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Daddy Long Legs, Cape Town

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
134 Long Street
Cape Town Centre
Cape Town
South Africa 8000
Tel: 27 21 422 3074's insider take:

The rooms are tiny and the setting too noisy, but if you want to be in the heart of Long Street, and you don't mind the sound of late-night revelers in the bars and restaurants below (or plan on joining them at a hot spot like the Waiting Room), then book one of Daddy Long Legs's arty rooms. The 13 rooms are unique, each decorated by a different artist. Ask for a tour before checking in, to make sure you can find a space that suits you. Some, such as BeingMak1One, with its very stark, white 3-D installations by the artist of the same name, are rather unsettling. We suggest Far from Home: Its wallpaper depicts vast expanses of the Kalahari Desert, which is quite liberating in a small room, and it has excellent views of Table Mountain. This property is a popular location for photo shoots, so you'll be rubbing shoulders with models and pushing past wardrobe stylists in the corridors. The small lounge has comfortable leather sofas and an outdoor deck overlooking the action on Long Street below.

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