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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointing for what is supposed to be the premier hotel in Cape Town, & renowned for it's tea. If you are going to offer afternoon tea, then please do it properly....... The sandwiches were not at all good, & who wants, or needs, empanadas & falafel with their tea? The actual tea (drink) was good, but why not serve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Coming here several times a year, it's a heavenly retreat - it's old school, it has history, charm, all the splendor of a grande hotel - with some wonderful and uber-cool innovations like the gorgeous bar, dining area (check the ceiling with the twinkling stars) and a truly amazing chef's table experience that foodies must not miss out on. 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 such a glowing review. We love all the adjectives you use to describe us and we do agree that the bar, restaurant and chef's table are all "must do"experiences at the hotel. We will certainly pass on your compliments to the chefs. More 

Western Cape,South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my High Tea experience at the hotel. It was a lovely relaxed and dignified affair. The sweet items were particularly delicious ( I have a sweet tooth ). After enjoying the scrumptious treats I went for a delightful perambulation in the beautiful gardens and had a few more delectable confections on my return to the Tea Lounge.... More 

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

Thank you so much, we are basking in the warmth of your compliments on our tea, the piano accompaniment and your delightful walk around our gardens. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't experience Cape Town without enjoying high tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson. We went with a big group and they were very accommodating and friendly. The tea is delicious, not to mention the HUGE assortment of desserts, scones, and savory treats.

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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 of our Afternoon Tea as a "must do" in Cape Town. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent afternoon tea. Get a taxi we walked and went though some dodgy areas. Tea is served at 1.30 or 3.30 it may be wise to book at busy times. Service was great by a very charming young man who introduced us to three new teas. The sandwiches, savouries and cakes were mind blowing the scones however were not as... 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 of our Afternoon Tea. We are delighted that you enjoyed the service, the savouries and the sweet treats. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely stay here mixing business with a small bit of pleasure. Very central and easy access to great restaurants and the waterfront. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Looking forward to going back in December. Breakfast was also very good and of course high tea was a treat.

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

Thank you for your to-the-point but oh-so-sweet review, we are so happy that you loved our position, our staff, and our breakfast. We too look forward to seeing you in December. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mount Nelson is a classic Grand Dame. I am not sure if it was an issue with my visit, but I found the overall ambiance rather sad and uninviting. The room was very good, but the common areas are disappointing, as it is the restaurant. Overall, it is not a place where I would happily return. HOTEL - I... More 

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

We are so very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay at our hotel, but at the same time we are very pleased that you loved your room, your view, the housekeeping service and the welcoming front of house staff. Please would you accept our apologies for the lack of friendly service at the bar and the... More 

Trysil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a typical Old Colony style hotel and a nice atmosphere, they hav their own Piano player in the hall and it is beautiful to take a short walk in the garden. The waiters are very professional and treats you royal:-)

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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 of our Afternoon Tea and we do agree that a stroll in the gardens before or after or during tea is a "must". More 

Democratic Republic of the Congo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying at The Mount Nelson in July. Its a great place to be based at in Cape Town for getting to and from other places around the area. We were greeted with glasses of sparkling Cape wine while checking in. We were upgraded into a lovely room. The concierge showed us around the room very... 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 lovely review. We are delighted that you loved the location of the hotel and we do agree that it is perfectly positioned to enjoy all the attractions that the city has to offer. Pleased you loved the breakfast so much too : ) More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is my little slice of heaven on earth. I'd go back. I'd move in if possible. The grounds are stunning. The staff are lovely. The renovated rooms are top very comfortable. The un-renovated rooms quaint but functional (not quite as lovely as the renovated, but still very acceptable).

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

Thank you so much for calling us "a slice of heaven" and for your compliments about the gardens, the staff and our rooms. You have made our day :) More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Oasis Bistro
Oasis Bistro
Cuisines: European, French
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is a timeless and authentic resort hotel located in the heart of Cape Town. With a unique legacy of service excellence based on authentic Cape hospitality, the hotel remains a destination of choice. The hotel's convenient location makes it easy for guests to explore the city centre and its surrounds, and some of South Africa's best beaches. The garden estate setting is an urban sanctuary, complete with two heated swimming pools, rolling lawns, a palm lined avenue and secluded Rose gardens which lend themselves to romance. The abundance of secure wide open space makes families feel at home and encourages children to run free and explore. Several distinctive accommodation wings offer a variety of 198 individually decorated, elegantly appointed rooms and suites. No two rooms are exactly the same, and each annexe offers unique views, mood and style. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has played host to countless weddings and milestone celebrations. The glamorous and contemporary Planet Bar and Restaurant offers guests a true South African gastronomic dinner experience, and the newly refurbished Oasis Bistro offers guests a Mediterranean inspired al fresco breakfast and lunch menu overlooking the family pool and gardens. A daily Afternoon Tea served in the hotel lounge is a signature and not to be missed experience. Extending the emphasis on pleasure is Librisa Spa - a destination day spa boasting eight oversized treatment and shower rooms, separate manicure and pedicure rooms, and a sun-splashed conservatory. Treatments are based on the healing power of touch and incorporate products containing local ingredients. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Address: 76 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: $294 - $735 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 198
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Also Known As:
Mount Nelson Cape Town
Hotel Mount Nelson
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
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#1 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#10 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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