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Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel
Ranked #71 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Reviewed 1 December 2006

I stayed in both the Daddy Long legs hotel and their self catering apartments in November of this year, and had two very different experiences.
We stayed in the apartments for 4 nights, starting on a Friday night. The whole apartment, including the bedroom, overlooked Long Street, and unfortunately this meant the noise levels at night were just unbearable. Long Street is a very lively street and at the weekend clubs and bars are open until 5-6am. Our bedroom was right opposite one very popular club and had no double glazing so the noise came right in. I can normally sleep through anything but was wide awake for both weekend nights. Admittedly, it was a lot better during the week when noise levels were a little lower. This was a real shame as otherwise the apartment was fantastic- clean, really well designed and equipped and modern and funky.

The hotel, which is situated at the other end of Long street, further away from most of the main bars and clubs, was much better. Our room was amazingly decorated (each room is decorated by a different artist)- I've never stayed in anything like it. It was clean, the staff were friendly and, most importantly, it was quiet. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2006

We stayed 4 nights at a Daddy Long Legs Apartment in July, 2006. It was a fantastic apartment--beautifully furnished, contemporary African, exposed brick, had a washing machine, hot shower, and a French-style balcony overlooking the best part of Long Street.
We felt safe in the apartment--it had burglar bars on the outside door and an alarm system. It was also a super deal (we paid 490 rands per night off-season) We had a car and parked it safely at the gas station 2 minutes away (walking) for 25 rands a night (you can park from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., then you have to move it b/c local business people reserve these parking spaces by day). The biggest negative was the noise level. There was a club across the street that blasted its music until at least 3:00 a.m. The bedroom faced the back, but you'll still feel the noise. You also have to get used to young kids begging while you're going in/out of the downstairs door. We were told not to give them money b/c they're usually working for older people who will take the money anyway (or be used for drugs). This isn't specific to Daddy Long Legs--it's more of a Long Street thing in general. We were encouraged to buy them food instead. Staying in an apartment like this also means no reception desk and we arrived at night when the office downstairs had closed. This wasn't a crisis, we had arranged in advance to pick up the keys at their hostel down the street, but we felt a little uncomfortable letting ourselves into the apartment . Overall, I'd recommend staying there if you're looking for unique and budget lodging on Long Street.

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 December 2016
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 December 2016
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Address: 134 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £44 - £69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Staying in the Daddy Long Legs Independent Travellers Hotel is like being part of an interactive art exhibition. Each room is uniquely decorated by an artist, poet, photographer, designer or musician, creating different themes! ... more   less 
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Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel Cape Town, South Africa

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