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    Hippo Boutique Hotel

    5-9 Park Road Gardens | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    Overview
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    1 - 5 of 283 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Nice reception, made booking 3 hours before arrival. Room was very spacious, but had a strong chemical smell as we walk in. The bathroom was very tiny and not in a good condition. Floor tiles chipped and grout was black... bathroom accessories and towels was...More

    Thank F1girlie
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights. Everything about the hotel is great. It has nice central location and is close by to all popular tourist places in Cape Town. Just 10mins drive from Waterfront, few minutes from long street, 5mins from table mountain....More

    Thank Harsh M
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We regularly stay at this establishment and enjoy the facilities. great location, free secure parking, superior sized rooms and well priced. we have noticed though, that maintenance has slipped. needs a coat of paint!! tap loose in bathroom etc, etc.

    Thank rrustler
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Loved absolutely everything about this hotel! Great accessibility! Wide variety of restaurants within and around reach of hotel. The hotel and staff also make great ease to access restaurants. Great privacy! Room service is also quick and best! The room itself has less a hotel...More

    Thank Londiwe L
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed for 2 nights. The hotel was located in an area with many restaurants close by and there is Woolworths supermarket about 10 mins away. Pros: 1. Friendly and helpful staff. Especially Sindy. 2. Good and safe location. 3. Mini kitchenette complete with fridge,...More

    Thank Ayql28
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Airport Transportation
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 86 - US$ 214 (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
    • #49 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 25
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    • Cape Town Central
    • Also Known As
    • Hippo Boutique Cape Town ,
    • Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
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    faascarol
    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
    17 April 2017|
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    Response from Miss A | Reviewed this property |
    Hello, so sorry for the late reply. I've only just seen the message you sent 3 weeks ago! I'm not sure about car hire as I've never hired a car on holiday. However, I don't think you will need a car in Cape Town as you have... More
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    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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