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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for the second time recently and was very glad to be back. Anywhere warm coming from cold and wet Britain in March would be nice but the Nellie is a world apart. It can't compete with the most recent additions to the Cape Town hotel scene on the Waterfront if you like your hotels modern and with some bling....

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

After my 4-night stay here, I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Cape Town. Very British in feel. The staff is excellent. The expansive grounds have lots of outdoor seating options and are beautiful. The pool that we used outside of the breakfast area was quiet and relaxing. Our room (517) was the most spacious room I've ever stayed...

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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 detailed and lovely review of your four day stay with us. We are delighted that you would not want to stay anywhere else in Cape Town. We love the fact that you so enjoyed your breakfast overlooking the beautiful gardens as well as your massages in the spa. And yes,...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a lovely, charming hotel! We loved every moment here: from checking in, high tea (amazing, couldn't manage to taste everything!), breakfast. Our room was perfect, tastefully decorated, comfortable bed and with all the amenities you could need. Had dinner twice at Planet and loved the food, wine and service. Actually, what makes MN better than other hotels in Cape...

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

Thank you for your glowing review. We are delighted that you found us to be so charming, especially your room and your bed, the dinners in Planet Restaurant and the attentive friendly service. We look forward to your return.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brunch visit to the Hotel worm farm and herb garden had Coffee on the terrace served with excellence that is the Nellie's reputation. great attention to detail complimentary smacks was sublime service was on point defiantly popping in for the high tea soon

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

Thank you for your lovely review of coffee and croissants on our outdoor terrace.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Visited the Mount Nelson for Evening Tea which was splendid but beware you get masses of food, but what you do not eat you can take away with you. Great setting on the Tea Terrace and the service was brilliant.

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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. Yes, the Evening Tea is lavish, so do come hungry.

Reading, England
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The five star reviews of this hotel are richly deserved. It is a beautiful, old colonial style hotel with friendly and efficient staff. However, I would sound a note of caution. The room safes are there for a purpose. Do use them. We left ours open one day and paid the price. The security people investigated our [not inconsiderable] loss...

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

Thank you for your compliments on our hotel and on our friendly efficient staff. We are naturally very upset to hear of your loss, as we do try in every way possible to let our guests know that they must use the room safes. Our security manager has advised that the room attendant handed in the valuables to security for...

Surrey
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have recently returned from organising a Corporate Incentive trip with a group of top sales people and their partners staying at the Mount Nelson. I loved everything about this stunning hotel from the warm welcome at check-in to the fabulous food, gorgeous bedrooms and all important amazing service. Truly wonderful hotel, will be coming back with the family next...

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

We are delighted that you were so inspired by your incentive trip that you will return with your family. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was superb...Our suite stunning. Breakfast was excellent with a fab view on the terrace. The hotel is well situated for restaurants ,Green square market and near the Jewish quarter if that's of interest. Sadly my only negative and a big negative for our trip was that most of the party (26 out of 30 )suffered badly from cramps...

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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 must also let you know that one of our wings, the Helmsley Wing, is the site of the first Jewish service that ever took place in the Cape and is recognised as a heritage site. We are so sorry that most of you did not feel well during your trip although...

Cape Town
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mount Nelson-affectionately called The Nellie by the locals-is truly Cape Towns Grand Old Dame. Last week my daughter and I had a few days to ourselves and decided to spend some quality girly time.....Spa and High Tea at The Nellie are some of the first things that would come to mind-so this was an easy choice! From the minute...

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

We are delighted that you and your daughter had such a lovely day out at our hotel, enjoying our fabulous Bliss for Tea Spa and Afternoon Tea experience. The price for our rooms varies according to the time of the year so it is always a little higher in our busier months.

Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I passed by at this hotel for visiting someone and have a drink. The hotel is colonial style, very beautiful and cosy. The gardens are beautiful and you can enjoy a drink on their lawns. For a drink is a good place to stay and relax, but is not cheap.

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

Thank you for your review, and we are delighted that you loved our gardens.

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Oasis Bistro
Oasis Bistro
Cuisines: French, European
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: $435 - $786 (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 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#10 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“Interconnecting 408/9 are large, out of the way and have great views.”
mysaddlebags, 2 days ago | Read review
“A walk in the gardens and high tea is recommended”
owenjullies, 4 days ago | Read review
“I stayed in a one bedroom suite. I would choose a room on a higher floor for a better view next time”
maryams, 1 week ago | Read review
“Have the High Tea!”
LuxuryEscapesSA, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Make sure to experience high tea!”
matthewf831, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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