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“Cool rooftop trailers, and bar” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #76 of 104 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Campinas, SP
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Cool rooftop trailers, and bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Really enjoyed the rooftop trailer accommodations and the rooftop bar. Super cool place! I didn't partially like the location, as it seemed a bit seedy after hours - a la Long Street in general.

Also, it seemed overpriced for what it was, by about 25-50%.

If you are looking for a cool place to stay in Cape Town, and hang out with a group of friends inside the building for great times, this is the place.

Service was very good, as well.

Room Tip: Rooftop air streams are cool!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this review about your stay at the Grand Daddy Hotel, we really appreciate all feedback. We are delighted you found the hotel a great place to hang out; this is what we ultimately want – our guests to have a great time without having to travel anywhere to do so!!
Long Street has undergone a lot of changes over the past few years and is fantastic to see the streets get cleaner and safer every day. We have a great relationship with the CCID who patrol the area and are very visual and always available to help. There is always work to be done but for a company who is based on Long Street we are delighted with the changes and I hope you will also notice them on your next visit.
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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 August 12, 2012

We stayed three nights in a suite with our to kids. The suite was very nice nd well decorated. The hotel is well located and the staff is always smiling. The breakfast is very good. We had a very pleasan time at the Grand Daddy hotel.
Veronique & Geoffroy
France

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Dear Veronique & Geoffroy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at the Grand Daddy Hotel. We really enjoyed having you and your family stay with us and hope to see you again when you next visit Cape Town!
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

The Grand Daddy is definitely unique, located in the heart of Long Street, and a great place to stay if you are looking for something different. We stayed in one of the suites which was very comfy and well furnished. The restaurant was good with excellent service and I can't say enough about the outstanding concierge service. Ask for Taleeb to take you for a tour of the Cape - we had an incredible time. If you can afford to take just your party it gives you all sorts of flexibility and is well worth it.

The hotel is an easy walk to the V&A wharf area which is an absolute must-see. It is also just around the corner from the Greenmarket and very close to all sorts of wonderful restaurants. Given the location it was no surprise that it was a bit noisy at night but it was only a real issue on Friday night when the partying didn't stop until well after 3AM.

I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Maybe stay away from the front although the rooms are lovely.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at the Grand Daddy Hotel. We were delighted to read that you found the service in L’Apero and from the concierge excellent and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We stayed here for two nights and it was a nice stay. Rooms were clean. The staff were very friendly. We asked them about good restaurants and they adviced us about two really good ones. It was valentine's day but despite of this they got us a booking at one of them and even called my cell phone to inform us that they did and what time the reservation was for. We had a good time here. The roof with caravans is also very cool.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SergioDreyer, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review and I am so glad to hear that our staff went that extra mile to ensure you enjoyed your Valentine's Day. We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town again in the future.
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Windhoek, Namibia
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I stayed a couple of nights both in the rooms and the trailer. The rooms are comfy and with all the amenities you'd require. The hotel nicely combines a funky feel for modern Cape Town with the charm of the city centre.

If you choose the trailers stay for one or at a push two nights. It is quite cramped and not ideal for longer stays. For one night though it is a great experience.

Breakfast is great and you can watch Cape Town wake up around you while enjoying a hot brew.

The area around the hotel is unfortunately no longer as safe as it used to be, especially after hours. If not for this, I would have given the hotel a notch higher on the ratings.

Room Tip: If travelling on business, do ask for one of the rooms at the back. You won't have any view but...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amanda V, Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in both our Airstream Trailers and regular rooms.
I do agree with you that 1 or 2 nights in a Trailer is perfect for the experience and then we also recommend moving to a normal room for that little extra space.

I am sorry to hear that you did not feel safe in the city center. We personally feel and have received very positive feedback from our guests that the CCID (Central City Improvement District) is doing a great job with making their presence felt in the Cape Town inner city and our immediate area and thus making it safer for locals and tourists alike.

Long Street, is a very popular street with many good restaurants, bars and pubs, so there is always life on the street, which is a vibrant part of Cape Town Urban culture. It would be a pity to miss out on this.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

From the lobby with the classic lift to the trailers on the roof, this is one unique experience. The location is great as a walk down the street gets you to the street market with lots of restaurants and cafes. The hotel itself has a restaurant that serves hot breakfast, lunch and dinner (closed on Sunday evening) and a bar on the roof top. The roof top has trailers which you can book and stay in! The roof also has a theatre that shows movies on Monday nights...with bean bags and popcorn! It is not to say that this is a hippy joint. I used the conference room for an official event my company hosted and the setting of the room with an attached balcony was very professional and comfortable. The room was comfortable and had good internet connectivity, good shower and storage space. Recommended whether you are on holiday or on business.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kissimmee, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Great Hotel..I stayed for 3 nights at this hotel, rooms are modern and nice, with room safes, the Flat screen Tv had lot of american shows and good british soccer live from the UK. and Top gear.
There was breakfast which is included, very nice its mixture of Cooked breakfast and contintail
breakast, tHe staf are very helful.. The hotel is Histroic hotel and has those old fashion elavators.
The room had was small to some pople for it was good. Can get noise at night if have room over the street as heart of Down town Cape town, lots shops, resturants,even Mc D and KFC if missing your usa food.
YOU MUST CHECK OUT THE ROOF TOP BAR its worth visit even if your not staying at the hotel....ITS PLASURE!, it has 2 bars in the hotel. AUSTIN POWERS WOULD LIKE IT HEAR!
THis Boutique Hotel, very trendey

Room Tip: If you dont like it to noise try inside rom away from the street..
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 38 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#59 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Daddy Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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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