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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed with a delegation and rented 11 rooms for 8 nights.Specifically requested rear rooms due to noise in front of the hotel. Great rooms and great location. Cindy at front desk was terrific as well as night receptionist. Also enjoyed breakfast at Knead and 90 rand voucher. When a problem did arise Adiene, the GM, addressed the issue head on...

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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 exceptional staff, spacious rooms, superb restaurants for breakfast and brilliant location. We look forward to welcoming you back when next your travels take...

Reviewed 14 January 2016

We had a good stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel. Although would I go back? Maybe, but probably not. If you're into staying in the city, it's a good location, with many restaurants at your door step. I liked the breakfast idea of offering a few spots to visit in the area, we enjoyed Knead and Jerry's. The room and hotel...

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

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! Your interest and concern are therefore extremely valuable to us, we will follow up each one with an action plan to improve our overall...

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We had an excellent stay at this hotel. Easy check-in and checkout. Rooms were huge and with full amenities. Lots of noise from the bars below (Fat cactus and Jerry's(i think)) But we didn't care as we love this type of location. Good breakfast options(90RPP). About 15 mins away from table mountain, signall hill / Lion's head. No issues with...

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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 excellent location so close to everything happening in Cape Town as well as our variety of top class restaurants for meals and having...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I booked well in advance and yet have ended up in the noisiest room in the hotel with the bar noise screeching in and the hotel ventilation unit just by the bed. The view is of another piece of concrete. I could have asked to be moved but I've just come off an 11 hour flight and I'm only staying...

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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 comments about your experience. We have spoken to you and discussed your feedback in more detail. We have a plan in place for 2016 with regards to the double glazing of the windows and doors. We are also installing double doors to the entrance of the corridors to reduce the...

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This 25 room hotel is situated above two very popular sports bars/cafes as i walked in the door between the two bars then went upstairs to the reception i started thinking this nouse isnt going to be good check in was easy by friendly staff Room size is fine for R2000+ £120 a night But this is not a boutique...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your stay with us. We rely on guest feedback to determine both the positive and negative aspects of our hotel and to improve wherever possible. Guest feedback is imperative for us to ensure whether or not we are meeting and exceeding our guests' expectations. Your feedback has therefore been...

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We loved our time at the Hippo Hotel. It was definitely worth paying for a suite (The Red Bull suite) for the space, the superb bed and the view. OK, the retro hi-fi was an unusual touch but we had quite a laugh leafing through the random collection of 12" vinyl. One of the best features was the choice of...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Centrally located. Price of taxi from airport was ZAR 270. WiFi was fast. Airco worked well. If you want to sleep before midnight, avoid the rooms in the front. Fortunately we were able to change room. Nice rain shower. Not a lot of hippos in the hotel. For breakfast there is an choice of 4 restaurants in the neighborhood. You...

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

Thank you for the positive review of our hotel. We are looking at how to minimise the noise from the restaurants and appreciate your honest feedback. 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!...

Miami Florida
Reviewed 20 December 2015

We like this hotel a lot! They picked us up late at the airport as well as arranging departure. The room was very large and contemporary. There were many restaurants right down the street. We like this as we had big lunches at some of the "hard to get in" restaurants and then just wanted a light meal. Also 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 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...

Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

The hotel was very comfortable to stay in and is located around really nice restaurants. I love that the hotel gave us few breakfast places to chose from so we could have something different each day. Communication with the hotel prior to arrival was all good, Carin and Sindi responded quickly to my e-mails which is appreciated. Sindi was extremely...

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

On behalf of Hippo Boutique I would like to humbly apologise for your disappointing experience with regards to the airport transfer. We have been using the same transfer company for many years and they have always delivered a high standard of service. We would like to assure you that we at Hippo Boutique Hotel pride ourselves in delivering the best...

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We were hosting in the Hippo Hotel for a few days, we are a group of friends, our time there was perfect, the hotel is in perfect condition and the hotel´s services were accurate. The idea of breakfast in different place is was very interesting (ask for it) Also the hotel is a very nice zone, plenty of nice restaurants,...

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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...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: €101 - €199 (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
Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#38 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#39 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#42 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“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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 of 5 bubbles BrennaSmith15, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Mini Cooper suite is beautiful and private”
 of 5 bubbles ShaunV28, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take the one at the back of the hotel not facing the street.”
 of 5 bubbles Sendilen, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“choose a room at the back of the hotel to avoid street noise”
 of 5 bubbles wanderer6149, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room away from the street - the ones at the rear are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles po-purri, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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