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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

One & Only Hotel, Cape Town

We were fortunate enough to experience the sheer opulent luxury of this recently opened hotel earlier this month. The hotel is seven stories, has 91 rooms and 40 island suites making it the largest in Cape Town. The island suites which are available in one and two bed configurations are on the water edge around the pool and outdoor terrace.

The service from the valet parking to the porter and reception staff is efficient and welcoming.

The hotel does have an idyllic venue being situated in the V & A Waterfront – the tourist hub of Cape Town. This situation provided visitors with the buzz of the Waterfront and a number of renowned restaurants on their door step. The hotel itself offers two outstanding restaurants within its complex and you need to pre-book if you would like to experience outstanding food. They are Nobu for Japanese cuisine and Gordon Ramsay’s Maze which features South African seafood and game. The largest glass wine cellar I have ever seen boasts 6000 bottles of wine and forms the one wall of the Maze restaurant.

Views of Table Mountain from the hotel are captivating and on the other hand you can watch the sun rise over the harbour. There are two landscaped private islands which accommodate the island suites, swimming pool and the One & Only Spa. This area is secluded and provides an idea place to relax around the infinity-edge pool.

Furnishings of the lounge and bar area are cosmopolitan and very comfortable.

The rooms are contemporary, spacious and all boast glass door which open onto a private balcony. Furnishings are in the muted tones of Africa. The bathrooms have oversized baths, showers, a private toilet and dual basins.

For more on the One & Only with pictures see our previous post here.

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