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Magaliesburg, South Africa
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121 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

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. More 

Chicago
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88 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I shall pass your positive feedback on to Lindiwe and Thoba! More 

usa
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136 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The St James is a wonderful place to stay! The rooms are comfy and bathrooms clean. Mine had a bathtub even! I liked the wood floors, the quiet, and lovely courtyard for breakfast. No lines or wait. Great service all around

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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Out of the hustle and bustle of the CBD and populars beachfront but close enough to explore and enjoy the scene. St. James on Venice staff offered me privacy and high end service with immediate results - thoughtful, ever resoectful and willing to help (including the security guard, Silas). My needs were met and it felt much like home, but... More 

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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - our guests are our top priority. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We have stayed at the St James on Venice on numerous occasions in the past and it has always been enjoyable. We even held by mother's 80th birthday celebrations there which was perfect and in December 2015 enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch. However, our most recent stay has left us never wanting to go back. The lack of management and... More 

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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your constructive comments which have been taken into account. Our Duty Manager has been doing a fantastic job of getting on top of things, necessary due to the abrupt departure of our General Manager. She then took her first weekend off in 3 months (we were not busy that weekend) and this was the weekend... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I stayed at the St James one night during Tourism Indaba. The guesthouse is in a charming old building and rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. Easy to get to, good and safe parking. Breakfast needs a bit of attention though. Coffee was finished and I had to ask for new coffee to be made. The kitchen had run out... More 

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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feedback and we shall pay special attention to the comments you made regarding the breakfast. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

A sophisticated boutique hotel with a personal touch. This place situated across the historic St.James church has a kind of vintage feel to it. We ( Hubby , our 7 month baby girl and myself) stayed at SJOV for 4 nights.Such comfortable and beautiful rooms to made our stay special.Such a special trip with our little girl, she was so... More 

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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

It gives us great pleasure to make our guests feel at home at The Saint James on Venice. More 

Ommeren
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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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We hope to see you again! More 

Chennai, India
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 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... More 

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Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

We are glad that you felt at home and enjoyed your stay. More 

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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 

Additional Information about The St. James on Venice

Address: 100 Venice Road | Morningside (diagonally opposite Clifton school acquatic centre), Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $97 - $146 (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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