In the heart of Cape Town, minutes away from the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, lies an oasis; a vibrant and sophisticated resort with unprecedented luxury. The hotel resembles an amphitheatre, surrounded and shaped by palm trees and romantic lighting.
This is The One & Only Cape Town – a five-star escape that overlooks the mariner and offers panoramic views of Table Mountain.
The name certainly speaks for itself as it really and truly is a wonder to behold. From The Bahamas to the Maldives the illustrious One & Only brand has taken the world by storm. With only the most impressive properties in the world’s most supreme locations, these exclusive resorts have one goal in mind to ensure that you, their prized guest “Live the Moment.” Each resort is individually designed and crafted to represent the distinctive life, energy and culture of its location.
Luxuriously Living the Cape
The One & Only Cape Town certainly ticks all of these boxes. Driving up to the ritzy, crescent-shaped palace with its fountains, columns, and grand entrance you certainly feel as though you have arrived into the lap of luxury and are in for some real spoiling! The high ceilings, massive glass frontages and never-ending Vista Lounge create the aura that this is your own little opulent savannah.
Whether you are reclining on the fulsome armchairs, on the deck under the palms watching the stand-up paddleboards go by or relaxing at the infinity pool, there is no doubt that you will be in a very happy place! The One & Only is engineered for unprecedented luxury which will literally rejuvenate your soul from the moment you arrive.
All 91 rooms have en suite bathrooms and private balconies with breath-taking views of the glorious Table Mountain. All are designed with chic African colours and contemporary patterns that represent the distinctive Cape landscape, are generous with space and filled with plush furnishings. Complete with every amenity you could possibly need as well as your very own 24-hour butler on standby, you will want for nothing. Treat yourself to an over-sized bubble bath with aromatherapy oils, or refreshing rain shower before ordering a private dinner and dine with the mid-blowing view on your balcony. Your dinner, inclusive of candles, flowers and music all organised by your expert butler will provide the finest romantic setting.
One and Only Cuisine
Five-star dining is also available downstairs and making a choice between the two amazing restaurants will be the most difficult decision you make during your stay. On the one hand, there is Reuben’s, run by South African Celebrity Chef Reuben Riffel, a bistro/brasserie that showcases some brilliant local flagship dishes.
On the other hand, there is Nobu, a completely different yet equally as astonishing experience. World Class chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa’s empire will wow you with traditional Japanese-styled cuisine. With the occasional South African spice or flavour, the dishes will no doubt take you on an epic culinary journey.
Don’t forget to take a visit up to the wine-loft after your dinner to take in the city lights and sample some of the region’s most prestigious vintages.
Recharge at the World-class spa
The perfect place for families and couples, everyone will find themselves drawn to the private island situated in the centre of the amphitheatre. Here you will find serenity in the middle of a busy city centre at the One & Only Spa, surrounded by water and lush vegetation. Book a massage, treatment or signature experience unique to the One & Only Spa.
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