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Grand Daddy Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa

By Diane Vadino

Feb 16, 2012

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In a city with no shortage of great lodgings, Cape Town’s Grand Daddy Hotel offers guests something a little different: a night’s sleep in a vintage Airstream trailer parked on the roof of the hotel. The top-floor trailer park—which includes seven units, all with views of Table Mountain—was conceived by owner Jody Aufrichtig and local design studio Whatiftheworld. A different South African artist imagined the look of each trailer, and themes include the pink-hued “Love of Lace,” by Tracy Lynch, and Mark and Joe Stead’s “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” featuring a human-size bear suit in the closet. During your stay, take advantage of the adjacent rooftop bar and picnic seating, a more sociable option than trailer-side room service.

Grand Daddy Hotel, 27/(0) 21-424-7247, from $90. Photo courtesy of Grand Daddy Hotel. This appeared in the March/April 2010 issue. 

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