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POD Camps Bay

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$262*
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US$262*
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived earlier than the official check in time to be met by the friendliest hotel reception we have ever experienced! The reception area itself was stunning, great views over the beach and a relaxing bar to watch the sunsets. Everywhere was spotless, very modern and comfortable. Our room (202) was great, with views of the mountains from one side of...

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

Dear Amy, Thank you for the kind words regarding your recent stay with us at POD. We strive to get guests rooms ready as early as possible for guests arriving earlier than the standard check in time. We also created a dedicated space for people to drop their luggage, shower and change so that they can enjoy our facilities whilst...

London, United Kingdom
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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 were 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...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we were offered any drink we wanted as a welcome, it was clear we'd made the right choice of hotel! Although it's not directly on the beachfront, the views from the main pool area are perfect, especially with a sundowner. We booked a pool suite and the pool was nice and warm with beach and mountain views. It went...

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

Dear Guest, We are thrilled to hear that you felt you had made the right booking decision on your arrival at POD. Thank you for the compliments on the hotel, location, views, breakfast, complimentary mini bar and the staff / service that you received. We are looking at doing an extensive room refurbishment within the next 12 - 24 months...

Island of Malta, Malta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at POD for 2 nights for a special getaway, WAS AMAZING . Staff are out of this world so friendly and professional, they made us feel so special. Rooms are modern, well designed, with attention to the smallest detail. The bed was super comfy. View from the room was super, slept with the balcony sliding door opened and feel...

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3Thank 78shorty
BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the kind words regarding your recent stay. It's great to hear that you had an amazing time and that the staff, design, attention to detail, views, breakfast and location exceeded your expectations. We hope to welcome you back to POD soon. Warm regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Camps Bay

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both my husband and I had the most wonderful stay at the POD boutique hotel... we truly loved it. From its incredibly beautiful design, friendly and helpful staff and superb location in Camps Bay, we would not only highly recommend to stay here but truly hope to have a return visit ourselves. We did debate on booking whether to look...

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

Dear Aine, Thanks for the 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at POD and we appreciate your commendations on the design and the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Boutique Hotel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super location - close to the beach. We experienced a wonderful 5 night stay. The POD team has done a wonderful job to spoil us, be it on the breakfast or in organizing trips to Mosselbay, etc.. We HAVE to come back!!!!

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your feedback via Tripadvisor. We appreciate the compliments on the location, hotel and the fantastic team in our employ. We look forward to welcoming you back to POD in the not too distant future. Best regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Camps Bay

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 March 2017

There is nothing wrong with this hotel. Nicely located in terms of commute and good service. However for the price, we expected more from the rooms. Firstly our room had a view of a block of flats and only if we turned our chairs on the balcony could we see part of Camps Bay. The toilet smelled slightly (to point...

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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 recent POD experience on Tripadvisor. I appreciate your compliments on the service, style and location of our hotel. We do not market POD for the views. Whilst the balconies of the Classic and Luxury rooms do have mountain and ocean views, there is a large apartment block opposite our...

Reviewed 17 March 2017

We loved the POD. It's pricey, but worth every penny. They designed it in such a way as to maximise views, both of the beach and of the mountains behind. The staff are beyond helpful, with everything from hiring a car to recommending restaurants (the Codfather is gloriously over the top and great fun). Breakfast was delicious and healthy; the...

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for posting a review of your recent stay with us at POD. We really appreciate the kind words on the design, views, pool area, room amenities and the service from the team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to POD in the near future. Best regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Camps...

Salt Rock, KZN
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Beautiful spaces, great decor, lovely rooms and views - fab breakfast and professional helpful staff. Always good and top notch. We got upgraded which was a lovely idea, thank you so much. Very centrally located.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate the praise on the location, decor, rooms, views, breakfast and the service from the team. The upgrade was our pleasure and we strive to do this as often as possible when occupancies allow. We look forward to welcoming you back to POD for another stay soon. Warm regards, Brendan...

boulder,co
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I have to start this review with the service. The people of the POD hotel are what sets it apart. The facility is excellent with a great common area for breakfast and general lounging around. Poolside is nice with comfy chairs and a view of the water. Our room was excellent with a view and modern decor. But I go...

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

Dear Howard, It was such a pleasure getting to know you during your stay with us at POD. Thank you so much for the wonderful words regarding the the facilities, service and the people in our employ. POD truly has a unique team who go out of their way to anticipate and ensure that our guests needs are not only...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Room Service
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: R2 846 - R8 962 (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
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
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“Room 202 had stunning balcony views”
amy70, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“sea view of Camps bay”
kaiser08_KZN, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms facing street/beach have their own plunge pools, 1st floor facing street/beach is recommended.”
Tor_Malmros, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The luxury rooms facing the sea/town appear to be a decent amount bigger”
eduardor916, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“suites are worth the splurge, but even the smallest rooms are well thought out and comfortable”
ig4078, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
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