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Hotel review: One&Only Cape Town

If stars were awarded for bath tub sizes, this hotel would be ten star. I've never seen such a huge bath tub yet been so frustrated. Why? Water restrictions here in South Africa due to drought conditions preclude me from luxuriating in my own mini swimming pool of a tub.


I'm certainly enjoying all the other luxuries here though. 



A big tub needs a big room, and for a standard room this is massive. An extra large comfortable bed (with 20 trillion thread count sheets) and majestic table mountain views outside my window make this hotel a pleasure to stay in. 


Then there's the uniquely African design and flair, which floods through the property in its architecture, islands, waterways, numerous bridges and tropical gardens.


The seven-story Marina Rise main building has magnificent views of Table Mountain and Signal Hill from its 93 spacious rooms and suites, while the two landscaped islands offer 42 Island Suites, as well as the exclusive spa, which is a real modern oasis.



My standard room also features 

  • In-room multimedia entertainment system with satellite 42" flat screen television
  • Bose surround audio sound system
  • DVD & CD player
  • Mini-bar
  • Nespresso machine
  • In-room business services (multi-adapter, fax/computer hook-ups, three phones, two-line communication system)
  • MP3 docking station
  • WiFi access
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer


All of this is here, with the bustling hub of waterfront shopping, restaurants and bars at your door. Al up, it's a magical place to stay in Cape Town. 



Written by: Jenny Rowland
Published: 25 May 2017

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