The Hotel´s Prince of Wales archway, built in 1924, is synonymous with the Cape´s tradition of hospitality. Set at the foot of our private, palm-fringed avenue, this famous landmark stands as a welcome not only to the Mount Nelson Hotel, but to the beautiful beaches, winelands and mountains of the Cape.

Just 20 minutes´ walk from the City centre, the Mount Nelson is also perfectly located for visits to the National Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch, the Table Mountain Cableway, the scenic fishing village of Hout Bay and glorious Groot Constantia, the oldest wine estate in the country. Our chefs are constantly inspired by the superb variety of fish, fruit and wine from the abundant ocean, valleys and vineyards of the Cape. Add the exotic touch of traditional Malay cuisine, with its French, Dutch and Eastern influences, and experience the true taste of the Cape. Enjoy the young, international style and inspired cuisine of the Cape Colony or the tropical fruits which are a feature of the buffet breakfasts at our Oasis Restaurant with its lavender-bordered terrace overlooking the swimming pool and magnificent gardens. There is dinner and dancing in the elgant Edwardian Grill Room,with a classic a-la-carte menu and the most comprehensive wine list in the country.

The four perfectly restored sugar-pink cottages in Sydenham Terrace offer serenity ans seclusion in surroundings of exceptional luxury. Set apart from the hotel, in private gardens planted with lavender and Iceberg roses, the cottages are fully air conditioned and have compact individual mini-kitchens. Cottage guests enjoy full access to all the hotel´s facilities including room serevice and private catering. A swimming pool - with a superb Tabel Mountain backdrop - has been built for the exclusive use of adults and Sydenham Terrace guests.

For almost 100 years, visiting members of Royal families, international and local statesmen, celebrities and businessmen have preferred to stay at the Mount Nelson Hotel, where they are assured of privacy, comfort and care. Each of our 28 suites and 131 bedrooms are individually furnished and provided with fully-appointed private bathrooms and air conditioning. In addition, each is equipped with television, a refrigerator and international touch-dialling telephones.

The Mount Nelson Hotel is the venue of choice for all major business and social events held in Cape Town. Our superb audio-visual equipment and video-link facilities will accommodate advanced presentations and launches. Moreover, our banqueting managers and staff are specialists in their field and will consult and assist in the planning of conferences, weddings, banquets and balls. We will arrange entertainment, decor, beverages and flowers specific to your needs and supply professional barmen for the occasion. Our highly flexible menu options make provision for any special health, dietary or religious requirements.


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