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All reviews boutique hotel florida road safe street restaurants and bars small pool small hotel very comfortable room good nights sleep light sleeper stayed for one night fresh fruit would definitely stay here again central location noise morningside safety
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

This hotel is just outside of hectic Durban. The front of the Hotel was very appealing when we arrived. Inside was lovely. A sitting room, front desk just the old days. Great food and excellent service !!

Stayed: December 2017
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SunetGM, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank-you for your kind review, we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I felt so at home. The staff working tbere has been tjere for hears and this is always a sign of excellent management and ownership respecting their staff. The breakfast was delicious and the beds and pillows sleeps like a dream. I will choose this hotel for future visits as it is also centrally located with easy access to the city and to highways for visits to the northern part of Durban such as Umhlanga.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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SunetGM, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Dear Anel

Thank-you for your kind words and positive feedback. I will be sure to pass it on to all of the staff. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We stayed for one night at the Benjamin on our way through Durban but had a lovely stay. We arrived early in the morning after a drive back from the Drakensberg. We were there well before check in time but they let us go to their buffet breakfast and then got us into our room quite quickly anyway. The room we had was very comfortable and spacious. The staff was very kind to us and able to answer any questions that we had. The hotel is in a great location on Florida Rd right near a lot of the good restaurants and bars. We felt quite safe walking along here even at night. The morning breakfast was delicious. We also enjoyed relaxing in the courtyard area in the middle of the hotel. I would definitely recommend staying at this hotel in Durban.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robert K
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SunetGM, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Good Day

Thank-you for your kind review of The Benjamin. It truly is rewarding getting feedback such as this and I will be sure to share it with the rest of the amazing team. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This was one of our hotels on our Travel Bag 16 Grand Tour of South Africa arranged by local agents Ilios.

The location is right in the heart of it so be prepared for the music and crowd noise from across the way bars which bangs on until early hours.

You can walk up and down the street for various places to eat and drink, mind you its a very young and busy street with a few clubs nearby (strip clubs the owner lady said)

The rooms were a little cold but a heater was provided.

The service was good and the rooms acceptable and clean.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
Thank Marc D
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SunetGM, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Good Day
Thank-you for your review of The Benjamin. While the noise in the street is completely out of our control, be assured that we work closely with authorities within the Morningside area to try and curb this. We do have rooms facing the pool which offer a more peaceful experience.

Thank-you.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a truly stunning place to stay.

We were greeted warmly upon arrival, and shown to our room which was just beautiful. The decor is immaculate throughout the building and the rooms are to a very high standard.
Our room was at the back of the building, overlooking the pool, so we found this to be nice and quiet.

The Benjamin is in the Morningside district of Durban and is centrally placed on Florida Road, among a good variety of bars and restaurants.
Parking is available at the back of the property, via an access gate; we were able to park in one of the garages as the property wasn't that busy when we stayed.

We had a very early flight the next morning, but were able to grab breakfast before we left which was good, albeit a little rushed

We sadly only had one night here; I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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SunetGM, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Good Day Ms Holders

Thank-you so much for your kind review and for noting all the little things we pride ourselves in. Next time, hopefully you can enjoy the breakfast at leisure and have a little bit of everything.

Warm Regards
The Benjamin Team

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