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Occupying a breathtaking site on the lower slopes of Table Mountain and set in nine acres of lush and tranquil gardens, the Mount Nelson is Cape Town's most famous hotel, located just a short stroll from the historic city centre and vibrant Kloof Street.

The 144 luxurious rooms and 57 suites offer garden or mountain-facing views and leisure facilities include two heated swimming pools, two floodlit tennis courts, a gymnasium with personal trainers, a golf practice net, two gift shops, and Internet access throughout the hotel. A luxurious spa has also opened, boasting ten treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, plunge pools, and a conservatory.

The Mount Nelson Hotel offers two restaurants - the Cape Colony Restaurant combines fine dining with impeccable service amid an elegant interior, with live music each evening. The menu features contemporary South African cuisine with an exotic Asian influence, while the wine list was recently awarded the Diners Club Award of Excellence.

Overlooking the beautiful gardens and swimming pool, the Oasis Restaurant offers the perfect venue for relaxed alfresco dining, ranging from extensive breakfast and lunch options, through to simpler health-focused meals, perfectly prepared to your exact specifications. The hotel is also famous for its decadent Afternoon Tea served daily in the elegant lounge, while champagne and cocktails are sipped by night in the stylish Planet Bar which spills out onto a magnificent garden terrace, allowing guests to take full advantage of the beautiful African night sky.

All rooms at the Mount Nelson Hotel are individually furnished and provided with fully appointed private bathrooms and individually controlled air-conditioning. In addition, each is equipped with a television, international touch-dial telephones, voice mail, high-speed Internet access, and an electronic safe. Refrigerators and mini-bars are provided in all rooms except the Single Rooms. A local daily newspaper, robes, hair dryers and bottled water are also included. A private fax line is available on request in some rooms, and non-smoking rooms are available.

A unique feature of the Mount Nelson Hotel is its four new 'wings' of luxurious accommodation, all set in private gardens planted with lavender and iceberg roses. These wings, Taunton House, Green Park, Helmsley, and Hof Villa, are reached from the main hotel via the leafy Palm Avenue. Guests staying in them enjoy unrivalled serenity and seclusion, and are of course entitled to use all the hotel's facilities, including the two heated swimming pools, with their superb Table Mountain backdrop.


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