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POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel

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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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. Primely located a mere 50 meters from the silky sands of the famous Camps Bay beachfront with its trendy restaurants and bars. POD Camps Bay offers a luxurious 5 star boutique hotel experience. 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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priyajethwa92 wrote a review Feb 2024
3 contributions2 helpful votes
A really beautiful boutique hotel, right on the beach within 2 mins of the restaurants/bars (but quiet), with beautiful rooms/lounge and exceptional service. Our room was spacious and with a private pool (which had a sea view but did face some apartments, but Camps Bay is very built up so this can't be avoided). The breakfast was delicious and we loved our evenings spent in the lounge drinking cocktails (the bartender was just incredible and so friendly). Other than the fantastic location and beautiful interior, what really makes this place stand out is its service - the best we've ever had. Everyone is friendly, attentive and can't do enough for you. All our ironing was done for free, the mini bar was re-stocked daily (again, for free), transfers were arranged seamlessly and our car was parked for us. Because the kitchen is closed at night, the staff ordered and collected takeaways for us and plated them up as though we were in a restaurant, from the comfort of the lounge. We would love to stay again if we return to Camps Bay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Order an off-menu drink from the evening bartender - he is amazing!
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Response from Micaela Pritchard, General Manager at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Priyajethwa92, Thank you for your heart-warming review and for sharing your experience with us! It is wonderful to read such kind words and I truly appreciate your compliments on our location. We must agree that we are perfectly situated, not on the busy strip of Camps Bay, but close enough to hear the waves. Thank you for highlighting our beautiful rooms/facilities, the breakfast, our interior, complimentary additions, as well as the service you received from our barman and the rest of my team. Your praise shall be passed on to them! We look forward to welcoming you back to POD, should you return to Camps Bay in the future. Warmest Regards, Micaela – General Manager
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Ivo M wrote a review Dec 2023
Sheffield, United Kingdom42 contributions5 helpful votes
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Wow, our two-week honeymoon at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel was seriously unreal. I mean, we've traveled a bit, but this place... yeah, it stole our hearts! First off, the location is straight out of a movie. We practically lived on our balcony, soaking up those ocean views and sunsets that were like paintings, every single one. But what really made POD special was the amazing team. They weren't just hotel staff; they were like friends or family. From the moment we arrived, they made a huge fuss about our honeymoon and birthdays, spoiling us with bubbly, decorations, and a whole lot of smiles. They weren't just good at their jobs; they genuinely seemed to care about making our trip something incredible. They hooked us up with the best recommendations for everything—perfect romantic restaurants, hidden local gems, even epic hikes with views that went on forever. POD isn't just a hotel; it's an experience. It's where we made memories that'll last a lifetime, all thanks to the amazing service, stunning setting, and the whole team just being so darn awesome. We're already planning our next trip back—you just can't beat this place!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Dewald van der Berg, General Manager at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
Responded 08 Jan 2024
Dear ivom569, Thank you so much for your heart-warming feedback. It was so lovely having you stay with us for your Dream Honeymoon and that we could have made it extra special for you, while getting to know you both. I truly appreciate your kind words and that you made memories while staying with us, that will last a lifetime. You have perfectly summed up what we strive to achieve in your review. Thank you for your compliments on our location and service you received from every single staff member. I have passed on your high praise to my team. We look forward to welcoming you both back in the near future and appreciate your recommendation. Warm regards, Dewald van der Berg General Manager
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sjax517 wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom14 contributions42 helpful votes
I'm torn between telling everyone how amazing this place was versus keeping it a secret so there's availability when I want to go back! A beautifully decorated and appointed boutique hotel just back from the beach, but with views of the Ocean. Right from the first moment of walking in this felt like a home away from home as we were treated with the warmth of friends rather than customers. We were made to feel so welcome and like nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are kitted out with everything you need, and I mean everything, with super comfortable beds and huge showers. The staff take time to learn your names and needs and each morning we were served a delicious and varied breakfast by wonderfully kind and skilled people. I left this hotel so relaxed after being so well looked after that I immediately started trying to work out when I could come back. Not soon enough was the answer.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Micaela Pritchard, General Manager at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear sjax517, Thank you for your heart-warming review. It is wonderful to receive such positive feedback, and I appreciate you sharing this with the Tripadvisor community. Your compliments on our designs, rooms, views, as well as the service received from my team is highly valued. I am delighted to hear that this felt like your home away from home as this is exactly what we strive to achieve. We are already looking forward to having you stay with us again in hopefully the near future. Warmest Regards, Micaela - POD General Manager
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Vacation63294158952 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Terrific place. The hotel was great and the staff as friendly and helpful as I have ever experienced. The pool deck was so nice that we spent most of our time there. This was our first visit to Cape Town and it won't be our last. When we go next we will definitely stay at the POD.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Micaela Pritchard, General Manager at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Vacation63294158952, Thank you for your wonderful review and for taking the time to share your positive experience with the Tripadisor community. It is so lovely to hear that the weather was favorouble during your stay with us so that you could enjoy most of your time relaxing at our beautiful pool area. I appreciate your compliments on my team, and I am so fortunate to have the team that I do! Your praise will definitely be passed on to them. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future for another memorable stay! Best Regards Micaela - POD General Manager
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FrimpPimp wrote a review Jan 2024
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I really love this hotel.. one of the best in Cape Town. Their service and hospitality was top notch. They really cared about me during my stay. I will always come back. I really enjoyed my stay. I love it
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Dewald van der Berg, General Manager at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
Responded 12 Jan 2024
Dear Frimp1, It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us, and we are honored to hear that you found POD Boutique Hotel, one of the best in Cape Town. It is heart-warming to read that the service and hospitality was top notch, as this is exactly what we strive to achieve. We are already looking forward to your next stay with us. Warm regards, Dewald van der Berg General Manager
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Natasha wrote a review Dec 2023
Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom28 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent base to explore Cape Town. Hotel has everything you need is absolutely spotless and the staff were exceptional. Excellent value for money, superb breakfast and even a chance to spot the dolphins whilst sitting outside! We loved it and will most certainly be back.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Dewald van der Berg, General Manager at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
Responded 21 Dec 2023
Dear Natasha, Thank you for your positive review and for sharing your feedback with the Tripadvisor community. We truly appreciate your valued feedback on how spotless the hotel is and our exceptional staff. We are also extremely happy to hear that breakfast was superb and you had the chance to spot some dolphins while sitting outside. We are looking forward in welcoming you back to POD Boutique Hotel in the not too distant future. Warm Regards, Dewald van der Berg General Manager
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Kate c wrote a review Dec 2023
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The service was unmatched from the waitstaff (Concey) to the front desk (Wesley) to the housekeepers. Everyone went above and beyond to accommodate us and make our stay special. Rivals the service of a St Regis, Ritz, Belmond, Four Seasons etc. One morning we got up at 4am to go swim with the sharks and they made us to-go breakfast boxes and coffee because they had heard us talking about it the day prior!! Great location. Literally you walk 2 minutes to the Camps Bay beach, which is visible from most rooms. 5 minute walk to a a whole row of dining and bar options, upscale to casual. Breakfast was always great and good coffee and cappuccino options. Surpassed our expectations. There’s a reason POD is the top rated hotel in Cape Town!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Micaela Pritchard, General Manager at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
Responded 10 Dec 2023
Dear Katelyn, Thank you for your positive review and for sharing your feedback with the Tripadvisor community. I appreciate your commendations on our location, breakfast and the personalized service you received from Concy, Wesley and the rest of my team. Your compliments will most definitely be passed on to them. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to POD in the not too distant future. Warm Regards, Micaela Pritchard Operations Manager
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claire C wrote a review Dec 2023
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom42 contributions57 helpful votes
A fantastic stay for 10 nights in a terrace pool room, our stay was faultless and we didn’t want to leave but look to returning next year, a beautiful hotel, location and we loved the breakfast but this beautiful hotel wouldn’t be the same without the incredible staff who think of everything and over deliver, a special recognition to Michaela, Nick, Wesley, Sean Concy and Janet you made our stay very special thank you 😊
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Dec 2023
Dear Claire, It was an absolute pleasure having Mike and you stay with us, and we are honoured that you chose POD for your 10 night stay. It is heart-warming to read that your stay was faultless as this is exactly what we strive to achieve. I appreciate your compliments on our location, breakfast, and the service that you received from Nick, Wesley, Sean, Concy, Janet, myself & the rest of our team. We are already looking forward to your next stay with us. Best Regards, Micaela Pritchard Operations Manager
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Shannon K wrote a review Nov 2023
Ottawa, Canada10 contributions2 helpful votes
Two nights at POD hotel were blissful. The room was exceptional and the service and amenities were even better. Breakfast was included and was delicious. The staff, every one of them, was kind and helpful. View from the balcony was gorgeous. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. Truly perfect.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Micaela Pritchard, General Manager at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
Responded 19 Nov 2023
Dear sgkaya2, Thank you for choosing POD Camps Bay for your accommodation in Cape Town. I appreciate you taking the time to write such a complimentary review about your stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our amenities, breakfast, the room, view, and the service you experienced from my team. It is so heart-warming to read that our hotel is the best you have ever stayed in as this is exactly what we strive to achieve. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future for yet another memorable stay. Warm regards Micaela Pritchard Operations Manager
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roryl103103 wrote a review Nov 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom21 contributions11 helpful votes
My wife and I have been fortunate to stay at a number of boutique hotels over recent years - their more intimate, private and attentive nature really appeal compared to the bigger and busier hotels. That said, none of the previous boutique hotels we have stayed at have come close to the level of quality and service we have received at POD Camps Bay. Sean, Michaela, Brian and all the team have gone above and beyond to make our stay truly special - from proactively offering to lend us a SatNav for our car journeys to packing us off with water and snacks for our hike, from parking our car for us to putting on breakfast when we arrived late from the airport at midday, and even bringing complimentary popcorn, sweets and hot chocolate to our room for movie night when we were a little jet lagged on our first evening. Every single staff member showcases the same exceptional level of friendliness and attentiveness; they genuinely seem to be happy to help and ensure we have a great stay. On top of that, the hotel itself is beautiful - the location is perfect for accessing Camps Bay, the rooms are modern and clean, the pool is beautiful and the food at breakfast is delicious. We feel incredibly fortunate to stay here and we will be recommending this boutique hotel to all our friends and family visiting South Africa. Thank you all so much, we appreciate you!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 07 Nov 2023
Dear roryl103103, Thank you so much for your heart-warming feedback. It was so lovely having you stay with us recently and getting to know you both. I truly appreciate your kind words. You have perfectly summed up what we strive to achieve in your review. Thank you for your compliments on our location, rooms, cleanliness, facilities, breakfast, valet service, complimentary extras as well as the service and care that you received from every single staff member. I have passed on your high praise to my team. We look forward to welcoming you both back in the near future and appreciate you recommending our hotel to your family and friends. Warm Regards, Micaela Pritchard Operations Manager
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R 7,262 - R 15,365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pod hotel camps bay
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCamps Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Camp's Bay Beach (0.4 km), Mountain View Horse Trails (0.4 km), and Cosy Bay Beach (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mantra Cafe, Tiger's Milk Camps Bay, and Paranga.
Are there opportunities to exercise at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Camps Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.