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Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town

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76 Orange Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#5 of 127 hotels in Cape Town Central
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.4
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Welcome to Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel, an oasis of calm, within Cape Town's beating heart. We invite you to relax in our iconic pink buildings, airy rooms and dreamy gardens. Enjoy five star service, imaginative local cuisine, nourishing spa treatments and eye-catching artworks. 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Neck massage
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Classic
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Afrikaans and 2 more
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LuganoPirate wrote a review Yesterday
Lugano71 contributions45 helpful votes
I consider this hotel to be my Cape Town home, and love every aspect of staying here. From the friendliness of the staff, to the comfort of the room, there is nothing not to like and I keep returning. Being winter I could not make full use of the garden as I usually do, but i was able to have a swim in the heated pool which was very comfortable and enjoyable. I was also delighted they have bought back, under the new hotel director, the Sunday Brunch. This was always popular and as always the food, service, music and ambience were all first class. I like the small touches in the room, from a "Pink Gin" to the bottle of water provided each evening at turndown. I appreciate also the fast internet which can also be sued on multiple devices. Also included in the room is a welcome back with a useful guide to the hotel and a small book on the hotel's tress and plants. What's not to like? In all honesty nothing at all and I can recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a luxurious stay in a hotel full of elegance and charm.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dearest Lugano Pirate I absolutely love that name! Thank you kindly for coming back to The Nellie and thank you for your friendship - we all love having your presence and we shall keep on working to constantly improve our services and facilities - while keeping our beloved staff Wish you a pleasant trip back home and we look forward to have you back coming Summer Warm regards t Tiago Sarmento General Manager Mount Nelson Hotel
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jprince2022 wrote a review Aug 17
Cardiff, United Kingdom1 contribution
What an amazing Hotel in the heart of Cape Town. The Staff are amazing and go over and above to make you feel at home. Breakfast was brilliant & afternoon tea lived up to the reputation. The Gym & Spa was also top notch.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Thank you jprince2022 Thanks very much for your visit and I am so happy that you enjoyed the resort! Thank you also for sharing this five star rating - we feel very humbled about it Warm regards t Tiago Sarmento General Manager Mount Nelson Hotel
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Traveller wrote a review Aug 15
Johannesburg, South Africa10 contributions6 helpful votes
A beautiful gem in the city with excellent service , attention to detail and comfort you’d expect from Belmond. Staff took time to check in and make each guest feel acknowledged. Service was excellent and staff were friendly and attentive. Gardens are immaculate and dining was beautiful.
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you Sherpa! Loved it that you loved it! Wish you a great day t Tiago Sarmento General Manager Mount Nelson Hotel
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Leemike1 wrote a review Aug 12
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
What a wonderful stay. From check in to departure, the time was filled with delightful memories of outstanding guest interactions, good food and wine and a memorable location. We couldn’t fault anything about our stay.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mr Lee Thank you so very much for your review and from coming from so far away and staying at The Nellie! We wish you nothing but amazing moments Warm regards Tiago Sarmento General Manager Mount Nelson Hotel
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Marc S wrote a review Aug 9
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Two days and two nights here and I only wish I could have stayed longer. Comfortable room and bed with a great shower. Room is well stocked and bottled water is replenished twice daily. Restaurant staff, housekeeping and valet are all great providing efficient service with a smile. Concierge was helpful when needed and nobody ever gives the impression of being put out by your needs. Lovely gardens, opulent lobby, comfortable bar and breakfast at the Oasis Bistro is not to be missed! A jewel of a hotel in Cape Town.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Marc S for taking your time to write this review We appreciate it truly as well as your visit and attention to details. Warm regards t Tiago Sarmento General Manager Mount Nelson Hotel
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Navigator11270723247 wrote a review Aug 6
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Out first long haul as a family, and a friendly, spectacular, and cosy place to start. This is a special place. I’ll first include key words that will help other families :-). Kids! Child! Children! Family! Done! We normally plan years in advance for a long haul, and with friends granular detail. But that was before kids. And before covid. Our first long haul in 10 years, and our first with kids (6 and 8 years old) brought us here, with little planning… Absolutely, spectacularly, impressively, amazing. Everyone super friendly, everything super nice. If you are wavering or tempted, book. :-)
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Navigator I am so happy you have a great time, and I hope you were able to use the kids club too! Right not open during the weekend and as summer comes, opens daily! Glad you came all this way to visit Cape Town! Wish you only the best Warm regards t Tiago Sarmento General Manager Mount Nelson Hotel
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Rashida R wrote a review Aug 5
George, South Africa3 contributions2 helpful votes
It was fantastic high tea at Belmont mount Nelson hotel. The staff was friendly and the service was excellent. Will definitely go back. Even the hotel room was very clean and nice. Enjoyed our stay there. Staff are very knowledgeable in the history of the hotel too. Loved it.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Rashida R I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your room as well as the afternoon tea experience! You will welcome back anytime! Warm regards t Tiago Sarmento General Manager Mount Nelson Hotel
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Pamela C wrote a review Aug 3
Santa Cruz, California12 contributions1 helpful vote
What a wonderful experience. The hotel is over 100 years old and in fabulous condition. The suite we stayed in was lovely as was the food. Make sure and try the high tea. Gardens are amazing and should be experienced. Top of the list is the phenomenal service. A special thank you to Lorenzo. The best concierge ever. Mt Nelson Hotel in Cape Town is a must to experience. Oh yes, the hotel black kitty was the cherry on top!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Pamela C Thank you so very much or taking your time to write this - it means so much to us. I loved how you enjoyed the resort and in particular, thank you kindly for recognizing Lorenzo - he is a super star who I am most proud of working with - Lorenzo will be properly rewarded financially following your review! Warm regards Tiago Sarmento General Manager Mount Nelson Hotel
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643corinne wrote a review Aug 2
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This feels like country clubs or luxe hotels from when I was growing up and I loved that. Tradition vs. attempting to be to modern works for me. The feeling is more like "old" money than new money. It was all very relaxing.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Thank you very much 643corinne for your review and I am glad you enjoyed the style of the Nellie We wish you a beautiful August t Tiago Sarmento General Manager Mount Nelson Hotel
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Riq R wrote a review Aug 1
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The Mount Nelson Hotel housed a 65'th Birthday party in celebration of our Aunt. The party was held in the Planet room and conservatory, and oh boy it was absolutely breathtaking to say the least! Our function was a high tea and the different types of teas on offer proved tantalizing to our taste buds. The staff were friendly and amazing. Not only did they display a deep knowledge of each of the teas and snacks on offer, but went above and beyond to cater to each of our guests needs and requests. In particular, Jeremy gave us an in depth explanation of the Hotel's history and his warm disposition made us feel right at home and very welcome. Archie too was a great host to our party and explained everything with much passion and zest. We were thoroughly satisfied by the warm welcome and friendly service received. highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear Riezraw Many thanks for your feedback and we love seeing that you had a great time during the private high tea! 65 years is definitely a date to celebrate in style and with the loved ones! I feel extremely proud of Jeremy and Archie - thank you for recognising them / they will be financially rewarded following your review. Wish you an extraordinary week Warm regards t Tiago Sarmento General Manager Mount Nelson Hotel
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$587 - $671 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town CentralCity Bowl
NUMBER OF ROOMS
198
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town
Which popular attractions are close to Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town?
Nearby attractions include Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre (0.2 miles), Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium (0.3 miles), and The Labia (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miller's Thumb, The Black Sheep Restaurant, and Thali.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town have airport transportation?
Yes, Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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