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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montelupo Fiorentino
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found a very good price for this hotel in Cape Town. The team is very professional and kind they can help you for every need. The only thing that is a little poor is breakfast because you have breakfast at the restaurant located below and food choise is limited and service very slow. The wi-fi connection is very good.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was very impressed with the professional service and friendliness. The rooms are outstanding and impeccable. The only problem I had, needing a balcony room we had to put up with the noise from the Fat Cactus below until 1:05am in the morning. I put up with this as there were other rooms available but I specifically asked for a... More

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Oslo, Norway
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to stay in Cape town. Nice room, in a great neighberhood with a variety of restaurants. You even get the breakfest out in a cafe in the morning. Nice and fresh! Hippo is heighly reccomended.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually I stay in Camps Bay, I rent a nice Guest House and I'm quite happy with that. I need a more central location and I bounced into the Hippo Boutique Hotel. What a nice surprise. The rooms a spacious, clean and decorated with taste. Staff is very kind and efficient. Good spato to work but also a small kitchen... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually I stay in Camps Bay, I rent a nice Guest House and I'm quite happy with that. I need a more central location and I bounced into the Hippo Boutique Hotel. What a nice surprise. The rooms a spacious, clean and decorated with taste. Staff is very kind and efficient. Good spato to work but also a small kitchen... More

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Dear Simone Z, Thank you very much for taking the time to craft this wonderful review of Hippo Boutique Hotel on TripAdvisor. We highly appreciate your feedback and kind words regarding our top notch service, beautiful aesthetics, and accommodations. I am pleased to report that we are currently in the process of upgrading our internet infrastructure which you should find... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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 4 weeks ago

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 July 15, 2014

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

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

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

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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
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#15 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central #38 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central #46 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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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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