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POD Camps Bay
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Argyle Road, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 hotels in Camps Bay
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic hotel with lovely, helpful staff. Location on camps bay is perfect (with exception of ugly building next door). Rooms are modern and gorgeous with very nice touches we expected (ipod docs in each room, rain showers) and didnt (popcorn snd movies). We absolutely loved this place!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for taking the to review your recent stay at POD Camps Bay.

I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the expected and unexpected touches.

The building opposite POD is a bit of an "eye sore" however our location and proximity to the beach, restaurants and bars hopefully makes up for it.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I just want to say to all the staff and owners of the amazing hotel, Thank you very much for
all your efforts that you made to make our stay out of this world. Thank you for the great gesture
on our aniversary. And all the extra attention to details. You are most certainly the number 1 hotel on my list and will definitely return!!!!!!!
We had so much fun, with great food and good company!!!
Unfortunately, the rating only goes up to 5 cause I would have given you a 10 out of 5!!!!!
Your vision with your rooms are so stylish and comfortable, and really feels like home!!!!

Thanks Again

Frikkie and Monica Breitenbach

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear Frikkie & Monica

It was an absolute pleasure hosting you for your anniversary celebration and I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

I really wish that the weather was more co-operative, especially as you would have enjoyed the Cobra convertible so much more.

Thanks for the praise on the service, rooms and design of our hotel.

We hope to welcome you back to POD for one of your future anniversaries.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We have just had the most fabulous stay at the POD it is an amazing hotel excellent staff.
The customer service was wonderful from booking day trips to putting a hot water bottle in our bed one night when a bit chilly.
our room had a private pool but because of the time of year we didn't get to use it, next time we book we will defiantly come in the summer months.
It was our 25th wedding celebration Nick and the team gave us a real surprise with champagne and chocolates.
I stay in hotels all over the world for business and I can honestly say The Pod is simply the best!!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are amazing! we had a room with a private pool on the ground floor
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear Guest

I appreciate you taking the time to post a review about your recent stay at our hotel.

To learn that you travel the globe frequently and that you feel our property is one of the best that you have stayed at is fantastic. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the personalized customer service and the little touches. We strive to make each guests experience memorable.

I am sorry that you didn't get to use your private plunge pool, whilst they are heated the outside temperature does effect the temperature and during the winter months we are only able to get a maximum of +- 25'C.

We look forward to welcoming you back in Summer.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We have just spent 4 nights here and loved it! This is our first time in South Africa but without a doubt I would recommend POD if you are staying in Cape Town for a nights. The staff were sooo friendly, welcoming, helpful - from the moment we first contacted them for a booking till the moment we left. Felt like they were family. Nick, Micaela, Megan and Tamsynn your were amazing! And 'Sundy's' sense of humour brought a smile to our face every day. The decor was just what I had hoped for - bright and light with lots of windows; spacious, clean, modern and the bedding was so cosy! The finer details - having a complimentary, well-stocked mini bar that was replenished each day; the turn-down service with the chocolate tucked under the pillow at night and the hot water bottle just where you need it; bookings made for us for dinner; a personalised taxi service when we needed it; champagne and more chocolates just cos it was my birthday! We really were looked after and nothing was too much or a problem. Would love to come back in summer and laze by the pool. HIGHLY recommend this as a wonderful boutique style hotel.

Room Tip: Front rooms have views of sea and Table Mountain. We were in 202 - fabulous!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear Erica

Thank you for posting such a positive review about POD Camps Bay.

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your 4 night stay with us. Thanks for the commendations on the service offering from Nick, Micaela, Meagan, Tamsynn and Sandisile. Its fantastic to know who stood out for you during your stay.

I am glad that you enjoyed the style and design of our hotel, the amenities and the personalized touches that we work so hard to produce.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle,
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Unfortunately, only stayed here for one night but can say without a doubt this is an incredible hotel - ONE OF THE BEST in CAPE TOWN. The rooms are well appointed, we stayed in a "smaller" room which was actually very large and comfortable and includes a small lounge area. Nespresso coffee machine, coffee pods and a complimentary mini bar are also included in the room - what a treat! The decor and 'feel' of the hotel is amazing - it is modern and chic. Staff were attentive. A highlight is to have a drink at the bar, overlooking the gorgeous pool and hearing the ocean crash onto the Camps Bay beach. Location is perfect; slightly away from the strip but still in the middle of it all. Fantastic hotel - worth every cent.

Room Tip: Rooms 001 - 003 are on the ground floor and include a mini pool and private balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for posting a review about your stay at POD Camps Bay.

It is such a pity that you only stayed with us for one night, however I am glad that we left a lasting impression which resulted in such an excellent review.

I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the design of our property, our rooms, amenities and our amazing location.

We hope to welcome you back to POD in the not too distant future.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle,
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The highlight of our stay here was undoubtedly the attitude and service orientation of the staff. Not only is nothing too much trouble but they appear to constantly consider what your upcoming needs are and proactively help you any way they can. Unfortunately for the first two nights of our four night stay there were noise issues on the top floor which significantly affected our sleep. Once this was brought to their attention the recovery was nothing short of incredible. If the door noise insulation issue is resolved we would happily return, again mostly due to the service from some of the best hotel staff we have come across anywhere.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear David

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at POD Camps Bay.

Based on your Tripadvisor profile, I can clearly see that you are a very discerning traveller which makes your review count for so much more.

I am thrilled to hear that you felt the attitude and service offering from the team was excellent. We really strive to anticipate ones needs as well as genuinely get to know the guests who stay with us.

I would like to apologize for the noise disturbance during the first two nights of your stay, these were isolated events caused by a couple of rowdy guests which I can ensure is not the norm. I am sorry that this had such a negative impact.

Thank you for taking the time to send us a postcard from your safari. Having had a pleasure of spending almost 10 years in the Greater Kruger National Park as well as working at the lodge that you stayed at, I was envious of what you must have experienced!

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle,
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We recently spent two nights at POD, which I can only describe as one of the very best boutique hotels at which I have stayed. The real stand out features are the design and decor, the creature comforts in the rooms and every single member of staff who provide an unobtrusive level of service where nothing is too much to ask.

Room Tip: The Luxury Rooms are absolutely sublime - luxurious, spacious and the best views of Camp's Bay b...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Dave

I am delighted to hear that you felt our property was one of the best hotels that you have stayed at.

Thank you for the kind words regarding the design, decor, creature comforts and most importantly, the service and hospitality that you received from the team.

We hope to host you again in the not too distant future.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Address: 3 Argyle Road, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Spa Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#2 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#4 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — POD Camps Bay 5*
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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