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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

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Glasgow, Scotland
Reviewed 14 June 2015

This hotel has wonderful old world charm highlighted by the Afternoon Tea service which is a Cape Town institution. The service and staff were top class throughout. Their ability to conjure up hot food at the bar at all times of day was particularly pleasing. The suite I had complete with balcony was massive and the bed extremely comfortable.

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed our old world charm, as well as your fabulous bed and the views from your balcony. We do hope to see you again.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015

This lovely colonial style hotel has lots of class and elegance. The public rooms are very tastefully decorated as are the bedrooms. The afternoon tea is an absolute must and is a rival to all the big names in London etc . The tea is incredible value for money.

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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 - we are very happy to be described as classy and elegant : )

Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed here in January and what a wonderful hotel Service was brilliant and the hotel is of a superior standard The bar and restaurant are Edwardian and lovely It is very close to all Cape Town hot spots and would definitely be staying at this hotel again And added bonus a great steak house nelson eye is in walking distance

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

Thank you very much for your review and we are delighted that you will be staying with us again. Yes, we are very close to all Cape Town hot spots, which is a big bonus.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 June 2015

You cannot make a trip to SA without coming to the Mount Nelson. High Tea is a MUST. Make a reservation ahead of time. Get ready to be treated like a QUEEN or KING and eat delectable mini sandwiches, cream puffs, macaroons, pies and try teas from 36 countries from around the world. I went on Easter Sunday and wow...

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

Thank you for your glowing review of our Afternoon Tea as well as your stay at The Nellie, from the rooms and the fitness centre to the outdoor art and the swimming pools, seems you loved it all. Thank you again.

Reviewed 1 June 2015

This is a first class hotel in central Capetown with views of Tablerock Mountain. Staff are friendly and helpful. Being an older building it was fun wandering around the winding halls and finding unexpected venues. The grounds are park like. The outdoor pool is heated and wonderful. The room was well-appointed. The gym was somewhat spartan and many of the...

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

Thank you for your review - we love the fact that you enjoyed wandering around the corridors and wings of our lovely hotel, finding unexpected rooms and treasures.

Burr Ridge, Illinois
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Visited Cape Town in late April. Stayed at the Mt. Nelson for 3 nights. Our stay was lovely. The room was large and airy with wonderful beds and bed linens..truly felt like home. The staff was outstanding especially the front desk staff. They easily accommodated our every question, logistic needs and easy conversation. We would recommend the hotel without hesitation.

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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 and we are delighted that you noticed the extra large size of the beds and the quality of the linen, and that it made you feel like home.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Our entire experience at the Mount Nelson was magical. All of the staff were so welcoming and made us feel very comfortable. All the staff had been told it was my birthday and I was treated like royalty! Thank you for making my birthday so special. We had massages in the spa which were amazing, dined at the Chef's Table...

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

Thank you for your "magical" review of our hotel and we are thrilled that our staff made you feel like royalty on your birthday. We are also delighted that you tried our fabulous Chef's Table in the heart of the hotel kitchens.

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Stayed for 4 days. The rooms are absolutely superb and very spacious. The bathroom is also huge. The breakfast has a lovely spread. Wonderful and very efficient staff. A very regal hotel andakes you feel like royalty.

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

Thank you for your lovely review - we are delighted that you loved your room and your bathroom, as well as the wonderful breakfasts - so much so, that you felt like royalty! We do hope to see you again.

Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

An old grand dame of Cape Town . Still lovely, still have high tea, still have beautiful furnishings. The breakfast buffet is varied and you have a myriad of choices to cater for every taste. A good hotel to visit. The view on table mountain is really beautiful.

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

Thank you for your much appreciated short and sweet review - we are delighted that you find us to be "still so lovely" :)

Portland, Maine
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Never have I felt more pampered. Super helpful, welcoming staff very friendly. The room was excellent, although the balcony was tiny it provided a beautiful view. Many odd noises made this place seem more charming than in disrepair. It was off-season when we stayed, so everyone was absolutely at our beck and call. Room service certainly left quite a bit...

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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 about our staff, the rooms, the beautiful views and our fabulous location. We apologise that the burger was not up to standard and have informed our kitchen and in-room dining service.

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  • 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: French, European
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Babysitting
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: $586 - $1,001 (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
#3 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#10 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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