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“In the Action” 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 #72 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“In the Action”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This hotel is right in the action of the very happening, cool long street. The rooms are lovely (we stayed in a luxury room) and the service was fantastic. Along long street there are lots of great bars, restaurants and boutique shops. The hotel really is in a great position, easy to get taxi's to the waterfront (approx 40 rand) and to table mountain (approx 80 rand). The only caution I would give is that it does get a little noisy over the weekend as it is the party street. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was a great way to finish our holiday in South Africa.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 great review about your stay at the Grand Daddy Hotel and we are so glad you ended your trip on such a high! Being in Long Street has a definite advantage of being very central and fortunately most of the clubs and bars are further up but you are right there is a definite buzz on weekends. On your next stay I highly recommend you request a room at the back of the hotel which are much quieter. We hope we will be able to welcome you back to Cape Town again sometime in the near future.
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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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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This hotel is perfect for a short stay in Cape Town. It's priced well with very clean, well-appointed rooms and extremely friendly, attentive staff. A trendy, but not-too-hipster, boutique hotel, Grand Daddy is my pick for this city!

Room Tip: Try to get a room that doesn't face Long Street, which is quite busy at night, in terms of night...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 wonderful review about your stay at the Grand Daddy Hotel. We love to hear that the staff were extremely friendly and attentive and we are delighted to be your pick for Cape Town!! We look forward to welcoming you back when you next find yourself in Cape Town.
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The place to be in Cape Town, with lots of fun
You'll find there
- A Venue,
- A colorful Bar,
- A extraordinary rooftop, with trailers, movie, bar
- A excellent Restaurant

In short :
Great food, drinks & atmosphere.
Rooms are decorated with taste and are comfy.
Something one must experience when in cape town!

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room at the reception ! :-)
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 very positive review about your stay at the Grand Daddy Hotel, we really appreciate all feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed L’Apero Restaurant and bars and that the rooms were tasteful and comfy. That is exactly what we strive for as a hotel. We hope you will visit us again sometime in the near future!
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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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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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 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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Gothenburg
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32 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 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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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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#55 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#57 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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