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Very Good 1841 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 1841 Reviews
One and only cape Town
Reviewed 14 hours ago

A great place to relax and enjoy a catch up session with friends! Great service and great food!The atmosphere is relaxed as well as homely which is the best combination! Look forward to my next visit...

good family Hotel
Reviewed 4 days ago

We (couple) stayed here in December. The Hotel area is very nicely made with the pools and water around. The Hotel room with the view facing the Table Mountain is breathtaking. Also the staff was very friendly.
I was a bit disappointed of the pool area, there is no area that is for adults only, so it's always quite noisy at the pool. great for familys with children.
also the breakfast could improve, I feel like there is a lot of options for average food but not for ppl that want to eat healthy or have Vegan/vegetarian options.

The Spa of the Hotel is very nice and the staff is very good. usually in big hotels it sometimes seems like the spa is not very professional but here they def. know what they are doing.

overall the Hotel is nice and in a good Location, but as a couple without children I wouldn't stay there again.

Best location - Mountain View
Reviewed 6 days ago

A definite must for anyone looking to stay central in Cape Town. This is right near v&a waterfront, public transport and walking distance to many other sights. All the staff are super helpful and friendly. You might think is this worth the money you’re spending - but believe me it’s worth every cent. Best view, great food, special touches are a real treat. You won’t be disappointed!

3 night midweek break
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the villas on the exclusive private island of the One and Only hotel, for a 3 night break away, just my wife and I. Good location close to the V&A waterfront complex, and the villa was lovely and roomy, with all the luxury mod cons one would expect. The breakfasts were comprehensive, however my wife who is vegan struggled to get much to eat other than the mundane... Despite us warning the hotel well before we arrived of the dietary requirements, no effort was made by the staff or supervisors to really accommodate us , and to try see if they could research /russle up something separate for her, even just a dish or 2. Very disappointing, as this happened for 3 mornings running, and each time we asked specifically ... Main part of hotel has lovely views of the mountain, but is a bit sterile feeling for an ultra luxury hotel. Combining the breakfast area with Ruben's restaurant in a voluminous space also did not work for us. The other fusion restaurant on site had big reviews , but unfortunately , was a big disappointment to us. Staff other than reception and cleaning staff, thus being restaurant/bar staff were not up to scratch for such an establishment. Felt like training and strong senior management lacking I am afraid. Probably if I was able to , I would rate this hotel a 3 1/2 experience, so considering that it is either 3 or 4 out of 5 that I can choose, I will give them the benefit , and rate it a 4/5

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great 5 star accommodation. We were treated with a smile every where we went. There were 15 of us and staff was friendly with all ages. A lot of fun watching the World Cup soccer in the lobby bar. Great views of table Mountain. Breakfast buffet is over the top. Great place to relax in Cape Town!