Really great location, especially for younger visitors to Durban, for easy walking access to restaurants and bars all around. I felt fine walking until late because there were so many other people out and about. The unofficial parking guards may tail you a bit, thinking you are going to your car when you walk back to the hotel, but they're just looking for their tips. Service is generally quite friendly and personal. Managers and senior staff were usually around during breakfast and very eager to help. Breakfast itself is wonderful. There is a small, but varied cold buffet selection and a hot menu. The menu is a little underwhelming based on the many breakfast mentions I saw in reviews of the hotel, but the food was very good. The rooms are not too big, and the bathroom is small, but both are functional and comfortable. The bed was just about perfect to me, and I slept well every night. The shower is another attribute that stood out and contributed to the relaxing atmosphere of the room. TV options are a bit limited, but the wifi was consistently strong and reasonably fast. I was able to video Skype with no problems. Despite the active nightlife on Florida Rd, I didn't get much street noise at night. While my room was toward the middle of the hotel and somewhat shielded from the street, the immediate area around the hotel doesn't have as many night spots, so I'd imagine even the rooms closest to the street are fine. All-in-all, it was a wonderful stay. I fueled up in the mornings with a full breakfast, headed out during the day for some sight-seeing and beach time, came back to regroup before walking down the street for a late dinner and drinks, and then retiring to the room for a restful sleep.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Benjamin Hotel Durban
- Benjamin Hotel Durban