One&Only Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

Virgin rating

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

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

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 are located on the first 3 floors offering views of Table Mountain, with either 1 king-size bed, or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Premier Marina Table Mountain Rooms are located on the fourth and fifth floors, with unobstructed views of Table Mountain from the large balcony, with either 1 king-size bed, or 2 queen-size, beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Island Superior Rooms are located on one of the resorts islands overlooking the marina waterways, with 1 king-size bed, or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

One Bedroom Marina Mountain Suites offer uninhibited views of Table Mountain, featuring a separate lounge and dining area, bathroom with oversized bath and separate rain shower, and bedroom with walk-in closet and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

One Bedroom Island Suites are located on one of the resorts island overlooking the waterways, with separate lounge and dining area, and bedroom with king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

One Bedroom Island Grand Suites are the same as One Bedroom Island Suites, with the addition of a spacious kitchen.

One Bedroom Marina Mountain Grand Suites offer uninhibited views of Table Mountain, an expansive lounge and dining room, separate 'his' and 'her' bathrooms, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

Two Bedroom Marina Family Suites are located on the fourth and fifth floors with a spacious lounge and dining area that opens onto the balcony featuring Table Mountain views, and two bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms. One bedroom has 1 king-size bed, and the other has 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

Table Mountain Suites include a personal gym, 24-hour butler service, large entertainment area and dining room, oversized bath tub and separate rain shower, large terrace with views of the mountain, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

Presidential Suites feature views of Table Mountain and the waterfront from the terrace, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, entertainment area and dining room, personal gym, 24--hour butler service, and two bedrooms, each with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

  • Free Nights: Stay for 4 nights, pay for 3 (stay for 8, pay for 6) for stays completed between 07 Jan–22 Dec '24.Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. Terms and conditions apply. 

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

  • Excellent (1981)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing - not as kids friendly or luxurious as expected.

Apr 7, 2024 Voyage568735 Grasse, France

The hotel lacks character and charm. Service was average and the kid friendliness aspect of it disappointing. Children under 4 are not allowed in the kids club unaccompanied and babysitters must be booked 24 hours in advance leaving parents with no flexibility. The location is good and the rooms fine but would not stay here again. It does not live… Read more
The hotel lacks character and charm. Service was average and the kid friendliness aspect of it disappointing. Children under 4 are not allowed in the kids club unaccompanied and babysitters must be booked 24 hours in advance leaving parents with no flexibility. The location is good and the rooms fine but would not stay here again. It does not live up to the One and Only brand in terms of luxury or service. Nowhere close to the O&O in Dubai or Mexico. We also stayed at the Belmond Mount Nelson and that was a fantastic experience through and through, please choose that or perhaps the Silo hotel instead. We went to the Silo for lunch and didn’t book it because we thought it wouldn’t be kid friendly but the staff was so friendly I would choose them for a waterfront stay and the Belmond for a luxury Capetown experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional staff at a beautiful hotel

Apr 7, 2024 Fränz F Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

My stay at the one and only hotel in Cape Town was truly exceptional. From the stunning view of Table Mountain from my room to the impeccable service provided by all the staff, everything was perfect. The hotel staff go above and beyond to make you feel special and like at home. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone seeking a luxurious and… Read more
My stay at the one and only hotel in Cape Town was truly exceptional. From the stunning view of Table Mountain from my room to the impeccable service provided by all the staff, everything was perfect. The hotel staff go above and beyond to make you feel special and like at home. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone seeking a luxurious and memorable experience in Cape Town in a top 5 star hotel with excellent food, a beautiful SPA and Pool area and of course wonderul Nobu restaurant with exceptionnally good food. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Still to experience anything more luxurious!!!

Apr 5, 2024 nyasha m Johannesburg, South Africa

Okay. So I travel a lot. I have stayed at quite good hotels to give an honest review. This hotel is nothing I have ever experienced The service at this place is out of this world. When I say you won’t lift a finger I mean it in the literal sense of it. From check in to check out. There are a million pple waiting to just assist you with ANYTHING.… Read more
Okay. So I travel a lot. I have stayed at quite good hotels to give an honest review. This hotel is nothing I have ever experienced The service at this place is out of this world. When I say you won’t lift a finger I mean it in the literal sense of it. From check in to check out. There are a million pple waiting to just assist you with ANYTHING. It was our anniversary and my husband wanted to impress me so he booked the island room. My goodness!!! The space, the luxury, the deco, the design, the shower, that huge bath tub , the views from the balcony. This place is breathtaking The breakfast!!! They had me at champagne and oysters for breakfast. It’s a buffet of anything luxurious you can think of. I was having mimosas and caviar at 8 am on a buffet spread !!! Listen I travel a lot, I have been around but this was luxury on another level. Oh my the gym. If that gym doesn’t motivate you to work out. I don’t know what will I want to go back Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dreadful service

Mar 26, 2024 chhvbjh

Have wanted to stay but unable to book we popped in for a mid afternoon drink. Having been given the menu we sat for 15 minutes without further attention. 4-5 staff around all too engrossed in their own conversations to bother with us. So we decided to leave . If this is the level of service in this hotel it’s not for us
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely incredible!

Mar 24, 2024 Lauren_cfm London, United Kingdom

We had the most amazing stay at the One & Only in Cape Town in March 2024. It ended up being a last minute booking after having to move hotels due to an unfortunate experience elsewhere - but the team at One&Only absolutely made up for it and more! We felt so welcomed upon check in with cold towels and a delicious ice tea, the team were so upbeat… Read more
We had the most amazing stay at the One & Only in Cape Town in March 2024. It ended up being a last minute booking after having to move hotels due to an unfortunate experience elsewhere - but the team at One&Only absolutely made up for it and more! We felt so welcomed upon check in with cold towels and a delicious ice tea, the team were so upbeat and friendly and we immediately felt right at home. We were then given the amazing news that because it was our honeymoon, we had been upgraded to a one bedroom suite. All I can say is WOW. The suite was enormous and so luxurious, with a huge living room, kitchen area, two balconies, large bathroom and walk in closet, we were in heaven! It also had an amazing view of Table Mountain. The bed was extremely comfortable and housekeeping did an amazing job of keeping the suite spotless. We also loved the convenient whatsapp service which made it easy to contact staff with any requests. The little extra touches such as the hats, water bottles, beach bag and local gifts at turndown were very appreciated. Breakfast was another highlight of our stay - got to be up there with the best breakfast buffet we've ever had. So many options and fresh cooked hot options as well, just perfect. The pool area is beautiful and we enjoyed relaxing there, lots of bird life which can be noisy at times but we enjoyed seeing the wildlife (after all, it would have been their home first!) and so it didn't bother us. Above all, the staff really make the hotel perfect - all are so kind and friendly and it was a joy to return to the hotel after a busy day sightseeing - it felt like a true oasis in the heart of the V&A waterfront. We will definitely be staying at One&Only again on our next trip to Cape Town. Read less