Grand Daddy Hotel

38 Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 8001

Price from: £72

Grand Daddy Hotel
#15 of 26
expert-rated hotels in Cape Town
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Location:
3.8
3.8
Bedrooms:
3.7
3.7
Eating/drinking:
3.6
3.6
Public areas:
3.7
3.7
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
3.6
3.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Honeymooners, Stag / hen parties, Design and architecture, Live entertainment, Nightlife, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Grand Daddy Hotel

The world's first penthouse trailer park is situated right here in the Mother City.

A recently sold member of the Daddy group of hotels (although the branding will remain the same), the Grand Daddy has become something of a Long Street stalwart for trendsetters and party people alike. A showcase for local artists and designers, this converted historic building, (with one of the oldest working wooden elevators of its kind in the city) enjoys a central location and makes the most of its laid-back fun palace reputation. In the hotel proper, a selection of rooms are dressed in Design Team (a cutting-edge local design house) fabrics and on the roof - the reason for its worldwide fame - is a Penthouse Trailer Park, the only rooftop trailer park in the world where individually themed airstream trailers are your home for the night. My fiancée and I checked in for his birthday after we had his birthday at the rooftop bar - it was the perfect way to end off an evening of behaving like teenagers.

Location: 

You'll find The Grand Daddy in Long Street, the city's party haven.

Bedrooms: 

In the regular rooms you'll find comfortable tastefully furnished rooms with an added zing thanks to the addition of quirky fabrics by local stalwarts Design Team. The rooms are looking a little worn around the edges though. The rooftop serves as the Penthouse Trailer Park and this is where the hotel comes into its own - bed down in the John and Yoko suite or put on that bear suit and make yourself at home in Goldilocks and her three furry friends' trailer.

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Public areas: 

Downstairs is a teeny lounge on the one side of the lobby and a bustling café used by locals and guests alike on the other side of it.

Eating and drinking: 

Daddy Cool bar is a bling place to be, complete with gold mosaic bar, chains dangling from the ceilings and sexy white couches. The upstairs rooftop bar is a superb place to enjoy sundowners and listen to the live music act (Friday nights). Dining happens in the street level café while there are a number of eateries just outside the hotel's doorway.

Leisure facilities: 

These are limited to the bars and café and the open air stage that's used every Friday by a local live act.

Service: 

Enthusiastic but lacking the polish of other four-star establishments.

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Who stays there: 

Party people, those who delight in out-of-the-box hotel experiences and cosmopolitan travellers.

Price advice: 

Breakfast is R100 per person. Valet parking is available at R50 per day.

Pros: 
Central location and contemporary surrounds
Staying in the trailer park is an experience you'll never forget
Cons: 
Long Street is loud and windows aren't double glazed
There are gaps in service
The rooms are looking worn

More information on Grand Daddy Hotel:

Price from:
£72
Type:
Hotel
Address:
38 Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 8001
Free tags / Keywords:
central
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Parking
Neighbourhood:
Cape Town

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Community comments (1)

The Airstream park is great fun, though the trailers are a little tight for space. Leeroy the barman makes excellent cocktails...