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.


  • 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 Mountain Facing Suites and One Bed Sea Facing Suites are also available and have 1 double bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Great location in Bantry Bay with many rooms featuring a sea view

The hotel has a warm and friendly atmosphere and has been a firm favourite with Virgin Holidays guests for years

Lovely resort style hotel in the cuty with large outdoor pool and sun deck area

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Receive 10% off lunch and dinner taken in the hotel (excluding drinks)
  • Complimentary WiFi (500MB per day)
  • Complimentary upgrade to the next room category (subject to availability).

The Islands Restaurant (buffet breakfast, à la carte [buffet during summer months] lunch and dinner), Botany Café (healthy deli), Senate Bar, The Deck Bar & Terrace. Swimming pool (unheated). Salon* and gym. 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). 24-hour room 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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May 17, 2019 BoardingPass736930 Sandton, South Africa

I always stay at the President Hotel when travelling to Cape Town. The location is beautiful and the close proximity of the promenade and beach front make it an absolute pleasure. The hotel is well kept and the food and service is great.
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May 15, 2019 Traveler00538339973

I loved everything. My view was priceless and the stuff is nice and informative. Front desk was a great welcome to my amazing stay. I’ve been looking for a home in Cape Town close to V&A and I’ve found one
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May 14, 2019 Flyer22519919451

So this was one of the best hotels I've been too in Cape Town, didnt get time to go to the spa but the service,cleaniless and friendliness of the staff is amazing. The location is so close to everything.
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May 14, 2019 Passport00879300989

Hotel was comfortable staff are friendly. The breakfast spread is amazing and for me on business the location was very central. I will definitely recommend the hotel and will go back again. The view from the bar area is beautiful in the evenings as the sun sets.
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May 13, 2019 Dianne d Western Cape, South Africa

Do not look elsewhere if you want the best location and best value for money!! you have a choice of good coffee shops and dining in walking distance. Great walks along the walk way and a cute beach close to the hotel. Magnificent views of lions head and table mountain.