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Hippo Boutique Hotel

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All reviewsfat cactuskloof streetbreakfast vouchersgreat locationlong streetkitchenette areatable mountainbars and restaurantssmall kitchenbar fridgelarge roomrecommend this hoteloff street parkingwithin walking distancefree wifirooms are moderngreat rooms
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Our first time at the hippo, 10 great days. We would stay at the hippo again. We had in the past stayed at the Portia Breakwater on the V&A waterfront, also excellent. WE found the area around the Hippo to be great, many nice bars,...More

Thank Steve M
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 12 November 2017

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...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at this boutique hotel for a night only but it still managed to make an impression on us. We arrived in Cape Town quite early and the hotel was nice enough to let us check in which was great. The...More

Thank shimi2016
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 22 November 2017

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...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Perfectly located in Cape Town, nice bars and restaurants around. Hotel room is a bit run down and could use an update. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The music of the bar below was heard in our room (at the front of the hotel)...More

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Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 29 October 2017

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...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Great location, lots to do around Kloof Street. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Good hotel to explore Cape Town from. They have a secure car park at the back, takes about 30 mins from the airport to get there (we had very little traffic).

Thank bev20164
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write down your positive feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Hippo Hotel in Cape Town.

Reviewed 20 October 2017

We decided to spend an additional two days in Cape Town and booked this hotel at the last minute. Very pleased we did as it is in a great location in walking distance to Long Street and all the restaurants, cafes and some music venues....More

Thank BobbyBarclay
Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique HotelResponded 23 October 2017

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...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$95 - US$216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#11 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#24 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#41 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#53 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$95 - US$216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#11 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#24 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#41 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#53 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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faascarol
17 April 2017|
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Response from wanderer6149 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but ask the hotel directly. I always ask this question myself when booking any hotel. We did not smell any cigarette smoke on the floor we stayed.
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faascarol
17 April 2017|
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Response from Miss A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, so sorry for the late reply. I've only just seen the message you sent 3 weeks ago! I'm not sure about car hire as I've never hired a car on holiday. However, I don't think you will need a car in Cape Town as you have... More
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JimNealon
6 February 2017|
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Response from Elisa G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Jim. I'd suggest posting your question via the hotel's website as well. Maybe they check that communications channel more frequently than here. Enjoy your trip!
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"The back rooms are quieter the front rooms over Jerry"s may be louder"
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"Ask for one at the back of the hotel."
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"F24, but others on the same side I would expect to be similar."
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"All rooms are big from what I can gather"
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