Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Luxury in the heart of Cape Town

Situated in a prime position in the centre of Cape Town, which is regularly voted the best city in the world, is the superb Belmond Mount Nelson hotel. With Table Mountain to one side and the V&A Waterfront just fifteen minutes by road in the opposite direction the hotel has an enviable location.

Designed in a contemporary fashion with modern twists, the hotel offers its’ guests wonderful views of the surrounding area plus the manicured grounds. Enjoy a swim in the two outdoor, heated pools, relax with a treatment in the spa, dine in one of the fantastic restaurants or sample the Belmond’s famous Afternoon Teas. Just a short stroll away are the lively areas of Kloof and Long Streets to explore. These areas of a great selection of markets, restaurants and bars or take the free shuttle bus to the V&A Waterfront.

With Cape Town airport just twenty minutes away the hotel is very accessible and an ideal spot to start or finish your African holiday combined with a self-drive or safari. Please call one of our Southern Africa Destination Specialists on 01293 737 192 for more information on our full selection of hotels, or for inspiration and advice on creating a personalised itinerary.  




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Hotel Category
Location Type
City centre
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1994 Reviews
Lions Head and Cape Town

Hotel highlights

  • Luxury hotel owned by Belmond
  • Central Location in Cape Town

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 198 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approximately 20 minutes
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: Some

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 20 minutes
  • Close to Kloof Street where there are museums, bars, cafes, restaurants and shopping
  • Close to the base of Table Mountain
1994 Reviews 93% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1638
  • Very Good 254
  • Average 72
  • Poor 23
  • Terrible 7

What to Expect

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


Aug 14, 2019

One of the world's classic hotels

If u r looking for modern and hip this is not the place for you. However....::. If u are looking for old world charm and first class service then this is your spot in cape Town. Rooms are large and updated, spa is terrific and the bar and restaurant is perfect. Please dontiss the decetant hi tea!!
Aug 12, 2019

Mount Nelson is Cape Town's best hotel

Cape Town Central, South Africa

Apart from its location and amazing buildings, the service at the Mount Nelson is what makes it so incredible! the staff were extremely accommodating and professional and kind and friendly. Such a memorable stay and will always come back to the Nellie!
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Fitness room with cardiovascular and weight trainingequipment. Open 24 hours.

Librisa Spa

Consistantlly recognised as Cape Town's leading spa, the hotel's on site Librisa Spa offers a wide range of well‐being treatments designedto help balance the body, mind and soul. Treatments include: - Massages - Facials - Body treatments - Hands and feet - Salon treatments - Packages for couples Open daily from 00:90 til 19:00.

Swimming Pool

Two heated outdoor swimming pools, one just foradults.

Tennis Courts

Two outdoor tennis courts, both are floodlit.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Room Types

Junior Suite

Junior Suites are ideal for guests requiring more spaciousaccommodation as thesesuites offer a bedroom with anopen‐plan lounge area. Some feature a balcony withviews of Table Mountain or the lush gardens.

Deluxe Room

The deluxe rooms combines understated charm withmodern luxury and feature a spacious sitting area andwalk‐in closet. The rooms offer views of the gardens, Table Mountain or the Oasis pool.

Studio Suite

The studio suites enjoy an open plan design,featuring a spacious bedroom and lounge area. Each suite hasa luxurious marble bathroom, whileselect suites also offer a kitchenette and wet bar.

Deluxe Junior Suite

The deluxe junior suites are light and airy. The open plansuites includes a spacious bedroom and inviting loungearea with views of the gardens or Table Mountain.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Food & Drink

The Lounge

The Lounge serves light lunches and our world famous morning, afternoon and evening tea. These include tea's from South Africa, Sri lanka, India, China, Japan, Taiwan and Kenya as well as flavoured and a Champagne afternoon tea. Morning Tea is servedfrom 09:30 til12:00,afternoon tea from 13:30 til 15:30 and the evening tea from 18:00.

Board Basis Options

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

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Family Friendly Facilities

Teenager's Lounge

The lounge is the ideal place for teenagersaged 12 to 18 to meet and have fun. Contemporary furniture, Xbox 360, a Nintendo Wii, a computer and big-screen TV provide a great entertainment space. Open daily: 10:00– 18:00 Closed: 13:00 – 14:00 forlunch (Can be booked and paid for locally) Restrictions: Ages 12 - 18 only

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