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.More
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