€80.71 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 11 Jun 2015 Check-out 12 Jun 2015

Protea Hotel President

4 stars
View map of 4 Alexander Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8001

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
18 reviews
Nice and comfortable

Nice and comfortable. Lots of Brits. One of the two Grand old ladies of Cape Town. Make sure you... See full review

  • Nievka
  • 19 May 2015
Fabulous as always

Not glamorous, just Nice. Great location on the Sea Point waterfront. You can walk for hours along... See full review

  • Nievka
  • 19 May 2015
Cape Town escape with a palm-fringed swimming pool

The romantic Protea President Hotel is minutes from Cape Town's bustling CBD and an easy stroll to Clifton and Camps Bay beaches. After a buffet breakfast, guests head out for an action-packed day in the Mother City, or relax at the palm-studded pool. Lunch is served al fresco at the Terrace Restaurant, while the poolside cabana bar offers sundowners and sunset views across the Atlantic Ocean. Guests unwind with a massage or visit the fitness center before settling down to dinner at the Terrace or Island restaurants.

Highlights
  • Close to central Cape Town
  • Outdoor swimming pool and poolside bar
  • Suites feature fully-equipped kitchenettes
  • Traditional nightly dinner buffets feature carvery, stir-fry, grilled fish, and an ice cream station
  • Children under 13 get an activity pack filled with crayons, activity books and sweets, during the holiday season
Rooms

The Protea President Hotel offers 353 air-conditioned rooms and suites where generous picture windows offer views of the Atlantic Ocean or Lion's Head. The modern decor features luxurious white linens, wicker chairs and a sophisticated, neutral color scheme. The one and two bedroom suites have separate sitting rooms and fully equipped kitchenettes.

Features

Guests awake at the four-star Protea Hotel President on Platinum mile to magnificent views of the Atlantic Seaboard with its towering mountains and pristine beaches. After breakfast at the Islands Restaurant, guests suntan and swim at the glamorous pool overlooking the ocean. Protea Hotel President staff assists with tourist information and bookings. Outdoor and underground parking available (fees may apply).

Dining

Swoon over South Atlantic views and tropical cocktails at the poolside cabana bar or enjoy drinks indoors in the Senate Bar. The elegant and family-friendly Terrace Restaurant has a kiddies menu with items such as hotdogs and chicken. In addition to a buffet breakfast, the Islands Restaurant serves a la carte lunch and buffet-style dinner.

Recreation

Protea Hotel President offers a fitness center, massage facilities and a barber shop. The V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town International Conference Center are minutes away.

Transportation
  • Cape Town International Airport (15.2 mi/24.5 km)
  • Shuttle stop to Canal Walk (Outside the hotel)
Attractions
  • Clifton Beach (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
  • Cape Town International Conference Center (3.5 mi/5.7 km)
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (10.9 mi/17.5 km)
  • Stellenbosch (31.1 mi/50 km)
Business
  • Business center (fees may apply)
  • Conference and meeting space available for up to 500 guests
  • Wi-Fi Internet access available throughout the hotel (fees apply)

Protea Hotel President Rooms

Standard Mountain Facing
Room offers 1 double bed or 2 3/4 beds with a full ensuite bathroom. In-room features include: semi self catering kitchenette, Plasma TV with hotel bouquet of satellite channels, Tea &coffee facilities, Executive work desk, WIFI internet connectivity, Hair-dryer, Electronic safe
Standard Sea Facing
Room offers 1 double bed or 2 3/4 beds with a full ensuite bathroom. In-room features include: semi self catering kitchenette, Plasma TV with hotel bouquet of satellite channels, Tea &coffee facilities, Executive work desk, WIFI internet connectivity, Hair-dryer, Electronic safe
1 Bedroom Apartment Mountain Facing
Room offers bedroom consisting of either a king size bed or 2 3/4 beds. Separate lounge area, Semi self-catering kitchenette In room features include: TV with hotel bouquet of satellite channels, sleeper couch, tea & coffee facilities, Executive work desk, WIFI internet connectivity Hair-dryer, Electronic safe.
1 Bedroom Apartment Sea Facing
Room offers bedroom consisting of either a king size bed or 2 3/4 beds. Separate lounge area, Semi self-catering kitchenette In room features include: TV with hotel bouquet of satellite channels, sleeper couch, tea & coffee facilities, Executive work desk, WIFI internet connectivity Hair-dryer, Electronic safe.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

Protea Hotel President location and nearby area

Nearby points of interest

  • Camps Bay: 3 km
  • Green Point Stadium: 3.4 km
  • Long Street: 3.8 km
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 3.8 km
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 3.8 km
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 3.9 km
  • District Six Museum: 4.1 km
  • Castle of Good Hope: 4.4 km
  • Table Mountain: 4.4 km
  • Railway Service: 4.5 km
  • Cape Town railway station: 4.7 km
  • Table Bay: 8.1 km
  • University of Cape Town: 8.5 km
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 8.8 km
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 9.9 km
  • Camps Bay: 3 km
  • Green Point Stadium: 3.4 km
  • Long Street: 3.8 km
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 3.8 km
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 3.8 km
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 3.9 km
  • District Six Museum: 4.1 km
  • Castle of Good Hope: 4.4 km
  • Table Mountain: 4.4 km
  • Railway Service: 4.5 km
  • Cape Town railway station: 4.7 km
  • Table Bay: 8.1 km
  • University of Cape Town: 8.5 km
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 8.8 km
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 9.9 km
  • Robben Island: 13 km
  • Athlone Stadium: 13.6 km
  • Thunder City: 15.5 km
  • Chapman's Peak: 18.7 km
  • Noordhoek: 19.8 km
  • University of the Western Cape: 23.2 km
  • Bellville Velodrome: 23.7 km
  • Premier Classe Train: 24.1 km
  • Cape Winelands: 28.2 km
  • Simon's Town: 29 km
  • Boulders Beach: 31.5 km
  • Cape Peninsula: 32 km
  • Stellenbosch University: 44.4 km
  • Cape of Good Hope: 47.2 km
  • Clara Anna Fontein: 49.4 km
  • Cape Point: 49.9 km
  • Cape Agulhas: 180.3 km
  • Cango Caves: 360.2 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Conference-goers can expect a relaxed environment with no interruptions and can enjoy their tea and coffee breaks out on the pool deck overlooking Cape Town's famous Atlantic Ocean. With a dedicated Banqueting manager & STAFF tailor-made conferences are our area of expertise! We have conferencing packages to suite every taste and budget. Please contact out banqueting department for more information. Call +27 21 434 8111 or email: bq@presidenthotel.co.za Venues: The Protea Hotel President offers 3 conferencing venues seating up to 100 people per venue, depending on the seating style needed. Alternatively the 3 rooms can be opened into one big venue which is perfect for large conferences, gala dinners, cocktail functions or weddings.

Dining

The Islands Restaurant
The newly refurbished Islands Restaurant & Senate Bar has always been an iconic feature of this impressive hotel. The Islands Restaurant can seat up to 170 people, along with an additional 120 people on the Terrace. Serving a sumptuous buffet breakfast daily, including fresh pastries & fruit and the most extraordinary selection of hot foods, it really is a feast for all. Lunch and dinner are served from a delightful a la carte menu, with the most mouth watering seasonal buffets being run during the summer months for dinner- you would be hard pressed to find better value for money.
The Senate Bar
During summer enjoy a meal on the Terrace under a truly African Sky or unwind in the Senate Bar after a long day. Why not try our signature cocktail "Passionate at the President" which is the perfect mix of passion fruit, fresh lime and Wyborowa Vodka. It's sure to ignite a passionate affair between you and the most eminent Hotel along Cape Town's Platinum Mile.
Room Service
The hotel also offers 24 hour room service for those needing a midnight snack.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Ratings and reviews for Protea Hotel President

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Protea Hotel President

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nievka
Business
ATLANTA
19 May 2015

Nice and comfortable

Nice and comfortable. Lots of Brits. One of the two Grand old ladies of Cape Town. Make sure you get a refinished room or you can be disappointed.Service is unfortunately not what it used to be. However, still a few very nice, very sweet staff members.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Protea Hotel President

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nievka
Business
ATLANTA
19 May 2015

Fabulous as always

Not glamorous, just Nice. Great location on the Sea Point waterfront. You can walk for hours along the promenade on the beach. Stop at one of tens of little beaches. See the sun set over Africa from the promenade or while having a picnic or sunset drink on a blanket on the beach. Just lovely.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Protea Hotel President

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
WOLVES
Business
Stratford upon avon
13 May 2015

Holiday

Excellent hotel, large clean rooms, Good food! Nice pool!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Protea Hotel President

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nievka
Business
ATLANTA
13 May 2015

AHHHHH

This hotel is my home away from home. Unfortunately the service has gone downhill. You simply have to have patients in the restaurants and at reception. Especially the restaurants. Two or three of the servers and bellboys remember me and even greet and welcome me back immediately upon first sight. So very sweet and warm. Oh Miss .....we have missed you, welcome back, so very nice to have you. Ahh, THAt is the way an hotel should be.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Protea Hotel President

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sharehim
Business
Michigan
22 Aug 2013

Very Good

It was a good experience however we had some problem at our arrival, they did not find our reservation and we had to wait a long time. We paid extra for an ocean view and the room did not have a really ocean view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Protea Hotel President

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ZATraveler
Business
Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Apr 2013

Great location and service

Stayed here for one night and will definitely come back, had a few issues in the room but they were fixed so quickly that they did not affect our stay. The breakfast was amazing!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Protea Hotel President

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
I. Jacks
Business
Istanbul
9 Feb 2013

Walk to the beach.

Loved the hotel. Booked a 1 bedroom apt. and had wonderful view of Table Mountain. The breakfast was great and location to shopping, the waterfront and other hot spots in CT were great. Really safe and a range of options when it comes to transport. You can take local transport to city center for less than 1USD both ways, a taxi for about o10USD one way or the On/Off bus. The only complaint is that the fitness center was a underwhelming with one stationery bike and an antiquated stair climber. Other than that, perfect stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Protea Hotel President

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
debsie
Business
Florida, USA
11 Mar 2012

i would give the ratings 5 star

my only complaint was the cost of phone calls. everything else was perfect

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

glen country club has incredible resturant with a view of the twelve aposiles

Review of Protea Hotel President

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
WOLVES
Business
Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
13 Dec 2011

Excellent Hotel!

A very good hotel with excellent customer service. The food was excellent with both food and drink modestly priced. Our room with a kitchenette and living room situated on the top floor was very nicely furnished and cleaned to a high standard. The staff couldn't do enough for us and we throughly enjoyed our stay there. We will definately stay at a Protea Hotel in the future!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Camps Bay beachfront has superb restaurants and views only a short ten min drive from the hotel

Review of Protea Hotel President

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JezH
Business
Solihull, UK
18 Nov 2011

Great all round hotel

Spent 9 nights at the hotel in November. Apart from being about an 80 rand taxi ride into town, this hotel is perfect for relaxing out of the main city centre. Bar on site (open till late), some shops close by, but not many restaurants - so you'll probably need to go into town (V&A) and mix it with eating in hotel. Pool/patio area is great. Rooms are comfortable but not European 4* level. Overall, I'd highly recommend this as a place to relax - out of city centre, close enough to get in for food, but great location to explore further down the coast too. If you want to be in the thick of the city though, this isn't for you!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

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