Hippo Boutique Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Hippo Boutique Hotel

Hippo Boutique Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with 3 restaurants, near South African Museum and Planetarium

9.0/10 Superb

353 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
The price is CA $67
Price available on 10/08/2022
5-9 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and 5 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Table Mountain - 11 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 16 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 19 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 22 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hippo Boutique Hotel

4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Cape Town City Centre
You can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a coffee shop/cafe, and dry cleaning/laundry services at Hippo Boutique Hotel. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a body treatment or a massage. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 onsite restaurants. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with car rentals on site and 5 bars.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and an area shuttle
  • A 24-hour front desk, an elevator, and a front desk safe
  • Concierge services, luggage storage, and free newspapers
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Hippo Boutique Hotel feature thoughtful touches such as free international calls and air conditioning, as well as amenities like safes and sound-insulated walls. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Kitchenettes, refrigerators, and microwaves


Afrikaans, English, French, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Secured onsite self parking (ZAR 50 per night)
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–noon
  • 3 restaurants
  • 5 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2004
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free international and local calls
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 100 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 350 per vehicle (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for ZAR 50 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 295 per night


  • Secured self parking costs ZAR 50 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hippo Boutique Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hippo Boutique Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel?
As of 27 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hippo Boutique Hotel on 8 Oct 2022 start from CA $67, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hippo Boutique Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hippo Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hippo Boutique Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hippo Boutique Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs ZAR 50 per night.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hippo Boutique Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 350 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hippo Boutique Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Hippo Boutique Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (24-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hippo Boutique Hotel and nearby?
Hippo Boutique Hotel has 5 bars and an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Hippo Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Societi Bistro (3-min walk), Beleza (5-min walk), and Miller's Thumb (5-min walk).
Does Hippo Boutique Hotel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker.
What's the area around Hippo Boutique Hotel like?
Hippo Boutique Hotel is in Cape Town City Centre, a short 1-minute walk from Kloof Street and 5 minutes' walk from Long Street. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great place
Great place
Lyndee, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Just average
The room smelt like cigarettes and was not that clean. The bath was massive and took forever to get to a depth to bath and there is water restrictions on Cape Town so was not great.
Tamin-Lee, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Business trip
Great rooms, no in site food
Grant, 4-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Badie-ah, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Damien, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

that shower
best shower i have ever had excellent value for money lots to do
Jakim, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Saarah, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

RB, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Chad, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michelle, 1-night trip
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