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Hippo Boutique Hotel
Ranked #47 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

Great little place in Cape Town. Terrific location with a great walk down into town. Rooms clean and modern, bed very comfortable, staff friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommended will certainly stay again

  • Stayed May 2012
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

We stayed here for two nights, wanting a centrally located hotel with modern amenities.

The Hippo fitted the bill perfectly. Excellent location, free secure parking and free wi-fi. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

A very good option.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

We have just spent 4days at the Hippo and thought it was excellent. It fitted the bill nicely for what we wanted to achieve, not stuffy at all but really high standards where you can taste a bit of the Real Cape Town. It is in a really smart, trendy area - lots of bars, Deli's, restaurants and shops. When we arrived we were upgraded to a suite apartment- the apartments are well appointed and modern. The staff were helpful and friendly even offering us beach towels, sorted car hire and bent over backwards to make our stay as comfortable as possible. I could not recommend this hotel enough and will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

I lived at the Hippo for 2 days in October 2012. The rooms are large with a mini kitchen where one can chill drinks and have your morning cuppa. The rooms are equipped with free wifi too. They are very comfortable.
The hotel is very conveniently located on the edge of downtown and a 10 minute walk from Long Street.
The hotel provides free parking.
The hotel is surrounded with bars and restaurants catering to world cuisine.
Overall plesent experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

This is a great hotel for so many reasons.

The staff here are great, they are always keen to help you make the best of your time in CT. Whatever their recruitment policy is they've got it right.

I arrived on an overnight flight at 08:30 in the morning and was really delighted to find that my rooom was already available, I didn't expect that.

The location is just metres from Kloof Street and a few minutes walk from the top of Long Street so really handly for eating and drinking places.

The room is huge, the mini kitchen is great for keeping drinks cold etc. The bed was massive and incredibly comfortable. Broadband was great and a good speed. Air con worked well.
Safe in room was big enough to hold my laptop, camera and other valuables.

Parking at the back of the hotel was convenient and free.

I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

Large and interesting room. Sits above 3 great restaurants. Incredibly helpful staff. Great place to base yourself during your stay to cape town. Wouldn't consider staying elsewhere next time we're in town. Secure car park very useful too.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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
Region: 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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