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The St. James on Venice
Ranked #12 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“They try harder and it shows”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

If you are from Durban - try their high tea- you opulent possibly be disappointed- if you need a venue for upmarket baby shower , kitchen tea or even a small wedding - I can recommend them with onfidence - proffesional but personal service .

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Sunet P, General Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
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Thank-you for the excellent score given in your review. The staff at the hotel is certainly what sets us apart from everyone else.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I recently travelled to Durban to watch England play South Africa in the first rugby test match. I was recommended the St James on Venice. Thank you Lauren, great place! I had driven a long way to get there and even though I was late, the hotel had made up a cheese board for me. Knowing I was attending the rugby they also supplied me with snacks to help me through match day. Talking food, breakfast was great with a Durban twist of fried bananas in the full English. My room was huge and comfortable and very bright. The rugby stadium and new soccer were only a short walk away. I also walked to, and along, the beach front. I really enjoyed my weekend in Durban, and staying at The St James on Venice made it all the more enjoyable. (even though England narrowly lost!)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Sunet P, General Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
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Thank-you for the excellent score given in your review. We look forward to having you back at The Saint James on Venice soon.
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

I recently stayed at the St James on Venice, currently undergoing a little bit of renovation but for the better. My room was lovely and big and the bathroom big and comfortable, bath only and a bit bright. Bed soooo comfortable. The staff were excellent and catered for my every need, bar servcie also good, but get some Rose wine in guys. Lovely gardens, would be nice to have a plunge pool for those hot balmy Durban days. I would stay there again.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Sunet P, General Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
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Thank-you for your lovely review on our hotel. We look forward to having you back soon.

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Reviewed February 17, 2011

We arrived late after a long journey. Especially the reception was warm and very welcoming.
After checking in we had a good and freshly cooked meal. Slept great. The sun was out the next day and we had breakfast in the garden. The composition of the breakfast was a little weird. Home made cookies and stuff. I have enjoyed the hospitality and great service of this hotel.
John Pieterse, Abcoude The Netherlands.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Sunet P, General Manager at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
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What kind and lovely feedback, thank-you very much.

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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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