REVIEW: The Benjamin Hotel, Durban

The Benjamin Hotel is a four star hotel situated on Florida Road in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
This beautiful building offers guests a sophisticated stay and includes forty-one double rooms, air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms.

Recently Durbanite had the opportunity to stay at The Benjamin Hotel.
Read more to see how Bianca and Raymond enjoyed their weekend.

“Raymond and I were pleasantly surprised upon arriving at The Benjamin Hotel. Looking from the outside in, one does not expect to walk into a mini paradise on the other side of the doors. Guests are welcomed by friendly staff, and many of the rooms overlook the beautiful garden and sparkling blue pool, where guests are welcome to relax during the day.

The Benjamin Hotel offers double rooms, which are perfect for families, as well as smaller rooms, which are ideal for business individuals coming to Durban for business. There is also a conference room on offer, which accommodates up to 32 guests and you are able to book for your year-end corporate lunch.

The venue upholds its 4-star rating, and has a beautiful restaurant offering a delicious breakfast, including fruit and pastries, along with a hot breakfast to kickstart your day.

Personally, I really enjoyed the tranquillity the hotel has to offer. I spent some of my day relaxing by the pool, reading my book and taking a small nap, lapping up the sun only Durban has to offer. The only thing missing was a pool boy ready to cool me down with a palm leaf and my cocktail on cue. Speaking of which, where was my boyfriend?

Some of the cast of Shall We Dance were staying at the hotel over the weekend we were there – and they offered us tickets to the show! All to add to the amazing experience of our weekend.
We were absolutely blown away and got more than we expected. I highly recommend you see the show next time they are in town!

As the evening wound down, heading to our room, I realized I was one of those travellers who left something behind. I realized I did not have a plug for my cellphone charger. I hesitantly headed to Reception to ask if they could help me and was very impressed to see how quickly they were able to assist me. Now if you do often pack and unpack your bag, and go on many trips, you are bound to leave something behind, and it is great service when the hotel is able to provide you with a solution so promptly.

We were sad to say goodbye to The Benjamin Hotel when our weekend ended but truly enjoyed the hospitality, the beautiful setup and layout they call home and the experience as a whole. I highly recommend that anyone coming on either a business trip or even as a family, visiting Durban, The Benjamin Hotel has to be on your list of hotels to stay at.

You can contact them via their user-friendly website or chat to their friendly and helpful staff on the phone.

141 Florida Road,
Morningside, Durban,
(0)31 303 4233