$111 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 24, 2014 Check-out: Dec 25, 2014

Hippo Boutique Hotel

4 stars
5-9 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
5.0
out of 5
1 reviews
perfect Cape Town setting---away from teh convention center

superb staff; all of them kind and considerate; close to great restaurants and bars; complementary... See full review

  • reds25
  • Mar 18, 2013
Hippo Boutique Hotel is a stylish 25 bedroom 4* boutique hotel just off Park road (Gardens). The hotel is famous for very own big 5 including

1. Free wireless & desktop computers in all rooms and loft suites
2. Mini kitchenette in all rooms with own filter coffee machine, kettles, microwaves and small fridges (tucked away in sliding cupboard)
3. Excellent location just off the city centre, surrounded by vibey restaurants, cafes and boutique shops - 3 hip restaurants at doorstep
4. Super service small professional team, always willing to go the extra mile
5. Complimentary off street parking


Find yourself in the hub of Cape Town's caf culture (and just about 5 minutes from everything and everywhere else). Hippo offers twenty spacious standard rooms and five designer executive suites (double volume lofts with bedroom / bathroom on a mezzanine level).

The rooms are en-suite, air-conditioned and come equipped with king size beds covered in fine cotton linen. (Two single beds also an option should you wish to share a room but not the bed!).

The stainless steel kitchenettes (equipped with microwave, filter-coffee machine and fully stocked mini-bar) come in very handy for that late-night snack or early-morning coffee. Look out for it behind the cherry-wood sliding doors.

Being a four-star graded hotel, there is of course no need to assure you of all the standard items one can expect (from electronic safe to hairdryer to the hip-branded umbrellas) - but definitely the personal computers are worth a mention!

Yes, all rooms are equipped with a PC, not only offering you 24 hour complimentary high-speed internet access, but also featuring CD and DVD facilities. And of course, should you prefer to make use of your own laptop, then the wireless network will also keep you connected at no extra charge. Friendly staff will happily assist you round the clock with any queries you might have - from booking a trip to the beautiful winefarms (only thirty minutes away) or recommending a spa treatment at the popular Wellness Warehouse right next door. Even the mundane tasks, e.g. arranging laundry or airport transfers, get taken care of with a smile! Three excellent restaurants on the ground floor, all opening onto a veranda where you can breakfast at leisure (served until 6pm) or enjoy a late afternoon cocktail. The hotel looks forward to welcoming you.

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Hippo Boutique Hotel Rooms

COMFORT - ROOM
With details like fine cotton linen, king size beds, leather couches, cherrywood floors and hand-crafted headboards, the rooms at Hippo are a tribute to the sophistication that only world-class quality and attention to detail can achieve.

20 air-conditioned rooms, with en suite bathrooms featuring underfloor heating
A home entertainment centre in each room, including wall mounted plasma screen, satellite TV, DVD player and music system
Fully equipped kitchen units with complimentary tea and filter coffee
Electronic safes able to accommodate laptop computers
Fully stocked mini-bars
Daily cleaning and laundry services
DESIGNER - SUITE
The Hippo offers 5 double volume lofts with ultra-modern furnishings. Each suite is unique in its style and includes:
open-plan bedroom/bathroom on a mezzanine level
lounge area & fully equipped kitchen downstairs
personal computer offering 24hour internet access - wireless too....
ipod charger, dvd-player, etc etc!

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking

Nearby points of interest

  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 0.5 mi
  • District Six Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Long Street: 0.8 mi
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Castle of Good Hope: 0.9 mi
  • Railway Service: 1 mi
  • Cape Town railway station: 1.3 mi
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 1.5 mi
  • Green Point Stadium: 1.6 mi
  • Table Mountain: 2 mi
  • Camps Bay: 2.3 mi
  • University of Cape Town: 3.6 mi
  • Table Bay: 4.1 mi
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 4.4 mi
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 4.4 mi
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 0.5 mi
  • District Six Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Long Street: 0.8 mi
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Castle of Good Hope: 0.9 mi
  • Railway Service: 1 mi
  • Cape Town railway station: 1.3 mi
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 1.5 mi
  • Green Point Stadium: 1.6 mi
  • Table Mountain: 2 mi
  • Camps Bay: 2.3 mi
  • University of Cape Town: 3.6 mi
  • Table Bay: 4.1 mi
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 4.4 mi
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 4.4 mi
  • Athlone Stadium: 6.6 mi
  • Thunder City: 7.9 mi
  • Robben Island: 8.8 mi
  • Chapman's Peak: 11.5 mi
  • Noordhoek: 12.2 mi
  • University of the Western Cape: 12.6 mi
  • Bellville Velodrome: 13 mi
  • Premier Classe Train: 13.2 mi
  • Cape Winelands: 15.7 mi
  • Simon's Town: 17.4 mi
  • Boulders Beach: 18.9 mi
  • Cape Peninsula: 19.5 mi
  • Stellenbosch University: 25.8 mi
  • Cape of Good Hope: 28.7 mi
  • Clara Anna Fontein: 30 mi
  • Cape Point: 30.3 mi
  • Cape Agulhas: 110.3 mi
  • Cango Caves: 222.1 mi

Dining

Greens situated downstairs from Hotel
Fresh, contemporary food and cocktails
Fat Cactus situated downstairs from Hotel
Enjoy frozen margaritas and tasty Mexican cuisine
Simply Asia situated downstairs from Hotel
Taste the exotic flavours of Thailand with rice and noodle dishes
Kuaiu situated a 2 minute walk from hotel
wraps, smoothies and other wholesome quick easy take away meals
Vida e Caffe situated a 2 minute walk from hotel
Best coffees in town, always buzzing. Try their delicious muffins

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Hippo offers a meetings room that can seat up to 8 people. Guests will receive complimentary wireless internet and a white board/flip chart, markers, pens and paper are provided.
Furthermore a data projector, screen, etc can be provided at an additional cost.

All catering can be arranged to the clients requirements from any or all 3 restaurants on the groundfloor (Greens, Fat Cactus or Simply Asia).

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (1)

Ratings and reviews for Hippo Boutique Hotel

Overall score

5 / 5
5.01.0
1 out of 1
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
reds25
Business
north carolina
Mar 18, 2013

perfect Cape Town setting---away from teh convention center

superb staff; all of them kind and considerate; close to great restaurants and bars; complementary parking!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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