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Cape Town

Grand Daddy Hotel

38 Long St.
Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
TEL: 27 21 424-7247

Blending the work of contemporary local designers, the Grand Daddy Hotel is best known for its rooftop trailer park: seven vintage Airstream trailers, each designed with a different theme—for instance, the “Ballad of John and Yoko” includes a host of musical instruments, while “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” has a bear suit, and old-fashioned rocking chair, and three different-sized bowls. The 26 standard guest rooms are more classic, although they do incorporate South African motifs like aloe-print headboards. The hotel also has a Mediterranean restaurant, a rooftop cinema, and two cocktail bars (including one on the roof).

Room to Book:

For a quiet stay, avoid rooms facing noisy Long Street, as well as rooms above Daddy Cool Bar, which plays loud music until 11:30 p.m.

Insider Tip:

If you’re looking for rare South African wines, check out Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar, just a two-minute walk from the hotel.


Open / Closes

Number of Rooms: 32

Number of Suites: 2 suites, 7 rooftop trailers

Year Opened: 1895



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