In this latest article in our ongoing South Africa series, Elite Traveler brings you a guide to the very best hotels in Cape Town.
Whether a sumptuous bed, a spectacular view or service beyond compare – choose from our stunning selection of hotels in the cosmopolitan city.
One&Only Cape Town
One&Only Cape Town is a destination unto itself – an urban chic waterfront resort providing an unprecedented level of luxury in South Africa.
In the heart of the picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with captivating views of Table Mountain, this contemporary resort features the largest accommodation in all of Cape Town, with stylish island design and African flair accentuating the 131 spacious guest rooms and suites. Within the lobby of the seven-story Marina Rise, guests can experience the continent’s only restaurant by legendary chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa, where the upper-level Nobu bar features a selection of Sakes including plum wines, Japanese beer and a selection of Sake and Shochu based cocktails. Welcoming to both couples and families, Reuben Riffel captures the essence of the South African spirit and pride with his first urban restaurant, Reuben’s. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Reuben’s is known for its acclaimed local flair and wholesome bistro fare.
The suites at One&Only Cape Town range from 480 square feet (the one-bedroom Island Suite) to the 1,300 square feet Presidential Suite on the fifth floor with its uninterrupted views of Table Mountain. Two bedrooms with king size beds and en-suite bathrooms, a private gym and a fully equipped kitchen with separate entrance make this suite one of the best Cape Town has seen.
The Table Mountain Suite (1,000 square feet) located on the same floor has a similar look and feel. With only one bedroom, the suite really has a luxurious and spacious ambiance. This suite can also be transformed into a family-friendly two-bedroom suite by using the interleading Marina Queen Room (the largest entry level room in Cape Town at 200 square feet).
Top Suite: The One Penthouse
The One Penthouse is Africa’s most impressive accommodation, with wraparound views of Cape Town and breathtaking vistas of two World Heritage sites – Table Mountain National Park and Robben Island. A private lift allows for discreet entrance to The One Penthouse while a 24-hour butler service caters for your every need.
Encompassing an impressive 4,200 square feet of prime real estate, The One Penthouse 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 a 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 the place where you can relax in resplendent luxury at times when only the best is good enough.