Fantastic location, modern and sophisticated hotel with all the perks! See full review
Jul 19, 2010
Award-winning design hotel in the heart of Cape Town City
The Grand Daddy Hotel takes the creative energy of Cape Town's Long Street to a new level. Housed in a magnificent 1895 building in the hub of Cape Town, this four-star hotel pampers guests with luxurious attention and playful originality. Take the vintage elevator up to the rooftop to see the crown jewel: A penthouse trailer park with 7 vintage Airstream caravans, complete with US Postal Service mailboxes. Cocktail hour finds the cool set mixing in style at the Daddy Cool Bar.
1895 building on Cape Town's vibrant Long Street
Award-winning design hotel
Penthouse trailer park with vintage trailers imported from the USA
The Grand Daddy Hotel offers 33 rooms and suites, and 7 vintage Airstream trailers imported from the USA. The rooms enjoy cutting-edge luxury and design detail with sleek modern lines and sophisticated silvery tones. Find lampshades depicting South African towns from Poffadder to Polakwene, and artful headboards. Furry blankets add texture to cotton linens. Some rooms have a Juliette balcony. The rooftop trailers offer 2-sleeper adventures into fanciful environments ranging from "Love of Lace" to "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." Wi-Fi Internet access is available (fees apply).
Grand Daddy Hotel, part of the Daddy Long Legs Group, offers guests a superior location on Long Street with its bubbling restaurants, bars, shops and nightlife. The V&A Waterfront and Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC) are within walking distance, while the beaches and mountains are minutes away. The 24-hour Grand Daddy Hotel staff can offer tourist advice.
The design culinary experience kicks off with a customized breakfast at The Restaurant, which is also open for lunch and late afternoon tea. The menu fuses the flavors of Africa with the Mediterranean and the Far East. Or, have lunch on the roof and experience a slice of Americana (reservations required). The Daddy Cool Bar showcases original art and the occasional DJ while patrons sip on champagne and exotic cocktails and mingle with the locals.
Cape Town International Airport (18 km/11.2 mi)
Airport shuttle service available (fees apply)
Cape Town International Convention Center (0.9 km/0.6 mi)
Castle of Good Hope (1 km/0.6 mi)
Victoria &Alfred Waterfront (2 km/1.3 mi)
Cape Town Stadium (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
Clifton Beach (4.6 km/2.9 mi)
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (7.5 mi/12.1 km)
Stellenbosch (31.8 mi/51.1 km)
Meeting space with audiovisual equipment available
Complimentary 24-hour Internet access in lobby
Wi-Fi connectivity available (fees apply)
Grand Daddy Hotel Rooms
Chic yet delicately daring, the Grand Daddys rooms are subtle, stylish and silvery. Air-conditioned, en-suite and entertaining; the comforts of an internationally recognised four-star hotel room are made all the more delicious when peppered with clever local touches under the direction of Cape Town based décor-magician, Tracy Lynch.
Lampshades boast South African place names - from Poffadder to Polakwane - and headboards are bedecked with African-aloe silhouettes. Snug furry blankets add texture to cool cotton linen-whites, whilst geographic origami inspires you to plan your travels on silver-etched black globes.
Luxe out in your ensuite marble bathroom as you daydream about adventures, seeping in the ebb and flow of memories that you want to hold onto forever.
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The Grand Daddy is an excellent, central location for a small conference, meeting, brainstorming session or presentation. The surrounds inspire energy and creativity. The staff are friendly and efficient and the room is clean, open and subtly decorated to provide a blank canvas for your event.
The Show Room Cafe
Legendary Cape Town chef, Bruce Robertson, has teamed up with the exceptionally capable and impressively experienced, Simoné Rossouw to create a very yummy corner café right here at The Grand Daddy.
Start with breakfast! The Showroom Café serves an excellent range try a different one each day of your stay and has a variety of good mood food options for lunch and dinner.
The daily marketplace is a tempting spread of buffet salads, hot bakes and curries and gorgeous home-baked breads you can also go a la carte. Eavesdrop on Capetonians doing business over your morning coffee and papers, dine on fresh fish or a good cut of meat at dinner or indulge yourself with a night in and some room service. Note the extensive wine list too!
Daddy Cool Bar
Sparkly, shiny and more than a little bit reminiscent of the uber-decadent seventies decade; Daddy Cools is a lounge bar for dudes and divas with cool cuts, Afros and Abba-esque tresses. Golden shimmering surfaces shout Champagne on Ice, coat Martini olives in golden sensuality and bounces liquid light off happy holiday faces.
Its crazy like a fool youll love Daddy Cools.
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.