Highlights of Belmond Mount Nelson:
- The Mount Nelson is know as the Grande Dame of Cape Town hotels
- Epitome of refined style and colonial glamour
- Set in landscaped gardens within walking distance of the city centre
- Acclaimed Cape Colony restaurant
- Famous for its High Teas in the elegant conservatory and terrace
The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is the Grande Dame of Cape Town… Elegant and gracious – the epitome of refined style and glamour right in the heart of Cape Town. This timeless hotel is set in 9 acres of landscaped gardens. And yet is only walking distance from the Company Gardens, the SA Museum and Art Gallery as well as the restaurants and bars in vibey Kloof Street. The setting is the perfect combination of leafy tranquility and contemporary buzz.
Complimentary shuttles run to the V&A Waterfront every hour and a complimentary chauffeur service is offered to local restaurants and attractions.
The Mount Nelson Hotel was opened at the turn of the 19th century. With the intention of emulating the finest hotels in London and Paris. For years the rich and refined would arrive in Cape Town by steamer ship to spend a few weeks enjoying Cape Town society and staying at the Mount Nelson. The hotel was painted bright pink after the second world war so as to cheer up the returning troops and it has remained that colour ever since.
The 198 air-conditioned luxury bedrooms and suites are set in seven individual buildings and wings. Each with a slightly different style and ambience. The superior rooms are spacious and supremely comfortable with luxurious bathrooms, air-conditioning, writing desk, television, telephone and minibar. The larger rooms and suites are spacious some with separate lounge.
The Mount Nelson Hotel exudes a sense of space. With its extensive gardens complete with two large heated swimming pools (one reserved for adults), floodlit tennis courts and a large Spa and Fitness centre – one of Cape Town’s best. The spa has ten treatment rooms and is open late into the evening so that you can enjoy a treatment after a day of sight-seeing.
Families at Mount Nelson Hotel
Families are particularly welcome at the Mount Nelson Hotel. They have a dedicated Children’s Activity Centre catering for young children through to teenagers. There are ample child minders on offer and a Holiday Club during the peak Christmas season. The children’s swimming pool has a lifeguard on duty.
The Mount Nelson Hotel successfully moved with the times with its acclaimed Planet Bar, champagne and cocktail bar and an excellent restaurants. However some traditions are worth preserving. And that includes its sumptuous traditional Afternoon Tea. Taken in the conservatory or on the terrace, which is not to be missed during your stay. (Tip – go light on lunch that day!) In the evening choose between the acclaimed Cape Colony restaurant, or the more informal Oasis restaurant offering Mediterranean dishes in a convivial and relaxed setting.