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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I celebrated my birthday with a few of my friends here in May, having a bit of a serious tuck in at the Afternoon High Tea. The dining hall, the big glassed off patio and the stunning garden took my breath away. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The food was absolutely incredible (and I do consider myself to... More 

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Liverpool U.K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Mount Nelson for afternoon tea, the hotel is charming , the room where the afternoon tea is served is lovely, the afternoon tea was excellent , huge buffet style selection , delicious savouries and pastries etc, its well worth the visit !!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous historic hotel! Friendly service, gorgeous surroundings and situated at the base of Table Mountain Loved our stay!!!! With the best steakhouse in town across the street, my husband was in 7th heaven. We heartily recommend "the pink lady-Mt Nellie"

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

Thank you so much - we are delighted that you experienced such friendly service and taht you loved our location and gorgeous surroundings so much. We do hope we will have the pleasure of another visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited one Sunday afternoon with friends and the whole experience was beautiful! The hotel itself and ground are stunning, beautiful interior and lovely to walk around. The afternoon tea was out of this world, huge selection of teas to choose from and you can choose a couple of different ones over the course of your afternoon. Our server was... More 

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

Thank you for your delightful review of our Afternoon Tea, from the wide variety of teas on offer, to the attentive wait staff, the generous selection of sweet and savoury delights and of course the opportunity to enjoy our magnificent gardens. We are very pleased you enjoyed it so much. More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were fortunate enough to stay at the Mount Nelson for three days in early August and were very pleased with our choice. The Mount Nelson is an older property currently being transformed to a modern elegant facility as we have seen many others of this genre such as the Beverly Hills Hotel. While not at this standard this property... More 

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

We are delighted that you grew fonder and fonder of our hotel with each passing day, and that you felt more and more at home in your "oasis within the city" - thank you so much for your lovely review. More 

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter spoiled me with the most delicious high tea at Mount Nelson for my birthday. Everything was simply perfect. The savory snacks were delicious and light. The table with the sweet stuff was so exquisite and one better than the other. The scones and cream was some of the best I ever had! The waiter's service was excellent and... More 

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

We are thrilled that you felt so special and also so delighted by your Afternoon Tea experience. We do hope you will be treated to another one soon : ) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for just 2 days on recommendation from a well travelled friend. From start to finish it was a superb experience. Welcomed with a glass of champagne to be told "We have taken the liberty of upgrading your room" (to something straight out of Downton Abbey). Through the idyllic afternoon tea on the terrace. Through to lounging by... 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 lovely review, it is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the outdoor setting for Afternoon Tea and for breakfast on the terrace. And thank you for your compliments on our charming friendly staff. We do hope you will stay here again. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing can beat the Mount Nelson in Cape Town. Itis luxury personified. From the moment one drives through the Massive columns at the entrance through to reception, one feels special. Reception is pure luxury and one is led to a beautiful room with either a view of the montin or one of the city/gardens.' The gardens are peaceul and splendid... 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 detailed review so full of praise and compliments. We are most grateful and we are also delighted that you were made to feel so special during the course of your stay with us. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1. Fantastic location 2. Excellent service 3. Indulgent food 4. Very friendly staff 5. Best hotel grounds ever seen. Breathtaking. Stay here and you will be treated like a movie star. The Mount Nelson does not make you feel out of place or is not stuffy in anyway. Everyone is welcome and no-one will want to leave. There are 5... More 

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

What a wonderful review thank you so much. We love to be called Iconic in the hospitality industry. More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was out third stay at the Mount Nelson and I again everything was perfect. We stayed with three kids in two very nice connected rooms, with a nice balcony facing the Table Mountain. The hotel is great, with a very good service, beautiful garden and pool.. Breakfast and the restaurants in the hotel are very good. A lot 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 lovely review of your family's third stay with. We couldn't agree more with your comment on loving being "far from the madding crowd" of the Waterfront, and yet you are only ten minutes drive away should you wish to visit there. More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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, Gluten Free Options
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family 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
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $339 - $1,001 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#2 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#9 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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