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Mount Nelson hotel, Cape Town

Thu, Dec 16, 2010

Southern Africa

Nestled on the spectacular lower Table Mountain slopes around verdantly serene gardens, Mount Nelson hotel is undoubtedly the famous accommodation among the tourists. Accessible within 20 minutes from the International Airport or via short walk from the downtown, this hotel in Cape Town is a luxurious retreat. One of the most unique aspects of it is the four novel opulent ‘wings’ established in private gardens of iceberg roses as well as lavender. These are namely, Green Park, Taunton House, Hof villa, and Helmsley; which are reachable via the shady Palm Avenue from the main hotel. Those who opt to stay here take never ending pleasure in unmatched isolation, tranquility, and the great backdrop of the Table Mountain.


There are 57 suites as well as 144 luxurious rooms, which are very exciting as they offer the mountain and garden vistas along with the other leisure amenities such as two swimming pools, gym, Internet, two tennis courts, golf net, and gift shops. And yes to mix comfort with rejuvenation, the Mount Nelson hotel also has a caring spa featuring sauna, plunge pools, 10 treatments rooms, a conservatory, and steam room. Each of these rooms as well as suites are well designed as well as fully equipped with private bathrooms, TV, controlled air conditioning, international dialing, electric safe, voice mail, refrigerators, daily newspaper, hairdryers, robes, fax line, and bottled water. And yes, if you are health conscious, then even non-smoking rooms are on offer.

The latest Librisa Spa of the Mount Nelson Hotel aims at becoming among the top spas in Cape Town. Believe me; it certainly deserves to be so because of its excellent treatments, three signature product ranges, and its impacting serenity. Nestled in a Victorian edifice, the contemporarily elegant décor facilitate perfect revival through the sauna and steam baths, warm marble slabs, sensation showers, refreshment station featuring only healthy snacks, and sun-splashed conservatory. And yes, this spa also serves children too! So, get ready to explore this complete family spa!

For children, the Nellie and Nelson activity centre, an exciting playroom full of games as well as toys, is enough to keep your children busy. Further, during summers, children enjoy outdoor activities and a heated swimming pool.


Currently, the Mount Nelson hotel holds two restaurants. One of them is Cape Colony featuring perfect service, stylish décor, and live evening music. This is where you can savor the modern South African cuisine influenced by the Asian flavors with the award wining vines on offer. It is only open for dinner.

Next, looks over the swimming pool as well as wonderful gardens and is the ideal venue for a cozy alfresco dining. This is the Oasis restaurant offering grand breakfast to lunch varieties, but with a great attention on healthy meals and exact combination of flavors. The daily menu here includes the ideal of the local as well as seasonal produce. In lunch, go for its fresh oven baked pizzas, dishes of Mediterranean vegetables, and salad buffet.

If you are in Mount Nelson hotel, then you just cannot leave without having the legendary Afternoon Tea. Did you know that the celebrated writers as well as gourmets of the planet describe it to be among the ideal afternoon tea experiences? The Afternoon Tea is made available on the Terrace, in the Lounge, or in the garden flanking the Lord Kitchener Fountain. You need to be in informal attire. Buffet is also offered from 2:30 to 5:30 daily, which is just not meant for the faint hearted. On the Windsor Table, pick cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, local Malay dishes, sweet temptations, cupcakes, and cakes. Also, try out the Chef’s Table for a customary encounter of exotic dinner for at least 6 people.

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