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Dock Road Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#20 of 128 in Cape Town Central
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One&Only Cape Town provides a comprehensive range of luxury services and accommodation, and serves as a gateway to the myriad of experiences in the city and on the continent – from safaris to pristine beaches to the exploration of the world-renowned Cape wine region. The resort’s feel is contemporary whilst drawing on Africa’s culture and heritage. The rooms and suites, the largest in Cape Town with a minimum size of 63 square metres, all have a private terrace or balcony. The rooms in the Marina Rise have panoramic views of Table Mountain, and the rooms on the resort’s adjoining island have a distinctive resort feel and convenient access to the infinity pool and separate Spa Island. The resort’s main pool area, located on one of two private islands, features a 350 sqm freeform, infinity-edge swimming pool, a private sitting area with double chaise lounges for sunbathing, and shaded trellis pavilions for those seeking respite from the sun. The exclusive Spa Island features the most comprehensive and expansive spa in Cape Town. An oasis of serenity and privacy surrounded by water and dense vegetation, the 1,000m2 One&Only Spa offers 12 treatment suites of which two have private wet areas for couples treatments. Two vitality pools complement the relaxation spaces, sauna and steam rooms, and a relaxation lounge offers snacks and beverages. The 200 sqm One&Only Fitness Centre, located in the main resort building, features state-of-the-art fitness equipment from Technogym® with personalised workout programmes developed for guests and residents. A dedicated Kinesis training room offers tri-dimensional pulley system training and there are spacious studios for Yoga and Pilates. Qualified Personal Trainers may be booked by guests for assessments and individual training sessions. One&Only Cape Town also has a specially-designed KidsOnly Club for younger guests from 4 years and older. This offers both indoor and outdoor games and activities, as well as full and half day programmes. These are all supervised, and ensure younger guests are educated, safe and happy. For guests with a large function in mind, there is an extensive Ballroom measuring 216m2 - able to host up to 250 people for cocktails and 120 guests for a sit-down meal. The space can also be divided into two separate rooms for a smaller setting. For meetings, the adjacent Meeting Room seats 40 and the Business Centre Boardroom seats 12 people. On the dining front, the resort boasts a selection of dining options and locations for in-house guests as well as visitors. The signature restaurants on the resort are Nobu. These are in the main resort building, and are on either side of the lounge, bar and deck known as Vista. A treat for wine lovers is the impressive tri-level Wine Loft with a mezzanine tasting room. On the resort’s own island is another venue called Isola. Between these, our banqueting department which services group events and celebrations and our in-room dining that services guests 24 hours a day, every culinary wish can be fulfilled. One&Only Cape Town displays the hallmarks of excellence found in all One&Only resorts around the world. It offers an unparalleled commitment to the finest experiences, attention to detail, luxurious accommodation, a wealth of activities and programmes, and state-of-the-art facilities.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Dianne W wrote a review 12 May
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Rooms are great. Recent refurbishment is a nice uplift! Staff always very helpful and accommodating for restaurants, tours/tickets to nearby attractions. Will always return to O&O Cape Town when I am back in town!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled
Response from OneOnly CapeTown, Owner at One&Only Cape Town
Responded 4 days ago
Hi diannew706, wow, what a wonderful review! We love that we are your go-to when you are in town and that we can always be of service to you and your loved ones - Cape Town has so much to offer and we want to make sure you experience as much as possible! We look forward to many more memories and adventures together in the future. Best, Anne Scott General Manager
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Kirandeep S wrote a review Apr 2022
50 contributions
Hotel's Favorite
What a way to kick off our honeymoon. The first thing to hit you walking into the One and Only is the smell. The unique smell that I simply could not get enough of! Such a beautiful touch! Waking into our room bought me to tears, the view alone stopped me in my tracks. Cape town truly is a magical place and stole my heart, but I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else! I don't know how people can not rate this place 5*! I would give it more if I could. The staff were incredible, in fact I couldn't get my husband to leave the hotel to explore of an evening because he loved our time sat at the bar interacting with Ashley, Elton and Musa! Everyone was just so incredibly friendly and helpful, nothing was too much of an ask! Also the food on the bar menu had us repeat ordering, mouth watering! Our room was newly renovated, BEAUTIFUL doesn't cut it. We had the choice of choosing our own personalised pillows, room scent and bath salt/scent! We were very lucky to be able to stay 4 nights here. On our last day we were meant to leave at 10am to be transferred to our next stop, we had to get in touch with our agent to beg her to change this to later in the day, we simply did not want to leave! We also got to enjoy a meal at Nobu, which is situated within the hotel. This was the only part of our stay which wasn't up to the standard of the rest of the hotel. Simply because the 3 out of 5 things we wanted to order were all out of stock :( Service was still incredible however. After none stop posting of this place on my Instagram (even thought pictures do not do it justice) I have a list of people waiting to book, hounding me for information, One and Only you need to give me my own discount code to share with people as I currently feel Iike a travel agent after sharing a few (or many) special pictures online! Thanks for making me honeymoon so special. We will be back...
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from OneOnly CapeTown, General Manager at One&Only Cape Town
Responded 7 Apr 2022
Hi Kirandeep, Wow, what a wonderful review! Our number one goal is to create joy and in this case, it's safe to say we achieved this!. Having you choose us to be a part of such a special event in your lives does not escape us and we are honoured to be a part of it. We cannot wait to welcome you back again soon, to help create even more special memories. Kind regards, Anne Scott, One&Only Cape Town General Manager
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Tris S wrote a review 12 May
Chelmsford, United Kingdom235 contributions163 helpful votes
Part of a skip around the area but the stay at this hotel was sublime. From the welcome to the suite overlooking Table Mountain, to the bar and concierge and not forgetting the important room and restaurant staff. Chapeau it was ll as would be expected and people could not do enough for you. Great position with V&A docks on the doorstep. Found Nobu good but a bit to pretentious, but it was full of tables ordering 1 plate and taking photos for their pages..... Overall excellent stay
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: Suite 17 3rd floor is massive and great views
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Response from OneOnly CapeTown, Owner at One&Only Cape Town
Responded 4 days ago
Hi kippersharp, thank you for such a sublime review! We are so proud of our resort, our staff and the high level of service that we look to provide, always. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again in the future! Kind regards, Anne Scott General Manager
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andrekrynauw wrote a review 6 May
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Everything about the One & Only Cape Town is fantastic. The teams attention to detail was incredible. We were travelling with a 9m and 4yr old - they pre-loaded the room with all the baby stuff we needed (Dove body wash, shampoo, lotion and whipped, a nappy bin, a baby bath, etc.). The service was excellent and made us feel at home away from home. It an excellent base with everything you need, that’s close enough to head out to explore the waterfront and surrounds.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Response from OneOnly CapeTown, Owner at One&Only Cape Town
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Andrekrynauw, what a lovely review to receive! We are so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed yourselves so much and are honoured that it felt as though it was your home away from home. We think of our guests as family and like to treat them as such so please, always feel free to come back your South African family anytime! We can't wait to see you again soon. Best, Anne Scott General manager
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Lech R wrote a review 5 May
St. Gallen, Switzerland174 contributions49 helpful votes
Amazing experience from The Barman Ashley. He made 5 different cocktails based on our taste preferences and all were just perfect. What a lovely chit chat after - we felt relaxed and left the bar with good mood. We will return definitely with our friends.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from OneOnly CapeTown, Owner at One&Only Cape Town
Responded 4 days ago
Hi 565lechr, how lovely to hear that Ashley was able to create such a wonderful time for you! We strive to make every interaction and experience at One&Only Cape Town one to remember and we are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to many more cocktails and chats in the future! Best, Anne Scott General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about One&Only Cape Town
Which popular attractions are close to One&Only Cape Town?
Nearby attractions include HintHunt Cape Town (0.3 km), Watershed (0.3 km), and Two Oceans Aquarium (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at One&Only Cape Town?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at One&Only Cape Town?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at One&Only Cape Town?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at One&Only Cape Town?
Yes, secured parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to One&Only Cape Town?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dash Restaurant & Bar, Pigalle Restaurant, and V&A Food Market.
Are there opportunities to exercise at One&Only Cape Town?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does One&Only Cape Town have an airport shuttle?
Yes, One&Only Cape Town offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does One&Only Cape Town have airport transportation?
Yes, One&Only Cape Town offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at One&Only Cape Town?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.