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Mount Nelson Hotel

Open All Year... Cape Town is acclaimed as one of the world's most attractive cities. The Mount Nelson is the perfect base from which to explore the region's natural and cultural highlights, including Table Mountain, Cape Point and the wine lands.

Hotel Overview

Cape Town is acclaimed as one of the world's most attractive cities. The Mount Nelson is the perfect base from which to explore the region's natural and cultural highlights, including Table Mountain, Cape Point and the wine lands.


Children: The Mount Nelson Hotel is ideal for children of all ages. The Hotel has wooden Victorian cots available on request as well as a basket of assorted baby products (creams, lotions, wet wipes, nappy gel etc). Specially fitted white linen is used on the non-suffocating baby pillows and duvet. If the hotel knows that there are children checking in with parents, a baby/toddlers robe and t-shirt will be in the room along with the 2 standard adult robes. The baby/toddler robes and slippers will be placed on the cot/bed at turn-down along with the adult robes.

Leisure: Enjoy playing tennis on the two, all weather, hard Tennis Courts in the Hotel grounds, play Golf in the nearby golf courses or take a dip in a choice of two Heated pools. Tone up in the Hotel's Gymnasium, or relax and enjoy the extensive Beauty treatments in our Body Care Clinic and hair salon. Guests have full access to all Hotel facilities, including the high-tech gymnasium with personal trainers, two heated swimming pools and two all surface flood lit tennis courts. Running routes around Cape Town as well as other outdoor activities are available upon request.

Sports & Fitness:

The Gymnasium: The Mount Nelson Hotel's high tech Gymnasium is fully equipped with top of the range imported cardiovascular equipment as well as a multi-station from the USA. Spin bikes and a boxing bag form part of the facilities offered. Two personal trainers are available throughout the day for fitness assessments as well as training routines. The Gym is fully Air-conditioned and has a television and video machine as well as a high-fi.. The gym is open daily from 06:00-21:00.

Personal Training:The following personal trainers are available:

  • Tennis pro
  • Golf pro on request.
  • Swimming coach on request.
  • Fitness consultant and personal trainer.

Health & Beauty:

Sharon's Body Care Clinic: Sharon's Body Care Clinic at The Mount Nelson Hotel is renowned for its innovative treatments and expert care. With a reputation for being at the cutting edge of the latest beauty and relaxation techniques, Sharon's provides the solution to most beauty problems, in an atmosphere of calm and peaceful relaxation. Sharon's includes four fully equipped treatment Rooms, which feature relaxing background music to help clients relax and unwind. Treatments include facials, massages, waxing, as well as Dermalogica spa treatments and facials, Environ pigmentation and facial rejuvenation treatments, as well as a revolutionary cellulite treatment program. Massage treatments include aromatherapy, using only the finest oils imported from France. The Body Care Clinic is run by five therapists who give treatments from Monday to Saturday from 08h30 to 18h30 daily and is located in the pink cottages next to the main pool adjacent to the Oasis poolside Restaurant.

Classes & Treatments: Also available through our Body Care Clinic or Gymnasium are external professionals who can be contracted by prior arrangement to provide the following:

  • Reiki.
  • Shiatsu.
  • Reflexology.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Yoga lessons.
  • Homeopathy.
  • Physiotherapy.
  • T'ai chi lessons.
  • Ayurveda Massage.
  • Deep-tissue Massage.
  • Chiropractic Treatments.
Linda of London : Internationally recognised hairstylists featuring all traditional hair services including hair colour specialists. Specialised treatments in the Hair Spa, manicures and pedicures in The Bali Room. Also well known for the Colour World and all aspects of hairdressing, also incorporating the Barbershop for gentlemen. Open Monday to Saturday from 8:30 to 18:00.


  • Signature Boutique: Finest quality merchandise and curios incorporating the distinctive style of Orient-Express Hotels and embodying them in the spirit of Africa. Open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 20:00. Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 20:00
  • Kottlers Gift Shop:World-famous curio and gift shop since 1896.Open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 20:30. Sunday from 9:00 to 1:00 and 4:00 to 20:00 


Each of the 56 Suites and 145 Bedrooms are individually furnished and provided with fully appointed private Bathrooms. Non-smoking Rooms, Inter-Leading Rooms, Executive Business Rooms, Suites and Paraplegic facilities and Rooms with Balconies are available on request.

Room Facilities:

  • Telephones
  • Writing Desk
  • Voice-Mail
  • Wake-Up Call
  • Data Port

A unique feature of the Mount Nelson Hotel is its four wings-referred to as the Palm Avenue Wing, 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 unrivalled serenity and seclusion while residing at the Mount Nelson Hotel.

Superior Rooms: The Superior Rooms are spacious, elegant and functional, and are ideal for quiet, out-of-town work or relaxation. There is a choice of twin or king size Beds, with Rooms offering garden, pool or Table Mountain views. All Rooms have a separate Sitting Area, and the Bathrooms vary in size. The Rooms are situated in the Oasis wing of the main House and in the Green Park complex. Business Rooms are also available on the Green Park executive floor. There are 92 Superior Rooms in the Hotel. The Superior Rooms are a minimum size of 46 square meters-including Bathrooms.

Luxury Rooms: Each with a light and relaxed atmosphere, the Luxury Rooms are larger in size than the Superior Rooms, with a Larger Sitting Area and Bathroom. Understated old-world charm is complemented by practical modern luxury for the discerning traveller.The Rooms are located in the Green Park complex, the main house and Taunton House, with interconnecting Rooms available on request. Business Rooms are also available on the Orient-Express Business floor. There are 44 Luxury Rooms in the Hotel. The Luxury Rooms are a minimum size of 47 square meters-including Bathrooms.

Executive Business Rooms: The Executive Business Rooms are ideal for business travellers. The Rooms include the following services: Dedicated Private Business Lounge, complimentary estate wines and canapes served in the Room in the evenings, on site Chauffeur Service, complimentary Spa Treatment, complimentary Pressing of a suite or shirt, in Room Tea/Coffee making facilities, in-room business facilities-Copier, Printer, Fax Machine, Modem Port, Business Stationary, 20% reduction on all Business Centre Service fees, Express check-in and Check-out.   

Paraplegic Rooms There are two luxury Rooms specifically constructed to meet the needs of paraplegics. These Rooms are situated in the Green Park complex with views overlooking the spacious courtyard with fountain. The Paraplegic Rooms are a minimum size of 47 square metres-including Bathroom.

Facilities include:

  • Low Sink.
  • Low Bath.
  • Open Cupboards.
  • Movable Showerhead.
  • Open Shower with Chair.
  • Wider Bathroom doors-85 cm.
  • Handrails around the Bath, Toilet, Sink and Shower.

Junior Suites:

These one Bedroom spacious Suites with en-Suite Bathroom, include an open plan, comfortable Lounge. These Suites are situated in the Palm Avenue wing as well as the main house and have views of Table Mountain, our beautiful gardens or a spacious courtyard with fountain. A number of theses Rooms interconnect with a Superior Room, making them ideal for families. Some of these Rooms have separate Lounges and some are open plan. There are 18 Junior Suites in the Hotel. The Junior Suites are a minimum size of 63 square meters-including Bathrooms.

Executive Suites:

These Suites are larger than the medium Suites, with beautiful views and spacious open-plan Lounges and Dining areas, some of which are open to the Bedroom, and feature newly renovated, luxurious marble Bathrooms with walk-in Dressing Room. A Kitchenette/Wet Bar is provided with small Microwave, Cooking Stove, Washbasin and general Kitchen utensils. They are situated in the Helmsley complex and Taunton House and all have private balconies equipped with garden furniture. There are 9 Executive Suites in the Hotel. The Executive Suites are a minimum size of 63 square meters-including Bathrooms.

Deluxe Suites:

These Suites are larger than the Executive Suites, with separate Living and Dining areas and have luxurious marble Bathrooms with walk-in dressing Rooms. A Kitchenette/wet Bar is provided with small Microwave, Cooking Stove, Washbasin and general Kitchen utensils. Located in Palm Avenue and offer views of the garden. Eight of these Suites are located along the Sydenham Terrace and are referred to as Garden Cottages with their own private gardens. There are 21 Deluxe Suites in the Hotel. The Deluxe Suites are a minimum size of 88 square meters-including Bathrooms.

Luxury Suites:

All these Suites are situated in the main house and feature an entrance Hall, large Lounge and Dining Room, and main Bedroom. Some have two Bathrooms and all have CD players. Luxury Suites are very spacious and have spectacular views of the garden and pool or Table Mountain. Two luxury Suites are situated in the Palm Avenue wing and are available upon request. A luxurious marbled Foyer sets the ambience of this spacious double Suite with en-Suite Bathroom, separate Living and dining area and private balcony facing Table Mountain. A guest Cloakroom as well as a Kitchenette is provided with small Microwave, Cooking Stove, Washbasin and general Kitchen utensils. There are 8 Luxury Suites in the Hotel. The Luxury Suites are a minimum size of 99 square meters-including Bathrooms.

Room Facilities:

  • Safe
  • Bottled Water
  • Writing Desks
  • Mood Lighting
  • Mini Bar 
  • Fridge
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Opening Windows
  • 24 H in-room Dining
  • Individually Controlled Air-conditioning Units
  • Sewing Kits
  • Suit, Skirt/Padded Hangers
  • Beds are Turned down and serviced twice daily
  • Luxury Bathroom Amenities/Toiletries and Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom
  • Scale
  • Lighted makeup Mirror
  • International Plugs
  • Shaver Sockets
  • Shaver Mirrors
  • Two Line Touch-dial Telephones with Data Ports
  • Voicemail
  • Luxurious 100% Cotton Linen
  • Non-allergenic Foam Pillows
  • Satellite Television
  • Radio
  • Video recorder
  • AM/FM Clock radio


Lodging Facilities

Medical Services
Health / Beauty Care
Child Care
Sports Nearby
Internet Access
Swimming Pool
Fitness Room
Wheelchair Accessible
Laundry & Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Tennis Court
Business Centre / Services


Internet Access
Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub
Bathrobes & Slippers
Music System
Mini Bar
Safe Box

Conference facilities

PC - Printer
Booths for Simultaneous Interpreting
LCD Projector
Flip Chart
Slide Projector
Xerox Copier

Accommodation Type



The Leading Hotels of the World
Orient Express


  • On-site Guest Laundry
  • 24 hour Medical Support
  • Restaurants
  • Children Activities
  • Fitness Room
  • Shopping
  • Paraplegic Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Heated Swimming Pools

Food & Beverages

  • The Cape Colony Restaurant: The Cape Colony Restaurant features Modern South African cuisine and contemporary jazz every evening. The a la Carte menu offers a wealth of mouth-watering tastes that are a fusion of Mediterranean, Cape Malay and Oriental cuisines, while the wine list comprises a cross-section of wines from many of the Cape's top vineyards. The Cape Colony is open daily. Voted one of the top 10 Hotel Restaurants in the world by Hotel Magazine.
  • The Oasis Restaurant: The Oasis superb setting overlooking the picturesque gardens and swimming pool of the Mount Nelson Hotel makes it the perfect Venue for informal alfresco dining. The Restaurant offers an extensive Mediterranean-style buffet as well as a tantalising a la Carte menu at lunch time. The Oasis is open daily.
  • Tea Lounge: Afternoon tea became fashionable in the 1840s, 200 years after the first tea was brought from China. It became a British institution and a tradition which the Mount Nelson Hotel has the pleasure of continuing in the Lounge. The Mount Nelson Hotel has been voted best tea in the world for two years running by Michael Winner - well known for his Restaurant column in the Sunday Times (UK) and his book Winner's Dinners. A piano accompanies the afternoon tea daily with light contemporary tunes. During certain months themed teas will be available on Saturdays and Sundays to compliment the traditional afternoon tea buffet. These include Death by Chocolate teas (Chocolate Mousse Cake, Chocolate & Almond Torte, Chocolate Petit Fours), Heritage Teas (melktert, koeksisters and mosbolletjies), Strawberry Teas (Fresh strawberries & cream, strawberry themed cakes) and Botanical Teas (Rooibos Tea Mousse Cake, Rosewater scones and Honey & Lavender muffins).
  • The Lord Nelson Bar: Reminiscent of a gentleman's club, an ideal spot to try one of the famous Orient-Express Hotel cocktails from around the world.Open Monday to Sunday from 5:00 pm to close.We also have a range of quality Whiskeys and Cigars available at the Bar.

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