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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Location Type
City centre
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Tripadvisor rating 2090 Reviews
Lions Head and Cape Town

Hotel highlights

  • Luxury hotel owned by Belmond
  • Central Location in Cape Town
  • One of Cape Town's leading Spa's on-site
  • Choice of wonderful restaurants
  • Easy access to Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront

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
2090 Reviews 93% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1718
  • Very Good 264
  • Average 77
  • Poor 22
  • Terrible 9

What to Expect

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


Jan 18, 2020

Beautiful holiday experience

A beautiful pink hotel set amongst pretty flowers and gardens, a piece of paradise in the centre of Cape Town with outstanding food. The hotel is in an easy location for a short taxi ride to the V&A waterfront.
Jan 17, 2020


Puerto Rico

Stayed four nights. Our breakfast was included in our rate. Breakfast options were vast. All the attendants at breakfast were soooo nice. Love eating in the terrace! Go for the afternoon high tea. It has many treats and goodies and the tea options have their own menu. I am not a tea lover but the server suggested and they were very good. Ordered room service every night and they were very punctial, in fact they came before time. The serving were very generous, enough to share. Great fries and the Club sandwich is huge. Pizza was enoumous. Concierge service was spectacular. I woud love to mention their names. They really went out of their way. They booked a helicopter tour for us and private transportation so we could go to a nearby reataurant area.
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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)

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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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