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Hippo Hideaway
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Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Neat clean safe”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Spent 2 nights away with 3 friends. The unit was a self catering, 4 sleeper. There were 2 rooms one with a double bed and the other had 2 single beds. There was one bathroom with a shower and bath. The unit was clean and compact and kitchen had all the utensils required. A daily maid service was also available. These complex is situated on the main road and has ample parking. There are many restaurants within walking distance. We had a wonderful time in the area and this was the perfect base to explore the surroundings.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Lovely stay at this comfortable self catering establishment. We stayed in a comfortable air conditioned 2 bedroom chalet that was clean, neat and tidy and was also equipped with everything we needed.

Beautifully maintained gardens and grounds and the lodge is located within walking distance of restuarants, supermarkets etc. Just the Eskom load shedding that dampened a nearly perfect weekend.

Great place to stay and explore St Lucia.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We spent three nights in saint. lucia. The apartments are well furnished, clean, and we found there everything we needed. The apartments are situated in the main street, only a short walk from all restaurants and shops, just in front of a good supermarket. There is a nice pool with a beautiful view and a play area for children. We stayed in a estuary facing apartment that has a nice garden with a barbecue. The first night we had a family of hippos in our garden!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Recently visited St Lucia,Hluluwe-Imfolozi,Isimingaliso wetlands.Excellent place to stay.Staff professional and accomadating,namely Pumi.Allowed early checkin and late checkout.Rooms had all selfcatering equipment,comfortable and clean.Very conveniently situated,directly opposite supermarket,close to restaurants and tour operators.Pool and Lapa with braai facilities well maintained and gave a nice "communal living" feel to the place and yet sufficient privacy.Would definitely stay there again on next visit.Great base to explore a world heritage site and game reserves.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Stayed here with 4 adults and one child and it was great! Great location and the service was very friendly and helpful. The pool was very clean, the housekeeping staff super friendly, and the accommodations clean, comfortable and simple. Would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This was an excellent place to stay. We had four days here while exploring the beaches and game parks and were very pleased. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable, the staff pleasant and helpful. The situation is good from the point of view of amenities as it is on the main street yet at the same time it is very quiet. There is good security.

There is a good pool and an excellent boma (I think that is what it is called) with hammocks and barbecues.

The hippos really did come on to the lawn as the back of the hideaway is right on the lagoon. There were no mosquitoes or any other flying nuisances even though it was so close to the water.

Thoroughly recommend it as a place to stay while visiting this beautiful area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

A top class establishment. Centrally situated. Nice pool. Safe parking with overnight guard. In the past three years we have been there it was quiet and peaceful.
Unfortunately this year there were certain families who gave their children free rein of the facilities, for example by allowing them to skateboard round the public areas, with no consideration to the other guests.
We would have given the establishment top marks if it hadn't been for the above.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hippo Hideaway
Address: 70 McKenzie Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 32 Specialty Lodging in St Lucia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hippo Hideaway 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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