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Best hotel in Cape Town: One&Only Cape Town


Luxury’s first urban resort One&Only hotel chain, o One&Only Cape Town, is certainly the best hotel in Cape Town. It has an impeccable location, with incredible views of the Table Mountain and is still next to the WaterFront, a region full of bars, restaurants and shops. Furthermore, the property has a small island, where some of the charming rooms are located. Probably one of the most stunning hotels I’ve ever been to.

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A truly incredible hotel


The best hotel in Cape Town has the design of an amphitheater surrounded by vertical cliffs, which go from Devil’s Peak to the Lion’s Head. Furthermore, it is in front of the Table Mountain. Therefore, from there, you can see the greatest beauty of the city, certainly considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

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Vista para a Table Mountain

Furthermore, it is five minutes from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, one of Cape Town’s most important leisure spots.

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Waterfront Capetown
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The hotel is super well located

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The Best Hotel in Cape Town

O One&Only Cape Town It is divided into two parts: the main building and the 1,000m² island in the center of the hotel. It is surrounded by a river where it is possible to do Standup and swim. Furthermore, it is where the SPA, a huge infinity pool, and the Isola restaurant are located. While you enjoy the hotel’s landscapes and tranquility, you forget that you are in the middle of a cosmopolitan city. Those staying on the island can even wake up to the birdsong. I thought it was bucolic and I loved it! Probably one of the most stunning hotels I’ve ever stayed at.

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It doesn’t even feel like we’re in the middle of the city
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I loved O&O Cape Town

The rooms

The rooms and suites are divided into ten different categories. The decor is contemporary, with African art objects, lots of wood and varied colors. Very happy, therefore, like Africa!

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I loved the room decor!

To bed king size is very comfortable, while the plasma TV, coffee maker and Wi-Fi service are exactly what we expect from a five stars hotel.

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My bedroom

The rooms on the private island have suites with beautiful views. Mine was super spacious, with the same bathroom, two sinks, wonderful shower, bathtub and great beauty products, an excellent size! Comfortable bathrobe and slippers available, umbrella in the closet and full minibar. There is also a coffee maker and an electric kettle, always welcome.

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Room Details
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Cheers to the view from my suite!

The restaurants

Being the best hotel in Cape Town, it is no surprise that the dining experiences are of a high standard. Therefore, guests do not even need to leave the property to eat well, given the excellent options.

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Delicious restaurants!


The pleasant restaurant on the island and by the pool opens for breakfast and lunch. In addition to the buffet, there are also more elaborate options of delicious dishes to start the day, such as omelets, waffles and pancakes, for example.

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Beautiful interior of the restaurant
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It’s certainly a delight to start the day like this!

At lunch, a mix of Mediterranean and South African cuisine, with salads, pasta and very fresh seafood. All this with an unbeatable view of the Cape Town pool and mountains.

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Lunch details
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Delicious lunch with a view

If you like eating outdoors like me, this will probably be your best restaurant option.


The chef’s restaurant Reuben Riffels brings recipes full of personality, but with the flavor of the region’s well-known seasonings, in addition to the best wine labels. In total, there are 5000 bottles. In fact, the sommelier is one of the most awarded in South Africa.

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Restaurant environment

Fresh local ingredients – from local farms – are the inspiration for the chef Reuben Riffen to create classic and timeless dishes such as salads, steaks and pizzas, all with a special South African touch. In fact, the fish are always fresh, freshly caught in the waters of the two oceans that bathe the continent.

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My breakfast

The restaurant, where a rich breakfast is also served, is open for lunch and dinner. The cuisine is a mix of regional and international.

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Breakfast details


One of the most famous Japanese people in the world is inside the best hotel in Cape Town! The first in Africa, led by the star chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisapresents a menu with Japanese cuisine and traces of local cuisine.

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One of the restaurants at O&O Cape Town

After all, a fan of Nobu that I am, I was overjoyed when I found out that it was one of the restaurants in One&Only Cape Town. Dinner at a Nobu It’s always an unforgettable experience and this time was no different. I chase Nobus around the world and thought it would be great to meet another branch of it. I had an impeccable dinner, properly!

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Details of the impeccable dinner at Nobu

In addition to these 3 restaurants, there is also a bar right in the center of the hotel that has live music every night, excellent drinks and a delicious afternoon tea.

Afternoon tea

I found the English afternoon tea offered daily at the best hotel in Cape Town, from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, at the lounge from the hotel, overlooking Table Mountain. The beautiful table is therefore an invitation to anyone who enters the hotel at this time.

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The Spa

All brand hotels One&Only offer top quality spa. There are twelve treatment rooms, saunas, swimming pools and jacuzzis. There are a series of treatments, both aesthetic and relaxing, and it also offers a manicure and pedicure service.

The gym is very well equipped with Techonogym equipment and caters well to guests who want to work out during their stay.


To get to know the real Cape Town, there’s nothing like getting tips from a insider. The concierge service at the best hotel in Cape Town gives exclusive tips to avoid the obvious while visiting the destination.

A series of exclusive tours are offered to guests, which must be booked in advance and paid separately.

For those who like art

Guided tours with an art expert are scheduled at the O Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) opened less than a year ago. Considered the African Tate Modern, it is probably the largest museum dedicated to contemporary African art. Call of Art Conversations, the visit takes place in two formats, according to the visitor’s interest: a half-day tour of the Zeitz Museum, where the context and meaning of each work are explained; or a full-day itinerary that includes, in addition to visiting the museum, tours of galleries and exhibitions in the city. In the company of a specialized guide, you can meet famous and emerging artists and even purchase some pieces for your private collection. I loved this type of program organized by the hotel!

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The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, certainly the most interesting.
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Details of the museum’s works

For those who like coffee

Coffee lovers, you can’t miss visiting the Truth Coffee Roastingcool coffee shop on Buitenkant Street, voted twice the best coffee shop in the world by the Daily Telegraph. The coffee beans are hand-ground right there in a huge grinder vintage. There’s nothing like being in a hotel that values ​​good cuisine and always gives good suggestions related to the subject.

For those who like cycling

A good way to get to know Cape Town is probably to explore it on foot or by bike, for example. Therefore, the best hotel in Cape Town offers the The One&Only Cape Town Insta Walk. This is an exclusive tour chosen according to the visitor’s interest, with guides from the specialized company Escape+Explore. The experience begins with a tour of stand up paddle (optional) by the lagoon in front of the hotel. Afterwards, you cycle around the Waterfront, passing several photogenic spots in the city. Finally, it ends with a walk through the center and a tasting of craft beers, for example, or a visit to a local market. Certainly one of the programs I liked most offered by the best hotel in Cape Town. More points for him!

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Mandela’s glasses sculptures, one of the city’s highlights
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Tours organized by specialized guides
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It’s certainly a delight to cycle around Cape Town!

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Text and photos by Renata Araújo