Having undergone a full redesign of its rooms and public spaces in 2022, this iconic hotel brings the very latest in ultra-luxury accommodation to the city’s fashionable V&A Waterfront. With inspiration taken from the culture and landscapes of its surroundings, the hotel’s reimagined interiors present the perfect balance of traditional African heritage and cutting-edge design, showcased across all 133 rooms and suites as well as its lobby and spectacular new Vista Bar & Lounge. As such, you can expect local artworks, handmade ceramics, fabrics and colour schemes reflecting everything from the nearby forests and ocean to the unique topography of the iconic Table Mountain.
The decidedly urban vibe of the One & Only is offset by the omnipresent presence of the lofty silhouette of Table Mountain and the shifting shades of the Atlantic. Set on the marina, several storeys high, the hotel also makes the most of two manmade islands. One accommodates an ESPA spa, the other a series of swanky suites. The sum total is a glitzy and simultaneously reassuring base for forays into Cape Town and beyond.
The V&A Waterfront is literally on the doorstep, with all its myriad shops, ships, restaurants and bars, although dining at the One & Only is worth staying in for, with a Nobu able to rely on the freshest seafood, a bistro, and a bar with a perfectly framed poster view of Table Mountain. Both food and wine are a fine art here, and tours to explore the vineyards are available. In between the deluxe rooms with flourishes of African colour and flair, and a stunning pool provide relaxation in style.