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Hippo Boutique Hotel - A New Season
By: Sebastian Prinz   (2014-10-16)

Prinz Productions' clients have enjoyed staying at Hippo Boutique Hotel for several seasons now, loving its relaxed and comfortable vibe and great location at the hub of Cape Town’s cafe culture. We recently checked in with new General Manager Sasha O’Hare, to see what she has added to their offering for this season:

Tell us about Hippo – what makes it different from other Cape Town hotels?


Hippo Boutique Hotel is all about a fun relaxed environment, and the convenience of the best location in Cape Town. You can be as independent as you like; each room is fully equipped with  a PC with complimentary high speed internet and  with a stainless steel kitchenette concealed behind sliding cherry wood doors for that late night snack or early morning coffee. Or sample the cuisine of the three excellent restaurants on the ground floor, legendary Mexican food at Fat Cactus, the best Thai in town at Simply Asia, or easy modern cuisine including wood-fired pizzas at Greens.

How do you accommodate the needs of our production clients, who often have busy days shooting at all hours and flexible schedules?
We are always happy to assist with early departures, breakfast packs, early arrivals, late departures. We do our best to accommodate all requests. We are also available for last minute board room meetings, collection rooms, secretary duties and anything else that might be required. If notice is given for any of these, even better but we understand that it is not always possible so we will endeavour to assist, even when little or no notice is provided.

Many of our clients have enjoyed staying at Hippo in previous seasons – what’s new for them to look forward to this year?
Hippo Boutique has a new General Manager, Sasha O’Hare, who started in the beginning of 2014 and has introduced a new staffing culture. The staff will go out of their way to make our guests feel at home, and assist them with any of their concierge needs whilst in Cape Town.
We have upgraded our 4meg line to a 10meg line for a truly fast internet service which we know how much our production clients rely on.
We have also upgraded and purchased new plush towels and oxford satin stitched bed linen. You’ll find tempting new items in our tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar beverages like craft beers, a Nespresso machine in our lounge and much more.

Hippo Boutique is also going through a new look so watch this space…

Three words that describe Hippo Boutique Hotel?
Fun, trendy, exclusive