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Romantic Atmosphere, Excellent Light Food, Good Service and Wine Selection

We ate salads and a bottle of wine one night for a light supper after a very hectic day of touring... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Christine F
via mobile
Lazy Sunday afternoon !

Very aware that this is a five star property and did not expect things to be value for money at all... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good20%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
18 Jun 2018
“Planet Bar....as lonely as space”
1 Jun 2018
“Don't rip off your English guests”
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76 Orange Street | Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 483 1000
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We have stayed in the Mount Nelson many times over the years. The hotel is hands down 5 star and the staff really make you feel at home. Unfortunately the hotel, once cleared of day trippers having afternoon tea, has become a serious contender for...More

Thank joe b
Reviewed 1 June 2018

A friend and I went to the Planet Bar yesterday for tea and a quick pre theatre snack. Her coffee and my tea arrived. We asked the waitress if the houmas snack was gluten free and she went to check but did not report back...More

Thank 692CarolineB
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very sophisticated, outstanding cocktails, interesting touches of the planets combined with the Nelson/Hamilton history. Seriously stylish.

Thank Captain_Condor
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We visited after a dinner elsewhere and came to this lovely oasis it still is one of Cape Towns most elegant bars we enjoyed some sorbets from the restaurant and lovely water with ice and lemon ... This after a lot of good eating in...More

Thank drpaulfoodlover
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We ate salads and a bottle of wine one night for a light supper after a very hectic day of touring, and Planet Bar was perfect. The setting was quiet, elegant and romantic (we loved the starry, sparkly ceiling and view of the garden); the...More

1  Thank Christine F
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Very aware that this is a five star property and did not expect things to be value for money at all but I was quite surprised. Paid R50 for a can of Grapetiser and R100 for a bottle of CBC Amber Weiss seems a bit...More

Thank Jakofsa
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Totally agree with previous reviewer, the Nellie is over run with cheap package tour types and has lost its tranquil calm and charm. The buildings are of course still lovely but its a bun fight. Arrived at 4pm - tail end of tea to meet...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The Lounge at the "Nellie" is our favourite "far from the maddening crowd" spot for a relaxing afternoon or evening tea or coffee. The setting is beautiful old-world charm with attentive, friendly service. Wide range of teas (provided by Nigiro) or coffees. Also a well...More

Thank HumptyDumptie4321
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were a party of seven who had enjoyed the last sitting of the high tea at the mount nelson. Decided to finish off the day with cocktails and sparkling wine at the Planet Bar. We were warmly welcomed and served promptly. I had a...More

1  Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends on a Thursday night for a brief post dinner drink. Serve an excellent Negroni and very nice complimentary nibbles in an interesting setting (extremely upmarket decor) without service being too stiff.

Thank Chris H
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