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Toronto
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here a couple nights after landing in Cape Town and found it to be a fantastic launch pad for our local adventures. It's centrally located, making for an easy walk to Kloof st, Long St and all the sights downtown. The included breakfast voucher came in handy at Knead next door for breakfast as well. Room was clean and...

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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, incredible staff and amazing restaurants for breakfast. Thank you for choosing to stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel and we look forward...

Ottawa, ON
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights after our group safari that took us across South Africa, ending in Cape Town. Our first impression: If you enter from the front entrance, you'll have to be buzzed in. The hotel itself is on the second floor, above two bars. We hiked up the stairs with our large...

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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 feedback after your recent stay with us at Hippo Boutique Hotel! Guest feedback is imperative for us to ensure whether or not we are meeting and exceeding our guests' expectations. We need to know what we have done right, but more importantly, when we have done wrong! On behalf of...

Sydney
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The hotel is in a great location with lots of wonderful restaurants around it. Vouchers for redeeming breakfast at local cafés was a highlight as great choice and lovely breakfasts. The room was very spacious with even kitchenette. Only problem was noise at night but it stopped around 11 pm so not really a problem

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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 have recently double glazed the windows and doors in all of the rooms in...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights over the new year. We were a little nervous at first as the entry to the hotel is in between two restaurant/bars which were heaving on our arrival, however our room on the 4th floor was exceptionally quiet throughout our stay. The room was themed out with some cool old tech including a record player, tape...

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

Thank you for taking the most precious commodity, your time to write down your comments 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...

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Although the location is very convenient, the presence of 3 bar/restaurants makes it very loud at night so don't expect much sleep. The room is decent and the service is good- at the time of check in, the team told us about the neighborhood and wider cape town, including safety tips.

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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. We value each opinion and strive to make our hotel more suitable and comfortable for future guests. We have already taken steps to eliminate the noise by double-glazing our front facing rooms and installing acoustic doors in the passages. Furthermore we are delighted that you...

Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The hotel is very nice, with a spacious room and a touch of design that shows taste. Every room comes with a kitchenette, microwave and fridge so you can cook your own meal if you want. If your idea is to relax and have a quiet stay, watch out for the loud music that comes from bars around the hotel....

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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 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 have recently double glazed the windows and doors in all of the rooms in the...

St. Pete Beach, Florida
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I really our two story room for a five night stay. It was modern, comfortable, large. Well equipped, well maintained, etc. security seemed good as you must be buzzed into the building. Reception was helpful even providing good parameters for us such as how late is too late to walk back from the waterfront. The blocks surrounding the hotel are...

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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...

Prestwich, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great hotel with the most amazing hotel room I have ever been in. We were allocated a two level suite which was out of this world. Location great with secure car park at the rear. Staff very friendly and helpful. Due to our trip to Robben Island being cancelled I had to watch the England v South Africa Rugby Match...

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

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...

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Located at the heart of Cape Town near the famous long street. Rooms are spacious and well kept. The hotel does not serve breakfast and dinner which you can get from numerous eateries around the hotel. Toiletries are supplied in plenty and there is a well stocked mini bar in the room just in case you need a cold drink....

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

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 our hotel. 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...

Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Cape Town's Hippo Boutique Hotel Summary: The absolute best hotel of the three I stayed in while in Cape Town. The room was large and well appointed. The staff accommodating. Several restaurants and bars were within easy walking distance. In depth: I made an on line reservation through one of the large .com booking sites. I arrived to find that...

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Thank you for taking the most precious commodity, your time to write down your comments. 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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $127 - $275 (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
#39 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#42 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#43 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“Front room we had was not noisy”
 of 5 bubbles 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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 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
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