Hippo Boutique Hotel

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

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Hippo Boutique Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Mountain view
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Living area
Concierge desk

Overview of Hippo Boutique Hotel



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
5-9 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and 5 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Room options

Standard Room

  • 24 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed


  • 42 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Room (BF)

  • 24 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 45 min walk
  • Long Street - 1 min drive
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 2 min drive
  • Cape Town Stadium - 4 min drive
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 4 min drive
  • Table Mountain - 6 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 10 min drive
  • Clifton Bay Beach - 12 min drive
  • University of Cape Town - 7 min drive
  • Canal Walk Shopping Centre - 12 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)


  • Kloof Street House - 3 min walk
  • Bombay Brasserie - 14 min walk
  • Maharajah - 6 min walk
  • Asoka - 7 min walk
  • Nelson's Eye Charcoal Restaurant - 8 min walk

About this property

Hippo Boutique Hotel

Placing you 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Cape Town Cruise Terminal and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Camps Bay Beach, Hippo Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 350 per vehicle. 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 upscale hotel, and in-room conveniences like 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 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free secured onsite self parking
  • 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)

What to do

  • Pool table

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
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers


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


  • Elevator

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
  • Bed sheets provided

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

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite 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 140 for adults and ZAR 140 for children
  • 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


  • 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 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.
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, there's free self parking.
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 10:00 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 (15-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 onsite restaurants.
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.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Helpful and reliable staff
Hellen, 5-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay in Cape Town
Nice little hotel just off Kloof Street. The front desk staff were exceptional and very helpful. They made the difference in turning our vacation week into a wonderful and enjoyable adventure.
Rachanobol, 4-night trip
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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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