Came across this place when searching for something unique to do in Cape Town. Decided to spend the $$ and book an "airstream penthouse" as they looked very cool on the internet.
Arrival and check in was very easy and very welcoming with a smile, a helping hand and a welcome drink. The bellboy was great in helping us with luggage as the old (character filled) lift only takes you to the last floor and then there's a flight of stairs to the rooftop.
The hotel itself is so full of character and history without feeling old or rundown. The rooftop bar has a great atmosphere, just wish we utilized it more, especially considering our airstream trailer 'room' was right by it.
The trailer was such a great idea and a unique way to stay. It was decked out in a way that gave you a spacious feel, but don't take too big suitcases so you have more room. They have used space well in these being a trailers and they really give a cosy feeling. Everything about it was on point, the linen was fresh and amazing, the toiletries were top quality, the fridge, charging points, lights ect, all fabulous but the trailer itself may have seen better days. Just the small things like some parts of the wallpaper (which is meant to be the star) is stained or peeling and the door not sealing too well. I think in their prime these trailers would be worth the price, and they are still a cool option, but you are really paying for the novelty.
The option of outdoor movies is really cool on the rooftop but surprisingly the trailer was very quiet and we didn't know that was happening outside. Wifi is non-existent in the trailer so had to go down to the lobby to use, which is fine in the big comfy chairs.
Don't order the pancakes at breakfast, they were presented well but weren't very good, all glugy and doughy. Resturant itself is trendy, pricepoint is what you would expect for a 5 star hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Daddy is a luxury four-star city hotel with an effervescent, creative soul. Generous, warm and welcoming; The Grand Daddy’s passion is for people. The Grand Daddy’s big talking point 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 trailer suites have been conceptualized and designed by local artists and makes for an accommodation destination like no other. ... more less
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