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Mount Nelson Hotel

An oasis of calm within Cape Town’s beating heart

Uncover the soul of South Africa at this vibrant hideaway with a star-studded history

At the foot of Table Mountain is an inviting hotel, painted pink for peace in 1918. Within, the magic of a bygone era awaits. Delight in exquisitely restored interiors with quirky modern touches. Capture the light with a painting masterclass or unwind and indulge at the Librisa Spa. We guarantee an unforgettable stay.
 
Please be advised that Mount Nelson Hotel will re-open from 10 December 2020. Click the link below to find out why we are trusted for travel.

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A warm welcome back

A warm welcome back

Re-opening 10 December

We can't wait to welcome you back to our urban oasis! Our garden cottages will provide a perfectly private retreat for your stay. Or choose one of elegant rooms, offering sweeping views of Table Mountain or the hotel’s lush gardens.

Planet Bar and our iconic lounge will offer delectable dining for residents and non-residents, with in-room and picnic dining options also available.

Your safety and wellbeing are our highest priority. Rest assured, we’ve taken extra steps to make your stay here carefree.

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    Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Restored colonial grandeur with an irresistibly modern twist: after the buzz of Cape Town, our airy sanctuaries beckon.

    Sip coffee from cosy seating. Admire vibrant native artwork. Settle among local weavings and comfy leather furniture. Unwind on sun-spotted balconies and breathe South Africa in.

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    Rooms

    Rooms

    South Africa can be experienced in authentic style at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town. Each unique room boasts a sense of understated style.

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    Suites

    Suites

    Our exquisite suites offer the perfect base from which to explore the city. Each is individually designed, and can be found across the hotel’s seven wings.

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    Garden Cottage Suites

    Garden Cottage Suites

    An idyllic romantic hideaway for honeymooners or couples, each Garden Cottage Suite sits behind a scented rose garden, enclosed by a picket fence. Interiors boast toile wallpaper, Venetian mirrors and oversized couches.

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      Within Our Walls

      From our famous pink walls to the butterflies fluttering through our enchanting gardens, every detail will take your breath away.

      The History

      As you step through the grand entrance installed to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1925, history unfolds before you. Stroll gardens John Lennon once frequented to meditate. Hear how a young Winston Churchill deemed it a "most excellent establishment". Sit at Nelson Mandela's favourite table. To stay here is to be part of something special.

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      The Spa

      Sensory journeys inspired by nature

      Librisa Spa

      Balance for body and soul

      Elegant Victorian buildings enclose a sauna, plunge pool and eight sumptuous treatment rooms. Relax and rebalance with natural botanical treatments from skin specialists Africology, Thalgo and Sothys—you’re in expert hands.

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      Enjoy the magic of the Mount Nelson Hotel through these guest photos. Share your own snapshots with #TheArtOfBelmond and tag @belmond for the chance to have your image featured here.

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      Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel will re-open on 10 December 2020. For the latest information, download our Health and Safety Directory and find out why we are Trusted for Travel
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