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
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Overview

The 4-star Hippo Boutique Hotel is situated a mere 1.6 km away from District Six Church, St. James Beach and Lion's Head. Hippo Boutique Hotel has been welcoming guests to its contemporary rooms since 2009.

The convenient location makes a mosque, a gallery and a synagogue easily reachable. It is about 2 km away from the center of Cape Town.

There are shopping options, such as trendy shops and boutiques within easy reach of the property.

Hippo Boutique Hotel can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Cape Town International airport.

Rooms

This comfortable hotel comprises 25 guestrooms with a safe, a DVD player, a balcony, IDD telephone and complimentary Wi-Fi. The guestrooms look out on the city. The rooms are decorated in modern design and equipped with coffee/tea makers, kitchenware and an electric kettle as well as en suite bathrooms with a shower, towels and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

At the terrace restaurant guests can enjoy Thai cuisine. Guests can try refreshing drinks in the coffee bar. Serving an array of dishes, Emily's and Afternoon Tea at Mount Nelson Hotel are just 150 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Hippo Boutique Hotel also offers cars and bicycles for rent.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • 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

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    11.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.0 mi
  • Esplanade
    2.1 mi
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.9 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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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
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    11.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.0 mi
  • Esplanade
    2.1 mi
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.9 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
  • Grand Parade Square - 1700 ft
  • Cape Town Parliament - 2300 ft

Popular areas

  • Long Street - 1400 ft
  • 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

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
  • Bo-Kaap Museum - 2700 ft
  • Boo-Kaap Museum - 2700 ft
  • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum - 3700 ft
  • District Six Museum - 3700 ft

Parks

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

Theaters

  • Labia Theatre - 700 ft
  • Fugard Theatre - 4000 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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1.0 km

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
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    11.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.0 mi
  • Esplanade
    2.1 mi
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.9 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