Grand Daddy Hotel
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.
If you’re looking for rare South African wines, check out Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar, just a two-minute walk from the hotel.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
Number of Rooms: 32
Number of Suites: 2 suites, 7 rooftop trailers
Year Opened: 1895