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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

5.0 of 5 76 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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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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Cape Town
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Two couples celebrating a birthday, we booked the table in the Chef's kitchen for a Friday lunch. Three hours sped by as we feasted on the most exquisite wine and food pairings each introduced by their respective chef's and the sommelier. What a fantastic experience! It felt like being the judges in the grand finale of a cooking competition. Definitely... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent hotel! Two couples from Chicago Illinois and Beaufort S.C. stayed here for 4 nights and had a wonderful experience! Staff was so friendly -thanks to Bradley, Bryon, and Angela as well as the front desk staff and the breakfast staff (Katie) for making our stay so enjoyable! Would highly recommend this place to anyone! The courtesy car was a... More

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

Thank you for your lovely words and especially for naming some of our staff who you felt really made your stay extra special. We do hope you will be coming to visit us again. More

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Capetown for study trip and had very little time to prepare any 'holiday' activities. The hotel has a lot of character with a nice view of table mountain. Although the decor and rooms are a bit older, it always felt comfortable, cozy, and quality. The staff is extremely pleasant and helpful. The food and breakfast bar are... 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 and we are delighted that you were made to feel both comfortable and cosy whilst staying with us. We do agree with you that our location is one of our greatest assets - close to shops, bars, restaurants, museums, art galleries, parks etc and yet one feels like you are in an oasis in... More

Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Mount Nelson visiting friends for a wedding in capetown feb 2013. Due to sick Children (RS - probably from the Aircraft) we had a different vacation then expected (note: hospital is Close and very profesional) The staff and hotel complex during this time was excellent. We had roomservice every day cause of the situation and had late... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review despite the fact that your holiday did not pan out as you had expected. We are happy to hear that you felt that housekeeping were outstanding in helping you through your difficult patch. And thank you also for noting that we are indeed family friendly, as we strive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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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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