Its history started as residence for Lady Anne Barnard, daughter of James Lindsay, the Fifth Earl of Balcarres. It turned into a hotel in 1894 under Mrs. O'Sullivan, the first general manager. For over 2 centuries, it evolved into a more environmentally-friendly and contemporary hotel in Cape Town. To ensure modern comforts, it was renovated in 2008 during the 350th celebration of winemaking in Cape. Along with it was the reconstruction of a small but vital part of the property, the vine area.
The Grand Daddy Hotel features a rooftop Airstream Trailer Park. Seven individually decorated trailers were chosen in order to reflect a typical South African road trip. You can experience different parts of the country by staying in an Airstream trailer that also provides you with a rooftop view of the city.
Throughout the decades, it was renovated and even altered but the basic design is still maintained. Originally constructed by the Dutch architect, Anthony De Witt, who came to South Africa in 1879. The Australian architect, William Black, undertook extensions around 1900s. In 1920s, the veranda was re-constructed on four sets of concrete pillars during the rebuilding. It's initial name was Hotel Metropole, opened in 1895. The newspaper report mentioned in 1895 that it was "one of the landmarks of the city … five storeys high. It is of a very imposing and grand appearance, being designed in the old German Renaissance style."
Atlantic Affair Boutique Hotel offers luxurious accommodation in self-catering rooms and suites for adult guests only. Aiming to provide every guest with the most comfortable and relaxing atmosphere where they can truly rest and escape from their hectic routine, this hotel welcomes guests over the age of 18. Whether you want to relax in the comfort of your room or you want to use this hotel as a base to explore the city, it is certain that all your needs will be fulfilled here.
It owns the oldest fruit-bearing grapevine in South Africa, planted in 1781 in the courtyard. The hotel itself was construct in 1780, it was one of the first Dutch and Georgian properties that was built in the town. It was a monumental figure in the town's history. In 1960s, it was earmarked for demolition. Luckily, the square was renovated in the late 1980s which started one of the first conservation projects to preserve the town's history.
Primi Sea Castle, ideally positioned along the water's edge of Camp's Bay Beach allows you to enjoy breathtaking views. Grab a drink and enjoy the famous Camp Beach sunsets from one of the many beachfront restaurants and bars.
The hotel features a Honeymoon Suite which is equipped with a king-size bed, a fireplace, an en-suite bathroom, a Victorian bath and many other amenities that will make every couple's stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.