You'll find The Grand Daddy in Long Street, the city's party haven.
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.
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.
These are limited to the bars and café and the open air stage that's used every Friday by a local live act.
Enthusiastic but lacking the polish of other four-star establishments.
Who stays there
Party people, those who delight in out-of-the-box hotel experiences and cosmopolitan travellers.
Breakfast is R100 per person. Valet parking is available at R50 per day.
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Stag / hen parties
- Live entertainment
- Special occasions
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Central location and contemporary surrounds
- Staying in the trailer park is an experience you'll never forget
- There are gaps in service
- The rooms are looking worn
- Long Street is loud and windows aren't double glazed