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In the heart of Cape Town

Set in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is at the foot of Table Mountain, and just a short stroll from downtown offering easy access to all major attractions. The beach area is also nearby, as well as the fashionable Kloof Street; guests have the ideal central base from which to discover the city.

Restaurants and champagne bar

Enjoy a drink at the Champagne bar or grab a bite at Planet Restaurant, one of the 2 restaurants, which serves Mediterranean cuisine. A full-service spa and 2 outdoor pools are also featured at this 5-star Cape Town hotel. Other amenities include outdoor tennis courts, free WiFi, and free valet parking.

Free WiFi, LED TV's

All 198 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and 42-inch LED TV's. Free WiFi, as well as DVD players and work desks are also provided. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This 5-star Cape Town hotel has 2 restaurants including the Planet Restaurant, serving Mediterranean cuisine, and the chic Oasis Bistro. The Planet Bar offers an extensive champagne, cocktail, and canape menu. A 24-hour room service is also provided.

Recreation amenities include the Librisa Spa, offering facials and body scrubs, as well as detox wraps, Swedish massages, and deep-tissue massages. Guests may also relax in the 2 outdoor pools and enjoy the sun loungers. The pool bar is the ideal spot for drinks before dinner. A fitness center, a sauna, a steam room, and outdoor floodlit tennis courts are also available. Family-friendly amenities include a free children's club, babysitting and supervised childcare/activities.

Free WiFi is available in public areas and the business center includes 7 meeting rooms. Amenities also include free valet parking, free area shuttle, and free newspaper in the lobby.

  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Total number of rooms - 198 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Hair salon 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Year Built 1899 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Health club 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Garden 
  • Business center 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 7 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • 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 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Climate control 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • LED TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

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

Planet Restaurant - Dining with the stars is guaranteed at Cape Town’s most stylish restaurant. Crystal balls grace the entrance and the decor includes a galaxy-themed carpet, planetary chandelier and twinkling ceilings. Matching the decor are Chef Rudi Liebenberg’s heavenly menus, journeys of gastronomic discovery featuring the freshest local ingredients. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the restaurant resonates to the sound of live piano music. The unique, intimate atmosphere of the Planet Restaurant cellar is an ideal venue for a perfect private party. Open exclusively for dinner. 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. The bar’s stylish celestial decor, quirky touches and comfy couches create a relaxing ambiance. Whether you’re people watching from the terrace in the summer or curling up by the fire with a glass of red in the winter, this is the place to be. Planet Bar offers an extensive cocktail menu, a wide selection of champagnes and wines, and an assortment of light canapes.

Chef’s Table - This custom-designed, interactive culinary experience featuring Mount Nelson’s finest cuisine and wines. Take your seat at an oak table in an alcove of the hotel kitchen, complete with an oversized mirror affording a perfect view of the chefs at work. Watch the chefs prepare specific dishes and discuss the recipes and the inspiration behind them. Menus are designed on the day according to Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg choice of fresh seasonal and local ingredients.

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 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails 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 day.
  • 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.

Only service dogs are allowed

24-hour check-in


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Fitness center access
  • Children's club/arcade access
  • Business center/computer access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room bottled water
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Self parking
  • Valet parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping/cleaning fees/gratuities
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 (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 965 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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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. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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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