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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 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Colin U New Orleans, Louisiana
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room is very large indeed and has a kitchenette which is great. I asked for a room with a view and was given one with a view of the car park which was not great especially as I could hear people getting into their cars early in the morning. When I queried this I was told all the rooms... More 

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

Dear Sandy23456, Hippo Boutique Hotel, I would like to humbly apologise for your disappointing experience. 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 are usually proud to offer. I confirm therefore... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

great staff, near many restaurants, private parking, breakfast is not in the hotel but the 5 or 6 coffee shops where you can have your breakfast are around the hotel (included in the room's price), the 2 we tried were really good!

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

Dear Raph R, Thank you for your feedback, especially about the breakfast choices! We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel should your travels bring you to Cape Town in the near future! Kind regards, Sasha O'Hare General Manager More 

Delft
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stayed at one of the apartments, which was awesome! Big, spacious and a nice view. There was a vintage record player in the room, with lots of records: so much fun when we returned to our apartment to relax. The staff was very friendly. And as a bonus they'll let you choose out of five good places around the... More 

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

Dear Marcel S, 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. Please be assured that I will congratulate our TEAM for doing a great... More 

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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

On the plus side: 1. the room was great: large, with a soothing garden view. the bathroom was OK 2. the price was reasonable for Cape Town On the negative side: 1. no internet when we were there. Apparently the issue had been going on for several days. the attendant at the reception desk did not seem to know much... More 

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Dear Blirola, 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! We have addressed the internet... More 

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