Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Luxury in the heart of Cape Town

You'll find the elegant rose-tinted Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in a prime position in Cape Town. With imposing Table Mountain to one side and the V&A Waterfront just fifteen minutes by road in the opposite direction, the hotel has an enviably central location yet radiates an appealing sense of calm: it's an oasis of serenity in the midst of a vibrant city. 

Designed in a contemporary style with modern twists, the hotel offers you wonderful views of its manicured grounds and established palm trees with the iconic flat-topped mountain as a stunning backdrop beyond. Enjoy a refreshing swim in one of the two outdoor, heated pools; relax and indulge with a treatment at the Librisa Spa; and dine in one of the fantastic restaurants or sample the Belmond’s renowned afternoon tea.

Just a short stroll away are the lively Kloof Street and Long Street – explore these eclectic areas with their stylish mix of markets, vintage and designer boutiques, myriad eateries, artisan coffee shops and rooftop bars or take the free shuttle bus to the V&A Waterfront.

With Cape Town airport just a 20 minute drive away, the hotel is very accessible and an ideal spot to start or finish your African holiday, when combined with a self-drive or safari adventure. Our  Destination Specialists can tailor make your perfect itinerary, so call today more information and advice on your dream Africa getaway.  

 

 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £2,299  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
City centre
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 2057 Reviews
Lions Head and Cape Town

Hotel highlights

  • Luxury hotel in central Cape Town location
  • One of Cape Town's leading spas onsite
  • Easy access to Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront and many other attractions
  • A choice of wonderful restaurants onsite

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 198 rooms
  • Transfer duration approximately 20 minutes from Cape Town airport
  • Lift access to rooms

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Iconic
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

  • City centre
  • Approximately 25 minute walk to V&A waterfront
  • Close to Kloof Street where there are museums, bars, cafes, restaurants and shopping
  • Close to the base of Table Mountain
2057 Reviews 93% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1691
  • Very Good 260
  • Average 75
  • Poor 24
  • Terrible 7

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Nov 14, 2019

Lovely hotel but bad quality food.

As a non resident I ate at the Hotel at lunch time before a meeting. I sat outside in the superb garden area, the hotel looks top quality and is very colonial in feel. I was early, in fact it was 11.50 and I was told lunch service started at 12.00. I ordered from a very helpful and friendly waitress and placed a very simple order of cheeseburger and chips. Service was very slow and when it arrived the burger was dry and overcooked , both the burger and the chips were luke warm and the chips were also overcooked. I advised the waitress it was poor quality and asked her to advise the kitchen but got no feedback. Clearly it was a bad day at the Mount Nelson as I am sure this cannot be their usual standard. I was disappointed not to get any comment or apology From either the waitress or the kitchen
Nov 10, 2019

Getting Better every Time

Hoedspruit, South Africa

2nd visit - 2019 - we received exchange in abundance from this wonderful hotel We had a dinner at the Chef's Table in the kitchen -a special experience if you like to know the details of the very creative dishes Slept in a Cottage near the pool - which felt like home with all the luxuries 1st Visit ...This grand old hotel needs to be enjoyed - by spending time there Take a tour of the Trees Enjoy high tea Go to the spa Walk in the garden Take time over breakfast at the pool Read the history of this hotel- in pamphlets in your room We were lucky to be upgraded to a large suite The decor was not great but everything else was- cupboards with plenty space Windows that open to fresh air- really don’t love aircon
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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Facilities

fitness

Gym

The fitness room, with cardiovascular and weight training equipment, is open 24 hours a day.

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Librisa Spa

Consistently recognised as Cape Town's leading spa, the hotel's onsite Librisa Spa offers a wide range of wellbeing treatments designed to help balance the body, mind and soul. Treatments include: massages, facials, body treatments, hands and feet, salon treatments and packages for couples. Also has a steam bath, relaxation area, plunge pool and Finnish sauna

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Swimming Pool

Two heated outdoor swimming pools, one just for adults.

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Tennis Courts

Two outdoor tennis courts, both are floodlit.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Room Types

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Junior Suite

Junior Suites are ideal for guests requiring more spacious accommodation as they offer a bedroom with an open‐plan lounge area. Some suites feature a balcony with views of Table Mountain or the lush gardens.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Safe
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
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Deluxe Room

Deluxe Rooms combine understated charm with modern luxury and feature a spacious sitting area and walk‐in closet. The rooms offer views of the gardens, Table Mountain or the Oasis pool.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
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Studio Suite

Studio Suites enjoy an open plan design, featuring a spacious bedroom and lounge area. Each suite has a luxurious marble bathroom, while select suites also offer a kitchenette and wet bar.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
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Deluxe Junior Suite

The deluxe junior suites are light and airy. The open plan suites include a spacious bedroom and inviting lounge area and  most have balconies with views of the gardens or Table Mountain.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Food & Drink

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The Lounge

The Lounge serves light lunches and a delectable morning, afternoon or evening tea. These include teas from South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, China, Japan, Taiwan and Kenya, as well as Champagne afternoon tea options. Morning tea is served from 9.30am – 12.00pm, afternoon tea from 1.30pm – 3:30pm and the evening tea from 6.00pm.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

A daily buffet breakfast is served in the the hotel restaurant or continental in-room breakfast (tray charges apply)

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Family Friendly Facilities

Teenager's Lounge

Equipped with Xbox 360, a Nintendo Wii and big-screen TV, the lounge is the ideal place for teenagers, aged 12 – 18 to meet and have fun. Open daily: 10:00am – 6:00pm; closed:1:00 – 2:00pm for lunch. Can be booked and paid for locally.

Kids club

A creche and playroom for small children is available daily: 10:00am – 6:00pm; closed:1:00 – 2:00pm for lunch.

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