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Looking forward to the weekend - how about doing something OTT and book yourself an indulgent overnight stay at The Nellie, with a sumptuous "breakfast with a view" in the Oasis Bistro the next morning? The Simply Sublime winter special for... SA residents is R2 995 for two people sharing, with breakfast, and it also includes something that will delight the child in you – a one hour ride on state-of-the-art electric bikes, connecting you with the city in a way you haven’t ever done before. ph: 021 483-1000 or e-mail: reservations.mnh@belmond.com See More
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With our ongoing partnership with the Maboneng Township Arts Experience and embracing the 2014 World Design Capital, we are now showcasing the artwork of James Musoke-Lule in the Nkanyezi Gallery (in the corridor joining Planet Bar and Restaurant).

The Nkanyezi Gallery will be open to the public every day and all works are for sale.

Keep your eye on our updates for exciting future artist announcements.
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Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor!
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There is a lovely little story behind Timeless, the Belmond Mount Nelson signature fragrance used for our in-room amenities, created by Charlotte Rhys.

This is what Charlotte Rhys had to say about the creation of Timeless .... (and we feel somewhat flattered):

"This unique fragrance captures the hotel's sophisticated elegance with a classic timelessness that epitomises its distinctive character.
A medley of notes echoes the poise and grace of the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel's character. We combined a bouquet of joyfully fruity top notes with base notes of warm sensual amber, earthy musk and calming cedarwood, to achieve a lusciously elegant fragrance.

It is named Timeless, a reflection of the timeless serenity, beauty and style of the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.
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OFFER TO SOUTH AFRICA RESIDENTS!

Our annual winter specials are available again until September 2014.

Choose between three packages we have to offer, including a spa treatment or a dinner at Planet Restaurant or a night in a Suite including a delicious Afternoon Tea.

The above packages include a 60 minute electrical bike ride too.

Rates are R3450 per room per night.

For more information and bookings visit our website on http://www.mountnelson.co.za/web/ocap/exclusive_packages.jsp
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Spoil your Dad this Father's Day with an indulgent Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea on the 15th of June.

Enjoy a delicious selection of hot, savoury treats and teatime favourites while a live jazz pianist sets the scene.

Our magnificent spread will offer some of dad’s favourites - biltong sandwiches, mini prego rolls, southern fried chicken wraps, curried lamb pies, as well as all of our traditional sweet treats and cakes... to name but a few.

Afternoon brandy tastings will also be available in Planet Bar.

Price: R235 per person, R120 per child under 12.

Bookings essential at reservations.mnh@belmond.com or contact us on 021 483 1948.
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76 Orange Street Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
76 Orange Street, GardensZAWestern CapeCape Town8001
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a year ago
Afternoon Tea. Being from a partial English Heritage and background, tea is in the blood. Even though my rebellious colonial side is my dominant way of living, there are a few traditions and cultures from the UK that I still tend to follow. Yorkshire pudding, minced-meat pies, eggs & soldiers, and of course tea, are items that traditionally brake through the renegade colonials known today as the Americans. When I went on a visit to South Africa, my first stop along the way was Cape Town, a beautiful city rich with culture, food, and people. Tucked away in the city is an old Victorian Style pink hotel called the Mount Nelson, which happens to be rated in the top three best presentations for afternoon tea in the world. You know I had to go. I had just finished visiting Robben Island, the Alcatraz of Africa, where among others; Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 20 years. This was three days before Madiba died, so the country had not yet begun its morning. I arrived at the Mount Nelson Hotel just before 3:00 for their famous afternoon tea. I was seated in a waiting area next to the dining room, while they prepared my table. This waiting area had a wonderful tea setup display. I drank the tea while eating some snacks, taking my time, and enjoying the scenery around me. The property was beautiful and well maintained. I finished the Kenyan tea, and then moved on to the signature Mount Nelson Tea, which had been blended from six different African-Asian style teas: Darjeeling, Kenya, Assam, Keemun, Yunnan, Ceylon, and pink rose petals from their garden. The third and final tea for that day as I finished my third trip to the petit fours table was a Rooibos tea grown specifically on the western part of the country in higher altitude of the Cederberg Mountains, also known as the red gold of South Africa, with hints of orange and honey. Read the full review by visiting the Wine, Dine, and Play blog, search the blog archives under January 2014, for Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea,
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Ultimate Africa Safaris
a year ago
With Table Mountain as a backdrop, this historic hotel has so much potential, but it fails to meet expectations. Built on land formerly used for slave and horse auctions the Mount Nelson was the first hotel to offer hot and cold running water in South Africa… today service lacks. As one example when it came to cleaning our room (or more literally not cleaning our room) the hotel was very quick to make excuses, placing blame on the guest first, and taking responsibility last. The hotel is renowned for two things - there afternoon tea and there gardens. The gardens, in my opinion are neither extravagant nor are they bad, but instead somewhere in the middle. I noticed weeds coming up between many of the paving stones. The afternoon tea is the hotels only saving grace. With 32 teas including their own blend, and hosts to assist with recommendations and steeping, all you have to do is sit back, enjoy the cucumber sandwiches and scones (the have an amazing spread of sandwiches, pies, cakes, and other sweet and savory treats laid out) as a pianist tickles the ivories. Once you have experienced the afternoon tea, it's easy to see why it's so popular – from multi generational families to middle aged women, to young professional Capetonians dressed in their finest. The pros of this hotel include the gardens, an excellent afternoon tea and breakfast and a decently sized gym and pool. The cons however outweigh the pros. Specifically service was poor, there is only one small elevator and views are limited in a town where almost every hotel has jaw dropping vistas. Honestly, while staying here, with my view of the pool and surrounding office buildings / shops it didn’t feel very Cape Town’ish. Too bad Table Mountain is behind the hotel! Also I was not impressed with the Prius vehicles used for free transfers (other comparable hotels in Cape Town offer transfers in BMW’s, Jags and Mercedes’). Interesting as well that free transfers are offered to Camp’s Bay and Table Mountain but not to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Perhaps they are concerned guests will see the waterfront and want to stay at one of the nice hotels there! My personal recommendation is visit it for afternoon tea, but don’t stay overnight.
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Michelle Samson
3 years ago
beautiful hotel and spa. Lovely grounds.
A Google User
a year ago
The morning tea was really only worthwhile because the waiter was very friendly and attentive.but the food was very average and underwhelming
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Rugged Touch
4 months ago
Is a great place to visit with nice view...love it
Wined Dined
2 years ago
They ruined their restaurant taking out the classy old dame Cape Colony and replacing it with the Planet restaurant. YUK! A theme for theme park I suspect. Food was average hotel food nicely presented at what one expects to pay. Nothing exceptional and typical of a big old hotel. They hd a good vegetarian selection but I would never dine there again. Service is okay, quiality okay. Just the hotel is a bit tired and like an old ship, needs repainting and the barnacles scraped off its hull.
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A Google User
4 years ago
As a treat for our mum we booked to have breakfast at the Mount Nelson which was an absolute waste as we were sat in the Oasis restaurant which was like sitting in a sterile eating hall with no atmosphere. Not a thing had been done for Mother's Day not even a happy mother's day greeting by the staff. A simple chocolate on the side plate or a rose for the ladies would have made all the difference. At a cost of R290 per person for a mediocre breakfast that could have been trumped by just about any restaurant at half the price the experience was VERY disappointing!
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A Google User
3 years ago
The Mount Nelson hotel is the best hotel in Africa - it's old colonial splendour, its beautiful gardens - and the Planet Bar for pre-dinner or theatre drinks - or come back after the show for champagne!