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Happy Rhino Hotel

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Check-in/check-out kiosk
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Overview of Happy Rhino Hotel

Happy Rhino Hotel

2.5 star property
No-frills hotel in Cape Town City Centre with restaurant

21 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
The price is R716
Price available on 2023/02/16
179 Loop Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cape Town City Centre

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 22 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 16 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 31 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Royale Eatery - 2 min walk
  • South China Dim Sum Bar - 2 min walk
  • Bacon on Bree - 2 min walk
  • Orphanage - 3 min walk
  • Rcaffe - 4 min walk

About this property

Happy Rhino Hotel

Happy Rhino Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Cape Town. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location.


English, French, Xhosa

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 116 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (ZAR 150 per night)
  • Onsite extended parking (fees apply)


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • English
  • French
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 80 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 350 per vehicle (one way)


  • Self parking costs ZAR 150 per night
  • Extended parking is available for an extra charge


<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at Happy Rhino Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
How much does it cost to stay at Happy Rhino Hotel?
As of 07 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Happy Rhino Hotel on 16 February 2023 start from R716, 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.
Is parking offered on site at Happy Rhino Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs ZAR 150 per night.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Happy Rhino 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 Happy Rhino Hotel?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Happy Rhino Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (23-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Happy Rhino Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Rcaffe (4-min walk), Charcoal Dining (5-min walk), and Bean There (5-min walk).
What's the area around Happy Rhino Hotel like?
Happy Rhino Hotel is a short 2-minute walk from Long Street and 8 minutes' walk from South Africa Library. Travelers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

They never said this was a student accommodation, they were so many students that kept on knocking at our door. It was so annoying, even the security kept on harassing us to say we are making noise even threatened to switch off our lights while the students were making noise. They were even throwing bottles outside windows. Bad experience!! :(
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

value for money
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice hotel close to Waterfront
Overall I think that hotel's location is nice and very close to e.g. Waterfront, Lion's head, Table mountain etc. What I didn't like that much is the entrance to this hotel. There's still renovation work going on and you don't really have a feeling that there is a hotel up on the 5th floor. It was also very noisy in the evening, because of all the restaurants in that street. Room, however, was very clean and the room attendant cleaned it every day. Very friendly staff! I am sure at some point the renovation will stop, so I would recommend this hotel to others.
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Room was broken into, I have photos of smashed door lock. Constant dust from ceiling, drilling noises and construction blows and hammers through the late night and early morning hours. Sewage leaking through the windows into the wood floors. I also have photos and actual film footage of this daily mess. Front desk clerks who are upstairs in dark rooms have no clue what is happening or what to do! I rented a room that was supposed to have a stove or hotplate for my 4 week stay, to save me from buying hot meals consistently, so I can save on food. The hotplate was installed 3 days before my departure. Th elevator going up or down as you enter the building is another horror story! Each night pray that you are not riding it with street vagabonds who hang out in front of the building and simply enter when the single-security guard is exhausted, distracted or decides to take a break or stroll. That elevator right at the building entrance--practically on the front steps of the building entrance attracts all sorts of characters looking to rip off foreigners and hotel guests. You walk in and they simply jump on the ride with you and start casing you out. Creepy when they actually follow you to your door to identify where you are staying. This location the Rhino or Hippo or whatever it calls itself is designed to entrap foreign travelers looking to stay within city limits and proximity to down town. It is a cesspool and abode to get exploited. Traveler be WARNED!!!!!
Sewage through the floorboards
A burglary attempt on room
Entire floor wet from leaking sewage
Sewage from upstairs showers run down and accumulate at window
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

No A/C
No AC and rooms too small
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Clean, affordable, very nice staff!
I enjoyed my stay at the Happy Rhino Hotel. All the staff were warm and friendly, from the security men to the receptionists and even the cleaners. They were always ready to help and gave us useful information.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Convenient andnclean
It was okay. Only thing I didn't like was the staff knocking at the door often; not great on privacy.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Cheap clean Great location
It's located on the 7th floor elevator only goes to fifth and is under construction making it noisy at times. However it's got a great location close to long street . Which is great for partying . The rooms are clean and nice . Staff are friendly Andy helpful . I really like it here . The price is amazing for valu
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Very Disappointing Hotel
My wife & I did not stay even 1 night at hotel. on arrival we had to carry our bags up 4 flights of stairs. they could not find our booking so I had to log on to show booking & that it was paid in full. the building is under construction & building materials all in parking area. only 1 elevator was working & was missing buttons & also got stuck with people inside for over 30min. I will not go back to this hotel & should remove hotel from listing. on leaving I carried our bags down to car as I did not trust elevator. Moutie from JHB South Africa
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4/10 Fair

I arrived late and there was No Reception, security handing out keys in your room, only 1 towel in the room. Good Value for money and room very neat and clean. Button on lift for ground floor was missing so you could only get to the 1st floor and then walk down a maze in unsafe area to get to ground floor.
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