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The Saint James on Venice Boutique Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Originally the home of Corobrick founder Robert Storm who built it in 1892, the guesthouse is steeped in Durban history and retains much of its old world charm. The 15 bedrooms are individually decorated in a classically elegant style with some having a view over the century's old St James church while others look over the hotel's peaceful garden patio. Being close to the trendy eateries of Florida Road, Durban's beachfront, major sports stadiums (Kings Park and Moses Mabhida Football Stadium), golf courses and Jameson and Mitchell Parks means all Durban's attractions are just a short drive away. The guesthouse is ideal for small meetings, conferences and private dinners and is well equipped to ensure business runs smoothly and efficiently. For business guests, the guesthouse is well-placed for access to the ICC, as well as quick freeway access to the Umhlanga Ridge precinct.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Beutiful venue, wonderful staff, outstanding food, suggestion housekeeping could do with a tweek, things like milk and possibly biscuits in the rooms need to be checked . Traffic noise is a bit of a problem if you a from the country. You need to reserve parking for residents
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We had to return to Durban for a night for a function. The St James seemed like a good option as I had attended a few functions here in the past and found it very agreeable. Things have changed, though. The Good: there is still some good: a very nice room, quiet, clean, with a
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Staff was great. Service was prompt. Breakfast was very well presented. Peaceful surroundings. The blueberry cheesecake was excellent , as well as the butternut starter with pine nuts. he grilled lamb chops with potato fondant and sauce vierge could have been better value for
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Had a quality time, Tranquility and value for money. Beautiful location. Will definitely recommend it to anyone, will probably use it again myself and good for all sorts of travels.Understanding and flexibility.
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Response from GM-Vusi, General Manager at The Saint James on Venice Boutique Hotel
Responded 09 Jan 2019
Thank you for a great review. Looking forward to having you back here again
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My company held a photography workshop sponsored by SONY, at the St James Conference room. The attention to making sure that we had everything set up and ready for the event to commence, was remarkable. Lindiwe. Mitchell and Pier'e made an outstanding team who went out of their
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Response from GM-Vusi, General Manager at The Saint James on Venice Boutique Hotel
Responded 09 Jan 2019
Thank you for the great review Fathima, it is always a great pleasure hosting you. looking forward to having you back here again
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High Tea Baby Shower 2
Made for prettiest venue for intimate Bridal Shower
Lovely amenities at the St James
High Tea- Baby Shower
Does this hotel have a Spa?
Good Day Lebogang, The rate will be per night, including breakfast :) Kind Regards, Chanel
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Hi Rugaya, Thank you for your enquiry. We are about 7 kilometres away from Ushaka Marine which is about 20 mins by motor vehicle. Kind Regards Tracy
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Does the hotel have a pool?
No pool, but a lovely terrace with a water feature, where meals may be enjoyed. There is also a herb garden through which one can stroll, alongside an ancient fig tree.
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"Upstairs is better"
"Check if you require a bathroom or only a shower"
"Stay upstairs, you have a lounge area that you can sit and have that glass of wine after a long day."
"Bathroom had bath with hand held shower. Would request shower next time. Avoid rooms next to staircase: smell of bacon&eggs in the morning!"
"Ask for a room at the back."
US$84 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
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