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“Bad hotel, Friendly and willing staff”
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President Hotel
Ranked #20 of 25 Hotels in Bloemfontein
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The hotel needs a serious upgrade, everything in that building is very old and outdated. The buffet dinner had no appetizing variety. The carpet in my room had a bad smell as a result the room got so stuffy during the night and the aircon wouldn't work. The staff on the other hand is very kind, friendly and willing to provide the best they can. The receptionist was very efficient with the check process in and the waiters were on point.

Room Tip: Please do not rely on pictures, the place is old and outdated
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Website is completely deceiving. Located in a very bad area of town. Parking feels unsafe and the entrance from the parking is disgusting with an ancient lift.We used room service to get juice, this took almost an hour and they didn't have any bottled juice. The elevator closed on us. The restaurant menu is very limited so we tried the buffet dinner, which was awful. The roast was cold and tough and we had to cut it ourselves. The chicken was drenched in fat and the buffet was completely overprised for the poor quality you receive.They didn't have the winelist wines available. The shower water was cold. The bedding was brown and torn, it also didn't seem very clean. The carpets and curtains are really old and torn. The windows didn't close properly. There are no safes and we were scared of leaving our things in the room when we went for dinner. This hotel is neither worth the 4 stars nor the price you pay. They will definitely not see us again and neither will we recommend it to anyone.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is not a good hotel although the staff are very friendly and extremely willing. The food is unpleasant and the coffee disappointing. It takes hours for a cappuccino to arrive but that's due to the fact that there's only one machine that doesn't really work. I wish the staff all the best but this hotel is in some serious need of a revamp and there's no way that it can be a 4-star hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Albeit that the hotel is in the process of an upgrade this must be the least attractive hotel i stayed in for a very long time. The building works went on for a short while during the early evening. The staff was not very equipt to deal in terms of knowledge of product and service and one could be highly irritated if they were not so willing to try and solve the matter. The hotel did not not have your very basic soft drink in stock and it took a very long time to serve the food from the alcarte menu. The room was clean and comfortable with a view.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Don't be fooled by the rooms you see in the website. Definitely not the case. Arrived to something out of the 1950s. That part of the hotel should be closed. Service in restaurant was good. Viewed another room that was a major improvement but still not what is on the website.

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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled on business
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Additional Information about President Hotel

Address: 1 Union Avenue | Naval Hill, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Bloemfontein
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Ranked #20 of 25 Hotels in Bloemfontein
Price Range: €54 - €59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — President Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 145
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