This 14 bed boutique hotel is nestled in the up-market, leafy suburb of Morningside, Durban, close to the trendy eateries of Florida Road. With an old fashioned charm that is seamlessly blended with the 21st century, the Saint James on Venice effortlessly caters to the needs of the discerning traveler, family and businessman alike. The hotel is a mere 10 minute drive from the city centre and ICC as well, 5 minutes from Durban’s beach front and 25 minutes from King Shaka International.
The original architecture of this genteel Edwardian home has been retained and the stained glass bay windows, lofty ceilings and generous spaces lend a sophisticated air when combined with the refined hospitality of the staff. As Sunet Pringle, General Manager of the Saint James, says, “The key note is elegance but with undertones of efficient, unobtrusive service in a lavish setting which offers both comfort and luxury.”
The Saint James on Venice prides itself on the little things that set it apart – from the fine linen and retro-chic furniture to the daily newspaper delivery and freshly baked biscuits that scent the guest suites on arrival. As Pringle continues, “Our extra personal touches like our ‘turndown truffles’ and flowers at turndown from our own garden are part of our bespoke solution that creates that home-away-from-home feeling.”
Accommodating up to thirty people, the boardroom is perfect for small conferences or meetings away from the office and includes all modern meeting equipment and on-site business services. It is also a superb venue for an intimate wedding or dinner party, with access to the terraced gardens through wide doors.