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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

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76 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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New Delhi
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69 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You are in the city but will never know it once you are in this hotel. Super service. A fantastic team at the reception and rooms that take you back in time and remind you of what luxury can be. The restaurants are good and the gardens are the kind you would want to walk through if not laze in.... 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 fabulous review. We are glowing with delight from your compliments about our service, our gardens and our location, and of course the fact that you say it is one of the nicest hotels you have ever stayed in. Thank you again. More 

Glasgow, Scotland
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28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has wonderful old world charm highlighted by the Afternoon Tea service which is a Cape Town institution. The service and staff were top class throughout. Their ability to conjure up hot food at the bar at all times of day was particularly pleasing. The suite I had complete with balcony was massive and the bed extremely comfortable.

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed our old world charm, as well as your fabulous bed and the views from your balcony. We do hope to see you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely colonial style hotel has lots of class and elegance. The public rooms are very tastefully decorated as are the bedrooms. The afternoon tea is an absolute must and is a rival to all the big names in London etc . The tea is incredible value for money.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are very happy to be described as classy and elegant : ) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here in January and what a wonderful hotel Service was brilliant and the hotel is of a superior standard The bar and restaurant are Edwardian and lovely It is very close to all Cape Town hot spots and would definitely be staying at this hotel again And added bonus a great steak house nelson eye is in walking distance

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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 and we are delighted that you will be staying with us again. Yes, we are very close to all Cape Town hot spots, which is a big bonus. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You cannot make a trip to SA without coming to the Mount Nelson. High Tea is a MUST. Make a reservation ahead of time. Get ready to be treated like a QUEEN or KING and eat delectable mini sandwiches, cream puffs, macaroons, pies and try teas from 36 countries from around the world. I went on Easter Sunday and wow... More 

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

Thank you for your glowing review of our Afternoon Tea as well as your stay at The Nellie, from the rooms and the fitness centre to the outdoor art and the swimming pools, seems you loved it all. Thank you again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is a first class hotel in central Capetown with views of Tablerock Mountain. Staff are friendly and helpful. Being an older building it was fun wandering around the winding halls and finding unexpected venues. The grounds are park like. The outdoor pool is heated and wonderful. The room was well-appointed. The gym was somewhat spartan and many of the... More 

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

Thank you for your review - we love the fact that you enjoyed wandering around the corridors and wings of our lovely hotel, finding unexpected rooms and treasures. More 

Burr Ridge, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Visited Cape Town in late April. Stayed at the Mt. Nelson for 3 nights. Our stay was lovely. The room was large and airy with wonderful beds and bed linens..truly felt like home. The staff was outstanding especially the front desk staff. They easily accommodated our every question, logistic needs and easy conversation. We would recommend the hotel without hesitation.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are delighted that you noticed the extra large size of the beds and the quality of the linen, and that it made you feel like home. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Our entire experience at the Mount Nelson was magical. All of the staff were so welcoming and made us feel very comfortable. All the staff had been told it was my birthday and I was treated like royalty! Thank you for making my birthday so special. We had massages in the spa which were amazing, dined at the Chef's Table... More 

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

Thank you for your "magical" review of our hotel and we are thrilled that our staff made you feel like royalty on your birthday. We are also delighted that you tried our fabulous Chef's Table in the heart of the hotel kitchens. More 

New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stayed for 4 days. The rooms are absolutely superb and very spacious. The bathroom is also huge. The breakfast has a lovely spread. Wonderful and very efficient staff. A very regal hotel andakes you feel like royalty.

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

Thank you for your lovely review - we are delighted that you loved your room and your bathroom, as well as the wonderful breakfasts - so much so, that you felt like royalty! We do hope to see you again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

An old grand dame of Cape Town . Still lovely, still have high tea, still have beautiful furnishings. The breakfast buffet is varied and you have a myriad of choices to cater for every taste. A good hotel to visit. The view on table mountain is really beautiful.

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

Thank you for your much appreciated short and sweet review - we are delighted that you find us to be "still so lovely" :) More 

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