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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 #41 of 102 hotels in Cape Town Central
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had initially booked in the Westin but changed this to the Hippo Boutique Hotel when suggested by a friend. We were very pleantly surprised by this wonderful hotel situated around the corner of Kllof street and surrounded by wonderful shops and restaurants. The suite wqe stayed in was super!

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Dear Sander V, Thank you for taking them time to review your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel! The team and I are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure for the entire team to have you as our guests. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel... More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stay at Hippo Boutique often, as I am required to travel to CT for work, and always love my time at Hippo. The staff are amazing and always make me feel like I am arriving "home". The Hippo team are so warm and welcoming and the extended staff at Manos and surrounding restaurants also add to the overall experience.... More

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

Dear Cindy Lee W, The compliments you have given to our property just blew us away, and our entire team is overwhelmed and humbled by your praise! Knowing that you felt "home away from home" is exactly what we wish all our guests to experience. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and sharing it for others... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Hippo twice for on business and can't recommend it highly enough. The staff are the most friendly and helpful you will find anywhere and nothing is too much trouble for them. I had a small issue with the plumbing but it was fixed by the time I returned to my room the same day. They... More

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Dear Mumbers, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel! The team is thrilled to hear your feedback and I am proud to know that our guests leave here knowing that the Hippo Staff will always go above and beyond for our guests. We certainly look forward to welcoming you... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had a great stay but when I suggest when checking in, ask what time the check out will be otherwise you will be charged an additional R800 for late check out. Enjoyed my stay though. Rooms where clean and the suite was great.

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Dear Leon Ayo L, Thank you for your positive review and for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay. We take our guests feedback seriously as a way to know what we are doing right but more importantly what can be improved on. Hippo Boutique Hotel operates on regular check out time of 11h00. We are... More

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Have been using the Hippo for business trips over the last few weeks and have been more than impressed with the staff, the service and the rooms. The rooms are large with a kitchenette so you can spend time in the room in comfort if you wish, which can be a bonus when you are in a place for any... More

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Dear Neil F, 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 welcoming 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

Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I spent 4 nights at the hyppo recently, for a business trip, and I can say it's just a great experience, way better than the traditional business hotel, this place it young, cool and it's really great value. I'll definitively come back soon.

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Dear dalmata22, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel! The Hippo Team and I are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and agree, life is too short to stay in boring hotels! We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel when next your... More

Cape Town
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great location, close to all the shops, bars & restaurants for a vibey night out. The rooms need maintenance (small things) and our window looked onto a wall which we were disappointed about as we'd seen the rooms on the website that had better views, so pay extra for a view! Lovely morning breakfast at the restaurant underneath the hotel.

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Dear cherilady, The Hippo Boutique Hotel team would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We value guest feedback and take any kind of feedback constructively to improve where needed. I am pleased to confirm that we currently have a maintenance project underway throughout the hotel. I am sorry to hear about your... More

Durbanville, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stayed here last weeked - what a great evening spent, local bars ( there is a great spot just outside, the fat cactus. FUN! ) after a big night out, its nice to come back to a comfy bed, would definitely be back.

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

Dear Heatherza, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel! The Hippo Team and I are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay as well as the Restaurant, Fat Cactus, on site! We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future to... More

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

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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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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 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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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

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Address: 5-9 Park Road, Gardens, | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8018, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hippo Boutique Hotel 4*
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Hippo Boutique Cape Town
Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#26 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central #39 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central #47 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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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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