One&Only Capetown

One & Only pool scene and Nobu in Cape Town

Hours 24
Phone (27) 21 431 5888

Dock Road Victoria Alfred Waterfront Cape Town 8001 South Africa


Who's Going

Victoria Beckham, Nelson Mandela, Naomi Campbell

Reason to Stay

Penthouse Rooms, Nobu Eatery, Resort Location

Hotel Type

Luxury Resort Hotel

A grand waterfront hotel rises in front of Table Mountain on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with bustling, fortified valet bumper-to-bumper with the hotel's in-house Maybach Zeppelin and Cape Town aristocracy that use the hotels as the city's top mingling address. Towering ceiling and walls adorned with native stacked-stone and hand carved woods lend a native African flavor to a hotel that at times feels almost too big but oh-so-stylish. The hotel is home to a full service spa and high-end concept gym in addition to a boutique called NEO that sells designers like Stella McCartney, ACNE, Balenciaga, Josh Goot available for the first time in South Africa. An indoor and outdoor architecture can close-up quickly with the notorious wind that drops in during colder months, sending the preening scene of sunbathers along the lagoon-style pool into a tizzy. One and Only Cape Town is home to two sensational eateries including a Rockwell-designed outpost of Nobu by LA sushi-chef Nobu Matsuhisa and gourmet SA eatery Rueben's. For drinks, stylish Vista Bar offers all-day scene of daiquiri's and high-tear while Isola boasts a poolside bar during summer with small bistro menu.

The Room

The resort’s seven-storey Marina Rise showcases 91 rooms and suites with their own private balcony, even in the smallest rooms, offering uninhibited views of Table Mountain. Stylish, architectural guest rooms are defined by teak sliding doors and striped carpeting that contrasts leather covered walls and chunky lounge furnishings in playful shapes and innovative positioning. Island Rooms are surrounded by a waterway along each of the 40 Island Suites featuring large private balcony or terraces with waterway views. Open flow rooms feel more beachy in nature with extravagant bathrooms with freestanding tubs and rain showers. Top of the line penthouses are a little secret of the hotel, rooftop design spaces accessed by private elevator with oversize terraces with an outdoor pool built for impressing.

Preferred Room


Special Features

Luxury Residences, Hip Clientele, Upscale Setting, Sedan Service


Pool, Spa, Lounge, Bar, Restaurant, Cafe, Boutique, Concierge

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