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Hippo Boutique Hotel

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Balcony view
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

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

354 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
5-9 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cape Town City Centre

Getting around

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


  • Yours Truly - 2 min walk
  • Kloof Street House - 2 min walk
  • Societi Bistro - 3 min walk
  • Beleza - 5 min walk
  • Miller's Thumb - 5 min walk

About this property

Hippo Boutique Hotel

Hippo Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 350 per vehicle one way. You can grab a bite to eat at one of the 3 restaurants, then indulge in massages or body treatments. There are 5 bars/lounges and an outdoor pool at this upmarket hotel, and in-room conveniences such as fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and location.


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 sanitiser 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 until midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:00 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 cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free secured on-site self-parking
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • 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 centre
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • 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
  • Spa services


  • Lift


  • 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 curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

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

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages and body treatments.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 150 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 350 per vehicle (one way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments 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 sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

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


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>Long-term renters welcome. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

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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 that you 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 4 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hippo Boutique Hotel on 24 February 2023 start from €86, including 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 sanitiser, 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, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hippo Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an 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 10:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Hippo Boutique Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (25-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, as well as spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near Hippo Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there are 3 on-site 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 fridge, 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 5-minute walk from Long Street and 13 minutes' walk from South Africa Library. Travellers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Paul, 1-night trip
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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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