President Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

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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.


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

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

350 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very, very nice hotel

Jul 5, 2022 xazzo Soborg, Denmark

Great hotel with a super location close to the coast. Great big rooms, good service, nice pool area and restaurant. Friendly staff. Roomservice misunderstood my orders now and then, but apart from that a really warm recommendation.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfortable, nice atmosphere

Jul 5, 2022 LishOtto Strand, South Africa

Comfortable hotel with nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Breakfast , food and coffee can be improved. Would think its more a 3 star hotel than 4 star. Although the facilities and cleanliness were good.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic views and great hospitality

Jun 27, 2022 allynemo1 Salmiya, Kuwait

A great hotel with awesome hospitality. The staff are always willing to assist and have smiling faces. The hotel is close to queen's beach and just a walk away. The room view was spectacular and I will definitely visit again!
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Jun 26, 2022 devfinesse

was a good experience.Have booked here previously.Have recomended this hotel to my business associates. The food all round as of a great standard.Staff have always been friendly.Fantastic conference and meeting facilities.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome stay.

Jun 20, 2022 roushaansamodien

It was an excellent stay and service from staff. Ambience of the hotel was amazing. Food was great. Kid friendly with a decent play area for the kids and very relaxing. Will come back. The stay was too short!