Thursday, 17 December 2015

One & Only, Cape Town - Review

The next stop on our trip was two nights at the wonderful hotel One & Only, Cape Town. The hotel is a few minutes walk to the V&A waterfront, which is ideal for evening entertainment. The check in was quick and smooth and soon we were entering our stunning bedroom with a view of table mountain from a vast balcony.

The bathroom was huge with a large soaking tub, double sinks and giant rainforest shower. We had bathrobes, slippers and an abundance of fluffy towels. Every product you could imagine was available. There was loads of wardrobe and drawer space too. The bedroom had a sofa, a desk area and a huge super king and super comfy bed! The room was spotless, silent at night and incredibly luxurious.

The mini bar had everything you could wish for at the most reasonable prices I have ever seen for a hotel! The room service menu included burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads etc etc. The laundry also was not too expensive. Complementary water was available in the room, there was an English plug socket and wifi is free throughout the hotel. There were also plenty of English TV channels and movies.

Breakfast is amazing! There is a buffet with sparkling wine and several different juices including mango! A section with every pastry you can imagine and different breads. Fruit, yoghurt, cereal, ham, cheeses and fish were on offer too. The hot buffet included baked beans, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, hash browns, scrambled egg, tomatoes and more. Then there was an a la carte breakfast menu! This included waffles, pancakes, omelettes, a Full English breakfast, eggs and French toast. It was difficult to know where to begin!!! There is both indoor and outdoor dining available at breakfast.

The swimming pool is beautiful. There is an abundance of loungers, towels and umbrellas and loads of staff on hand if you need anything. All drinks come with ice buckets too! The poolside menu isn't too expensive with standard options such as salads and sandwiches. If you want a good lunch I would suggest walking down to the waterfront but if a poolside salad is all you need then you will be satisfied by the menu available.

Finally the grounds of the hotel are stunning. The hotel overlooks Table Mountain, which is just incredible to wake up to each morning. Everything is immaculate and you feel like you are in a separate paradise worlds away from a large city.

Words cannot describe how fabulous The One and Only is, you must stay here to experience it! Ensure you book a Table Mountain view room, it is well worth the upgraded price.