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. Two world-renowned chefs headline the resort’s dining choices with the legendary Nobu Matsuhisa and Reuben Riffel. Nobu serves delectable Japanese cuisine in an elegant setting whilst Reuben’s, offers a creative menu of tasting sized dishes utilising the best in South African seafood and game. Isola, situated on the private island, serves wood-fired pizzas all day and gourmet sandwiches, whilst Vista Bar in Marina Rise links the two restaurants and boasts stunning views of the landscape from its floor-to-ceiling windows. 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), Reuben’s (gourmet tasting menu), 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.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

4 nights between 24 Dec '17-3 Jan '18.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating What a great room, perfect location in V&A waterfront and 6* service!

Sep 16, 2019 Richard_Fiona

We has a 4 night stay here in a 2 bedroom suite on the island side of hotel. The room or 2 bedrooms interning with a huge dining rom and lounge plus kitchen to make simply the biggest suite I've been in - all seemed too huge for just the 4 of us!?!? The greeting from all staff as you arrive to checkin and from that point on is other worldly...… Read more
We has a 4 night stay here in a 2 bedroom suite on the island side of hotel. The room or 2 bedrooms interning with a huge dining rom and lounge plus kitchen to make simply the biggest suite I've been in - all seemed too huge for just the 4 of us!?!? The greeting from all staff as you arrive to checkin and from that point on is other worldly... everyone remembers or learns your names including the children for personal service and no one can do enough for you. The concierge team are simply outstanding as we had various challenges tasking them to return hire cars change an sort restaurant bookings and far more difficult in finding on site activities to entertain our 12 and 9 year old cherubs as they felt the kids club was too 'young' for them... nothing posed a problem and JOSHUA EGAN in particular (but all staff were great) took it upon himself to get my two paddle boarding cycling on water and decorating cakes before I could say 'cocktail of the day' please. He even escorted them to where they needed to be .... The staff here are gems! Negatives for us was quality of restaurant food in the evening at Reubans their main restaurant - it was basically empty (2 other tables in a vast restaurant; and the mediocre deforested food and super slow service in taking orders etc is the reason why... such a shame and money loser ...this could be so easily sorted!! There are so many awesome place to eat in Cape Towns waterfront ... don't bother waiting an evening by eating here! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A well run super luxury hotel

Sep 15, 2019 MrRKL New York City, New York

stayed here as the base of our stay in the Greater Cape Town area for 5 days. the hotel is perfectly situated near the waterfront affording you great access to day and night activities in and around the waterfront. The security was exceptionally high and the staff was incredibly welcoming and hospitable. The only negative I would point out is… Read more
stayed here as the base of our stay in the Greater Cape Town area for 5 days. the hotel is perfectly situated near the waterfront affording you great access to day and night activities in and around the waterfront. The security was exceptionally high and the staff was incredibly welcoming and hospitable. The only negative I would point out is that the lobby and decor is starting to look a bit tired and worn and its probably time for a spruce up. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel in the heart of the waterfront

Sep 15, 2019 Ryan B

We stayed here on the last leg of our honeymoon. What an incredible property to stay at- the room was gorgeous and spacious, the staff was incredibly friendly, and the dining options were great. In particular, we experienced one of the best staff members we've ever had while at the hotel that made our stay here stand out from every other resort--… Read more
We stayed here on the last leg of our honeymoon. What an incredible property to stay at- the room was gorgeous and spacious, the staff was incredibly friendly, and the dining options were great. In particular, we experienced one of the best staff members we've ever had while at the hotel that made our stay here stand out from every other resort-- Chene (spelling) who I believe is interning, provided services that one would expect from a seasoned hotelier. She went out of her way to create a personalized itinerary for my wife and I while visiting and then followed up twice personally to ensure it exceeded our expectations. Overall, we had an amazing stay here and would recommend it to others visiting cape town. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxury on all levels

Sep 12, 2019 bharrison Little Rock, Arkansas

What a perfect locale. Out our window was the perfect view of Table Mountain and the bustling city below. The room was quite large and comfortable with a separate soaking tub and shower, large bed and couch and very comfortable veranda. It became our oasis. The breakfast restaurant was very good and the food was excellent. The bar was… Read more
What a perfect locale. Out our window was the perfect view of Table Mountain and the bustling city below. The room was quite large and comfortable with a separate soaking tub and shower, large bed and couch and very comfortable veranda. It became our oasis. The breakfast restaurant was very good and the food was excellent. The bar was fantastic, and the bartender helped my wife and I try different types of SA gins. We loved it. Our last night there, we sat at the sushi table in Nobu. The food was great as would be expected. But the friendliness and openness of the chef and wait staff, made us feel like we were in someones home. We sat there for two hours and frankly hated to leave. This hotel is excellent Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An amazing place.

Sep 10, 2019 Michael M Houston, Texas, United States

We spent 3 nights, and it is just a spectacular place. The rooms are quite large and well appointed, and quiet. Ours looked out to Table Mountain, a beautiful view. The hotel is basically right at the V&A waterfront, an easy walk to shops, restaurants and various attractions. It has a beautiful lobby bar, also looking out to the mountain; we had… Read more
We spent 3 nights, and it is just a spectacular place. The rooms are quite large and well appointed, and quiet. Ours looked out to Table Mountain, a beautiful view. The hotel is basically right at the V&A waterfront, an easy walk to shops, restaurants and various attractions. It has a beautiful lobby bar, also looking out to the mountain; we had a light lunch and dinner and drinks there and it was excellent. We also dined one night at Nobu, in the hotel and another at the regular restaurant - also excellent, and with the largest buffet breakfast selection I have ever seen at a hotel. Above all, the staff here are amazing; unfailing friendly, helpful and efficient. I would not think of staying anywhere else in Cape Town. It also has a very large and well-equipped fitness center, not at all crowded the two days we went, and a spa, which my wife and daughter said was great. Read less