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Hippo Hideaway

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Kloof, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was the most comfortable bed ever, so clean and fresh. Everything was so in order and very neat. Clean towels at all times. Parking area is been watched by security . Swimming pool friendly and best place to be to get away to just relax and distress. Thanks again

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Having decided on a spur of the moment trip up to Zululand for Freedom Day, we decided to overnight in st Lucia to make the most of our Public holiday the next day. I booked & paid for Hippo Hideaway before checking any reviews...& when I did, my heart absolutely sank! But figured we'd give it a bash anyway -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

There was a water shortage which we weren't informed about. But otherwise we had a pleasant stay. Watch out for the mosquitoes as the bites are really bad so I would recommend that you have plenty of repellent for your trip

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

It leaves a bad taste in the mouth if you make a booking at a four star establishment and get told upon arrival that there would be no water supply between 9am and 6pm daily. I'm convinced that the municipality can't be to blame if it happens daily between the same hours. We stayed in a unit facing the estuary... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

All equipments in the bathroom were old. There bath salts were smelling. The towels were old. The room was closed with no ventillation. While the market is close by there is no room service. The room had a died cocroach when we entered. While the reason of limited enjoyment was bad weather still for rhe same price have had experienced... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Good Location but very disappointing accommodation. Overpriced for very basic unit. ( It was meant to be the honeymoon suite!) Mirror in bathroom so high I couldn't use it and I'm not short! Cheap, non-absorbent towels. Couldn't log into the internet.

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Florence, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Stayed in January; on arrival were overcharged; notified that they had water restriction from 8am to 6pm and from 8pm to 6am; they blamed booking.com for confusion with payment and about the water, while the booking was directly with them… water was supposed to come from 6 pm, but did not, leaving me under dripping shower for 35 minutes; shower... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

It was my 3rd stay at Hippo Hideaway but I was very disappointed: we had booked a 4-sleeper only to find out on arrival that there were 2 single beds in a 7.1m2 bedroom !! You could hardly walk between the 2 beds. + the AC was leaking on the built-in kitchen cupboards off which tiles were falling because of... More 

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Whistler, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The staff was very helpful and went out of their way for us. The large room was very clean and comfortable. We were too busy to relax at the pool but it was very inviting. Although the location was in the heart of the Main Street, the hotel was quiet and peaceful.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Very wellll located and quiet place The szimmingpool il small but nice there are spaces for barbecue in front of each room in front there is a supermarket and nice restaurants Hluhluwe nartural reserve is 1hour drive

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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Hippo Hideaway

Address: 70 McKenzie Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: $85 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hippo Hideaway 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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