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Grand Daddy Hotel

38 Long Street | Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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Ranked #73 of 105 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is very centrally located on Long Street which is very convenient if you want to go out for drinks or dinner at night and don't want to hail a cab for everything. Rooms are very comfortable and the bed slept well. But I must say the rooms need some attention. There were some stains in my bath tub... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our lets-be-tourists-in-cape-town weekend we decided to try out the airstream thing for two nights. They have a couple of airstream trailers on the roof, each with a different theme. Ours was everything polkadot, named Dorothy - even the red slippers was on display!!! Lucky for us, we aren't very tall individuals so we fit in easily -... More 

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Johannesburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Following my previous review I returned, at the invitation of the hotel management, to a much more satisfactory stay. The previous infrastructure problems were largely resolved and the suite was well appointed and comfortable. Unfortunately they continue to have a very restricted tv channel selection and most irritatingly continue the policy of charging extra at breakfast for a cappuccino. Unnecessary... More 

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Bellville, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I recently stayed at The Grand Daddy Hotel on a business trip. Like the quirky decor and hipster feel. The rooms are comfortable and plush for a 4 star. Just a shame so many of the staff just don't seem to want to be there! I got the impression that everything was such a chore. I came back to the... More 

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Coromandel
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Those looking to enjoy the night life in Cape Town will sure enjoy this hotel. Ideally situated on Long Street where excellent restaurants and night clubs are found. The room is very cosy and clean and the hotel staff is very receptive. Small balcony outside the room facing the street where one can have a smoke and enjoy the activities... More 

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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vimal G Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. I must agree that the street life in Long Street is quiet interesting and one can get caught up people watching. I am so please that our staff lived up to your expectation and we pride our staff on being... More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

First of all, I'll start by saying that the location is great, for business and pleasure. I wanted somewhere close to the convention centre for work but also central for my own personal time in Cape Town. This hotel is ten minutes walk from the centre, and literally one block away from where the sightseeing bus starts. But that's where... More 

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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kirstie Thank you for your comments and review of the hotel. I am sorry that you did not enjoy yourself at the hotel. On a Friday we do have our Salsa Evenings in the Daddy Cool Bar. Due to the music we have installed soundproofing, in the Bar and to the rooms located on the second floor. We have... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Cape Town is anything you want it to be – the tavern of the seas, the Mother City, the Cape of Good Hope, the Cape of Storms, the Cape of escape or, as Sir Francis Drake found it, “the fairest cape we saw in all the circumference of the world.” First-time visitors who do not know the place well are... More 

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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear eardstapper Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Grand Daddy. The Rooftop Trailer Park is quiet a sight. We closed it last month for 3 months while we did a total refurbishment of the trailers and the rooftop. This is made such a difference to the park and I... More 

Hong Kong
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Location is very central, on the busy Long Street and with Woolworths and Pick'n Pay supermarkets within 5 minutes walking distance. Dozens of bars and restaurants along the Long Street so you can try them without worrying about transportation or walking back to hotel afterwards. The room was ok but nothing special. Bathroom was not comparable to the very nice... More 

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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CommercialG Thank you for your feedback on the hotel. I am sorry about the mishap at the desk when you were enquiring about the hotel. The receptionist should have never swapped between you and the other guests without checking with you first. I have spoken to the desk about it . I am so glad that you enjoyed our... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I don't know anything about the hotel, but I booked a movie on their rooftop cinema for Valentine's day a few days ago. It was absolutely awful. For R300 we got: hard tiny plastic chairs spaced closely together and all on the same level such that I could see almost nothing because the person in front of me's head (a... More 

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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NicoleSKye Thank you for your feedback regarding your evening in our Pink Flamingo. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our Rooftop Cinema. We recently refurbished the rooftop and have had good feedback. I alarmed that you found our chairs uncomfortable as we put new ones in in October and this is the first complaint about... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

If you want something very unique, this is the place. Sky bar on the roof is awesome. Or make a booking to watch an open air movie. It really is a different experience here, good vibe. Would like to try the restaurant, the menu seems extensive.

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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Miss A 1972 Thanks for the great feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed the Sky Bat and the Rooftop Cinema. You must come are try the L'Apero Restaurant Looking forward to welcoming you back More 

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