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Hippo Boutique Hotel

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5-9 Park Road, Gardens, | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Me and my friend enjoyed our 8 nights stay at the Hippo in july 2015. The room was very nice, spacious and clean, and the staff was most helpful and friendly:) The Hippo is located very close to one of the cosiest streets in Cape Town: Kloof street, with lots of nice cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. The Hotel offers... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I stayed there (25/jul) it was still under construction or maintenance so it gave a feel that the hotel wasn't fully operational but it is a very good hotel. Their location is prime, I found the option to go to 4 different restaurants to eat breakfast very good and the room itself is very good (fully equipped). The hotel... More 

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Velddrif, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous two night stay at Hippo. We live in a quiet coastal town and loved being in the city - Hippo is in a buzzing, vibrant street and the excitement of being in the city oozes into your hotel room. There are 3 restaurants below the street facing rooms, so if you want to go to bed... More 

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location for discovering Cape Town (from the morning to the evening) in the Gardens district not far from the city center or the waterfront. Lots of places of interests as well as cafes and restaurants in walking distance or easy to access via bus. Very attentive and service-oriented staff creating a positively relaxed atmosphere in this small and therefore... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These rooms are so spacious and modern and the location is ideal to everything you want to do in Cape Town. We walked to the city center all the time! They give you breakfast vouchers for nearby restaurants so you get to try different places in the area. We could even see Table Mountain from the hotel! I can't wait... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a good hotel with good location as it in the middle of cape town not far away from the sea and also near long street for shopping , for overall point of view i am satisfied and i suggest it for couples or family.

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

Dear ahmadm6, 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 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Hippo Hotel is ideally located in a trendy part of Cape Town. Within walking distance there are tons of great coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. Also, getting to sights like Table Mountain, and the Waterfront are a short ride away. Rooms are spacious, modern, and clean in design. Our room had a great patio for enjoying an evening drink... More 

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

Dear TLITs, Thank you very much for taking the time to craft this wonderful review of Hippo Boutique Hotel on TripAdvisor. We were delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us! 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 Manager More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This trendy design hotel has a perfect location in the centre of Cape Town, with a great variety of restaurants, bars and shops all just next door. I had a room at the back of the hotel, facing the parking lot - not a great view, but very quiet at night so I slept very well. I really liked the... More 

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

Dear AdriaanVK, Thank you for your very kind words, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel! We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back soon! Sasha O'Hare General Manager More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The location of the hotel could not be more perfect, as there are so many great restaurants within walking distance. Hippo offers complimentary breakfast at various local bistros which was also great - we really loved being able to try different options each morning. Our room was also lovely and I really enjoyed the unique styling. Our room was facing... More 

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

Hello bp487, We were delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel and thank you for taking the time to post your comments! We are happy to hear that the loadshedding did not bother you during your stay, we understand that this can cause inconveniences to our guests and will endeavour to do... More 

Elgin, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stayed at Hippo for one night. We were impressed by the friendly staff , beautifull furnished suite (430) , attention to detail , true to the photos on the website. Safe parking and walking distance to a multitude of trendy restaurants in a beautifull part of Cape Town.

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

Dear Pieter R, 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 

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