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    Hippo Boutique Hotel

    5-9 Park Road Gardens | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Perfectly located. Large rooms with great kitchenettes. A 15 second walk to some of the greatest cafes and shops in Cape Town. Beautiful bathroom with bath and lovely shower. Will definitely stay there again.More

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    Response from Hippotique, Front Office Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel

    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback regarding your stay and experience at the Hippo. We are glad that you enjoyed our spacious rooms and bathrooms. We do our best to keep up with the trends and...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Love the decor, rooms are modern industrial with nice big bathrooms. The location is excellent - close to cafes and restaurants. I didn't hear any street noise even on busy nights. Staff were friendly and helpful, I appreciated the breakfast options with three different cafes...More

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    Response from Hippotique, Front Office Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel

    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your experience here with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your room and that the street noise did not disturb you at all. We do our best...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Super nice suite with Lions Head view! Just loved the location at the gardens, near by a lot of nice restaurants. Just around the corner Knead Bakery with lot of options for breakfast. Highly recommended!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 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...More

    Reviewed 10 March 2017

    A good location for Long Street. Good parking and worth a stay,mplunge pool not up to much Breakfast was achoice of three eateries. Knead the bakery being the best. Safe and secure and very willing to helpMore

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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 spacious rooms, variety choices of restaurants for breakfast...More

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    7 reviews
    Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

    A deceivingly large hotel for a boutique hotel, but perfectly formed. Great rooms, and on previous posts it was noted that noise was an issue if on the front, this has been rectified, in fact, we were in the noisiest room prior to the double...More

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    Response from Hippotique, Front Office Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel

    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback regarding your stay and experience at Hippo Boutique Hotel. Thank you for letting us know that our efforts to reduce the noise levels are effectively working! The comfort of our...More

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    About
    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$65 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #11 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
    • #39 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
    • #42 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
    • #44 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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    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 mclaren095 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes it is safe, you can see Table Mountain from the street.We did the hop on hop off bus and that was really good they also take you to the vineyards. I would assume you could find a car and driver but it's much more fun on... 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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