Hip, modern and very comfortable, Hippo Boutique Hotel is conveniently located just off trendy Kloof St, on the edge of Cape Town’s city centre. Within easy walking distance of a wide selection of cafes and restaurants, as well as Company Gardens with its galleries and museums, it makes an ideal base to explore Cape Town and is easily accessible by car, with free secure parking behind the hotel. Excellent free broadband wi-fi and 24 hour reception service from the friendly and helpful staff make Hippo a good choice for business as well as leisure travellers.
The twenty spacious rooms have clean modern décor with simple lines. Warm wooden floors, sleek leather sofas and desk chairs and very comfortable king size beds prove that minimalist can be welcoming. Under floor heating in the en-suite bathrooms is a welcome touch in winter. Each room has a computer with a high-speed internet connection, satellite TV, air-conditioning and is also set up with a very functional kitchenette tucked away behind a sliding door.
There’s a good size fridge, a microwave, kettle and kitchenware, so you can get in groceries from the nearby bakery and delis and kick back, if you don’t feel like going out. Hippo doesn’t provide breakfast in-house, but room service can be ordered up from any one of the three excellent restaurants below the hotel for any meal, and there are a host of excellent cafes close by.
There are three double volume loft suites and here the décor gets even funkier, inspired by brands Red Bull and Mini Cooper with plenty of iconic design features and original artworks creating an intriguing space throughout the kitchen, lounge and upstairs bedroom.
Of the restaurants right on Hippo’s doorstep, choose Mano a Mano for fresh contemporary cuisine, and mouth-watering pizzas, Simply Asia for superb Thai cuisine or Fat Cactus for tasty Mexican food and frozen Margaritas. Or stroll down to Long Street to sample the bars and clubs of Cape Town’s night life.
Hippo offers great value for money in a smart, trendy neighbourhood and friendly staff who go out of their way to help.
- 24-hour Security
- Gym (nearby)
- Internet Access
- Malaria Free
- Secure Parking
- Airport Shuttles
- Credit Card
- Laundry Service
- Room Service
- Travel Desk
Exclusive en-suite bedroom: king-size extra length bed, cherrywood floors, stainless-steel kitchen units, personal computer station, 24-hour complimentary internet access, flat-screen tv, leather couches, air-conditioned. Choice of shower or bath.
Double Volume Loft, exclusively furnished