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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   38 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa (City Bowl)
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Ranked #74 of 104 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Nairobi, Kenya
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Stayed at the Grand Daddy for a quick 1 night stay in the Mother City. The room was very clean and chic. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Highlight was sundowners at the rooftop trailer park. Breakfast was simple and delicious. The location is brilliant and you can walk comfortably around town. The hotel is literally a 5 min walk... More 

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

Dear Madame Trey Thank you for you feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The Rooftop was recently refurbished and I am so glad you liked what we did. Hope you are able to visit us soon Kind Regards Nick Paul More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stayed two nights during peak season in January. I found the Grand Daddy to be a fun and charming hotel. My single room was clean, modern and as advertised. The breakfast restaurant streetside is wonderful...The rooftop deck and bar is unique....Would love to be there for movie night.... Great location. Very helpful and friendly staff.

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

Dear Chowsea We are so glad you enjoyed your stay the Grand Daddy. The Rooftop is a unique location with the Airstreams. I am sorry that you were not able to join us for a Movie Evening, however it gives you an excuse to visit us again. Kind Regards Nick Paul More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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21 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stayed in this trailer with our 4 year old daughter, just enough space for 3 of us. Beautifully re-decorated Winelands trailer is a great experience. No noise heard from outside (and it was Friday night). Hotel staff was friendly, breakfast a bit slow, area not great for an evening walk but the trailer accomodation should not be missed.

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

Dear Jarmi I am so glad you enjoyed the experience in the Winelands Trailer. We did recently refurbish the rooftop and re-themed all the airstream trailers. The experience is quiet unique and I can imagine that your daughter must have loved it. With breakfast at this time of year the restaurant can get a bit backed up as all the... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

You have to do it! It is as simple as that. The trailers on the roof is a great place to stay and explore the city from. The trailers are truly luxurious on the inside even though the bathroom is small and a sort of all in one it does not detract from the experience in any way. The roof... More 

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

Dear Bellex Thank you so much for your review of the trailers. I am so glad you enjoyed our airstream trailers. We did a complete refurb this winter so they are all brand new and have new themes. I hope that we can welcome you back to the hotel in the future Kind Regards Nick Paul General Manager More 

Maun, Botswana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 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 

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