One&Only, Cape Town, South Africa
After a hard day's sightseeing, it is a joy to return to this grand and luxurious hotel on the V&A Waterfront with its large newly-designed rooms, enormous pool and slick staff. Dine at South Africa's only Nobu restaurant and seek seclusion at the Spa Island with an ESPA treatment, surrounded by private waterways.
Rooms available from £606.42 per night
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This luxury resort is at the western end of the V&A Waterfront, next to the marina. You're near most of the city's attractions including the Two Oceans Aquarium, Victoria Wharf shopping centre and Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.
Walk a little further east and you'll reach Nelson Mandela Gateway, from where you can catch a boat to Robben Island.
By plane: London to Cape Town takes 12 hours, after which, it's a 20-minute drive to the hotel. Free on-site parking available. Book flights to Cape Town.
CHARACTER & STYLE
The hotel is set out over seven floors, but the lobby lounge and Vista Bar is the focal point - looking out onto the pool and its islands, you'll find a resident pianist in the evenings. Bedrooms are serene, contrasting with the lively public areas.
There's an art gallery on the first floor, while other facilities include the gym, yoga studio and spa. You can arrange guided exercise excursions and concierge can help book anything from whale watching and diving with sharks to golf and vineyard tours.
- Swimming pool
- Kids' club
- Art gallery
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
You'll find some of Cape Town hotels' largest bedrooms here. Spaces are classy and restful, with subdued décor compemented by colourful notes like gold chairs and decorative shields.
Room types: Marina, Premier Marina, Island Superior, Marina Suite, Island Suite, Grand Suite, Table Mountain Suite, Presidential Suite, The Penthouse
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi
FOOD & DRINK
A generous breakfast buffet, served until 11am, is included in the rate. Snacks and meals are available in the Vista Bar and Lounge. Head to Nobu in the evening for more formal dining - it's a gastronomic temple to Peruvian-Japanese fusion with staff that are both expert and genial.
Nobu: elegant dining, Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine. Open daily, 6-11pm.
Vista Bar & Lounge: chic all-day venue, serving light bites and afternoon tea. Open daily, 7am-11pm.
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