Planet Bar

Planet Bar, Cape Town Central: Address, Phone Number, Planet Bar Reviews: 4/5

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4.0
46 reviews
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Kat
Cape Town Central, South Africa156 contributions
Classic | brilliant service
Aug 2019
I always favored Mount Nelson Hotel for meetings - both private and professional.

I really like the vast variety of seating arrangements.

Planet bar is intimate, classic, has a great atmosphere and I can’t recommend it enough.

It is appreciated by travelers and locals alike.
Written 26 August 2019
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nkosiemoyo
Cape Town, South Africa99 contributions
Great
Jul 2019 • Couples
Food was of a high quality, top notch hospitality from Sim who took care of us and is a true ambassador of great service. Ambience is excellent, good background music and high class old school charm.
Written 28 July 2019
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Jaqui D
Cape Town, South Africa233 contributions
Private Breakfast in Funtion Room - Average
We were invited for a 50th breakfast in the Planet Room. It was disappointing to say the least. The plates were cold, a number of items were not replenished efficiently, the cheeses were not marked correctly..... not the standard from a 5 Star Hotel especially the Mount Nelson
Written 16 July 2019
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Rosemary S
Alveston, UK59 contributions
Fab pate and meat platter with drinks
Jun 2019 • Couples
Stopped off here for an evening snack and drinks after a day out. We decided to share the charcuterie platter - wow it was huge and very special. Salad with it and pate and it looked as amazing as it tasted. The service was great too. The decor of the place is wonderful too. Definitely an intimate setting.
Written 19 June 2019
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HudsonS16
Nice, France429 contributions
Hotel average
Mar 2019 • Friends
We love the grounds which are magnificent. The staff are very helpful apart from the gentleman in charge of thenPlanet bar at lunchtimes. Very uninterested and not helpful.
The food was adequate but expensive. The charge for wine by the glass and a small bottle of water are high. Guess they make you pay as they cater mainly for overseas visitors who have euros or pounds! The chicken wrap was good as was the brisket sandwich. How we paid over R1000 per couple is still unbelievable. Apart from the garden I would not go back.
Written 1 April 2019
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Glenthorn
Norfolk, UK70 contributions
Planet Bar and Deck
Vert poor level of service and offering for a five star hotel. Overpriced and staff who are not interested in their customers and management that is invisible. Standards have dropped and much better service to be found in town. Such a pity as it has a great history and beautiful fabric and grounds. It will be awhile before we return.
Written 17 March 2019
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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we apologize for any disappointment experienced during your visit to Planet Bar. All your feedback will be reviewed with the entire team and the necessary steps taken to address. I would however appreciate if you could contact me at the hotel if I can be of further assistance, as I would require more specifics from your visit in order to exactly identify what or whom disappointed you on the day. Best regards, Johann L. Badenhorst Food and Beverage Manager
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FatMamie
London, UK68 contributions
Brunch - good but not great
Feb 2019 • Couples
Popped in for a spot of brunch. Surroundings, atmosphere and service first class - club sandwich could have done with a bit more flavour and punch - all a bit bland! The teas are fantastic and the scones real good. Lovely gardens.
Written 3 February 2019
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dragon
Surfers Paradise, Australia181 contributions
Outstanding Service
Apr 2018 • Couples
How nice it was to visit such a beautiful setting and also receive such wonderful service. The Barman was a lovely gentlemen with a warm smile who made us feel truly welcome it was a great place to sip a cocktail and relax after a busy day. Cheers.
Written 11 January 2019
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KatBer68
Stockholm, Sweden120 contributions
A quick drink or a afternoon tea at Planet Bar, Mount Nelson
Jan 2019 • Friends
This is just one of those landmark hotels that never really changes. The entrance and the hotel is beautiful. The bar was much more quite on this visit than before, but we hade nice cocktails on the outdoor terrace and got some free snacks. The garden is nice and the service was friendly.
Written 9 January 2019
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alison r
Cape Town Central, South Africa354 contributions
SO DISAPPOINTING
We are locals and popped in for an early evening drink at The Planet Bar. The wooden floor was filthy dirty and I asked the waitress to clean the area before we sat down. We decided to move and went into the main lounge. Oh how disappointing the refurb has been, sadly, looking like a corporate airport lounge with absolutely no character whatever. So little thought gone into the lounge. If your decor is the autumnal look then dont have bright pink flowers on the tea tables. I cannot begin to tell you how dirty and shoddy the ladies toilet is. Scuffed wallpaper, dirty skirting, grubby walls. The Planet Bar needs a major refurb. My husband had to actually call a waitron to order a drink. Hello!!!! We will be giving this a miss over the Christmas period. It's a shame, we were always so proud of the hotel.
Written 28 November 2018
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