Stayed in one of Daddy Long Leg's self-catering apartments on Long Street for 7 days with my husband and our 1-year old.
The apartment in itself was fine - the kitchen utensils need upgrading though...
But the noise... We've stayed on Long Street before and know it's not the most quiet place in CPT but the noise level in this apartment was just intolerable! Downstairs was a bar playing very loud music until 3 am - our bed was literally shaking from the loud speakers which - we realized the following day - are attached to the ceiling of the downstairs bar - just beneath our bed...
I was in CPT for work and really needed my sleep. We complained to Daddy Long Leg's reception explaining that we knew Long Street's reputation (we've previously stayed in Daddy Long Leg's boutique hotel further down Long Street) but that this was more than we - with our 1 year old - could handle. At first the reception was very laid back and not very accommodating. Their reply was that if you choose to stay on THAT end of Long Street, you must expect the noise. Honestly, you can't expect tourists to know different sections of Long Street and their respective noise levels before making a booking. They also suggested we call the police if the noise became too much...
We were asked to return the following day to speak to the manager, but when we came he wasn't available as promised. We returned again the next day (now 3 sleepless nights later) and managed to reach an agreement where we could swap apartments for the last 2 nights to a supposedly more quiet apartment (not a big difference though) and they agreed to cancel and refund another 2 nights that we had booked towards the end of our stay in South Africa.
Daddy Long Legs needs to 'warn' visitors of the noise - especially when you book with children!
Unless you want to party all night every night find somewhere else to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Daddy Long Legs Suites is a group of 5, stylish, self-catering, fully furnished apartments. Situated in the heart of vibey Long Street, these funky apartments have retained their old world feel with Oregon wooden floors, exposed brick and ceiling beams and been decorated with a hint of contemporary urban Africa. ... more less
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- Daddy Long Legs Self-Catering Apartments Cape Town, South Africa