Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

76 Orange St., Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

An icon of Cape Town since it opened its doors in 1899, this superbly located landmark sits on 9 beautifully landscaped acres and retains a charm and gentility unusual even in the world of luxury hotels. Rooms decorated with a perfect mix of fine antiques, contemporary art, and fresh flowers feel aristocratic but never stuffy. Though very centrally located, the famous manicured gardens and spectacular views of Table Mountain lend a bucolic feel. The high tea experience—which takes place in the elegant lounge, glassed-in conservatory, and extends to the gardens in good weather—could convert even the most ardent Anglophobe. Additionally, with an excellent spa, frequent events like wine or brandy tastings and art exhibits, and the wonderful fine-dining Planet Restaurant and playfully glamorous Planet Bar, there is always a reason to visit. Fabulous and discreet service go without saying.

PROS

  • decor achieves the perfect balance between colonial elegance and contemporary style
  • great location in walking distance to Company's Garden and downtown, or Kloof Street attractions
  • the "Nellie's" lavish high tea is an institution, and the glam Planet Bar an ideal place for a cocktail

CONS

  • breakfast restaurant Oasis lacks the charm of the rest of the hotel
  • may be booked out during high season as much as a year in advance
  • spread out across multiple buildings, each with its own style, so you must be sure to state your preferences

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Green, Historical, Romantic, Service, Views, Family
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-483–1000

HOTEL DETAILS

198 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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