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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014
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Monrovia, Liberia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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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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 

Lilongwe, Malawi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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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Ballito, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My experience was not great. Firstly the staff forgot to return my drivers licence and credit card when I checked in, causing problems for me later in the day. Secondly the hotel is extremely noisy, and rooms badly designed. I was in room at end of passage far from reception, but could still hear phone ring and door bell go... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We have stayed at the Hippo many years ago and stayed again in December 2013 due to unforeseen circumstances dictating that we had to. The positives: - brilliant position - lovely and large rooms - friendly and helpful staff - secure parking The problems (and these have existed for a number of years which indicates hotel management's inability to resolve... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We really liked our room, the staff, and the free breakfast at the Hippo. Even better is it's location, close for walking to various neighborhoods and sights. They also have free wireless in the room and parking spots if you have a car.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Pros: Good location (in a busy, centrally located area), spacious room with kitchenette (all rooms face the back of the building), clean hardwood floors, friendly and helpful staff, laundry is charged by kilos (not per piece), free breakfast, free internet, free car parking, in-room slippers! Cons: One night, a hotel staff opened our room door at 11:30PM, because he thought... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stayed for 6 nights at the Hippo; they gave us a studio with with the bedroom and bathroom in a mezzanine, and a large living room with (basic) cooking facilities. Fortunately we were at the back of the building with a stunning view of Table Mountain and away from what can be a noisy street. The decor is funky... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had a great stay at the Hippo Boutique Hotel - great room, very friendly staff and perfect location close to most attractions in Cape Town. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the Hippo team for making our stay perfect!

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Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Hotel is located inside a residential building with restaurants on the ground level. Unusual set up for an hotel but we get used to. Rooms are very spacious & well equiped. You even have fridge, crockery & owen to cook. A good plan if you want to make a break with the restaurants. There is no interesting views but private... More 

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Address: 5-9 Park Road, Gardens, | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8018, South Africa
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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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Also Known As:
Hippo Boutique Cape Town
Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#18 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#39 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#40 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central

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