One&Only Cape Town

From: $560 Per Room

A vast lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto the hotel islands and iconic Table Mountain is the first to greet you as you enter this luxury waterfront hotel. One of the most opulent properties in Cape Town, the One&Only is an exceptional stop on your visit to South Africa, and a true urban getaway.

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The high ceilings of the hotel lobby, in addition to allowing incomparable views of the mountain, also showcases One&Only’s wine loft, an enormous tri-level glass wall housing over 5000 bottles of wine.

The hotel also incorporates two palm fringed islands, one with a world-class spa and the other with Island rooms and suites, an infinity pool and Isola restaurant. Island rooms and suites give this part of the hotel its resort atmosphere, with the secluded sense that it’s on a tropical island rather than in a central city location. The spa island is the perfect hideaway for relaxation, with thermal facilities and multiple treatments available.

Why choose The One&Only:

  • One of the city’s most opulent hotels, in a fantastically central location
  • World Class facilities with countless add-ons including excellent personal trainers and renowned spa
  • The resort feel allows a sense of tranquility and seclusion despite its location in the busy Waterfront complex

Staying at the One&Only

The warm-hued rooms and bathrooms in all categories at the One&Only are modern, comfortable and opulent, as well as remarkably spacious, and particular categories feature inter-leading doors (making this hotel very family and group friendly). Room categories include Marine Harbour King and Double Queen, Marine Mountain King and Double Queen, Table Mountain Suite, Presidential Suite, the One Penthouse and Island Rooms and Suites.

Guests are greeted with a complimentary bowl of fruit in the room, and a customisable mini bar. Bathrooms are extremely large, with large baths, showers and Charlotte Rhys products. All rooms have harbour or mountain views.

The spa island, in addition to its fantastic treatments and hair salon, features a yoga pavilion where guests can enjoy relaxing sessions with excellent trainers. The surrounding waters also offer guests paddleboard sessions and a hop-on hop-off ferry service which travels between the hotel, conference center and waterfront.

The gym facilities at the One&Only are also exceptional, with a range of personalised options, packages and trainers.

The KidsOnly programme, for children 4-11 years, is a standout service for families, with scheduled activities daily, outdoor play area, games, excursions and more. This service allows children to be entertained and cared for in a safe environment while parents can enjoy a spa treatment or some shopping at the V&A. Children below the age of 4 can be accommodated, as long as they are accompanied by a babysitter or adult. Teenagers between 12 and 17 are also catered for.

Dining at the One&Only

The main part of the hotel, the Marina Rise, features two well-known and superb restaurants, Reuben’s and Nobu. Reuben’s is famous South African chef, Reuben Riffel’s highly rated restaurant, where inclusive breakfast is served, as well as lunches and dinners. Nobu, open for dinner, is run by Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa and serves Japanese cuisine.

Vista Bar and Lounge is located in the center of the main lobby, with views on Table Mountain. Here guests can enjoy an all-day à la carte menu, evening cocktails or afternoon tea. Isola, the island and pool restaurant, serves Italian cuisine, and has a pool service available.


  • World Spa Awards – 2012 Best in Africa
  •  Travel+Leisure 2012 – No.1 City Hotel in Africa & the Middle East and No.14 in the Top 100 World’s Best Hotels
  •  American Express Platinum – Fine Dining Awards 2012 – Reuben’s and Nobu at One&Only Cape Town
  •  SpaFinder® Wellness Readers’ Choice Country Award – 2012 Favorite Spa in South Africa
  •  Tripadvisor – Travelers’ Choice Awards 2013 – Top 25 Hotels in Africa – Number 21
  •  Tripadvisor – Travelers’ Choice Awards 2013 – Top 25 Hotels in South Africa – Number 5
  • Tripadvisor – Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 – Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Africa – Number 15
  • Tripadvisor – Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 – Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in Africa – Number 25
  • Travel+Leisure 2012 – T+L 500 List of World’s Best Hotels – Africa


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