Grand Daddy Hotel 4.0 rating based on 1 rating1 Review | Rating: ★★★★★ 0 Visitor Photos + 38 Long Street Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa 27 21 424 7247 Grand Daddy Hotel firstname.lastname@example.org Amenities: Bar/Lounge, Free High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service, Suites Reserve Now
You’ve saved up for months, you’re looking forward to a little luxury, you’ve flown halfway across the world for an...
You’ve saved up for months, you’re looking forward to a little luxury, you’ve flown halfway across the world for an African holiday, and you open the door to discover you’re sleeping in… a trailer park?
Yup, that’s exactly what’s on offer on the rooftop of The Grand Daddy Hotel on Cape Town’s buzzing Long Street, and travellers can’t get enough of it.
But these are no ordinary trailers: rather, vintage Airstreams that have been converted and decorated by selected local artists, so you could find yourself sleeping in ‘Dorothy’, ‘Afro-Funk’, ‘Pleasantville’ or – my personal favourite – ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Bears’.
With private gardens and mailboxes the trailers are certainly quirky, but they’re also rather cosy so this is really an option for short stays or the vertically challenged. Be warned though that with a rooftop bar and open-air cinema (summer only) just beyond your picket fence the trailers can also be a touch noisy, so light sleepers need not apply.
For more genteel, but just as stylish, accommodation the hotel also offers conventional rooms in the main building. The luxury and superior rooms here abound with clever touches by local designers and artists, and some spacious suites boast nifty ‘Juliet’ balconies overlooking Long Street.
Aside from the stylish, often quirky décor, it’s this position on the fringes of the city’s nightlife district that makes this a great option for travellers looking to stay up late. There are dozens of bars and restaurants a short walk away, and a quick taxi ride will put the popular V&A Waterfront or Green Point strip within easy reach. In a nutshell, a great option for travellers young-at-heart that are eager to see what happens in the Mother City when the sun goes down.
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