BONA Magazine Review

BONA Magazine Review

BONA magazine, feature writer Fundiswa Nkwanyana tells us about her stay at our charming hotel, located on Durban’s popular Florida Road. Here’s what she thought of The Benjamin Hotel.

First Impressions
I’ve always been intrigued by The Benjamin Hotel because it is an old historic building that was revamped into a hotel. I was fascinated that it remains a quaint and alluring establishment amid the hustle and bustle on Florida Road. I loved its convenient location within close proximity to restaurants, malls, the beach and public transport. On arrival, I walked into an antique-styled small reception desk, fresh flowers and sitting areas filled with traditional and retro furniture and decor.

The Room
I stayed in an upstairs corner room overlooking the pool and lush courtyard. Upon opening it, I was welcomed by a soft floral scent and luxurious decor with an urban retro vibe. I loved the printed scatter cushions on the bed as well as the old-fashioned cupboard and chair. The room was spacious with a TV, tea and coffee station as well as an en-suite bathroom. The bathroom window overlooked the room next door, which I didn’t like because there were awkward moments where I forgot to close it, resulting in eye contact with the person inside.

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