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The St. James on Venice

#4 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
100 Venice Road | Morningside (diagonally opposite Clifton school acquatic centre), Durban, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015
Jenny F Midrand, South Africa
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Midrand, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a lovely guest house with superior fixtures and fittings, very nicely decorated with willing and friendly staff. However, during our stay it lacked the finesse of what I classify a boutique hotel to be. Little things like the hair dryer in the room not fitting any plug socket in the hotel, no shelf or light above the sink... More 

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GM-Meleney, Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Thank you very much for your helpful feedback and kind words. We will address all of your concerns and look forward to welcoming you back to Saint James with all of our oversights corrected. Meleney More 

Spokane, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was our first visit to South Africa and we wanted a quiet place in Durban for a night before our Safari at a nearby lodge. We wanted to find a hotel near the water, but now that I have visited the HUGE city of Durban, I know that the hotels "on the water" are actually across the street behind... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Everything about this small hotel was delightful. The staff were amazing, the rooms newly decorated and stylish and the area safe and secure. I will definitely stay again when in Durban. Staying there was a real "feel good " experience.....

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Barendrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderfull Place to stay! Rooms are modern and the staf is super with an excellent service! Tip: ask The manager for things to do here in the town, she has the best tips for Everyone, no matter what you like to do. To bad we only stayed for 1 night in Town, So we couldn't see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It was my first visit to South Africa for a official reason but I wanted to get the taste of the country too. What better way but to stay away from typical high-rise hotels that you will find everywhere. At Saint James the surroundings are so serene and the decor is so tastefully done that you immediately feel at home.... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

What a pleasure to stay at the St. James. The room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable (the bed was a dream) and my husband appreciated the free wifi connection so he could work. The staff was very friendly and most helpful. We definitely will return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stayed here for two nights on our recent honeymoon stay. A well decorated and luxurious feeling hotel, with very attentive and helpful staff - Charity at the front desk took very good care of us! We requested a room change as the first room had an open plan bedroom/bathroom! The second bathroom had a standalone bath with no shower... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A little hotel with a very personal touch. The rooms are nice (we got a less spacious room, but it was still really okay), clean and comfy, good wifi connection all over the place, and a rich & tasty breakfast. The coffee was a delight, which is not something that should be taken for granted :-) The staff are friendly... More 

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

Thank-you for your lovely review on our hotel, we are so glad you enjoyed it. We look froward to welcoming you back soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I travel a lot for work and it's not often you find a spot like this. The rooms are perfectly appointed, good wifi and the staff very efficient and friendly and ways willing to help.Breakfast quick and tasty. I will stay there again and recommend it to anyone!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Travelling to support a school waterpolo tour, a friend took care of all of our arrangements and so I had no idea what to expect until we arrived, what a delight! Beautiful well appointed room, friendly helpful staff, great coffee and food and just an overall treat. From restaurant reservations, to any request, nothing was too much trouble and my... More 

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

Good Day It was lovely having you stay here, I hope you enjoyed the water polo and that your boy's team did well! We will see you next year I hope. Warm Regards Sunet More 

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