We just returned from a fabulous honeymoon at the Mount Nelson. We had booked a junior suite, which was incredible, but were upgraded to a suite which pretty much defined the word luxury, being simultaneously spacious and elegant. Its views of Table Mountain were unforgettable.
The hotel's staff , led by the Willem van der Merwe, were uniformly non intrusive yet always there. All requests were handled quickly and professionally. Transportation provided by the hotel's limousines was a great convenience and the hotel's pool and garden are a true oasis in the city, they need to be experienced to be fully appreciated. Breakfast was first rate and served overlooking the garden. We enjoyed dinner in the Cape Colony restaurant which is elegant, without being stuffy, and the food and service of the highest quality and relatively inexpensive by American standards. As for afternoon tea, simply stated it is a wonderful experience, far exceeding any I had been to and that includes the Ritz in London.
In conclusion, the Mount Nelson is one of those few institutions that served to define what a luxury hotel was at the beginning of the last century and they are continuing to do so today. I cannot conceive of a finer place to stay in Capetown or elsewhere.
- 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