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 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.

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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Nov 12, 2019 BobsExperience Johannesburg, South Africa

We were very impressed with the facilities offered at the President Hotel.  We enjoyed the spaciousness of our sea-facing room with the King-size bed, looking out over the beautiful pool. When the weather was good, there were always people reclining around the pool,  bathing in the sunshine.  The hotel was well supported by business people, many… Read more
We were very impressed with the facilities offered at the President Hotel.  We enjoyed the spaciousness of our sea-facing room with the King-size bed, looking out over the beautiful pool. When the weather was good, there were always people reclining around the pool,  bathing in the sunshine.  The hotel was well supported by business people, many of whom were foreigners judging by the many varied accents. We were also surprised by the number of families staying in the hotel, and their children could enjoy the shallow waters of the pool as well. There was a free shuttle from the hotel to the V& A Waterfront at certain times, returning in the afternoon and evening. The V & A Waterfront was very busy with hundreds of unique shops, that attracted many foreign tourists. A lovely environment! The Breakfast at this hotel was better than at any other hotel at which we had stayed, even among the best hotels in the World! This breakfast catered for every personal taste and was well stocked of every possible delicacy. It would be impossible for anyone to have eaten a little something of every item on the provided menu! This meal was a springboard to enjoy the day ahead. Just perfect! We enjoyed eating from the Comprehensive Dinner menu at night. The President Hotel can be highly recommended to any discerning traveller, whether for business or as a holiday rest. Read less
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Nov 9, 2019 clairef96 Johannesburg, South Africa

Recommendation is based on everything about this hotel... It's freaking amazing. Everything you could need and more. Friendly staff. Central to everything. Amazing pool and bar. Yoga. Just too perfect.
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Nov 7, 2019 KingsleyP631 Somerset West, South Africa

Decided to spend our anniversary away. Absolutely no regrets choosing the President. The reception was exceptionally friendly and responsive. We booked a sea facing room with fantastic views and well laid out. The hotel facilities were all great with buffet breakfast the best with a vast selection for meals. The pool area was amazing and waiters… Read more
Decided to spend our anniversary away. Absolutely no regrets choosing the President. The reception was exceptionally friendly and responsive. We booked a sea facing room with fantastic views and well laid out. The hotel facilities were all great with buffet breakfast the best with a vast selection for meals. The pool area was amazing and waiters good. One of the best breaks experienced Read less
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Nov 6, 2019 AdikinsH Cape Town, South Africa

I recently hosted my sons 2nd birthday party at The President Hotel. From the beginning of planning communication, JJ the events co-ordinator, was so helpful and onboard to assist with all my ideas, as or where he could. My mind was always made to feel at ease, seeing how organised they were. The day of the party was the highlight. I have yet to… Read more
I recently hosted my sons 2nd birthday party at The President Hotel. From the beginning of planning communication, JJ the events co-ordinator, was so helpful and onboard to assist with all my ideas, as or where he could. My mind was always made to feel at ease, seeing how organised they were. The day of the party was the highlight. I have yet to meet such friendly staff willing to go the extra mile for us, for small things on the day. PINKY, the love lady on duty made sure all our guests had a smile on their faces and were well attended to. The venue allocated to us was well kept, clean and a big factor- The food was divine!! THANK YOU to the lovely staff for a wonderful day, I am so excited to return :) Read less
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Oct 31, 2019 bailey1946 Chester, United Kingdom

I returned to this hotel yet again and not disappointed . The standard of service was excellent a credit to the hotel. My room was upgraded fruit and wine in the room. Most of the staff remembered me and even what i drank. Food has improved yet again. Well done to all the staff and a big thank you to everyone.