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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attentive, genuine welcome to discreet service staff; breakfast is a leisure affair on the patio - rooms offer every creature comfort; taking part in the high tea is a must-booking essential! you spend at least one morning after breakfast relaxing around the pool area.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Mount Nelson isn't a perfect hotel, but it comes awfully close. After an exhausting 22-hour trip to Cape Town, we were welcomed by a very gracious staff member who walked us to our suite - an upgrade to a suite, which definitely started things off on a good footing. The room was spacious and beautifully decorated (My daughter and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a beautiful Cape Town day we enjoyed a really grand and stylish High Tea. We were served an amazing selection of savories, which were followed by warm melt in the mouth Scones... All this while sipping a glass of sparkling wine. The tea menu is excellent, and the cake table has everything you could think of. The whole experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My parents and I stayed here for a few days and we absolutely loved the hotel. The facilities were gorgeous and well maintained. The high tea was incredible, though I would recommend making a reservation. The staff is friendly and helpful. I have no complaints and would fully recommend this hotel. One of the most beautiful hotels I have ever... More 

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

Thank you so much for saying that we are one of the most beautiful hotels you have ever stayed in, we are delighted. More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everyone told me that the Mount Nelson was a great hotel and it lived up to the hype. It's in a great location - a close walk to some really good restaurants and bars. It's got a great feel - really old and a little funky while still elegant. The tea service in the afternoon and evening is great. The... More 

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

Yes we do agree with you that it is difficult to beat our location and that there is no better tennis coach than the most fabulous Barkie. We also just love your description of us as "a little funky whilst still elegant" - we certainly can live with that :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From arrival, valet parking, reception, room, service, meals and everything, really a slick operation. Everybody seems laid back, meals amazing, specially breakfast and lunch at the Oasis Bistro. Except for Afternoon Tea, where we seemed to be forgotten by the staff, it was a SUPERB stay.

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

We are delighted that you loved your "Hassle free" stay with us, and we hope you had a good relaxing break. More 

Warsaw, Poland
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28 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a full week here for a summit. Although there may be hotels with better, more state of the art conference facilities, the Mount Nelson beats them all with its laid back atmosphere. Wonderful garden with lot of seats and corners for quiet talks with business partners. The pool is great with a spacious meadow around. The rooms are good.... 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 we love the fact that you find us to be wonderfully laidback. It seems you took full advantage of the gardens and the pool and walking in the neighbourhood. We do hope to see you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I and two colleagues, Mr McGing and Mr Carro, had the pleasure to stay at the wonderful Mount Nelson from the 21st to the 26th of March 2015 As this was not my first visit to CPT and having stayed at the Bay Hotel and the Twelve Apostles amongst other 5 star establishments, expectations were running high and I'm pleased... 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 such a long review, full of praise for our hotel and for naming all the staff who stood out for you, we really do appreciate it. And we look forward to your next visit. More 

Denver, Colorado
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved staying at this wonderful reminder of the past. The staff was exceptional , remembering our names and room numbers the minuet we walked to the front desk. Lots of smiles , and always a friendly greeting. High tea is a special treat , done in the traditional elegant manner, with a wonderful tower of savories and sweets. Many... 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 particularly for your comments about our exceptional staff. And yes, we do agree that there is fabulous shopping to be done on our doorstep :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival we were greeted with warmth and professionalism. Up graded on our accomodation which came as a very pleasant surprise. We experienced the afternoon tea which proved very good value and quality. Nothing was to much trouble from all levels of staff.

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We are delighted that you loved your stay with us so much, especially the welcoming warmth and professionalism of our staff. More 

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