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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2013 via mobile

A very pleasant stay indeed. Situated in Ann old neighbourhood, it nevertheless has a charm of its own. Very comfortable, stylishly refurbished rooms and an excellent restaurant make this a business refuge of note.

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

Thank-you Andrew, please visit us again soon.

Saltford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Great hotel within close proximity to all Durban attractions. It is a elderly building which has been tastefully converted to a hotel. It feels very secure and safe. The staff are excellent providing very professional standards without getting in your face. The food is varied and tasty, I loved the breakfast choice which competes with the best of English breakfasts....

Thank Bob M
Sunet P, Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

I am happy to report that Thulani our handy-man has been hard at work making sure this old 'Dame' is well maintained. We hope you visit us again soon from the UK.

Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I stayed at The St James on Venice while in Durban recently, and what a wonderful experience it was. If you like five-star quality of the best hotels (without the crowds and noise), combined with the intimacy, peace and quiet of a good guest house (without a hovering owner that wants to introduce you to everybody else and the dog),...

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

Good Day Thank-you for the excellent score given in your review. It certainly is a beautiful old building, dating back over 120 years. Warm Regards Sunet and Team

Reviewed 26 July 2012

If you are from Durban - try their high tea- you opulent possibly be disappointed- if you need a venue for upmarket baby shower , kitchen tea or even a small wedding - I can recommend them with onfidence - proffesional but personal service .

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

Good Day Thank-you for the excellent score given in your review. The staff at the hotel is certainly what sets us apart from everyone else. Warm Regards Sunet and Team

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2012

I recently travelled to Durban to watch England play South Africa in the first rugby test match. I was recommended the St James on Venice. Thank you Lauren, great place! I had driven a long way to get there and even though I was late, the hotel had made up a cheese board for me. Knowing I was attending the...

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

Good Day Thank-you for the excellent score given in your review. We look forward to having you back at The Saint James on Venice soon. Warm Regards Sunet and Team

Cape Town
Reviewed 30 January 2012

I recently stayed at the St James on Venice, currently undergoing a little bit of renovation but for the better. My room was lovely and big and the bathroom big and comfortable, bath only and a bit bright. Bed soooo comfortable. The staff were excellent and catered for my every need, bar servcie also good, but get some Rose wine...

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

Good Day Thank-you for your lovely review on our hotel. We look forward to having you back soon. Warm Regards Sunet and Team

Abcoude, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 February 2011

We arrived late after a long journey. Especially the reception was warm and very welcoming. After checking in we had a good and freshly cooked meal. Slept great. The sun was out the next day and we had breakfast in the garden. The composition of the breakfast was a little weird. Home made cookies and stuff. I have enjoyed the...

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

Good Day What kind and lovely feedback, thank-you very much. 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 

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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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