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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-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

Located in a mountain area of Cape Town, the 4-star Hippo Boutique Hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course. Hippo Boutique Hotel has been welcoming guests to its contemporary rooms since 2009.

Hippo Boutique Hotel is 20 minutes' walk from the center of Cape Town. Thanks to a cable car station nearby, the comfortable hotel is well connected with other parts of Cape Town.

A mosque, a gallery and a synagogue are set within walking distance.

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

Rooms

Hippo Boutique Hotel offers 25 rooms fitted with a safe, a DVD player, a balcony, IDD phone and complimentary Wi-Fi for a comfortable stay in Cape Town. Some rooms at Hippo Boutique Hotel have a view over the garden. They are equipped with coffee/tea makers, kitchenware and an electric kettle.

Eat & Drink

At the terrace restaurant guests can enjoy Thai cuisine. Guests can try refreshing drinks in the coffee bar. V&A Waterfront, Greenmarket Square and Castle of Good Hope are a 15-minute walk away, while Emily's and Afternoon Tea at Mount Nelson Hotel with assorted dishes are 150 meters from the venue.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

There are a business center, a photocopier and a meeting room available on site.

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site 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
  • 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
  • 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

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
    1.4 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.6 km
  • Esplanade
    3.3 km
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    3.1 km
Restaurants
  • Mano a Mano (cuisine: International)
    10 m
  • Rick's Cafe Americain
    50 m
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1.5 km
  • Kommetjie
    1.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    25

Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Executive Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Deluxe|Double or Twin LUXURY-EXECUTIVE

Luxury Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Double or Twin LUXURY

Hippo Boutique Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Grand Parade500 m
  • Grand Parade Square500 m
  • Cape Town Parliament700 m

Popular areas

  • Long Street400 m
  • City Center1.3 km

Places of interest

  • South African National Gallery600 m
  • De Waal Park800 m
  • Malay Quarter800 m
  • MyCiTi Station Gardens900 m
  • Gardens Shopping Centre900 m
  • Signal Hill1.4 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Parliament700 m
  • Greenmarket Square1.1 km
  • Signal Hill1.4 km

Museums

  • South African Museum And Planetarium300 m
  • The South African Museum and planetarium400 m
  • South African Jewish Museum500 m
  • Bo-Kaap Museum800 m
  • Boo-Kaap Museum800 m
  • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum1.1 km
  • District Six Museum1.1 km

Parks

  • The Company's Garden600 m
  • Company's Gardens600 m
  • The Company Gardens800 m

Theaters

  • Labia Theatre200 m
  • Fugard Theatre1.2 km

Public parking

  • Mediclinic Cape Town700 m
  • Christiaan Barnard Hospital1.0 km

Local attractions

  • Lion's Head1.5 km
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Two Oceans Aquarium1.9 km
    Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central
  • Cape Town Diamond Museum2.7 km
    1st Floor, The Clock Tower, Cape Town Central
  • St. James Beach1.5 km
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Cape Town Stadium 2.6 km
    Vlei Road, Cape Town Central

Near the hotel

  • Iziko South African National Gallery550 m
    Government Ave., Cape Town Central
  • Iziko Bo Kaap Museum920 m
    71 Wale St., Cape Town Central
  • District Six Museum1.2 km
    25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central
  • Signal Hill1.5 km
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • St. George's Cathedral890 m
    5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central
  • Groote Kerk1.0 km
    43 Adderley St., Cape Town Central
  • Gold of Africa Museum1.3 km
    96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central

Restaurants nearby

  • Mano a Mano10 m

    Address: 5 Park Road Gardens
    Phone: 021 422 4415

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

  • The Pasta Factory30 m

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

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

  • Emily's120 m

    Address: 55 Kloof Street,
    Phone: 214240882

    64% likes this, based on 33 reviews

  • Rick's Cafe Americain50 m

    Address: 2 Park Road
    Phone: +27.21.4241100

    74% likes this, based on 156 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 5 - GBP 10

  • Miller's Thumb, Fine Fish Fare250 m

    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
    1.4 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.6 km
  • Esplanade
    3.3 km
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    3.1 km
Restaurants
  • Mano a Mano (cuisine: International)
    10 m
  • Rick's Cafe Americain
    50 m
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1.5 km
  • Kommetjie
    1.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    25