Welcome to One&Only Cape Town, South Africa’s premiere urban chic resort bringing an unprecedented level of luxury and style to 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.
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In the heart of a bustling city, One&Only Spa Cape Town is an oasis of serenity… a perfect escape for a day of pampered rejuvenation. The most expansive and comprehensive spa in all of Cape Town offers a vast range of tailored holistic experiences, ranging from pure relaxation to unique wellness journeys.
One&Only Spa Cape Town has created a carefully considered environment for total wellbeing and is a true reflection of today’s modern spa. Defining personal service and quiet indulgence, the 12 treatment rooms embrace local African influences combined with contemporary design. The lushly landscaped Spa Island also offers a scenic relaxation room, sauna and steam facilities, singles and couples treatment villas, men’s and women’s changing areas,’experience’ showers with three different water settings, two 18-square-metre vitality pools and a full-service salon including the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez, and hair styling by South African’s own Wayne Gates.
A state-of-the-art Fitness Centre within Marina Rise is fully equipped with Technogym® Excite supported by the Wellness System™, and a connecting studio features cutting-edge Kinesis™ and FLEXability™ facilities.
The combination of a dedicated fitness team and exquisite training environment makes the fitness and wellbeing experience at One&Only Cape Town truly special.
The fitness environment includes a Fitness Centre fully equipped with Technogym® Excite and Personal Selection ranges (including Kinesis™, Flexability™ and the Wellness System™), an indoor 10m rubberised track, and a yoga pavilion.
Hours of operation
Opening Times: 6am to 8pm
Health & Fitness Classes*:
• Mat-based Pilates
• Stretching & Relaxation
• Express Core
• Kinesis™ induction
• FLEXability™ induction
One&Only Cape Town extends a gracious welcome to families with excellent accommodation, an abundance of enriching activities and a dedicated, fully-supervised KidsOnly programme for children ages four to eleven years that explores the exuberant personality of Cape Town.
Children aged four and under are welcome to participate in KidsOnly activities with the supervision of an adult or babysitter. There is a separate programme of activities geared to the interests and activity levels of older children aged 12 to 17.
100-square-metres of designated space for arts and crafts
Movie and video game lounge
Quiet reading area
A computer area with the latest technology
Enriching themed activities
KidsOnly activities are centred on themed days – safari, ocean, green-wise environment, birds and bugs – that draw upon the unique cultural and geographical attributes of Cape Town and the continent. Children will participate in educational puppet shows, storytelling of local folk and San tales, stage dramas depicting Africa’s wild animals, sing-a-longs of Mama Makeba’s Children Songs, instrumental play of local music, culinary experiences with the Chef and more.
Art and action
Arts and crafts activities include jewelery making, ostrich egg painting, stencil and collage, card and mobile making – all with a focus on South Africa’s dynamic culture. For more active pursuits, kids will love to learn African dance and junior Arts and crafts activities include jewelery making, ostrich egg painting, stencil and collage, card and mobile making – all with a focus on South Africa’s dynamic culture. For more active pursuits, kids will love to learn African dance and junior yoga, as well as soccer, volleyball and badminton games.
Our younger guests will thrill to the adventure of the land with eagle and cheetah encounters and supervised excursions to places such as Butterfly World, Two Oceans Aquarium, World of Birds, Penguin Colony and the Planetarium.
For the Teens
Experienced staff provides personal service and organises activities throughout the resort for teenagers aged 13 to 17 years.
In addition to the ever-popular Wii, Xbox and Play Station games offered at the Club, teens will exercise their energies with active supervised excursions to nearby City Rock, offering a Cool Runnings toboggan on steel tracks, sandboarding on dunes, indoor karting and rock climbing, ice skating and bowling. Big screen movies are enjoyed at the V&A Waterfront.
Meetings and Events
The resort offers a beautifully appointed Ballroom measuring 215m² with 63m² of outdoor space, easily accommodating 120 guests for a sit down dinner or 200 for cocktails. The space can be divided into two separate rooms for a more intimate setting. Adjacent to the Ballroom is The Marina Room, accommodating 20 guests boardroom style or up to 40 guests for a banquet of cinema screening. A second boardroom seating up to 12 guests is also available in the Business Centre Boardroom.
Isola restaurant and the island pool terrace are available for special outdoor events in the evenings and can accommodate 60 guests banquet style or up to 80 guests for a cocktail reception.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire resort and dedicated personnel are available to manage all aspects of the programme, including entertainment and team-building activities, to ensure a successful event.
AV Equipment Hire includes:
Room hire for the main conference room
Overhead projector (2)
Flip chart with pens (1)
Whiteboard with pens (1)
Conference pen and pads
Mineral water and sweets
One&Only Cape Town offers a variety of intimate venues for life’s most memorable occasions. Each wedding or special event receives the creative, individual attention of a dedicated Celebration Consultant, ensuring memories that will last a lifetime.
The resort offers a beautifully appointed Ballroom measuring 215m² with 63m² of outdoor space, easily accommodating 120 persons for a sit down dinner with a dance floor and/or 140 persons without a dance floor or 200 for cocktails. The space can be divided into two separate rooms for a more intimate setting.
Isola restaurant and the island pool terrace are available for an elegant outdoor wedding under the stars in the evenings. Accommodates 60 people.
A One&Only Celebration Consultant ensures all details are handled with the utmost care. From coordinating the necessary legal requirements and documentation for marrying in Cape Town, to arranging table settings, place cards, event timelines, music, photographers, flowers, menus and more, logistics are attended to with expert skill.
Generous interior spaces are adorned with fabrics and furnishings recalling the warm, muted tones of Africa’s savannahs, with bright splashes of colour paying tribute to the land’s vibrant personality. Sumptuously appointed oversized baths are complete with roomy rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity.
One&Only Cape Town offers wheelchair friendly rooms in the Marina Rise building conveniently located on the first floor with nearby lift access.
The appointed wheelchair friendly Marina Mountain Rooms are specially designed with the following:
• Room door is large enough for wheelchair access
• The bathroom is open-plan and properly equipped with grab rails, shower chair and easily accessible basin
• Easily accessible wardrobe
• Enough space around furniture for wheelchair access
All outlets within One&Only Cape Town are wheelchair accessible through the use of lifts or ramps.
With unrivalled hospitality and exacting attention to detail, guests enjoy exceptional service in rooms and suites appointed with sophisticated touches of modernity. All accommodation features:
All Room Rates are inclusive of the following Services and Amenities:
• Welcome drink on arrival
• Fresh fruit in room upon arrival
• Use of Spa Thermal Suites
• Access to the Fitness Centre
• Secure parking
• WiFi access throughout the resort
• 24-hour Room service
• Full Concierge service
• Staffed Business Centre with 12 seater Boardroom available for reservation
• Valet and pressing services (at an additional charge)
• Twice daily housekeeping services
• Daily Local Newspaper on request
• Multi-media entertainment system
• Bottled mineral water at turndown daily
• Nespresso machine
• A selection of teas and Nespresso coffees
• Baby convenience items available upon request
• 42-inch flat screen television
• Satellite TV with DVD/CD player
• Internet/email via in-room TV access
• iPod docking station
• In-room business services (multi-adaptor, fax/computer hook-ups, three phone/two line communication system)
• Personal in-room safe
• Pillow and aromatherapy scent menus
For the Family:
• Extensive selection of inter-leading rooms
• Family friendly dining venues at Reuben’s and Isola
• Complimentary use of KidsOnly Club facilities: Nintendo Wii, PS3 and a selection of board games
• Daily programme of supervised activities for 4-11 year olds at the KidsOnly Club
• Babysitting facilities (upon reservation)
• Complimentary use of:
Strollers / baby cot / high chair / bottle warmer / steriliser
Car seat / car booster seat (upon request)
• 50% discount in all restaurants for children under twelve
Complimentary Suite inclusions:
• Meet and greet by a Senior Management Team member
• Personalised rooming
• Deluxe fresh fruit platter
• Taste of South Africa platter
• A private wine tasting with the Sommelier in the Wine Loft
• Welcome bottle of South African wine from the Sommelier’s selection on arrival in your suite
• 30 minute personal training session
• Garment pressing service daily, one per person
• Aromatherapy bath menu daily
• Special suite turndown for kids
Additional when booking the Presidential or Table Mountain Suite:
• Packing / unpacking luggage service
• 1-way airport transfer
• 24-hour butler service upon request (subject to availability)
• Evening canapes and sundowner cocktail daily
Featuring expansive glass doors that lead to private balconies, all 91 guest rooms and suites within Marina Rise offer magnificent views.
Marina Harbour King
These rooms offer one King-size bed with exceptional views of the harbour, and oversized bath complete with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. (63m²/ 678ft²)
Marina Harbour Double Queen
These rooms offer two Queen-size beds with exceptional views of the harbour, and oversized bath complete with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. (63m²/ 678ft²)
Marina Mountain King
Available with one King-size bed and views of Table Mountain. The oversized bath is complete with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. (63m²/ 678ft²)
Marina Mountain Double Queen
Available with two Queen-size beds and uninhibited views of Table Mountain. The oversized bath is complete with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. (63m²/ 678ft²)
One-Bedroom Marina Suite
The Marina One-Bedroom Suite is available with a King-size bed and offers uninhibited views of the harbourside and Table Mountain. The oversized bath is sumptuous with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. There is also a separate dining area and lounge. (123m²/ 1,323ft²)
One-Bedroom Marina Grand Suite
Expansive and picturesque, the Marina One-Bedroom Grand Suite features one King-size bed and offers amazing views of both the harbourside and Table Mountain. The sumptuous, oversized bath is complete with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. There is also a separate dining room and lounge as well as his and hers bathrooms. (155m²/ 1,668ft²)
Table Mountain Suite
Dramatic artwork accentuate the foyer, entertainment area and dining room in the one-bedroom Table Mountain Suite, available with one King-size bed. The suite also features an oversized bath complete with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. The suite also features an oversized bath complete with rain shower, private water closet, dual marble vanity, a kitchen and a personal in-room gym. The floor plan shown here features optional inter-leading room. (316m²/ 3,401ft²)
Indulged with every conceivable luxury, both bedrooms feature a King-size bed and awe-inspiring views. The suite includes his and her bathrooms complete with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. There is also a kitchen a personal gym. Open-air terraces overlook Table Mountain and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, while original works of art and photography from South Africa’s most prominent artists adorn the foyer, entertainment area and dining room. (383m²/ 4,122ft²)
Island Rooms and Suites
Located on a secluded and lushly landscaped island surrounded by a waterway, each of the 40 Island Suites feature a private balcony or terrace and waterway views.
Island Superior Double Queen Room
Located on a secluded and lushly landscaped island surrounded by the waterway, these rooms offer two Queen-size beds and also feature an oversized bath complete with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. (73m²/ 785ft²)
Island Superior King Room
Located on a secluded and lushly landscaped island surrounded by the waterway; these rooms feature one King-size bed and an oversized bath complete with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. (73m²/ 785ft²)
One-Bedroom Island Suite
Available with one King-size bed and located on a secluded and lushly landscaped island surrounded by a waterway; Oversized bath complete with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. The suite also features a lounge and dining area. (115m²/ 1,237ft²)
Two-Bedroom Island Suite
These spacious two-bedroom suites feature one room with a King-size bed, and another with two Queen-size beds. Located on the resort’s exclusive island in the centre of the water, the suites also offer an oversized bath complete with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. These suites also feature a lounge, dining area, fireplace and kitchen. (254m²/ 2,734ft²)
The One Penthouse
With its enviable location atop One&Only Cape Town’s opulent Marina Rise in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The One Penthouse is a venue of incomparable luxury and exclusivity. Considered South Africa’s most impressive accommodation, the stunning two-storey penthouse features wraparound terraces overlooking Cape Town with breathtaking vistas of two World Heritage sites – the iconic Table Mountain National Park and legendary Robben Island.
Encompassing an impressive 1,300m² of prime real estate, The One features four spectacular en-suite bedrooms, several lounges with atmospheric fireplaces, a stylish study, glamorous dining room, state-of-the-art kitchen, wine wall, fully equipped gym and large sauna. Two pools and outside entertainment areas create the perfect setting for indulgent evenings enjoying the 360 degree views of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. With a singular collection of South African art combined with truly captivating interior design, The One is resplendent living at its absolute finest.
Accessed by a private lift, The One features unlimited access to all of the world-class facilities offered at One&Only Cape Town, including 24-hour butler service, the One&Only Spa, resort pool, and the renowned cuisines of Japanese master chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa and South Africa’s own Reuben Riffel. Vastly impressive without being intimidating, The One is the exclusive residence of choice for individuals who value location and luxury above all else.
Dining at One&Only Cape Town is a pure delight with two of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants. Legendary Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa brings his culinary wizardry to Nobu – his first-ever restaurant in Africa. Local celebrity chef Reuben Riffel recently opened Reuben’s, thrilling Capetonians and resort guests alike. Both dynamic restaurants are connected by Vista Bar & Lounge in the very heart of the resort with commanding views of Table Mountain. The Reuben’s Tasting Table is located on a mezzanine platform overlooking the main restaurant and adjacent to the tri-level Wine Loft.
Dining at One&Only Cape Town is a pure delight with two of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants. Legendary Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa brings his culinary wizardry to Nobu – his first-ever restaurant in Africa. Local celebrity chef Reuben Riffel recently opened Reuben’s, thrilling Capetonians and resort guests alike. Both dynamic restaurants are connected by Vista Bar in the very heart of the resort with commanding views of Table Mountain. A spectacular tri-level Wine Loft, adjacent to Reuben’s, features a mezzanine tasting room, too.
Executive Chef Jason Millar, who oversees all of the resort’s culinary operations, commented: “We are very excited about the calibre of chefs and abundance of wonderful, local produce that we have brought together at One&Only Cape Town to create what we hope will be an exceptional culinary experience for our guests. We are showcasing South African flavours that give guests a sense of place, but with the added magic touch of celebrated chefs such as Nobu , for an experience currently not available anywhere else on the continent. What’s more, our innovative wine library will offer our guests the opportunity to sample rare South African vintages to complete the dining experience.”
All outlets within One&Only Cape Town are wheelchair accessible through the use of lifts or ramps.
With the opening of his Nobu at One&Only Cape Town, world-class master chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa expands his eponymous empire with the debut of his first restaurant in Africa.
No stranger to worldly culinary influences, Nobu gives classical Japanese cuisine a contemporary twist. Diners can indulge in fresh South African seafood and indigenous spices in mesmerising dishes such as Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno or the Suntory Whisky Cappuccino.
Nobu Lounge, on the restaurant’s upper level, features a selection of Sakes including plum wines, Japanese beer and a creative selection of Sake- and Shochu-based cocktails.
Hours of operation
Dinner: 6pm to 11pm
One&Only Cape Town is thrilled to be home to Reuben Riffel’s first urban restaurant, showcasing a menu that is deceptively simple with its wholesome bistro fare, fresh flavours, generous portions and beautifully plated dishes. Reuben’s has a sophisticated, yet relaxed, brasserie ambience and the food provides the exciting combination of local flavours that one would expect from one of South Africa’s most loved chefs, Reuben Riffel.
Riffel rose to fame when his first restaurant, Reuben’s, opened to much acclaim in the historical town of Franschhoek in 2004. It has since won the coveted Eat Out ‘Restaurant of the Year’ and ‘Chef of the Year’ awards.
Reuben’s appeals to the culinary side of the soul and will be enjoyed by both young and old alike.
Reuben’s Dish of the Day
An added offering to the Reuben’s menu is Reuben’s Dish of the Day where dishes have been specially created for our luncheon guests. For R99 daily, inclusive of a glass of wine, Reuben’s Dish of the Day is served Monday to Friday 12:30pm – 3pm for walk-ins only.
Vista Bar & Lounge
Situated in the centre of the lobby, within the very heart of the resort, is Vista Bar & Lounge. As its name suggests, incredible panoramic views of Table Mountain are enjoyed through a floor-to-ceiling wall of glass. Here, guests may gather to enjoy all-day dining, a spectacular Afternoon Tea, and evenings filled with music and an electric vibe.
Hours of operation
All day dining: 12h00 to 01h00
Afternoon Tea buffet: Daily 14h30 to 17h30 (R145 per person, inclusive of selected teas and coffees)
Guests looking for a more relaxed atmosphere during the day will enjoy the outdoor ambience at Isola restaurant adjacent to the pool. A combination of island and classic Italian cuisine, the menu offers wood-fired pizza, seafood and various local game.
Isola Summer operating hours from 01 October 2011 – 30 April 2012
Pool Service 8am – 6pm
Isola Menu available 10am – 6pm
A magnificent tri-level wall of glass and steel commands the entrance to the impressive Wine Loft. The moment guests step inside, the complex aromas combined with the depth of flavours take you on a tantalising journey of the Cape Winelands.
When creating the list, emphasis was placed on terroir and regional styles. One&Only Cape Town features one of the most balanced and diverse wine collections on the continent with over 5,000 bottles and up to 500 references.
Oenophiles can delight in prestigious vintages as well as discover up-and-coming South African boutique wines. The mezzanine tasting room offers an exceptional introduction to the region’s vineyards, including rare South African wines such as Warwick Trilogy, Meerlust Rubicon and Kanonkop Paul Sauer. The cellar also offers rare and sought after vintages from producers such as Meerlust, Vergelegen, Kanonkop, Warwick, Thelema and Eben Sadies Columella and Palladius.
One and Only Cape Town
Dock Road, Victoria & Albert Waterfront
Cape Town , 8002, South Africa
Tel: + 27 21 431 5888
Fax: + 27 21 431 5230