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Grand Daddy Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   38 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
EugenieNini Maun, Botswana
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    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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Maun, Botswana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the "bloomin daisies" rooftop trailer as we needed a fun, flirty overnight in the city. The trailers have just been renovated, the are comfy and clean, and a bit quirky. I would check the events schedule, for what is scheduled at the rooftop bar & cinema, as it is all very close together, and any shows/ events... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eugenie Nini So glad you enjoyed the trailers. We have recently refurbished and they take "glamping" to new heights We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel Kind Regards Nick More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed nearly 2 weeks here in October 2014............wonderful staff nothing too much bother great rooms ....The only down side I felt was the restuarant never changed its menu at all..not even specials in the Evening and the room Service closed same time as restaurant 10.30pm so if you had been out and wished a late night bite upon return there... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear poohbrnz Thanks for your feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. I will chat to Ursula our F&B manager regarding your comments on the menu. We do have quiet an extensive menu however if you were staying for an extensive period like you did I can imagine that it could get a little monotonous. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you to Ursula and the staff at the Grand Daddy hotel. Elegant old world hotel with quirky stainless 1950's trailers on the roof - each with its own theme. Roof top bar, free outdoor movie nights with complementary popcorn and lollipops. Happened to meet the owner Jan who was in town. Great guy with lots of helpful information about... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nora P I am so glad that you enjoyed you time with us. Yes the trailers are quiet special and with the refurbishment done this year they are elegant. The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema is quiet a unique experience and a lovely way to start the week. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel Kind Regards... More 

Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was our first stop in Cape Town and I was SO excited to check out the trailers at the Grand Daddy. We chose the Gold Rush trailer after it had been renovated. The trailers were one of those experiences that seems cooler than it actually is. I would give this 2.5 stars really. The decor was average--I was definitely... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dayroth Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback from your stay at the hotel. I am sorry that our trailers did not live up to your expectation. We did a complete refurbishment of the airstream trailers this year. We decided to change the theme to a local concept of ‘a South African Road Trip’ ;... More 

San Francisco, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

There are a lot of things about this hotel that could have bothered me. The long agreement the hotel's attorneys concocted for guests to sign at check in. The fact that the historic elevator was out of order for renovation. The fact that the rooftop trailer park was being renovated. Or that the car park was a block and a... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 415traveller Thank you for you review of the Hotel. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself ! Sorry that the hotel rooftop and our historic lift were not open during your stay; however we were refurbishing them. We have completely guttered the trailers on the rooftop and redesigned the bar area. I hope that next time... More 

Eshowe, Zululand
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I stayed one night in September whilst attending a 4 day conference at the convention centre (CTICC). I stayed here, in central Cape Town, in order to socialise with friends for 1 night. I can't really criticise it at all. It is very tastefully & comfortably decorated, I stayed on the 2nd floor facing away from the main road (quieter),... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Grand Daddy Hotel, and look forward to welcoming you back. Next time you must make you way up to the Sky Bar on the roof and have a look around our newly renovated rooftop Kind Regards Nick Paul More 

New York City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

While the front desk staff were aloof, our room #307 was well decorated and quite charming. The classic elevator, glamorous stair case, and the bar on the rooftop with the airstream trailers made this hotel unique. The wifi worked fine while we were there and we enjoyed the breakfast from the restaurant on the ground floor. The location is great,... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mindyesque I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. The concept with the trailers on the roof is totally unique and and makes the hotel have a certain edge to it. I am sorry to hear that you found the Front Desk Staff aloof as we usually get such good reviews regarding them.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Hotel was very disappointing! Firstly there is no parking at this hotel and you need to park 2 blocks away in a parkade, costs approx R70 a day. On our first evening out walking towards the parkade an individual attempted to mug us and get into an altercation with my husband. I ran to call the parkade security. Once... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Saar12 Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback regarding your stay at the hotel. I was sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us. We closed the rooftop from June to August this year while we refurbished the trailers. I am not too sure when you stayed with us as if the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Grand Daddy is a good choice to stay, primarily for its great central location. The hotel is old with a touch of glamour. Service is exceptional. The breakfasts are served in a cafe/bistro "next door". Coffee is good. Parking is limited but available.

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alta Thanks for your feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed you stay with us. We have also sound proofed our rooms on the second floor on the road with double windows that limits the noise. Next time you visit, you should try our Airstream Trailers that have recently been refurbished Kind Regards Nick Paul General Manager More 

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Address: 38 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Daddy Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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#55 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#57 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central

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