President Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

The hotel

The President Hotel offers guests a friendly atmosphere and relaxed ambiance. Situated in a spectacular setting, the classic design of the hotel mirrors perfectly the laid back lifestyle of Cape Town where lazy afternoons can be spent reclining by the palm-fringed pool, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. The President Hotel has an enviable location set in the exclusive and wind-free Bantry Bay, just 7 km outside Cape Town’s CBD, it offers fresh sea air and panoramic mountain and ocean views that’ll see you unwinding in no time. With an enticing selection of restaurants, bars and lounges, the hotel is situated in a great location for those who want to venture out, Bantry Bay is great for local eateries but the President is also excellently located in the city half way between the famous V&A Waterfront and the first class beaches and eateries of Clifton and Camps Bay.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In Bantry Bay in between Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

349 rooms and suites on 6 floors in 1 building with 3 lifts. All with air-conditioning, living area with satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, semi self-catering kitchenette with tea/coffee maker, microwave, safe and hairdryer. Standard Mountain Facing Rooms have 1 double bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Sea Facing Rooms have 1 double bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Spacious and modern One Bed Apartments, available with mountain or sea views, have 1 double bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

The Islands Restaurant (buffet breakfast, à la carte lunch and dinner), Botany Café (healthy deli), Senate Bar, The Deck Bar, The Base Artisanal Pizzeria. Swimming pool (unheated). Spa*. Gym and salon*. Complimentary WiFi for Virgin Holidays guests (download limits apply). Curio shop. Available activities nearby at a local charge: tennis, squash, fishing, golf. Hiking and jogging trails. Complimentary hotel shuttle to the V&A Waterfront (four times daily) during season. 24-hour security, reception and rom service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Jan 24, 2020 sawyer018 Norwich, United Kingdom

We stayed at The President for 9 nights . The breakfast and food in general was very good. Service slow at bar apart from Lawrence but hotel room and public areas very nice. Safe location and nice restaurants within walking distance. Shuttle service to waterfront was handy. We would stay again if visiting Cape Town . We all enjoyed South Africa… Read more
We stayed at The President for 9 nights . The breakfast and food in general was very good. Service slow at bar apart from Lawrence but hotel room and public areas very nice. Safe location and nice restaurants within walking distance. Shuttle service to waterfront was handy. We would stay again if visiting Cape Town . We all enjoyed South Africa and the Cricket. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel in the middle of Cape Town

Jan 24, 2020 378maya

We had a lovely stay at The President. My family enjoyed their stay with warm friendly staff and the incredible breakfasts. The guest services team are such a help and go out of their way to assist. Ashley Neff was especially helpful.
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Jan 21, 2020 EricNJulia United Kingdom

Stayed at this hotel for 1 night, and overall had a good stay. The room was spacious enough, but the window did not close fully. It was otherwise clean and with a nice view of Lion's Head to the back of the hotel. We had another small issue which was unrelated to the hotel, the electricity load shedding... But when my other half was trying to… Read more
Stayed at this hotel for 1 night, and overall had a good stay. The room was spacious enough, but the window did not close fully. It was otherwise clean and with a nice view of Lion's Head to the back of the hotel. We had another small issue which was unrelated to the hotel, the electricity load shedding... But when my other half was trying to dry her hair, the staff did not offer any help whatsoever in the matter, despite electricity being able in the lobby. Maybe something could have been put in place for people that needed to use electric appliances quickly? Staff was courteous but not especially friendly or helpful... The hotel itself is nicely located, and has a very nice pool area. Breakfast was good, with a lot of choice. We tried the food service by the pool which was also very nice, with friendly and helpful waitresses. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Food and Beverage was outstanding

Jan 21, 2020 Bennidabush

I really received great service from Mr Ndaba Dube and staff. From the food and drinks it was outstanding and always freshly prepared. Breakfast was a huge variety to choose from. The staff was all so friendly and helpful. I always like coming to the president hotel. Keep up the good work.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Average Service, Reasonably Pleasent Stay

Jan 21, 2020 tombV2185GQ Reading, United Kingdom

The service and facilities at this hotel were average, I stayed for 6 nights. Most of the staff were reasonably friendly at the bar, restaurant and reception. I had a few issues during my stay which I had to ask twice to be resolved - faulty A/C, a faulty socket and my laundry did not turn up. I did not like the fact the hotel require a deposit to… Read more
The service and facilities at this hotel were average, I stayed for 6 nights. Most of the staff were reasonably friendly at the bar, restaurant and reception. I had a few issues during my stay which I had to ask twice to be resolved - faulty A/C, a faulty socket and my laundry did not turn up. I did not like the fact the hotel require a deposit to put anything on the room bill. In general the hotel seem to be more interested in making sure things are paid for than providing good service, I overheard a few conversation at reception that confirming other examples of this. Unfortunatly my room was right next to reception so noisy in the late evening and mornings. I did ask to be moved on the first and second day but the request was noted and ignored twice by the customer experiance hosts. Read less