Excellent 8.9
Based on 31 reviews

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About The Benjamin


Situated in Berea, The Benjamin is the perfect place to experience Durban and its surroundings. The excitement of the city center is only 3.0 Km away. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Tekweni Eco-Tours, Greyville Racecourse, WowZulu.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Durban hotel. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service, airport transfer are just a few of the facilities that set The Benjamin apart from other hotels in the city.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, wake-up service. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as outdoor pool, garden. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the The Benjamin.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • airport transfer

Swimming & soaking

  • outdoor pool

Food & beverage

  • room service


  • pets allowed

Guest services

  • newspapers
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • garden
  • smoking area

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-16 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 300 ZAR
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 95 ZAR
Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 3.0 Km
Distance to Airport: 32.1 Km
Internet Usage Fee: 00 ZAR
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 43
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
Year Hotel Built: 1880
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 9.2
  • Location 9.2
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.8
  • Service 8.8
  • Value for Money 8.6
  • Food/Dining 8.8

James R.
South Africa
October 27, 2015
Benjamin Review
Staff were friendly andprofessional. The bed was very comfortable. Food was excellent.
It was very comfortable and I had all that I needed.

Helena W.
South Africa
April 10, 2015
A place to experience the nightlife
the area
Our stay was pleasant

Motlatsi M.
South Africa
January 05, 2015
Perfect stay by far
Security, cleanliness and friendly staff
This was a perfect holiday for the kids and we feel it will be our ritual place every year when we visit Durban. It would also be nice to own a room or so for regular holidays and also because I'm a regular business visitor in Durban

Lori C.
United States
November 13, 2014
It was our 2nd visit and we will return
location, staff, comfort
We came back to the Benjamin because our first stay a year earlier was great. They did not disappoint. The location couldn't be better, and although there is some noise from the bars outside (mostly Fri and Sat night), we were able to shut it out by just closing the windows. The staff is friendly, courteous and professional. Breakfast was ample and always good. We will be booking again on our next visit.

Michelle T.
Hong Kong
October 25, 2014
Good place to stay in Durban
Location and some of the staff
All in all, this is a very good choice of accommodation to stay in Durban. The street it is located is apparently a social nightlife area and has many restaurants and bars. The downside is that by Thursday, I can hear the thumping of a heavy house music from my room, although it is not very loud (thankfully). The hotel is charming and the staff, in general, are friendly and so e are very nice and helpful (not all). The room is in need of a good cleaning with perhaps new carpets and a good renovation. The carpet in my room does not smell very nice and the French window does not close well. The bed is comfortable and the wifi does work well. Despite little hiccups, it is a good, recommendable place to stay. The best point of the hotel is the staff at reception.

Jenna G.
South Africa
September 15, 2014
Safe area and good service
Location, Food/Dining, Staff performance
It was a lovely stay at the Benjamin. My husband & I walked up Florida road to have dinner at Spiga D'oro Italian restaurant. It was safe and we enjoyed it. The staff at the Benjamin were kind and friendly and breakfast was amazing. The only negative thing was the room that we stayed in was far too small and not value for money.

Lori C.
United States
June 03, 2014
Location, staff and personality
Almost perfect! Yes as others have said there is noise from the street mostly on fri and sat night but if you close the window you are pretty good. Our visit was exceptional and we will be booking again for our next trip

United Kingdom
April 20, 2014
Quiet comfortable stay in pleasant surroundings
Good central location friendly staff pleasant surroundings
A great central location to many bars restaurants clubs and shopping - good place to tour Durban

Joyce P.
United States
January 20, 2014
Wonderful,comfortable place
friendly, helpful staff; great breakfast; close by restaurants
Our stay was excellent. Would highly recommend The Benjamin. Great value

Charleen W.
South Africa
January 09, 2014
It was lovely and the staff were very accomodating
Breakfast, location, design
It was lovely. The only thing - there was a bit of damp in the room (I forgot to mention to management) - so when we came in, we were hit with a wiff!! otherwise - absolutely great!