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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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Ranked #68 of 120 hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Pretoria, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grand Daddy looks very sleek and cool, but at least the room I had was just average. Not bad (apart from the window view, which is depressing), but absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. Paired with the really quite high price and the everything but lavish breakfast where the request for Earl Grey tea was met with a "yes, that's... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review you posted on Trip Advisor. We appreciate that value for money is very important. Our rates are very much in line with what other hotels are charging in the area and we have included a lot of little extras in our rate for example complimentary unlimited wireless Internet and bottled water. Due to... More

New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Decent 3 star property. We just slept here, didn't get to spend more then 5 hours. The rooms were decent, small in size though. Staff was friendly. The lift cannot carry more then 4 persons, so half our group walked through stairs. They had packed us breakfast as we were leaving early for the airport, and it was nice.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay on Trip Advisor. We are so glad you enjoyed your brief time with us but next time you must be sure to spend longer than a few hours! Kind Regards Bryony More

Corfu, Greece
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic place to start a trio in Cape Town, stayed in the Afro funk trailer for 3 nights, the main room and bed was very comfortable. Bathroom small and tired but the view of table mountain from the bed made up for that. The restaurant is excellent especially the mussels in cream and garlic. The restaurant manager is great fun... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay on Trip Advisor. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in our Airstream Trailer Park and your meal in L'Apero Restaurant! We are constantly trying to think of a way of including a pool in the limited space we have on the rooftop but in the meantime... More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I went to Cape Town for a business trip to stay for 2 days, and Grand Daddy made my trip very pleasant! With a great location and nice ambiance, I felt very welcome to the city. And the breakfast was delicious to!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your positive review. We really appreciate the feedback and are delighted you were made to feel so welcome in our beautiful city! We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind regards Bryony More

Strand, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I had wanted to stay at the Grand Daddy Hotel for years because judging from their website, the rooftop trailer park looked so good and I loved the idea of the different themes. My dear husband surprised me on Valentine's Day with a night at the hotel. I was so excited and surprised when we arrived, as this isn't not... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor about your stay in one of our Airstream Trailers. I am very glad we were able to communicate via email and rectify the situation to your satisfaction. I do also want to thank you again for your positive comments about the staff and also the cooked breakfast. That feedback in... More

Hermanus, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Stayed at the Grand Daddy over the weekend of the 1st Feb. It was an awesome weekend spent and definitely a good spoil for my Mom, who had just celebrated her 49th Birthday. The staff was friendly and the check-in process was speedy. We enjoyed the central location, as everywhere we wanted to go was within walking distance. Rooms are... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review regarding your stay and the recommendation. We are delighted you and your mom had such a great stay especially on such a special occasion! We hope to see you both again in the near future. Kind regards Bryony More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
27 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The Grand daddy is an institution in Cape Town. The rooms are fine nad the service is good. The best kept secret of this establishment is the trailer park. This is a cool and fun place to stay in. It gives you a totally different view of the city. The hotel is right in the middle of long street making... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed in one of the rooms in the hotel and although our room was very comfortable, in general the hotel seems to need a coat of paint and a general upgrade. It was just looking a bit shabby for such an iconic place. The service we had in the restaurant was excellent - it seems a pity not to... More

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Libreville, Gabon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The sheer quirkiness of the venu is a great, we stayed in an Airstream caravan which was fun, but there was a down side. People can access the roof where the caravans are sited and we had one group actually open the door to our caravan to look inside! I did ask him where they were staying so that I... More

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I'd been excited to stay in the Airsteams on the roof of the Grand Daddy Hotel since years ago when I stayed at Daddy Long Legs (art boutique sister hotel on Long street.) However, immediately upon arrival we were shown the John and Yoko airsteam which was so small that the bathroom was outside next to the bar. We were... More

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Also Known As:
Grand Daddy Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
Address: 38 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#57 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Daddy Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Daddy is a luxury four-star city hotel with an effervescent, creative soul. Generous, warm and welcoming; The Grand Daddy’s passion is for people. The Grand Daddy’s big talking point is its ‘penthouse’ trailer park, where a collection of vintage Airstream caravans nestle beneath the backdrop of Table Mountain. Each of the 7 two-sleeper trailer suites have been conceptualized and designed by local artists and makes for an accommodation destination like no other. ... more   less 
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