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Welcome to the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel

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.
We look forward to welcoming you.

Photograph: Pat & Roger de la Harp / African Icons 2015

Our iconic city centre hotel is Cape Town’s most original, convenient & fun place to stay. Not only is our proudly South African hotel a heritage building, we have been operating as a boutique hotel for over 120 years! The legendary, luxurious, conveniently located “design hotel” bustles with an energy that is quintessentially Cape Town. Our unique Long Street hotel features a top class eatery called “Thirty Ate”, boutique hotel accommodation and South Africa’s only rooftop Airstream Trailer Park.

So much more than just a Cape Town hotel, The Grand Daddy is a local landmark. A distinct focus on the promotion of local design, exceptional service and world class hospitality, make this hotel a unique, unmissable addition to Cape Town’s famous Long Street.


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.

Thirty Ate Eatery

Experience exceptional, convenient & diverse dining at THIRTY ATE Eatery. We also offer exclusive bookings for private events and functions.

Grand Daddy Features

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Airstream Rooftop Trailer Park

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 the modern comforts like TV, aircon and fridges. #LiveRiveted!

THIRTY ATE Eatery at Grand Daddy

Our beautifully decorated THIRTY ATE Eatery at The Grand Daddy Hotel, is cool, casual & classic. THIRTY ATE is a welcome addition to The Mother City’s contemporary dining scene.

Visit Our Rooftop Sky Bar

Visit our Sky Bar and enjoy a delicious sundowner on the roof! With plenty of space to entertain, the roof of the Grand Daddy is the ideal place to kick off your night on the town, or to hire for that very special event. Either way, you’ll feel on top of the world.


Quirky Daddy Facts

  • 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.
  • Capetonian interior designers Beach House Interiors are responsible for the Grand Daddy Hotel’s BRAND NEW proudly South African decor.
  • The Grand Daddy building was built in 1874 and its doors opened in 1895 as Hotel Metropole.