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“Funky hotel in a great part of town. Definitely somewhere we'd go back to” 5 of 5 stars
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Hippo Boutique Hotel
Ranked #47 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Funky hotel in a great part of town. Definitely somewhere we'd go back to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Lovely room - ours had a view of Table Mountain. Funky furniture and useful to have a kitchenette. No hob, but it had a microwave, kettle, fridge etc. there is a food store just around the corner if needed and Long and Loop St are great to walk down. Loads of good shops and restaurants. And the hotel staff couldn't be more helpful. Definitely 5 stars!

  • Stayed July 2012
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1 Thank CaptainPhilip
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We had just a one day/night stopover in Cape Town and I was happy we chose to stay at the Hippo Boutique Hotel. It is centrally located in a great part of town, very close to all of the shops and restaurants on Long Street but far enough away to feel that you are in a relaxed little neighborhood in Cape Town. There are also plenty of boutiques, restaurants, and grocery stores within minutes of the hotel. The hotel itself has a modern and trendy feel to it. We had one of the standard rooms which was large and comfortable. The wifi worked well, which is always a plus.

The staff is great, very friendly and welcoming. One morning the shower in our room ran out of hot water and the woman at the front desk immediately arranged for him to have access to one of the suites so that he could take a shower. The best part of our stay here, however, was the price. We paid $100 US dollars for the night, which is a great value for the location and quality of the hotel/room.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank CMK490
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Cape Town
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37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We thoroughly enjoy visiting this hotel and would highly recommend that you visit to experience it for yourself. The rooms are trendy and well maintained, the staff is friendly and it is conveniently situated close to the City Center, V&A waterfront and Table Mountain. This hotel is the ultimate place for long stays as their rooms are equipped with a kitchenette and even a computer which you won't find in many hotels. Awesome place and cant wait to stay again!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Take2Tours
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We had a pretty long stay in Cape Town (almost 2 weeks) at this hotel, long enough to observe any possible shortfall. There were none. Excellent location in Gardens, walking distance to downtown, Long St., and a number of attractions. The hotel room itself was comfortable and immaculate, with kitchenette, WIFI and a computer in our room. Despite the lively restaurant/bar scene surrounding the hotel, we were never bothered.

But the real plus for this hotel (and why I give it a 5 rating) is its staff. What a remarkable group of people staffing this hotel. The desk is open and ready to support guests 24 hours. They help arrange tours, transport, and have a lot of good advice about the area and Cape Town in general. They never, ever failed to work with us on anything we needed and were really attentive on communicating between us and our host during our stay. They arranged our transport to and from the airport and even provided us with extra space and comfort as we waited for our evening flight.

I am sure there are other places to stay in Cape Town, but I don't need to know about them because I will always return to the Hippo Boutique Hotel and would advise anyone to do so for comfort, security, price, help, and all that makes a visit to Cape Town memorable.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank wwelburn
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We thought this place offered great value. The staff was very helpful. My wife and I were in one of their suite rooms and my parents were in another. Both were very nice. The suite locations were quiet though I could see that some of the rooms might be noisier if facing towards the restaurants on the block. The location is great. I would describe the hotel as modern and hip so maybe not the best place for a quiet get away, but its great if you want to be centrally located around the different activities in Cape Town.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Adam H
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We stayed at the Hippo on our Honeymoon and we couldn't recommend it enough.
It's central location gives you ease of access to all of the sites including Table Mountain and the V&A as well as all the local bars and restaurants on Long Street.
The staff are what truly makes the hotel special Wanda, Fiona etc couldn't be more helpful from booking taxi's, shark dives or giving restaurant recommendations.
The room was spacious and clean and while there was no view - who cares, this is Cape Town, get out an explore!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank kelleequinn
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

we stayed at the Hippo for a few days a couple of weeks ago and had a great time.

The room was large and clean. Nice bathroom.

It was quiet and the staff was helpful.

the only bad thing would be the pool area.. it could do with some improvement.

we tried one of the restaurants downstairs, GREEN and it was great, some amazing pizzas.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Chicago_Ludwig
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Additional Information about Hippo Boutique Hotel

Property: Hippo Boutique Hotel
Address: 5-9 Park Road Gardens | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#39 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#42 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#43 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hippo Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Find yourself in the hub of Cape Town's trendy cafe culture when staying at Hippo Boutique Hotel. This popular hotel boasts 20 standard rooms and 5 exclusive lofts - all spacious air-conditioned rooms are equipped with King sized beds, designer furniture, stainless steel kitchenettes, complimentary parking on the premises as well as 24hour wireless internet access keeping you connected 24 hours a day!On the ground floor you'll find a choice of 3 excellent restaurants catering to every palette, from the best burgers at Jerry's to authentic Thai cuisine at Simply Asia finishing with a Mexican fiesta at Fat Cactus. Hippo is conveniently situated close to the centre of town - an ideal base from where you can explore all Cape Town has to offer you! Our team is well known for their exceptional customer service and are always ready with a smile. ... more   less 
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Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa

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