Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel by BON Hotels
The Grand Daddy of The Mother City!
The Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel by BON Hotels in Cape Town is not just a hotel, it’s a bucket-list experience. Built in 1874 as a gracious Victorian lady, it was converted into the Metropole Hotel in 1895 and now kicks up its petticoats as the most original, quirky, inventive and inviting venue in town.
Situated right on Long Street, Cape Town’s coolest thoroughfare, Grand Daddy attracts both international and local visitors who come to enjoy the unique Grand Daddy vibe. Whether they are staying in the hotels’ one-of-a-kind Rooftop Airstream Trailer Park, watching a movie under the stars in the open-air Pink Flamingo cinema, riding the baroque-and-roll antique elevator, enjoying a cocktail in the Sky Bar with its view of Table Mountain, or tucking into Cape specialities at the Trailer 38 Restaurant, every experience at Grand Daddy is something you will get no-where else on earth.
Despite the colonial pedigree, Grand Daddy is Proudly South African in every aspect. Each room has been made over by a Cape Town designer, using clever slick’n’stylish local flourishes to enchant the visitor. Each room has a specially memorable feature, such as the Sugar Daddy Suite with the private Juliet balcony so guests can enjoy a birds-eye view of Cape Town’s vibrant street life.
The seven Penthouse Airstream trailers on the roof each reflect a quintessentially South African theme: they are decorated to celebrate heritage icons like our gold mines, our beaches, the timeless Karoo, the bush safari and the Cape flowers.
Even the more serious-minded pursuits pick up some pizzazz due to their out-a-sight setting. Conferencing or events get a make-over in The Venue, a light and airy ‘blank canvas’ multi-use space for up to 120 delegates, with a mirror mosaic bar and French doors that overlook Long Street.
And what could be better than a video or film presentation in the Pink Flamingo rooftop cinema, with a backdrop of the sun setting over the mountain and the stars reflecting in the sea?
The hotel is the best starting point for discovering Cape Town’s tourist delights. With legendary Long Street literally on the doorstep, the V&A Waterfront, the St George’s Mall street market and Greenmarket Square are just within range of a short stroll. From here it is easy to get to Table Mountain or the beach, and the famous red Hop-On-Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus that offers a tour of Cape Town’s highlights can be boarded from their Long Street office, just a few blocks away.
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