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Hippo Hideaway

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70 McKenzie Street, Saint Lucia 3936, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scottburgh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the worst experience ever had in St Lucia..Water restrictions, OK not their fault, but told there would be water between 6 & 9, guess what, no water not even for showers, flush toilet or wash up. Matress lumpy & springs felt through. Surely if water is so restricted guests should be notified and given the option to caccel... More 

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Chrisjoo, Owner at Hippo Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear BJ C, The experience you have had is absolutely unacceptable to us. We have called for written reports from all staff involved in order to find out what has gone awry. As you rightly said, the water shortage Zululand is having is beyond out control, and as everyone we are scrambling to get boreholes surveyed, extra jo jo tanks... More 

Ballito, South Africa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hippo Hideaway is my only choice of venue in St Lucia. The rooms are spotless and the staff always friendly. Situated across the road from the shops yet right on the estuary where you have the hippo visit at night..A truly awesome place to stay!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Hippo Hideaways is the place always satisfies our needs in terms of a complete family gateway weekend with splendid locality and awesome atmosphere. the resort is well located in the super stream market

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Pretoria
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Stayed at Hippo with my family for 4 days during Easter 2015, it's a wonderful place. Friendly staff, excellent service. Ask them to arrange the activities for you, they are very efficient. Will certainly be back soon. Value for money.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Myself and five others spent a really nice, relaxing time at the Hideaway. Clean and tidy, friendly and efficient staff, excellent rooms. Nice and central for all of St Lucia. Would I stay again? In a flash!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The property is very well positioned, clean and has very good facilities. The management is very professional and extremely helpful. The location is very close to sightings of Hippos. Highly recommended

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kommetjie South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A wonderful place to relax and unwind plus a perfect base for the Wildlife Parks in the area. Every need is catered for in the SC unit and by the friendly staff, especially Gwen.Thank you, we'll be back. Christine and Ray Higgins Kommetjie.

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Ladybrand, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very friendly staff and perfect location. The room is clean and serviced daily. Didn't have breakfast as we leave early to the safari trip. Guesthouse is near the road so a bit noise but acceptable. Will visit again

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Randburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stayed at the Hippo Hideaway in St Lucia for a week over New Year. The location is very convenient and central. The apartment was well equipped with everything you need. However, the second bedroom was a bit small and our apartment looked nothing like the brochure or the website photos. The view of the river is non-existent due to... More 

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Spent 4 nights in a 4 sleeper estuary facing chalet (unit 16). Very clean and comfortable. The aircon unit for unit 17 was located on the bedroom wall of unit 16. Thus we had to make do with a constant buzzing sound in the 1 bedroom. To their credit reception were willing to move us to another unit but we... More 

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