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Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel
Ranked #80 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Knysna, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Not just another hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

I have stayed at Daddy Long Legs three times now on business trips to Cape Town. I don't think the hotel is really aimed at the South African business traveler (I'm probably twice the age of most of the guests), but I enjoy staying there. It makes the overnight stay in Cape Town interesting and fun, and it is certainly different from staying in one of the big hotel brands, in which you could be anywhere in the world.

The decor is quirky and fun; the rooms are basic, but comfortable and clean. Free and fast wifi would be an improvement. The staff are friendly and fairly knowledgeable. I have not been disturbed by noise from inside or outside the hotel (quite surprisingly even when staying on the Long Street side at a busy time). I have always found parking in the street outside (admittedly I arrive late) and my hired car has always been fine in the morning. The breakfast place downstairs is not brilliant or cheap, but quite adequate and open from 6:30. (I have not been offered a R50 voucher, but I have claimed 10% discount as a Daddy Long Legs guest).

I love being able to walk to restaurants in Long Street, and for business meetings in the city the location is extremely convenient (the parking marshals can be persuaded to allow the car to stay in its street side parking place all day).

I will continue to make this my base for short trips to Cape Town and if I were asked to recommend a place for travelers to stay, especially young ones who want to get a taste of Cape Town's night life, I would strongly recommend Daddy Long Legs.

Room Tip: Take pot luck - each one is individually decorated - you might be surprised.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Michael M
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Jason R, General Manager at Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Hello Michael

Thanks so much for your feedback and kind words about our Hotel, we cherish any feedback from guests, as this is one of the most important ways for us to make things better or to simply know that what we doing is loved by guests, glad you keep having amazing stays while you are with us. We are looking into faster and limited free wifi, so hopefully your next stay with us that will be updated.

Looking forward to welcoming you back next time.

All the best.

Kind Regards.
Jason Rodwell
GM
Daddy Long Legs
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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012 via mobile

We spent three nights in the sunset room and thought overall the place was pretty great! After the bars part of a month camping the showers were awesome. The staff were pretty helpful and it is in a great location on Long St so very easy to get to cafes, restaurants and shops without needing taxis.

We loved the concept of the place - each room with a different design/theme and wondered why it wasn't done more commonly in other hotels around the world (maybe it is??). I got a peek of the photo booth room and the karaoke room. Wow.

A couple of things though: the top floor is a long way up so if you have heavy bags be prepared for a hike; free use of computers in the reception area was good but wifi costs; no minibar or tv in the rooms (didn't bother us but it might for some).

Looking forward to our next stay.

Stayed April 2012
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Thank bensmatrix
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Jason R, General Manager at Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Hello There

Thanks so much for your feedback, we cherish all feedback from guests, glad you had an amazing stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon. Be sure to check out the other rooms next time you stay with us.

All the best.

Kind Regards.
Jason Rodwell
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Melbourne
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

We stayed at Daddy Long Legs in January 2012 in one of their self catering apartments and loved it. The apartment was bright, had plenty of room and everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We were there for nearly a week and our room was cleaned and replenished everyday. The apartments are separate from the actual hotel on Long Street so you do need to walk a couple of blocks if you need to speak to someone at the front desk, however staff were friendly and helpful, so worth the walk.
I won't lie, it was a bit noisy with a bar/ restaurant directly underneath us and just the general commotion on Long Street. With that said, they do supply ear plugs and after the first night we didn't use them as we were used to it. I guess there has be some trade off on the great location.
We had a very pleasant stay at Daddy Long Legs who as far as I could tell offered some of the best value rooms in Cape Town.

http://postcardsfromzambia.blogspot.com/2012/01/south-africa-cape-town.html

Room Tip: If staying in one of the self-catering apartments, try to get one at the back of the building away f...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lauren O
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Jason R, General Manager at Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
Hello Lauren

Thanks so much for your feedback and kind words, we cherish any feedback from guests, glad you had an amazing stay in our Apartments and hope to see you again soon. A special thanks also for sharing your blog post with us, i will be sure to post it on our Facebook page.

All the best.

Kind Regards.
Jason Rodwell
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Cairo
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Very nice boutique hotel. All rooms are different. We stayed at the Karoke room. Great one

Room Tip: Karoke room
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NayerBeshay
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Jason R, General Manager at Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Hello there!

Thanks so much for your feedback and kind words, we cherish any feedback from guests as this is the only way we can improve and grow, glad you had an amazing stay and hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards.
Jason Rodwell
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Daddy Long Legs
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Great atmosphere - fantastic design - friendly staff - very clean - located in the heart of Cape Town

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jason R, General Manager at Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2012
Hi there!

Thanks so much for your feedback and kind words, we are so glad you had an amazing stay and hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards and again thank you for your feedback.
Jason Rodwell
GM
Daddy Long Legs
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Property: Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel
Address: 134 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Price range (per night): $82 - $135
Hotel Class:3 star — Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Staying in the Daddy Long Legs Independent Travellers Hotel is like being part of an interactive art exhibition. Each room is uniquely decorated by an artist, poet, photographer, designer or musician, creating different themes! ... more   less 
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