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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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2 Thank Paulette L F
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful stay with great views and super friendly, helpful staff. The hot chocolate and pop corn when we got a couple of DVDs was a very nice touch! Also good menus from two restaurants close by. Our stay was too short!

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1 Thank Justin L
BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Justin, We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay at POD. Thank you for the compliments on the views, service and the personal details throughout. We hope to welcome you back for a longer stay soon. Warm regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Boutique Hotel More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, right across beach and walking distance from all restaurants and cafes . Wonderful friendly staff . Very cool rooms and bathrooms. Excellent breakfast. Awesome pool area. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the positive review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the location, staff, rooms, breakfast and the pool area. We hope to welcome you back to POD in the future. Best regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Boutique Hotel More 

Anguilla
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164 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I spent four nights in Cape Town and after debating between staying in Camps Bay or the V&A Waterfront, decided (with the help of South African friends!) that Camps Bay would be a better home base. We were so happy with that decision. Camps Bay is the perfect location to base yourself, with tons of great bars... More 

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

Dear Shannon, Thanks for the wonderfully comprehensive review of your recent stay with us. We are elated to hear that you enjoyed the location, rooms, complimentary treats and the service. To receive such praise from someone who is involved in the industry is fantastic. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stayed four nights at POD in Camps Bay and could not have been happier. We were upgraded for two nights to a balcony suite which was lovely to have the view of the beach. The service was exceptional, nothing was too much for the staff. The breakfast that was included with the price of the stay was lovely AND... More 

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2 Thank Jilly H
BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Jilly, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a detailed review about your stay with us at POD Camps Bay. The upgrade was our pleasure and we wish that we could offer it to all of our guests, however, with the high occupancy that we experience it is becoming more and more difficult to do... More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was the first stop on our honeymoon. It took us (or rather our travel agent) a while to find a hotel in Cape Town that was what we were looking for. When she sent us the POD, we immediately knew it was right for us! The location in Camps Bay is fantastic - views of the Twelve Apostles, the... More 

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

We are thrilled to hear that POD was the perfect start to your honeymoon and that you enjoyed the location, views, style & design, breakfast and the service from the team. We trust that you enjoyed the rest that South Africa has to offer and we hope to welcome you back to POD for one of your future anniversaries. Best... More 

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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a stay to remember at Pod. The decor, location, service and amenities were outstanding. we especially loved the attention to detail with the unexpected extras including the beach bag, the choice of dressing robes and the well stocked fridge! We didn't want to leave and can't wait to return!

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

Thank you for the exceptional review, I am delighted to hear that you had a stay to remember. We appreciate the praise on the decor, location, service, amenities and the attention to detail throughout the hotel. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Camps Bay More 

Edinburgh
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23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We chose to stay at POD due to the many positive tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Great location, modern & comfortable rooms, tasty breakfasts, and very friendly & helpful staff. Complimentary mini bar in the room was great and free onsite parking also a bonus as we had a hire car. Overall, fantastic start to our honeymoon.

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2 Thank Ellie31773
BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Ellie, It's great to hear that we lived up to the high expectations! Thank you for the compliments on the location, rooms, breakfast and the people that we have in our employ. Wishing you all the best for the rest of your honeymoon and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to POD for one of... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Exceptional courtesy, customer service, professionalism and satisfaction from the time we booked until our departure. My wife and I had the opportunity to stay at POD for 4 nights during the course of our 2 week South Africa holiday. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate us in every way possible. The property was immaculate, the ambiance relaxing, the... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your POD experience. I am elated to hear that you felt that our hotel offering is worthy of 6 stars. We really appreciate the commendations on the courtesy, service and professionalism. The team truly goes above and beyond in order to please our guests and it's wonderful to get recognition... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $342 - $1,523 (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 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
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