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The St. James on Venice

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Venice Road | Morningside (diagonally opposite Clifton school acquatic centre), Durban, South Africa
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Ranked #7 of 43 hotels in Durban
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Townsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Booked for a long weekend in Durban and stayed at this quaint, lovely establishment. The rooms are very well appointed and comfortable, large with beautiful stained glass features and high ceilings. The restaurant is fabulous and the food is really great! It is well located, near Florida Rd - which has a great vibe with all the restaurants and bars.... More

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

Thank-you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on our hotel. We do look forward to having you back, soon I hope! More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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105 reviews 105 reviews
7 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

So what do you get when an assistant chef is on duty and you decide to have an important working dinner? Simple: you change into shorts, have a good glass of wine (yes, an unusually interesting selection is available), and eat a well-cooked meal at your pace. Very well cooked vegetables and fries, and a tasty salad (not on the... More

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

Thank-you for your kind feedback regarding your recent stay at The Saint James on Venice. We certainly do try to be accommodating. Please come again soon. More

Namibia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This was such a nice surprise to stay here. We found it through TripAdvisor of course. And loved our stay. Its style is charming. The existing building has been elegantly transformed into an accommodation establishment. The style and look fit right into the rest of the area of Morningside in Durban. The service was good. The rooms are stunningly decorated... More

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

Thank-you for your note and comments. Please visit us again soon. More

Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Booked in here for a weekend in Durban, and found it to be a gem of a hotel. Located just outside the city center, this fabulous old building has been meticulously converted to a small luxury boutique hotel. The decor is soft and elegant with soothing shades that are easy on the eye. The bed is the finest luxury mattress... More

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

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay (and the food we serve!) so much. And yes, you do need to try out our high tea, the profiteroles are definitely made from scratch as we do with everything in our kitchen. More

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is an elegant number – as classy as its name - the St James on Venice. The guesthouse is a grand double storey building with curved balconies all around, glossy wooden floors and attractive finishings. It is well situated in breezy Morningside, Durban. My room is decorated in soft grey, from the silvery headboard, to the damask-style wallpaper, cushions,... More

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

Dear Berenice, thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of the hotel. The staff will appreciate this one for sure and I will be passing it on to them, commending them on their hard work over this time. Thanks and please come again. More

Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

As in Durban, like in other big south african cities, the issue of security is all around, this hotel is a good choice. Situated in a calm an clean area not too far away from the city center, it is quiet and safe. Disadvantage: no restaurant open for dinner, no one in footwalking distance. Take a taxi if you go... More

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

Thank-you for your review sir, we will certainly consider opening the restaurant for dinner should we get more requests for this. More

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a boutique hotel with a great location. We chose it as it's flexible with family accomodation as well as having secure car parking. The staff were brilliant. No request was too big (included dragging a fridge to our room) but the food was a huge let down. Our first lunch took forever to arrive and was really substandard... More

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

Thank-you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your overall stay. I am happy to advise that we have been doing extra training in our kitchen and your next experience will certainly be a better one. More

Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This was a last minute choice after my original booking said they didn't allow children over only the December holidays but I was surprised and so impressed with this lovely little hotel. My son turned one while at the hotel and they were wonderfully accommodating even in assisting with a family dinner even though they weren't working. Such a beautiful... More

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

Thank-you Mr Pillay. We do love little people at The Saint James on Venice. When he is big enough we will insist on making him our famous chocolate milkshakes! More

Jhb
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed here in November 2013 while visiting family in Morningside and were pleasantly surprised. The hotel is very well decorated, well equipped and modern while still retaining an antique feel to it. Breakfast was fantastic - we expected a buffet but received meals cooked to order that looked amazing. Staff were friendly and helpful as well. There were a... More

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

Thank-you for your positive comments. We can arrange for separate bathrooms if this is requested in advance yes. More

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Additional Information about The St. James on Venice

Address: 100 Venice Road | Morningside (diagonally opposite Clifton school acquatic centre), Durban, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 43 hotels in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The St. James on Venice 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally the home of Corobrick founder Robert Storm who built it in 1892, the hotel 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 hotel is ideal for small meetings, conferences and private dinners and is well equipped to ensure business runs smoothly and efficiently. For business guests, the hotel 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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