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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Entry level luxury in Capetown

Jan 26, 2020 MatthewCCohen New York City, New York

Hotel is situated in a convenient location, just a short walk from the waterfront shopping and restaurants and nightlife. The property itself is adequate. Nice pool area, and the best part of the hotel is that it has a Nobu in the lobby. In terms of the “extras” The spa is old. The steam room was broken when I went, and there was mold outside… Read more
Hotel is situated in a convenient location, just a short walk from the waterfront shopping and restaurants and nightlife. The property itself is adequate. Nice pool area, and the best part of the hotel is that it has a Nobu in the lobby. In terms of the “extras” The spa is old. The steam room was broken when I went, and there was mold outside of the door. The indoor vitality pool also had some lights out and ants were in the rocks that surrounded the pool. It has the basic necessities but by no means will it WOW you, like the One and Only is known for. In terms of the room, the first room we had (which was an upgrade through fine hotels and resorts) was not suitable as they had huge blowers in the hallway outside the door to clear up some water damage on the carpet. When they moved us to another room, the space and light were nice and bed was comfortable. The hallways were also consistently dirty with cleaning supplies and old room service trays. If I were to come back to Cape Town again, and I was looking to spend this type of money, I would instead stay at the Silo Hotel. It is new, clean, very beautiful and certainly has a lux feel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Refinements to make It 'What Does Good Look Like'

Jan 26, 2020 mikeflatley

Staff attitude throughout the hotel departments made up for some deficiencies in food quality for this prestigious property & location.If the feedback already provided is addressed and actioned this will be a very special venue experience.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Consistently exceptional

Jan 26, 2020 sjrubinek Johannesburg, South Africa

The One&Only is not our typical hotel; it is a resort that caters to your every need. From the standard rooms that are spacious and well equipped to the magnificent suites - which are huge and offer every last luxury one can imagine. The staff at the hotel are attentive but not intrusive, always polite and available. It is the perfect destination… Read more
The One&Only is not our typical hotel; it is a resort that caters to your every need. From the standard rooms that are spacious and well equipped to the magnificent suites - which are huge and offer every last luxury one can imagine. The staff at the hotel are attentive but not intrusive, always polite and available. It is the perfect destination for a family holiday where kids can be safely and happily entertained at the outstanding Kids Club when not swimming in the beautiful pool. The pool deck being one of my favorite spots to relax and sip cocktails under the African sun. Breakfast are beyond delicious with every possible option available - if by chance you’d like something that is not set out in the many buffet platters or menu, all you’d need to do is ask. Nobu - which is inside the hotel complex is always a delicious and decadent experience. Our holidays here are consistently fabulous, with the hotel ensuring that we feel like valued guests as opposed to room number. I can only rave about this hotel and recommend it. I assure you, you will not be disappointed! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating In Cape Town, this is THE place to stay!

Jan 24, 2020 ChrisMygatt Nairobi, Kenya

We’ve had the opportunity to stay at a number of amazing resorts around the world, but One & Only Cape Town truly sets the standard. Not only is the location excellent, the property well thought out and well maintained, the real magic is in the thoughtful, caring and attentive staff. Amazing! When we return to Cape Town, we’ll be back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing time in Cape Town

Jan 21, 2020 Chantal1384 Basel, Switzerland

Beautiful hotel, great locations just at the waterfront, huge rooms, great breakfast buffet and such friendly staff. Lots of fun with our 2 year old at the Kidsclub and the pool. We enjoyed our stay very much and love to come back one day.