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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

5-star5 stars
76 Orange StreetCape TownWestern Cape8001South Africa

Luxury hotel with spa, near South African National Gallery
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Awesome vibe
Delicious food
Great amenities
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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

from $396
  • Deluxe Room
  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Suite (Junior)
  • Deluxe Suite (Studio)
  • Suite (Studio)
  • Suite
  • Junior Suite

About Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

This Cape Town hotel is a landmark accommodation with views of the city and Table Mountain, and situated within one-half kilometer of the South African Jewish Museum, and South African National Gallery.

Hotel Features.
The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has tennis courts, a health club, 2 outdoor pools, children's club,, a steam room, and a sauna. Guests can find volleyball courts, table tennis, and bowling nearby. The hotel offers ecotours. The onsite Librisa Spa at this five-star property offers massage and 8 treatment rooms, including couples treatment rooms and beauty services. The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has 4 restaurants, and a bar/lounge . Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning. Amenities also include 7 meeting rooms, fitness facilities, poolside bar, and free valet parking.

Amenities featured in guestrooms include DVD players, air conditioning, and minibars. Guestrooms have 42-inch LED TV, satellite television. Business-friendly amenities include desks, direct-dial phones, free WiFi, and voice mail. All guestrooms provide coffee/tea maker, and complimentary bottled water. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, bathroom phones, free toiletries, and scales.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 198 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Due to drought conditions, water restrictions apply at this property until further notice. Guests can expect periodic water supply outages or reduced water pressure during their stay. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 7
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 1899
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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.


Planet Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Oasis Bistro - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Planet Bar - Overlooking the garden, this Champagne bar serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Chefâ??s Table - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Awards and affiliations

  • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is listed in the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and 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.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Spa access (may be limited)
  • 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

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 1175.0 per day

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 925 per person (one way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Company's Garden (6-minute walk)
  • Table Mountain (29-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 18 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 28 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 46 reviews

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
Very Good8.0
It was very pleasant and enjoyable
Patricia, us1 night trip with friends
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
The most wonderful place to stay in Capetpwn. All perfect.
A Traveler, us4 night family trip
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
Travel to S Africa
This stay was the first day on our own before our tour starts. We are still at the same place and it is very nice.
SANDRA, us1 night trip with friends
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
Beautiful, historic hotel, with amazing staff!
The staff at the Mount Nelson was amazing! They took great pride in their work and great care of me!
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
Staying at this hotel is a throwback to another age of elegance.
Carol, us5 night romance trip

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