Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Gardens

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Hotel Description

This hundred-year-old British Colonial hotel is by most accounts the place to stay in Cape Town; at the foot of Table Mountain, surrounded by nine acres of lush gardens, the Belmond Mount Nelson was already the grande dame of the South African hotel scene when a young Winston Churchill came to stay while covering the Boer War as a correspondent for the Morning Post.

That was in 1899 — we’ve seen top hotels go wrong almost overnight, and it’s a select few that maintain excellence for an entire century. But what’s remarkable about the Belmond Mount Nelson is that it’s in quite possibly the best shape of its life. Interiors, though antique, are in top form, their lush fabrics and delicate furnishings looking every bit as elegant as some of London’s fashionable Georgian townhouse hotels. Guest rooms have been updated with a few nods to modernity — high-speed internet access has finally made an appearance — but it’s the traditional luxuries that make an impression, like the antique canopy beds and the spacious and well-stocked bathrooms.

The facilities list is comprehensive, offering everything a top resort should, from tennis and squash to spa treatments and personal trainers. The signature Cape Colony restaurant serves modern South African cuisine, and afternoon tea in the lounge is one of many Anglophile traditions; it seems that dreadful business of the 1890s has been largely forgiven and forgotten.

How to get there: The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is about a 20-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. Heavy traffic occurs in the morning from 7:00 to 8:30 and in the afternoon from 16:00 to 18:00. There is generally a 30-minute delay to and from the airport around these times.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 201 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

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Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Superior Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain, garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 452 ft²/42 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • stand up shower
  • One Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 452 ft²/42 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • stand up shower
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 484 ft²/45 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial mountain, garden or courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Garden Cottage Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 516 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • stand up shower
  • Studio Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 624 ft²/58 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • stand up shower
  • Deluxe Studio Suite Balcony

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 624 ft²/58 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • stand up shower
  • Deluxe Garden Cottage Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 731 ft²/68 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • patio
    • stand up shower
  • Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 731 ft²/68 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • separate bedroom
    • stand up shower
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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