This urban chic resort, located in an enviable spot in the city fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, set a whole new standard for South African hotels when it opened in 2009. The hotel overwhelms its guests upon arrival with breathtaking Table Mountain views through the massive windows of the spectacular lobby. There are two sections in the hotel, one being the Spa Island (built on a man-made island and centered around a lagoon-shaped pool) with 40 suites and the other the Marina Rise with 91 rooms. All rooms and suites feature oversized bathrooms and are adorned with fabrics and furnishings recalling the warm, muted tones of Africa savannahs. Dining at One&Only Cape Town is a pure delight with two of the city most acclaimed restaurants, Rueben restaurant, and Nobuyuki Matsuhisa Nobu restaurant.