My Stay at the President Hotel

Located in the wind free Bantry bay, adjacent to Sea Point, the President Hotel is at the perfect spot where the views are glorious and perfect for a getaway holiday. Chef Craig Parteson is doing a wonderful job with the food.

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The large windows from the 5th floor allow for guests to see the abundance of the scene if the room is situated by the sea side which gives a wonderful tranquil sight of the Atlantic Ocean, palm trees and the large, clear and blue swimming pool that guests can enjoy even at night. This hotel is by no means remote, it’s very close to most restaurants and for those looking to nestle in, it caters for the peckish in their in- house restaurant or room service.

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When visiting in winter, the winter warmers special is appetising from a start of hearty soup du jour served with warm crusty ciabatta to delicious mains such as the sumptuous seafood ragout with fragrant basmati rice, braised shoulder of lamb and Thai green chicken curry. The steaks are worth to try also.

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The room service is available in three options, the Terrace menu (12pm until 11pm), the dinner menu (6pm until 11pm) and the night owl menu (11pm until 6am). During summer wonderful salads, steaks and sushi can be enjoyed.

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The breakfast buffet has a great selection of cereals, hot and cold options. My favourite being the pastries, beautifully displayed and kept warm giving that crisp outer layer with every bite and a soft buttery centre with an abundance of flavour. 

It’s about 25km from the Cape Town International airport and very close to Cape Town attractions such as Table Mountain, Camps Bay beach, CTICC, the V&A Waterfront which is perfect for plenty entertainment options.

The rooms, currently being refurbished are more convenient with a kitchenette. This gives total convenience to guests even business associates that would need to sample products. The one and two bedroom apartments are child friendly and have cots available when requested. A lovely touch is welcoming some guests with a bottle of wine and a cheese platter. Not only does the Hotel cater for stay in guests, there are various facilities for business meetings, conferences and celebrations including weddings.

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The in-house Spa is wonderful to visit for relaxation and the therapists do offer a service of taking the spa experience to the guests rooms. The President hotel takes pride in what they do and if you experience an unsatisfying service, they call you after your stay to get the feedback. I am definitely looking forward to see the rooms once they are done as this would complete the wonderful experience we had at the President hotel.