Situated on the edge of the lively Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the One&Only Hotel boasts with spectacular views of the working harbour, as well as Table Mountain. The Waterfront’s waterways on its edge creates a unique setting for this stylish Hotel.
Location, Location, Location
The V&A Waterfront is the perfect base to explore the city from. You can choose from the hotel’s special curated experiences such as an outing to the world famous Table Mountain, or an excursion into the winelands.
And when you return to the hotel, unwind at the mesmerizing infinity pool. The water is temperature-controlled all year round, and the beautiful freeform pool is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Soak up the African sun from a designer daybed or private cabana, and dive into the pool to cool down after a day of exploration.
Balance the city exploration with a relaxing day at the hotel’s exclusive Spa Island. The hand-picked ESPA therapists believe in both outer and inner transformational treatments. With a wellness philosophy of “Unwind, Restore and Elevate” you will return to your room feeling completely refreshed. You can also book a fitness session which includes activities such as Pilates or Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding on the secluded waterways next to the hotel.
The Perfect Couples Retreat
Whether you stay one night at the One&Only, or a week – you will leave rejuvenated. With their decadently luxurious accommodation and wide array of restaurant options, you are sure to find something that tickles your fancy.
You can indulge in a meal from the menu at one of the unique eateries, or requested a special curated meal. The following are their restaurant options.
It’s the newest addition to the One&Only’s restaurant repertoire. The aim of the menu is to entwine all the South African heritages into a unique new kaleidoscope. Experience fresh interpretations of traditional South African recipes. The age-old secrets are turned into contemporary delights.
The head chef, Chris Mare, enjoys re-imagining local cuisine. He puts his own unique spin on local favourites such as Bobotie and West Coast Mussels. For the South African guests it will offer a lovely nostalgia dining experience, and the foreign visitors can explore the country’s rich plus diverse heritage on a plate. The menu is perfectly designed for sharing.
Here’s a little sneak peak of what you can expect: Starters – Cape Octopus with West Coast mussels, Buchu Cured Gemsbok with sour figs; Mains – Pulled Lamb Bobotie, Pens and Pootjies with braised pork belly; Dessert – Forest Flora Peppermint Crisp.
The wine list is hand-picked by Luvo Ntezo, the award-winning Head Sommerlier of the One&Only. It is balanced between well-known labels and special rare finds. The resident sommeliers will offer you guidance to make sure you choose the best wines to complement the dishes.
Ochre means yellowish brown, or orangey and the rich colours of the décor embodies it. These warm earth tones are echoed in the spices used in the dishes, creating an immersive experience that will remind you of a gorgeous African sunset.
Another unique dining experience awaits you here. The fresh creations are a Japanese-Peruvian fusion. They are the brainchild of a Michelin-starred chef. This exceptional dining experience is world-renowned. Your senses will be challenged and delighted!
It’s the only restaurant of its kind in Africa, and you will not be disappointed. The Omakase experiences are created just for you. It is in the Japanese tradition, meaning menus created ‘from the heart’. Try dishes such as black cod in miso, toban yaki, tiradito, and more.
The South African seafood combined with the rich Asian and South American flavours guarantee an exotic dining experience. A must-try is the unique Nobu version of the traditional South African dessert, malva pudding.
Your choice of seating options include the bustle of the inside area; the relaxing ambiance of the terrace; or a front-row rea at the sushi counter where you can watch the age-old ritual of sushi preparation. Try the upstairs lounge area for a late-night snack with a cocktail or flask of sake.
The poolside restaurant on the little private island offers you a delightful al fresco experience. Pick a nibble to go with your cocktail while you relax next to the hypnotic infinity pool. It’s the best place you can be on a beautiful Cape Town summer day!
The menu includes delicious sandwiches and wraps, as well as fresh poke bowls. If you feel like something more filling, try the signature grilled seafood or steak. And you can’t go wrong with the signature One&Only Brut to round off your meal. Lazing under the shade of a palm tree, you will for a moment forget that you’re still on African soil.
Vista Bar and Lounge
Elegant, chic and contemporary. By day a space for quiet contemplation, by night a bustling hub of activity. And all the time the magnificent views of Table Mountain will keep you company. The delectable afternoon tea is a must. Nibble on sophisticated sandwiches, delightful buttermilk scones, pastel macarons, gold leaf éclairs, to name but a few.
Or pop in for sunset accompanied by innovative tapas, progressive cocktails and vintage champagnes. Watch the mixologist in action at the big spherical bar, combining rare spirits with African spices. The bar is perfectly framed by a floor-to-ceiling glass wall.
The three-storey area houses 5 000 bottles of fine wine! The curated wine collection will take you on an extensive Cape Winelands tour, without leaving the comfort of the mezzanine tasting room. Luvo Ntezo, Head Sommelier of One&Only, is globally recognised as the country’s Best Young Sommelier. He is passionate about wines and will give you an in-depth overview of the extraordinary collection housed in the Wine Loft. The collection embodies both the well-known vineyards and special rare finds.
You can also indulge in a unique private dining experience inside the glass-walled Wine Loft. It has been labelled one of the most exclusive dining spots in the Mother City. Toast the occasion with a One&Only Brut or méthode cap classique, specially formulated over many years with a local vineyard partner.
Experience the Luxury of the One&Only Now
Whether you plan to book a special getaway at the One&Only, or simply want to escape for a night of exquisite fine dining – a visit here will not disappoint. The hotel strives to offer you an unforgettable experience every time you step inside.
For more information, visit the One&Only website