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“Daddy Cool Bar at Grand Daddy Hotel: Our daughter's 21st was stupendous fun” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Daddy Hotel
Ranked #54 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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178 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Daddy Cool Bar at Grand Daddy Hotel: Our daughter's 21st was stupendous fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We stressed over finding a venue for our Daughter's 21st party which had to be held in Cape Town. 21st Birthday parties are epic events and selecting the right venue is everything. Achieving this remotely from Johannesburg was impossible. Be-Confident Event planners came to the rescue and showed our daughter this venue - Daddy Cool Bar and the adjoining 2 rooms and the deal was sealed. She loved everything about the venue. We also had dealings with Ursula the F and B manager at Grand Daddy - very obliging and helpful as we supplied wine, MCC's and champagne for the event, at a nominal corkage fee. Grand Daddy has the right address - Long Street is very central, fashionably "on trend" and also very close to Caroline's Fine wines, walking distance from the Grand Daddy and where we bought our special wines, champagne etc. The service on the night was superb - food was fresh, platters arrived at regular intervals after the speeches, and the hotel staff were very professional. Even Ursula popped in to see how the party was progressing - a nice touch we thought as Be Confident's Judy was also on duty in addition to Grand Daddy's staff. Reception staff are friendly and wide awake. No one just walks up the stairs without announcing themselves first. Everyone enjoyed the party, including the parents. Unfortunately we cannot comment on the accommodation or the restaurants as we didn't eat there. Grand Daddy is definitely an ideal place for any "special event"

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 9 July 2015
Dear Bongitole

I am so glad you enjoyed your event at the Grand Daddy. I have taken over the management of the hotel and going through all the reviews. We recently re-launched the Daddy Cool as the Daddy Cool Gin Bar, so you should pop in to see what we have done.

Kind Regards
Nick
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Grand Daddy's over New Year's (5 nights) and moved twice (room-trailer-room) as they were fully booked. Could have been annoying, but worked swiftly thanks to the staff. Rooms could do with a little refurbishing here and there, but are generally very fine. Breakfast was tasty with a range of warm and could foods.
Staff was very attentive and answered to any request we had. Recommend to stay there, but if you consider the roof top caravans, suggest to spent one night there only for a "taste".

Stayed December 2013
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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2015
Dear Julie_FRA

Thanks so much for the review. Sorry we are only responding now but I have taken over the management of the hotel and ensuring that all our reviews are answered.

You will be delighted to hear that we closed the Rooftop at the end of last year and refurbished all the trailers. I do hope that you are able to come and see what we have done

Kind Regards
Nick
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143 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Excellent location, as 5 minutes up the road is all the late night hangouts on Long Street. Grown up hotel, as most the others closer to the going out places are hostels. Friendly staff on reception, though breakfast staff need to be a bit more attentive to all guests. Breakfast lovely though. Wi-fi good in rooms, with lovely modern spacious rooms. Roof top bar with airstreams great, bar service need to be better though.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank budgetfussy
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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2015
Dear budgetfussy

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback on the hotel. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have looked into the Breakfast setup and employed a breakfast supervisor that has made a big difference with the service over the busy times.

I do hope that we will be able to welcome you back to the hotel

Kind Regards
Nick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Best two weeks ever! Compared to the 5 star hotel I also visited in Cape Town, this hotel definitely came out on top, with its larger bed and bathroom that are not only comfortable but also very well equipped. Step out of the Hotel and you immediately feel the fibrant city inviting you to explore it! The restaurant serves a really good pasta! Best part? All the staff of this hotel are really helpful and friendly.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2015
Dear Jéan-Pierre E

Thank you for the feedback of the hotel. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we exceeded your expectations. The staff at the Grand Daddy are helpful and friendly. We have emphasised this and am glad to hear that are training is being put into practice

I hope that you are able to visit us soon and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel

Kind Regards
Nick
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

One of the "mod" new breed of hotels. Nice touch of the old and the new. Comfortable rooms and acceptable service. Certainly worth the visit while in Cape Town. Enjoy the bustle of the city while just a short drive to the sea

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2015
Dear Michael S

I am so glad that you enjoyed our stay at the Grand Daddy Hotel. We have recently refurbished our airstream trailers and redesigned the themes and layout. If you are in Cape Town you must pop in to see the new design.

We look forward to welcoming you back the the Grand Daddy Hotel

Kind Regards
Nick
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We just stayed in the Grand Daddy for 3 nights - what a great hotel! It is on Long Street, so centrally located.
Thank you Bryony and staff for a lovely, comfortable stay. Love the room decor! What a pleasure to enjoy a clean bathroom! The staff are friendly and helpful and Bryony very hands-on.
Great value for money!
The Grand Daddy will definitely see me again next trip to Cape Town.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 27lizzy
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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2015
Dear 27lizzy

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Grand Daddy. Bryony has left the hotel and I have taken over the reins from her. We recently completed our refurbishment of the airstream trailers on the rooftop and I hope that you will pop in when next you are in Cape Town

Looking forward to welcoming you back to the hotel

Kind Regards
Nick
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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Although this was a business trip, it was a unique experience for us. From the moment we stopped it was just 5* service to the end. Most enjoyable stay in a long time. Will definately go there again and recommend this unique Hotel to anyone.

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Nick P, General Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2015
Dear CathrineVanStraten

Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback on the hotel. I have taken over the running of the hotel and ensuring that all the comments are replied to. I am sire glad you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and you must pop in when next you are in Cape Town. We have recently completed our refurbishment of the rooftop and the airstream trailers now have all new themes.

Kind Regards
Nick
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#40 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#49 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#49 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Daddy Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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 
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