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Since opening its doors in 1899, the Mount Nelson Hotel has cemented a place in Cape Town’s history as a leader in hospitality and luxury. Known as 'The Pink Lady' for her signature pink exterior, you’ll be treated to a superb location, exquisite design, and world-class South African hospitality.
The hotel sits in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, offering easy access to the city’s most dynamic spots. Dine on exotic Cape cuisine, soak up the sun on any of the stunning beaches nearby, marvel at the majestic sight of Table Mountain, or stroll down fashionable Kloof Street – this is the ideal base from which to discover this exhilarating city.
There are equally intriguing sights within the hotel walls. Each of the wings has its own character, with private gardens and facilities. Order in room service and relax in the peaceful haven of your room. Soak weary muscles in marble bathrooms that feel like a retreat at the end of a long day. Enjoy the hotel’s famous afternoon tea on the terrace or have a swim in one of the pools. The thoughtfully-curated design and activities at Mount Nelson Hotel ensure a truly memorable stay.
Location & Getting There
Located on the edge of downtown Cape Town, the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel puts guests at the heart of the action. Cape Town International Airport is located approximately 20 minutes away by car.
Deluxe rooms combine understated charm with modern luxury, complete with spacious sitting areas, marble ensuite baths, and some with a balcony to take in the magnificent Cape Town views. Suites range from elegant studios and one-bedrooms to the magnificent Presidential Suite, each one an indulgent sanctuary. The garden cottage suites include a row of restored historic cottages, adjacent to the secluded pool, each sitting behind a scented rose garden and enclosed by a picket fence. Every space at the Mount Nelson Hotel harkens back to a time when travel was sophisticated, elegant, and a nod to the finer things in life.
Just a stone’s throw from Company Gardens, the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is located on the edge of downtown Cape Town. Set out and explore the city, from Table Mountain and Robben Island, to the boutiques of Kloof Street or one of the sundrenched beaches nearby. Swim in the pool or challenge someone to a match on the tennis court. Whatever you do, don’t miss the hotel’s famous afternoon high tea.
No visit to Cape Town is complete without an afternoon tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and indeed, visitors, locals, and guests alike flock to the elegant space to sip loose-leaf blends and sample the accompanying South African treats.
Children are welcome at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and will delight in the children’s activity centre.
"This Cape Town stalwart opened her doors in 1899 and has been attracting loyal guests to South Africa ever since. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is a green oasis right in the centre of the city boasting English colonial décor - we recommend the East Wing where the rooms are elegant and relaxing. Dine on exotic Cape cuisine, soak up the sun on South Africa's stunning beaches nearby, marvel at the majestic sight of Table Mountain, or stroll down fashionable Kloof Street – this is the ideal base from which to discover this exhilarating city."
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