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Cape Town’s iconic, rose-coloured grande dame opened her doors in 1899 to welcomes guests of all ages into its elegant interiors and immaculately groomed, dreamy gardens. And visitors are still lured beyond the doorstep, coming to enjoy the hotel’s notorious and imaginative cuisine and facilities beneath the gaze of Table Mountain. Service is impeccable, and there are many restaurants, bars, shops and city sights just outside the gates.
Belmond Mount Nelson is a big hotel where each of the 198 guestrooms and suites is individually styled, and while none of them offer sea or mountain views from the beds, the hotel is in a central, convenient location that makes life a dream come true. Just across the road are the Company Gardens, through which a delightful stroll will take you past museums and shaded lawns and into the bustling city centre. Kloof Street, with its trendy restaurants and bars, couldn’t be closer.
Or you may decide to stay put (and who could blame you?), as here you’ll find the most wonderful spa in the city, and the best pool area (there are two) too – not to mention the restaurants and bars.
Don’t miss the chance to dine at the Planet Restaurant which offers fine dining under the realm of Chef Rudi Liebenberg who’s all about locally sourced produce. His Saturday ‘Wasted’ five-course menu made from the unwanted parts of fruits, vegetables, meat and fish is an adventure in eating you’ll never forget.
It’s important to note that the East Wing of the hotel is a better choice when it comes to choosing a room. London-based interior designer Inge Moore Muza Lab oversaw the renovations of these contemporary rooms which are elegant, slick and very comfortable.
Oh yes – and bring the kids. South Africans by nature are loving and warm (and tolerant), and the child-friendly facilities here – heated pool, teen room, toddler care, a spa menu for little girls – make this hotel a parents’ dream.
How to get here
25 minutes by road from Cape Town International Airport
198 rooms & suites