Hippo Boutique Hotel - Cape Town

5 - 9 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001  show map
 4 stars
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Hippo Boutique Hotel - Cape Town

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

Overview

Hippo Boutique is a 4-story hotel in a mountain area of Cape Town at a close proximity to V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and Table Mountain National Park offering quiet rooms with standard décor. Since 2009, it has been hosting guests in the center of Cape Town.

Hippo Boutique Hotel is located on the scenic white beach. Cape Town city center is 2 km away.

Hippo Boutique Hotel is set close to trendy shops and boutiques.

Hippo Boutique Hotel is within a 20-minute drive to Cape Town International airport.

Rooms

This property offers 25 rooms including Executive Twin Room, Standard Twin Room and Executive Suite. Some rooms come with a view of Table Mountain and Mountain National Park. Other comforts include an electric kettle, kitchenware and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A fine selection of Thai dishes is served at the terrace restaurant. The venue is set next to a cable car station and just 150 meters from Emily's and Afternoon Tea at Mount Nelson Hotel.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Hippo Boutique Hotel welcomes guests, offering free parking, a luggage storage and a safe deposit box along with a business center, a copier and computer rental.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   25.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Towels
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

How to reach hotel

hotel Hippo Boutique Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
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Hotel Address:

5 - 9 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

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City Center
  • Cape Town
    4600 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.0 mi
  • Esplanade
    2.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Mano a Mano (cuisine: International)
    100 ft
  • Rick's Cafe Americain
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    4900 ft
  • Kommetjie
    4900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    25

Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 295 sq. feet
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  • Shower
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    Suite
    Bed type: Double bed
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    Executive Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 270 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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      Executive Suite
      Size: 650 sq. feet
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        Luxury Room
        Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
        Size: 270 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hippo Boutique Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
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          Hotel Address:

          5 - 9 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Cape Town
            4600 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Cape Town
            1.0 mi
          • Esplanade
            2.1 mi
          Restaurants
          • Mano a Mano (cuisine: International)
            100 ft
          • Rick's Cafe Americain
            200 ft
          Beaches
          • Bloubergstrand Beach
            4900 ft
          • Kommetjie
            4900 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            25

          Hippo Boutique Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Grand Parade - 1700 ft
          • Cape Town Parliament - 2300 ft

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 4300 ft

          Places of interest

          • South African National Gallery - 2000 ft
          • De Waal Park - 2700 ft
          • Malay Quarter - 2700 ft
          • MyCiTi Station Gardens - 3000 ft
          • Gardens Shopping Centre - 3000 ft
          • Signal Hill - 4600 ft

          Convention centers

          • Long Street - 1400 ft

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Parliament - 2300 ft
          • Greenmarket Square - 3700 ft
          • Signal Hill - 4600 ft

          Museums

          • South African Museum And Planetarium - 1000 ft
          • The South African Museum and planetarium - 1400 ft
          • South African Jewish Museum - 1700 ft
          • The Company's Garden - 2000 ft
          • Bo-Kaap Museum - 2700 ft
          • Boo-Kaap Museum - 2700 ft
          • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum - 3700 ft
          • District Six Museum - 3700 ft

          Parks

          • Company's Gardens - 2000 ft
          • The Company Gardens - 2700 ft

          Theaters

          • Labia Theatre - 700 ft
          • Fugard Theatre - 4000 ft

          Golf courses and Country clubs

          • Grand Parade Square - 1700 ft

          Public parking

          • Mediclinic Cape Town - 2300 ft
          • Christiaan Barnard Hospital - 3300 ft

          Local attractions

          • Lion's Head - 5000 ft
            Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
          • Two Oceans Aquarium - 1.2 mi
            Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central
          • Cape Town Diamond Museum - 1.7 mi
            1st Floor, The Clock Tower, Cape Town Central
          • St. James Beach - 5100 ft
            Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
          • Cape Town Stadium - 1.6 mi
            Vlei Road, Cape Town Central

          Near the hotel

          • Iziko South African National Gallery - 1900 ft
            Government Ave., Cape Town Central
          • Iziko Bo Kaap Museum - 3100 ft
            71 Wale St., Cape Town Central
          • District Six Museum - 4000 ft
            25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central
          • Signal Hill - 4900 ft
            Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
          • St. George's Cathedral - 3000 ft
            5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central
          • Groote Kerk - 3400 ft
            43 Adderley St., Cape Town Central
          • Gold of Africa Museum - 4400 ft
            96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central

          Restaurants nearby

          • Mano a Mano - 100 ft

            Address: 5 Park Road Gardens
            Phone: 021 422 4415

            72% likes this, based on 45 reviews
            Cuisine: International

          • The Pasta Factory - 100 ft

            Address: 2A Park Road Gardens
            Phone: 021-4233003

            69% likes this, based on 13 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian

          • Emily's - 400 ft

            Address: 55 Kloof Street,
            Phone: 214240882

            64% likes this, based on 33 reviews

          • Rick's Cafe Americain - 200 ft

            Address: 2 Park Road
            Phone: +27.21.4241100

            74% likes this, based on 156 reviews
            Price Range: USD 8 - USD 14

          • Miller's Thumb, Fine Fish Fare - 900 ft

            Address: 10b Kloofnek Road
            Phone: 0214243838

            78% likes this, based on 606 reviews
            Cuisine: Contemporary

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            25
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          Hippo Boutique Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel

          Average guest rating

          8.6out of 10
          Superb
          Based on 24 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            The efforts of the staff to rectify the many difficulties relating to our stay & good parking

            liquid soap, hit & miss delivery of towels TV was deplorable room was arranged in a strange way

          • Family with children
            7.4

            I liked the location and the facility. The hotel was in a good location to tour the city and to experience table mountain.

            I did not like the noise. Bars along the street were noisy and the parking lot right outside your windows meant you were awoken every each morning. Also the cab they arranged for me tried to charge me twice the meter rate to take a trip to the airport. I refused to pay and had to find another ride.

          • Single
            8.2

            The front desk staff were absolutely extraordinary. They could not have been more accommodating.

            My room was directly behind reception and I found it noisy. The level of amenities in the room fluctuated. Once inconsistencies were identified, they were dealt with promptly.

          • Couple
            8.8

            We stayed twice at the Hippo Boutique Hotel. Both rooms were very stylistic; it felt like we were staying in a museum (which we enjoyed). The hotel is modern, safe, and clean.

            The first room had mold in the shower; nothing major, but it definitely detracted from the otherwise modern feel. The second room was almost perfect, but the shower ran out of hot water after the first shower. Overall, however, we very much enjoyed our stay; we did not have to worry about safety, and we enjoyed the modern and generally clean amenities.

          • Group of friends
            7.8

            The location was ideal; near enough to enjoy all the centre of Cape Town, but just slightly away to have a restful stay.nI also liked the fact that they have a fullly functioning PC in each room with free internet access. The rooms are very stylish and the large table, kitchenette and soft seating make them great spaces for use if you are sharing a room with a partner of friend.

            They do not serve breakkfast.

          • Group of friends
            8.2

            From the moment we arrived the reception staff made us feel that nothing was too much trouble. They were warm, humourous, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The room was spacious, comfortbale and well equipped.

          • Couple
            5.8

            The frontdesk staff were exceptionally helpful. Location in the Gardens was good, ease of private parking which helped. The internet in the room was handy too.

            However, this feels more like a backpacker hotel disguised as a boutique hotel. At this price and without breakfast, I would expect more. The room we had was terrible, with no street view. Instead, we stared at the wall for 4 days. Granted the manager pre-empted us that this wasn't the best room available, but located next to the front desk, we were woken up by the phone at the reception at night. Also, in the first night we checked in, the shower gel was missing. There were no bathroom slippers. And the next day, floor towel for the toilet was not replenished. Housekeeping was inconsistent at best. We didn't feel rested at all.

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            The hotel makes you feel like home, and they have such a nice rooms and design...great hospitality as well...

          • Single
            10.0

            Great Hotel Lovely and helpful staff! The Hippo is just what a boutique hotel should be, small, chic and special!

            Great Staff!! Very Nice rooms !! Great location and setup!!

          • Single
            10.0

            Everything. Especially the location in Gardens.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            Fantastic staff. Quiet room in an area with good restaurants. Hotel has a great driver for hire.

          • Couple
            10.0

            Staff was excellent. Very helpful suggestions and extremely friendly and courteous.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hippo Boutique Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          5 - 9 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Cape Town
            4600 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Cape Town
            1.0 mi
          • Esplanade
            2.1 mi
          Restaurants
          • Mano a Mano (cuisine: International)
            100 ft
          • Rick's Cafe Americain
            200 ft
          Beaches
          • Bloubergstrand Beach
            4900 ft
          • Kommetjie
            4900 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            25