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Hippo Boutique Hotel

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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“kloof street”(30 reviews)
“great location”(53 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Suites
Kitchenette
Multilingual Staff
Dry Cleaning
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
4 Star 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...
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Location and contact
5-9 Park Road Gardens | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
11.3 miles to Cape Town Intl Airport
85 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
0.9 miles from Lion's Head
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be warned if you have a lot of luggage, the hotel is up a flight of stairs if you come in from the street. there is an elevator in the back alley that you can take, but first you have to find the back alley,...More

Thank Fay W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is well-located in a central and trendy area of Cape Town. The breakfast chits were great and we were able to try all three places! The room was spacious and quiet and the bed was very comfortable. The staff was exceptionally friendly and...More

Thank shaylikespink
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

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 have actually put USBS' and international plugs in the room. We look forward to welcoming you back when next...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I agree with many of the earlier reviewers. Many plus points- large well appointed bedrooms with coffee and tea making facilities, high quality linen, secure large car park ,good system for breakfast to provide variety, it is in a lively area of the city with...More

Thank RobinHoodNG12
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write down your positive feedback after your recent stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel! On behalf of Hippo Boutique Hotel, I would like to humbly apologize for the experience with regards to the noise from the restaurants....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights and it was excellent. Comfortable room, many outlets, lots of cable channels, stylish decour, and large bathroom. Staff were helptul and liked the fact that we had lots of breakfast options one can use (3 with vouchers). It is...More

Thank Dan L
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

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 exceptional staff, spacious rooms, superb restaurants for breakfast...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient location, many great restaurants just around the corner. The bed is comfy, room is spacious. The kitchenette has a sink, microwave, coffee & tea making station, a small fridge, plates and cutlery. But the bed is right next to the kitchenette, smells a bit...More

Thank LightFeather51
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

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. Thank you for your comments we are in the process of...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Details
Price range
US$56 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#11 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#24 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#41 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#50 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$56 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#11 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#24 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#41 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#50 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Dining (28)
Pool & Beach (13)
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faascarol
17 April 2017|
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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.
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faascarol
17 April 2017|
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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
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JimNealon
6 February 2017|
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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!
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"Ask for a room at the back if the noise from the bars and the street will bother you"
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"ask for a room in the back off the street (quieter)"
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"Avoid Room 12! A back room is quieter."
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"Get a suite - it's HUGE and so worth it."
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