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The St. James on Venice

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were in town for graduation and needed a central location with easy access to amenities. What hospitable and attentive staff. Rooms were lovely and clean. Attended to all our requests. We felt very at home. I forgot some things at the hotel and they kept it aside for me until I could collect. Breakfast service could do with some...

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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our hospitality and hope to see you again when next in town.

Jhburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great venue to hold a small function. Ample parking space. Attentive and friendly waiters who go the extra mile to ensure you and your guests are comfortable. Great value for money. Definitely my new favourite place.

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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you again for your next small function.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Staff are friendly polite and efficient. There were no unpleasant surprises. My room was spacious and bed comfortable. Good internet was provided. Breakfast started at 6:30am and was delicious and freshly prepared.

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Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A great guesthouse tucked away in a residential area. Good value for money and a great place if you want to be away from the noise of bars and restaurants These are just a short and cheap taxi ride away.

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A peaceful environment is what we try to create - glad you appreciated it!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent bnb for the boys on watetpolo camp . Just across the road from the school . Staff looked after the group of 16 yr old boys so well . Close to Resturant's and delicious breakfast . Will definitely use it again next year when the boys go on camp again .

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We look forward to welcoming the water polo team here again next year!

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Facilities were good, surroundings very pleasant, meeting room was very comfortable and the meals and refreshments were great. Will continue to use the St James as our preferred meeting/conference facility.

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We look forward to welcoming you back!

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Located in Durban's Morningside it's close to everything and still in a really quiet neighbourhood. Tastefully renovated property with matching interior design and style. What's more there's a great breakfast included in the price. Reception and all other staff are very friendly and responsive to any reasonable wish.

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Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again!

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I was very happy with my stay at St James on Venice. This is an excellent quality hotel/guest! The rooms are immaculate and the service is excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending it. The staff were very helpful!

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Thank you very much for your positive comments which will inspire our team to continue providing a great service.

JHB
Reviewed 14 October 2016

what a lovely surprise and comfortable stay, staff so pleasing...amazing value!! the building has been beautifully renovated and the rooms are comfortable, clean and so cozy. what a special time we had.

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Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed a comfortable stay and appreciated the heritage home. Thank you for your feedback.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had a quick overnight stay at the Saint James after a wedding recently. They very kindly waited up for us until the wee hours of the morning to check-in which I was so impressed with! The rooms are stunning, such beautiful décor and bathrooms. Our room was between reception and the kitchen so was a bit noisy! Breakfast was...

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Thank you for your review. To improve upon our breakfast selection we have amended our breakfast menu! We now include homemade muesli, muffins and rusks on the buffet table. You may also order a delicious smoothie to start the day, and we have included a banting option in our selection of cooked breakfasts. Please visit us again and try some...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The St. James on Venice

Address: 100 Venice Road | Morningside (diagonally opposite Clifton school acquatic centre), Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: R1 170 - R1 881 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The St. James on Venice 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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