Durban has become home to a stylish boutique hotel with the opening of the brand new Saint James on Venice, which now forms part of the fast-growing South African hospitality chain, Signature Life Hotels.
The 14-room property is situated in the upmarket leafy suburb of Morningside, with close links to all amenities, eateries and arterial routes.
The hotel has an updated “old fashion” charm which caters to the needs of the current discerning traveller or businessman.
Beautifully decorated in line with an original architectural ethos, it boasts gracious public spaces, lead light bay windows, and rooms with the finest linen and furniture, which mirror the refined hospitality on offer.
The key note here is elegance, with undertones of efficient but unobtrusive service, lush decor, comfort and opulence, with the peace and quiet to rest or conduct business meetings, or use as a base to explore other parts of Durban and Kzn.
From daily newspapers delivery and freshly-baked biscuits placed in each room upon arrival (with complimentary tea and coffee station) followed by “turndown truffles” every night , and personal extra touches like “flowers at turndown “ from our own garden (frangipani tree and bougainvillea) – this is part of the bespoke and unique home-away-from-home feeling at the hotel.
Food is an eclectic array of the freshest ingredients, thanks to the hotel’s own herb garden.
A private boardroom that accommodates 30 people can be used in work/meeting mode, or for other gatherings with all modern meeting equipment and on site business services.
The graciously landscaped terraced garden provides a place to relax, and a menu from light snacks to sumptuous meals can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors. Florida road is minutes away with an assortment of coffee shops and restaurants from which to choose.