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Hippo Boutique Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5-9 Park Road, Gardens, | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8018, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars NEW

The room is very large indeed and has a kitchenette which is great. I asked for a room with a view and was given one with a view of the car park which was not great especially as I could hear people getting into their cars early in the morning. When I queried this I was told all the rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great staff, near many restaurants, private parking, breakfast is not in the hotel but the 5 or 6 coffee shops where you can have your breakfast are around the hotel (included in the room's price), the 2 we tried were really good!

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Delft
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at one of the apartments, which was awesome! Big, spacious and a nice view. There was a vintage record player in the room, with lots of records: so much fun when we returned to our apartment to relax. The staff was very friendly. And as a bonus they'll let you choose out of five good places around the... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the plus side: 1. the room was great: large, with a soothing garden view. the bathroom was OK 2. the price was reasonable for Cape Town On the negative side: 1. no internet when we were there. Apparently the issue had been going on for several days. the attendant at the reception desk did not seem to know much... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall I was not overly excited with this hotel. Plus side: - fantastic location in the Gardens - next door to the best bars and restaurants in Cape Town - the manager (more senior hotel person behind the desk) was very helpful - underground parking was secure and easy to get too (vital if renting a car) Negative Side: -... More 

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ben W, Hippo Boutique Hotel, I would like to humbly apologise for your disappointing experience. We would like to assure you that we, at Hippo Boutique Hotel, pride ourselves in delivering the best guest service and strive to get the basics right consistently. We do have a new receptionist in training who is from out of town, we have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a terrific time at Hippo. The entire staff, from cleaners to manager were helpful, courteous, and competent. We were so lucky to stay in a place where the staff was so helpful in arranging activities and offering advice about where to go and what to see. Changes in plans and lengthening our stay posed no problem and every... More 

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback and taking time to post your comments pertaining to your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time spent at Hippo Boutique Hotel and the welcoming service offered, met your expectations. Please be assured that I will congratulate our team for doing a great job!... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here our first two nights in cape town before heading off to safari. Monday (spelling) greeted us so warmly when we arrived and we were so thrilled when he showed us the champagne and roses they had decorated our room with to celebrate our honeymoon. The staff was very sweet, the room was nice and... More 

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SarahFollis, Thank you for your feedback and taking time to post your comments pertaining to your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time spent at Hippo Boutique Hotel and the welcoming service offered, met your expectations. Please be assured that I will congratulate Monde for doing a great job! We... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great stay here in November 2014. The staff, especially Sasha, were very accommodating. The included breakfast (at the restaurant next door) was very good. The location is in a very nice neighborhood in the shadow of Table Mountain - in fact, we walked back to the hotel from there. Good restaurants in the area as well.

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LCDaMan, Thank you for your feedback and taking time to post your comments pertaining to your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time spent at Hippo Boutique Hotel and the welcoming service offered, met your expectations. Please be assured that I will congratulate our team for doing a great job!... More 

Clayton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Hippo very much. Clean and large room, Three large windows as well. Very up to date. Nice location in a hip area, lots of great restaurants nearby. Very helpful staff as well. Convienient parking.

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ClipperInn, Thank you for taking the time to write down your positive feedback after your recent stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel! We are delighted to hear that you had a good experience. Thank you for choosing to stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards Sasha O'Hare General... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great room with a novel mezzanine bedroom/bathroom floor in the room. beautiful view of signal hill and lions head from our window. friendly helpful reception and hotel staff. good ammenities in room and the under hotel restaurant for breakfast was great and had good service. just wish we could have stayed longer!

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 443carlyg, Thank you for taking the time to write down your positive feedback after your recent stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel! We are delighted to hear that you had a good experience and wish you could of stayed longer too! Thank you for choosing to stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

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Address: 5-9 Park Road, Gardens, | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8018, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hippo Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Hippo Boutique Cape Town
Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
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#18 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#37 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#39 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#40 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central

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