I will confess that I arrived at the hotel late and night and tired, my initial view of the area did dismay me. I am glad I stayed 4 nights as my initial perception was wrong as the following morning I realised how great a hotel and location this was.
The hotel staff are very polite, this includes the reception who were always willing to help. As well as the restaurant, bar staff and cleaning / service staff. My colleague and I had rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor, I would recommend the 3rd floor if you are staying the weekend. The hotel has some lively bars and the daddy cool lounge plays loud and late.
The rooms were clean, large and well appointed. The beds very comfortable and the aircon was good. The bathroom was clean, the shower OK but some more power would be nice. My only negative on the bathroom is that no hand soap was provided (in any room as far I can tell) which is very surprising as the normal shampoo / body lotion etc was provided. Purely on healthcare grounds I'd expect hand soap, this is the first time I have ever been to a hotel that doesn't supply it.
Internet (wireless) is available and you can get free vouchers daily from reception (max 50Mb per day) otherwise you need to pay for access. There are also a couple of iMacs available in reception to use which gives you free access.
The rooftop bar is nice and snug, you are also close to the airstream campers on the roof. Great to see them and I'd probably of stayed in them if I was in my 20's. However I can imagine they can be quite noisy and they do look cramped compared to my good sized room.
Security is good at the hotel, staff are generally around all of the time and there seems a good array of CCTV camera's around.
The room has a room safe, good wardrobe space, tea and coffee facilities and a nice TV.
There is a "fridge" but no mini-bar, you need to stock it yourself.
The local area is very good for bars / restaurants / clubs of all sorts, expect to meet some interesting night life as you are in the main tourist strip. Although we felt safe in the neighbourhood, standard safety precautions (don't show it, don't flaunt it and if your are drunk, get a taxi!)
There was always a taxi outside the hotel which made travel easy, we were going to hire a car but there wasn't a need as taxis are cost effective.
If possible get a room on the 3rd floor at the back of the hotel if you like quiet. The 2nd floor i...
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November 5, 2012
Thank you for the lovely and very thorough review you posted regarding your stay in October. We were delighted to read that your stay lived up to expectations and that you found the staff to be polite and helpful!
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I did just want to address a few of issues that were raised:
We do have music playing in the Daddy Cool bar on weekend nights however the manager on duty has very strict instructions to monitor the music level from 11pm onwards and should we receive any complaints from guests it will be turned down immediately.
We do provide small bars of soap in the bathrooms, my apologies that there were none in your bathroom. We will ensure that this does not happen again. The body wash provided is also a hand and body wash.
The mini bars are stocked on request and a list is available in your room and at reception. This can be done at any time during your stay.
Again thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to welcome you back to the Grand Daddy Hotel again in the near future!
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