Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel, City Bowl

Hotel (2 Units)

Hotel Description

Type: Hotel

Sleeps: 27

Check-in: 14:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

Minimum Stay: 3 days

It all started from humble beginnings, one simple idea. Offer travelers, spacious, creative, spotless and good value accommodation. Obtaining all these goals together isn’t easy nor is it the norm in the travel industry. Then again our guests aren’t one to follow the beaten path. They are independent, creative, forward thinking travelers….. who don’t want to stay in another regular hotel room in another regular city on another regular holiday.
Staying in the Daddy Long Legs Independent Travellers Hotel is like being part of an interactive art exhibition. The thirteen-room Art Hotel is quite unlike anything else in South Africa. Not only is each room uniquely decorated by an artist, poet, photographer, designer or musician, but, they were afforded complete freedom to interpret the space as they pleased, resulting in a collection of hotel rooms that are an adventurous, humorous (and sometimes ironic) representation of Cape Town’s contemporary cultural landscape.
The Daddy Long Legs concept began with the original Daddy Long Legs Self Catering Apartments, located at number 263 Long Street. The five Self Catering apartments proved so successful that owners Jody Aufrichtig and Nicholas Ferguson decided to expand the concept with a second Daddy Long Legs, also positioned in Long Street, above The African Music Store, number 134 Long Street.
Daddy Long Legs is a dream project and yet creative expression has not diluted the necessity for comfort and rest. “It’s about funky, affordable accommodation”, says Aufrichtig. He adds that Daddy Long Legs is, “ a place where you can meet people, have fun whilst you are at it, and – get an awesome night’s rest. Staying at a Daddy Long Legs gives you the opportunity to absorb the creative spirit of Cape Town without leaving your room, so just lie back and enjoy!”
As an independent travellers hotel, Daddy Long Legs will appeal to those seeking an authentic experience of Cape Town. It is a place to meet others and it is ideally situated for exploring the character and nightlife of the city and it’s surrounds. In much the same way, Daddy Long Legs will be a welcome respite for the local businessperson tired of sterile hotel environments.
The communal bar / lounge area is the perfect spot to meet fellow travellers and visiting locals. Relax, order a drink and sit on the balcony to take in the vibrant atmosphere of Long Street; Cape Town’s creative and eccentric heart.

Hotel Features

  • Adult (18+)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Business District
  • Entertainment District
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • Serviced Daily
  • Shopping District
  • Towels Provided
  • WiFi
  • WiFi Hotspot


  • Standard Double

    Sleeps: 2

    Experience a vacation with a difference at the Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel, in these standard double rooms, all individually styled and furnished, each offering a holiday experience that is absolutely unique.

    With quirky and interesting names, this is holiday accommodation that is guaranteed to capture your interest and definitely a booking. Featuring designs inspired by various influences, these double rooms will certainly be imprinted on your memory, courtesy of the top-notch skills of the artists involved, including Toby Attwell, Sonja Myburgh, Adeline Wilkinson, Greg Giloway, Mak1One, Bert Pepler, Andre Vorster, Daya Heller, Finuala Dowling, Helen Bond, Kim Stern, Karl Straub and Antony Smyth.

    Common features among these double rooms are air conditioning, free wireless internet access and bath and hand towels that will be provided. Hairdryers are available as well (inquire at reception).
    Individual features among the double bedrooms include the permission to request twin rooms and triple rooms (extra supplement charge), as well as the permission to request a television and DVD player. Please note that these features are unique to some double bedrooms and cannot be requested for others.

    Not only will tenants get to experience these exceptional hotel rooms, but since the Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel is located in Long Street, Cape Town, they will be in the perfect position to discover the spirit and nightlife of the Mother City as well as the surrounding attractions of the Cape.

    Additionally, the hotel features a communal bar/lounge area which provides the ideal area to meet the locals and fellow travellers. Here, you can relax, order a drink and take a seat by the balcony and absorb the atmosphere of the vibrant Long Street of Cape Town. Book a stay in one of the double rooms of the Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel for a holiday that you will definitely never forget.

    from   R900 per night
    Sleeps: 2   Bedrooms: 1   Baths : 1   Views : City
  • Standard Twin

    Sleeps: 2

    Spend a one-of-a-kind holiday at the Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel, in these 2 standard twin rooms, both artfully furnished and with unique interior designs, each presenting a vacation experience that will definitely sweep you off your feet.

    With each room having its own name, these hotel rooms are sure to have those longing for a departure from the typical hotel experience picking up the phone to make a booking.

    With designs transporting you to the Karoo wilderness and inviting you in with seductive lighting, these standard twin rooms will surely be etched into your memory, courtesy of the exquisite work of the artists behind the designs, Robin Sprong and Tracy Lynch.

    The Protea Room, designed by Lynch, will tempt you to come in with its dark walls, contrasted by the white stencils of protea flowers, the wardrobe with a startling pink interior, and low-hanging lights. Far From Home by photographer Robin Sprong will definitely take you far away with the walls designed as a picturesque Karoo wilderness.

    Here, uninterrupted vistas will keep you spellbound when entering the room.
    Beyond their unique designs, both standard twin rooms feature air conditioning, free wireless internet access and bath and hand towels that will be provided. Hairdryers are obtainable via the reception.

    With the Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel being located in the vibrant Long Street in Cape Town, guests will have more to look forward to than just their exceptional hotel rooms. The position that the Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel grants is tailor-made to let holidaymakers explore the spirit and nightlife of the city bowl of Cape Town as well as the surrounding attractions to be found throughout the Cape.

    The hotel comes with its own communal bar/lounge area, providing the perfect spot to meet the locals and other tourists. Here, settle down, order a cocktail and relax by the balcony and take in the creative energies of Long Street in Cape Town.
    Make a booking at one of these standard twin rooms of the Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel for a vacation that you will remember for a long time.

    from   R900 per night
    Sleeps: 2   Bedrooms: 1   Baths : 1   Views : City

Important Information

  • Rates Quoted per Night per Accommodation
  • Rates negotiable according to length of stay, monthly rates are available.
  • Rates advertised may differ from time to time so please check with your consultant for the latest rates.
  • Keep in mind the establishments minimum stay requirements are linked to seasons, and may differ during the course of the year.

Cancellation Policy

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required within 48 Hours from the date when the booking is made in order to confirm the reservation. If the booking is only one night, the full booking amount is payable as a non-refundable deposit to secure a booking. The remaining balance is payable no later than 7 days prior to arrival. 

Failure to confirm the reservation will result in cancellation of the booking without notice. If you cancel your booking or part thereof, 100% of the deposit (or the cost of your first night) will be forfeited. Full pre-payments are not refundable under any circumstances if the cancellation occurs within 7 days prior to arrival date. Changes to reservations will only be accepted in writing. 

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