I have stayed several times at the Mount Nelson, and have found all the rooms spacious, elegant and individually furnished. This hotel deserves its fame. The service is always friendly and prompt, and the ambience of the hotel is attractive with a real vibe to it. It seems that every member of staff is conscious of the hotel's status and takes a pride in working there.
The ritual of the afternoon tea is a showpiece, especially if you are served by Sidney. And though I have not experienced the morning version it is worth pointing out that this also exists, as I learned on my most recent visit.
But most of all, I want to praise the quality of the Planet restaurant. We went for a wine and dine dinner, and were delighted with the quality of cooking and presentation of the food. Every dish offers a variety of flavours and textures to delight the palate. This is one of the best two restaurants I have dined at in South Africa. The service is impeccable; you are properly greeted as soon as you enter; and the sommelier is friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful - not a trace of hauteur.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mount Nelson Cape Town
- Hotel Mount Nelson
- Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel Cape Town, South Africa