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Review of Daddy Long Legs Self-Catering Apartments

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Daddy Long Legs Self-Catering Apartments
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Noise is still a major problem and beware no refund.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

Still Impossible to sleep in these apartment during the night. Bars all around and party going on till very late. I had to sleep in the morning. Not sure what management did to make this place more comfortable as claimed. To give an example during the day you can follow conversations from the bar through the floor.

Of course I complained and was offered a regular room at the boutique hotel, which I refused since I wanted a self-catering apartment not a room. They offer no compensation for the inconvenience. But this is where it gets really crazy. I had made a second reservation for the end of my trip and I am told that they will not refund me, either stay at the hotel or nothing! So on top of all that I have to fight these guys to get my money back. Not cool!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DanielVeniot
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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England
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

Booked last minute for 2 nights online on recommendation. Check in at main hotel five mins down the road. Stairs difficult with heavy cases and entrance located down a side alleyway which is a bit daunting at night while trying to fumble with the lock and metal gate.

The apartment itself was lovely and spacious with modern bathroom. As others have said, due to the location it's noisy so don't expect much sleep! Still, on holiday it's nice to soak up the atmosphere and be in the thick of it so perfect if that's what you want.

I would be worried about how to get out if there was a fire - bars on all the windows and a locked metal gate behind the front door. However the security measures were appreciated.

All in all it's a great place to stay however and the staff were great and very helpful in booking trips for us and giving advice. Thanks for the patience with all our queries!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shakira78
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Johannesburg
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

I met a pal down in Capetown and he'd booked us one of the Daddy Long legs Apartments. I'd stayed in the famous Daddy nLong Legs Hotel, so this was a bit different - a tidy wee spot, right off Long Street. Secure, clean, so happy days. And, amazingly, not so noisy!

A nice option if you want to upgrade from the backpack thing (but then again, The Backpack just up from Long Street is still brilliant).

Mark McManus

Room Tip: Speak to the folks at the office downstairs, on Long Street.
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jozicelt
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2011

Well equipped, clean, comfortable and stylish apartments. Helpful, friiendly staff at the Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel just down the street.Good location despite being a bit noisy at night because of all the clubs and bars on Long Street. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Duncan W
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

Fantastic value. We were over whelmed with how well equipped this apartment was. we cooked a lot and we never needed a utensil we didnt have. the apartment was cool, funky, spacious. The location was brilliant. Room service every day meant it always stayed clean. Very cool vouchers for cheap food/drinks/coffees/pubs. LOVED it here. Little loud at night for the oldies as it is above a night club but it didnt stop us sleeping by any means. The best, definite reccommend.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Charlotte M
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Brussels, Belgium
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70 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2011

we loved the apartment in Cape Town, clean, very big and nicely decorated. everything you need is present. the location can't be better. we slept really good here, there's some noise from the bars but we came from a much noisier hostel so it was not a problem and we slept well. if we ever come back to Cape Town we will rent the apartment again, no doubt!!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Blade29
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Bern, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2011

The four of us stayed for 7 days and were very impressed with the service, location, cleanliness.. everything! Taxis were always available on the street to go anywhere we wanted. The staff were very friendly and incredibly helpful with all our needs. Tours for wine tasting and exploring other attractions were all available through the hotel. The kitchen was equipped with all the dishes and utensils we needed... even with coffee and tea! There was a little shop downstairs with the rest of the basics we needed and a grocery store for everything else right down the street. The bedrooms were clean, with air-conditioning and even had earplugs if it got too loud outside at night, as it does on Long Street. :) With the bedrooms towards the back of the apartment, it wasnt even that loud and we didnt use the earplugs at all. There was a washing machine and tv and wireless internet access and even an alarm system with emergency alert buttons in the apartment. We were very comfortable and felt very safe. The staff helped us rent a car from a company right down the street which was incredibly convenient to pick-up and return. I would recommend Daddy Long Legs to all my friends who want a great convenient introduction to Cape Town who enjoy good food, fun nights out on the town, and shopping.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cvoltaire
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Additional Information about Daddy Long Legs Self-Catering Apartments

Property: Daddy Long Legs Self-Catering Apartments
Address: 263 Long Street | City Bowl, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 130 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Daddy Long Legs Self-Catering Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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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