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    Hippo Boutique Hotel

    5-9 Park Road Gardens | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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      2 adults
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          US$110
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          Overview
          • Excellent46%
          • Very good39%
          • Average12%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
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          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Air Conditioning
          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          Reviewed 2 May 2016

          The Hippo is a fantastic little place to stay if you want to be just on the edge of the city but still have all the convenience of pubs restaurants, shopping in a safe and very walkable neighbourhood. The staff are friendly, there are two...More

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          Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel

          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,...More

          Reviewed 27 April 2016

          Centrally situated, in the heart of restaurant land, in the Gardens is this superb boutique hotel. Fantastic suite, an unsolicited upgrade, double volume. free parking and in walking distance of at least 20 restaurants. Well priced and b/fast included. we will be back !!!More

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          Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel

          Thank you for your feedback and taking time to post your comments pertaining to your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time spent at Hippo Boutique Hotel and the welcoming service offered, met your expectations. We...More

          Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

          This is a well appointed boutique hotel in a safe area of Cape Town. Located amongst Great bars and restaurants and just on the top of Long Street. You can walk from the hotel all the way to the waterfront if you like. Great views...More

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          Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel

          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,...More

          Reviewed 21 April 2016

          We arrived after a fifteen hour flight from UK at 2:30 pm. Check in was from 2:pm so was a little disappointed to be told that the room wasn't ready but would be in another 20 to 30 minutes. The receptionist was very polite and...More

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          Response from Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel

          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 2 April 2016 via mobile

          Hippo was well known for reasonable prices and quality but I'm afraid it's getting a bit tired now. Everything generally needs an upgrade with tiles off walls in places and a little mould in the showers etc. It's also true that it's quite a noisy...More

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          Response from Hippotique, Front Office Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel

          Dear Valued Guest, 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...More

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Laundry Service
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Airport Transportation
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Concierge
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Microwave
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$73 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #6 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
          • #11 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
          • #39 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
          • #42 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
          • #49 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Kitchenette ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 25
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          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • Western Cape >
          • Cape Town >
          • Cape Town Central
          • Also Known As
          • Hippo Boutique Cape Town ,
          • Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
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          Traveller (112)
          Room & Suite (170)
          Dining (28)
          Pool & Beach (11)
          Hotel & Grounds (97)
          Bathroom (13)
          Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          faascarol
          do you have smoke-free rooms?
          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
          Arriving July 12, leaving July 19, 2017. Two rooms. Traveling with my husband and our two adult daughters. Is this a convenient location and safe neighborhood? We want to do a lot of day trips. Can you find a car and driver to take us to vineyards?
          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
          For the hotel staff... I will be traveling with some friends to Cape Town in April. We are looking for 3 to 4 rooms for the nights of 20 April to 22/23 April. One would be a single king for the nights on 20 and 21 April. The second would be for a couple sharing a king for the same nights. The third would be for a family of 4, traveling with a 3 year old and a 6 month old. It would be for the same two nights plus plus the night of 22 April - for a total of three nights. They would be interested in the possibility of an interlocking/connecting room. That would, I presume, mean a possible 4th room. Can you please advise me on options and availability as respects the family of four? Thanks! Jim
          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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          Room Tips
          "Front room we had was not noisy"
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          "Choose a non street side room. Room 112 has an adjoining balcony with its neighbour- see my review for full..."
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          "The Mini Cooper suite is beautiful and private"
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          "Take the one at the back of the hotel not facing the street."
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