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The Benjamin

141 Florida Road Morningside, Durban 4001 South Africa
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"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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Iron
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Chelsea S wrote a review Oct 2022
New York City, New York167 contributions104 helpful votes
The hotel is very run down, chipped paint, broken furniture and flickering lights. But worse then that was the state of the rug in my hotel room, honestly so disgusting I couldn't walk around without shoes on. The breakfast is nice and the dining room is nice and bright and has plugs for outlets. Would be nice if they had a dinner option.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Ishani P wrote a review Oct 2022
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The Benjamin has a great location and is good value. However there was black mold in the shower and stains on the sheets, and we had to go to reception 3 times to ask for bath towels. If you stay here, ask for a room facing away from Florida Rd, as the music from the neighboring club kept us up all night.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing Florida Rd, as the noise from the street is very loud
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NorthStar02479905136 wrote a review Dec 2021
South Africa8 contributions2 helpful votes
The room carpets were very dirty, I wore my sandles and could not walk barefeet. The Aircon remote didn't work. TV remote had no batteries and on both occasions I had to walk to reception to get them to sort it out. Toilet broke before bed time and i had to move rooms, this was just after 21.30 no help offered we were just given keys to the next room no so much as an apology for the inconvenience. When we got to the next room the same guy that sorted my remote in previous room didn't even bother to check if the room he moved us to was in order... So the new room had no AC remote..again a walk to reception and a further 10min wait as he needed to find one,this was now well over 22.00 and again not even a sorry. As if the adjoining room toilet n plumbing noise was not enough to disturb anyone's sleep the inconsiderate staff setting up bfast screaming n dragging furniture as early as 6 was enough to make anyone lose their mind.i opened the door and so happen to see the night supervisor and I asked him why are they being so noisy. He didn't even respond and just starred at me as if I was in the wrong. Again not even a sorry for waking me up, in fact he just remained silent. I chose not to spoil his day and also kept quiet.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AmbLee wrote a review Nov 2021
Oxford, United Kingdom216 contributions81 helpful votes
We opted to stay in the area because of all the restaurants nearby. We were not disappointed! Location is perfect! The hotel is so comfortable and staff are friendly. There were a few small things we noticed, like a stain on the head board or missing teaspoons, cups and towels for us to both enjoy. There was also a little stain on the carpet. However, value for money is amazing and would stay here again for sure! They have off street parking too! Lovely little hotel!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We didn’t book breakfast and wish that we did! It looked so good!
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Erica wrote a review Oct 2021
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Myself and 5 friends stayed at the Benjamin during a month end weekend in October. The hotel is ok, not the 4 star advertised, perhaps a few years ago it was. On Saturday a group of guests were partying in the shared balcony with loud music until 4 am. Hotel staff or security was no where to be found after ringing then several times. The party continued at the pool area at 8:30am and was still in full swing when I checked out at 12:00pm. Again, no intervention from hotel staff or consideration for other guests. I expected some noise from Florida road itself, considering it’s very vibey, but even then the noise cuts out at curfew. Not at the Benjamin though…this definitely ruined the experience of what could’ve been a good stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Shantellebooysen wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa71 contributions55 helpful votes
We stayed only one night. The hotel use to be very grand and it has gone down a bit but is still fine for an overnight. It has a great location in Durban in a very trendy road and we loved the walk around. Linen was fantastic and check in was quick. Bathrooms are clean and amenities were provided. Things like carpets and furniture need an update. Still clean and service was great.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade wrote a review May 2020
Lisbon, Portugal1904 contributions292 helpful votes
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I found this hotel boutique to be very charming. The welcome was second to none. The lady at the reception went out of her way to provide me with a hair drier, as they had none available at the time of my request. The superbly decorated bedroom was huge - with two separate areas - the sleeping area and the reading and relaxing one with a window overlooking the main street. The next day Breakfast by the pool was just excellent.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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mmaremaza wrote a review Mar 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
i want to show the appreciation to the Benjamin's hotel your hospitality is one of the top range,i would recommend anyone to go book with them,the convenience of the place it is on central of everything
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Date of stay: February 2020
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osizwenip wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Depending on what one is looking for, the location of the Hotel is such that if you are looking for tranquility, the surroundings severely impede that....and visa versa. Personally, I'd love a hotel that has quiet and peaceful surroundings.. Having said that, I am still going to use The Benjamin as my chosen spot for my trips because all the other qualities it possesses offset this matter
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Sunet Pringle, General Manager at The Benjamin
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Good Day. We so appreciate that we are your hotel of choice! please come again soon.
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Susan d wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
The hotel is pleasant and conveniently located for walking to all the restaurants and nightlife on Florida Road. The staff are helpful and friendly, and there is a complementary bar available every evening. The rooms however, are small.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 28 Feb 2020
Dear Susan Thanks for your lovely feedback. We hope to give you a bigger room next time you visit!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Benjamin
Which popular attractions are close to The Benjamin?
Nearby attractions include African Art Centre (0.2 km), Ike’s Books and Collectables (0.4 km), and Elizabeth Gordon Gallery (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Benjamin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Benjamin?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Benjamin?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Benjamin?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Benjamin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Butcher Boys Florida Road, Joops Place, and Mozambik Morningside.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Benjamin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Benjamin have airport transportation?
Yes, The Benjamin offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Benjamin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Benjamin offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Benjamin?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Fort (1.9 km).