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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 May 2016

A sophisticated boutique hotel with a personal touch. This place situated across the historic St.James church has a kind of vintage feel to it. We ( Hubby , our 7 month baby girl and myself) stayed at SJOV for 4 nights.Such comfortable and beautiful rooms to made our stay special.Such a special trip with our little girl, she was so...

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

It gives us great pleasure to make our guests feel at home at The Saint James on Venice.

Ommeren
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Recently spent 4 nights here and enjoyed my stay. The service was personal and welcoming. Comfortable room (#10), reasonably quiet. Good wifi. Nice location only 5 minutes from Florida Road with many restaurants.

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We hope to see you again!

Chennai, India
Reviewed 23 February 2016

St James On Venice (SJOV) is a lovely little place with 15 rooms and a friendly and very efficient Meleney who runs the same. We stayed there for 5 days and it was very much like home unlike a regular commercial hotel that one is normally used to. If you are visiting Durban I would highly recommend the same. Ask...

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

We are glad that you felt at home and enjoyed your stay.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We arrived at the hotel on January 17th. The staff was warm, friendly and efficient. The rooms were quaint and comfortable. We had dinner twice at the hotel's restaurant and the food was absolutely amazing! Everyone especially loved the famous butternut soup! 10/10, would recommend. Looking forward to another stay.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Beautiful place with great food and excellent hospitality. The staff were helpful and friendly. The chef was very accommodating - I'm a vegetarian, the chef offered to prepare meals to suit my dietary requirements. I'll definitely recommend this place to anyone in Durban looking for accommodation.

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

Great place to stay if you want to be close to all the action on Florida Street. Intimate, warm and friendly. Our stay included breakfast. The staff was very helpful and kind. It felt like a home away from home.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had a two night stay over at St. James on Venice in December, it was delightful. The people were so friendly and helpful, the owner checking in at breakfast in the mornings. The room was very spacious, neat and tidy. The hotel is close to the Madiba Stadium, nice and quiet during the day and in the evening. Recommended...

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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Got here on 23rd December, found the receptionist very helpful, had a friend coming in next day so need single beds, had double for 1 night then they split the beds, any info about durban was no problem to melanie and her staff, egen at 4am when i woke for a drink i was served, an intimate place that likes...

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It was a pleasure to host the 'Barmy Army' and I hope that you and your friends enjoy the rest of the cricket series in South Africa.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Although they advertise hi-tea for R85 per person, or R100 per person if you are a group of 15 people or more, they in fact will NOT ACCEPT less than a group of 15 people, what the heck that is rediculars

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GM-Meleney, General Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

I apologise for the delay in my response but I have been trying to track down the website where you obtained this information. This information and pricing you mention is from an outdated 3rd party website. We do not have control over 3rd party content nor have we been asked to contribute or update to the website where you obtained...

Port Shepstone, South Africa
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Visited this hotel for one night. We found the hotel to be very quaint and amazing. The rooms are modernly furnished with all amenities. The breakfast location is amazing and so peaceful. It was a night worth the price. ..

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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 123 - R1 867 (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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#9 Luxury Hotel in Durban
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