President Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

78%
1.1 K reviews
Good business hotel. Close to Atlantic Ocean. Close to the beach with easily accessible parking.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Garage & Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Central Heating
    • Radio
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Kitchenette
    • Lounge
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Minibar
    • Bathtub
    • Microwave
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Fridge
    • Carpeting
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
  • Facility
    • Bicycle Cellar
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Hairdresser
    • Café
    • 24-hour check-in
    • Currency Exchange
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • TV Room
    • Elevators
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Shops
    • Medical Assistance
    • Newspaper stand
    • Restaurant(s) with high-chairs
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
  • Food
    • Special Diet
    • à la carte Lunch
    • Breakfast Served
    • Evening Buffet
    • à la carte Dinner
    • Breakfast Buffet
    • Set menu lunch
    • Set menu dinner
    Activities
    • Children's Pool
    • Lounge Chairs
    • Speed Boating
    • Aerobics
    • Entertainment Program
    • Diving
    • Jet Skiing
    • Windsurfing
    • Squash
    • Aqua aerobics
    • Cycling/Mountain Biking
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tennis
    • Pool bar
    • Billiards/Snooker
    • Minigolf
    • Sun terrace
    • Water Skiing
    • Number of Pools
    • Bowling
    • Catamaran
    • Massage
    • Canoe
    • Surfing
    • Sailing
    • Horse Riding
    • Beach Umbrellas
    • Beach Volleyball
    • Golf
    • Basketball
4 Alexander Road Bantry Bay Cape Town 8001

Location

This attractive city hotel is located in the centre of Cape Town, at the foot of the Lions Head. Bantry Bay promenade and the beach are only a few metres away from the hotel. In the hotel's surrounding area guests will find the Botanical Garden, the Parliament buildings, the National Art Gallery and the Planetarium. Links to the public transport lie within walking distance, situated about 100 m away, while restaurants and bars lie around 1 km from the hotel. The nearest nightclubs and shops are approximately 5 km from the hotel. The cable car to Table Mountain is around a 15-minute drive and Cape Town International Airport is roughly 25 minutes drive away.

Facilities

This hotel was built in 1997. The air-conditioned establishment comprises a total of 349 rooms. At the accommodation, travellers are welcomed at the reception area with 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-in/check-out service. Most of the storeys can be reached by lift. Amenities include a safe and a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access is available to guests in the public areas. Among the culinary options available at the hotel are a restaurant, a café and a bar. Travellers can buy souvenirs at the gift shop. There is also a garden. Additional facilities at the establishment include a newspaper stand. Guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the garage or in the car park. Bicycles can be left in the bicycle storage area. Available services and facilities include a babysitting service, a childcare service, medical assistance, room service, a laundry service and a hairdresser.

Rooms

Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning, central heating and a bathroom. Many rooms feature a sea view, which further enhances the ambience. Further bookable amenities include separate bedrooms. A safe and a minibar are also available. A kitchenette equipped with a fridge and a tea/coffee station is also provided as standard. Other features include internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and WiFi. The bathroom offers convenient facilities including a shower. A hairdryer is also available. The accommodation offers non-smoking rooms.

Sports/Entertainment

The hotel features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. A terrace, a sun terrace, sun loungers and parasols are available. The poolside bar serves a selection of refreshing drinks. Variety is provided by the wide range of sporting activities offered at the establishment, for example biking/mountain biking, tennis, beach volleyball, basketball, crazy golf, golf and horse riding. With water skiing, windsurfing, jet skiing, motor boat rides, canoeing, sailing, catamaraning, diving, water aerobics and aquafit, fans of water sports will have plenty to choose from. Travellers can take advantage of a wide range of indoor sports at the accommodation, including a gym, billiards, bowling, squash and aerobics. A wellness area with a beauty salon and massage treatments is available at the hotel. Activity coordinators at the establishment organise an entertainment programme for adults and children.

Meals

The accommodation offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Staff are also happy to provide special dietary cuisine.

Payment

The following credit cards are accepted at the hotel: American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard.

Ratings

  • Breakfast
    89%
    "Tasty breakfast"

    Exelent breakfast. Excellent breakfast buffet. Excellent breakfast spread.

    "Great and affordable breakfast."

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  • Location
    88%
    "Great location"

    Superb location. Close to beach. Convenient parking on site.

    "Good location, close to public transport." "Great nearby restaurants, bars, and shopping right by beach." "Decent, but pricey, parking."

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  • Service
    62%
    "Service is adequate"

    Excellent staff attitude. Very friendly staff. Great travel desk.

    "Guests complain about the professionalism of the staff and management." "Service is generally friendly, although bar service is poor." "Reception is poor, as is the restaurant service." "Room service could have been improved." "Booking process should be better organized." "Good tour guide."

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  • Comfort
    57%
    "Comfortable"

    Peaceful holiday. Dirty sheets. Air conditioner disturbing.

    "Large rooms with average comfort and standard beds." "Small bathrooms, noisy rooms, and deficient A/C."

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  • Room
    51%
    "Room is all right"

    Fantastic Universal. There was no hot water. Toilet wasn't working.

    "Poorly maintained and old, but decent, rooms, and so-so beds." "Large rooms with great views and nice kitchenettes." "Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms." "Rooms with some cleanliness issues, and low rated TVs, A/C, and furnishing." "Shower can be a problem."

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  • Value for money
    49%
    "Value for money could be better"

    Huge cost. Expensive hotel. Expensive breakfast.

    "Value for money could be better." "Fair breakfast prices." "Free internet."

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  • Vibe
    48%
    "Vibe is not too good"

    Couch is old. Bad vibe.

    "Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low." "Hotel could use some updating." "Hotel is relatively stylish." "Entrance area is not particularly attractive." "Good for business people." "Awesome for families." "Suitable for solo travelers."

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  • WiFi
    45%
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    No internet in my room. No Wi-Fi in the lobby. Limited wifi package.

    "Wifi quality could be improved." "Free internet."

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  • Cleanliness
    42%
    "Could use a good cleaning"

    Dirty sheets. Dirty carpets. Filthy corridors.

    "Problems with cleanliness in rooms, bathrooms, and pool area." "Hotel facilities could use a good clean."

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  • Wellness Area
    35%
    "Wellness & sports facilities could be improved"

    Gym is small. Worst massage. No sauna.

    "Poorly reviewed fitness area."

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  • Amenities
    30%
    "Amenities are not the best"

    Filthy corridors. Wrong side of the hotel. Poor gardens.

    "Older facilities and unpleasant entrance area." "Architecture not so nice."

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