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The St. James on Venice
Ranked #11 of 42 Hotels in Durban
Ommeren
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53 reviews
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“Nice location”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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  • Stayed May 2016, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 for Room #10 which is a corner room on the first floor.
Try their butternut soup which could be a meal by itself accomapnied by their home made bread.

  • Stayed February 2016, travelled on business
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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review, 20 July 2016
We are glad that you felt at home and enjoyed your stay.
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed January 2016, travelled on business
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed January 2016, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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  • Stayed December 2015, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The St. James on Venice

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 42 Hotels in Durban
Price range (per night): R1 133 - R1 885
Hotel Class:4 star — The St. James on Venice 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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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