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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Summer weather perfect! Venue and service were brilliant. My big family with preteens and teenagers had a lovely time. Safe and secure day and night. Scenery and beaches were breathtaking. St Lucia is a great alternative from the main busy tourist attractions during the festive season. The area has its own buzz and excitement. Worth it. Amenities at the venue...

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Bela Bela
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place friendly staff and nice atmosphere very clean nice just across spar. The security is tops as well. Everyone of the staff was very helpfull as well and very friendly. Will go back there again

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many issues I can overlook when I am staying at any holiday spot, I am from the hotel industry and understand that things go wrong. However cleanliness and sanitation are the most simple of expected services, and the smell of sewerage, alongside our room not being serviced on two occasions in a 3 night stay is completely unacceptable.

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am in 2 minds whether it was the best place to stay in St Lucia or a So-so place to stay. I have no benchmark. But what I loved about Hippo Hideaway is the location. It is so accessible to the everything. The property as such was not bad. The interiors were nice, but the rooms did not have...

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Umhlanga
Reviewed December 3, 2016

Excellent service when booking and checking in and out. The accommodation was neat, tidy and very clean. I liked the fact that everything was branded - from the doormat to the clock to the crockery and the bottled water in the fridge! It is well situated and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. A lovely place to stay.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed November 10, 2016

My husband and I went on a quick vacation between Christmas and New Year. The rooms were beautiful and very clean. The accommodation is just a walk away from various restaurants and close to Cape Vidal Entrance and the St Lucia beach. Enjoyed our stay very much and looking forward to going back. Staff also very friendly and accommodating. Parking...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We have visited St Lucia for the first time. We stayed 3 nights. After a 700km-drive, a friendly reception greeted us. Booking in was quick and efficient and friendly, and we were then taken to our room. Beautiful room/flatlet awaited us. We had our own kitchen with everything needed. Only a shower available, double bed, tv with dvd-player and enough...

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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Spent the weekend with a group of friends in units 16-20 and we had a blast. Hippo Hideaway is nice and central in to town but you have great privacy in the units. We spent a day on the beach at Cape Vidal which was a blast. Definitely will stay there again.

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Reviewed August 19, 2016 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...

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Leamington Spa UK
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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: $89 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hippo Hideaway 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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“We were in Room-15, noise from the street did reach us. Ask for a "back/away" flat.”
 of 5 bubbles Burner09166, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an Estuary facing unit :)”
 of 5 bubbles Kendz1987, May 4, 2016 | Read review
“"estuary facing" units arent worth the hype”
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 of 5 bubbles 257dereks, Dec 9, 2015 | Read review
“If you are booking with a bunch of friends. Ask reception to group your rooms close to each other, making it easy for outdoor entertaining.”
 of 5 bubbles 31313gail, Sep 6, 2015 | Read review
“Get a room away from main road as quite noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles K3033LLianm, Jul 16, 2015 | Read review
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