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Brianconnet, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool concept, hotel is in a great location - 38 restaurant serves a nice breakfast, and also had a god dinner there. Sugar Daddy Suite would be perfect if there was a balcony. The guys at the front door and reception are very friendly and helpful

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Thank you for your super review! Regards, Brenda.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is well situated on Long Street and is a lovely, interesting boutique hotel. The rooftop was closed when I was there which was disappointing as the other reviews rated it highly! The rooms were clean and well equipped and the breakfast was good too (no buffet), but there are 5-6 different options to choose from. When I got...

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Brenda38CT, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andy M, Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Grand Daddy. Our Sky Bar closes at 8.30pm in respect of the residents staying in the trailers. I hope we can welcome you again soon and offer you a drink on the rooftop! Regards, Brenda.

Chatham, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant hotel with restaurant. Free breakfast, bar area. On Long Street. Free parking. Fantastic hotel with rooftop area. Clean pleasant rooms very friendly staff. Extremely inexpensive and high quality all around.

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Dear robertbakewell, Thank you for your super review, we hope to welcome you again soon. Regards, Brenda.

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Booked the rooftop movie and a trailer for a one night stay and it was truly a fun night. The trailer stay came with breakfast, which was served in the downstairs restaurant and was excellent. Trailer was brlliant - it is a trailer though, so for a one night experience awesome, but wouldn't want to stay longer than that. It...

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Dear fabulouslytripping, Thank you for your super review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your 'drive-in' experience on our rooftop. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Regards, Brenda.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

The bar on the roof of the Grand Daddy Hotel is surely unique. Set amongst the Airstream Trailers which guests can book for overnight, and you would mingle with them where they sit in the bar area which is their communal lounge. They serve great cocktails and American light meals. Sometimes they have live music.

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Dear Wouter d, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time on the rooftop. Regards, Brenda.

Reviewed March 7, 2017
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Sydney
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Had conference then few days holiday in Cape Town and searched for somewhere a little less "beige" than your typical Hilton or Sheraton. The Grand Daddy was certainly it. The rooftop terrace where we stayed in the Gold Rush caravan was unique. Fun, luxurious (for a trailer!) and central. Fantastic staff who did everything they could to assist us, great...

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Dear drdaveyt, Thank you for your review and for choosing the rooftop for your stay in Cape Town. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Brenda

London
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We literally just stumbled over this amazing place. We were in Long St looking for somewhere to have a drink and spotted this place - not knowing that it would be the hidden gem of Cape Town. It is a hotel wih a twist. This revamped 19th Centuary Cape Dutch Building has lots of lovely restored features inside but up...

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Dear Girardina, Thank you for your super review, we sincerely hope to see you at the Grand Daddy again soon. Regards, Brenda.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Grand Daddy Hotel

Address: 38 Long Street | Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: $134 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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#40 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#49 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#52 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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Brenda38CT Cape Town Central, South Africa Property representative
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Dear Deepak G,

Thank you for your enquiry.

The Grand Daddy Hotel was built in the late 1800's, and therefore does not have onsite parking.

However, we have an affiliation with a parkade nearby, and the parking fee will be refunded to you by the hotel.

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Brenda Campbell

General Manager.

1 month ago
Columbus, Ohio
LinnC1968 Cape Town Central, South Africa Reviewed this property
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I think when they say Full they mean King,

We stayed in one of the rooftop airstream trailers and it was definitely King, maybe email them directly just to be sure

2 months ago
San Diego, California
over a year ago
GM_Cape_Manor Cape Town Central, South Africa Property representative
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Hi there

Sorry for the delay in response, but I only got this notification from Trip Advisor today. We do have complementary WIFI for our in-house Guests. It is limited to 250mb per day

over a year ago
patsy642015 Sydney, Australia Reviewed this property
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Our room was great on the top floor (just under bar) and no noise issues - room was spacious but hotel was compact and maybe seen as a little child unfriendly (we only had one 2yr old boy travelling with our group and didn't notice any other kids while there).

Breakfast was yum and the staff were lovely and accommodating. A bit more of a trendy boutique hotel than a family friendly one I'd say.

over a year ago

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