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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very happy with my stay at St James on Venice. This is an excellent quality hotel/guest! The rooms are immaculate and the service is excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending it. The staff were very helpful!

Thank B5417VJkevinm
Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive comments which will inspire our team to continue providing a great service.

Reviewed 14 October 2016

what a lovely surprise and comfortable stay, staff so pleasing...amazing value!! the building has been beautifully renovated and the rooms are comfortable, clean and so cozy. what a special time we had.

Thank J3959NElaurenc
Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed a comfortable stay and appreciated the heritage home. Thank you for your feedback.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had a quick overnight stay at the Saint James after a wedding recently. They very kindly waited up for us until the wee hours of the morning to check-in which I was so impressed with! The rooms are stunning, such beautiful décor and bathrooms. Our room was between reception and the kitchen so was a bit noisy! Breakfast was...

Thank 366kirstyf
Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. To improve upon our breakfast selection we have amended our breakfast menu! We now include homemade muesli, muffins and rusks on the buffet table. You may also order a delicious smoothie to start the day, and we have included a banting option in our selection of cooked breakfasts. Please visit us again and try some...

cape town
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Good stay thank you, comfortable and elegant. Excellent, helpful and friendly service from staff. Lovely breakfasts outside under trees with water feature. Good quality linen and bedrooms well appointed.

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

It was a pleasure to have you stay at The Saint James on Venice.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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...

Thank 1609Philly
Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

We value people and look forward to welcoming you back!

Durban, South Africa
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.

Thank seankO412GN
Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

Thanks Sean. Great that The Saint James on Venice is your home away from home!

Magaliesburg, South Africa
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...

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.

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...

Thank Bryce M
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.

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.

Thank ChicagoMedicineMan
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!

Reviewed 18 July 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

Thank tigershark6
Patrick K, Owner at The St. James on Venice, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay.

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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
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $149 - $197 (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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“Stay upstairs, you have a lounge area that you can sit and have that glass of wine after a long day.”
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“Bathroom had bath with hand held shower. Would request shower next time. Avoid rooms next to staircase: smell of bacon&eggs in the morning!”
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“We loved being by the courtyard.”
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