I was a long-time visitor to the Nellie when I lived in Cape Town. Grand and unpretentious at the same time, a real treat. Their restaurants are among the best, if not the best, in Cape Town. Their high tea is outstanding, rivaled in my experience only at the Del Coronado in San Diego. I've only stayed there overnight once, but it was a wonderful treat; our room was at the back of the property and overlooked Table Mountain, and was positively palatial. The hotel is just over the road (Orange street) from the Cape Town Gardens, a bucolic retreat with ancient oak trees and exotic plants that was a vegetable garden for Dutch East India company ships back in the 1650s. A theater (the Little Theater) and a cinema (the Labia, named after an Italian family of that name) are very close by. That said, like everywhere in South Africa now, keep your eyes open and your senses sharp when walking around. Cape Town is not as dangerous as Johannesburg but it's by no means safe. You'll be insulated from this reality at the Mount Nelson, but keep it in mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is a timeless and authentic resort hotel located in the heart of Cape Town. With a unique legacy of service excellence based on authentic Cape hospitality, the hotel remains a destination of choice. The hotel's convenient location makes it easy for guests to explore the city centre and its surrounds, and some of South Africa's best beaches. The garden estate setting is an urban sanctuary, complete with two heated swimming pools, rolling lawns, a palm lined avenue and secluded Rose gardens which lend themselves to romance. The abundance of secure wide open space makes families feel at home and encourages children to run free and explore. Several distinctive accommodation wings offer a variety of 198 individually decorated, elegantly appointed rooms and suites. No two rooms are exactly the same, and each annexe offers unique views, mood and style. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has played host to countless weddings and milestone celebrations. The glamorous and contemporary Planet Bar and Restaurant offers guests a true South African gastronomic dinner experience, and the newly refurbished Oasis Bistro offers guests a Mediterranean inspired al fresco breakfast and lunch menu overlooking the family pool and gardens. A daily Afternoon Tea served in the hotel lounge is a signature and not to be missed experience. Extending the emphasis on pleasure is Librisa Spa - a destination day spa boasting eight oversized treatment and shower rooms, separate manicure and pedicure rooms, and a sun-splashed conservatory. Treatments are based on the healing power of touch and incorporate products containing local ingredients. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mount Nelson Cape Town
- Hotel Mount Nelson
- Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel Cape Town, South Africa