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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 2 days ago
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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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

Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic staff on the entire property. We stayed for 3 nights during the World Cup and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Everything about the experience was 5 star. We only ate breakfast there but it was wonderful. Not on the beach but just a quick cab ride to lots of fun. Definitely recommend you treat yourself if you ever get the opportunity... More

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at the Mount Nelson in July. This is without doubt one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at. The attention to detail and the care for guests is exceptional. Food in the Planet is of a very high quality and served sublimely. The afternoon tea is unforgettable and every bit as god as the... More

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

We were delighted to read your excellent review of our hotel, Planet Restaurant and our Afternoon Tea - thank you very much indeed. And yes, even though we do offer a shuttle to the Waterfront, we do believe that there is a plethora of exciting cultural, gourmet, natural and historical things to do and see right on our doorstep. More

Manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here on business in November 2013 and it was great experience. The team on reception were so helpful - even arranging for me to be able to stay in my room for an extra night after my flight was cancelled! The rooms and decor are more traditional, but it is a historical building so expected this, and appreciated... More

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

Thank you for your lovely post and we are delighted that you found our staff to be so helpful and friendly and that you enjoyed the spa, the swimming pool and the peace and quiet that the hotel grounds offer. We might beg to differ about the need for a cab - the hotel is very close to an astounding... More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently celebrated her 50th birthday at the Mount Nelson. After a nine hour flight from Dubai, we arrived to be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine on check in and the news we had been upgraded to a Junior Suite - a great start. Our room was HUGE and very comfortable, however, with peeling paint... 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 your review. We really do appreciate receiving feedback from our guests. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your complimentary upgrade to a suite and that you found our staff to be friendly and professional. On the other hand we are sorry to hear that you thought your room was tired... More

Essex
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have just enjoyed four wonderful nights at the Mount Nelson hotel. We were upgraded to a junior suite (room 218) which was delightful and provided us with lovely views over the beautiful garden and terrace. The service from all staff was always friendly, personal and professional. The buffet Breakfast choices were extremely comprehensive ranging from oysters... More

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

Thank you very much for writing such a lovely review about your stay at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. We are very happy to hear that you found our staff to be so accommodating and that you appreciated the complimentary upgrade with expansive views over our gardens and the complimentary shuttle service around town. Yes,we do have to agree with you... More

York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had 5 weeks holiday in the Cape staying in various places but on our trip made the best choice and to have the afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson. This was an excellent choice in its own right.Because of this we made the decision to spend time at this unique hotel. Booking in was a slight hurdle to be truthful... More

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Davmar5, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review and for choosing to stay at our hotel during your holiday in Cape Town. Our apologies that you had a slightly bumpy start with regards to your room reservation. The hotel works off a Best Available Rate plan that results in flexible pricing based on... More

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highest levels of luxury and service. I checked in at night. Complimentary room upgrade. The next morning, the (new) staff called me by my name. Wonderful place. Breakfast buffet is an embarrassment of riches.

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review with us. We hope to welcome you back to Cape Town again soon. Warm regards, Louise Pheiffer (on behalf of our General Manager, Xavier Lablaude) More

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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the Mount Nelson for its superb and well renowned high tea but this was the first time I have had a chance to stay there. It was a great experience. I have to say they have maintained an old building and hotel very well. The rooms have all the mod cons fitted but still maintains the feel... More

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SurajShah, Thank you for your wonderful review and for recommending the hotel. The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is over 115 year old, and we strive to keep this Grand Dame in good shape for many generations still to come. We hope that she will provide guests with experiences of many more lifetimes...! Warm regards Louise Pheiffer (on behalf of... 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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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#3 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central #4 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central #8 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central #12 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central #16 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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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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