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

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

Hippo Boutique Hotel is a 4-star classic hotel providing a spacious accommodation only minutes away from Table Mountain, Clifton Beach and V&A Waterfront. Featuring contemporary architecture, the hotel is opened since 2009.

Overlooking Table Mountain and Mountain National Park, the venue is conveniently located in the center of Cape Town. Just 2 km from the center of Cape Town known for The Company Gardens and Long Street.

The hotel boasts close proximity to bars, entertainment venues and restaurants.

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

Rooms

All rooms in Hippo Boutique Hotel are fitted with a safe, a DVD player, TV, IDD telephone and individual climate control. They also have open bathrooms with a hairdryer, towels and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Thai dishes are offered in the small on-site restaurant. Guests can try coffee and tea served in the night bar.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

There are such business facilities as a business corner, a copier and a meeting room on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Modem internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   25.

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Facilities

General

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • 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
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from 14:00 - hours

Check-Out

  • until 11:00 - hours

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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
    1.3km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.6km
  • Esplanade
    3.3km
Restaurants
  • Mano a Mano (cuisine: International)
    10 m
  • Rick's Cafe Americain
    60 m
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1.5km
  • Kommetjie
    1.5km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from 14:00 - hours
  • Check-Out:
    until 11:00 - hours
  • Number of rooms:
    25

Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double or Twin beds or Double Bed or 1 Super-King Size bed
Size: 27m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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These more quiet standard back facing rooms have a seating area, a working desk, and a 32-inch flat screen TV with selected channels. They also include a minibar, and a small kitchenette with tea-and-coffee making facilities and microwave. The bathroom is fitted with a bath and shower.

Room facilities
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    Bed type: Double Bed
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    Spacious Double Room
    Bed type: Double or Twin beds
    Size: 25m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    These spacious and front facing rooms enjoy the vibes and sounds of city life. Some of the rooms have a balcony. They are equipped with a seating area, a working desk, and a 32-inch flat screen TV with selected channels. They also include a minibar and a small kitchenette with microwave and tea-and-coffee making facilities. The bathroom is fitted with a shower.

    Room facilities
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      Bed type: Double or Twin beds
      Size: 25m2
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        Size: 60m2
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          Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed or Double Bed
          Size: 60m2
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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
              1.3km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Cape Town
              1.6km
            • Esplanade
              3.3km
            Restaurants
            • Mano a Mano (cuisine: International)
              10 m
            • Rick's Cafe Americain
              60 m
            Beaches
            • Bloubergstrand Beach
              1.5km
            • Kommetjie
              1.5km
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from 14:00 - hours
            • Check-Out:
              until 11:00 - hours
            • Number of rooms:
              25

            Hippo Boutique Hotel Location

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Long Street - 400 m
            • Grand Parade - 500 m
            • Cape Town Parliament - 700 m
            • District Six Church - 1.9km
            • Lion's Head - 2.1km

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 1.2km
            • Green Point Common - 2.7km

            Places of interest

            • Malay Quarter - 800 m
            • Signal Hill - 1.4km
            • Open Top Bus Tour - 2.4km
            • Sea Point Pavillion & Swimming Pools - 2.6km

            Convention centers

            • Good Hope Centre - 1.8km
            • CTICC - 2.1km

            Sport related

            • Cape Town Stadium - 2.8km

            Shopping areas

            Museums

            • The South African Museum and planetarium - 400 m
            • Boo-Kaap Museum - 800 m
            • District Six Museum - 1.1km
            • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum - 1.1km
            • Castle of Good Hope - 1.6km

            Parks

            • Company's Gardens - 600 m
            • The Company Gardens - 800 m
            • Table Mountain - 3.0km

            Universities, Institutes

            • Cape University of Technology - 1.7km

            Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

            • Two Oceans Aquarium - 2.3km

            Local Attractions

            • Lion's Head - 1.5km
              Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
            • Two Oceans Aquarium - 1.9km
              Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central
            • Cape Town Diamond Museum - 2.7km
              1st Floor, The Clock Tower, Cape Town Central
            • St. James Beach - 1.5km
              Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
            • Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium) - 2.6km
              Vlei Road, Cape Town Central

            Near the hotelNear the hotel

            • Iziko South African National Gallery - 540 m
              Government Ave., Cape Town Central
            • Iziko Bo Kaap Museum - 920 m
              71 Wale St., Cape Town Central
            • District Six Museum - 1.2km
              25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central
            • Signal Hill - 1.5km
              Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
            • St. George's Cathedral - 880 m
              5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central
            • Groote Kerk - 1.0km
              43 Adderley St., Cape Town Central
            • Gold of Africa Museum - 1.3km
              96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Mano a Mano - 10 m

              Address: 5 Park Road Gardens
              Phone: 021 422 4415

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

            • The Pasta Factory - 30 m

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

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

            • Emily's - 110 m

              Address: 55 Kloof Street,
              Phone: 214240882

              64% likes this, based on 33 reviews

            • Rick's Cafe Americain - 60 m

              Address: 2 Park Road
              Phone: +27.21.4241100

              74% likes this, based on 156 reviews
              Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 10

            • Miller's Thumb, Fine Fish Fare - 250 m

              Address: 10b Kloofnek Road
              Phone: 0214243838

              78% likes this, based on 606 reviews
              Cuisine: Contemporary

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from 14:00 - hours
            • Check-Out:
              until 11:00 - hours
            • 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
            Exceptional
            Based on 21 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            10.0
            Service
            10.0

            Individual 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
              1.3km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Cape Town
              1.6km
            • Esplanade
              3.3km
            Restaurants
            • Mano a Mano (cuisine: International)
              10 m
            • Rick's Cafe Americain
              60 m
            Beaches
            • Bloubergstrand Beach
              1.5km
            • Kommetjie
              1.5km
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from 14:00 - hours
            • Check-Out:
              until 11:00 - hours
            • Number of rooms:
              25