Hippo Boutique Hotel - Cape Town

5 - 9 Park Road, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001show map
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SuperbBased on  24 reviews
Overview

The unique Hippo Boutique Hotel is situated in the trendy district next to a gallery, a synagogue and a mosque. Since 2009 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 4-story classic building.

The hotel is set within a 20-minute walk from the city center. The vicinity of a cable car station let you explore Greenmarket Square and N1 City with no difficulty.

Guests will find trendy shops and boutiques in the vicinity of the hotel.

Cape Town International airport can be reached within a 25 minutes' drive from Hippo Boutique Hotel.

Rooms

The hotel offers 25 contemporary rooms appointed with multi-channel TV, a private balcony, a laptop, a DVD player and IDD phone. Hippo Boutique Hotel features rooms with the mountain view. They come with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and kitchenware as well as bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

A fine selection of Thai dishes is served at the garden restaurant. Guests can relax in the coffee bar serving refreshing drinks. Serving an array of dishes, Emily's and Afternoon Tea at Mount Nelson Hotel are 150 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Car and bicycle rental services are also provided.

Relax

Leisure facilities in Hippo Boutique Hotel include an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

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

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Pub

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Aerobics

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Tobogganing
  • Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Archery
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Casino
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Bungalows
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Mountain view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotAll children3 - 16 yearsExtra bedChildren above
16 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Grand Parade SquareGrand Parade Square1700 ft
South African National GallerySouth African National Gallery2000 ft
MyCiTi Station GardensMyCiTi Station Gardens3000 ft
Gardens Shopping CentreGardens Shopping Centre3000 ft
South African Museum And PlanetariumSouth African Museum And Planetarium1000 ft
South African Jewish MuseumSouth African Jewish Museum1700 ft
The Company's GardenThe Company's Garden2000 ft
Mediclinic Cape TownMediclinic Cape Town2300 ft
Christiaan Barnard HospitalChristiaan Barnard Hospital3300 ft
Long StreetLong Street2000 ft
Greenmarket SquareGreenmarket Square3700 ft Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
Signal Hill Signal Hill 4800 ft Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
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Mano a ManoMano a Mano100 ft5 Park Road Gardens
Rick's Cafe AmericainRick's Cafe Americain200 ft2 Park Road
The Pasta FactoryThe Pasta Factory100 ft2A Park Road Gardens
Miller's Thumb, Fine Fish FareMiller's Thumb, Fine Fish Fare900 ft10b Kloofnek Road
Emily'sEmily's400 ft55 Kloof Street,
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District Six ChurchDistrict Six Church1.2 mi
Good Hope CentreGood Hope Centre1.1 mi
CTICCCTICC1.3 mi
V&A WaterfrontV&A Waterfront1.9 mi
The Biscuit MillThe Biscuit Mill2.6 mi
Cape Town StadiumCape Town Stadium1.7 mi
District Six MuseumDistrict Six Museum3700 ft
Table MountainTable Mountain1.6 mi
Cape University of TechnologyCape University of Technology1.1 mi
Clifton BeachClifton Beach2.1 mi Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
Irma Stern MuseumIrma Stern Museum3.7 miCecil Rd.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical GardenKirstenbosch National Botanical Garden4.3 miRhodes Drive
Ratanga JunctionRatanga Junction6.1 miCentry Boulevard
Groot ConstantiaGroot Constantia7.1 miGroot Constantia Estate Groot Constantia Road
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Woodstock Railway Station2.1 mi
Salt River Railway Station3.1 mi
Underground
Metropolitan Golf Club1.9 mi
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Reviews
8.6
SuperbBased on  24  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

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

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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!!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Everything. Especially the location in Gardens.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

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

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

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

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  24 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotAll children3 - 16 yearsExtra bedChildren above
16 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Woodstock Railway Station2.1 mi
Salt River Railway Station3.1 mi
Underground
Metropolitan Golf Club1.9 mi
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