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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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Esher, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this hotel, it has an old world colonial feel with all the mod cons you would expect from a Belmond hotel. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the grounds are amazing, you feel as if you're in the middle of the country as you lie by on of the pools, not in the centre of a... More 

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

We totally agree with you, when staying with us, you feel like you are in an oasis in the city. The ideal place indeed :) More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel with many room options because it consists of several buildings acquired over the years in addition to the main hotel building. All of the staff were outstanding. Food in the Planet dining room was exquisite. Afternoon tea was great, but you have to control yourself to not eat too much of all that is provided! Beautiful grounds and... 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 "The best place to stay in Cape Town and one of the best anywhere in the world". We are delighted that you loved the choice of rooms on offer and that you appreciated our excellent location next to the Company's Gardens. Thank you also for your comments about our outstanding staff and dinner in... More 

Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for the first few days of our honeymoon in Cape Town - it was simply fantastic. Colonial feel, service was exceptional. Food was great and they have a lovely bar that we had a few late nights in! Courtesy car to the Waterfront and up to the Cable Car on Table Mountain which we made use of.... 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 glowing review of your stay with us, highlighting our superb food, service, gardens and swimming pool. We are delighted and look forward to your return. More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a table for 2 for high tea at 1:30 on the 4th and was immediately acknowledged via E- mail and assured of my booking. On arrival, we were really overwhelmed by the grandieur and beauty of the buildings, the interior and the gardens. The weather was perfect to sit outside on the veranda. Our waiter welcomed us and... More 

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

We are coming to the end of our stay and cannot rate this hotel too highly. There are many excellent hotels in Cape Town, but to my knowledge this is the only city centre hotel with outstanding gardens and tennis courts. Of course the history of the hotel and its excellent service are reason enough to chose it, but for... 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 hotel.... and our tennis courts! Along with Barkie, the best tennis coach in the world. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent three nights at the Mount Nelson as part of our anniversary trip and we completely fell in love with the place. We had previously enjoyed high tea at the Mount Nelson and decided there and then that we would like to go back and stay, so two years later, we did. The hotel definitely has... More 

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

We are delighted that you "fell in love" with us and enjoyed "service with a smile" from everyone. Yes, the gardens are magnificent - , isn't it such a treat to know you are in the city centre and yet you feel like you are in a tranquil oasis. We look forward to your return. More 

New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in December 2013 around Christmas The rooms were very well appointed and renovated, despite the long history of the hotel. Our room was in the main building. The bedroom was spacious and the bathroom was outfitted with marble fixtures. On Christmas, we were given holiday cookies and champagne, which was a very nice touch. The gardens of the... 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 comprehensive review. We are delighted that you loved your room, the beautiful gardens, the breakfasts, lunches and the lovely al fresco bar area. We have taken note of your comments where service levels could be more consistent, and we will ensure that when you return, as you say you will,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
10 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say- The Mount Nelson is a timeless classic that everybody should stay in at least once. Have stayed here several times and Nellie never fails. The rooms are excellent (Stayed in the Oasis wing overlooking the Gardens) with large firm beds and large bathroom. The hotel grounds are beautiful and the sculptures change every year. This year... 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, we are delighted that you enjoyed so many of our facilities, including the life size Great White Shark! ... and that you think we are "still the best". Thank you. More 

Secunda, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is very elegant and is just below the table mountain. One side of the hotel is facing the table mountain and the other side beautiful gardens. Parliament and the company gardens are a walking distance from the hotel. The food is excellent and the service is awesome. From the front desk to the restaurants, you get excellent service,... 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 very happy review about our location, our food, our views and our service. We are delighted you so enjoyed your stay with us. More 

London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh my gosh, we just love the Nellie.. We stayed here again after our first stay in 2013 and once again, we could have set up camp for a month or two. Super relaxing, great service and just too Devine to put in words. I know the hotel very well since I lived in Cape Town years ago and now... 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 of our hotel and we are delighted that you love us just as we are, and we are already looking forward to your next visit. 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*
Number of rooms: 198
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Also Known As:
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