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Hippo Boutique Hotel
Ranked #58 of 110 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Great place overall to stay. Our room very large, cool decor and quiet as a mouse. Th hotel is in an excellent location near good eating spots, and we enjoyed our breakfasts around the corner. Close to sights. Free parking. Excellent service. Amazing value overall.

Room Tip: room 106 was totally quiet and peaceful
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thank you for your positive review of our hotel. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel.

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Adine Perel
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is a trendy hotel situated in the "hip area" of Cape Town. The receptionists (moline and Schwarz) were so helpful in getting my boarding passes and planning the whole itinerary. They'll also arrange taxis so in the end we didn't hire a car. Although if you ask me, Cape Town is pretty walkable in the day at least.
The decor is cool. I particularly liked the dimming features and the kitchenette. We were unfortunately staying on the first floor just above the party area- but thankfully all had earplugs from the plane- so managed to sleep well.
You get a choice of five places for breakfast. I only went to knead and Jerrys- the latter being my preference given its practically in the hotel.
Overall, good hotel- just try to insist on staying above the first floor or in the rooms not facing the street. Otherwise use earplugs :)

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Thank you for the positive review of our hotel. We have started with our double glazing with regards to 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!

Kind Regards

Adine Perel
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at hippo boutique for 3 nights. We arrived late & the hotel arranged a transfer for us from the airport- someone was there to greet us at the airport & the transfer was a reasonable price.

We had a standard room & were surprised how big it was. Loads of room with a kitchenette area, tea and coffee facilities as well as a well stocked mini bar.
The bathroom was also a good size, with the bonus of a heated floor setting and a powerful shower.

We loved that there were a few selections of places to visit for breakfast- we ended up having early starts & so did end up going to knead ( just around the corner) every morning we were there, but in our opinion it had the best menu- huge selection & really nice food.

We also ate at Jerry's ( next door) for dinner which serve great burgers & is reasonably priced.

The shopping centre round the corner from the hotel has lots of shops including a laundry service ( precision laundry) the hotel do offer a laundry service, but we took ours to precision and got about 4kg of washing done for about 75 rand- just a fraction of the cost of hotel services & really useful if you're on a longer trip like we are.

The hotel is within walking distance to the bo kaap area and really close to a bus stop for the open top red bus tours. We used the sightseeing bus in the day- they have different routes that can take you all over the city and its a really cost effective way to get around. At night we used ubers to get around. A trip to the waterfront of an evening will only cost around 40 rand.

Overall Hippo Boutique exceeded our expectations for the very reasonable price- it's in a great location in Cape Town & we would definitely return if we come back to Cape Town.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016


I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback after your stay with us. We were delighted to receive your commendations about the impressive service offered. Please be assured that I will congratulate our TEAM for doing a great job!

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Adine Perel
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

To start off I need to say the food options for this hotel are amazing. It's full table service in your room which is SERIOUSLY nice. Last night we had Mexican delivered from Fat Cactus (which was amazing but that's another review) and the waitresses bought it directly up to our room as if we were sitting down at their tables. No take away boxes or anything like that. It was REALLY good. I am vegetarian and my wife is vegan, and we haven't had an issue yet (veganism is growing here and some places actively advertise it which is really handy).

The hotel itself: really good location. Spent the last few days just walking around and exploring and it's really easy due to this location.

I strongly recommend you ask for a quiet room however. We did, and it makes a big difference as you won't get any of the cafe/bar noise.

The room: we have a standard room and it is LOVELY. I nearly upgraded to the suite but I'm glad I didn't as this room is great. HUGE bath, great fittings, super comfy bed. Only downside is there is only like 3 TV channels so make sure you bring a device if you want to just relax and watch tv. The internet speed is great too, strong enough for Netflix and YouTube.

Places around the hotel: if you're a coffee snob, or a bit of a hipster (like me) then this is the place. Lots of cool little cafes that have vegetarian and vegan options (which is awesome). We walked all the way to the waterfront and explored some side streets and it's like a cross between Melbourne and New Orleans. Really fun place to be!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Thank you for taking the most precious commodity, your time to write down your comments. We have started our double glazing process for the front rooms and this should ensure all our rooms are quiet.
The Hippo team greatly appreciates your positive response to your stay at our unique stunning hotel. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and experienced our proficient staff, spacious rooms, superb restaurants for breakfast and brilliant location. We look forward to welcoming you back when next your travels take you to Cape Town!

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Adine Perel
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in the executive suite, it was located in the 3rd floor (#318) and -following other guest advices- we got a rear facing room. It was peaceful and quite. Ambiance and decor was ultra modern. Extra comfy king size bed. Strong WIFI connection. Centrally located in CP with plenty of cafes and dining options just a walking distance. Their breakfast set up is really original thus they offered us vouchers to eat in restaurants near by. I recommend you to visit "Knead" for a superb breakfast. If you want to have a relax evening, I also suggest you to eat in "The Fat Cactus" and "Jerry's".The staff at the front desk was very informative and polite. On our last day, we had to check-out at 4 AM to catch an early flight to JNB and it was a nice gesture from them to prepare a breakfast box for us (including sandwiches, juices, muffins and other treats) :-) They helped us to arrange a transportation back to the airport. We were delighted with this accommodation and we will definitely stay here again!
Considering the fact that we booked one of the most expensive rooms in the hotel, our kitchen area was quite dusty. You can see that there is no much attention to details on this particular area. We also found a towel full of dark stains :-( There was a miscommunication with our check-out date and we received our breakfast box one day ahead of time, however, everything was sorted out accordingly. Another thing, beggars around hotel are really annoying and they can follow up for blocks!!!! -Although this last point is not hotel's fault-.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

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 the housekeeping to improve the customer experience.

We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and experienced our spacious rooms, spoilt choices of restaurants for breakfast and excellent location. We look forward to welcoming you back when next your travels take you to Cape Town!

With best regards,
Adine Perel
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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
#39 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#41 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#53 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: €75 - €190 (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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