The Benjamin

141 Florida Road4001DurbanSouth Africa
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About The Benjamin

Housed in one of Durban's historic buildings, The Benjamin is the perfect choice for business travellers and leisure visits alike, with its 41 unique rooms and 32 seater conference facility. The hotel offers free WiFi and onsite parking.

Rooms are stylish and many have balconies with others opening to gardens, and are made comfortable with air conditioning, satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities.

The hotel features serene gardens with an outdoor pool and a shaded terrace. There is also a bar area, lounge, news stand, concierge desk and room service on offer.

Breakfast is served daily in the hotel's conservatory style restaurant and made-to-order plated hot breakfasts, as well as a fresh continental breakfast buffet, is on the menu.

The hotel is situated on the same street as some of Durban's most famous restaurants and vibrant hangout spots. SunCoast Casino, uShaka Marine World and The Moses Mabida Stadium, are all within a 5-kilometre drive.


141 Florida Road, 4001, Durban, South Africa
Telephone: +27(31)3034233 | Fax: +27(31)3034288 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Positive Reviews

Warm and welcoming staff

From the time one arrives at the front door, a warm welcome awaits you. The dedicated service and willingness of all staff becomes apparent soon after arrival.

Small personal touches make is special

With only 41 rooms, the hotel is an intimate space that has a very homey feeling. Small details like fresh flowers, chocolate treats and home-made cookies as well as tea and coffee in the dining room make the stay all the more comfortable.

Spacious and comfortable rooms

The hotel rooms are extremely spacious and very comfortably furnished. The large high-quality beds are super comfortable with crisp white linen that gives it fresh feeling and allows for a great night's sleep.

Negative Reviews

Very noisy location

The hotel is located on a very popular street in Durban, thus it does tend to get noisy especially at night when the vibrant area comes to life and with a club on the adjacent street, the noise tends to go on till the early hours of the morning. This can be extremely bothersome when all you want is a good night's rest and some peace and quiet.

Limited parking available

The hotel only has limited parking spaces available, thus guests who don't get a space have to park in the neighbouring streets which do pose a security risk. One guest reports to having their car broken into and personal belongings stolen, which certainly puts a damper on any holiday!

Internet limitations

Although the hotel offers guests WiFi, it is not uncapped and does have some restrictions. Additionally, there is no desktop computer on site, so only those who bring along their own devices can make the most of this feature. There are, however, more options in the area in terms of connectivity.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 88 reviews across the web
8,9 /10
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    8.4 /10
8,9 out of 10 based on 88 reviews