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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 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I spent 4 nights at the hyppo recently, for a business trip, and I can say it's just a great experience, way better than the traditional business hotel, this place it young, cool and it's really great value. I'll definitively come back soon.

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

Dear dalmata22, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel! The Hippo Team and I are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and agree, life is too short to stay in boring hotels! We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel when next your... More

Cape Town
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great location, close to all the shops, bars & restaurants for a vibey night out. The rooms need maintenance (small things) and our window looked onto a wall which we were disappointed about as we'd seen the rooms on the website that had better views, so pay extra for a view! Lovely morning breakfast at the restaurant underneath the hotel.

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

Dear cherilady, The Hippo Boutique Hotel team would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We value guest feedback and take any kind of feedback constructively to improve where needed. I am pleased to confirm that we currently have a maintenance project underway throughout the hotel. I am sorry to hear about your... More

Durbanville, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stayed here last weeked - what a great evening spent, local bars ( there is a great spot just outside, the fat cactus. FUN! ) after a big night out, its nice to come back to a comfy bed, would definitely be back.

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

Dear Heatherza, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel! The Hippo Team and I are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay as well as the Restaurant, Fat Cactus, on site! We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future to... More

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We were out with friends in town and didn’t fancy driving back to the house we were staying in for the week so we had one very last minute stay at the Hippo Hotel. The receptionist was very helpful and it was really useful we could park our car safety underneath. I popped out and my friend stayed in the... More

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

Dear Katy W, 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 welcome 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

Ayr, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Great location. Friendly and very helpful staff. Originally just booked for 4 nights stay but was so impressed by the place we extended out stay for 11 nights our full holiday. On arrival we were upgraded to one of there suites which had a view of Table Mountain. Any place we wanted to visit the girls at the front desk... More

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

Dear Alex & Clair I am delighted to read the wonderful comments you have posted on TripAdvisor regarding Hippo Boutique Hotel. Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip to Cape Town! It was an absolute pleasure to accommodate you! We aim to provide the best guest service and it is wonderful to know that this is... More

Monrovia, Liberia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We had booked a standard room but then found we had been upgraded to the Hippo Suite. :) It was a split level spread over 2 floors, bedroom and bathroom upstairs and open plan living room/kitchenette downstairs, with a refridgerator, microwave and kettle. There was also a desk and computer for internet access, but we preferred using the wifi with... More

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

Dear csy7, 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 look forward to welcoming you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel when next your travels take you to Cape Town! Sasha O'Hare General Manager More

Blantyre, Malawi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a small affordable clean friendly hotel. Our room had facilities to make light meals. Very close to buzzing boozy Long Street where you can party all night long. There is free parking and breakfast is included. The two restaurants on the ground floor can be a bit noisy in the evening, but it all quietens down before midnight.... More

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Gronjngen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

very good, modern and friendly hotel. good breakfast and friendly staff. For sure we will remember this place! the location is good if you want to be close to the city center. the rooms are modern an includes all the services for a good stay.

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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*
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