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The Saint James on Venice
The Saint James on Venice
The Saint James on Venice
The Saint James on Venice
The Saint James on Venice
The Saint James on Venice
The Saint James on Venice

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8.4

Excellent

64 reviews

64 reviews

Housekeeping3
Food & Dining1
Breakfast1
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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 2.01 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Mitchell Park Zoo 830 m
Moses Mabhida Stadium 1.1 km
Big Rush Urban Adrenaline 1.2 km
Suncoast Casino 1.8 km
Umgeni River Bird Park 2.3 km
Durban Botanic Gardens 2.4 km
uShaka Wet 'n Wild 5.3 km
uShaka Marine World 5.5 km
The Valley of a 1000 Hills 25.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Elizabeth Gordon Gallery 250 m
Consulate of Belgium 300 m
SUTTON PARK 640 m
Consulate of Madagascar 640 m
Wilk's Park 690 m
The Playhouse Company 780 m
Windermere Shopping Centre 820 m
Mitchell Park Zoo 830 m
artSPACE durban 890 m
Society 890 m

The Saint James on Venice

100 Venice Road, Morningside, Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, Berea, Durban, South Africa, 4001 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Berea part of Durban, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous uShaka Marine World. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

910 meters to public transportation

Airport transfer

830 meters to Mitchell Park Zoo

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Durban every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.4
Distance to city center5 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport25.7 km

Rooms available at The Saint James on Venice

Luxury Deluxe
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Double and Twin Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Bathtub
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Deluxe King Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Double Bed And 2 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Bungalow
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    Single Economic
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      family room pool
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        Apartment 3 room
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          Single Room - Superior
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at The Saint James on Venice?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

            How do I get to The Saint James on Venice?

            For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Saint James on Venice has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

            Can business events be hosted at The Saint James on Venice?

            On-site venues and convenient event services make The Saint James on Venice an ideal choice for hosting corporate events.

            What is the smoking policy at The Saint James on Venice?

            The Saint James on Venice does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

            What restaurants are nearby The Saint James on Venice?

            The Saint James on Venice’s neighborhood is Berea which includes popular restaurants such as The Saint James on Venice, African Pride Audacia Manor and Billy the B.U.M.S..

            What popular shopping places are close to The Saint James on Venice?

            The Saint James on Venice is located in Berea area which features shopping places such as Artisan Contemporary Gallery and Markets of Warwick Tour.

            What are popular attractions near The Saint James on Venice?

            The Saint James on Venice’s location in the Berea neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Durban Botanic Gardens, Mitchell Park Zoo and Phansi Museum.

            What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Saint James on Venice?

            The Saint James on Venice’s nearby natural sights include Durban Botanical Gardens and Pigeon Valley located in the same Berea area.

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            What people love about The Saint James on Venice

            • 10

              Exceptional

              "We loved the place."

              Jaime

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              March 27, 2022

            • 8.8

              Excellent
              Staff 

              "Great service the stuff was absolutely welcoming, the room was beautiful loved it"

              Nokuphila

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              January 16, 2022

            • 8.8

              Excellent
              Cleanliness

              "Wonderful location and very clean."

              Le-Toya

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              January 4, 2022

            Property ranking|Compared to 1,149 Durban properties
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            Service score
            8.8/10
            Value for money score
            8.4/10
            Room comfort score
            6.7/10
            Location score
            8.6/10
            Better than
            97
            %
            of Durban properties
            Better than
            96
            %
            of Durban properties
            Better than
            96
            %
            of Durban properties
            Better than
            95
            %
            of Durban properties
            Overall rating:

            8.4

            Excellent
            64 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.5
            Facilities
            7.9
            Location
            8.6
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            More about The Saint James on Venice

            More about The Saint James on Venice

            The Saint James on Venice

            The Saint James on Venice is a smart choice for travelers to Durban, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay.
            The range of services provided by The Saint James on Venice ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
            The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
            Guestrooms at The Saint James on Venice are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including cable TV available in select rooms. The hotel also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker and instant coffee in some rooms.
            The Saint James on Venice also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


            Dining and things to do

            Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel.


            Around the property

            Take some time to explore Durban. If you're a fan, you'll want to relive the greatest sporting moments of the local team at Moses Mabhida Stadium located 1.1 km away. Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at Golden Mile located 3.3 km away.


            Reasons to stay here

            This hotel scores higher than 96% of the city's accommodations on value for money
            This hotel's food and dining score higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.
            This hotel stands out for its staff and service, scoring higher than 96% of the city's accommodation.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Very good
            Facilities

            7.9

            Most talked about facilities

            Food & Dining

            5 mentions

            Breakfast

            3 mentions

            Beach

            1 mention

            Car Park

            1 mention

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • French

            Accessibility

            • Wheelchair accessible

            Internet access

            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Internet services
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Garden
            • On-site entertainment

            Cleanliness and safety

            • Anti-viral cleaning products
            • Body thermometer
            • Breakfast takeaway service
            • Cashless payment service
            • Daily disinfection in all rooms
            • Daily disinfection in common areas
            • Doctor/nurse on call
            • Face coverings on staff
            • First aid kit
            • Free face masks
            • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Hotel room service app
            • Hot water linen and laundry washing
            • Individually-wrapped food options
            • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
            • Protective screens in common areas
            • Room sanitization opt-out available
            • Rooms sanitized between stays
            • Safe dining setup
            • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
            • Shared stationery removed
            • Staff trained in safety protocol
            • Sterilizing equipment
            • Temperature check for guests and staff

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Coffee shop
            • Restaurants

            Services and conveniences

            • Air conditioning in public area
            • Contactless check-in/out
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Facilities for disabled guests
            • Food delivery
            • Invoice provided
            • Ironing service
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Meeting/banquet facilities
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area
            • Terrace

            For the kids

            • Playground

            Land sports

            • Golf course (within 3 km)

            Access

            • Buzzer/wireless intercom
            • CCTV in common areas
            • CCTV outside property
            • Check-in/out [private]
            • Fire extinguisher
            • Non-smoking rooms
            • Pets allowed
            • Safety/security feature
            • Smoke alarms
            • Soundproof rooms

            Getting around

            • Car park [free of charge]
            • Car park [on-site]

            Available in all rooms

            • Free bottled water
            • Hair dryer
            • Mirror
            • Toiletries
            • Towels
            Location
            100 Venice Road, Morningside, Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, Berea, Durban, South Africa, 4001
            Excellent
            Location

            8.6

            Airports

            • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
              25.7 km
            • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
              63.5 km

            Public transportation

            • Moses Mabhida
              910 m
            • Umgeni
              1.2 km

            Hospital or clinic

            • Ridge Road Clinic
              2.2 km

            Shopping

            • Victoria St Market
              3.5 km

            Convenience store

            • Sasol Delight
              2.3 km

            Cash withdrawal

            • ATM
              350 m
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • Mitchell Park Zoo
              830 m
            • Moses Mabhida Stadium
              1.1 km
            • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
              1.2 km
            • Suncoast Casino
              1.8 km
            • Umgeni River Bird Park
              2.3 km
            • Durban Botanic Gardens
              2.4 km
            • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
              5.3 km
            • uShaka Marine World
              5.5 km
            • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
              25.1 km

            Nearby landmarks

            • Elizabeth Gordon Gallery
              250 m
            • Consulate of Belgium
              300 m
            • SUTTON PARK
              640 m
            • Consulate of Madagascar
              640 m
            • Wilk's Park
              690 m
            • The Playhouse Company
              780 m
            • Windermere Shopping Centre
              820 m
            • Mitchell Park Zoo
              830 m
            • artSPACE durban
              890 m
            • Society
              890 m
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Infant 0-1 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib available upon request
            Children 2-3 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until10:00
            • Reception open until21:30

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer fee350 ZAR
            • Distance from city center5 km
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

            Extras

            • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 ZAR

            The property

            • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
            • Number of bars/lounges0
            • Number of floors2
            • Number of restaurants0
            • Number of rooms 15
            • Room voltage220
            • Year property opened1892
            • Most recent renovation2010

            Parking

            • Daily parking fee0 ZAR

            Reviews of The Saint James on Venice from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            8.4
            /
            10
            Cleanliness8.5
            Facilities7.9
            Location8.6
            Room comfort and quality6.7
            Service8.8
            Value for money8.4
            High score for Durban
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (9)
            8-9 Excellent (6)
            7-8 Very Good (4)
            6-7 Good (1)
            <6 Below Expectation (5)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (3)
            Jun - Aug (4)
            Sep - Nov (6)
            Dec - Feb (12)
            All guests (64)
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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Jaime from Namibia
            Family with teens
            Luxury Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in March 2022

            Beautiful place, value for money”

            We loved the place. It's a beautiful old house with wooden floors and high ceiling. The rooms are very stylish and royally decorated. The resident monkeys paid a shy visit early morning and entertained us with their shenanigans. I would have loved at least a proper cup of coffee in the morning, but the restaurant is still closed. The staff was super welcoming and helpfull. Definitely value for money.

            Reviewed March 28, 2022

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Lwanda from South Africa
            Couple
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

            Grateful ”

            We definitely enjoyed our stay,the levele of service was exceptional.Special thanks to Buhle our housekeeper.The place was exactly what we were looking for and we will always choose The Saint On Venice each time we decide to visit morningside.

            Reviewed February 11, 2022

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Zamile from South Africa
            Solo traveler
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

            Peace of heaven”

            Peaceful getaway that had the best service from the staff and the food is to die for.

            Reviewed August 26, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Zamile from South Africa
            Group
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

            Great Place”

            Very pleasant stay and delicious meals

            Reviewed March 11, 2019

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            Thank you for your kind review Zamile:)

            Responded March 13, 2019
            The Saint James on Venice
            8.8
            Excellent
            Mehmood from South Africa
            Couple
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 1 night in January 2019

            Excellent”

            Room very clean.Staff friendly and helpful. Also conveniently situated. Restaurant, staff handled food without gloves and head not covered, a put off. Kindly ensure that all staff in restaurant adhere to the general requirements wrt to handling of food.

            Reviewed January 25, 2019

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Tracy from South Africa
            Couple
            Superior Double and Twin Room
            Stayed 1 night in October 2020

            Excellent Value for Money”

            We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were greeted by friendly staff and instantly felt at home. The rooms are cosy, with almost every amenity you could need. The location is also super convenient and a stone-throw away from many local Durban hotspots. We would definitely recommend this gem.

            Reviewed November 01, 2020

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Le-Toya from South Africa
            Family with young children
            Luxury Deluxe
            Stayed 5 nights in December 2021

            Excellent”

            Wonderful location and very clean. The ladies who work there are amazing, very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be staying again.

            Reviewed January 04, 2022

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Nokuphila from South Africa
            Couple
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 1 night in January 2022

            Excellent”

            Great service the stuff was absolutely welcoming, the room was beautiful loved it

            Reviewed January 16, 2022

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            7.6
            Very good
            Jim from South Africa
            Couple
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 1 night in January 2019

            Good, bad and sad”

            Good: a very nice room, clean, a comfortable bed, decent shower/toilet, and tea/coffee-making facilities. Manager and staff were helpful and friendly. The building is a wonderful old colonial structure. The location is convenient, yet quiet. Bad: I can find no indication on Agoda that the establishment is now halaal: no bar facilities, no wine, no standard breakfast. I have no problem with this, but it should be disclosed on the booking site. Sad: A hotelier once told me that owning a hotel is a great tax dodge, but that you'll see the signs when an owner is not a true hotelier: poor maintenance, inattention to detail, etc. He said too that a hotel that is not constantly trying to improve deteriorates. I knew the St James well and the signs are there: a bare light bulb on the staircase, dead bulbs in the reception chandelier, a rusty newsstand on the patio, wires hanging out of the room safe, cheap adapters. And the breakfast was heavy and greasy despite being pork-free.

            Reviewed January 18, 2019

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            7.6
            Very good
            Addy from South Africa
            Family with young children
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2021

            Home from home”

            Great staff and hospitality, however, May need to be upgraded and a deep clean on the carpets and also provide sufficient towels per room. They need to bring back breakfast for an even better review.

            Reviewed January 01, 2022

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            6.0
            Mirelle from South Africa
            Group
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

            Poor service”

            When we arrived there were no towels and reception said they had a service provider laundry’s problem . The bed was did not have a bed sheet for the duvet cover. The next day there was also a towel problem Where we had to request towels. The breakfast took Long and came before the coffee and water ordered. We would Also have preferred if the place advertised as a halaal venue as then we would have a choice of booking the venue.

            Reviewed January 02, 2019

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            Thank you for your review. I do sincerely apologise for the experience you had with us. We are currently restocking on our towels and linen to avoid any future disappointments with our beloved clients.

            Responded January 09, 2019
            The Saint James on Venice
            5.2
            Steve from South Africa
            Couple
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

            Tired”

            The first room we were allocated was next to the stairs, very noisy and too close to reception. The next room we were put in was next to the recreation/smoking area, so opening the outside door was not an option unless one enjoys second hand smoke and loud chatter. The aircon didn’t work, only blowing out warm air; the basin tap was loose; single ply toilet paper provided; and the carpets were dirty and felt sticky. This is definitely not a luxury boutique hotel as sold to us.

            Reviewed January 07, 2022

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            2.8
            burbles from South Africa
            Couple
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

            Don’t go ”

            Just save your self the drama And do not go.

            Reviewed October 24, 2020

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Riaan from South Africa
            Business traveler
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

            Great spot”

            I really enjoyed my stay at St James on Venice. The only negative was that the shower door was broken, but as for the rest it was great.

            Reviewed October 05, 2018

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Martha from South Africa
            Family with teens
            Stayed 5 nights in December 2015

            Very clean,friendly and helpfull staff. ”

            Good location,safe area and very quiet easily accessible to all areas of interest.Home made bread delicious and the breakfast.manager has time for her guests.safe parking

            Enjoyed my stay and all the people I was with young and old.do not worry if you do not know Durban the manager will tell you everything you want to know all places of interests ,dining places/restaurants to suit all the taste buds.We were driving but I saw the receptionist organizing a cab for one client.It is safe area especially for those who would want to have early morning /late walk or jog.

            Reviewed December 29, 2015

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            EVELYN from South Africa
            Couple
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 1 night in April 2012

            Quaint with "Old World Charm"”

            Attention to detail

            The Hotel is quite central and easy to get to. lots of restaurants and coffee shops near by. You do need a car, plenty of parking with security.The staff are very friendly and helpful.The hotel has "old world charm" with a colonial feel.The room we had didn't have a separate bathroom, it was part of the bedroom although the toilet did have a door on it.Also nice touches like fresh flowers and bedtime chocolate.

            Reviewed May 02, 2012

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            4.7
            Brenda from Australia
            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

            Nice hotel”

            Clean rooms, comfortable beds

            My husband and I recently stayed at the St James on Venice. Our room was lovely and big and the bathroom was part of the room in the open, which is okay if your not worried about who you are sharing the room with. The bed was very comfortable and big. The staff are in need of some hospitality training particularly in the dining and kitchen areas. We stayed 3 nights which included breakfast but the breakfasts are terrible.

            Reviewed December 19, 2012

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Emma from South Africa
            Couple
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

            Lovely, Quiet, perfect place to Stay in Durban”

            lovely rooms, delicious breakfast, helpful staff

            Lovely serene place to stay, close to beach and shops and restaurants. The rooms are spacious and beautifully done. Would be nice if there was a bath in the room and not just a shower. The staff are friendly and willing to assist with booking reservations etc. Would definitely book there again.

            Reviewed September 05, 2012

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Phatsimo from South Africa
            Couple
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 1 night in September 2018

            Very good”

            U know that filling when you not sure what to expect @ the reception area...?? Wow wow i found this Man there he's doing the good job.. He's kind helpful keep up the good job 😗Mmmmh the room i sleeped like a baby .. The food super... Clean i really enjoyed my stay....

            Reviewed October 01, 2018

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            Thank you for the Great review

            Responded January 09, 2019
            The Saint James on Venice
            7.6
            Very good
            Polina from United Arab Emirates
            Couple
            Luxury Room
            Stayed 5 nights in July 2018

            Very good”

            The guesthouse was satisfactory the rooms were a little bizarre with the bathrooms inside of the rooms but were neat, the breakfast was good and the menu looks interesting, the staff is friendly and helpful. it was good that there is WIFI available.

            Reviewed July 21, 2018

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