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

  • Excellent (853)
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Jul 16, 2019 poolcentre

Thank you so much Nadia Dreyer for arranging an awesome room with spectacular views- surprise night for my wife’s Birthday. We could see the whales from our room. Service was brilliant - we’ll be back
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Jul 16, 2019 mbooys620914

Service good. Rooms clean. Food of good quality. Very nice location. Customer needs is attended to quickly. Secure parking. 24 hour security. Friendly staff. Room service 24 hours. Clean linen every day.
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Jul 16, 2019 thandiwexaba Durban, South Africa

excellent treatment every member was very good to us ,treatment and services was perfect if i had to go on a vacation i would defenintly came again to this hotel and stay even more time because we only spend few days which was only 2 night
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Jul 15, 2019 mmomod454501

Presidential indeed, great value for money i encourage everyone to visit the President once in their life time, as for the staff of @OmoyeTV whenever work brings us to Cape Town "The President hotel is home" Siyabonga.
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Jul 15, 2019 AldoMCastro8 Chicago, Illinois

Great ambient specially for a very good price. Besides the hotel it's not close to Cape Town downtown, the transportation it's quite easy and the location zone it's secure for walking and with several restaurants and bars close.