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Hippo Boutique Hotel

5-9 Park Road, Gardens, | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I booked well in advance and yet have ended up in the noisiest room in the hotel with the bar noise screeching in and the hotel ventilation unit just by the bed. The view is of another piece of concrete. I could have asked to be moved but I've just come off an 11 hour flight and I'm only staying... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write down your comments about your experience. We have spoken to you and discussed your feedback in more detail. We have a plan in place for 2016 with regards to the double glazing of the windows and doors. We are also installing double doors to the entrance of the corridors to reduce the... More 

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This 25 room hotel is situated above two very popular sports bars/cafes as i walked in the door between the two bars then went upstairs to the reception i started thinking this nouse isnt going to be good check in was easy by friendly staff Room size is fine for R2000+ £120 a night But this is not a boutique... More 

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

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. Your feedback has therefore been... More 

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We loved our time at the Hippo Hotel. It was definitely worth paying for a suite (The Red Bull suite) for the space, the superb bed and the view. OK, the retro hi-fi was an unusual touch but we had quite a laugh leafing through the random collection of 12" vinyl. One of the best features was the choice of... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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98 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Centrally located. Price of taxi from airport was ZAR 270. WiFi was fast. Airco worked well. If you want to sleep before midnight, avoid the rooms in the front. Fortunately we were able to change room. Nice rain shower. Not a lot of hippos in the hotel. For breakfast there is an choice of 4 restaurants in the neighborhood. You... More 

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

Thank you for the positive review of our hotel. We are looking at how to minimise the noise from the restaurants and appreciate your honest feedback. 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!... More 

Miami Florida
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We like this hotel a lot! They picked us up late at the airport as well as arranging departure. The room was very large and contemporary. There were many restaurants right down the street. We like this as we had big lunches at some of the "hard to get in" restaurants and then just wanted a light meal. Also a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write down your positive feedback with regards to your stay with us at Hippo Hotel in Cape Town. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and experienced our spacious rooms, spoilt choices of restaurants for breakfast and excellent location. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us... More 

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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

The hotel was very comfortable to stay in and is located around really nice restaurants. I love that the hotel gave us few breakfast places to chose from so we could have something different each day. Communication with the hotel prior to arrival was all good, Carin and Sindi responded quickly to my e-mails which is appreciated. Sindi was extremely... More 

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

On behalf of Hippo Boutique I would like to humbly apologise for your disappointing experience with regards to the airport transfer. We have been using the same transfer company for many years and they have always delivered a high standard of service. We would like to assure you that we at Hippo Boutique Hotel pride ourselves in delivering the best... More 

Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We were hosting in the Hippo Hotel for a few days, we are a group of friends, our time there was perfect, the hotel is in perfect condition and the hotel´s services were accurate. The idea of breakfast in different place is was very interesting (ask for it) Also the hotel is a very nice zone, plenty of nice restaurants,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write down your positive feedback with regards to your stay with us at Hippo Hotel in Cape Town. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and experienced our spacious rooms, spoilt choices of restaurants for breakfast and excellent location. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us... More 

Scottsdale
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Us and 2 other couples stayed here for 5 lovely nights. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and all the amenities we needed. Location was perfect and loved the convenience to everything and especially Jerry's and the Fat Cactus Restaurants below(great staff and good food)! The breakfast voucher was a great way to go and give you lots of variety but... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write down your positive feedback with regards to your recent stay with us at Hippo Hotel in Cape Town. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and experienced our spacious rooms, spoilt choices of restaurants for breakfast and excellent location. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with... More 

Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Modern design, excellent service, very well kept. Lots of good restaurants within a couple of blocks. One of the things that we really liked was that instead of a breakfast buffet they have made arrangements with a few of the local restaurants so that you can try different restaurants and entrees each day. This is a nice change from the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give us feedback with regards to your stay with us at Hippo Hotel in Cape Town. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and experienced our spacious rooms, spoilt choices of restaurants for breakfast and excellent location. We trust that you will stay with us again so... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The hotel is on the outside end of Long Street, about a 25 minute walk from the V&A Waterfront, and 10 minutes from the bulk of shops and restaurants on Long. The suite we had was really cute, and well equipped with a small kitchen area, sitting area, and a bedroom/bathroom (they're open to each other upstairs). Breakfast is not... More 

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

I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback after your stay with us. We were delighted to receive your commendations about the impressive service offered. Please be assured that I will congratulate our TEAM for doing a great job! Thank you for choosing to stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel and we look forward... More 

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