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

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

Hippo Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of City Bowl district and offers views of Table Mountain National Park.

The unique hotel is placed in a commercial area, a short walk away from museums and galleries. The property is set 20 minutes from the center of Cape Town, in the proximity of Lion's Head, Two Oceans Aquarium and Table Mountain.

The hotel boasts close proximity to entertainment venues and trendy shops.

20km to Cape Town International airport.

Rooms

All modern rooms at Hippo Boutique Hotel are fitted with individual climate control, a laptop-size safe, a minibar, a mini-refrigerator and a laptop. They are fitted with a hairdryer, a shower and slippers in the en-suite bathrooms.

Eat

At the restaurant Mexican dishes are served. Guests can relax in the music bar serving complimentary drinks.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Car rental, tour assistance and 24-hour reception as well as free parking, a baggage storage and a luggage storage are available at the hotel.

Relax

Leisure facilities feature a veranda, an outdoor swimming pool and a cocktail lounge.

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 hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   25.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Early 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
  • Sun loungers
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Leisure/TV room

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
  • 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 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
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: King Size 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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      Executive Room
      Bed type: Double or Twin beds
      Size: 25m2
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      Room facilities
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        Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed or Double Bed
        Size: 60m2
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        • Private bathroom
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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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          • Convention centers
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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 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 5 - GBP 9

          • 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

          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
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