We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
8/6/2017 8/7/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Hippo Boutique Hotel

    5-9 Park Road Gardens | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    8/6/2017 8/7/2017
    Savings alert: 20% below average rate

    The price you found is 20% lower than this hotel's average rate of $80/night.

    We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

    $79
    $64
    SAVE $15
    $72
    $79
    Traveler (114)
    Room & Suite (170)
    Dining (28)
    An African Villa
    993 reviews
    #7 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    Derwent House Boutique Hotel
    1,396 reviews
    #5 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    Hilton Cape Town City Centre
    1,271 reviews
    #41 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
    1,529 reviews
    #10 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    Overview
    • Excellent48%
    • Very good38%
    • Average12%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travelers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Airport Transportation
    Suites
    Kitchenette
    Concierge
    Dry Cleaning
    4.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    An African Villa
    993 reviews
    #7 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    Derwent House Boutique Hotel
    1,396 reviews
    #5 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    Hilton Cape Town City Centre
    1,271 reviews
    #41 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
    1,529 reviews
    #10 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx","template":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    Aug 6Aug 7
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 9 partner sites to see rooms from $64.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Cape Town Central hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN_US","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","MOB_BOOKING_EMAIL_AGREE_HIDE","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_EXPRESS_BOOK","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_REVIEW_BOOKING_BUTTON","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_KIPLINGER_AWARD","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "edb7ec96ab1b453795824916ef3e0d0e", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":612531,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":6,"month":8,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":7,"month":8,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"edb7ec96ab1b453795824916ef3e0d0e","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":79,"lowestMetaPrice":64,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":79,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":79,"lowestMetaPrice":64,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":79,"hotelName":"Hippo Boutique Hotel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImVkYjdlYzk2YWIxYjQ1Mzc5NTgyNDkxNmVmM2UwZDBlIiwiQUlLIjoiMjM4YWRkNDllOGJhNGVlMjljOTk2M2E0ZmE3ZjQyMDEifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "08/06/2017", "checkOut": "08/07/2017", "lowestPrice": "$64", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"32688242":"Expedia","109266002":"HotelsCom2IB","68973241":"CancelonIB","32454904":"BookingCom","78941804":"OrbitzEWS","54256499":"TravelocityEWS","65740049":"Hotwire","79505953":"CheapTicketsEWS","79860047":"AgodaIB"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (350)
    Traveler rating
    Traveler type
    Time of year
    Language
    There are newer reviews for Hippo Boutique Hotel
    See the most recent reviews

    11 - 15 of 277 reviews

    Reviewed April 24, 2017

    Perfectly located. Large rooms with great kitchenettes. A 15 second walk to some of the greatest cafes and shops in Cape Town. Beautiful bathroom with bath and lovely shower. Will definitely stay there again.More

    Thank Hanneke S
    Response from Hippotique, Front Office Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded April 29, 2017

    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback regarding your stay and experience at the Hippo. We are glad that you enjoyed our spacious rooms and bathrooms. We do our best to keep up with the trends and...More

    Reviewed April 7, 2017

    Love the decor, rooms are modern industrial with nice big bathrooms. The location is excellent - close to cafes and restaurants. I didn't hear any street noise even on busy nights. Staff were friendly and helpful, I appreciated the breakfast options with three different cafes...More

    Thank pandabear_11
    Response from Hippotique, Front Office Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded April 12, 2017

    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your experience here with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your room and that the street noise did not disturb you at all. We do our best...More

    Reviewed March 27, 2017

    Super nice suite with Lions Head view! Just loved the location at the gardens, near by a lot of nice restaurants. Just around the corner Knead Bakery with lot of options for breakfast. Highly recommended!More

    Thank 16jannep
    Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded March 29, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write down your positive feedback after your recent stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel! We are delighted to hear that you had a good experience with regards to our excellent location, amazing restaurants for breakfast and our...More

    Reviewed March 10, 2017

    A good location for Long Street. Good parking and worth a stay,mplunge pool not up to much Breakfast was achoice of three eateries. Knead the bakery being the best. Safe and secure and very willing to helpMore

    Thank Nick B
    Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded March 12, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write down your positive feedback with regards to your stay with us at Hippo Hotel in Cape Town. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and experienced our spacious rooms, variety choices of restaurants for breakfast...More

    A TripAdvisor Member
    73
    Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

    A deceivingly large hotel for a boutique hotel, but perfectly formed. Great rooms, and on previous posts it was noted that noise was an issue if on the front, this has been rectified, in fact, we were in the noisiest room prior to the double...More

    1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Response from Hippotique, Front Office Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded March 8, 2017

    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback regarding your stay and experience at Hippo Boutique Hotel. Thank you for letting us know that our efforts to reduce the noise levels are effectively working! The comfort of our...More

    An African Villa
    993 reviews
    #7 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    Derwent House Boutique Hotel
    1,396 reviews
    #5 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    Hilton Cape Town City Centre
    1,271 reviews
    #41 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
    1,529 reviews
    #10 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Airport Transportation
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
    Details
    • Price range
    • $77 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #11 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
    • #39 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
    • #42 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
    • #48 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 25
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Travelocity, Hotwire, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hippo Boutique Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Western Cape >
    • Cape Town >
    • Cape Town Central
    • Also Known As
    • Hippo Boutique Cape Town ,
    • Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveler (114)
    Room & Suite (170)
    Dining (28)
    Pool & Beach (11)
    Hotel & Grounds (99)
    Bathroom (13)
    Business Center & Event Rooms (1)
    Nearby
    Sponsored by:
    Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
    1,529 reviews
    .22 miles away
     
    Hilton Cape Town City Centre
    1,271 reviews
    .58 miles away
     
    Derwent House Boutique Hotel
    1,396 reviews
    .45 miles away
     
    An African Villa
    993 reviews
    .23 miles away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Kloof Street House
    1,155 reviews
    .09 miles away
    Rick's Cafe Americain
    508 reviews
    .03 miles away
    Societi Bistro
    790 reviews
    .13 miles away
    Thali
    69 reviews
    .02 miles away
    Nearby Attractions
    Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium
    270 reviews
    .25 miles away
    The Labia
    73 reviews
    .12 miles away
    Great Synagogue
    23 reviews
    .29 miles away
    Cape Xtreme
    196 reviews
    .27 miles away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    faascarol
    April 17, 2017|
    Answer
    Response from wanderer6149 | Reviewed this property |
    I believe so, but ask the hotel directly. I always ask this question myself when booking any hotel. We did not smell any cigarette smoke on the floor we stayed.
    0
    Votes
    faascarol
    April 17, 2017|
    AnswerShow all 8 answers
    Response from Miss A | Reviewed this property |
    Hello, so sorry for the late reply. I've only just seen the message you sent 3 weeks ago! I'm not sure about car hire as I've never hired a car on holiday. However, I don't think you will need a car in Cape Town as you have... More
    0
    Votes
    JimNealon
    February 6, 2017|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from Elisa G | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, Jim. I'd suggest posting your question via the hotel's website as well. Maybe they check that communications channel more frequently than here. Enjoy your trip!
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "Room at the back"
    Read review
    "Not directly above the bars below. Good news they seem to shut down early in CapeTown and are FUN"
    Read review
    "If noise is a problem, inquire about rooms off the street but we enjoyed the street view and having drinks..."
    Read review
    "Front room we had was not noisy"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing