Hands down, this is Cape Town’s most glamorous hotel. The Adam Tihany–designed interiors were unveiled just in time for the 2010 World Cup, and the celebs just haven’t stopped coming since. The rooms are spacious and mellow, with sleek lines and muted earth-toned palette embodying a soothing African-chic design aesthetic.
Despite its obvious sophistication, this resort is a hit with the whole family: tots go crazy for the kids’ club while parents go gaga over the spa, one of Cape Town’s best. If you want to hobnob with the city’s style set, the One&Only is the place to do it. Locals fill up the dazzling lobby every weekend for the hotel’s popular high tea, or pack the tables at Nobu after going for massages at the spa.