Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Known locally as The Nelly, this feels like a colonial outpost; in fact with such grand surroundings, you could almost be staying in an embassy.
But while Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel serves up all the grace and splendour of yesteryear, you won't find any of the stuffiness. Instead it’s warm and welcoming with a super-attentive staff that adds a vibrant youth and energy to this grande dame of Cape Town.
When it comes to accommodation, the
Nelly's updated guest rooms now include all sorts of mod cons and
throughout the hotel you’ll find revamped sumptuous antique furnishings
and an opulent décor.
Of course afternoon tea at The Nelly is a must, but if you're looking for something a little more active, take a dip in one of two heated pools, enjoy a game of tennis, or stroll into the vibrant heart of Cape Town and explore all that this incredible city has to offer.
With all this, as well as the fabulous Librisa Spa, and Planet – Cape Town's hottest bar – it's no wonder the Mount Nelson remains a firm favourite with celebs from all over the globe year after year.