Located in the popular V&A waterfront, the One&Only is the most contemporary of Cape Town’s top hotels. As one might expect from the top luxury resort specialists, the service is excellent.
The very spacious rooms and suites (107) have an elegant style, fabrics and textiles taking an African influence with rich colourful hues. The main hotel area sits around a lagoon in which an island has been created. This is where the outdoor pool, jacuzzis and spa are located, to give more of a ‘resort’ style feel to the hotel. Special Island suites are also available here. Inside the hotel itself there are large communal areas including a vast lobby and bar area as well as restaurants from South African celebrity Chef Reuben Rifell and Nobu.
The resort also has a particularly good kids club, which they can be left in comfortably for the day as the adults go out exploring.
Art is power
The One&Only supports local charity Lalela. Providing an educational arts centre for at-risk children, the aim is to spark creative thinking and create permanent change with positive outlooks. The One&Only have hosted exhibitions to allow the children to showcase their art.
One&Only are committed to high standards in the hospitality industry and host the annual Young Stars competition. This offers vital support to those at the beginning of their careers and also provides training and mentorship opportunities.