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Hippo Boutique Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice room in a great location with secure parking.

Delicious breakfast options from 3 restaurants, room really confortable with a big room, well located and excellent staff.

Excellent hotel overall, very close to city center and many restaurants, coffee shops and supermarkets. The only flew I found at the hotel is that they have or sit over 3 restaurants which is great if you don't want to go far for food but the shortcoming is that there's pretty loud noise until midnight at least...

Like the room that much better than what I expected. It has heat floor of bathroom, a small kitchen, and a big king bed. The comforter is a good quality. The location is convenient to take hip on/ off bus, supermarket, and all restaurants.

Very nice room, big and clean, unfortunately very noisy...

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

5-9 Park Road, Gardens Cape Town Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to South African National Gallery
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in City Bowl within a short walk of South African Museum and Planetarium, Hippo Boutique Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Greenmarket Square. This 25-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Cape Town and also close to Castle of Good Hope and Table Mountain.


This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to noon.


The 25 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have free toiletries and slippers. Other standard amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and safes.

Property features

Renovated in 2015, Hippo Boutique Hotel offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 350 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options


King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room (BF)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 401 reviews