We finished or two week trip to South Africa at POD Camp's Bay, at the recommendation of our travel agent, Liesl Matthews of African Safari Consultants. We wanted something smart and close to the beach. Nothing that screamed "touristy." POD hit the mark. We had a lovely room with plunge pool that overlooked the beach at Camp's Bay. Some may find elements in the room a bit too trendy. One way glass looking in the toilet from the shower, multi-levels and awkward positioning of the sink (shaving was a small challenge). That said, we loved POD. Breakfast was a gorgeous spread and the made to order hot breakfast was excellent. The overall location in Camp's Bay is perfect. Close to the action, yet away from it as well. The entire staff was gracious, informed and accommodating. As our flight back to the US left Cape Town at 10:40pm, we were generously granted a very late checkout. This made for an enjoyable day in the city, not worrying about bag storage, etc. The ONLY drawback we had (and it was my issue) was that when out by the private plunge pool, you could hear every conversation, etc. of the neighboring plunge pools. The separators between the decks allows for sound to travel (and cigar smoke). That only happened on one day, as the others checked out.
The public areas are gorgeous. The dining room, bar and pool area quite elegant. We will be back!
- 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.15 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.Facilities:POD Camps Bay offers modern and stylish rooms which include the following amenities: AC, Under-floor heating, rain shower, ultra slim 40’ flat screen TV, satellite TV channels, DVD player, ipod docking station, WiFi, Nespresso & tea station and a complimentary mini bar and room snacks.The hotel boasts a large pool overlooking the Camps Bay beach, a wellness room and a gym which offers both cardio and toning equipment.Rates include:Breakfast, unlimited tea, coffee and mineral water. Uncapped WiFi and secure underground parking.Services:24 hour reception, concierge, business services, laundry and dry cleaning, airport and city shuttle, luggage storage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pod Hotel Camps Bay
- POD Camps Bay Cape Town, South Africa