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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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Thank Bluebs
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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
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Thank John5672
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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
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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
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Thank MUMBAIDEE
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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
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Thank spanishlearner
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