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 Highly recommended!

Oct 11, 2021 LadyLDSM Pretoria, South Africa

We were only in Cape Town for a night, and spent it at the One&Only. It was our anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to make our trip special. They gave us so many special treats to celebrate, from platters of macarons, fudge, nougat and bubbly, to running a bath for us with rose petals. Nobu was a treat too, and again the staff made us… Read more
We were only in Cape Town for a night, and spent it at the One&Only. It was our anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to make our trip special. They gave us so many special treats to celebrate, from platters of macarons, fudge, nougat and bubbly, to running a bath for us with rose petals. Nobu was a treat too, and again the staff made us feel so special and gave us a lovely dessert to celebrate. From check in to departure, to organizing us a shuttle to our next destination, everything was lovely and 5 stars! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good with a few let downs

Oct 2, 2021 nivashap

Positives - well thought out rooms with all the comforts , friendly and helpful staff , quality amenities- 5 star facilities. NOBU restaurant was a good experience. Negatives- hotel under construction room was changed from mountain view to island with only 2 day in advance notification- due to renovations certain areas closed. Pastries were stale… Read more
Positives - well thought out rooms with all the comforts , friendly and helpful staff , quality amenities- 5 star facilities. NOBU restaurant was a good experience. Negatives- hotel under construction room was changed from mountain view to island with only 2 day in advance notification- due to renovations certain areas closed. Pastries were stale at breakfast. Overall would give a 4.5 rating Read less
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Sep 29, 2021 peterI3136PS Johannesburg, South Africa

Exceptional service, thank you. We had an excellent time during our stay and we look forward to visiting the One and Only in Cpt in the near future. We had the space and privacy which we needed for our family. The Lugisani family.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service all round

Sep 5, 2021 privisha Umhlanga, South Africa

Staying at The One and Only was exceptional. From the moment we landed the hotel pickup service , greetings at the front, checkin ,house keeping and The food service was lovely. A special thank you to Elton for coming up with tasty cocktails at the bar. Happy all round that one and only kept up and maintained its standard during covid.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A star to behold.

Aug 31, 2021 V986GNpaul George, South Africa

True 5 star quality in every way. The staff were excellent, knowledgeable and friendly. We were greeted by name from our arrival to departure. Nobu Restaurant served up some truly outstanding dishes, worthy of any Michelin establishment. If we want a good time in Cape Town, we don't go anywhere else.