Grand Daddy Hotel ★★★★

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Check-in 19 Jun 2016 Check-out 20 Jun 2016
4.5 /5
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Room types

Show Prices Superior Room - City View
  • Size: 25 m²
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Luxury - City View
  • Size: 35 m²
  • Occupancy: 4

Grand Daddy Hotel Rooms

Superior Room
Chic yet delicately daring, the Grand Daddy’s 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.


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.


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.


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).

Property features

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.


  • 1895 building on Cape Town's vibrant Long Street
  • Award-winning design hotel
  • Penthouse trailer park with vintage trailers imported from the USA
  • Rooftop bar

Nearby attractions

  • 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)


  • Cape Town International Airport (18 km/11.2 mi)
  • Airport shuttle service available (fees apply)


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 Cool’s 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. It’s crazy like a fool…you’ll love Daddy Cools.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
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.

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  • Free full breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities


  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Elevators


  • Free full breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service


  • Laundry service
  • Childcare Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Conference facilities
  • Doctor on call


  • Free internet


  • Airport shuttle


4.5 /5 Overall score

100% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.5/5
  • Hotel staff: 5/5
  • Comfort: 4/5
  • Location: 4.8/5
  • Value: 5/5

Dope CT Stay

Would recommend Tue 14 Apr 2015
Hotel was great. Really great location and staff service is awesome! I would go back and recommend it to others. The roof deck has a great bar. Must checkout!

| NYC Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Grand Daddy Hotel location and nearby area

Nearby points of interest

Long Street 0.1 km
Gold of Africa Museum 0.2 km
Castle of Good Hope 0.8 km
District Six Museum 0.9 km
Artscape Theatre Center 0.9 km
City Hall and Grand Parade 1.1 km
Railway Service 1.2 km
Two Oceans Aquarium 1.5 km
Green Point Stadium 1.8 km
Table Mountain 4.4 km
Camps Bay 5 km
Table Bay 5.3 km
University of Cape Town 5.7 km
Newlands Rugby Stadium 7.2 km
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden 7.8 km
Athlone Stadium 10.2 km
Thunder City 11.7 km
Robben Island 13.6 km
University of the Western Cape 19.4 km
Chapman's Peak 19.7 km
Bellville Velodrome 19.9 km
Premier Classe Train 20.7 km
Noordhoek 20.7 km
Cape Winelands 24.7 km
Simon's Town 28.9 km
Boulders Beach 31.2 km
Cape Peninsula 32.3 km
Stellenbosch University 40.6 km
Cape of Good Hope 47 km
Clara Anna Fontein 49.1 km
Cape Point 49.5 km
Cape Agulhas 177.3 km
Cango Caves 356.4 km

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted 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.

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Rate and special offer based on Check-in 19 Jun 2016 Check-out 20 Jun 2016