Hippo Boutique Hotel - Cape Town

5 - 9 Park Road, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001  show map
 4 stars
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Hippo Boutique Hotel - Cape Town

Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Pub

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Aerobics

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The unique Hippo Boutique Hotel is situated in the trendy district next to a gallery, a synagogue and a mosque. Since 2009 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 4-story classic building.

The hotel is set within a 20-minute walk from the city center. The vicinity of a cable car station let you explore Greenmarket Square and N1 City with no difficulty.

Guests will find trendy shops and boutiques in the vicinity of the hotel.

Cape Town International airport can be reached within a 25 minutes' drive from Hippo Boutique Hotel.

Rooms

The hotel offers 25 contemporary rooms appointed with multi-channel TV, a private balcony, a laptop, a DVD player and IDD phone. Hippo Boutique Hotel features rooms with the mountain view. They come with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and kitchenware as well as bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

A fine selection of Thai dishes is served at the garden restaurant. Guests can relax in the coffee bar serving refreshing drinks. Serving an array of dishes, Emily's and Afternoon Tea at Mount Nelson Hotel are 150 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Car and bicycle rental services are also provided.

Relax

Leisure facilities in Hippo Boutique Hotel include an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   25.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Bicycle storage
  • Coffee shop
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Tobogganing
  • Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Archery
  • Aerobics

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Buffet breakfast

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
  • Sun loungers
  • Casino
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Bungalows
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

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, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

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City Center
  • Cape Town
    1.4 km
Airports
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    18.3 km
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
Parks
  • Company\'s Gardens
    630 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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Room Description:

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.

Spacious Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

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.

Executive Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Double or Twin LUXURY-EXECUTIVE

Executive One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

The spacious Executive Suites are double volume lofts, with an open-plan kitchen and lounge-area downstairs, and the bedroom and bathroom upstairs on a mezzanine level.

Luxury Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Double or Twin LUXURY EXECUTIVE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

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

  • Noon Day Gun1.5 km
    Military Road Signal Hill
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre1.5 km
    1 Lower Burg Street Convention Square
  • Castle of Good Hope1.6 km
    Corner of Buitenkant and Strand streets
  • St. James Beach1.5 km
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Baraka Gifts and Decor1.6 km
    Shop 13A, Dixon Street, Cape Quarter Green Point

Near the hotel

  • Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium410 m
    Between Government Avenue and Queen Victoria Street
  • Long Street580 m
  • Iziko South African National Gallery610 m
    Government Avenue Company's Garden
  • Dorp Street820 m
  • Great Synagogue460 m
    88 Hatfield St.
  • South African Jewish Museum590 m
    88 Hatfield Street Gardens
  • Company\'s Gardens630 m
    19 Queen Victoria Street

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: NZD 10 - NZD 19

  • 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
Cities nearby
  • Camps Bay hotels - 5 km
  • Bantry Bay hotels - 4 km
  • Constantia hotels - 12 km
  • Goodwood hotels - 12 km
  • Llandudno hotels - 12 km
  • Hout Bay hotels - 14 km
  • Tokai hotels - 15 km
  • Bloubergstrand hotels - 15 km
  • Plattekloof hotels - 16 km
  • Oranjezicht hotels - 2 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, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

Get directions
City Center
  • Cape Town
    1.4 km
Airports
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    18.3 km
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
Parks
  • Company\'s Gardens
    630 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