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Mount Nelson Hotel - Luxury Hotel - Cape Town, South Africa
Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town
South Africa
Rates Information
For over 100 years, visiting members of royal families,  international and local statesmen, celebrities and businessmen have preferred to stay at The Mount Nelson Hotel, where they are assured of privacy, comfort and 

Opened in 1899, the Mount Nelson hotel is a colonial Cape Town institution and set at the foot of Table Mountain in nine acres of landscaped gardens. Cape Town International Airport is 12 miles away.

The Isandla spa is located in the pink cottages next to the swimming pool and has four treatment rooms using Environ and Dermalogica products. Sessions include facials, manicures, hot stone massage and body wraps.

Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
The hotel's young guests are catered for with a welcome letter filled with ideas for fun things to do, child-size bathrobes and slippers, complimentary hot milk and cookies for babies. Cots and other play items are also available on request. 

A business centre is located on the ground floor in close proximity to all conference rooms where guests can make use of a office equipment and wireless Internet. Staff can assist with various secretarial needs.

Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
The Mount Helson Hotel has a trio of restaurants: Cape Colony is open for dinner and offers a mix of modern European dishes and traditional Cape cuisine. Sample dishes can include Ostrich Fillet with Springbok and Pancetta Satay. Vegetarian options and children's menus are available, as well as an extensive wine list consisting of the fine Cape wines. Live entertainment featuring a harpist or pianist each night creates a soothing ambience in the curved dining room, with its dramatic flower arrangements, floor-to-ceiling drapes and round tables. 

The informal and alfresco Oasis Restaurant faces the swimming pool and lush lawns, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Planet is one of Cape Town's hottest nightspots. The hotel's chic champagne and cocktail bar is open until late and also offers light snacks including caviar. Décor features low armchairs upholstered in metallic leather, a twinkling night-sky ceiling, and large gilt mirrors.

Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Property Amenities:
  • Complimentary Breakfast 
  • Dry Cleaning Service 
  • Business Center 
  • Restaurant(s) 
  • Bar/Lounge 
  • Fitness Equipment 
  • Concierge desk 
  • Swimming pool - outdoor 
  • Gift shop or newsstand 
  • Security guard 
  • Parking (valet) 
  • Meeting room (small groups) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Cell phone/mobile rental 
  • Umbrella 
  • Safe-deposit box 
  • Exhibit space 
  • Beauty services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Internet public area - high-speed 
  • Parking (Complimentary) 
  • Internet public area - wireless 
  • Suitable for children 
  • Internet public area - surcharge 
  • Conference room(s) 
  • Comp newspapers in lobby 
  • Air-conditioned public areas 
  • Banquet facilities 
  • Ballroom(s) 
  • Currency exchange 
  • Massage-treatment room 
  • Wedding services 
  • Concierge services 
  • Event catering 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Express check-out 
  • Patio 
  • Express check-in 
  • Audiovisual equipment 
  • Hair salon 
  • Parking (secure) 
  • Airport transportation (fees apply) 
Rooms and Suites:

Guestrooms and Suites:

The Hotel boasts four individual accommodation wings, each with its own unique character, private gardens and facilities:

Superior Rooms are spacious and elegant Ė ideal for both leisure and business travellers.   Guests can comfortably be entertained in a mini-lounge area and a writing desk, complete with stationery, is ideal for catching up on correspondence.  All rooms have an en-suite bathroom which vary in size depending on the location of the room; equipped with shower, bath, basin and lavatory. The rooms have a choice of twin or king sized beds.

Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Luxury Rooms have an understated old-world charm, complemented by modern luxury for the discerning traveller.  They are larger in size than Superior Rooms, with more spacious sitting areas and en-suite bathrooms.  Luxury Rooms also offer a choice of twin or king-size beds with a view choice of our magnificent gardens, Table Mountain or a balcony overlooking a tinkling fountain courtyard.

The hotel has two purpose built Luxury Rooms to accommodate and meet the special needs of physically disabled guests.  The bathrooms have been adapted with wider bathroom doors, a low sink & bath with handrails and open cupboards for easy access.  The shower, with a movable showerhead, has been left open, with a chair for convenience.  These rooms are situated in Green Park and offer views overlooking a picturesque courtyard with fountain.

For guests requiring more spacious accommodation, our Junior Suites comprise of a bedroom with a larger lounge area than our rooms. Some of the Junior Suites offer a separate lounge whilst others offer an open plan lounging area.  An option of twin or king-size beds are offered with views of either our beautifully landscaped gardens or Table Mountain.

Executive Suites are grander and more distinctive than the Junior Suites, offering spacious open-plan lounges and dining areas.  With the option of twin or king-size beds and views of either Table Mountain or a courtyard fountain, all have private balconies with garden furniture.  All the suites feature newly renovated, luxurious marble bathrooms with walk-in dressing rooms. 

Deluxe Suites are larger than Executive Suites, with a separate living and dining area.  The Deluxe Suites, offer twin or king-size beds with, a private courtyard and a balcony overlooking a picturesque courtyard with fountain or a private garden overlooking one of  the swimming pools.  All the suites offer luxurious marble bathrooms with walk-in dressing rooms.  A kitchenette / wet bar is provided with small microwave, washbasin and general kitchen utensils in selected suites.

Luxury Suites offer grand living at its finest.  These magnificently furnished suites feature an entrance hall, large lounge, dining room and master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.  They are all very spacious and have spectacular views of the garden, pool or Table Mountain.  A guest cloakroom is provided and selected suites also have a wet bar with small microwave, hot plate, sink and general kitchen utensils.

Penthouse Suite - Graham Viney's theme of soft hues and silky luxurious fabrics is continued in the suite; using white, cream and grey as the main colours, which take their cue from the hand painted panels of framed scenic wallpaper.  The 1930ís light fittings have exquisite baccarat crystal drops and the desk is the original Louis-style desk from the hotelís lounge when it first opened in 1899. Mercury glass bedside lamps and a Venetian mirror complete the romantic and decadently lavish interior.

Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Penthouse Suite - Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

View of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
  • The Company's Gardens - Opposite Hotel
  • South African National Gallery - 1 Kilometre
  • District Six Museum - 2 Kilometres
  • Table Mountain - 3 Kilometres
  • Victoria And Alfred Waterfront - 5 Kilometres
  • Robben Island - 20 Minute Boat Trip From V &A 
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - 10 Kilometres
  • Constantia Vineyards - 15 Kilometres
  • Chapman's Peak Drive -15 Kilometres
  • Boulders Beach - 40 Kilometres
  • Cape Point - 60 Kilometres
Rates Information
Rates available on request:

The Mount Nelson Hotel

76 Orange Street
Cape Town
South Africa

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