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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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Ranked #42 of 104 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent four nights at Hippo Boutique, and we enjoyed the spacious, trendy rooms. The hotel is well-located, and we could easily find good restaurants nearby if we didn't want to venture across the city. The service was excellent, including the service for breakfast at a restaurant downstairs. Our room had a shared balcony overlooking the street, directly above the... More

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

Dear Allison 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

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were very disappointed with this hotel. Check in was fine and friendly, room basic and adequate. Our problem came with staff service and a "non smoking" room that reeked of smoke. Normally I'd explain what I liked and disliked about a hotel, but instead I'm going to give you a transcript of two conversations with the front desk. Arriving... More

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

Dear Vtro, On behalf of Hippo Boutique Hotel, I would like to humbly apologise for the disappointing check in and the interaction you had with our receptionist, I am truly sad to hear about your experience. We would like to assure you that we Hippo Boutique Hotel pride ourselves in delivering the best guest service and strive to get the... More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, really enjoyed my stay and will definitely make use of their facilities again. Very central too, with plenty of entertainment, restaurants etc in near proximity. I travel to CT often, and this was a pleasant change. The sister property is South Hills,Elgin Valley, also fantastic.

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Dear David M, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The room was very spacious and comfortable, and the staff were friendly and helpful even though we checked in rather late! It is very close to restaurants and shops and very central. I really enjoyed my stay.

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Dear Candice D, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great hotel and well located within easy reach of shops, bars and restaurants etc. If you're feeling fit enough you can even hike up the hill to Table Mountain - 36mins. The service was also great and the staff assisted us with our excessive luggage, they were also happy enough to store several bags whilst we had a couple days... More

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

Dear Mark M, 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed my 10 night stay at the Hippo. The rooms were very large and had everything one needs for their stay. The rooms even had travel adaptors which I thought was a great touch. Staff were always friendly and accomodating. The location was great and sat amongst some great resturants. I would definitely stop at the Hippo again... More

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

Dear Amanda B, 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... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Service from reception was friendly and professional. The loft room with a spectacular view of the mountain was a wonderful surprise. Food from Mano A Mano and Fat Cactus was fresh, fun and delicious. Very central and taxis were reasonable.

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Dear brenda18919, 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

Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This hotel is incredibly affordable. The rooms are huge. The breakfast nook makes it possible to dine in room, which is great on a business trip as it removes the reliance on restaurants. Free WiFi is a bonus especially on a business trip. Gated car park is secure. Very good location and breakfast was delicious too. Can recommend the hotel.... More

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Dear Thank you for the positive review of our hotel, especially that of the hotel staff! 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

Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

i had such a great time!!!! great service, everyone was so nice and helpfull! the food was good! i sent my laundry and got it on time, very clean and in excellent condition! i even exstand my staying there and they did everything so it will be comfortable!

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

Dear Moran, 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 hope that when your travels next bring you to Cape Town, we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel! Kind regards, Sasha O'Hare General... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Hippo had everything we were looking for. * Perfectly located right off Kloof Street, with various restaurants and shops nearby, including a grocery. * Spacious, modern rooms with living area and kitchenette (even the standard rooms have this) * Large bed and good quality linens * Decent free wifi * Free off-street parking * Great price in comparison to... More

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

Dear stmalone, Thank you for your positive review of our hotel. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel! Thank you for taking the time to post your comments, we have noted feedback regarding the breakfast. We are committed to offering our guests the best and are currently working on our offerings. We look... 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 Cape Town
Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa

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