One&Only Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

The hotel

A chic urban retreat, One&Only Cape Town offers contemporary accommodation in a superb location, steps from Cape Town’s incredible range of attractions. The crescent-shaped architecture of Marina Rise, the main building, allows for splendid views of iconic Table Mountain. The resort also overlooks two private islands, one dedicated to its One&Only Spa, the other featuring luxurious upgraded accommodation. Rooms and suites are amongst the largest in the city with oversized baths and bright splashes of colour paying tribute to the country’s vibrant personality. The tranquil One&Only Spa is one of the most expansive in the city and home to a scenic relaxation room, sauna and steam rooms and vitality pools – if you want to feel the stress of everyday life melt into oblivion, this is definitely the place to be! Other facilities include a Yoga Pavilion, cutting edge fitness centre and swimming pool with infinity edge and private sundeck.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Cape Town’s picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, close to a myriad selection of attractions as well as shops, bars and restaurants. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

131 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, mini bar*, Nespresso™ coffee machine, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. 91 rooms are located in the 7-storey Marina Rise building, each with their own private balcony. Marina Harbour Rooms overlook Cape Town’s working waterfront harbour with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Marina Table Mountain Rooms overlook Table Mountain with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

One Bedroom Marina Suites offer uninhibited views of Table Mountain, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

One Bedroom Marina Grand Suites offer uninhibited views of Table Mountain with a dining area and a separate bathroom for ‘him’ and ‘her’ each with a rain shower, with ‘her’ bathroom completed with an oversized bath, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. Table Mountain Suites with a foyer, large entertainment area, dining room in the one bedroom, 24-hour butler service, gym and terrace with views of Table Mountain with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Island Superior Rooms are located on the resort’s lushly landscaped islands with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-sized beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

One Bedroom Island Suites with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Premier Marina Table Mountain Rooms are located on the fourth and fifth floors with views of Table Mountain, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Two Bedroom Island Grand Suites are located on the resort’s exclusive, lushly landscaped island have 2 bedrooms with large walk-in closets, one with a king-size bed and one with 2 queen-size beds, a lounge, dining area and a large outdoor terrace, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

Presidential Suites overlook Table Mountain and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with 2 bedrooms complete with king-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child.

Nobu (gourmet Japanese cuisine), Ochre (re-imagined local cuisine by Chris Mare), Isola Poolside Bar (pizzas, gourmet sandwiches and drinks), Vista Bar & Lounge. Wine Loft. Freeform swimming pool with infinity edge and private seating area. One&Only Spa* on private island. Teen Spa* (12-16 years). Fitness centre. KidsOnly (4-11 years) with supervised arts & crafts, movie and video games lounge, quiet reading area and computer area. NEO Boutique with designer labels. 24-hour room service*. Laundry service*. Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Okay stay!

Nov 17, 2019 DiningDena High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Before we arrived we received an email to up grade to one of the rooms on the Island, as it was reasonably priced we choose to do this for our four night stay. The room was nice and cool and really didnt need the air con on all the time. Unfortunately at approx 5.30 am every day the housekeepers wheel their trolleys right past your door (we were… Read more
Before we arrived we received an email to up grade to one of the rooms on the Island, as it was reasonably priced we choose to do this for our four night stay. The room was nice and cool and really didnt need the air con on all the time. Unfortunately at approx 5.30 am every day the housekeepers wheel their trolleys right past your door (we were on ground floor facing this path) which I found so noisy and disturbed our sleep. We had a few drinks in the bar of an evening but honestly the drinks here were more expensive than The Silo and we couldnt understand why? I think this hotel is probably good for business trips/conferences and our experience here was not what I was expecting. The pool area however was nice and the staff every friendly, food around the pool was nice. I did use the spa and this was great. When we go back again I would not use this hotel, I felt it was more suited for business and not holiday. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing couples business trip

Nov 16, 2019 Emgibbo Maidstone, United Kingdom

The one and only Cape Town is absolutely amazing 170 of us came here for a couples business holiday and the staff here were first class. Service was outstanding and the attention to detail was 1st class. The bar staff here deserve a medal as our group are huge drinkers, always a smile, first name recognition (how I don’t know) and great variety… Read more
The one and only Cape Town is absolutely amazing 170 of us came here for a couples business holiday and the staff here were first class. Service was outstanding and the attention to detail was 1st class. The bar staff here deserve a medal as our group are huge drinkers, always a smile, first name recognition (how I don’t know) and great variety of drinks. Elton the Bar Tender was superb and was our favourite but doesn’t mean the rest of the staff weren’t great too. Rooms with a view of table mountain... food was delicious..... beautiful spa and pool and within walking distance of the main port for shopping, food and entertainment. What more can you ask for Will definitely visit again, but just as a couple Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely stay

Nov 14, 2019 Dean Q Dublin, Ireland

Our 5 year wedding anniversary, which was acknowledged at check in but not actioned on after check in.Apart from getting ill from the poolside restaurant on the first day and the slow service at nobu it was all lovely stay. The staff were a little over keen when it came to constant greetings but apart from that, lovely stay all round!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best hotel in cape town

Nov 13, 2019 shaimaibrahim Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Over the top service, near of cape town markets, excellent staff, comfy room, best location, near the airport, rain shower, qibla direction, and not to forget the best views from the room and breakfast place.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hospitality!!!

Nov 12, 2019 JhbScouser Johannesburg, South Africa

My wife and I spent a weekend here for a double celebration of our anniversary/my birthday and it was a truly memorable experience thanks to the service and hospitality of the staff at this property. Thank you to Annie, Carmen, Linda, Mamytchou, Primrose & Yonela for making our stay a memorable one. Everyone here has this amazing ability to… Read more
My wife and I spent a weekend here for a double celebration of our anniversary/my birthday and it was a truly memorable experience thanks to the service and hospitality of the staff at this property. Thank you to Annie, Carmen, Linda, Mamytchou, Primrose & Yonela for making our stay a memorable one. Everyone here has this amazing ability to get the little things right. From Mr & Mrs. Omar Read less