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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent our first weekend in Kwazulu Natal at the Hippo Hideaway. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was a good size with our own bathroom and kitchen. There is a Spar just across the road where you can buy any groceries you need. We brought our breakfast out to the main seating area by the pool... More 

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Leamington Spa UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As our planned accommodation could not be used, we were stuck in a busy St Lucia but were lucky enough to get one night at the Hippo Hideaway. These were self catering units they were basic but clean, they were however way over priced. Problem is accommodation in St Lucia is expensive due to demand, so some places just cash... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a perfect and awesome getaway this has been at the hippo hideaway with the night game drive, shoreline boat cruise and much more, great staff good living quarters, excellent location with hippos grazing in the back yard at night....Well done to the staff and management of Hippo Hideaway

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Hombrechtikon, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that Water should be switched on between 6-8, mornings and evening... But they had massive problems and we didn't get water at all for more than 24h! We couldn't even flash the toilet nor shower. It seems that there is a huge problem with the water pipe since months! We wouldn't recommend, not for 4 stars... Also,... More 

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Chrisjoo, Owner at Hippo Hideaway, responded to this review

When I see no water bad reviews I cringe. When I see the lengths the staff go to to make sure water is uninterrupted and guests are happy, I feel sorry for them when reviews such as this one come in. Yes, Zululand is in drought, the worst in recent history. What do we do about this at Hippo Hideaway?... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really did not appreciate the fact that there was NO water, despite being told that the water would be switched on from 21:00 until 06:00. We spent a whole day and night without water. Receptionist did not respond to a message sent to a cellphone number she provided and when confronted said that she did not take the phone... More 

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Kloof, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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
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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
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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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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Hippo Hideaway

Address: 70 McKenzie Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: $88 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hippo Hideaway 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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