It all started from humble beginnings, one simple idea. Offer travellers, spacious, creative, spotless and good value accommodation. Obtaining all these goals together isn’t easy nor is it the norm in the travel industry. Then again our guests aren’t one to follow the beaten path. They are independent, creative, forward thinking travellers….. who don’t want to stay in another regular hotel room in another regular city on another regular holiday.
Staying in the Daddy Long Legs Independent Travellers Hotel is like being part of an interactive art exhibition. The thirteen-room boutique backpacker is quite unlike anything else in South Africa. Not only is each room uniquely decorated by an artist, poet, photographer, designer or musician, but, they were afforded complete freedom to interpret the space as they pleased, resulting in a collection of hotel rooms that are an adventurous, humorous (and sometimes ironic) representation of Cape Town’s contemporary cultural landscape.
The Daddy Long Legs concept began with the original Daddy Long Legs Suites (hotel apartments with private kitchens and living area), above popular restaurants, Café Mojito and Khaya Nama in Long Street. The five suites proved so successful that owners Jody Aufrichtig and Nicholas Ferguson decided to expand the concept with a second Daddy Long Legs, also positioned in Long Street, above The African Music Store...
..Daddy Long Legs is a dream project and yet creative expression has not diluted the necessity for comfort and rest. “It’s about funky, affordable accommodation”, says Aufrichtig. He adds that Daddy Long Legs is, “ a place where you can meet people, have fun whilst you are at it, and – get an awesome night’s rest. Staying at a Daddy Long Legs gives you the opportunity to absorb the creative spirit of Cape Town without leaving your room, so just lie back and enjoy!”
All the beds are hotel quality and are lovingly dressed in clean percale linen. Each room has its own shower and toilet and the communal space boasts a relaxed bar, balcony and frequent entertainment. No one will go hungry, with street level R-Caffe offering breakfasts and lunches and a plethora of dining options are within walking distance.As an independent travellers hotel, Daddy Long Legs will appeal to those seeking an authentic experience of Cape Town. It is a place to meet others and it is ideally situated for exploring the character and nightlife of the city and it’s surrounds. In much the same way, Daddy Long Legs will be a welcome respite for the local businessperson tired of sterile hotel environments.
The communal bar / lounge area is the perfect spot to meet fellow travellers and visiting locals. Relax, order a drink and sit on the balcony to take in the vibrant atmosphere of Long Street; Cape Town’s creative and eccentric heart.
A 25% Non-refundable deposit is required in order to confirm the reservation. Failure to confirm the reservation will result in cancellation of the booking without notice. Balance payable 30 days prior to arrival. Changes to reservations will only be accepted in writing.
100% of the deposit (or the cost of your first night) will be forfeited on cancellation of your confirmed booking.
With all group bookings please note that we require a 50% deposit to secure the reservation of which 25% is non refundable.
In the event of a refund, a 10% administration fee will be retained, subject to cancellation terms and conditions
Children up to two years old are free of charge
3 to 12 years old: R450 per child per night. Up to two children in this age category can be accommodated in our Grand Daddy Suite and one of our Luxury Rooms, and up to three children in our Sugar Daddy Suite
13 to 16 years old: R850 per child per night. One child in this age category can be accommodated in our Luxury Rooms, Grand Daddy Suite and Sugar Daddy Suite
Note: Children are accommodated on snoozas (fold-up matresses)
– Subject to change without prior notification
– Quoted per room, per night. Currency is in South African Rand.
– Inclusive of VAT @ 14%
– Self-Catering accommodation
Terms and Conditions
* 1 bedroom apartment, sleeps 2
* 2 bedroom apartment, sleeps 4
Daddy Long Legs is something entirely different. We offer fashionable, vibrant and affordable accommodation in prime spots around the world. Our guests are a young, eclectic and creative mix of active world travellers and local explorers. At the moment we are only in Cape Town, but the way we see it, the world is our oyster! We have high ceilings, are always en-suite and on a vibrant street. We are the traveller’s place with space! The gap in the market!
In a world of your own!
What our apartments have to offer:
Daddy Long Legs has 5, stylish, self-catering, fully furnished apartments. Spacious and recently refurbished these funky apartments have retained their old world feel with oregon wooden floors, exposed brick and ceiling beams and decorated with a hint of contemporary vibrant Africanism. Each apartment sleeps 2-4 people and has an open plan kitchen dining area and lounge. The bathroom has a shower. The front apartments have French doors, which open up onto Long Street the perfect place to sit on a warm evening and watch the street transform.
If you want to get all the fussy stuff out of the way right now, and just come and enjoy your holiday… why not use us as your Travel Centre.
You won’t pay more for doing so and you will have confirmations of all your travel itineraries verified and waiting for you to just arrive and enjoy!
Let us know what interests you, and we will send you info on activities in any of the categories below.
If you have an unusual request, try us, after all we’re no ordinary hotel:
• Day Trips
• Adventure Activities
• 1 to 55 Day Safaris
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. Gentle, creative elements add a human touch and fun to any occasion and will ensure that your get-together packs a punch – with plenty of Cape Town magic.
Secure parking is available at Picbel Parkade on Strand Street.
The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema
Celebrating the silver screen in an outdoor cinema right beneath the African sky, the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema is set among seven vintage Airstream trailers on the rooftop of the Grand Daddy Hotel. Snuggle up, and order a picnic basket and some bubbly. This open-air rooftop cinema is a perfect Cape Town experience, open all year round!
With regular showings of films that have stayed in a happy corner of our memories, the Pink Flamingo is part drive-in, part social event and part adventure. Set in the world’s only rooftop trailer park hotel, the Pink Flamingo celebrates the silver screen in a silver setting: right beneath the night sky.
There are three seating options for booking movie tickets: General Seating, the Love Seat and the Couch – all these tickets include a welcome drink, bag of sweets and popcorn. Then for an additional cost, add a delicious picnic basket to your ticket.
The Pink Flamingo Cinema is also available for private functions, so you can host an awesome event on the roof or arrange your own private screenings.
THIRTY ATE at The Grand Daddy
he Grand Daddy is proud to bring you our top quality 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 the option of exclusive bookings for private events and functions.
Our menu showcases classic city 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 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.
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|Self Catering - 2 pax||Standard Room||1||100||Saturday, 01 September 2018||Wednesday, 19 December 2018||R1 300.00 Per night||1||100|
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