The grande dame of Cape Town luxury hotels, The Mount Nelson has hosted famous names from Churchill to Conan Doyle, the Dalai Lama to Leonardo di Caprio over its 110 years history. An oasis of old-world grandeur set in lush gardens in the heart of Cape Town’s historic centre, with the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain presiding over all, its effortless combination of timeless tradition and contemporary comfort appeals to international stars of all generations, and is just as much an attraction to local Capetonians who come for its legendary high teas, lavish breakfasts, the glamorous Planet Bar or sensory indulgence at the Librisa Spa.Read More

As you’d expect of such a grand old lady, the Nellie, as the hotel is affectionately known, has undergone extensive refurbishments over recent years, so the 200 rooms and suites offer all the modern comforts, while retaining the calm and elegant décor of an English country house.

Looking out over the gardens, the pool or Table Mountain, the rooms offer a wide variety of choice: from the Garden cottage suites, historic cottages with glamorous four poster beds, separate living room and dining room, perfectly secluded and private for honeymooners, to the deluxe rooms in the main hotel with spacious sitting area and elegant marble bathroom. Widescreen TV with DVD player, iPod dock and wifi are incorporated seamlessly into the historic interiors.

The glamour of the Mount Nelson Hotel comes into its own in the public rooms: The Planet restaurant and bar with its high moulded ceilings, where bygone era meets contemporary chic in the fibre optic chandeliers and excellent meals are served in style, the country house ease of the Oasis bistro with its al fresco terrace, or the elegant lounge where afternoon teas of superb decadence are served. Perhaps surprisingly amid all this grand living, children are warmly welcomed: there are kids activities, a playroom, a large heated swimming pool (there’s a second secluded pool just for adults) and the luxurious Librisa spa even has a special kids’ menu of treatments.

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Superior Room

These inviting, cosy rooms are perfect for single travellers or for accompanying children. Each boasts a plush king-size or twin beds with luxury linens plus a writing desk and a marble bathroom.

Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe Rooms combine understated charm with modern luxury. Each features a sitting area, perfect to unwind.Located in the Main Building, the Oasis Wing and Green Park, each Deluxe Room has a unique design and personality. Some rooms offer a balcony, while all enjoy an inviting marble en-suite bathroom.

Junior Suite

For guests requiring more spacious accommodation, Junior Suites offer a bedroom with an open-plan sitting area. Located in the Main Building and Green Park areas of the hotel, some Junior Suites benefit from an inviting balcony.

Deluxe Junior Suite

Light and airy, Deluxe Junior Suites are found in the Main Building and Green Park wings. They include a spacious bedroom and an inviting open-plan sitting area. Large windows let the outside in, while most have balconies where you can unwind.

Studio Suites

Studio Suites enjoy an open plan design, featuring a spacious bedroom and lounge area. They are situated in the Green Park, Helmsley and Taunton House areas of the hotel. Each is appointed with a luxurious marble bathroom, while some also feature a balcony.

Deluxe Studio Suites

Deluxe Studio Suites are found in the Green Park and Helmsley areas of the hotel. They’re a perfect choice for families travelling with children, as the added space allows for a cot or extra bed if required.

One Bedroom Suites

These suites feature spacious bedrooms and a large separate, open-plan lounge area. Many offer an inviting balcony, while some also benefit from a personal wet bar. One Bedroom Suites are found in the Main Building, Helmsley, Hof Villa and Taunton House areas of the hotel.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suites

Deluxe One Bedroom Suites are found in the Main Building, Green Park, Helmsley, Hof Villa and Taunton House areas of the hotel.They offer a true taste of grand living. Each boasts a separate bedroom, large lounge and dining area with Nespresso coffee machines. Some have balconies or a guest cloakroom.Each is luxuriously appointed and individually designed, and some enjoy a walk-in dressing room. Some of these suites have a kitchenette and a wet bar, while all feature marble bathrooms with a walk-in dressing room.

Garden Cottage Suites

A row of eight restored, historic cottages, adjacent to the secluded pool, make up the Garden Cottage Suites.A luxurious home away from home, each cottage sits behind a scented rose garden, enclosed by a picket fence, ensuring a haven of peace and privacy.The ideal romantic hideaway for honeymooners and couples. Other special features include separate living and dining areas, wet bars, mini-libraries and enclosed patios.

Deluxe Garden Cottages Suites

These magnificently furnished suites have an entrance hall, a large lounge with a fireplace and a dining room. The suite will either have its own private terrace or a balcony overlooking the pool and garden.

Presidential Suite

The luxurious Presidential Suite encompasses a stylish marbled entrance hall, a private dining room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a large lounge leading onto a balcony with stunning views of Table Mountain. There is also a wet bar, complete with a microwave, stove, sink and kitchen utensils.