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76 Orange Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#20 of 123 hotels in Cape Town Central
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Welcome to Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, in Cape Town’s buzzing heart. We invite you to relax in our iconic pink buildings, airy rooms and dreamy gardens. Enjoy imaginative local cuisine, nourishing spa treatments and eye-catching artworks. Captivating visitors since 1899, Cape Town’s iconic resort hotel is a tranquil hideaway just moments from the city’s buzzing heart. Our 198 individually designed rooms and suites and a host of fabulous facilities appeal equally to romantic couples, families or adventurous groups. Stroll through our expansive gardens, take a tree tour or browse the outdoor sculpture exhibition. Discover the hotel’s history, art and culture on self-guided tours. Enjoy imaginative cuisine in our restaurants and soothing bliss at the spa. Just beyond our gates lies the pulsating city, with stunning beaches and historic hotspots moments away. Forever watching over the hotel is Table Mountain, another wondrous Cape Town landmark.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
24-hour security
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour check-in
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Private balcony
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Jobbie270 wrote a review May 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa16 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice memories of this historical hotel. Sitting on the veranda overlooking the beautiful garden while having one of the best high-tea’s in the world. Or just going for cocktails and bunblies. Always good. See you on the other side after the lockdown.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
S F wrote a review Apr 2020
Vancouver, Canada110 contributions32 helpful votes
The Mount Nelson takes a place alongside the legendary hotels such as The Savoy, The Ritz, The Waldorf, The Peninsula et al, which are known around the world not only for their elegance & excellence but also for the people who have stayed there, & the political moments & political actors who have been at these hotels while they were shaping particular political & sociocultural events. Cape Town’s Mount Nelson, sometimes referred to as The Nellie, by some locals & journalists then covered the dying days of the apartheid regime, is an outstanding example. Winnie Mandela used to stay there when she flew from Johannesburg to Cape Town to visit her then husband, then imprisoned, Nelson Mandela. The hotel’s website notes that the man who was the icon of the revolution which changed South Africa from a state which excluded black citizens from having any political power at all to a democratic state, where all were allowed to vote in 1994, had a favourite table, which one can sit at & too enjoy the delicious food Mandela did. I have been there many times, especially while covering the civil unrest which brought Mandela to power, as many influential figures stayed or met there, as it was often the place plans were made & deals brokered. My times at the MN also included attending the wonderful marriage & reception of one of my best friends. John Lennon, the cultural revolutionary, is said to have mediated in the MN’s enchanting garden, set, like the pink painted hotel built at the end of the 1800s, in CT’s wonderful leafy area called the Gardens, which also houses Parliament. The MN has a number of places to eat & drink. The Lord Nelson, its main dinning room, where dishes like Beef Wellington are served as well as dishes such as Springbok, which is the meat of a kind of buck. There is also the Oasis, located alongside the pool, where one can eat lighter meals. There is also The Planet Bar, My favorite was to go for its English Afternoon tea. High Tea has always been a favorite meal of mine & the one served at the MN is one of the best I have had. The rare beef, smoked salmon & egg mayonnaise finger sandwiches are truly delicious, as are the freshly baked scones. If one likes an English tea, this is certainly a place to have one. The MN also has a spa, which is in keeping with the quality & excellence of the entire establishment. Sadly the MN takes it place alongside those legendary hotels, which have had to close their doors in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic & the government restrictions on the hospitality industry which have come in its wake. Its sadness at it closure is expressed on its website with the wish to soon be able to welcome guests back again. Posted by S Fuller
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Responded Apr 16, 2020
What a delightful review, and how delighted we are to know that we have helped to shape so many happy memories for you. Thank you for sharing these with us, and of course we sincerely wish that we will be welcoming you back here again, soon.
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822muniraha wrote a review Apr 2020
Montreal, Canada9 contributions3 helpful votes
What better way to spoil friends on a Sunday afternoon. Great champagne and a tantalizing array of dessert choices. The scones were as good as at Browns in London. Sandwiches perhaps a little disappointing. Elegantly served on the terrace. Viva South Africa 🇿🇦
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Responded Apr 16, 2020
Love to hear that our scones are as good as Browns in London, thank you so much.
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The Gym Lad wrote a review Apr 2020
St. Catharines, Canada440 contributions64 helpful votes
Very good hotel, but also expensive. The hotel is in the center of the mountain. I could see it directly from Table Mountain. Our room was huge. We arrived a bit early and our rooms were not ready, so we were taken to the Oasis restaurant and sat on the terrace overlooking the pool for a buffet breakfast until the rooms became available. The service was excellent.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Responded Apr 7, 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are delighted that you loved the magnificent views of Table Mountain, your spacious room, and the excellent service at the hotel.
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DrillerBurlington wrote a review Apr 2020
Burlington, Canada449 contributions115 helpful votes
Relaxing and elegant: a perfect place to unwind and to begin a trip in South Africa. Everything and everyone was calm and refined. Our suite was large, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Relaxing on the terrace in the evening with a cocktail was perfect. We had several meals in the hotel and the food, service and atmosphere were all very nice.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Try for a room overlooking the garden/ pool area.
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Response from gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Responded Apr 7, 2020
Thank you for your lovely review and special words about our hotel - the ambience, your room, the service, the cuisine and the of course cocktails on the terrace.Thank you so much.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel?
Nearby attractions include South African Jewish Museum (0.3 miles), Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre (0.1 miles), and Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miller's Thumb, Thali, and Nelson's Eye.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (0.6 miles), City Hall (0.4 miles), and Irma Stern Museum (3.6 miles).