About Hippo Boutique Hotel
Find yourself in the hub of Cape Town's café culture (and just about 5 minutes from everything and everywhere else) when staying at this hip boutique hotel.
Hippo has twenty spacious standard rooms and five designer executive suites (double volume lofts with bedroom / bathroom on a mezzanine level). The rooms are en-suite, air-conditioned and come equipped with king size beds covered in fine cotton linen (two single beds also an option should you wish to share a room but not the bed!). The stainless steel kitchenettes (equipped with microwave and filter-coffee plunger), come in very handy for that late-night snack or early-morning coffee. Look out for it behind the cherry-wood sliding doors.
Being a four-star graded hotel, there is of course no need to assure you of all the standard items one can expect (from electronic safe to hairdryer, to the hip-branded umbrellas) - but definitely the complimentary high speed internet access is worth a mention! Yes, all the rooms are equipped with both ADSL and wireless internet access, but also featuring the option of iPod, CD and DVD facilities. All of this will keep you connected at no extra charge.
The friendly staff will happily assist you round the clock with any queries you might have - from booking a trip to the beautiful wine farms (only thirty minutes away), or recommending a spa treatment at the popular Wellness Warehouse right next door. Even the mundane tasks, e.g. arranging laundry or airport transfers, get taken care of with a smile!
Three excellent restaurants on the ground floor, all opening onto a veranda where you can breakfast at leisure (served until noon), or enjoy a late afternoon cocktail. Make sure you stay long enough to enjoy the different cuisines dished up by experienced chefs: Mano A Mano not only serves breakfast but also modern and ‘easy’ food (from wood fired pizzas to steaks and fresh salads).
Then there is Fat Cactus offering Mexican food and tequilas that will keep you going back for more. And last but not least, Simply Asia for simply the best Thai food in town.
Attractions and Activities
Whether you have your own transport (securely parked on the hotel's premises), or need to make use of the taxi service, you'll find yourself within a couple of kilometres at the foot of the famous Table Mountain or in the heart of the buzzing Waterfront. The white beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are a short drive from there, and for those wanting to venture a bit further, don’t miss out on a scenic drive to Cape Point.