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POD Camps Bay

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for the boutique, slick, modern decor look (as was the case with us), you will not be disappointed. Sure -- as is often the case with modern designs -- the functionality of things is sometimes slightly compromised. For example, as with just about every other hotel of this style we've stayed in worldwide, POD has an 'open...

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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Eduardo, Thank you for sharing such a positive review in regards to your honeymoon stay with us. It was such a shame that SAA had to divert your flight and that you missed out on the first two days of your holiday. Thank you for the wonderful words on the style and design of the hotel, location, views, breakfast...

Petersfield
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and have to say, it is a lovely hotel. Our welcome was perfect and throughout, staff were incredibly accommodating, helpful and welcoming. Service was impeccable. Our room was very nice but I have to say my wife had booked this and I hadn't looked into detail like room size. Personally, I found...

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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding your stay at POD. We appreciate the kind words on the warm welcome that you received, the service throughout your stay, the complimentary items, bedroom views and the hotel as a whole. I have noted your comments on the areas that you have highlighted as negatives and...

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a night here and really enjoyed it. Location couldn't be better as just off the main drag. very trendy and stylish. Big rooms. Common areas a bit tight and lacked atmosphere but otherwise would definitely recommend!

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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to review your one night stay with us at POD. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the experience, location, rooms and the overall style and design of the hotel. Warm regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Boutique Hotel.

Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, POD is a beautiful, boutique property in the best part of Cape Town, right in Camp's Bay, on the water, and steps away from all the bars, cafes and restaurants you'd want to visit. The property resembles more of a modern villa rather than a hotel, the common areas are larger than they appear in photos and are equipped...

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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing such a fantastic and lengthy report of your recent stay with us at POD. It has been mentioned on a few occasions before that POD feels more like a private villa than a hotel and despite peak occupancy, one always manages to find a quiet place in the hotel. Thank you so much for...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best hotels we ever stayed in! Fantastic service, nice rooms and all the little things made our stay rememberable 1) Beach bag with towels (even sun lotion available at the pool) 2) Mini bar included and refilled everyday with soft drinks, water, beer and a bottle of wine 3) Sitting at the pool drinking cocktails while the...

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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It's great to hear that you felt POD was one of the best hotels that you have ever stayed in and we appreciate the commendations on the service, rooms and the finer details throughout. We hope to welcome you back to POD soon. Warm regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Boutique Hotel

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel itself is uber chic and cool. We had a corner suite (I think there are only 2) which is lovely and spacious with views out over the bay. What makes this place special though is the staff who are all friendly and helpful and efficient. If I was to have one grumble, it would be that that outside...

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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for starting off 2017 with such a wonderful review. I appreciate your compliments on the hotel, room and the staff and I have noted your comment on the size of the outside space. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to POD in the near future. Best regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD...

Reviewed 17 December 2016

So very pleasant, staff are so friendly, going out of their way yet non intrusive... very modern design, lots of thoughts put into little details of the room. make best use of view of the beach.. intimate and personal touches...even though a bit of distance from the city proper and waterfront tourist area, transportation no issue with citi bus, hop...

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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Frances, We are humbled by your review. As a stand alone boutique hotel, we feel as though we need to pinch ourselves when we realize that we are ranked within the top 5% world wide. Apart from the amazing location, fantastic design and top quality furnishings, what has made our hotel stand out is the people in our employ....

Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have recently arrived back to Dubai from a perfect stay in South Africa, Cape Town. My wife and I had an amazing trip, and the team at POD, Camps Bay and their wonderful boutique hotel played a big part in making the trip what it was. I decided to make reservations at POD over 9 months ago as a...

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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Rick, Thank you for posting such a detailed review. It is great to hear that you managed to keep the surprise from your girlfriend and that she had an enjoyable 30th Birthday whilst at our hotel. As mentioned in your review, the POD team really do go out of their way to assist guests prior to, during and even...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We booked POD for our final night before flying back to London after two weeks in South Africa. Friends has recommended Camps Bay as a good central CT location and we loved it, the mountain views were stunning and the beach a stones throw from the hotel. Really fun to climb on the boulders and watch the surfers and seals...

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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Katie, Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed report of your stay with us. We really appreciate the compliments on the location, views, room, amenities, personal touches and most importantly the super efficient yet relaxed service approach from the team. We look forward to hosting you again next December. Best regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager,...

Reviewed 2 December 2016

Fantastic Property, Perfect Location, Excellent Staff and Service from Everyone. The staff were attentive, generous, responsive and resourceful - everyone. They made my stay a first class experience in every way. Highly Recommend!

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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Paulette, Thank you for the 5 start rating! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the hotel, location, and the 1st class service from the team. Warm regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Boutique Hotel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cool beyond question is POD Camps Bay. A true Africa original realised in a stunning set of decor elements, POD is both raw yet polished. See naked Africa design timber dropping into stone, shifting into glass, imbuing a sense of seaside sophistication so often attempted but so rarely achieved. 17 modern suites and rooms share the spoils of idyllic mountain and ocean views. Truly surprising is POD's proximity to the famous and ever energised Camps Bay beachfront, just a few light footsteps away. It is little wonder that POD appears on the Condé Nast Hot List 2011, and finds its place among Tatler's 101 Best Hotels in the World. ... more   less 

Additional Information about POD Camps Bay

Address: 3 Argyle Street, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Price Range: $338 - $1,495 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — POD Camps Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Pod Hotel Camps Bay
POD Camps Bay Cape Town
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
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“The luxury rooms facing the sea/town appear to be a decent amount bigger”
 of 5 bubbles eduardor916, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“suites are worth the splurge, but even the smallest rooms are well thought out and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles ig4078, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ideal location for the beach, restaurants, Table Mountain, and Lions Head.”
 of 5 bubbles paulettelf, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“sea views corner rooms”
 of 5 bubbles kaiser08_KZN, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms offer betters views”
 of 5 bubbles rickandsusan49, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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