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Hippo Boutique Hotel
Ranked #56 of 110 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 February 2012

There isn't much else I can add to what the others reviewers had to say - the location is very central, the rooms are large and well appointed, the staff very friendly and helpful. Loved having a coffee maker,small refrigerator and computer in the room! We also loved having the choice of restaurants on our doorstep but please note that they are very popular and noisy so if this is an issue I would suggest booking a room on the back side of the hotel. Our room was right above Green's and every evening near midnight they brought in all the outside furniture and every morning around 7:00 they put it back out...this served as our wake-up call each morning.

Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

What a lovely olace to have a stay. It has 4/5 restaurants literally on it's doorstep, Mexican, Japanese, Pizzeria, mainstream and Ricks American cafe with Moroccan food as well.
The rooms are light, large are beautifully appointed.You have access to your own in room PC as well as a satellite TV and music centre.
You are 30 mins from the airport, 10 mins by car from Table Mountain, and a 35 minute walk to the V and A Waterfront with all it's shpos and attractions.Long Street with it's bars and eatiers is only a 10 minute stroll away.
We found the staff to be friendly, Irish charm, and full of information on Cape Towns attractions.
Oh there is very secure under cover car parking.
We enjoyed our visit to the hotel and would certainly rebook when next in Cape Town

Room Tip: all the rooms are great!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

We stayed at hippo for a couple days and had a great stay! staff is very nice and helpful!
Rooms and spacious and clean! Location was very good, you can easily walk into the city bowl but there are also a few nice bars, restaurants and breakfast spots around the corner.
Would def go back!

Room Tip: Maybe a room at the end of the hallway. Our was close to reception and a little noisy.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

I stayed at the hippo while on a business trip. The room was very modern and spacious with the largest most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. It's located close to plenty of bars and restaurants. The room had wifi and tea making facilities. It was extremely clean and well kept. The room was turned down every day and tided up.

My only complaint was that the wardrobe doors are sliding and extremely heavy and hard to push and pull. My colleagues also staying at the hippo were disturbed every night by the noise of what they thought was either the bins being collected right outside their windows or the sound of a large gate opening.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Nice spacious rooms. The hotel is in a busy part of the city so when the bars close late at night it can get quite noisy. Everything was very clean. There lots of shops and restaurants nearby. Free wifi was a plus. I loved the minimalist decor of the rooms which were simple yet comfortable.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about 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
#24 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#41 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#51 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $117 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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