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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Ranked #11 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 February 2015

In our family a trip to the Mount Nelson is obligatory (my Great Grandfather lived there for years) and even I have enjoyed a romantic interlude there! So in keeping with tradition one can’t do Tamboerskloof and not go to the Nellie for a sundowner or High Tea. We’d just missed High tea as the tinkle of china and silver was well under way and the cake trolleys were looking sparse, we settled for a Gin and Tonic on the patio. On a balmy Friday evening this place hums with the chatter of a hundred different accents. We reminisced about past parties and dinners there and thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the stoep in a look-alike Lloyd Loom wicker chair, that is progress for you, now it’s the synthetic all weather variety. I loved the huge eclectic collection of art in the garden and once again I was reminded of Maputo, Mumbai, Delhi, Hanoi and my rather sweet Singapore Sling, this time our bill was at a fraction of the price. After all this we were ready for a quick change and then dinner, so off we galloped up the hill to our guesthouse.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2015

We totally agree with you: there is no better place to be on a balmy evening enjoying your favourite drink, the hotel's beautiful gardens in front of you with the eclectic exhibition of sculptures - we are sure that your Great Grandfather was smiling down on you.

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Reviewed 13 February 2015

I love this hotel, it has an old world colonial feel with all the mod cons you would expect from a Belmond hotel. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the grounds are amazing, you feel as if you're in the middle of the country as you lie by on of the pools, not in the centre of a major city.

The rooms are tasteful decorated with marble bathrooms and all the amenities you would expect. The breakfast was very good with a huge selection to satisfy all tastes. The afternoon tea is legendary and a must for all who stay here. Although a lot of business people use this hotel, it doesn't have the feeling of a normal business hotel - it is much more elegant than that.

An ideal place to be in the centre of Cape Town and highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2015

We totally agree with you, when staying with us, you feel like you are in an oasis in the city. The ideal place indeed :)

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Reviewed 7 February 2015

Great hotel with many room options because it consists of several buildings acquired over the years in addition to the main hotel building. All of the staff were outstanding. Food in the Planet dining room was exquisite. Afternoon tea was great, but you have to control yourself to not eat too much of all that is provided! Beautiful grounds and pools. Excellent location right at the end of Company Gardens. Look forward to going back and staying for another 5-7 days.

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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2015

Thank you for your fabulous review "The best place to stay in Cape Town and one of the best anywhere in the world". We are delighted that you loved the choice of rooms on offer and that you appreciated our excellent location next to the Company's Gardens. Thank you also for your comments about our outstanding staff and dinner in Planet Restaurant. Until next time....

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Reviewed 6 February 2015

We stayed here for the first few days of our honeymoon in Cape Town - it was simply fantastic. Colonial feel, service was exceptional. Food was great and they have a lovely bar that we had a few late nights in! Courtesy car to the Waterfront and up to the Cable Car on Table Mountain which we made use of. The most beautiful his and hers bathrooms in our room. I woudl love to go back here one day. The gardens and swimming pool were immaculate.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2015

Thank you so much for your glowing review of your stay with us, highlighting our superb food, service, gardens and swimming pool. We are delighted and look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 5 February 2015

I booked a table for 2 for high tea at 1:30 on the 4th and was immediately acknowledged via E- mail and assured of my booking.
On arrival, we were really overwhelmed by the grandieur and beauty of the buildings, the interior and the gardens.
The weather was perfect to sit outside on the veranda. Our waiter welcomed us and explained in detail to us the varieties of teas we could choose from, the art of drinking tea, and the variety of delicacies we could enjoy.
It was an experience of a life- time and I can truly recommend visiting this beautiful place in the heart of Cape Town.
Carin Nel
Stellenbosch

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with friends
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Address: 76 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#4 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#11 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: R 5 431 - R 10 171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, in Cape Town’s buzzing heart. We invite you to relax in our iconic pink buildings, airy rooms and dreamy gardens. Enjoy imaginative local cuisine, nourishing spa treatments and eye-catching artworks. Captivating visitors since 1899, Cape Town’s iconic resort hotel is a tranquil hideaway just moments from the city’s buzzing heart. 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. ... more   less 
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