Overview of Happy Rhino Hotel

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Interior entrance
Check-in/check-out desk
Guests rated this property 3.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLong Street2 min walk
    Popular LocationSouth African Museum and Planetarium6 min walk
    Popular LocationSouth Africa Library8 min walk
    AirportCape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.)20 min drive

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    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Single En-suite

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    • 1 Double Bed
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    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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    • 1 Double Bed
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    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Balcony

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    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area

Cape Town

Happy Rhino Hotel is located in Cape Town. Long Street and Kloof Street are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lions Head and Table Mountain. Check out an event or a game at Cape Town Stadium, and consider making time for Two Oceans Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Long Street - 2 min walk
  • South African Museum and Planetarium - 6 min walk
  • South Africa Library - 8 min walk
  • South African National Gallery - 9 min walk
  • Cape Town City Hall - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Koeberg Station - 7 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 16 min walk
  • AirportCape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 20 min drive

About this property

Happy Rhino Hotel

Cape Town hotel in Cape Town City Centre, walk to Long Street
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has self parking and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning and laundry facilities are on-site. All 116 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Minibars (stocked with some free items), Egyptian cotton sheets and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
Happy Rhino Hotel offers 116 forms of accommodation with minibars (stocked with some free items) and complimentary bottles of water. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: ZAR 150 per night
  • Extended parking (surcharge)
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: ZAR 80 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Xhosa


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


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

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar (some items)
  • Fridge


  • Desk

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: ZAR 80 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 350 per vehicle (one way)
  • Self-parking fee: ZAR 150 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Happy Rhino Hotel Cape Town
Happy Rhino Cape Town
Happy Rhino
Happy Rhino Hotel Hotel
Happy Rhino Hotel Cape Town
Happy Rhino Hotel Hotel Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

Is Happy Rhino Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Happy Rhino Hotel?
Self-parking is available for ZAR 150 per night. Extended parking is available for a fee.
What time is check-in at Happy Rhino Hotel?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Happy Rhino Hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Happy Rhino Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZAR 350 per vehicle applies.
Where is Happy Rhino Hotel located?
Located in Cape Town City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Long Street and Kloof Street. Cape Town International Convention Centre and Castle of Good Hope are also within 1 mile (2 km). Cape Town Station is 16 minutes by foot.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
value for money

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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.

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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!!!!!

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Room comfort
No A/C
No AC and rooms too small

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
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.

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