Occupying a breathtaking site on the lower slopes of Table Mountain and just a short stroll from the historic city center and vibrant Kloof Street, the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers quiet sophistication and style in an unmatched setting.

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“I have travelled a great deal in the world … but my favourite hotel is the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town” – so wrote the late Sir Laurens van der Post. Founded by Donald Currie, the shipping magnate, in 1899 and still a favorite hotel of many a seasoned traveler, the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel provides a sense of history to those who visit.

Painted with the famous “Mount Nelson’s Blush”, the rosy-pink hue first mixed for the hotel in the 1920’s, the building almost glows in the distance as it is approached via the grand Palm Avenue. A lovely pink rose in the same shade as the hotel, bred especially for the hotel’s centennial celebration in 1999, lightly scents the stunning surrounding gardens.

Once inside the hotel, the traveler experiences the gracious living and hospitality for which the Mount Nelson Hotel is famed. The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel provides wonderful service, a lovely location and a sense of history. Each of the 56 suites and 145 bedrooms at Mount Nelson Hotel are individually furnished and provided with fully-appointed private bathrooms.

A unique feature of the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is its four ‘wings’ of luxurious accommodation, all set in private gardens planted with lavender and iceberg roses. The Palm Avenue wing – Taunton House, Green Park, Helmsley and Hof Villa – is reached from the main house via the leafy Palm Avenue. Guests staying in these rooms enjoy unrivaled serenity and seclusion while residing at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.

Dominated by Cape Georgian architectural style, the Mount Nelson Hotel is furnished in keeping with the period using rich woods and beautiful fabrics. The hotel also has an intriguing collection of memorabilia from the days of the Union Castle Line, when passengers would disembark and rush straight to the comforts of the “Nellie”. Afternoon tea here is a Cape Town institution. The table groans with a sumptuous spread of elegant finger sandwiches, pastries, fresh cape fruits, scones, muffins and fabulous gateaux, while a pianist plays for you. Breakfast may be taken in the Oasis Restaurant with its lavender-bordered terrace, and dinner in the elegant Planet Restaurant, voted one of the top ten hotel restaurants in the world, provides a true taste of the Cape with a cuisine inspired by French, Dutch, and Eastern influences.

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