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Happy Rhino Hotel

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Overview of Happy Rhino Hotel

Happy Rhino Hotel

2.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
179 Loop Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSouth Africa Library8 min walk
  • Popular LocationAfrica Centre13 min walk
  • Popular LocationCape Town City Hall14 min walk
  • AirportCape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.)21 min drive

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About this area

Cape Town

Happy Rhino Hotel is located in Cape Town. Cape Town Museum and South African Museum and Planetarium are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Long Street and Bree Street. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Cape Town Stadium or Newlands Stadium. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Long Street - 2 min walk
  • South African Museum and Planetarium - 6 min walk
  • South Africa Library - 8 min walk
  • Africa Centre - 13 min walk
  • Cape Town City Hall - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Koeberg Station - 7 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 16 min walk
  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 21 min drive

About this property

Happy Rhino Hotel

Cape Town hotel in Cape Town City Centre with restaurant and 24-hour front desk
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 in-room free WiFi 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 on site (ZAR 150 per night)
  • Extended parking on site (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

  • 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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International and Carte Blanche

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 5%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 25%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 20%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 40%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
value for money

4/5 Good

Liked: 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

Disliked: 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

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
No A/C
No AC and rooms too small

4/5 Good

Liked: 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.