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The St. James on Venice
Ranked #10 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“The real reward”
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I had to travel for work and staying at the St James on Venice was a true treat. The staff were friendly and the food was great, prepared with attention. The place is really central and in such beautiful surroundings. You have to sit under the tree and trace your "roots" after a long day. The rooms are spacious and the service impeccable! I am sooooo coming back!!!

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  • Stayed September 2016, travelled on business
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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review, 27 September 2016
We value people and look forward to welcoming you back!
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I found my stay over to be really pleasant, the atmosphere was relaxing but efficient which made it very pleasant as a work related stay over. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a stay over in Durban.

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled on business
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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review, 21 September 2016
Thanks Sean. Great that The Saint James on Venice is your home away from home!
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Magaliesburg, South Africa
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236 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time here ,just an old house with stunning Windows and doors and floors are probably over 100 years old !! Not all rooms have baths , best room is def no 8 but has no bath , breakfasts are good and staff is very friendly and enjoy their jobs ! Great security guard ! And friendly ! It's like coming home , try the restaurant Mali s around the corner fantastic Indian restaurant , I have really come to love morning side !!

Stayed August 2016
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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review, 24 August 2016
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Durban
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I had recently had the pleasure of working with an amazing bunch of people at the St James on Venice in planning the proposal to my then girlfriend. The dedication of the staff was remarkable and special mention goes out to Sithembile for her endless patience, advice and support in helping me plan the event. Furthermore, Siziwe the waitron on duty who was tasked with assisting me setup the venue was out of this world phenomenal. The evening duty manager (I cant remember his name) was on point and played his part too the tee. The chef, well let's just say I will be definitely going back more often thanks to the great dishes prepared. You all will go very far in life with kindness you have shown to me, my now fiancé and the family that had joined us afterwards.

To the management of the St James on Venice.

You have an amazing team working with you. From their warm smiles to their dedication in seeing what may have been a small event for the hotel through to the end (yet a massive event in my life). You really have gems working with you in your establishment. It is because of your team I will forever remember the 19th of July 2016 not only because of the proposal but because the service levels carried out by them was admirable to say the least. These qualities expressed by your staff are a true reflection of a management team who have succeeded in their endeavours in making the St James on Venice what it truly is. And it truly is, perfect in every way!

Once again, thank to everyone at the St James on Venice. You guys are AMAZING!

  • Stayed July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review, 13 August 2016
Thank you for taking the time to note your positive experiences and share them with us. We are truly delighted that we could contribute toward making this momentous occasion a happy memory.
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Chicago
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97 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights. The service was excellent. Lindiwe and Thoba were very helpful. Lindiwe had such a warm personality it was a pleasure to see her each day. The room was comfortable but wifi for my room did not reach past the bathroom. The food was excellent. So good I ate there 3 times. Definitely recommend.

Stayed July 2016, travelled on business
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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review, 24 July 2016
Thank you for your comments. I shall pass your positive feedback on to Lindiwe and Thoba!
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Additional Information about The St. James on Venice

Property: The St. James on Venice
Address: 100 Venice Road | Morningside, 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 #10 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Price range (per night): R1 190 - R1 772
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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