Mount Nelson Hotel


5 star hotel
76 Orange Street Gardens Cape Town
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Lonely Planet review

The sugar-pink painted ‘Nellie’ recalls Cape Town’s colonial era with its chintz decor and doormen in pith helmets. Recently renovated rooms sport elegant silver and mossy green decorations. Service is mixed but it’s very good for families since it pushes the boat out for the little ones, with kid-sized robes and free biscuits and milk at bedtime, not to mention the big pool and three hectares of gardens including tennis courts.

Our independent authors have visited Mount Nelson Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Cape Town.

Services & facilities

  • Parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking
  • Swimming pool
    • Available
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Wi-Fi
    • Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Internet services
  • Air Conditioning
    • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor space
    • Terrace
    • Garden
  • Accessibility
    • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Non-smoking throughout
  • Guest services
    • Vip room facilities
    • Room service
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Tour desk
  • Breakfast
    • Breakfast in the room
  • Transport/transfers
    • Car hire
    • Shuttle service (free)
    • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant (buffet)
    • Restaurant (à la carte)
  • Spa
    • Barber/beauty shop
  • Bar
    • Available
  • Recreation
    • Games room
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • Currency exchange
  • Concierge
    • Concierge service

Description provided by property

Nestled on a lush garden estate in the heart of the city, this luxurious hotel is an icon of Cape Town and committed to excellent 5-star quality and service. Just a stone’s throw from Company Gardens, Mount Nelson Hotel is a tranquil oasis in the bustling city centre. Enjoy the hotel’s famous afternoon tea on the terrace or have a swim in one of the pools. Extensive wellness facilities, including a tennis court, ensure a truly memorable stay. Each of the Nelson’s accommodation wings has its own character, with private gardens and facilities. Order in room service and take in the elegance of your room. Marble bathrooms and specially designed furniture make each unit an exclusive retreat after a long day. Complimentary transfers are available to the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town Railway Station. Explore the city’s highlights, including Table Mountain and Robben Island. The multilingual concierge staff is happy to take care of your requests.

Food & beverage

With a choice of venues, each with its own individual style, you can enjoy some of Cape Town's best cuisine at the Mount Nelson Hotel. Pay a visit to The Planet Restaurant or opt for al fresco dining at the Oasis Bistro, where you can enjoy Mediterranean dishes. Afternoon tea is served daily in the lounge. The bar, Planet, provides you with the perfect setting for a glass of champagne or a cocktail under the African night sky.

Travel information

By car: - Arriving at Cape Town International Airport, follow the N2 in the direction of Cape Town. - After passing the Liesbeek Parkway turn-off, bear on the left and follow the signs directing you to the city. - Pass under 2 bridges. - At the third bridge, the road forks. - Follow the bend to the right. - The N2 will then merge with the M3 to form 5 lanes. - Make sure you stay on 1 of the 2 left lanes as you need to proceed on De Waal Drive. - Continue on De Waal Drive as it winds its way around the foot of Table Mountain. - Slow down as you pass under an overhead walkway and take the left turn-off onto Mill Street. - Continue along Mill Street/Orange Street, crossing 2 sets of traffic lights. - Before the pedestrian traffic lights on your left-hand side, you will see the entrance to the Mount Nelson Hotel.

Important information

The hotel will contact you to complete a credit authorisation form in order to proceed with deposit payments as stipulated in the deposit policy.
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