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Hippo Hideaway

4.0 of 5 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Great place to stay, had a relaxed time, good service. Great to have dvd rentals from the reception. I enjoyed the tea area looking out to the garden, quiet and peaceful. The place is well furnished, good quality material.

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Hoofddorp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable rooms, security 24hrs, opposite of a supermarket and restaurants. The hotel has a swimmingpool and seats at the pool.the rooms are fully equipt with microwave, watercooker, toaster refridge, TV, DVD

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Unfortunately the bathroom in unit 9 is extremely cramped due to the size and location of the basin. Also, the sliding door does not allow for privacy when using this challenging facility!! Otherwise accommodation is excellent.

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South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Location very central. Chalet clean but very small bedrooms and bathroom. Did not feel it was value for money. Cats seem a noisy problem at night. Power failure from 7 pm till early hours. No generator, torch provided. Seems this is regular occurance but no warning by reception. Disappointing accommodation.

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Chrisjoo, Owner at Hippo Hideaway, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, Thankyou for your comments, We are always sad if we feel we have fallen short of our guests expectations. Unfortunately we are in the hands of local municipality with regards our utilities, and these are largely stable. When water supply became an issue a few years back, we installed backup JoJo tanks to ensure our guests were not... More

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I've been to Hippo Hideaway a couple of times. It was comfortable and clean, our children loved the area to roam. It was private, yet on the main road accessing amenities easily. I went with my parents and two small children during the slow/rainy season, but it was serene and pleasant. I'm dreaming of going back to Saint Lucia!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Was abit put off by some for the reviews so was very pleasantly surprised to find the high quality of the rooms. Everything you need to self cater is there and very comfortable. Nice pool and braai area, was very quiet which suited us but guess it could be abit noisy if full of families. Straight across the road are... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stayed at Hippo Hideaway from 25 - 27 August. The rooms are very nice and had everything we required. Our toilet was blocked the night we arrived and we were unable to get hold of anyone through phoning both emergency numbers supplied. The problem was sorted out the following morning though but still very inconvenient as we were unable... More

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Chrisjoo, Owner at Hippo Hideaway, responded to this review

On behalf of Hippo Hideaway, I must apologise for the problem you experienced with the toilet, as well as the non answering of the emergency numbers. We are trying to track your details but are unsure as to which surname you were booked in under in order for us to offer restitution for a bad nights stay. Kind regards Chris More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Clean, comfortable and centrally located on the main street in St Lucia. Four of us were happily settled for four nights and did wonderful trips to Cape Vidal and Imfolozi game parks seeing exciting game. There is a lovely swimming pool, hammocks all around and braai areas outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Spent 2 nights away with 3 friends. The unit was a self catering, 4 sleeper. There were 2 rooms one with a double bed and the other had 2 single beds. There was one bathroom with a shower and bath. The unit was clean and compact and kitchen had all the utensils required. A daily maid service was also available.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Lovely stay at this comfortable self catering establishment. We stayed in a comfortable air conditioned 2 bedroom chalet that was clean, neat and tidy and was also equipped with everything we needed. Beautifully maintained gardens and grounds and the lodge is located within walking distance of restuarants, supermarkets etc. Just the Eskom load shedding that dampened a nearly perfect weekend.... More

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Address: 70 McKenzie Street, Saint Lucia 3936, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Saint Lucia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hippo Hideaway 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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