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Grand Daddy Hotel

38 Long Street | Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed on the top floor of the Grand Daddy Hotel in their Airstream Rooftop Trailers. What an experience! We loved it! The trailers are all different, mostly in decor. I believe their themes change periodically, so the names during our stay were Winelands, Rooftop Safari (with outdoor as well as indoor shower), Beach House, Hermanus, Gold... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grand Daddys has the unique claim to fame of having a number of Airstream caravans on it's roof. We stayed in the winter so chose to stay in the hotel. Friendly staff, offer a hotel pic up, warm welcoming rooms. It's on a main strip so if you want 100% peace it may not be suitable. Good value for money.... More 

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

Dear Jane A Thanks so much for the positive feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you found the staff friendly and welcoming. I hope that you do come back and try out our Airstream Trailers. Waking up in one of them on the rooftop of a building in Cape Town CBD is quiet a experience.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to stay here after we had just spent a few magical days at Jaci's tree lodge, owned by the same people as the Grand Daddy, so our expectations were high...and we were NOT disappointed here! The place is eclectic and fun, with lots to explore right inside the hotel. We had the chance to spend one... More 

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

Dear gaertnerlm I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. The Rooftop is quiet magical and it is a special experience to sleep in an Airstream Trailer on a Rooftop in the centre of Cape Town. I am glad to hear that our service and staff met with your expectations and will definitely let the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A lovely break was had at the Grand Daddy while we were staying in Cape Town. Beautiful hotel, vibey and artsy while still maintaining all the required standards for accommodation and service. Awesome new Gin Bar at the hotel that deserves a visit, as well as the rooftop bar for a drink overlooking the buzzing city. Even though it is... More 

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

Dear JustinG407 Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay. I so glad you liked our new Gin Bar and that the weather was good so your could enjoy the Sky Bar on the Rooftop. Not sure if you stayed in the airstream trailers, but if you did not you must try them... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed here for two nights in the grand daddy suite. All the staff were friendly and really cared about the customer experience. A visit to the sky bar is a must! Would definitely come back here again and stay in one of the trailers for a totally unique experience. Loved it!

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

Dear Nicky J We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Grand Daddy. The Rooftop Trailer Park is quiet unique and the Sky Bar is such a beautiful setting. Thanks for the great feedback about our staff. We have been focussing on customer service and it is so wonderful to get such positive feedback. We hope to welcome... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have had a 40th Birthday Celebration on the roof and share many memorable moments at the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema. The restaurant boasts a wide selection of tasty top quality meals and the personal service is outstanding!

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

Dear Mcp19752014 Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed our rooftop area with the newly refurbished airstream trailers and our rooftop cinema, the Pink Flamingo. I will definitely pass on the compliments to the restaurant and I am so glad the service was so good. Kind Regards Nick Paul More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I slept over for one night in May. What a lovely hotel. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel is beautiful and so unique. The breakfast the following morning was very tasty. The rooms are wonderful.

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

Dear RS Pretoria Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. I will definitely pass on your compliments to our Chef regarding breakfast. I am so please that our staff lived up to your expectation as we pride our staff on being friendly and efficient. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We spent a great evening here with friends. The entire roof Air-stream caravan area was block booked. The Caravans are not all the same so try to get one of the larger ones furthest from the bar.We had "Karroo" which was cosy. the sound of the rain on the roof was perfect. The water pressure in the shower was not... More 

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

Dear Roger C I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and the party on the the Rooftop. It is a unique location our Airstream Trailer Park . We do have special water pumps to increase the pressure in the airstreams so I will get maintenance to check that out. It is quiet amazing to wakeup on the... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

Dear americagirl22 Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. I am glad that your liked our uniquely styled hotel. I will bring up these issues with our housekeeper as the devil is in the detail. I hope that you were able to go up to our rooftop and experience the Airstream Trailers and the Sky Bar. We... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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

Dear Heleenv19 I am so glad you enjoyed our Airstream Trailers. You must have stayed with us quiet a few months ago as last year we closed the rooftop in May and did a full refurbishment of all the trailers. We have changed the theme of the rooftop to 'Road-tripping in South Africa' and each trailer is themed as a... More 

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