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5.0 out of 5

"Excellent, older-style hotel full of tradition and charm. Expensive - yes. Worth it - yes. Have high tea there with a friend, as I did, and time-trave ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Cape Town awaits you at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, a recipient of the prestigious Conde Nast Gold List award in 2018. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find Company's Garden and South African Jewish Museum. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a full-service spa, and a restaurant.

You can enjoy free WiFi, LCD TVs, and in-room childcare, featured in all 198 rooms. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service makes dining in an option. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, free bottled water, and safes are available.

A day of pampering at Librisa Spa can include deep-tissue massages, detox wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. The restaurant, Oasis Bistro, is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Planet Bar is the hotel's own Champagne bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Enjoy the 2 outdoor tennis courts, nightclub and free kids' club plus access to tennis lessons. A meeting room and a business center are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a health club, and a sauna. Each morning free buffet breakfast is offered between 6:30 AM and 11:00 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of a free shopping center shuttle.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 5-star Cape Town City Centre hotel include Greenmarket Square and Iziko Social History Resource Centre.

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$699* Per night/room 26 Jan. - 27 Jan.

Suite (Studio)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Suite (Garden Cottage)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

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5 out of 5
Excellent, older-style hotel full of tradition and charm. Expensive - yes. Worth it - yes. Have high tea there with a friend, as I did, and time-travel to a more gracious era.

Posted by , from Wellington, NZ on 25 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jun. 2018 by Louise Pheiffer

Dear John, Thank you for your wonderful review, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and your Afternoon Tea with us. Warm regards Louise

Property Features

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. A nightclub, a sauna, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Cape Town hotel.

  • 198 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1899
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Grocery service (free)
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) (20 km / 12.4 mi)
  • Train station: Cape Town Station (2.6 km / 1.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free shopping center shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers 198 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This Cape Town hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Lord Nelson Restaurant - Onsite restaurant.

Oasis Bistro - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Planet Bar - Overlooking the garden, this Champagne bar serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Chefâ??s Table - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine. Reservations are required. Open select days.

A complimentary grocery shopping service is offered and guests can order late night fare from 24-hour room service.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 7
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 1308.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 990 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 990 (one-way)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is listed in the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.
  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) guests.
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