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“Lovely tea service” 5 of 5 stars
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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Ranked #9 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Lovely tea service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We didn't stay in the hotel. So, this review is only for the afternoon tea, which is consistently listed as one of the best in the world. I enjoyed the experience. Unlike most afternoon teas I've been the sandwiches and pastries are served on a giant buffet (rather than the 3 tiered plates). The ambiance was beautiful, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We have just returned from our annual stay at this wonderful hotel, and it gets better and better. We have the same delightful room every year, and only one small point is that the wifi is a bit variable. The warmth and welcome of the staff is completely unsurpassed. It is always a pleasure to have such great interaction too with some of the staff that are not always available to customers e.g the wonderfully knowledgeable gardeners, whose hard work certainly adds to the quality of our stay. This year there are some fantastic sculptures on show in the grounds with a map inviting you to visit them. The Bistro has been revamped for the better. Finally let me say that the service, food and ambiance are quite superb. We hope to be able to make this our holiday destination for many years to come. Thank you Mount Nelson

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lingfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Its definitely best hotel in SA we stayed in. Perfect check in with glass of wine, lovely room, awesome pool and perfect service! And even the sink falling out on my partner legs on our bathroom did not get us out of the mood!!!!:)

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

We didn't stay in the hotel so this review is only for the very-well-known tea service, recommended around Cape Town as one of the bests that you can find.
I am not dying for the tea, but I have to say that th different options I found here, the kind staff, all the different options which came along with the tea (free buffet with zillions of dishes) made me enjoy every second that I spent there. The gardens were also beautiful and everything for a very affordable price
I recommend you to make a reservation first and wear clothes accordingly.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We spent an unforgettable four nights at this wonderful hotel. We were upgraded on arrival to a classic suite which was just the icing on the cake. The staff were very friendly and helpful, we had two excellent meals at the hotel and at my wife's insistence the famous afternoon tea which lived up to its reputation. We will be saving up for another visit!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great rooms, service, food and atmosphere. Would definitely stay here again! Byron, the concierge, was a huge help. Booked us a tour to Cape of Good Hope, etc. for a reasonable price. Also the hotel allows you to use their shuttle car when available. The hotel is also a stop for the Hop On and Off Bus, so that's quite convenient.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The Mount Nelson Hotel is probably the best hotel I have ever stayed in. The setting of the hotel is beautiful, the rooms are gorgeous, the gardens and pool area are immaculate and the food and service is first class. The hotel staff simply couldn't to enough for you and are incredibly friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Address: 76 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 198
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 
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