Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

The hotel

The very height of refinement, the Belmond Mount Nelson takes you on a rose-tinted trip down memory lane. Nicknamed ‘the Nellie’, this pink hotel takes you back to a bygone era of aristocratic activities like afternoon tea, painting masterclasses, and convivial strolls in its glorious gardens, with Table Mountain views. Even the avant-garde dining of its Lord Nelson Restaurant comes with a side order of history, with its bust of the Admiral carved from timbers from HMS Victory. The service and style may be timeless, but the features are decidedly current, with luxuries like Librisa Spa, two heated pools, tennis courts, and dedicated clubs and zones for children and teens. And the location gives you all the contemporary colour of central Cape Town, with excellent bars and restaurants within walking distance, and the V&A Waterfront a complimentary shuttle ride away.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Conveniently located near the city centre, about a 10-minute walk. Popular sightseeing spot Table Mountain/Lions head is 15 minutes away.

Hotel information

All rooms have a writing desk, widescreen LCD TV, WiFi, marble bathrooms and 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Superior Rooms offer views of the gardens or Table Mountain, some rooms have a balcony or terrace. 

Deluxe Rooms are located in the main building, with views of the gardens, Table Mountain or the pool area. These rooms have a seating area and most have balcony.

Spacious Junior Suites have an open-plan lounge area with views of the gardens or Table Mountain. Some suites have a balcony. 

Planet Restaurant and bar (dinner), Oasis Bistro (breakfast and lunch). Afternoon tea and lounge. 2 heated outdoor swimming pools (1 adult-only). Poolside service*. Spa*. Fitness centre. Yoga*. Tennis courts. Children's activity centre (3-12 years). Hair salon*.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Sep 13, 2019 618robertc

Plain and simple, this was the finest hotel experience of a lifetime. Everything about this hotel and their attention to service and detail is first rate. The rooms are enormous and beautifully appointed, the service is impeccable, and the location is close to everything in Capetown.
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Sep 11, 2019 clairemH4292BY Glasgow, United Kingdom

A fabulous experience at a stunning hotel. The second we stepped out of our car when we arrived at the hotel the amazing door staff made us feel welcome and at home. Guided through check in and offered a complimentary drink and then shown to our Deluxe Junior Suite at Green Park, just a short stroll from the main building. The room was very… Read more
A fabulous experience at a stunning hotel. The second we stepped out of our car when we arrived at the hotel the amazing door staff made us feel welcome and at home. Guided through check in and offered a complimentary drink and then shown to our Deluxe Junior Suite at Green Park, just a short stroll from the main building. The room was very impressive, large bed and with a balcony. A great location as well, just a walk away from Long Street. When we arrived back to the hotel later in the evening we were greeted to a bunch of white roses - a lovely touch! Read less
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Sep 7, 2019 Judith L Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

This is a beautiful hotel in central Cape Town with a gorgeous black cat. Easy drive from the airport. Wonderful breakfast with pretty much everything you could want. Large heated pool. Lovely room with comfy bed. Good evening dinner. All the staff were very helpful and friendly, particularly the valet parking team and conservatory dinner team. I… Read more
This is a beautiful hotel in central Cape Town with a gorgeous black cat. Easy drive from the airport. Wonderful breakfast with pretty much everything you could want. Large heated pool. Lovely room with comfy bed. Good evening dinner. All the staff were very helpful and friendly, particularly the valet parking team and conservatory dinner team. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to return! Read less
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Sep 2, 2019 mindy k Boca Raton, Florida

The staff and service at this hotel was wonderful. Our room was very comfortable with all the amenities included.We enjoyed having cocktails and food in the bar area. I would highly recommend this hotel while staying in Cape Town.
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Sep 2, 2019 788judith Somerset West, South Africa

How lucky to be spoiled so. The hotel is lovely, the staff are great. Our room was warm and inviting. We ate at the Chefs Table, the food was excellent. Loved every minute of it. My facial at the spa was relaxing.