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), Isola Poolside Bar (light, fresh and healthy food, poke bowls), 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. 24-hour room service*. Laundry service*. Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our room looked like an apartment

Apr 10, 2021 Permanenthoneymoon Dallas, Texas

We stayed at the One and Only after a three week South Africa trip and were pretty tired. They graciously upgraded us when we arrived, and our room was the size of an apartment...full kitchen, full dining, full living room. It was beautiful and had everything you need. Even though the property is so beautiful, what made it an exceptional stay… Read more
We stayed at the One and Only after a three week South Africa trip and were pretty tired. They graciously upgraded us when we arrived, and our room was the size of an apartment...full kitchen, full dining, full living room. It was beautiful and had everything you need. Even though the property is so beautiful, what made it an exceptional stay was the staff. They are so warm and personable and happy to make any request happen. They were the true 5 star experience at the One and Only. Read less
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Apr 1, 2021 binlorry Cape Town Central, South Africa

The high level of standards is constantly high, so with each visit, our expectations are either met, or surpassed. It is hard to beat the tranquil setting of the One & Only. Whether having breakfast next to the canal, watching the tour boats cruising in and out, or enjoying great food on the balcony courtesy of room service, the sense of… Read more
The high level of standards is constantly high, so with each visit, our expectations are either met, or surpassed. It is hard to beat the tranquil setting of the One & Only. Whether having breakfast next to the canal, watching the tour boats cruising in and out, or enjoying great food on the balcony courtesy of room service, the sense of relaxation is magnificent. So the question is, how soon is our next visit ?! Read less
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Feb 18, 2021 hamidsuhail7 Cape Town Central, South Africa

The entire experience was very relaxed and memorable. My lady enjoyed herself and so did I. It definitely left like we were not in Cape Town for that weekend. I recommend it to anyone want to get away for the weekend but also don’t want to be far out. Very nice!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay at One & Only Cape Town

Feb 17, 2021 alisonfrichards1

Romantic Valentine’s Day stay. We had originally booked in 2020 but due COVID, had to re-arrange to 2021. Gorgeous suite and service at the hotel. The staff were first class and it is because of them, it made our stay extra wonderful. Nothing is too much trouble at the One & Only. Bedrooms and the hotel were spotless. We can’t wait to visit again!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best family breakaway!!!

Feb 8, 2021 lizzygrey14 Paarl, South Africa

We’ve travelled quite a bit, but the service we received at this hotel was totally amazing!! The staff was so friendly and helpful and we received the best treatment ever!!! Everything was above our expectations! The food, cocktails and snacks were great! We loved our welcoming canapés and champagne ! They truly make you feel welcome! Definitely… Read more
We’ve travelled quite a bit, but the service we received at this hotel was totally amazing!! The staff was so friendly and helpful and we received the best treatment ever!!! Everything was above our expectations! The food, cocktails and snacks were great! We loved our welcoming canapés and champagne ! They truly make you feel welcome! Definitely going back!! Read less