The One Above - The Royal Portfolio Private Residences
What are The Royal Portfolio's Private Residences?
The Royal Portfolio opened The One Above in April 2014 – it was the the first property that was not owned by The Royal Portfolio and was not a hotel in the traditional sense.
We therefore started a new division called Private Residences which would allow The Royal Portfolio, over time, to add suitable private properties to our inventory which we believe will appeal to our discerning guests – special properties in special locations.
By managing these properties, we ensure that our guests receive The Royal Portfolio’s high standards of cuisine and service in the most spectacular of settings.
The Private Residences therefore offer the privacy and freedom of a private property with the service and cuisine of a 5 start hotel – the best of both worlds.
We are always on the look out for special properties which we believe will fit the Private Residences model.
What is The One Above?
The One Above is an exclusive 1,400 square metre penthouse on the top floor of the One&Only hotel in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.
The penthouse has four bedrooms and sleeps eight guests. The One Above must be booked as one unit for exclusive use and is fully serviced by a team of Royal Portfolio staff and has been lovingly decorated by the owner of The Royal Portfolio, Liz Biden.
What is the relation between The One Above & The One&Only hotel?
The One Above is a privately owned property on the top two floors of the One&Only hotel. Guests at The One Above may nevertheless make use of all the services in the One&Only including the gym, spa, restaurants and kid’s club.
The Royal Portfolio has a management contract at The One Above which means that all services and staff at The One Above are provided by The Royal Portfolio.
What is included and what is excluded in the rate?
The rate includes:
- Accommodation for up to 8 guests
- Airport transfers
- Daily breakfast within The One Above
- Private chef
- 24hr private services
- Concierge services
- All non-alcoholic beverages
- Canapés every evening
- High speed wireless internet
- Use of hotel spa and restaurant facilities, gym and swimming pool
- Kids club on hotel premises
The rate excludes:
- Lunch, dinner and snacks – a la carte menu available
- All wines and spirits
- Telephone calls
- Laundry & dry cleaning
- All expenses incurred outside The One Above penthouse
- Meals and drinks in the One&Only
- One&Only spa treatments
What facilities does The One Above have?
Facilities at The One Above include:
- Private gym
- Media centre
- Reading room
- Wine cellar
- Two swimming pools
- Inside & outside dining areas
- Private lift to basement parking
- Internal lift
- Open kitchen
- Guest pantry and coffee bar