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Hippo Boutique Hotel

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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
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Kitchenette
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

What a great hotel and the location is just perfect. We were here for 4 nights and found it easily having driven from the airport. Parking was plenty and easy. The rooms were very spacious with excellent air con which was needed in the heat....More

1  Thank 895diyaw
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback with regards to our location, restaurants and hotel rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cape Town and Hippo Hotel. Kind Regards Adine Perel General Manager

Reviewed 5 February 2018

I stayed at the Hippo years ago so was glad to be back and to see Park and Kloof Streets still abuzz. The hotel offers quiet, spacious, and clean rooms at reasonable prices. We didn't opt for breakfast as there are so many places nearby...More

1  Thank MaHoDe
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 5 February 2018

Thank you for the positive review of our hotel. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel and we are looking forward to welcome you back when next your travels take you to Cape Town! Adine Perel...More

Reviewed 1 February 2018

We stayed for 3 nights from January 8th before joining a cruise. We had a warm welcome and reception were very helpful throughout our stay. We were in room 113 which whilst above the bar, had some music noise, but it did not disturb us...More

1  Thank 418Crystal
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 5 February 2018

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 spacious rooms, spoilt choices of restaurants for breakfast...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018

We really enjoyed our stay in one of the executive suites - it was clean, plush, unique and spacious. Definitely worth the extra money. The hotel was friendly and safe, with secure parking at the back. The hotel is in a handy spot with nice...More

2  Thank cattyLondon
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 18 January 2018

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 8 January 2018 via mobile

Location is real good. There are good restaurants and cafes nearby. Hotel has not breakfast room, but they give 100 rands voucher for three cafes nearby.(enough for juice, cafe and croissant but for nothing else ). Room are spacious,kitchen with microwave oven and enough utensils...More

1  Thank Juhani K
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 9 January 2018

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

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Description
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 ...More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Microwave
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
Business
,
Family
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Business
,
Family
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
25
Price range
USD 65 - USD 181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hippo Boutique Cape Town
,
Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Business
,
Family
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
25
Price range
USD 65 - USD 181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hippo Boutique Cape Town
,
Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
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Traveller (126)
Room & Suite (190)
Dining (28)
Pool & Beach (13)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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faascarol
18 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
18 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 that is not above the restaurants on the ground floor"
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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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