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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   76 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An overnight stay at one of Cape Town's finest hotels made us proud to be Capetonians. After an afternoon at the spa and then sundowners on the terrace, we ventured into the gorgeous Planet Bar for a brandy and tapas experience. A cheese fondue at The Planet Restaurant, and an opportunity to chat to their chef, Rudi Liebenberg, made the... More

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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted that you so enjoyed your stay with us that you felt extra proud to be Capetonian. It is true that locals do often treat themselves to a night at The Nellie, especially with our winter special offers which are valid until the end of September. And as you say, it gives you a good chance to enjoy... More

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s always good to cross the equator when the weather gets chillier up here, however, there are few destinations that cater to all ones travel needs like South Africa. Only in Cape Town can you find a place to stay like Mount Nelson Hotel. An imperial formerly business-minded hotel turned into a boutique hotel without compromising its original design or... More

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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very gracious review of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. We are so happy that you felt that we looked after every aspect of your travel needs whilst you were staying with us. We do hope that you will be "crossing the Equator" to visit us again. More

Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers the most unique and incredible experience of Cape Town...the hotel itself is AWESOME...beautiful, charming & architecturally unique....but the thing that makes the Mount Nelson SPECIAL...with capital letters is the staff...who fell over backwards & did somersaults to make our stay a once in a life time experience!! The Head Concierge the charismatic & eager... More

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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. We are delighted to know that our staff were instrumental in making your stay a "once in a lifetime experience" and we do hope to see you again soon. More

Hermanus, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A winter package for a wine and dine evening was turned into a weekend of unashamed luxury at this very grand old hotel. Old it may be but it is an elegant and beautiful hotel in this beautiful city. The service is impeccable and the staff are immediately available to do one's bidding. We had one of the original rooms... More

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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review of our hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay - the service, your room, the cuisine, the bar, the gardens and the perfect location. We do look forward to your next visit. More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Are you looking for a true return in the past. This hotel is amazingly decadent British colonial time, yet modern with an excellent service and a permanent attention to your needs. Location is very central. Breakfast are awesome.

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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you were made to feel so special and that you enjoyed our great location. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was beautiful, the food outstanding, the wine exquisite. Chef Rudi deserves a medal. But the best thing (again) about this hotel and restaurant remains the staff. Attentive, helpful, courteous. Always there when you need them, invisible when you don't. Beautiful grounds to take a walk in, just down the road from vibrant Long Street, short walk to the... More

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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and especially for commending our service, our cuisine and our great location, all three aspects in which we take great pride. More

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3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our film production team stayed there, quiet, tranquil, elegant, great food, great staff and the tennis pro Barkie was amazing! We played three times, once in the rain and he was completely generous and gracious. I highly recommend this hotel.

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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

We will let Barkie,the tennis coach, know that you found him amazing. And we love it that you had the chance to play tennis three times in the middle of our Cape winter. More

Munich, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each time I go there I'm treated like a princess! The view is always stunning, staff are excellent and helpful. One of the reasons we go there is because they're the only good hotel with a tennis court. The coach is great just the courts needs an upgrade.

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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Princess, We love the fact that you are using our tennis courts and our fabulous coach ... and the fact that you could enjoy a lovely game of tennis in the middle of our winter. More

Munich, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend our mini-moon at this hotel after getting married in South Africa. Champagne on arrival and staff that were über attentive was just a tip off the iceberg at this hotel. Once they found out that we'd just got married, we were upgraded (at no extra cost!) to a honeymoon suite (the honeymoon suites even have their own elevator!)... More

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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review and we are very happy to have helped your marriage get off to a good start! Yes we do agree with you that it is the best of both worlds to be so centrally located and yet surrounded by the expansive gardens which give the impression of being in an "oasis in the middle... More

Horsham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for three nights during a trip to South Africa in February. We were located in a wing which appeared to have been recently refurbished and was very pleasant and comfortable. The buffet breakfasts by the pool were a highlight although for swimming we preferred the pool tucked away by the cottages. There is a pleasant old world... More

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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, the Green Park wing has been recently refurbished and we love the fresh new look too. It is indeed a pleasure to have two pools on the property - one that is bigger and busier next to the Oasis Bistro and the other pool tucked away, more secluded and discreet. We also love... More

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Address: 76 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel 5*
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Set in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, Mount Nelson Hotel offers easy access to all that’s happening in this dynamic city. Enjoying a superb location at the foot of Table Mountain, and just a short stroll from downtown, Mount Nelson Hotel offers the perfect combination of leafy tranquillity and contemporary buzz.Whether dining on exotic Cape cuisine, soaking up the sun on any of the stunning beaches nearby or getting ready to stroll down fashionable Kloof Street, guests have the ideal central base from which to discover this exhilarating city. ... more   less 
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