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Reviewed 25 December 2012

This hotel is in a hip neighbourhood just on the edge of downtown. The area is central but less gritty than the downtown core. There are trendy cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques surrounding the hotel. Plus there's a Woolworth's next door to get your essentials for your holiday. The neighbourhood is really what sells me on the Hippo.

The rooms are clean, modern and surprisingly quiet (given the close proximity to the entertainment district). You get your own wifi hub in your room, which means great reception. The furniture is all new, and cool looking. You kinda feel like you're in a trendy loft apartment.

The staff were all very helpful when we were looking for tips of how to see the city. They offered free parking, which was nice, though I wasn't brave enough to drive on the opposite side of the road.

The place felt very secure, and cared-for. Overall a good stay, and I feel it was a good value.

Room Tip: Be sure to try Knead, next door - great coffee and bread There's a Woolworth's next door to get your essentials for your holiday
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

Having stayed had an extended stay here of well over a week I think that I have a balanced experience. First and foremost, the staff is unbelievable. We arranged several day trips, transfers, early morning and late night departures, etc. and nothing was ever a problem.

When our departing flight was cancelled the day it was due to depart the staff was great with helping us sort out our continued stay and a few other details.

The rooms are stylish, clean and have everything you could possibly need. With an extended stay in particular this is most helpful and with two grocery shops nearby as well as plenty of restaurants there is a wealth of choices for dining.

I cannot thank Fiona and the staff nearly enough because it was their service that really made this place a star.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

I love staying at the Hippo. It's very central and they have secure off street parking so you can just leave your car and go out on foot. The area is very vibey with a big choice of great local restaurants. Warda and Fiona go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay. Lovely, well appointed, modern rooms. It can get quite noisy outside on a Friday/ Saturday night but it's not all that noisy inside. And the aircon was a godsend. I have stayed here before and I'm looking forward to staying again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Emily B
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

This hotel is in the perfect position to stay in Cape Town. There are at least 9 restaurants within walking distance from this hotel. The staff are amazing! Nothing is too much trouble for them. The rooms are huge and modern with everything you need. Although this is a busy vibey area, the rooms are nice and quiet. There is free internet of good quality.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Thank DebbeChristy
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Hippotique, Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2012

Thank you ever so much for taking the time and providing us with this lovely review.
We cannot tell you enough how much we appreciate it.

Trust we will see you again soon!

Regards
Warda, Fiona & Caoife

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Reviewed 17 October 2012

My husband and myself stayed at the Hippo for 14 days in July and would thoroughly recommend it. The hotel is very safe and the staff cannot do enough to make sure your stay is enjoyable. Downstairs there are numerous restaurants to choose from and within a minute you also have access to a bakery, supermarket and chemist. Our hotel room was very clean and spacious with 24/hr internet access, fridge and kitchenette. There is also free parking in a secured area.

While we were in Cape Town we checked out other areas like Sea Point, Camps Bay etc but seriously would not stay anywhere else but the Hippo.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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