Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa (show on map)

Expert reviews

Fodors review:

“This distinctive pink landmark has been the grande dame of Cape Town since it opened its doors in 1899 to accommodate passengers just off the Union-Castle steamships.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Cape Town.

Forbes review:

“Painted pink in 1918 to commemorate peace and the end of World War I, Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town is one of Cape Town’s most talked-about landmarks. An icon in its own right, the hotel has welcomed many famous guests over the years, including Queen Elizabeth II, John Lennon, Nelson Mandela and even the Dalai Lama.”

CNN review:

“Located at the foot of Table Mountain, this thoroughly updated historic hotel has been a Cape Town landmark or two centuries. The extraordinary pink exterior has earned the hotel a number of famous nicknames, ‘Mount Nelson Pink’ and ‘Pink Lady’ among them.”

Telegraph review:

“Cape Town’s iconic pink lady opened her doors in 1899, and has attracted a well-heeled mix of loyal guests ever since. Service is impeccable, interiors are glamorous, gardens immaculately groomed, and the number of restaurants, bars and city sights within strolling distance to its doorstep are plentiful.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.8 out of 5.0

Ranked 2nd in Cape Town


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All you need to know

Located on 76 Orange Street in the famous Gardens district of Cape Town, this five-star establishment offers posh and lush accommodation and room options looking to get the best of thrills and excitement the city has to offer. As the perfect departure spot to the most famous attractions in the city, the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers proximity to these places while the farther areas can be easily reached by the shuttle services offered by the hotel. Form the hotel; you can enjoy the various city places of interest such as Table Mountain and Robben Island.

The several wings in the hotel rooms have unique characteristics that are peculiar to them. This was put in place so that guests can sample as many choices as possible before arriving at a decision. The hotel is regarded as iconic due to its beautiful design and architecture as well as the efficiency of the services provided by the hotel.

The rooms in the hotel feature standard amenities such as full air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a minibar and a flat-screen TV with several cable channels. The private bathrooms also come with marble floors and thoughtful touches such as toiletries and bathroom slippers.

Guests can enjoy the very best of meals served tastefully and exquisitely in the restaurants. Here, they have several options on the menu ranging from local dishes to continental cuisines.

The hotel offers an outdoor pool where guests can enjoy several laps after a long day. Other facilities and services offered are an outdoor terrace, airport shuttle, car hire, gift shop and VIP room facilities for special guests.


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