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Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Named so aptly. We visited the one&only same time last year and the memories are still afresh! Located by the waterfront, there is so second option to the property. Rooms- The rooms awre spacious, with all modern amenities, the bathroom too well designed. We were put up on the top floor and the had an amazing view and most time... More 

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Thank devikakhanna
Dale_Parkington10, Manager at One&Only Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear Devikakhanna, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor and Congratulations on your recent nuptials. I am so glad to hear that you have decided to return soon and I look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Dale Parkington, Resort Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

After staying in the Cape Grace, which I also loved, the One and Only didn't so much feel like an upgrade, but definitely felt like a different product, one for a younger, more international crowd. I stayed in a Table Mountain King room and the views of the harbor and the mountain were incredible. I felt the room was absolutely... More 

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Richard_Lyon1, General Manager at One&Only Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear Kampala_Hoop, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am delighted you chose One&Only Cape Town and that we managed to exceed your expectations. Thank you for sharing your feedback about our facilities and amenities, I am so glad that our In-room dining offering was a hit. We all look forward to welcoming you and your family back... More 

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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

The one & Only provides an excellent location, a full range of restaurants and perfect service. Rooms are spacious and if you get lucky enough the view can be amazing on the sea side. You should definitely give it a try for your next stay in Cape Town.

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Richard_Lyon1, General Manager at One&Only Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear Hadridu, Thank you for your gracious comments shared on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed staying at the Resort. It sounds like you had an amazing time and will take home some great memories from your visit. We hope to welcome you back again when next you visit Cape Town. Kind regards, Richard Lyon, General... More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We have just returned from our 5 night stay at the One and Only in Cape Town and it was a great get away. This was our first holiday with our 18 month old daughter and we all had a great stay. We were lucky to have our room ready when we arrived at 13:00 as we were tired after... More 

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Richard_Lyon1, General Manager at One&Only Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear ThrushaV, Our sincere thanks for your gracious review. I am delighted that we were able to provide your family with an unforgettable holiday and especially proud to read that our colleagues made such a positive impression. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Cape Town. Warm regards, Richard Lyon, General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

We loved our 4 days here, a great starting location for exploring Cape Town. The staff are all very friendly and the Concierge were amazing, with all their local knowledge of restaurants and local tours. Our room, was great, I loved the night lights. Although we didn't do it, the afternoon tea in the lobby looked amazing, it seemed really... More 

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Richard_Lyon1, General Manager at One&Only Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear SJBMB, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I am delighted to read that we managed to make your stay in Cape Town so enjoyable. I do hope that you can experience our afternoon tea if you visit again and, if you do, I look forward to welcoming you back! Sincerely, Richard Lyon, General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

One&Only was the perfect hotel to kick off our honeymoon! The service, room and location were all five star. The staff went above and beyond to accomodate our dinner reservations, and worked with the cab drivers to stay with us while we visited certain attractions. The location was perfect as it allowed us to walk to the V&A Waterfront for... More 

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Richard_Lyon1, General Manager at One&Only Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear BridgetW, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at One&Only Cape Town to celebrate your honeymoon. I was so happy to read your feedback and especially that you had experienced such warm hospitality from our team. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you both back soon. Sincerely, Richard Lyon, General Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Rooms were nice. Service was great. Pool also nice as well as the spa. Restaurants in the hotel were good (especially Nobu). Accessibility to V&A waterfront was fantastic. We brought a newborn and they did accommodate for her very well. It has also been the only on time break time breakfast to room we've ever hard. That being said, the... More 

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Richard_Lyon1, General Manager at One&Only Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear CWEB11235, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback. I am sorry to read about the challenges you encountered during your stay and that we did not meet your expectations. I would hope that you would reconsider your decision not to stay with us again. We have some great things planned for the coming year and I would hate for... More 

Morges, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

A very modern hotel with three restaurants, one of them is the famous Japanese "Nobe". A good SPA, swimming pool in the garden with a heating all year around. Service in the hotel is excellent, the staff is friendly, guests feel welcome and comfortable, treats as an individual. The most of rooms have a view towards the Table Mountain which... More 

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Richard_Lyon1, General Manager at One&Only Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear TatjanaV, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. On behalf of all our team we hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Richard Lyon, General Manager More 

Kenilworth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Wonderful. I went in 2013. It is great there, there is great views, wonderful entertainments, and great staff. If you go there you should ask for a personal Butler. Clinton Brown is the best butler. You can sometimes get great specials and discounts. But it gets a bit crowded in summer. And even famous people go there. For example Justin... More 

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Richard_Lyon1, General Manager at One&Only Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear ImogenH, Thank you for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback following your recent stay. I am delighted to read that we made such positive impression. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the Resort for your next holiday. Sincerely, Richard Lyon, General Manager More 

Manalapan, New Jersey
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I have been to hotel twice in space of 2 1/2 years. I have tried both the Island Room as well as the Marin Rise King. The Island Room is absolutely beautiful. Is in a separate area of the resort by the pools and looks like a little cabin. The rooms are huge and have nice little patio. If you... More 

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Richard_Lyon1, General Manager at One&Only Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear Mel, Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you had such a great experience at the Resort. I am delighted that we have become your home away from home. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Richard Lyon, General Manager More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Babysitting
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One&Only Cape Town, one of the finest resorts in South Africa. This urban chic resort brings an unprecedented level of luxury to Cape Town, one of the world's most fascinating cities.With captivating views of Table Mountain from its enviable location in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the resort is a destination unto itself. Discerning travellers are invited to discover the celebrated cuisines of Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa and Reuben Riffel, socialise in the high-energy vibe of Vista Bar & Lounge and sample rare and undiscovered vintages at the stunning Wine Loft. The sublime calm of the city's most expansive and sophisticated spa offers an indulgent escape, while NEO Boutique debuts an enviable collection of designer fashions, some available for the first time in South Africa.As the first luxury hotel to open in Cape Town in nearly a decade, the resort is designed to celebrate the city's wine, art, design and spirit, balancing contemporary glamour with an authentic South African style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about One&Only Cape Town

Address: Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront | PO Box 51289, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $789 - $2,886 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — One&Only Cape Town 5*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
One And Only Cape Town
One&Only Cape Town Hotel Cape Town Central
One&Only Cape Town South Africa
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#5 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#5 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#7 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#15 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#18 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“All the room as excellent”
 of 5 bubbles AndreRSA, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for a view of Table Mountain, you won't regret it!”
 of 5 bubbles 936kerryt, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“table Mountain”
 of 5 bubbles kauaijim5, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think they all face Table Mountain and the marina so all are good!”
 of 5 bubbles CatherineChicago_IL, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I cannot comment on the rooms as I only visited for High Tea.”
 of 5 bubbles BethJacobsFerreira, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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