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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We booked the rooftop Winelands airstream trailer for my wife's birthday and we had a blast. It is the most spacious trailer with ensuite shower and toilet. The others are smaller but all are themed with one with a beach theme and one a safari theme complete with outdoor safari shower and loo with a park notice to mind the...

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

Dear poleinahole1 I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the birthday celebration went down well. It is such an enjoyable evening staying in the Airstream Trailer and watching our Monday movie in the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema. I am so glad that our service met your expectations as we have been concentrating on this in our training....

Struisbaai, South Africa
Reviewed 3 December 2015

From the first greeting at the front door to the last wave goodbye, this grand old hotel ticks all the boxes. Beautifully decorated, excitement starts as you ride the ancient elevator to the top floor. We stayed in an Airstream trailer on the rooftop - perfect in every way. Well equipped, comfortable and fun, we found everything we wanted or...

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

Dear Dalene D Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed our rooftop and trailers. We refurbished them last year with new themes. The eatery, Thirty Ate, was redone in October so it is great to get such positive feedback about it and the service. We do concentrate on our guest service and I am...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 December 2015

The Grand Daddy Hotel is in a great location on Long Street, close to lots of restaurants, museums, and the V&A waterfront, as well as the tourist/tour stop. The rooms are modern and well-soundproofed. Wifi was not great but I believe you can pay for better wifi. The only complaint I have is that the bathroom was not well-cleaned after...

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

Dear cate0072015 Thanks for the great review for the Hotel. I am sorry you found our Wifi slow, we have upgraded it this year to Fibre and it runs at 10mbps which should be quite quick, but no where near Europe or America. All our Wifi is complimentary for hotel guests and there is no quicker speed up for payment....

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Having recently had our company year-end sleep over party at the Funky Grand Daddy Hotel in the heart of the breathtaking city of Cape Town, I can honestly say that it is an experience not to be missed. The elegant but artistic renovation of this Grand Old Hotel is truly something to behold. There are too many points of uniqueness...

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

Dear tantum_f I am so glad that your end of year function went off so well. The rooftop was refurbished at the end of last year and it is a unique and unexpected experience when you arrive on the rooftop and find a trailer park filled with vintage Airstream Trailers. Thanks for the great feedback about our staff and management...

HUNTSVILLE
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We spent seven nights at the Grand Daddy from Nov 1-8, 2015. Our room was large and comfortable, a deluxe double with king bed overlooking Castle and Long Streets. It was an oversize corner room (306). Noise was no problem. The service was wonderful, and the restaurant is quite good. The staff are very helpful. The hotel is about one...

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

Dear wardpaul I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Room 306 is quiet a wonderful room as it does get to look down Long Street and Castle Street. We recently have in stalled double glazing in the third floor rooms which cuts out all the street noise. I am so glad you found our staff so helpful...

Reviewed 22 November 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of our trip to South Africa. We arranged a pick up from the hotel which worked well and no more expensive than using a taxi service. 1st impressions of the hotel are great; stylish and glam! Our room was a good size and on the 2nd floor along another corridor off...

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

Dear Ali Y I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. The hotel is one of the oldest hotels in central Cape Town as was built in 1895. As I am sure you must have taken our lift which is also the oldest working lift in Cape Town. We recently refurbished our restaurant and called it...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This is the coolest cinema place in Cape Town - funky, unique and absolutely fun. Located on the rooftop of the Grand Daddyamong the trailers. You can choose different types of seats: a chair, a love seat or a couch. You also get a welcome drink and complementary popcorn. Staff also provide blankets. We booked a picnic basked and the...

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

Dear Roxxxy7 Thanks for the great review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed our Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema and we look forward to welcoming you back Warm Regards Nick

Reviewed 16 November 2015

For our anniversary this year, we decided to go to Cape Town ... we live in Cape Town, so it was nice to be a tourist in our own city for a change. The Grand Daddy, and more importantly the Airstream Trailers have been something I've wanted to try for ages, so was really happy there was space on our...

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

Dear AndrewLewisZA Thank you for great review. Our staff do try to make each stay an experience. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in the airstream. The Winelands Airstream is our suite on the rooftop so it is larger than the others with a lounge area. I must agree with you that the experience is more glamping than...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

What used to be a style icon is now a wrinkeled old has been. Used to go there 6 years ago and returned now for a work conference over 2 days. Probably had the 2 worst meals of my life there. Lasagne swimming in oil! In dire need of tighter management.

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

Dear Hein H Thank you for your feedback on your conference with us. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy it. I know the first day the group was not happy with the lunch as they felt it was too small. The organiser did book a cheaper option with a working lunch with wrap platters and I...

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 10 November 2015

This hotel is so trendy and the service is wonderful. The staff are very friendly. The rooms are spacious and it is in a very good location. The breakfast was delicious. If you like cozy and trendy hotels then this one is ideal.

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

Dear RMalan Thanks for the great review. I am so glad yo hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have recently relaunch our restaurant as Thirty Ate Eatery and we promise that the food will be as good as last time We look forward to welcoming you back to the Grand Daddy Warm Regards Nic

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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
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: €132 - €249 (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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