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Randburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 November 2014

What a pleasure to stay at the St. James. The room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable (the bed was a dream) and my husband appreciated the free wifi connection so he could work. The staff was very friendly and most helpful. We definitely will return.

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Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on our recent honeymoon stay. A well decorated and luxurious feeling hotel, with very attentive and helpful staff - Charity at the front desk took very good care of us! We requested a room change as the first room had an open plan bedroom/bathroom! The second bathroom had a standalone bath with no shower...

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Ramat Gan, Israel
Reviewed 21 October 2014

A little hotel with a very personal touch. The rooms are nice (we got a less spacious room, but it was still really okay), clean and comfy, good wifi connection all over the place, and a rich & tasty breakfast. The coffee was a delight, which is not something that should be taken for granted :-) The staff are friendly...

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Sunet P, General Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Thank-you for your lovely review on our hotel, we are so glad you enjoyed it. We look froward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

I travel a lot for work and it's not often you find a spot like this. The rooms are perfectly appointed, good wifi and the staff very efficient and friendly and ways willing to help.Breakfast quick and tasty. I will stay there again and recommend it to anyone!

1Thank Sue-Jeanne D
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Travelling to support a school waterpolo tour, a friend took care of all of our arrangements and so I had no idea what to expect until we arrived, what a delight! Beautiful well appointed room, friendly helpful staff, great coffee and food and just an overall treat. From restaurant reservations, to any request, nothing was too much trouble and my...

1Thank NikkiBen304
Sunet P, General Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Good Day It was lovely having you stay here, I hope you enjoyed the water polo and that your boy's team did well! We will see you next year I hope. Warm Regards Sunet

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 29 September 2014

My wife and I enjoyed our three night stay at St James on Venice. Rooms were well appointed and the beds were very comfortable. Breakfasts were very good and the all the staff who looked after us were polite, always greeting one with a lovely smile.

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Sunet P, General Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review, it is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming back soon. Warm Regards Sunet

Reviewed 18 September 2014

On the 14th of September, I had the privilege of celebrating with my family and friends who hosted a beautiful baby shower for me at The St James Hotel. The service I received personally prior to the event was excellent. Thank you to the front desk manager, Charity for being such a great help in making the event possible. The...

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Sunet P, General Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for your lovely feedback. Charity is a gem indeed and thank-you for making mention of her outstanding work. Regards Sunet

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 September 2014

I stayed at the St James on Venice for roughly a month and I was comfortable the whole time of my trip. This hotel is definitely one of the top in it's price range but after a while it became a bit of a Faulty Towers to me. Maybe it was because I stayed long enough to notice. The decor...

1Thank JessJoanWorkman
Sunet P, General Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Good Day Thank-you for your feedback. I appreciate your comments and will attend to the areas that need attention. It really is a great hotel as you mentioned with all the luxuries that you need and has amazing staff. It does seem though that they need more training and I will certainly try my best to assist. We do look...

Reviewed 1 September 2014

What a wonderful hotel. My family and I spent 3 nights there in July this year. The service was great, beautiful rooms and spectacular breakfasts. Wonderfully situated. Durban in July is a real treat. We look forward to going back to St James.

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Sunet P, General Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Good Morning Wow, what a lovely review of your experience at The Saint James on Venice. I must agree, July in Durban is absolute heaven. We look forward to seeing you and your family back soon. Have a wonderful day, Sunet

Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

The Sr James is a just a lovely hotel with the nicest staff I have come across traveling! The rooms are large and very comfortably decorated with the perfect blend of antique and modern. They emanate an old world charm that is very appropriate for the neighborhood and surrounds. The bathrooms are spacious and have all the modern amenities. Our...

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Sunet P, General Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Dear Kelsey Thank-you so much for taking the time to send us such lovely feedback. The Saint James on Venice is certainly a gem set in the middle of a beautiful, lush suburb. Hopefully it is not too long before your next trip to Durban! Wishing you a wonderful day. Regards Sunet and Team

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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 133 - R1 885 (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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