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The Benjamin
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All reviewsboutique hotelflorida roadfree barsafe streetrestaurants and barssmall poolvery comfortable roomhomely feelgood nights sleepsmall hotelnight lifelight sleeperwithin easy walking distancestayed for one nightfresh fruithome from homewould definitely stay here again
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

a good bnb. Well located, nice surroundings, cheerful and helpful staff, responded quickly. Cosy and comfortlable rooms.

Only, would have liked bigger loos. Shortage of parking space within premises, but manageable.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank BharatBhatter
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NicoleMunro, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2014

Thank you so much for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed our hotel. Look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

My wife and I stayed here for just three nights, but we loved it. It is in a great location on Florida Street, and only $3 taxi ride to the beach. The hotel is small, but cute, and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. They are willing to help any way they can. The hotel is also very safe and comfortable place to stay. We would highly recommend it, and we'd love to come back someday.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cody_Rogers
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NicoleMunro, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2014

Thank you so much for your comments and we are so happy that you had a great stay. Look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I stayed at the Benjamin for just one night.

Its is wonderfully located on Florida rd which is close to all the restaurants of which that is a big plus.

For a B&B i think its a great choice. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank MissMRM
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NicoleMunro, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Thank you so much for reviewing us and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

The hotel is in Florida road which is Durbans main night life street. This is good in that you can walk to bars and restaurants within 5 minutes . However some rooms may suffer from noise, especially at weekends. We stayed twice- first in a room facing the pool so didnt get any noise, the second time, one with a shared balcony with a door opening to face the main road which would have been noisy with the door open. The hotel is an old wooden house and is stylishly furnished in olde world style. It had a small pool in a courtyard. Both rooms were very clean and a good size with a nice comfy bed but in the 1st one the bathroom was very small. Bizarrely the door opened inwards and it was very difficult to open the door when you were in the bathroom- an outward opening door would have solved this. The staff at the hotel were very friendly, helpful and efficient- they offered advice and arranged taxis for us and let us check out a couple of hours later than standard for an evening flight . Breakfast was served in the restaurant by the pool- full English was freshly cooked and tasty. The hotel is a taxi ride from the sea front and town centre but is ideally placed to enjoy the many bars and restaurants in Florida street. In summary a good midrange choice in Durban.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank LS13
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NicoleMunro, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Thank you so much for your review , and your generous comments on our hotel, it is always great to see return guests to the hotel. On your next stay please tell us your favorite room and we will endeavor to allocate it to you. Look forward to seeing you

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Fantastic little boutique hotel. I booked this at the last minute off the net and really hit the jackpot. This is quite possibly the best hotel I've ever stayed in!. Outstanding service, very comfortable rooms and an enviable location on Florida rd. many restaurants, bars and clubs nearby. A reasonable stroll to the beach front and generally a very enjoyable area. I can't say enough about the Benjamin. Stay there.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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NicoleMunro, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Wow, Thank you so much for the wonderful review, it really does make us feel good and will definitely pass this onto the staff. Many Many Thanks and hope to see you again if you come to Durbs

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