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The St. James on Venice

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I want to share my experience of excellent service and hospitality when staying at Saint James on Venice. My husband and myself arrived on a Thursday afternoon for a romantic weekend away from the kids. We were warmly greeted by Sunet the manageress, and she made us feel so welcome. The rooms were immaculate and we definitely felt like we...

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

Thank-you so much for your kind feedback, I will be sure to pass it on to all. We look forward to having you back at The Saint James on Venice in the near future for another well deserved break. Regards Sunet and Team

Reviewed 26 June 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed our second trip to South Africa. We stayed at St. James hotel and our experience was lovely. The room and the common areas were clean and beautiful, the service was excellent, the meals were tasty, the coffee was great, and the weather was perfect. (Ok, not their doing, I get it.) My only pause came...

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

Good Day Thank-you very much for your lovely review of our hotel, I remember your stay and we enjoyed having you here. Regarding your comment about our uniforms; as the manager of the hotel I have decided not to wear a uniform for a couple of reasons. My staff approached me and asked me to buy them uniforms which we...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The most stunning, relaxed and tranquil venue for any function. The staff were friendly and helpful. The service was prompt and of a high standard. The menu for the High Tea was excellent. Management staff are very professional and helpful.

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

Dear Michelle Thanks for the lovely review, your set-up was def one of the most beautiful we have seen. The look on your daughter's face was priceless and I think she was completely surprised! Please visit us again soon. Regards Sunet

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2014

After five weeks of travelling on safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe, my wife and I stayed a few days at St James on Venice both before and after the Comrades race on June 1st. We could not have been better served. Apart from the location - away from the city centre - it provided excellent accommodation and service, and Melissa...

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

Dear Gallagher-clan It was wonderful hosting you and the two ultra-marathon runners. Thank-you so much for taking the time to write this review we really appreciate it. Please come visit us again soon! Regards Sunet and Team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 June 2014

While searching the net for a High Tea venue to have my cousin’s baby shower, a very bold St James on Venice stood out. I phoned and made my booking straight away. I was helped by a very friendly Charity. I had booked their boardroom for my function. I was called the morning of baby shower by Melissa who suggested...

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

Good Day Mandi Thank-you so much for your great feedback, I will be sure to pass it on. Please come again soon (this time with the little baby!) Regards Sunet

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I wanted to book this venue out for a ladies function. It looked so idyllic and a high tea seemed like the perfect activity for ladies. A friend of mine and myself decided to test out the venue before I made a booking for the fucntion. Thank goodness I did. The high tea on the whole was dismal. We were...

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

Good Day Thank-you for your valuable feedback; I apologize that you had a terrible experience. I would really like to prove to you that this is not our standard and invite you to contact me so that we can set a date and time in order for us to redeem ourselves. I truly am sorry that you found the entire...

Mangapwani, Zanzibar
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Ive been meaning to get to this review but time just hasnt been on my side. So as they say, better late than never. Im a tough act to please and I usually dont say much unless the service is exceptionally poor or in this case, exceptionally GREAT! I loved the beautiful romantic decor - its chic and elegant. The...

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

Good Day Thank-you so much for your kind word, it is truly amazing and very gratifying to read feedback like this and my staff absolutely thrive at it. We in turn look forward to hosting you again. Regards Sunet

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 14 May 2014

we hada combined birthday/anniversary dinner in april. it was fabulous!food excellen and service on.cant complain about anything.sunet Vicky and the staff were awesome. thanks guys the outside terrace was great - we couldn't have asked for more.

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

Dear Linde Thanks so much for your kind words, we enjoyed sharing the special day with you and your family and friends. I am sure we will see you for breakfast or lunch again soon! Regards Sunet and Team

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 11 May 2014

A small Hotel in a calm area, decent rates and helpful staff, when present. The 2 outside rooms 5 and 6 are noisy because of a water feature in the garden area, a water fountain is running all night. If you want to sleep I recommend the inside rooms to the front of the Hotel. Breakfast is delicious and well...

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

Good Day My apologies for the delay in this response. Thank-you for your feedback, some very good and other areas that need improvement. I am sorry that you found the sound of the water feature noisy; had we known this we would have moved you (should a room have been available) or simply turned it off. Unfortunately, the hotel does...

Townsville
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This hotel was amazing. We didn't know what to expect but for the price of the room with breakfast included it was amazing. The room was beautiful, secure and the staff and the hotel was really spectacular. Recommend to anyone

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

Good Day Thank-you for taking the time to send us such lovely feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Regards Sunet and Team

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  • Free Parking
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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 144 - R1 902 (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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