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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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Ranked #44 of 120 hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katy W London, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were out with friends in town and didn’t fancy driving back to the house we were staying in for the week so we had one very last minute stay at the Hippo Hotel. The receptionist was very helpful and it was really useful we could park our car safety underneath. I popped out and my friend stayed in the... More

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

Dear Katy W, Thank you for the positive review of our hotel! My Team and I are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel when next your travels take you to Cape Town! We should welcome another opportunity to show you the Hippo Boutique... More

Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. Friendly and very helpful staff. Originally just booked for 4 nights stay but was so impressed by the place we extended out stay for 11 nights our full holiday. On arrival we were upgraded to one of there suites which had a view of Table Mountain. Any place we wanted to visit the girls at the front desk... More

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

Dear Alex & Clair I am delighted to read the wonderful comments you have posted on TripAdvisor regarding Hippo Boutique Hotel. Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip to Cape Town! It was an absolute pleasure to accommodate you! We aim to provide the best guest service and it is wonderful to know that this is... More

Monrovia, Liberia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We had booked a standard room but then found we had been upgraded to the Hippo Suite. :) It was a split level spread over 2 floors, bedroom and bathroom upstairs and open plan living room/kitchenette downstairs, with a refridgerator, microwave and kettle. There was also a desk and computer for internet access, but we preferred using the wifi with... More

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

Dear csy7, Thank you for the positive review of our hotel! My Team and I are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel when next your travels take you to Cape Town! Sasha O'Hare General Manager More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a small affordable clean friendly hotel. Our room had facilities to make light meals. Very close to buzzing boozy Long Street where you can party all night long. There is free parking and breakfast is included. The two restaurants on the ground floor can be a bit noisy in the evening, but it all quietens down before midnight.... More

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Gronjngen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

very good, modern and friendly hotel. good breakfast and friendly staff. For sure we will remember this place! the location is good if you want to be close to the city center. the rooms are modern an includes all the services for a good stay.

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Ballito, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My experience was not great. Firstly the staff forgot to return my drivers licence and credit card when I checked in, causing problems for me later in the day. Secondly the hotel is extremely noisy, and rooms badly designed. I was in room at end of passage far from reception, but could still hear phone ring and door bell go... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We have stayed at the Hippo many years ago and stayed again in December 2013 due to unforeseen circumstances dictating that we had to. The positives: - brilliant position - lovely and large rooms - friendly and helpful staff - secure parking The problems (and these have existed for a number of years which indicates hotel management's inability to resolve... More

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San Francisco, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We really liked our room, the staff, and the free breakfast at the Hippo. Even better is it's location, close for walking to various neighborhoods and sights. They also have free wireless in the room and parking spots if you have a car.

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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Pros: Good location (in a busy, centrally located area), spacious room with kitchenette (all rooms face the back of the building), clean hardwood floors, friendly and helpful staff, laundry is charged by kilos (not per piece), free breakfast, free internet, free car parking, in-room slippers! Cons: One night, a hotel staff opened our room door at 11:30PM, because he thought... More

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london
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stayed for 6 nights at the Hippo; they gave us a studio with with the bedroom and bathroom in a mezzanine, and a large living room with (basic) cooking facilities. Fortunately we were at the back of the building with a stunning view of Table Mountain and away from what can be a noisy street. The decor is funky... More

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Additional Information about Hippo Boutique Hotel

Also Known As:
Hippo Boutique Cape Town
Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
Address: 5-9 Park Road, Gardens, | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8018, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hippo Boutique Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Find yourself in the hub of Cape Town’s trendy café culture when staying at Hippo Boutique Hotel. This popular hotel boasts 20 standard rooms and 5 exclusive lofts - all spacious air-conditioned rooms are equipped with King sized beds, designer furniture, stainless steel kitchenettes, complimentary parking on the premises as well as 24hour wireless internet access keeping you connected 24 hours a day!On the ground floor you’ll find a choice of 3 excellent restaurants catering to every palette, from a simple fresh menu at Mano a Mano to authentic Thai cuisine at Simply Asia finishing with a Mexican fiesta at Fat Cactus. Hippo is conveniently situated close to the centre of town - an ideal base from where you can explore all Cape Town has to offer you! Our team is well known for their exceptional customer service and are always ready with a smile. ... more   less 
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