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Hippo Boutique Hotel, Cape Town

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
5-9 Park Road, GardensCape TownWestern Cape8001South AfricaGreat location! See map

4-star hotel with 3 restaurants, near South African National Gallery
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Good internet service
Rather comfortable
Amenities are not the best
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From 426 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hippo Boutique Hotel, Cape Town

from $70
  • Standard Room
  • Suite
  • Standard Room (BF)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Due to drought conditions, water restrictions apply at this property until further notice. Guests can expect periodic water supply outages or reduced water pressure during their stay. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 5 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2004
  • Elevator/lift

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hippo Boutique Hotel, Cape Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Hippo Boutique
  • Hippo Boutique Cape Town
  • Hippo Boutique Hotel
  • Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town
  • Hippo Hotel
  • Hotel Hippo
  • Hippo Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 295 per night

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 100 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for ZAR 50 per night

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hippo Boutique Hotel, Cape Town

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • South African Museum and Planetarium (3-minute walk)
  • Greenmarket Square (11-minute walk)
  • Castle of Good Hope (15-minute walk)
  • Table Mountain (30-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 22 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 28 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 180 reviews

Hippo Boutique Hotel, Cape Town
Very Good8.0
Our friendly Hippo.
We liked the location and the friendly attitude of the reception staff. The only inconvenience is the lack of an elevator to the street level exit. There is one elevator to the parking lot! Otherwise we recommend it.
Francisco, us4 night trip
Hippo Boutique Hotel, Cape Town
Very Good8.0
Would recommend, cool area
It was a last minute decision, but well worth the detour from our plans. Best fitting for a young professional but did the job on our family trip. Very clean, with essentials in the ‘kitchen’ area - including the kitchen towel, but no warmth due to bare floors. However, the hotel provides sleepers. Bakery near by for breakfast.
Lilica, us1 night trip
Hippo Boutique Hotel, Cape Town
Great hotel and location
Wonderful boutique hotel. Great location, large comfy room and very helpful staff. We would highly recommend it.
Sherri, us4 night romance trip
Hippo Boutique Hotel, Cape Town
Excellent hotel in Cape Town
This is a small and very nice hotel. The rooms are exactly as seen in the pictures: modern decor and spacious. I was impressed. The location is perfect. The hotel is located in the city center with many restaurants and shops around.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Hippo Boutique Hotel, Cape Town
Be careful of room 120 or rooms facing the street
The room itself is nice, but on Friday and Saturday nights it's very, very loud in my front-facing room. You're above two extremely active tourist bars. Cool if you're into partying, bad if you're not. When I complained at check out, the woman suggested I had not closed the windows and drapes properly. She was mistaken. Just be aware if you're there over the weekend in a front-facing room -- during the week I imagine it's fine.
A Traveler, us4 night trip

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