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Hippo Hideaway

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70 McKenzie Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Disgusting accommodation.... I called hippo hideaway 3 days before checking in to check what the water situation was. They advised that the water was on from 6am to 10am and then again from 6pm to 10pm. When I asked further questions about the water, they assured me that they had a borehole and water was not a problem. To my... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Hippo hippo hideaway has the potential to be a great vacation place but there seems to be very little commitment from the owner. First we were there for 10 day and our fridge was changed 3 times because they are old and of the cheapest make and everyone had this problem. Then you either have no water often of the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Fantastic stay at the hippo lodge - we stayed in the 'honeymoon suite' (not that we were on honeymoon!) - excellent room -very spacious and the furnishings are fabulous. Only downside was that the windows are opague so you can't look out but other than that fabulous. The area outside was great - and just across from the spar with... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Hippo Hideaway is found in a great location right on the main road so you have direct access to shops and restaurants. However unfortunately that's where the positives ended for us. Upon arrival at around 1:30pm we were shown to our chalet and immediately noticed that a borehole was being drilled right in front of our chalet pumping out mud... More 

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Hippo Hideaway is a place to visit, great location , sweet lovely staff, they were very friendly and helping the guests. the rooms are very spacious, clean and comfortable. when you are there, you close to the nature.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Tammy and Byui were amazing helpful. They were patient, sympathetic and always available to help. We had booked into accommodation that the staff at Hippohideaway oversee and ran into numerous setbacks. Eventually Tammy contacted the owners and got us relocated to the Hippohideaway and even had our money refunded for half our time there. We really enjoyed the unit and... More 

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Modimolle (Nylstroom), South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We took our grandson away for two days to show him something of the beauty of nature, and found that the way in which we were received greatly assisted in making this an enjoyable visit. She was visibly enthusiastic about all the attractions and gave some excellent advice on what =to do during our short stay Our grandson was very... More 

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