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One&Only Cape Town

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8/10

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Highlights

- Upmarket hotel in waterfront location
- Superb panoramic views
- Spacious modern rooms and suites
- Pool, spa, gym, bars, and restaurants

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Overview

One&Only Cape Town is a deluxe, contemporary hotel situated in the trendy V&A Waterfront area of central Cape Town, South Africa. Boasting wonderful views of the surrounding marina and Table Mountain, this sleek upmarket property is perfectly located for the Waterfront’s numerous restaurants, bars, and entertainment options. Offering 131 elegant rooms and suites, several bars and restaurants, a lovely infinity pool, gym, and spa, the hotel will appeal to travellers on a higher budget seeking select accommodation and facilities in the heart of this vibrant city.

Communal areas include Reuben’s Brasserie, serving international cuisine and local specialities, and the renowned, Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant, Nobu. Isola offers tranquil, alfresco Italian dining on one of the hotel’s private islands. In-room and private dining can also be arranged. The ‘wine loft’ boasts an impressive wine list, whilst Vista Bar and Lounge in the hotel’s central lobby offers light snacks, afternoon tea and cocktails alongside superb mountain views. There is a lovely outdoor infinity pool surrounded by day beds and palm trees, and an extensive spa with thermal pools and a steam room. There is also a gym onsite, and an upmarket designer boutique.

Activities include guided walks around the city, whilst stand-up paddle board excursions offer a unique way to explore the Waterfront area. A revolving-cable car journey to the top of Table Mountain is an exhilarating ‘must-do’. Cape Town’s pristine beaches including Clifton, Boulders, Camps Bay, and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, are all within easy reach.

The accommodation comprises 91 rooms and suites in the seven-storey main hotel, and 40 rooms and suites on a leafy secluded island in the marina, surrounded by tranquil waterways. Each sleek, contemporary unit has one or two bedrooms with a king size or two queen beds, and a spacious modern bathroom with rainfall shower, and many with a separate bathtub. Suites include a walk-in wardrobe, a comfy lounge, and a dining area, and some have a separate kitchen. All units have floor to ceiling glass doors leading onto a private balcony or terrace, with views of the harbour or of Table Mountain.

At the top end of the budget spectrum, the palatial one bed Table Mountain Suite and two bed Presidential Suite each offer expansive living space with oversize bedrooms, a dining room, kitchen, private gym, office, butler service, and optional private chef, along with panoramic views from the wonderful terrace.

Children of all ages are warmly welcome and well catered for. Under 12s stay free of charge when sharing a room with their parents and interconnecting rooms are available. A dedicated kids club runs daily for 4-11 year olds, with under 3s welcome when accompanied by an adult. A separate teen programme is also available. Discounts are offered for children dining in the hotel restaurants. Cots, highchairs and feeding equipment are provided, and babysitting can be arranged on request.

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Average Rating

based on 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing Value KZN Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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