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Hippo Boutique Hotel - Cape Town

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

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

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Off-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Bicycle storage
  • Mobile phone network

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
  • Dressing 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
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

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

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Cot ZAR 50
All children
3 - 16 years
Extra bed ZAR 295
Children above
16 years or adults
Extra bed ZAR 295
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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Airports
Train
  • Woodstock Railway Station
    2.1 mi
  • Salt River Railway Station
    3.1 mi
Underground
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.9 mi
Restaurants
  • Mano a Mano (cuisine: International)
    100 ft
  • Rick's Cafe Americain
    200 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
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    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Executive Suite
Mountain view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Standard Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room Back Facing Room

Standard Suite
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    1 person

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Deluxe Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Single Room (Single bed)

Executive Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Double or Twin LUXURY EXECUTIVE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Luxury Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Double or Twin LUXURY EXECUTIVE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Hippo Boutique Hotel Location

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Local attractions

  • Clifton Beach2.1 mi
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden4.3 mi
    Rhodes Drive
  • Groot Constantia7.1 mi
    Groot Constantia Estate Groot Constantia Road
  • Irma Stern Museum3.7 mi
    Cecil Rd.
  • Ratanga Junction6.1 mi
    Centry Boulevard

Near the hotel

  • Long Street2000 ft
  • Signal Hill 4800 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Greenmarket Square3700 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa

Restaurants nearby

  • Mano a Mano100 ft

    Address: 5 Park Road Gardens
    Phone: 021 422 4415

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

  • The Pasta Factory100 ft

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

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

  • Emily's400 ft

    Address: 55 Kloof Street,
    Phone: 214240882

    64% likes this, based on 33 reviews

  • Rick's Cafe Americain200 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 Fare900 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

8.6
SuperbBased on24 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
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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Woodstock Railway Station
    2.1 mi
  • Salt River Railway Station
    3.1 mi
Underground
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.9 mi
Restaurants
  • Mano a Mano (cuisine: International)
    100 ft
  • Rick's Cafe Americain
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    25