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 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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Sep 27, 2020 yagishengovender

Place was awesome. Been booking for Business for the last 2 years. Beautiful views and value for man. Beach ⛱....close. Will recommend to place to a staff. Breakfast was really good. Will be using hotel for all business .
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Sep 25, 2020 Adri v Somerset West, South Africa

My wife and I stayed for two nights in the hotel. Again, the service was outstanding and friendly. Our room was spacious and beautiful with a sea view. A long story short, the hotel is a good option if you stay over in Cape Town.
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Sep 16, 2020 theojinke

Due to covid-19 they could not offer what they useally offer. There was no breakfast buffet and yoiu had to order your breakfast in advance. On the other hand, the staff worked very hard to make everybody feel satisfied. Compliments to the staff!!!
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Sep 3, 2020 NAN11032

Very good value for money in a great location with lovely views and amenities. Staff are very pleasant and efficient. Rooms are clean and spacious and location is fantastic. Enjoyed breakfast - room service - very well presented, tasty and on time. Wifi worked well.
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Sep 3, 2020 Connector30511466830

The room was comfortable to stay in with our 4 month old baby. The room was clean. As a nurse I was impressed with how all staff adhered with safety protocols. I'll definitely recommend the hotel. Keep up the good work.