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POD Camps Bay
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Argyle Road, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa   |  
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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“Nothing to say”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Very nice and modern styled hotel. love the rooms and how they setup the Hotel. Service was great and also the brakefast. Clean and modern. Great place to stay and entjoy the vacation. Also the view was nice from our room.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, April 8, 2014
Dear Peter

Thank you for the review and the compliments on the room, breakfast and the service.

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the views over the Camps Bay beach and the 12 Apostles from your room.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed at Pod for 4 nights. It's a great hotel - one of the best we stayed in in South Africa. Service is very good and friendly, e.g. We had to get up for a table mountain hile before breakfast time and they packed a brackfast basket for us. I also forgot my phone charger which they sent to another hotel we stayed in.

The location is super convenient, you can walk to nice restaurants in Camps Bay and also to the hop on hop off bus.

The view from lobby/pool area is just great and perfect for the daily sundowner.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Dear Reviewer

"Great location and service" WOW, what more could we ask for!

Thank you for the commendations on the hotel, views, location and most importantly the service.

It was a pleasure arranging the courier for your charger, I am glad that we could get it back to you in time.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Hotel is excellent! I stayed with my wife and we really felt that we were taken care of. It's very brand new with great decoration and is well locate in the best beach in Capetown.

If you want to go the beach, they will set you up with umbrellas, mats and water. If you need a reservation or want to try a new restaurant, they will gladly help. Even in a rainy day, they help us to schedule a day full of activities

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, April 2, 2014
Dear Daniel

I am pleased to hear that you had a great stay at POD and that you felt that you were taken care of by the team.

Thanks for the praise on decor, location and the service that you received. It's always a pleasure to assist with any guest request and I am elated that this willingness from our side left such a positive impression on your stay.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Our stay was perfect - only negative point i could mention is that wifi did not reach our room. Other than that the hotel is new, very well decorated, amazing views of the beach, friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, April 2, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for posting a review about POD Camps Bay on Tripadvisor.

I am glad to hear that you felt that your stay was perfect and thrilled that you enjoyed the decor, views and the service offering from the team.

My sincere apologies about the Wi-Fi issues. We have recently overhauled our IT hardware to ensure a faster and more stable internet offering. The teething problems have now been resolved and everything is working 100%.

We hope to welcome you back to POD in the near future.

Kind regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The Hotel has been found on the Internet, we decided booking based on the design and style of the rooms, and due to the location close to the beach and the sunset strip in Camps Bay. We were travelling the whole Western Provinz for 7 days and the Hotel was our central "home" base during this vacation trip.
We're planning to visit this Hotel again in ZA's spring season...

  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Dear Ralf

Thank you for posting such a positive review regarding your stay at POD Camps Bay.

As you mention, we are the only small, modern styled property property within such close proximity to the beach and restaurant strip in Camps Bay.

I am thrilled to hear that we became your home base from which to explore our beautiful province.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We arrived quite late after a very long day of travel and the way they handled our check in showed straight away that we were in for great service. They understood we were exhausted and just wanted to crash into bed so provided us a very speedy and warm welcome!

There are so many little complementary touches that we loved about this place. The little treats left daily in the room (nuts, chocolates etc), the fact that they set you up on the beach with chairs, towels, umbrella’s, free ironing service and just the way the staff were so very helpful made this trip a brilliant ending to our 7 weeks of honeymoon travel.

The room was extremely comfortable, love the design and it was a really tranquil relaxing space. After 7 weeks of different types of showers, the one in our room was divine. Such a beautiful space! The breakfast options are terrific and my eggs were cooked to perfection each morning. Loved trying the juice of the day each morning.

The front desk made our daily adventures super easy! They not only suggested we book online for Table Mountain but went ahead and did this for us which saved us a lot of time when we go there. They booked a fantastic private tour at short notice, provided a great beach pack and set up our umbrella for us on the beach. We also enjoyed the little snacks in the evening in the lounge area and overall we got the sense that nothing would be too much to ask as they did everything with a smile.

We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great home base to get out and enjoy Camps Bay and all of Cape Town. Brilliant location making it easy to get anywhere.

We also highly recommend that any of the tours you do or airport transfers....ask for Riaz! Legend guy, brilliant service and very well priced.

Room Tip: The room we had didn't have much by way of windows so we didn't get any views however this w...
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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, March 23, 2014
Dear Annie & Matthew

Wow, I really enjoy reading reviews such as this - what a great way to end the week!

Thank you for taking the time to compose such a detailed report on your recent stay at POD Camps Bay.

I appreciate the praise on the complimentary touches as we have spent a lot of time thinking about how we can add value to ones stay. It's great to hear that these touches had such a positive impact on you.

I loved the comment about you getting a sense that nothing would be too much to ask as this is spot on! Every single member of the POD team was chosen for their "can do" approach to any guest request.

I am thrilled that you enjoyed the trips with Riaz and I have to agree that he is one of the best guides that Cape Town has to offer.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Luanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

A very warm and professional welcome when arriving at this lovely decorated place. The room was nice, though there have been some design errors, such as the wooden floor too close to the shower, but this is anecdotic.

Our most deception was that the product shown on the website does not match with the reality !

We booked at POD mostly for the private pool on the room terrace. The pictures on the POD website are taken in such a manner that the facing 6 storeys building, the lack of privacy caused by pedestrians having direct eye access to your pool erased most of the positive points.

Furthermore, those rooms are located closed to the reception desk and are poorly noise protected, so be ready for short night.

Should we go back there, this will definitely not be in the ground floor room with private pool !

Room Tip: Avoid the very expensive room with private pool and ask for an ocean view last floor
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 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, March 22, 2014
Dear Sebastien

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor.

Constructive criticism is always appreciated as it allows us to adapt, change and refine our product offering.

I have noted your points on the privacy and noise in the luxury rooms with private pools and I am currently addressing both. I am sorry to hear that the room did not live up to your expectations.

With our property being a design hotel, there are a few design errors such as timber meeting stone in the bathroom section. Through feedback we have managed to identify and resolve most of these issues and we will be attending to the balance during our refurbishment this winter.

I am glad to hear that you felt that welcome, service and professionalism from the team were up to standard.

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 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Spa Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#2 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — POD Camps Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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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