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The One 8 Hotel
Ranked #45 of 111 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

A perfect stay with a cool, relaxed atmosphere and ambiance. Spotless rooms, friendly staff, super location, spot on service and lovely food. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone considering staying here. I certainly didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Tom S
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y996d, Owner at The One 8 Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2012

Dear Tom,

Thank you for your kind and lovely review, it was our pleasure having you as guests during our first wedding hosted at the hotel. We also hope we added somehow positively to your holiday in Cape Town.
We look forward to welcoming you back to The One 8 Hotel in future.

Kind regards

The team at The One Hotel

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Reviewed March 18, 2012

My partner and I was extremly impressed with this little hotel. The rooms were spotless and large, the bed were very comfy meaning we didn't want to get out of bed early for breakfast, which was fine as breakfast was served till late. The staff were very helpful and it was a pleasure to stay here. The area was safe in and around the hotel which put my mind at ease straight away. We will be staying here again next time in Cape Town.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank gdt79
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y996d, Owner at The One 8 Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2012

Dear AJ,

Thank you for your kind and lovely review, we are happy to have helped in being part of making your holiday in Cape Town a pleasant experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to The One 8 Hotel in future.

Kind regards

The team at The One Hotel

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Reviewed March 15, 2012

A very comfortable place to have as your base to explore Cape Town. Very helpful staff who can advise on the best way for you to enjoy your stay regardless of your needs!

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Thank AJMatthews
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y996d, Owner at The One 8 Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2012

Dear Anamini,

Thank you for your kind and lovely review, we hope your stay with us helped smoothed your tricky experience during your visit to Cape Town.
We also hope we helped in part of making your holiday in Cape Town a pleasant experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to The One 8 Hotel in future.

Kind regards

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Reviewed February 2, 2012

We found the One 8 after fleeing a terrible, dark, noisy guest house on a sketchy street just off downtown. This place was just the relief we needed. It's an airy and modern, small boutique hotel in the cute and safe residential neighborhood of Green Point. Everything about the design, layout, and location felt very safe and soothing. It was just the hotel we needed--a pleasant place to come back to after each long, hot, exhausting and wonderful day of exploring the cape region, to have a dip in the pool and lounge around and check emails before dinner. We slept like babies (it was so quiet) and woke up happy each day.

I really think this has to be one of the best deals in Cape Town. It was only US $20 more per night than the "budget" guest house we first booked, and has modern, clean, spacious, comfortable rooms with high ceilings and modern high-end bath fixtures in the huge bathroom; and big glass sliding doors open to outside in every room and let in tons of light and sea air.

The look is tastefully modern and simple. It's not big, so it feels more like an "express" hotel than a big hub of activity, but it has more amenities and privacy than a B&B. It has secured private parking (a huge plus), a serene lobby with a bar, a decent little free breakfast, and the very peaceful, leafy pool and deck area. It was just the right vibe for us.

Green Point is a great area to stay in--on such hot days, the sea breezes really were nice compared to the city bowl. You're right off the road to the beaches and it's easy to get to the motorway to wine country, or a super-quick drive (or longer, but doable once or twice, walk) to the city center. However, it still offers some things to do on foot, and at night we felt very safe walking around the area. The hotel is 3 blocks on foot from a drugstore and 7-Eleven at the beginning of the Main Road Sea Point strip, where there are loads of places to eat or grab a coffee and plenty of people walking around after dark.

The staff were all really helpful too, and the ladies serving breakfast, Verona and Janet, really made us smile.

Maybe it's not the kind of hotel that is trying to blow your mind with its luxury and amenities, but it was a super-pleasant, relaxing neighborhood spot, and for the price it can't be beat.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Anamini
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y996d, Owner at The One 8 Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2012

Dear Anamini,

Thank you for your kind and lovely review, we hope your stay with us helped smoothed your tricky experience during your visit to Cape Town.
We also hope we helped in part of making your holiday in Cape Town a pleasant experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to The One 8 Hotel in future.

Kind regards

The team at The One 8 Hotel

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Reviewed November 7, 2011

We were quite surprised at how good this place was as it was so reasonably priced. The staff were all extremely welcoming and helpful. The room was lovely, spacious and comfortable and every day we came back to chocolates on our pillows. The location was perfect for visiting the area, mid way between the Waterfront and Camps Bay. If we come back to Cape Town, which I have no doubt we will, we will return to the One 8. Excellent.

Room Tip: We had the standard room and it was more than adequate. No view though.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Fournilier
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y996d, Owner at The One 8 Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2012

Dear Fournilier,

Thank you for your kind and lovely review, we are happy to have helped in being part of making your holiday in Cape Town a pleasant experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to The One 8 Hotel in future.

Kind regards

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Reviewed September 27, 2011

Great location.
Got upgraded on arrival - thanks for that!
Beautiful and cosy rooms.

Absolutely the best service I´ve ever experienced at a hotel. Lovely, friendly and helpful staff that made us feel like home.

I will definately return!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank papalovesraki
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y996d, Owner at The One 8 Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2011

Dear Papalovesraki,

Thank you for your kind and lovely review, we are happy to have helped in being part of making your holiday in Cape Town a pleasant experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to The One 8 Hotel in future.

Kind regards from the team.

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Reviewed July 5, 2011

The hotel is beautiful, the staff are fantastic, the service was exceptional. The food was absolutely delicious.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank LindaSaundersGauteng
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y996d, Owner at The One 8 Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2011

Dear Linda,

Thank you for you for your kind review, it was our pleasure taking care of you and we look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future.

Kind regards from all of us at The One 8 Hotel.

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Additional Information about The One 8 Hotel

Address: 18 Antrim Road | Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#42 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $86 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The One 8 Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and enjoy the hospitality and atmosphere of this quality 4 star hotel. Located centrally in Cape Town, close to everywhere you will want to be. Great beaches, the famous V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, De Waterkant vibrant gay village, trendy Kloof Street, fine restaurants, the financial district and the new stadium are all within walking distance or a short drive away. Facilities include a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, air-conditioning and secure parking. ... more   less 
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