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Hippo Boutique Hotel

4.0 of 5
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5-9 Park Road, Gardens, | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #41 of 105 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the hotel could not be more perfect, as there are so many great restaurants within walking distance. Hippo offers complimentary breakfast at various local bistros which was also great - we really loved being able to try different options each morning. Our room was also lovely and I really enjoyed the unique styling. Our room was facing... More 

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Elgin, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Hippo for one night. We were impressed by the friendly staff , beautifull furnished suite (430) , attention to detail , true to the photos on the website. Safe parking and walking distance to a multitude of trendy restaurants in a beautifull part of Cape Town.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was our first night in Cape Town, first night in South Africa! Excellent hotel in great location near to great bars and restaurants. Helpful staff, but no lift to first floor reception. As seems to be the case with all the hotels we stayed in on our trip, wi-fi in the room was patchy!

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dubai
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Large rooms, with relatively no noise pollution at night. Our room faced the parking, so no great views there, but at least we didn't face some of the sleepless nights other guests complained of. The location next to Kloof Street makes this place even better. Relatively safe. Amazing restaurants within walking distance. I can understand why many locals (& tourists)... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We stayed for two stretches at the Hippo and loved it. The location is excellent - away from the tourist areas and near some fantastic hotels. The noise issue is overblown. The Mexican restaurant downstairs closes are 11 and was only sort of noisy on Friday/Saturday night. It should not keep you from staying here. There is free wifi and... More 

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

Dear Colin U, 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. Trust us, we never tire of our guests, the team is a passionate... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

My Australian boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights in early March and it was a superb experience!! It was my mans birthday on the first night and I let the manager know when we booked. She spoilt us with a bottle of lovely South African bubbles and ferro rocha chocolate which after 32 hours in transit was wonderful!... More 

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

Dear Sharon W, 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 should your travels bring... More 

Oslo
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great location. It is right next to klooft street where there are loads of good restaurants. Go for the suite, the price difference is not very big, and the rooms are great! Very good value for money. Can defiantly recommend this hotel. Also great breakfast.

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

Dear Ingrid F, Thank you for taking the time to write down your additional positive feedback after your recent stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel. Your comments are much appreciated, and we hope to have the privilege of welcoming you to Hippo Boutique Hotel again soon. Kind regards, Sasha O'Hare General Manager More 

Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Rooms are very large with a kitchenette , on the 4 floor we havé a view on table mountain . We have a room on two levers , lovely place. Staff very Nice . We havé different choices for breakfast , all places good . Location is perfect .our room was quiet .mi recommand this hotel

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

Dear 200luciep, 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 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We booked for a cycle event. Asked for a quiet room. If this was a quiet room I would hate to have stayed in a not quiet one! Rather be honest with potential guests in future if you cannot deliver. I cannot recommend this hotel fto anyone looking for a reasonable nights rest.

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

Dear MarthaBo, Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your stay with us. We rely on guest feedback to determine both the positive and negative aspects of our hotel and to improve wherever possible. Guest feedback is imperative for us to ensure whether or not we are meeting and exceeding our guests' expectations. Please except our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great boutique hotel at an amazing price. Large airy, cool rooms, nice and quiet at the back of the hotel. Sparsely stocked kitchenette but what more do you want with great eateries in the immediate location! Lovely, friendly bubbly reception staff who could not do enough for us. Great breakfasts at choice of 4 different locations! Our stay was simply... More 

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

Dear Bill_Pomeroy, 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 about the impressive service offered during your recent stay with us. Please be assured that I will congratulate our TEAM for doing a great job! We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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