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This classic Cape Town hotel is a landmark hotel in the heart of Cape Town, with views of the city and Table Mountain, and 3 kilometres from the V&A Waterfront; beaches are 5 kilometres away.

Champagne bar

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is a classic resort hotel located in the heart of Cape Town.

Located in the cultural centre close to top sightseeing attractions and the city’s best beaches. Several accommodation wings house 198 individually styled rooms and suites.

Satellite television, free WiFi

Guestrooms at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel are climate-controlled, with neutral decor and traditional furnishings; amenities include free WiFi, coffee/tea maker, satellite TV, free toiletries and minibars.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Belmont Mount Nelson's Oasis Bistro offers a complimentary full English buffet breakfast each morning, and also serves al fresco lunches. Planet Bar offers an extensive champagne, cocktail, and canape menu. Librisa Spa, housed in 3 Victorian buildings, incorporates a sauna; there are also 2 heated swimming pools, 2 floodlit tennis courts, and a gymnasium staffed with personal trainers (on request). The multilingual hotel staff organises day tours and excursions, allowing guests to explore the Cape Peninsula, the city center, and Cape Winelands.

Amenities also include free wired Internet access, free valet parking, 7 meeting rooms, poolside bar, free area shuttle, and supervised childcare/activities.

  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 198 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Hair salon 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Year Built 1899 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Health club 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Business center 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Garden 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 7 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 2 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free self parking 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Steam room 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pools  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Climate control 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Guests of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, enjoy a complimentary full English breakfast each morning in the Oasis Restaurant.

Planet Restaurant - Open exclusively for dinner, the restaurant serves classic contemporary dishes. Vegetarian options and children's menus are available, as well as an extensive wine list consisting of the finest Cape wines. Live entertainment featuring a harpist or pianist each night creates a soothing ambiance in the curved dining room, with its dramatic flower arrangements, floor-to-ceiling drapes and round tables. Reservation is required.

The Oasis Bistro - Facing the swimming pool and lush lawns, this informal alfresco restaurant serves contemporary dishes using fresh, local ingredients, including West Coast oysters. Guests sit at wrought iron tables, under large canvas parasols. Open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner.

Planet Bar One of Cape Town's hottest nightspots, the hotel's chic champagne and cocktail bar is open until late and offers an extensive drinks menu and light snacks. Décor features low armchairs upholstered in metallic leather, a twinkling night-sky ceiling, and large gilt mirrors. This bar offers a garden view.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel offers 2 outdoor tennis courts, with tennis lessons available onsite. Nearby, guests can find a golf driving range and miniature golf, as well as volleyball courts, a sports center, and a bowling alley. Ecotours can be arranged. Surcharges may apply to activities.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

The Librisa Spa offers 8 treatment rooms, and couples treatment rooms, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy treatments, body wraps, facials, several massages, sauna, and manicures and pedicures. Advanced reservations required for massage and spa treatments. Guests under 12 are not allowed in the spa.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Sports massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Number of treatment rooms 8 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 965 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

24-hour check-in


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 300 per person (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 965 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is listed in the 2014 Travel + Leisure 500.
  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.
  • The property is a member of Orient-Express.
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