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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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  • 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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Uranus
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently stayed at this lovely hotel. The room we had was spacious enough for two people, smart, clean and very functional. Unfortunately on checkin after a long day travelling, reception didn't have the twin room ready as ordered through Expedia. They stated that they didn't get the request from Expedia though it was clear on my booking confirmation. The gentleman... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rooms are big, beds comfortable and the decor is a minimalistic funky one. Very convinient location, trendy vibrant neighbourhood. If you are driving, make sure you ask beforehand how to get into the parking becuase the street is near-impossible to park on...Reliable wifi is a plus.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I really had a great stay at this hotel and its very quiet at night which is good indeed. The service is quit amazing and the staffs are very friendly. It made my stay in cape Town the best ever. I really enjoyed my stay @ Hippo Boutique Hotel :-)

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

Dear 131esthersh Thank you for the positive review of our hotel. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel and we are looking forward to welcome you back when next your travels take you to Cape Town! Sasha O’Hare General Manager More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment I called in to book a room, right up to check out, the staff were nothing short of amazing. The hotel is situated just off Kloof street in the heart of Cape Town and the views from the room of Table Mountain are spectacular. Sasha had given us the Red Bull Suite, and the decor and views... More

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

Dear ZubsZA, Thank you for taking the time write down a review about your recent stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel. I am delighted to hear that your enjoyed your stay. Please be assured that I will congratulate our team! Thank you for choosing to stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back again... More

Linz, Austria
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good location (close to long street & 30min to waterfront), friendly staff and informative reception. Breakfast is served at the next door restaurant Mano a Mano and is ok. Would go there again, mostly because of the location, clean rooms and good beds.

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

Dear Michael W, Thank you for the positive review of our hotel. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel and we are looking forward to welcome you back when next your travels take you to Cape Town! Sasha O’Hare General Manager More

Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliantly located on Park Street, right off Kloof St, very close to some great bars, restaurants and even a nearby supermarket and pharmacy. Check-in was quick and welcoming, thanks to the help of friendly and helpful staff. Staff continued to be helpful throughout our visit, -in particular the friendly young female manager (regrettably I forgot her name!) was exceptionally helpful-giving... More

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

Dear selcas, We were delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel! Guest feedback is imperative for us to ensure whether or not we are meeting and exceeding our guests' expectations. We need to know when we have done right, but more importantly, when we have done wrong! Your interest and concern are... More

Wilderness
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reading other reviews of this little gem made me wonder if they were referring to the same hotel that I recently visited. I was surprised by the negative remarks as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hippo. Its central location and secure off street park was a win as it gave us an opportunity to experience the vibey city... More

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

Dear TraceyPharoah, Thank you for taking the time write down a review about your recent stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel. I am delighted to hear that your enjoyed the onsite restaurant. Please be assured that I will congratulate our team! Thank you for choosing to stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back... More

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This boutique hotel could and should be impressive. It is magnificently situated, in Park Street, just off Kloof Street in Gardens. One of the most important advantages is the huge undercover garage at the back of the hotel. The entrance is not great, with an unimpressive staircase to the 2nd floor where Reception is situated. The manageress of the hotel,... More

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

Dear 828wisetraveller, 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. As discussed in... More

Somerset West, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one night in this 'trendy' central Cape Town Hotel. Very centrally located, and within walking ditance of Long street and a number of street restaurants & Cafes. Hotel inself adequate but not sure it qualifies as a four star "boutique" hotel - rooms modern but basic, non-smoking room smelt of smoke, beds comfortable, pillow dreadful (still have a... More

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

Dear Nicola S, Thank you for your feedback and taking time to post your comments pertaining to your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel. We value your feedback as an extremely important tool in our day to day operations, as this helps us to improve on our service delivery. We have noted your concerns about the disappointing check in and... More

Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 3 nights in this hotel as part of a sight-seeing weekend in Cape Town. Disappointment: I was told on the phone that the cab ride from the airport to the hotel would be 330 ZAR, whereas my purchase confirmation noted 300 ZAR. Furthermore, at checkout, I was told the cab ride would cost 350 ZAR. So I only... More

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

Dear victorsml, Thank you for your feedback and taking time to post your comments pertaining to your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel. 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. Your experience does not reflect the high standard we... More

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Additional Information about Hippo Boutique Hotel

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*
Number of rooms: 25
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Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa

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