Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has long been regarded as one of the city’s top five star hotels. Since the opulent hotel – it’s snuggled coyly in the crook of Table Mountain – thrust open its doors in 1899 to the first class passengers of an elite British shipping liner, its storied reputation for providing the rich, famous and well-to-do with a home away from home has preceded it. Winston Churchill called the Pink Lady (as it’s affectionately known) “a most excellent and well-appointed establishment”. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle felt comfortable enough to hold séances in his room.
It offers the perfect combination of leafy tranquility and contemporary buzz. Whether dining on exotic Cape cuisine, soaking up the sun on exploring the buzzing streets, your time here promises endless memories to cherish. Each of the Belmond Mount Nelson’s hotel wings has its own character, with private gardens and facilities. Marble bathrooms and specially designed furniture make each unit an exclusive retreat after a long day.
Guests can dine at the contemporary Planet Restaurant and Bar or enjoy lunch at the interactive Chefs’ Table, offering fine cuisine and wines. Oasis Bistro serves local and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Many other restaurants in Kloof street are available only a 5 minute walk away.
Why we like it
A tranquil hideaway right in the center of town with beautiful gardens
Their 198 individually designed rooms and suites appeal equally to romantic couples, families or adventurous groups
One of the first hotels with a rich history of celebrities and royalty staying here over the years
The best high tea in Cape Town
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City Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
+-10 Minutes to V&A Waterfront
+- 5 Minutes to City Centre
+-10 Minutes to Table Mountain
+-10 Minutes to Camps Bay/Clifton Beaches
+-20 Minutes to Kirstenbosch
+-90 Minutes to Cape Point