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New York City
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

While the front desk staff were aloof, our room #307 was well decorated and quite charming. The classic elevator, glamorous stair case, and the bar on the rooftop with the airstream trailers made this hotel unique. The wifi worked fine while we were there and we enjoyed the breakfast from the restaurant on the ground floor. The location is great,... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mindyesque I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. The concept with the trailers on the roof is totally unique and and makes the hotel have a certain edge to it. I am sorry to hear that you found the Front Desk Staff aloof as we usually get such good reviews regarding them.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Hotel was very disappointing! Firstly there is no parking at this hotel and you need to park 2 blocks away in a parkade, costs approx R70 a day. On our first evening out walking towards the parkade an individual attempted to mug us and get into an altercation with my husband. I ran to call the parkade security. Once... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Saar12 Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback regarding your stay at the hotel. I was sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us. We closed the rooftop from June to August this year while we refurbished the trailers. I am not too sure when you stayed with us as if the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Grand Daddy is a good choice to stay, primarily for its great central location. The hotel is old with a touch of glamour. Service is exceptional. The breakfasts are served in a cafe/bistro "next door". Coffee is good. Parking is limited but available.

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Thank Alta_Jhb
Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alta Thanks for your feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed you stay with us. We have also sound proofed our rooms on the second floor on the road with double windows that limits the noise. Next time you visit, you should try our Airstream Trailers that have recently been refurbished Kind Regards Nick Paul General Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Booked a night in an Airstream trailer back in April for our first night in Cape Town in Sept. This was on the recommendation of a friend who stayed in March and also after seeing the photos of last season's trailers which were awesome, locally designed and completely OTT. When I booked I tried to specify the trailer but it... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Diane F Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback regarding your stay in the Airstream Trailers. I was sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us. When we started the refurbishment, we decided to change the theme to a local concept of ‘a South African Road Trip’ ; highlighting the unique destinations... More 

Portland, Oregon
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I write this review from a room at the Grand Daddy. I have plenty of time to do so, since I can't sleep, because the hotel has rented out their restaurant to some kind of function with a DJ. The music is so loud I can feel the towel bars vibrating in the bathroom. Did they inform the affected guests... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jon S Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay at the Grand Daddy Hotel Please accept our apologies for the shortcomings you experienced during your evening and be assured that the hotel is committed to providing our guests with the highest quality service. I was alarmed to hear that you were not informed... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Myself and my partner stayed at the Grand Daddy Hotel in Cape Town for my birthday last month. It was an absolute pleasure. The room was very modern and clean with an amazing comfy bed! I really have no complaints and would go back in a heartbeat. The location is perfect for those wanting to be in the hustle and... More 

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Bryony S, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bee_bonarius So glad that you had a great stay with us. The hotel is centrally located and we recently double glazed the windows that stops all the street noise. I was glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast. We have been concentrating on the restaurant and it is great to see it is working Kind Regards Nick Paul... More 

Roodepoort, South Africa
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We flew down from Jhb to see the trailer park on the roof. Actually closed for renovations, but was not mentioned anywhere on the website. Situated in a very "clubby" area: definitely not the place to stay for older travellers! Room cleaning service was seriously falling short of expectations

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Thank ljkilian777
Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ljkilian777 I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay at the hotel. I have taken over the management of the Hotel and believe you stayed over the period when the rooftop was being refurbished. We complete the renovations in September ; with all the trailers and rooftop being totally guttered and redesigned. If you are ever... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was very surprised with the quality of both the rooms and food for a 1 star. Was such a great weekend with super friendly staff! I would recommend it, if you like to be in the busy buzzle of Long Street. We also got warned about noise levels as they were having a 21st there the Friday night, but... More 

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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JayDun Great to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Grand Daddy. I have taken over the management of the hotel and we refurbished the rooftop during the middle of 2014. If you are in the area you should pop in to see what we have done with the Airstream Trailers and the the Sky Bar. Warm Regards Nick More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stressed over finding a venue for our Daughter's 21st party which had to be held in Cape Town. 21st Birthday parties are epic events and selecting the right venue is everything. Achieving this remotely from Johannesburg was impossible. Be-Confident Event planners came to the rescue and showed our daughter this venue - Daddy Cool Bar and the adjoining 2... More 

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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bongitole I am so glad you enjoyed your event at the Grand Daddy. I have taken over the management of the hotel and going through all the reviews. We recently re-launched the Daddy Cool as the Daddy Cool Gin Bar, so you should pop in to see what we have done. Kind Regards Nick More 

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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: $117 - $214 (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
Hotel Style:
#40 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#49 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#54 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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