Luxury Holidays in Cape Town.
Set in a lush garden estate in the heart of Cape Town, the Mount Nelson Hotel is an iconic property that encapsulates the true spirit of Orient-Express.
Its romantic heritage recalls the days of great ocean liners and high tea on the veranda, while its contemporary dining scene adds a lively buzz.
Situated close by Table Mountain and Cape Town’s spectacular beaches, it offers easy access to all that’s happening in this vibrant city, while its gardens and spa are an oasis of calm.
This resort has a range of room types to suit your budget and party size.
Our Classic Rooms are small, comfortable and elegant – ideal for shorter stays or business travellers. The rooms offer a view of the hotel courtyard.
Our Deluxe Rooms have an understated charm, complemented by modern luxury for the discerning traveller.
Our Superior Rooms are spacious and elegant – ideal for both leisure and business travellers. Most rooms offer views of the hotel gardens, swimming pool or Table Mountain.
The hotel has two purpose built fully accessible Junior Suites.
Our elegant Classic Suites comprise of a spacious bedroom and a small separate lounge. The rooms have a choice of twin or king sized beds.
The Deluxe Suites offer twin or king-size beds with a separate bedroom, living and dining area, a private courtyard and a balcony overlooking a picturesque courtyard with fountain.
Our Superior Suites are grander and more distinctive than the Classic Suites, offering spacious open-plan lounges and dining areas.
Junior Suites comprise of a bedroom with a larger lounge area than our rooms. Some offer a separate lounge whilst others offer an open plan lounging area.
The ideal hideaway for honeymooners and couples, the restored Garden Cottages offer a way to enjoy the best aspects of Mount Nelson Hotel from the privacy of your very own luxurious home-away-from-home.
The Presidential Suite offers the ultimate in luxury featuring a marble entrance hall, large lounge, dining room and private balcony with spectacular views of Table Mountain.
In 1990 a row of eight restored historic cottages located alongside Mount Nelson Hotel’s Sydenham Terrace pathway, adjacent to the secluded Garden Cottage pool, were converted into elegantly appointed Garden Cottage Suites.
A few steps away from the main hotel building and reception area, each cottage is situated behind a tranquil heaven-scented rose garden and enclosed by a quaint picket fence – ensuring privacy, peace and quiet.
Take in the striking Table Mountain backdrop, fresh air and sunshine as you make your way up the garden path towards your cottage. A shady veranda is the perfect spot to breakfast, and an ideal place from which to watch the squirrels at play.
Each cottage is individually decorated and elegantly appointed with the likes of toile wallpaper, Venetian mirrors, comfortable oversize couches, four poster beds and glamorous marble bathrooms. Special touches include mini-libraries, fully-equipped wet bars and fresh flowers.
The ideal hideaway for honeymooners and couples, the Garden Cottages offer guests the opportunity to enjoy the best aspects of Mount Nelson Hotel from the privacy of their very own luxurious home-away-from-home.
Find out what makes this resort special. Here are some of our personal highlights.
The Librisa Spa has become one of Cape Town’s leading day spas.Throughout the spa care has been taken to use only 100% natural ingredients in the 100% chemical free skin care range. Choosing to work with the product houses Sodashi and Africology, both of whom pride themselves on their commitment to natural ingredients. Our Signature spa treatments and experiences have been devised to enable guests not only to relax and rejuvenate but also to bring awareness to energy balancing, a sense of wellbeing, peace and contentment.Each visit begins with a wellness consultation, taking into account individuals needs. Visitors can enjoy a wide choice of Facial Treatments, Body Treatments, Massages, Salon Treatments and signature rituals in one of the eight individually decorated, oversized treatment rooms, housed in three original late Victorian buildings. Relax before or after your treatment in the Finnish sauna, steam bath and plunge pool or enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the sun splashed Conservatory where guests are invited to relax and indulge in a selection of teas and fruit juices.Events
The Mount Nelson Hotel is an ideal meeting and conference venue in the heart of Cape Town.
The combination of grace, grandeur, modern facilities and exceptional location allows the hotel to cater for a range of functions both large and small – from major trade and corporate conferences, audio-visual presentations and exhibitions, formal banquets and weddings, to smaller board meetings and intimate cocktail parties.
The Banqueting department also offers a “one stop shop” where service providers such as photographers, décor companies and event managers can be recommended.
If you are looking to organise a wedding in Cape Town, look no further than the Mount Nelson Hotel.
The wedding day is unquestionably the most special day of the bride and groom’s lives, which is why we ensure every aspect is just perfect – from the flowers on the tables to the menu, the music and the wedding cake.
Our banqueting team is thoroughly versed in wedding management – so you will receive the most perfect wedding in Cape Town you could ever desire.
The Mount Nelson Hotel’s combination of grace, modern facilities and exceptional location make it the perfect conferencing venue.
The hotel offers six different venues, catering for a range of functions from major trade and corporate conferences, audio-visual presentations and exhibitions, formal banquets and weddings, to smaller board meetings and intimate cocktail parties.
Our function coordinators are highly experienced in assisting in the planning of events, with minimum fuss and maximum service. All-inclusive packages can be created to suit your conference, including AV equipment, refreshment breaks and accommodation, if required.
The on-site Business Centre provides state-of-the-art IT equipment and facilities for delegates, including e-mail and high speed internet access and the hotel offers wireless internet connectivity throughout, including all function rooms. The hotel also offers complimentary, secure parking.
Afternoon Tea at the Mount Nelson
No visit to Cape Town is complete without Afternoon Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel. Described as one of the best high tea experiences in the world, sweet confections and savoury selections perfectly complement the superb selection of premium teas.
You’ll enjoy delicate finger sandwiches filled with rare roast beef and rocket, smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise or cucumber, and you will surely lose yourself in thought as you savour our delectable dark chocolate cake and heavenly lemon meringue. The freshly baked scones are traditional favourites, served with clotted cream and preserves, and as a special local treat, enjoy a typical South African milk tart, called “melktert” in Afrikaans.
As you walk through the crystal-studded entrance, finely woven galaxies at your feet, you know you’ve arrived at Cape Town’s newest hot-spot, the Planet Restaurant.
Join us on a gastronomic journey of discovery, where innovation meets tradition and fresh local ingredients are skilfully prepared to delight the most discerning palate.
Perfectly complementing the ambiance, Chef Rudi Liebenberg has created an out-of-this-world menu featuring smoked crocodile, Namibian red crab, rooibos cured ostrich and springbok.
The Oasis Restaurant
A sun-splashed poolside terrace overlooking the hotel’s lush garden and sparkling pool provides a bright and breezy setting for a wholesome breakfast or a relaxed alfresco lunch.
Start the day with a selection of seasonal fruit, just-pressed juices, homemade muesli, oven-fresh breads and pastries, and your choice of hot breakfast favourites. Come lunchtime, cafe-style sandwiches, pizza, pasta, and classic light meals are the order of the day.