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.

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 Awesome stay once again!

May 12, 2022 diannew706

Rooms are great. Recent refurbishment is a nice uplift! Staff always very helpful and accommodating for restaurants, tours/tickets to nearby attractions. Will always return to O&O Cape Town when I am back in town!
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May 12, 2022 kippersharp Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Part of a skip around the area but the stay at this hotel was sublime. From the welcome to the suite overlooking Table Mountain, to the bar and concierge and not forgetting the important room and restaurant staff. Chapeau it was ll as would be expected and people could not do enough for you. Great position with V&A docks on the doorstep. Found… Read more
Part of a skip around the area but the stay at this hotel was sublime. From the welcome to the suite overlooking Table Mountain, to the bar and concierge and not forgetting the important room and restaurant staff. Chapeau it was ll as would be expected and people could not do enough for you. Great position with V&A docks on the doorstep. Found Nobu good but a bit to pretentious, but it was full of tables ordering 1 plate and taking photos for their pages..... Overall excellent stay Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional stay

May 7, 2022 andrekrynauw London, United Kingdom

Everything about the One & Only Cape Town is fantastic. The teams attention to detail was incredible. We were travelling with a 9m and 4yr old - they pre-loaded the room with all the baby stuff we needed (Dove body wash, shampoo, lotion and whipped, a nappy bin, a baby bath, etc.). The service was excellent and made us feel at home away from home.… Read more
Everything about the One & Only Cape Town is fantastic. The teams attention to detail was incredible. We were travelling with a 9m and 4yr old - they pre-loaded the room with all the baby stuff we needed (Dove body wash, shampoo, lotion and whipped, a nappy bin, a baby bath, etc.). The service was excellent and made us feel at home away from home. It an excellent base with everything you need, that’s close enough to head out to explore the waterfront and surrounds. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing bar experience with Ashley

May 5, 2022 565lechr St. Gallen, Switzerland

Amazing experience from The Barman Ashley. He made 5 different cocktails based on our taste preferences and all were just perfect. What a lovely chit chat after - we felt relaxed and left the bar with good mood. We will return definitely with our friends.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible service at the one and only high tea

May 4, 2022 liao218

What a dreadful high tea! We were left to our own devices. No one took the time to explain the food to us. We were not offered tea or coffee until we found someone and asked them to assist us. The food at best was lack lustre too much sweet mousse and not much else, but again no one explained the food to us. Don’t waste your time!! The selection… Read more
What a dreadful high tea! We were left to our own devices. No one took the time to explain the food to us. We were not offered tea or coffee until we found someone and asked them to assist us. The food at best was lack lustre too much sweet mousse and not much else, but again no one explained the food to us. Don’t waste your time!! The selection of tea was less than I have at home. And the staff were very disinterested in us. Our chairs weren’t pulled out, no napkins were laid on our legs. We didn’t get clean plates . There was no ambiance, no music was playing in the background. Not at all what I would expect Read less