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Very Good 2004 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Panoramic views of iconic Table Mountain
  • The largest guestrooms in Cape Town (starting at 680 square feet)
  • Tri-level wine loft featuring both acclaimed and undiscovered South African vintages
  • One&Only's exclusive, private island
  • Goodman Gallery, which displays a range of emerging South African artists
  • Awarded Number 1 Top City Hotel in Africa and the Middle East in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards, 2012

What To Know

  • A tourism levy of approximately $5 per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
  • Island villas are more family-oriented
  • The hotel is 10 minutes on foot from the touristy but fashionable waterfront
  • On-site restaurant Nobu is a bit pricey
  • DJs play live music in the Vista Bar at nights
  • The island is surrounded by looming residential condos
  • The fitness center is in a separate building (Marina) from spa (island)
  • Guests will be given a free WiFi voucher of 500MG to use within three days


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at One&Only Cape Town, you’ll be centrally located in Cape Town, steps from Two Oceans Aquarium and Cape Medical Museum. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum and Nobel Square.

Make yourself at home in one of the 131 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Rooms have private balconies. Satellite programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and an arcade/game room.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Cape Town? This hotel has 3927 square feet (365 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

One&Only Cape Town
Dock Road, V & A Waterfront
Cape Town, 8002 South Africa


4.5 Very Good 2004 Reviews
7 Stars -- One of Finest Resorts in World
Reviewed 3 days ago

This might seem like hyperbole but this truly a superb experience. The service is unparalleled. The rooms were HUGE with amazing comforts. The lobby bar and patio area were just perfect. Oh, and the breakfast at Reubens was awesome. Treat yourself!

You won’t be disappointed.
Reviewed 7 days ago

It had always been a wish of mine to visit Cape Town, see Table Mountain, see Great White Sharks etc.
After browsing various hotels, i decided to try the One and Only. The best decision I’ve ever made!!
From the moment we pulled up at the grand entrance, the welcome from the staff was fabulous. Literally every member of staff were so polite. Nothing was too much of a problem. Not one member of staff can be faulted. The rooms were spacious, well equipped. The food was simply devine. The staff took the time to get to know me, (and me, them).
Because of this hotel and the staff, I’ve fallen in love with Cape Town and, even a month or so later, whilst writing this, I yearn to return.
If you’re reading this, I urge you, this hotel is a must! Find the money in your budget to stay here.
I cannot wait to return to see, whom I now consider friends.
Every single person has contributed to make the One and Only THE premier hotel in Cape Town.
Other hotels take note: THIS is how it’s done.....

Another Amazing stay!
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had another amazing stay at the One&Only! The hotel and location are incredible for children. The staff go out of their way to make you feel as if you are at home. The breakfast is the best in Cape Town. We will be back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first time in Cape Town. Having stayed in other One&Only's we choose this hotel. It was outstanding in every way. The service is incredibly personable considering the size of the hotel from the minute you arrive. The room was well presented with a breathtaking view of Table Mountain. The Ruben's breakfast was awesome. The pool area stunning. Food fantastic at the poolside restaurant. We found the concierge couldn't do enough for us.The location was ideal, especially as we were first time visitors to the waterfront. Can't recommended this hotel enough. Worth it for sure.We will be back very soon.

In room dining leaves a bad taste in your mouth!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to this hotel since it opened up and always enjoy it as it has everything you want in one place so you never have to drive anywhere. Good pool, great spa, decent high tea, good food and great rooms and service. But after my last visit I probably will never return!

After I booked in I went for a massage as per normal and then had some high tea ( which was priced at R395 per person and probably should have been the first warning sign). After then we went train in the gym and then got ready to settle in for the evening with some in room dining.

But as we opened up the new menu ( same foods as 2 months before when I was here last but with new prices ) we could not believe our eyes! I actually rung room service to confirm and so they did, confirmed that the new prices was correct and not a misprint!

Now we all know in room dining prices are a joke but you better sit down for these.

A normal burger R400 ( 2 month earlier, R195 )

250g steak R650 ( 2 month earlier, R350 )

Club sandwich R380 ( 2 months earlier R180 )

So for some reason, I can only image greed or arrogance they have just doubled their prices to point where only lottery winners or oil magnates can afford it!

It’s a pity as it meant we had to go to the nearby waterfront to have dinner ( paid R230 for an amazing 250g fillet ) as I simply won’t pay those prices out of principle as I feel I am getting scammed!

So we probably won’t go back there and next time try a hotel who doesn’t try and scam people who are already paying a lot to stay there.