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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your busy Cape Town sightseeing schedule won’t allow the couple of leisure hours that high tea (tea and a superabundance of finger sandwiches, cakes, petits-fours, fresh fruits and other small delights) at the Mount Nelson Hotel deserves (or if you just want to avoid the caloric intake it involves), here’s an alternative: take a taxi (cheap in Cape Town,...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

It's got it's own smell - all pink - surrounded by a private park, in downtown. Awesome place! You only miss flamingos. Pool pool pool fancy breakfast. Sun set. Table mountain outside your window. Sun sets...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is great for business trip and business events however barely spending time in such an elegant, welcoming and comfortable hotel ambience after long days of meetings and events made me really want to come back and enjoy it fully. This is a quite big hotel with very professional and welcoming staff. From the hotel drivers who are always...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is majestic in every way , classy and luxurious leave with a friendly team to match it all. The food is really exquisite and breakfast menu rich and varied. Only drawback is that the location is a bit far from the waterfront 10 minutes by car taking traffic into account

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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 our hotel, our friendly staff and the "exquisite" food.

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The public areas of the hotel are beautifully landscaped and generally lovely (despite the size of the place and labyrinth floor plan). The staff is friendly and helpful; breakfasts were wonderful. But, our room was very small; we found someone else's soiled underwear in a drawer; we had coffee and cups but no coffee maker; then the next day we...

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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 your review and for your compliments on the property, as well as our staff and the delicious breakfasts. Please would you accept our sincere apologies for the haphazard housekeeping service you experienced. We did have a couple of group bookings in February however guests generally find that the layout of the hotel...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely hotel beautiful gardens we sat outside in the sunshine and had champagne and hot tapas - delicious!!! Everything was extremely British, the service was exceptional, nothing was too much trouble just wish we were staying there!!!!

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

Please do come and stay with us next time ; ) Thank you for your lovely review - we must admit that enjoying delicious food and bubbles on our outdoor terrace overlooking the hotel gardens has to be one of the more enjoyable and relaxing things to do in the city.

Kansas City
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived for our tea. This is a beautiful historic hotel. The ambiance was wonderful. There were bouquets of roses decorating the dining area. The dessert table was beautifully set. There was a vast selection of teas. You may also opt for sparkling wine. I had the basic bubbly; it was okay but not great. I should have upgraded for...

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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 our Afternoon Tea and we are delighted that you loved the fabulously big bowl of roses which has become a signature feature on our Windsor Table.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Belmont Mount Nelson Hotel for 4 nights. It is a grand 5 star quality hotel but the added wings to the hotel made navigation to and from our room a maze and sometimes a nightmare. Food was good but not great. Location was excellent and made it easy to move around Cape Town. I would stay there...

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

We are delighted that you would stay here again and we have taken note of your comments about finding your way around the hotel, thanks for bringing it to our attention. We do agree that our location is just the best for exploring the many attractions of our beautiful city.

Milton Keynes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel, super location, great staff. Just returned from a lovely 6 days at the Belmond Nelson. We stayed in one of the 'adults only poolside' cottages - these rooms are really special. The hotel is old colonial style, but extremely well maintained. The breakfast is first class, sitting on the veranda overlooking the pristine lawn eating breakfast is a...

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

Thank you so much for your glowing review of your six day stay with us. We do agree that the location is just the best for exploring the many attractions of Cape Town and we are delighted that you found our staff to be so fabulous, as well as your poolside cottage and the wonderful breakfast, enjoyed al fresco.

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this hotel for afternoon tea and have to say it was the very best afternoon tea experience I have ever had! We were treated as honoured guests and nothing was too much trouble. The savouries were great, the scones and cream were great but the cake table was to die for. Coulee not manage to eat all our eyes...

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

Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted that you had the best afternoon tea experience ever.

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Oasis Bistro
Oasis Bistro
Cuisines: European, French
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: ₹ 28,046 - ₹ 50,121 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“The poolside cottages are ideal if you like a quiet room that walks directly out to the peaceful and secluded adults only pool.”
 of 5 bubbles patter5001, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overloking the pool were very nice, not sunny in afternoon though.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelsnowy, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view...and a big one at that!”
 of 5 bubbles WorldTravelerAsia, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“In the old part of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles watchman2015, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a room overlooking the terrace”
 of 5 bubbles cbhoward, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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