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1 room, 2 adults

Hippo Boutique Hotel

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Great for families

Good to know

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
5-9 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

4-star hotel with 3 restaurants, near South African Museum and Planetarium
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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  • We were pleased by the reception, both efficient and helpful. The room itself was lovely.…Nov 13, 2019
  • My group of four friends were lucky enough to secure a last-minute booking of four…May 11, 2019

Hippo Boutique Hotel

from ZAR 746
  • Standard Room
  • Suite
  • Standard Room (BF)

What’s around Hippo Boutique Hotel


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Castle of Good Hope - 25 min walk
  • South African Museum and Planetarium - 6 min walk
  • Greenmarket Square - 16 min walk
  • Table Mountain - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

Getting around

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

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Self parking * on site


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
Working away
  • Business center
  • 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
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
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 international calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hippo Boutique Hotel’s small print

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Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Long-term renters welcome.

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

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.

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

Secured self parking costs ZAR 50 per night

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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hippo Boutique Hotel

  • Does Hippo Boutique Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hippo Boutique Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hippo Boutique Hotel?
    Yes. Self parking costs ZAR 50 per night.
  • 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.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hippo Boutique Hotel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hippo Boutique Hotel?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants.
  • 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 is there to do near Hippo Boutique Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include South African Museum and Planetarium (6-min walk) and Greenmarket Square (0.8 mi), along with Castle of Good Hope (1.3 mi) and Table Mountain (2.6 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9,0 From 105 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
well done
was very good as always
Riana, za2 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great location and beautiful views
The location of this hotel is fantastic. The staff was very helpful and the room was very spacious with beautiful views. We will definitely be back.
Karin, za1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Comfortable stay
Very centrally located hotel within walking distance of many restaurants and sight seeing. Good safe free parking
Daniel, za3 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Favourite Hotel
My hotel of choice whenever I am in Cape Town!
Sandra, zaBusiness trip
Exceptional 10,0
Happy Hippo Boutique hotel.
Great find! We left booking to the last moment, not a smart move during South African peak holiday period. The location is great, in the city bowl, close enough to the Cape Town Waterfront, cable car to Table Mountain and to the main exit routes from the city. Many restaurants and bars in the area which still has the old Cape Town character and charm, unlike the newer, more glitzy but soulless tourist areas. It doesn't really matter that it is not right at the sea as Cape Town requires and deserves travelling around quite a bit. Room was very large with enough space for 2 extra beds and also includes a small "kitchenette" with microwave if you decide to eat in. The hotel looks quite new and recently decorated. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel has a quiet calm atmosphere and is has been decorated in a modern and charming fashion. There is also ample safe parking. Great value for money. I would readily recommend this hotel. We stayed there for 2 days before travelling to the nearby wine farms for a few nights. We enjoyed the Hippo Boutique Hotel so much that we returned there after our wine-lands trip. Definitely worth considering for a Cape Town stay.
Michael, za2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Amazing. We came for the test match & it was reasonable to get to Newlands with Bolt. Hotel in safe area. We walked at night no problem. Jerry's for breakfast was lovely. We never exceeded the ZAR100 pp. Good to pop in for a night cap as the staff there were exceptional. We had 8 very comfortable nights and would not hesitate to return. We booked a front room as on a budget and were never disturbed by noise.
David, gb8 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great value place to stay in Cape Town
Colin, ie4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Very small nice hotel in a trendy area
Veronica, us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Great property good location
LESLEY, au2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Hip Hip Hipporay!!!
I always book room 103 or 104 as they are refurbished and in very good condition. Only problem with the hotel is that it is noisy as of 06.00 because the stairs are just outside the door and people never seem to realize that loud voices carry and disturb others. Staff are lovely, cleaners are excellent, and the whole experience is cool.
jane, gb2 night family trip

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