The Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel Est. Prior to 1930

38 Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa

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The Mother City’s most original, convenient and fun place to stay! 
Chic, smooth and with a twist at the end, like Cape Town herself, the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel’s rooms and suites are subtle, stylish and shimmering. With its central location in a beautiful city, the Grand Daddy is the ideal venue for making a serious impression, be it at meetings, product launches, conferences or weddings.
The Lowdown
Type
Bar / Club / Lounge
Boutique Hotel
Historic Building
Penthouse / Rooftop
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Courtyard
Historical Monument
Mountains
Skyline
Street
Style
Casual
Contemporary
Cultural
Fanciful
Worldly
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Reunion
Social Event

Venue Setting

The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema:
Celebrating the silver screen in a outdoor cinema setting – right beneath the African night sky, the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema is set among seven vintage Airstream trailers on the rooftop of the Grand Daddy Hotel. Snuggle up, order a picnic & some “bubbly” – this open air rooftop cinema is a perfect Cape Town experience, open all year round!

Thirty Ate Eatery:
Dishes have been carefully selected for their freshness to make sure that our patrons will always have something to talk about. From the starters to the desserts, weekly specials and a lunch buffet on weekdays, there’s plenty of delicious options. We also offer free Wi-Fi so you can get work done or post that all-important selfie from your dinner table. A yummy selection of cocktails and wine is ready for your post- or pre-dinner enjoyment.

The Venue:
The Venue, on the first floor of the Grand Daddy Hotel, is a luscious locale, perfect for just about any function. The open-plan space, with multi-level lighting, subtle décor, break-away recess area and fully functional bar, is a blank canvass for your event. Ideally suited to conferences, meetings, corporate dinners, cocktail parties and product launches, the Venue is centrally located on the doorstep of Cape Town’s playground, the iconic Long Street. High-tech plug-in presentation technology is available. Your location, in the heart of the Cape Town CBD, makes this is convenient locale that pulsates with Mother City culture and life.
 

Daddy Cool Bar & Sky Bar:
This is where the cool come to kick back in style. A magpie’s delight, complete with white leather, shiny surfaces, bling chains and quirky golden treasures, Daddy Cool Bar is the scene of sparkling celebration. Loved by locals as well as by our guests, Daddy Cool Bar is where you share a bottle of fine wine, sample cocktails or snack on our delicious offerings from the kitchen. Picture yourself on a rooftop in Cape Town: seven vintage Airstream trailers glint in the spectacular sunset, you’re kicking back on a wooden deck and enjoying the view in your own deckchair. Perched in this surreal playscape, your effervescent, thirst-quenching champagne, cocktails or cold beers will be served while you’re surrounded by Cape Town’s skyline.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $20 to $100

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
50
Buffet
60
Standing
80
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
No Alcohol Is Permitted
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
The Grand Daddy Suite:
Room 212 is your getaway from the world and a space to indulge. This 60 sq. m (645 sq. ft) suite has one king-size bed, an outside garden patio, separate lounge, marble bathrooms, and can also accommodate up to two children on a pull-out sofa/sleeper couch in the living room.

The Sugar Daddy Suite:
Room 205 is where you’ll find this private corner of luxury. At 45 sq. m (484 sq. ft) it comes with one king-size bed or two single beds, an open-plan lounge, marble bathrooms, private Juliet balconies overlooking Long Street, and all the creature comforts you’d expect.

Boutique Hotel Rooms:
Soft white French linen, travertine marble bathroom, shower over the bath, Beautiful Earth bathroom amenities, bathrobes, universal electricity outlets, wireless internet, satellite television, security safe, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and individual remote-controlled air conditioning
Luxury rooms can also accommodate families with young children
Windows facing outwards onto the surrounding buildings and roads

Rooftop Airstream Trailer Park:
There’s nothing ordinary about going all the way to the United States of America to source seven vintage Airstream trailers, and then hauling them back across the Atlantic and hoisting them onto the roof of an urban hotel. Then again, there’s nothing ordinary about the Grand Daddy. Take the Daddy’s vintage elevator to our rooftop location in famous Long Street and soak in the alluring outline of Table Mountain as reflected in the polished aluminium of one of our seven trailers. The seven recently renovated trailers, complete with US Postal Service mailboxes, all have their own individual decor and style, and collectively they reflect the “South African road trip”. Drawing inspiration from around Mzansi, our trailers give you a chance to experience different parts of our beautiful country, right here on the roof … and they may even inspire you to go and visit these places for real! Yep, those unmistakably South African vistas have climbed right into the trailers. Each one is as unique as the South African landscape that it encapsulates and each has a story to share. Airstream trailers are incredible works of craftsmanship and their classic shape is unforgettable. Each Airstream trailer has a queen-size bed, wet room with a shower, and modern comforts like TV, aircon and fridges. Our trailer suite called Winelands is the largest of the Airstream trailers and has an open-plan bedroom with a big lounge area.
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Mother City’s most original, convenient and fun place to stay! By day or by night, the legendary, luxurious Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel bustles with an energy that is quintessentially Cape Town.
Design:
Chic, smooth and with a twist at the end, like Cape Town herself, the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel’s rooms and suites are subtle, stylish and shimmering. With its central location in a beautiful city, the Grand Daddy is the ideal venue for making a serious impression, be it at meetings, product launches, conferences or weddings.
Standout Venue Features:
Our seven Airstream trailers were shipped in from the United States of America.
The original architect of the Grand Daddy hotel building on 38 Long Street was Mello Gerardus Damstra, a Dutchman who came to the Cape around 1895, according to the South African Heritage Resource Agency.
The vintage elevator at the Grand Daddy is the oldest operational elevator in Cape Town.
The Grand Daddy’s Airstream rooftop trailer park is legendary. The seven glinting, individually themed trailers on our rooftop take visitors on a fanciful and fuss-free journey.
You may or may not have seen the little golden statuette of a dog at the Daddy. His name is Leon and he’s the best mascot any hotel could ask for – purveyor of great times and awesome service.
The Grand Daddy building was built in1874 and its doors opened in 1895 as Hotel Metropole.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

The Grand Daddy is proud to introduce our new eatery! THIRTY ATE at The Grand Daddy offers an exceptional, convenient & diverse dining experience including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Cocktails & Wine, Coffees & Desserts as well as private events and functions.

Our new menu showcases favourites from prawns to burgers & gourmet sandwiches, while also boasting an exclusively South African Gin menu, milkshakes, smoothies and a variety of craft beers. We offer a quality wine list to complement our dishes and a welcoming, relaxed & vibrant environment in which to soak up our city atmosphere.

For our hotel guests who are staying on our B&B rate, breakfast is still included in your stay. THIRTY ATE offers an extensive menu and any of our breakfast dishes, coffees, teas & juices are included in your stay, up to the value of R75.00 per person per day. Orders that exceed this amount will have the remainder charged to your room account, to be settled upon check-out.

Our produce is locally sourced and we pride ourselves on our homemade touches. Our menu items such as gourmet sandwiches and desserts are changed on a weekly basis, to keep things interesting.

The Grand Daddy’s celebrated Thirty Ate Eatery will soon be serving food on the go with a unique Food Truck experience.

Find us on the side of The Grand Daddy Hotel on Castle Street and grab a quick coffee and Nutella pancake before work or indulge in a delicious Tortilla wrap for lunch…

The menu is sure to impress and tailored for people on the move.

Watch this space to get the first taste of our scrumptious street food!

Bars & Lounges:
Daddy Cool Bar

This is where the cool goes to kick back in style. A magpie’s delight, complete with white leather, shiny surfaces, bling and quirky golden treasures, Daddy Cool Bar is a scene of sparkling celebration.

Loved by locals as well as by our guests, Daddy Cool Bar is where you share a bottle of fine wine, sample cocktails or snack on our delicious offerings from the kitchen.

The corridor to Daddy Cool is flanked by a digital art and photographic gallery, in which Cape Town’s top contributors showcase the beauty and culture of Africa’s creative mecca.

The Daddy Cool bar is available for exclusive functions.

The Daddy Cool Bar is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.

Sky Bar

Picture yourself on a rooftop in Cape Town: seven vintage Airstream trailers glint in the spectacular sunset, you’re kicking back on a wooden deck and enjoying the view in your own deckchair.

Perched in this surreal playscape, your effervescent, thirst-quenching champagne, cocktails or cold beers will be served while you’re surrounded by Cape Town’s skyline.

The Sky Bar is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 4pm to 8.30pm during winter, and from Monday to Saturday, noon to 8.30pm in summer. It is a weather-dependent venue so please call in advance to make sure that we are open.

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