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Grand Daddy Hotel

38 Long Street | Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This was our first hotel on our Western Cape holiday and the location would be hard to beat - you can easily walk to the city centre daytime sights from here, and it's very close to the main office of the sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus. We had 2 nights in a large 3rd floor room, and then 2 nights in... More 

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Thank JHUK2014
Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JHUK2014 I a so glad you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. The Airstreams are quiet a site. We redid them last year with new themes and added wetrooms to them. It is quiet hard to beat the rooftop bar and being surrounded by all our Airstreams. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our new eatery, Thirty... More 

Krugersdorp
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A bunch of us booked the caravans on the Hotel’s rooftop for a “Trailer Trash” weekend. We even dressed and acted “trashy”...but be assured, there is nothing trashy about this venue. It’s all about stylish quirkiness with great service and good food. We loved every minute of our weekend, and the staff indulged our theme with great enthusiasm. The old... More 

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

Dear Zelda B Thank you for the great review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in our Airstream Trailers. It is special coming out onto a rooftop in the CBD and being surrounded by the vintage airstream trailers. It almost feels that you are in a dream! I do hope that do come and stay with... More 

Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited the rooftop bar tonight & we were extremely disappointed. Waited for about half an hour to get drinks, even though it wasn't busy, and had to ask for the food menu 3 times. Eventually ordered food, waited 45 mins only to be told the order had been lost & the kitchen was now closed. Worst service in my 6... More 

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

Dear Brad T Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I know last night the restaurant had a lot of tables arriving at the same time causing some delay in the production of the food, but having to wait this long is not acceptable. Please could you contact our Food and Beverage Manager, Ursula on fb@granddaddy.co.za so we can... More 

Maputo, Mozambique
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Book Grand Daddy but book the caravans on the roof-top terrace, you'll be in for a lovely night in a quirky space and for a fantastic breakfast the next day. If you are lucky, you'll be in for a movie under the stars on Monday or a concert! But do not fear! All activities cease at 2100 sharp so you... More 

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

Dear FuenP I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Airstream Trailer. We redid them and the end of last year and create new themes for them. I do hope you were here on a Monday night so you could have joined us in the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema, but if not you must come when next you... More 

Madrid, Spain
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149 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Very nice building in the middle of Long Street. The street that never sleeps. Opposite Mid Long bus stop and 1 block away from the City Tourist Bus. Great service, rooms, design. Very quiet rooms despite being in the heart of the city. Fabulous breakfast.

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Thank VictorC1
Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear VictorC1 I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are well situated as we are in the lower end of Long Street so far enough away from the Clubs but still walking distance to get there, should you wish. We have also double glazed all our rooms on the street so that does... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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745 reviews
357 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,057 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We booked the rooftop Winelands airstream trailer for my wife's birthday and we had a blast. It is the most spacious trailer with ensuite shower and toilet. The others are smaller but all are themed with one with a beach theme and one a safari theme complete with outdoor safari shower and loo with a park notice to mind the... More 

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Thank poleinahole1
Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear poleinahole1 I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the birthday celebration went down well. It is such an enjoyable evening staying in the Airstream Trailer and watching our Monday movie in the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema. I am so glad that our service met your expectations as we have been concentrating on this in our training.... More 

Struisbaai, South Africa
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90 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

From the first greeting at the front door to the last wave goodbye, this grand old hotel ticks all the boxes. Beautifully decorated, excitement starts as you ride the ancient elevator to the top floor. We stayed in an Airstream trailer on the rooftop - perfect in every way. Well equipped, comfortable and fun, we found everything we wanted or... More 

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

Dear Dalene D Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed our rooftop and trailers. We refurbished them last year with new themes. The eatery, Thirty Ate, was redone in October so it is great to get such positive feedback about it and the service. We do concentrate on our guest service and I am... More 

New York City, New York
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The Grand Daddy Hotel is in a great location on Long Street, close to lots of restaurants, museums, and the V&A waterfront, as well as the tourist/tour stop. The rooms are modern and well-soundproofed. Wifi was not great but I believe you can pay for better wifi. The only complaint I have is that the bathroom was not well-cleaned after... More 

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

Dear cate0072015 Thanks for the great review for the Hotel. I am sorry you found our Wifi slow, we have upgraded it this year to Fibre and it runs at 10mbps which should be quite quick, but no where near Europe or America. All our Wifi is complimentary for hotel guests and there is no quicker speed up for payment.... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Having recently had our company year-end sleep over party at the Funky Grand Daddy Hotel in the heart of the breathtaking city of Cape Town, I can honestly say that it is an experience not to be missed. The elegant but artistic renovation of this Grand Old Hotel is truly something to behold. There are too many points of uniqueness... More 

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

Dear tantum_f I am so glad that your end of year function went off so well. The rooftop was refurbished at the end of last year and it is a unique and unexpected experience when you arrive on the rooftop and find a trailer park filled with vintage Airstream Trailers. Thanks for the great feedback about our staff and management... More 

HUNTSVILLE
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We spent seven nights at the Grand Daddy from Nov 1-8, 2015. Our room was large and comfortable, a deluxe double with king bed overlooking Castle and Long Streets. It was an oversize corner room (306). Noise was no problem. The service was wonderful, and the restaurant is quite good. The staff are very helpful. The hotel is about one... More 

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

Dear wardpaul I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Room 306 is quiet a wonderful room as it does get to look down Long Street and Castle Street. We recently have in stalled double glazing in the third floor rooms which cuts out all the street noise. I am so glad you found our staff so helpful... More 

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