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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

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The magnificent Belmond Mount Nelson hotel, known locally as ‘The Nellie’ is one of South Africa’s oldest and most prestigious hotels.

Opened in 1899 and a favourite over the years of luminaries such as Lord Kitchener and Winston Churchill, this distinctive landmark nestles at the foot of Table Mountain. Guests enjoy a very relaxed and civilised experience in the nine acres of rolling lawns and rose gardens. The 198 bedrooms are beautifully furnished, most in a traditional style, many with private balconies. The recently refurbished ‘Helmsley’ building offers the ultimate in luxury and adjacent are a number of beautifully restored garden cottages. There are two restaurants; the ‘Planet’ with its stylish galaxy décor and the informal ‘Oasis Bistro’. The chic bar offers a large selection of cocktails and the afternoon tea service in the hotel’s lounge is an institution. Other facilities include two heated outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a fully equipped gym and the Librisa spa. The city centre is a 20 minute walk away and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Table Mountain Cableway are both within easy reach.

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The Mount Nelson, Cape Town

By Mr & Mrs C, Surrey

The Mount Nelson hotel was wonderful. The setting and grounds are beautiful and the rooms we had were enormous, luxurious and well equipped. The staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient. 

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