Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

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Afar Magazine

Say hello as you visit the Mount Nelson — affectionately known as the Pink Lady, for its rosy hue — for its celebrated high tea. Full review →



The colonial traditions of the century-old Mount Nelson Hotel will please anyone yearning for a quieter pace of life.

Be sure to specify the size of the bed you want: Sometimes they push two singles together.

Condé Nast Traveler 89.1

This "old and evocative" flamingo-pink hotel at the foot of Table Mountain is on a garden estate near the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

A colonial masterpiece and Cape Town’s most famous hotel, the “Pink Lady” is at the foot of Table Mountain.


Fodor's Tick Choice

It retains a traditional charm and gentility that other luxury hotels often lack. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Having opened its doors in 1899 to accommodate the passengers of the Union and Castle lines, this is the undisputed grande dame of colonial hotels. Full review →


Gayot 48

This historic landmark sits pretty in pink at the foot of Table Mountain. Full review →


Insight Guides

Traditionally one of the “Big Five” luxury hotels in Cape Town and still the grande dame of Cape Town’s historic hotels. Full review →



In the shadow of Table Mountain, Cape Town’s grandest hotel is pretty in pink and packed with colonial charm. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The sugar-pink painted ‘Nellie’ recalls Cape Town’s colonial era with its chintz decor and doormen in pith helmets.


Oyster 4.0

Amenities include a pool, luxury spa, gym, and two heated outdoor pools, and the on-site fine-dining restaurant... while it has an upscale feel, families are welcome. Full review →


Rough Guide

Set in extensive established gardens, with arrival along a palm-lined colonnade, its location is unbeatable – the city centre is on the doorstep – but you pay through the nose for what you get.


Star Service Tick 5

The attentiveness of the personnel and the richness of the appointments conspire to create a feeling of exclusivity and elegance, with a reputation that certainly precedes itself Full review →


The Telegraph 9.0

This historic Cape Town hotel, in large, beautifully manicured gardens, opened in 1899, and attracts a loyal and well-heeled mix of locals and guests. Full review →


Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

Since it opened in 1899, the city's undisputed grande dame has played host to a slew of dignitaries and stars and it continues to be a hotel of choice for well-heeled travellers. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Since 1899, this pink-faced colonial beauty—just a stroll away from the Company Gardens—has been the reigning queen of Cape Town’s hotels. Full review →

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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

5 Star Hotel belmond.com

76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa

Contact 021 483 1000
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Conferences
  • Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Accessible

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