Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

It’s rare for us to recommend a large hotel in a city with so many stylish boutique options, but one visit to Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, and we were smitten. Built in 1899, the Nellie is a South African icon - a grand old lady reigning elegantly and serenely over Cape Town.
Perfect forClassic, colonial style.
In the knowSpa lovers should book treatments before travelling - appointments here are justifiably popular!

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Service & Hospitality
  • Spa & Wellness

Hotel Overview


Cape Town’s historic city centre.

Rooms at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

With 209 rooms spread across seven wings, we’d never pretend this was small, but it does mean that there’s something for everyone. For a discreet hideaway we’d recommend the Garden Cottages, while the main hotel is ideal for history lovers. The style is a colonial one - think discreet chintz, antique furniture, and corridors designed for two ladies in full ball dresses to pass comfortably.

Food and Facilities

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are delightful, but eating at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is all about one meal- afternoon tea. The trays heaving with neatly cut sandwiches and a delicious array of cakes are not to be missed. Beyond the dining room, there’s a spa, two large swimming pools, a fitness centre and two tennis courts.

Activities at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Cape Town is on your doorstep, with all of the delights of the mother city within a short drive. Climbing Table Mountain, taking a helicopter over city and dining in world class restaurants are just some of the many delights on offer. Our top tip? Take advantage of your location and explore Cape Town on foot-  the perfect way to get a feel for one of the world’s most charming cities.

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