I love Cape Town… you all know that by now. I am always out in the CBD, so when I was invited to stay at the Grand Daddy Hotel, I was excited to spend another evening in our stunning city and have a mini staycation!
I’ve seen this hotel building many times, never ventured inside though, but on Friday afternoon I finally did! We were greeted by friendly faces and after a swift check-in we got into a beautiful 140 year old elevator, like something out of a James Bond movie, and went up to the 2nd floor.
We were surprised with an upgrade to a Suite, which is always a treat! It is a stunning room decorated in shades of turquoise and purple with copper accents throughout. The entire hotel has recently been renovated and it looks fantastic! Double glazed windows, stunning decor, everything is shiny and new as they say!
We made our way through the corridors, and up to the roof for a drink.
They have some very cool decor up there as well as a roof full of airstream trailers! A unique concept where you can essentially “camp” in a trailer on the roof of a hotel.
I had a strawberry Mojito, with giant chunks of strawberry in it, and Ryan had an ice cold draught. Once the sun set it got quite cold (as it does in Winter) so we went down to the room to relax a bit before dinner.
Dinner was at the hotel restaurant – Thirty Ate… How fun is that name! It was amazing, and a restaurant in it’s own right, so I did a separate post for it – Thirty Ate at Grand Daddy. Check it out to find out just how amazing their food is!
The hotel is nice and central so after dinner we took a walk down to eclectic House of Machines for a drink, and then up to Orphanage to dance and have some of their renowned cocktails. After a fun night out on the town we climbed into our huge comfy bed and I slept like a baby! Actually scratch that, now that I have kids I realize what a stupid expression that actually is, babies don’t sleep, well mine didn’t… So let’s just say I slept very very well!
After that amazing sleep we went down to breakfast at almost 11am. One thing that always bugs me about staying in a hotel is that if I don’t have my kids all I want to do is sleep late, but breakfast usually ends about the same time as I want to emerge from the room. So a late breakfast was an absolute dream!
They serve their breakfast at Thirty Ate. Along with our coffee and apple juice we had the Daddy’s pancakes, with delectable bacon, and a Rustic breakfast. The Rustic is crushed potatoes, onions, chorizo and baked eggs with ciabatta. Delicious!
Thank you to the Grand Daddy Hotel and Thirty Ate for having us. Opinions expressed are my own, as always.
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