Back in 1890, it was built to match the style and elegance of the most exclusive hotels in London and welcome First class passengers from the Castle cruise lines. It was painted in a unique shade of pink to celebrate the end of the First World War. That pink became so popular in Europe that a “Mount Nelson pink” pantone and a signature Mount Nelson Tea were created, which used the exact same shade of pink as the building. Since the late 1800 a catalyst for great ideas and discreet celebrities, Mount Nelson Hotel is the icon of an exquisite colonial Cape Town. Still today a “hot spot for celeb-spotting” Mount Nelson remains a hotel full of charm with period features and all the comforts of a contemporary hotel (Librisa Spa with Africology treatments, Planet Bar, Urban Foraging Experience). Authentic grandeur!