42 Hotels in Durban
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Was in Durban for a special dinner and was introduced to this lettle gem in the middle of Morningside. From the time you open the front door you can feel the service and willingness of all staff.The dining room always has tea, coffee and fresh water to enjoy. Rooms are not huge but well designed and sufficient even for my...

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

Thank you so much for your review, I am delighted that you enjoy our hotel and hospitality. Look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I spent two weeks at this wonderful and homely hotel on business. The staff made our stay comfortable and enjoyable and were able to respond to every request with a 'yes!' They provided us with a home from home with comfortable rooms, impeccable cleanliness, delicious breakfasts and best of all every member of the Benjamin team was friendly, happy, efficient...

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

Thank you so much for your review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you all staying with us and I am thrilled that we made you feel comfortable and at home. Thank you , Thank you. and hope that we can welcome you back one day.

South Africa
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The management and staff at this Hotel are exceptional and make hosting my EQ workshops here an absolute pleasure. The Big Ben room is airy and spacious and the food served at teas and lunches is excellent. Everyone is prepared to go the extra mile to make your experience enjoyable! A highly recommended venue!

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

Dear Avril Thank you so much for you comments and for taking the time to do the review. We love having conferences at the hotel and enjoy giving the delegates at great day and a awesome meal experience. See you next month .

Alcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This hotel is some distance from the seafront, close to good restaurants on busy street, small rooms and Breakfast choices good and staff welcoming.Small lounge and cottagey style dining room lots of stairs as the building is old

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

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our hotel

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Traditional no frills hotel with good breakfast. We ate twice at the Butcher's Block steakhouse just across the road for dinner (recommend) but several other options within easy walking distance. Good service and nice rooms + private parking. Would happily recommend.

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

Thank you and we hope to welcome you back sometime to enjoy Durban.

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Pros: 2nd time to property and consistent, excellent quiet location on street with good restaurant options (2nd best in Durban across the road), pretty interior garden, friendly staff, good pillows, calming breakfast room, all day coffee/tea bar Cons: rooms are getting tired slightly outdated, public areas also need a refresh

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

Thank you so much for your review and we are thrilled you returned back to us for your second stay. Much appreciate the review.

Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and had a really pleasant stay. The hotel is an older style and has been updated and extended. It has a pool and a limited self service bar in the dining area. Note that the hotel serves a delicious breakfast but not dinner. The breakfast has a continental buffet and it's a nice change...

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

Thank you so much for your review, I am so happy that you enjoyed our hotel and would recommend it to others. Look forward to welcoming you back one day

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely colonial B&B. We stayed for one night only, Thursday to Friday. The hotel is very well positioned, very close to a number of very good restaurants. Despite the initial concern of noise (based on the previous reviews), we experienced a very quiet hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are not too spacious...

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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 had a great stay. Look forward to welcoming you back.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a standard hotel, what makes it stand out is its location on Florida Rd. It was safe to walk down the road to any of the restaurants and cafes. Shower was good, lots of hot water, wifi was fast (they give you a code which supposedly is only good for 500MB/day, but if you use that up, you...

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

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed staying with us. Look forward to welcoming you back.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This hotel was very comfortable and personal not like the chains. Late at night a wee bit noisy. Good restauarants nearby. We ate in Butchers Boy which was excellent and the waiter was very sociable and good fun. Would stay here again

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

Thank you for your review, glad that you enjoyed our hospitality.

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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
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: RM418 - RM559 (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
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Durban
#6 Business Hotel in Durban
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“Overlooking the pool is better.”
ukcoupleBucks, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 17, 19, 21, 23 face garden; 18, 20, 22 24 face road.”
BJAJDA, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“At the back”
jacknickolas, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms overlooking the pool must be better than our room, and they had hot showers!”
Missturkey, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not sure if there is lift service available to all levels. Check with hotel if this could be an issue.”
Mr_H_thoughts, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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