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Hippo Pools Resort

On the R40, 22km North of Hoedspruit, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
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On the R40, 22km North of Hoedspruit, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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Johnathan P wrote a review Apr 2017
16 contributions1 helpful vote
We met some friends here that had a time share and we had a great time. The rooms were large and spacious. All round great stay. We went fishing and spotted some hippos was a fantastic experience seeing them there in the water just lazing about!
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
Ivan L wrote a review Jan 2017
8 contributions6 helpful votes
This resort, it seems, has a long history. It has been through several incarnations and as it stands at the moment made for a pleasant place for our one night stop over. The place is in the process of being upgraded from being let go a bit in the past. The pool is great and the rooms clean and comfortable. Not a luxury feel but very adequate for our family. We asked about the restaurant and the lady on the desk said they had one but we would need to tell them we would want dinner in advance as it seemed it would not operate if we didn't go. She also told us there was a nice place just down the road, under 5minutes, whiter we could go. We chose this option as we were not sure of our plans and it was great. As a resort it was probably under staffed but we liked it. A little run down but very friendly, clean and pleasant.
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Date of stay: December 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Gill R wrote a review Sep 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions5 helpful votes
Run-down, ramshackle kind of place. The "restaurant" had nothing other than a very poor quality salad to offer, as everything else on the menu wasn't available. Swimming pool was green.The tariff we originally were quoted wasn't correct so we ended up spending more money than we'd expected, and the rooms were way below average! Overall, a terribly disappointing stay. Seemingly, even the hippos have left, as there was not a sound or sign of them at all either!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
christinaarmstrong2 wrote a review Aug 2016
Portland, Oregon10 contributions
We stayed here three nights and loved it. The host was very lovely and was so willing to help with any questions we had. We had problems with our rental car and she even called Avis to put us in the right direction. We had about three meals there and they were all prepared very tastily and the staff were very friendly and appreciative. We originally had a budget rondavel booked but our host upgraded us to a family accommodation free of charge. There are some updates that need to be made on the property but our host was very aware of that and was working on it. The area the resort is in was very beautiful even during Winter. The pool wasn't very clean so we didn't go swimming, but to be honest most places we stayed didn't have pools up and working. There were plenty of cute curious monkeys also, some hippos that come out at night and they have a few elephants on the property. This place has quite a bit of history, and we felt nothing but welcomed here.
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Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Jumbo wrote a review Aug 2016
Lusaka, Zambia21 contributions9 helpful votes
I was happy to find Hippo pools had Accom as the whole of Hoedspruit was booked out! I kinda know why. The place needs a lot of maintenance, rooms are ok, but certainly not 3 star! Most positive thing I can say was my bed was comfy and clean. When I checked in I asked if there was a restaurant and was told there was. When I dropped my bag in the room and went to find a beer, the place was locked up and nobody could access to the "bar!" Eventually drove back to town to find dinner! Anyway, was passable for a night, but certainly wouldn't try holiday there!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hippo Pools Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Hippo Pools Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hippo Pools Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hippo Pools Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hippo Pools Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hippo Pools Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hippo Pools Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hippo Pools Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hippo Pools Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hippo Pools Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and a banquet room during their stay.