Its romantic heritage recalls the days of great ocean liners and high tea on the veranda, while its contemporary dining scene adds a lively buzz. The decor throughout is a trove of antique luxury and its high domed ceilings a thing of beauty.
The hotel boasts two heated swimming pools, rolling lawns, a palm lined avenue and romantic secluded rose gardens. The Mount Nelson is wonderful retreat for the whole family to enjoy and its secure, wide open spaces make families feel at home and encourage children to run free and explore.
For ultimate luxury pampering a visit to the Librisa Spa is a must do activity. There are eight oversized treatment and shower rooms, separate manicure and pedicure rooms, and a sun-splashed conservatory which is perfect for catching up on your reading. Products incorporating local ingredients and treatments based on the healing power of touch make this an unforgettable experience.
The Oasis Restaurant offers bistro-style al fresco dining on a sun-splashed poolside terrace overlooking lush gardens and a sparkling swimming pool. It’s the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a healthy, wholesome breakfast or a delectable lunch.
The new Planet Restaurant has a crystal-studded entrance and finely woven galaxies at your feet. Enter into a gastronomic journey of discovery where tradition and fresh local ingredients are innovatively combined to delight the most discerning palate.
Perfectly complementing the stylish ambiance, Chef Rudi Liebenberg has created an out-of-this-world menu featuring smoked crocodile, Namibian red crab, Rooibos cured ostrich and springbok.
Several character-filled accommodation wings play host to the hotel’s 209 spacious rooms and suites, which are impeccably, elegantly and individually decorated and feature the latest in 21 century conveniences.
The traditional and demur decor leaves the rooms with a delightfully airy and spacious ambience. There is luxury at every turn, from exquisitely chosen fabrics on throw pillows, to classic white vases on mantelpieces, every piece has been specially chosen and carefully placed.
Guests can choose from classic, deluxe or superior rooms or suites:
14 Classic rooms in the Main Hotel building – smaller rooms, ideal for shorter stays or business travellers, views of the hotel courtyard, twin or king-sized beds, mini-lounge area and a writing desk, complimentary stationery, en-suite bathroom with shower, bath, basin and lavatory. Amenities include a range of exclusive L’Occitane soap, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.
87 Superior Rooms – spacious and elegant offering rooms of hotel gardens, swimming pool or Table Mountain, twin or King-sized beds, mini-lounge area and a writing desk, complimentary stationery, en-suite bathroom with shower, bath, basin and lavatory. Amenities include a range of exclusive L’Occitane soap, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.
23 Deluxe Rooms - larger in size than Superior rooms, with more spacious sitting areas, twin or king-size beds, views of our magnificent gardens, Table Mountain or a balcony overlooking the fountain courtyard. There is a mini-lounge area and a writing desk, complimentary stationery, en-suite bathroom with shower, bath, basin and lavatory. Amenities include a range of exclusive L’Occitane soap, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.
2 Fully-accessible junior suites - Two beautiful, purpose-built fully accessible rooms are available. These have wider bathroom doors, a low sink and bath with handrails and open cupboards for easy access. The shower with movable showerhead is open with a chair for convenience. These are situated in Green Park and offer views of a picturesque courtyard with fountain.
30 Junior Suites - one bedroom with a larger lounge area than our rooms enjoy. Some offer a separate lounge whilst others offer an open plan lounging area.
22 Deluxe Junior Suites - a spacious bedroom and small separate lounge, choice of twin or king-sized beds
17 Superior One Bedroom Suite - grander and more distinctive than the Classic Suites and offer spacious open-plan lounges and dining areas
7 Deluxe Suites - twin or king-size beds with a separate bedroom, living and dining area, a private courtyard and a balcony overlooking a picturesque courtyard with fountain. All the suites offer luxurious marble bathrooms with walk-in dressing rooms. Bathroom amenities include a range of exclusive L’Occitane soap, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. Deluxe Suites are located in Helmsley, Hof Villa and Taunton House. The 7 Deluxe Suites vary in size, depending on location.
8 Garden Cottage Suites - ideal hideaway for honeymooners and couples, the restored Garden Cottages offers a way to enjoy the best aspects of Mount Nelson Hotel from the privacy of your very own luxurious home-away-from-home. The cottages are elegantly appointed with the likes of toile wallpaper, Venetian mirrors, comfortable oversize couches, four poster beds and glamorous marble bathrooms with walk-in dressing rooms. Special touches include mini-libraries, fully-equipped wet bars and fresh flowers. Each Garden Cottage has its own private rose garden complete with picket fence and garden bench and an enclosed patio, separate living and dining area and iPod docking station.
Presidential Suite – situated on the top floor of the Green Park wing, this suite offers the ultimate in luxury and features a marble entrance hall, guest toilet and cloakroom, a large lounge leading onto a private balcony with stunning views of Table Mountain, a private dining-room and master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The room also has a wet bar facility, complete with a microwave, stove, washbasin and general kitchen utensils. Graham Viney’s theme of soft hues and silky luxurious fabrics are evident throughout the suite; using white, cream and grey as the main colours, which take their cue from the hand painted panels of framed scenic wallpaper. The 1930’s light fittings have exquisite baccarat crystal drops and the desk is the original Louis-style desk from the hotel’s lounge when it first opened in 1899. Mercury glass bedside lamps and a Venetian mirror complete the romantic and decadently lavish interior.