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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

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Manchester
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at the Mount Nelson at the end of our visit to Cape Town, wished we had booked more days! This hotel is nestled in the centre of cape town but you would not know it from the beautiful grounds and garden, very peaceful. It also has the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain and the Company's Gardens close by. Kloof... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful afternoon tea here in the indoor terrace. Not cheap by local standards (R295pp), but excellent value - we skipped lunch before and dinner afterwards to be able to do justice both to the savouries and the fantastic array of cakes and biscuits that are available for unlimited self-selection. Great ritualistic tea-making and fine service.

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

Thank you so much for this lovely review and we are so pleased that you found our Afternoon Tea to be a valuable and delightful experience. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights and loved the hotel. The location is excellent, with restaurant and shops outside the back gate or a short taxi ride to other locations. Taking taxis was easy and inexpensive, not a problem at all. The rooms are updated and comfortable, and the staff is over the top wonderful. Every member of the staff... More 

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

And we look forward to your return! We do agree that our location is just perfect for discovering the sights and attractions of Cape Town and we are delighted that you loved our new rooms as well as the charming service from our staff. Thank you so much. More 

Halmstad, Sweden
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A five star hotel offering upgrades, fantastic scenery with Table Mountain in the background. The afternoons tea is a must as this has been a tradition for over 100 years. The restaurant & bar has a wide selection with fresh produce & what an experience. A well mangled concierge desk will take care of all your traveling arrangements & yours... More 

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

We just love the last sentence of your review and are delighted that your stay was relaxing and memorable. Thank you so much for your compliments. More 

Sandbach, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have come here a number of times when visiting Cape Town & it never disappoints. Before you start have a wide choice of teas to opt for. A change this time was that the savouries came on a cake stand which was then followed by scones. Make sure though that you leave plenty of room for the cakes. An amazing... 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 so happy that our Afternoon Tea continues to delight you. More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have being staying at the Mount Nelson since 1986 and it just gets better. The staff are amazing and cannot do enough for you. Centrally based and with a car service available 24 hours to take you to were ever you want. It is 5 star in everyway 5 Star service stunning rooms a must when in the Cape.

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

How lovely that you have been coming to stay with us for over 30 years! Thank you so much for your very loyal support. More 

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was upgraded to a one-bedroom suite, which was very lovely and spacious room, and had a small balcony overlooking a courtyard with a fountain, with excellent bathroom. The grounds and common areas of the hotel are beautiful. Terrific breakfast buffet, with omelets etc to order, and the dinner I had at the restaurant was very tasty, with excellent service.... 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 do agree that the hotel is very conveniently located to enjoy the sights and attractions of Cape Town. We are also so happy that you loved your dinner in Planet Restaurant and that the staff "could not have been nicer". Many thanks. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Were to start. It's very difficult to write a balanced review of this Hotel as there is barely a single thing that wasn't absolutely amazing. The wonderfully helpful and professional staff. The friendly welcome. The "to die for" afternoon tea, where it is surely easy to not have to eat for a week afterwards. The beautiful gardens. And all the... 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 the peace and the ambience of the hotel, as well as the friendly service, thank you so much for the compliments. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Afternoon Tea at the Mount Nelson is on my holiday itinerary each time I visit Cape Town. It's a truly wonderful experience. Fabulous food, a great tea selection and of course, Champagne to seal the deal. I absolutely love it here. Very relaxed. Beautiful gardens to walk around after tea. Super super recommend you indulge yourselves. 🍰🍾🍮☕️🍸

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

What can we say, thank you so much, and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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191 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I treated myself to one night at the Mount Nelson. I have had afternoon tea and drinks before, but never stayed. It was a wonderful experience. I was offered an upgrade on check in for a small fee, which I decided to take. I then relaxed in my junior suite with a mountain view, with a small balcony to enjoy... 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 of your stay with us. We are so happy that you loved your room, your views and the bathroom with all the Charlotte Rhys goodies and big fluffy towels :) More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • 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
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $345 - $1,038 (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
#2 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#8 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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