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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the decor, rooms are modern industrial with nice big bathrooms. The location is excellent - close to cafes and restaurants. I didn't hear any street noise even on busy nights. Staff were friendly and helpful, I appreciated the breakfast options with three different cafes - I enjoyed Knead bakery the most! I really like the Hippo it a lot,...

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Hippotique, Front Office Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your experience here with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your room and that the street noise did not disturb you at all. We do our best to make sure that our guests have a pleasant and relaxing stay. Thank you for...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super nice suite with Lions Head view! Just loved the location at the gardens, near by a lot of nice restaurants. Just around the corner Knead Bakery with lot of options for breakfast. Highly recommended!

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write down your positive feedback after your recent stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel! We are delighted to hear that you had a good experience with regards to our excellent location, amazing restaurants for breakfast and our spacious rooms. Thank you for choosing to stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel and we look...

Tangalle
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A good location for Long Street. Good parking and worth a stay,mplunge pool not up to much Breakfast was achoice of three eateries. Knead the bakery being the best. Safe and secure and very willing to help

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

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, variety choices of restaurants for breakfast and excellent location. We look forward to welcoming you back when next your travels take...

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

A deceivingly large hotel for a boutique hotel, but perfectly formed. Great rooms, and on previous posts it was noted that noise was an issue if on the front, this has been rectified, in fact, we were in the noisiest room prior to the double or triple glazing, and with windows shut, and aircon on, no noise from the two...

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Hippotique, Front Office Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback regarding your stay and experience at Hippo Boutique Hotel. Thank you for letting us know that our efforts to reduce the noise levels are effectively working! The comfort of our guests are very important to us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the...

West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Our first holiday to South Africa! Cape Town is beautiful and clean. The hotel has an intercom buzzer system and when we arrived, the door opened and we realised that reception was upstairs. We had to carry our luggage up a flight of stairs. Is this a good welcome for customers who have paid to stay at your hotel? The...

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of Hippo Boutique Hotel, I would like to humbly apologize for the experience Guest feedback is imperative for us to ensure whether or not we are meeting and exceeding our guests' expectations. We need to know when we have done right, but more importantly, when we have done wrong! We try and inform as many taxi companies that...

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stayed here in January for 3 nights.Hotel was very central.We had a front room with a veranda and view of the street.The room was clean,could had done with a freshen up with paint but had everything we required.For breakfast you were given 100 rand each and had a choice of three places to eat which were all within a...

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write down your positive feedback after your recent stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel! We are delighted to hear that you had a good experience with regards to our great service and amazing restaurants for breakfast. Thank you for choosing to stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel and we look forward to welcoming...

Finland
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

First of all.. the hotel is not noicy (anymore)! They have double glassed the windows and it really does the trick! Our room (lots of natural light, spacious, clean, comfy bed..) was above the restaurants and inside it was quiet and we had a very restful sleep. The room had a small kitchenette with coffee/tea and cookie supplies, mini bar,...

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

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 and excellent location. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the Hippo Hotel for four nights on our first trip to Cape Town. We loved the location as it was very central and there were a lot of lively restaurants and bars in the vicinity. We enjoyed the fact that breakfast was done by voucher so you could eat in a few different nearby...

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of Hippo Boutique Hotel, I would like to humbly apologize for the experience as Guest feedback is imperative for us to ensure whether or not we are meeting and exceeding our guests' expectations. We need to know when we have done right, but more importantly, when we have done wrong! We will definitely look at our cleaning techniques...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Visited South Africa from Vancouver, Canada in November 2016. We stayed at the Hippo Boutique Hotel for 3 nights at the beginning of our trip. The room was spacious, the bed quite comfortable. Location of the hotel was great. The only downside was with it being above restaurants/bars it was quite noisy. We were aware of this prior to our...

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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write down your positive feedback after your recent stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel! On behalf of Hippo Boutique Hotel, I would like to humbly apologize for the experience with regards to the noise from the restaurants. We are looking at how to minimize the noise from the restaurants and appreciate your...

St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location, with loads of local restaurants, cafes and bars. There is a young, trendy feel about the area. The hotel reception is on the first floor and so lugging the suitcase up the stairs can be a pain but the rooms are well proportioned. Mine had a small kitchenette which was useful. The hotel...

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We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel. I apologize for the inconvenience with regards to your luggage, however we try and inform all taxis to drop the guests by the lift in the car park. We are looking forward to welcoming you back when next your travels take you to Cape...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

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
Price Range: R855 - R2 301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hippo Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Hippo Boutique Cape Town
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#39 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#42 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“Front room we had was not noisy”
mclaren095, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a non street side room. Room 112 has an adjoining balcony with its neighbour- see my review for full story.”
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“The Mini Cooper suite is beautiful and private”
ShaunV28, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take the one at the back of the hotel not facing the street.”
Sendilen, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“choose a room at the back of the hotel to avoid street noise”
wanderer6149, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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