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City Centre, Cape Town - The Grand Daddy is a luxury 4* city hotel with a distinct family-owned feel and an effervescent and creative soul. The original building was erected in 1874 as a hotel and many of the vintage features give it a retro edge. The hotel bar, Daddy Cool, is the 'blingest' in the land. White leather, shimmery surfaces, dangly bling chains and quirky gold treasures in jewel boxes set the scene for much shiny celebration. Daddy Cool is perfect for sharing a bottle of champagne or sampling some sexy cocktails. For sundowners you can venture up to the Penthouse Trailer Park Bar with gorgeous views of Table Mountain.
The Grand Daddy's Superior rooms are subtle and stylish. All are air-conditioned, en-suite and with all the comforts of an international 4* hotel, but peppered with clever local touches under the direction of Cape Town based decor-magician, Tracy Lynch. The lampshades e.g. boast South African place names from Poffadder to Polakwane and the headboards are decorated with African-aloe silhouettes.
The biggest talking point of The Grand Daddy 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 rooftop trailers have been conceptualized and designed by local artists and provide an overnight experience like no other. All Airstream trailers are air-conditioned and en-suite with electricity, so they are not only for Girl Guides and Wilderness Willies. All of these iconic Airtreamers are cleverly kitted out, luxurious and comfortable, though limited in space! Some of our favourite trailers are described below.
On Long Street in Cape Town's city centre.
Accessible by car, directions on request. Valet parking available. Transfers can be arranged.
24 Superior rooms, 2 Sugar Daddy Suites and 7 Airstreamers (rooftop trailers)
* Features below are based on Superior rooms
Superior room & Airstreamer:
£51 per person sharing in Low Season (May-Aug)
£71 per person sharing in High Season (Jan-Apr & Sep-Dec)
Sugar Daddy Suite:
£75 per person sharing in Low Season (May-Aug)
£95 per person sharing in High Season (Jan-Apr & Sep-Dec)
*Peak Season supplements apply.
Children of all ages are welcome
Within walking distance of Cape Town's historical sites, restaurants, theatres, music venues, arts & crafts shops, V&A Waterfront and short drive from Table Mountain and Camps Bay beaches.
The Grand Daddy is currently going through the FTTSA accreditation process. Watch this space!
Cash in South African Rands is accepted. All major credit cards are also accepted.
Some of our favourite Penthouse Airstream Trailers:
The Ballad of John & Yoko: With 3/4 of the trailer being the bed, the design immediately invites relaxation and celebrates the peace and love that John & Yoko so believed in. Guests will also have the opportunity to spread their messages of love and peace on the trailer's creativity board and, if so inspired, you can pick up a musical instrument to add on-board acoustics. John and Yoko by Tamsin Relly artist, Cara Rosa textile designer along with Chloe Townsend.
Goldilocks and the 3 Bears: This Airstream is used as a mini-set in which to tell the much-loved bedtime story of a little blonde girl and some bears. The airstream will mirror that of the times-3-theme of the actual fairytale. This is the only Airstream with a bunk bed and is therefore appropriate for couples with children. Adults will appreciate the more obscure interpretations like the dress up bear suit and the naughty bear humour. Designed by Mark and Joe Stead.
Pleasantville: A utopian 50's style heaven incorporating a wide variety of period-piece colours and fabrics. Cheesy romance novels, ferns, wall ducks and blue melamine will have you wishing for the days when Mom hosted Tupperware parties and Dad was home by 4:30pm for a hot cooked dinner around the family dining table. Designed by Liam Mooney, creative director and designer of Whatiftheworld and also Creative Director of The Airsteam Penthouse Park project.