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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 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We stayed in the Afrofunk trailer on the roof... so much fun!! The menu was delicious, we ordered room service almost 3 times a day and when we got thirsty, we just had to step outside and visit the cosy roof top bar. Fabulous experience! Highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

We just returned (28 of us in our TBE group) from a nearly 3-week trip through South Africa, and our stay at the Grand Daddy Hotel in Cape Town was certainly memorable! We wanted to start the trip out with a bang - something fun and quirky. Overnighting in an American-designed and manufactured Airstream, shipped across the Atlantic ocean and... More 

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

At the Grand Daddy they make you feel at home straight away. The staff is very friendly and helpful if you have any questions or desires and with Shane we met the daddy we never had! We stayed in a nice and clean regular room but next time we would move up to a stream liner. We very much enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

A girlfriend and I booked 2 trailers for the first night we were supposed to be visiting, and a regular room for two more nights to celebrate the Fourth of July on our trip to Cape Town. A flight delay kept my friend from getting there the first night and it was too late to cancel without being charged. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

I was taken here for our anniversary, not knowing were i was going, i was very impressed at my partners creativity when we got to our room... On the roof, in a 1950's stream liner! It was so much fun and these caravans have been supurbly renovated. Each with its own theme we stayed in Afrofunkd. After taking a walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for three nights on our vacation to Cape Town. We were very impressed with this hotel from the minute we arrived. We had arranged for an airport transfer through the hotel and were very happy with this service. We were picked up in a brand new Lexus - it was great. We spent our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We spent a wonderful weekend at this very funky hotel.The staff are very friendly and helpful.We loved the very central location of this hotel.The roomsare very tastefully decorated and we loved the large comfortable pillows.It has a TRAILER park on the rooftop which is quite unique.Didnt get a chance to see the rooms up there as they were occupied, but... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Very different hotel, loved the decor, roof bar and hotel bar fabulous, food good, service very good! Only issue is parking, having to wait on Long street for valet to take car blocks traffic! Rooms lovely. Will be back!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

While the public areas are nice, the rooms are small but adequate though certainly not in keeping with the grandiose descriptions on the website (It'scertainly not plush, luxurious or legendary). Service was initially good at reception, but deteriorated exponentially from there, with surly bar staff, uncooperative housekeeping and a don't care, laissez faire attitude prevailing in most cases. Our request... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011

We stayed in Cape Town for a week this year and after spending a few days at the Daddy Long Legs apartment decided to check out their other hotel - Grand Daddy. The staff were great and gave us a tour of the hotel before we decided to book a trailer on the rooftop! We had the Dorothy trailer perched... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Daddy Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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Grand Daddy Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
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#55 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central

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