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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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    4.5 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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San Francisco, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Eshowe, Zululand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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New York City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Booked a night in an Airstream trailer back in April for our first night in Cape Town in Sept. This was on the recommendation of a friend who stayed in March and also after seeing the photos of last season's trailers which were awesome, locally designed and completely OTT. When I booked I tried to specify the trailer but it... More

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

Dear Diane F Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback regarding your stay in the Airstream Trailers. I was sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us. When we started the refurbishment, we decided to change the theme to a local concept of ‘a South African Road Trip’ ; highlighting the unique destinations... More

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I write this review from a room at the Grand Daddy. I have plenty of time to do so, since I can't sleep, because the hotel has rented out their restaurant to some kind of function with a DJ. The music is so loud I can feel the towel bars vibrating in the bathroom. Did they inform the affected guests... More

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

Dear Jon S Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay at the Grand Daddy Hotel Please accept our apologies for the shortcomings you experienced during your evening and be assured that the hotel is committed to providing our guests with the highest quality service. I was alarmed to hear that you were not informed... More

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Myself and my partner stayed at the Grand Daddy Hotel in Cape Town for my birthday last month. It was an absolute pleasure. The room was very modern and clean with an amazing comfy bed! I really have no complaints and would go back in a heartbeat. The location is perfect for those wanting to be in the hustle and... More

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

Dear bee_bonarius So glad that you had a great stay with us. The hotel is centrally located and we recently double glazed the windows that stops all the street noise. I was glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast. We have been concentrating on the restaurant and it is great to see it is working Kind Regards Nick Paul... More

Roodepoort, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We flew down from Jhb to see the trailer park on the roof. Actually closed for renovations, but was not mentioned anywhere on the website. Situated in a very "clubby" area: definitely not the place to stay for older travellers! Room cleaning service was seriously falling short of expectations

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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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