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sydney
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

POD simply exceeded expectations in every way. Starting with the obvious: its location within a couple of minutes' walk from Camps Bay's daytime/evening hangouts and facilities; the beach is so close, it feels that you could step straight from POD's aqua pool into the ocean! The hotel design itself oozes tasteful luxury. Slick and modern yet very cozy decor. Think...

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that POD exceeded your expectations. Thank you for the compliments on the location, design and architecture of the hotel. Thank you for highlighting Claire and the rest of the staff compliment on their efficiency and professionalism. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to POD in the near future. Best...

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were made to feel incredibly welcome and the staff couldn't do enough for us. The hotel is very stylish in a great location but the real difference are the small touches, there was even a ready packed beach bag with towels and a bat and ball set in our...

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

Dear Russell, Thank you for your review. I am elated to hear that you wee made to feel welcome and that the staff went out of their way to ensure that all your needs were taken care of. We appreciate the compliments on the style and location of the hotel as well as the small touches that we have implemented...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pod is a very modern hotel with lots of space. We had a gorgeous view of Camps Bay and Table Mountain. Camps Bay is probably one of the most gorgeous locations I've ever stayed in. For the price we paid, I think a little more thought could have gone into the accommodations. For instance, there was plenty of room for...

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

Dear Marsha, It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay at POD and that you felt Camps Bay was a great location to be based at. Thank you for the kind words on the hotel, breakfast and the service that you received from the team. I have noted your points on the design and layout in the bedrooms and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are limited hotel options in Camps Bay. POD is set just off the main strip and it's a 3 min walk to the beach, which is basically as close as you can get in Camps Bay (there are no beachfront properties). We booked a Deluxe Suite for 3 nights, which is their highest category room. It is very spacious,...

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

Dear Ishan, Thank you for posting such a detailed report on your recent stay with us at POD. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Deluxe Suite and I have to agree with you that it is well worth splurging on this room if sea views and open plan living at its best are what you are looking...

Eatontown, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow is right. Mike and I decided to create a once in a lifetime experience for our Honeymoon and after reading all of the spectacular reviews about POD Boutique Hotel, we couldn't resist but experience it ourselves and man oh man the reviews we read were on point. Not only was it breathtakingly beautiful but the service was none like...

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

Dear Kate & Mike, Thank you for sharing your feedback via the Tripadvisor forum. We really appreciate all of the praise received in your review and it's great to know that we played a part in making your honeymoon experience so memorable. As mentioned in your review, we have an amazing team who really care about the wellbeing our our...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are no highrises in Camps Bay, so there are only really boutique hotels in this area. We would strongly recommend staying here. The hotel is just 20 meters from the beach and the strip of restaurants and hangout places. It is a very good location to base your stay in Cape Town. The staff is very keen and helpful....

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

Dear Tor, Thank you for endorsing our hotel as the place to stay at in Camps Bay. I appreciate your kind words on the location, pool area, complimentary items and the service from the team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to POD in the near future. Warm regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Boutique Hotel

London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic staff, great location, couldn't have been looked after better. Breakfast was to die for, gym compact but more than adequate. Room 101 is so worth going for - would love my own bedroom to be the same!

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

Dear Catherine, Thank you for posting such a positive review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the service, location, breakfast, gym and room 101! Best regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Boutique Hotel

London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow wow wow! This place is an absolute must if you're staying in Cape Town. Such comfortable bedrooms! The attention to detail is phenomenal, all the extra bits in the room to make your stay as comfortable as possible are lovely. I loved all the little snacks, the dvds to borrow, complementary mini bar and the staff are incredible. Claire...

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the "wow" review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the comfortable bedrooms, attention to detail and the complimentary extras and personal touches throughout. Thank you for highlighting Claire, she really is such an asset to the team and a regular favorite amongst our guests. We look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards,...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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 11 January 2017

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...

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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
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
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 - $1,550 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
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“Ground floor rooms facing street/beach have their own plunge pools, 1st floor facing street/beach is recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles Tor_Malmros, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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