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Located in Cape Town City Centre within a short walk of Company Gardens, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. This 198-room, 5-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. It's in central Cape Town and also close to Table Mountain.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM. Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Planet Restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, and serves dinner; Oasis Bistro offers relaxing pool views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 198 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. 42-inch LED TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include iPod docks, minibars, and free newspapers.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1899, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a fitness center. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 300 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.


  • Walking distance to South African National Gallery
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking

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 
  • 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 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Business center 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 7 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free self parking 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Steam room 


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

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers 198 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include minibars and safes. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • DVD player 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • 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) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • LED TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • 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 - 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 special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

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

Hotel Policies


Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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 animals are allowed

24-hour check-in


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The 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
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.

Hotel Name

  • Belmond Mount Nelson
  • Belmond Mount Nelson Cape Town
  • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
  • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel Cape Town
  • Belmond Nelson Hotel
  • Hotel Mount Nelson
  • Mount Nelson
  • Mount Nelson Hotel
  • Nelson Mount
  • Nelson Mount Hotel
  • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
  • Mount Nelson Cape Town

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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