Belmond Mount Nelson Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa | A trade mark of Cape Town, Set in a lush garden estate in the heart of this fantastic destination , the Belmond Mount Nelson encapsulates the true spirit of Belmond. From the moment you pass through their grand entrance, to the welcome drink at their lobby and the walk to your room or cottage in my case, you get to experience luxury and guest service at its premium class without excesses. Situated close by Table Mountain and Cape Town’s spectacular beaches, it offers easy access to all that’s happening in this vibrant city, while its gardens and spa are an oasis of calm.
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 Hotel boasts six individual accommodation wings, each with its own unique character, private gardens and facilities. The 209 spacious rooms & suites are individually decorated and feature the latest in 21st century conveniences.
The Garden Cottages, in 1990 a row of eight restored historic cottages located alongside Mount Nelson Hotel’s Sydenham Terrace pathway, adjacent to the secluded Garden Cottage pool, were converted into elegantly appointed Garden Cottage Suites. A few steps away from the main hotel building and reception area, ensuring privacy, peace and quiet. Take in the striking Table Mountain backdrop, fresh air and sunshine as you make your way up the garden path towards your cottage. A shady veranda is the perfect spot to breakfast, and an ideal place from which to watch the squirrels at play.
Each cottage is individually decorated and elegantly appointed with the likes of toile wallpaper, Venetian mirrors, comfortable oversize couches, four poster beds and glamorous marble bathrooms. Special touches include mini-libraries, fully-equipped wet bars and fresh flowers.
There are eight Garden Cottages in total situated along the Sydenham Terrace walkway. Each cottage has its own private rose garden complete with a picket fence and a strategically positioned garden bench, as well as an enclosed patio area. Each cottage has a separate living and dining area with an iPod docking station. Luxury marble bathrooms with walk-in dressing rooms are a standard feature. The cottages are located alongside the secluded adults-only Garden Cottage pool and offer views of the garden, the adults-only pool and Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Breakfast and lunch are served every morning at the Oasis Restaurant.
It morning and afternoon I would walk by the gardens of just seat outside of my veranda to read a book and enjoy the silence that natures creates with its own sounds. On my way back from breakfast, high tea or from spending the day exploring Cape Town, the scent of the flowers will give the perfect soothing welcoming back home feeling.
If there are MUST do and not to MISS things while in visiting Cape Town, High Tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson is one of the raking first. No visit to Cape Town is complete without Afternoon Tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson hotel. Described as one of the best high tea experiences in the world, sweet confections and savoury selections perfectly complement the superb selection of premium teas. (read more)
The Planet Bar is one of the many gathering points of the Belmond Mount Nelson, but not only to guests…. it is on Thursdays and Fridays, one of the Hot Social Spots before dinner, to hang around, try their great cocktails and mingle with locals and foreigners.
Some of the extra amenities to be mentioned are: The Librisa Spa, signature spa treatments and experiences have been devised to enable guests not only to relax and rejuvenate but also to bring awareness to energy balancing, a sense of wellbeing, peace and contentment. Products by houses like Sodashi and Africology. A full equipped gym with access 24 hours. Complimentary High Speed WiFi internet. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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