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POD Camps Bay

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3 Argyle Road, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite hotels I have ever stayed in throughout my travels of 40+ countries. Truly the most genuine, eager and nice hotel staff I have ever encountered. They truly wanted to ensure we had the best possible vacation and assisted us during each day of our four day stay. The rooms are beautifully designed, and they... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am thrilled to hear that POD ranks as one of your favorite hotels throughout your extensive travels of more than 40 countries. The team at POD is what sets us apart from the rest and I can honestly say that I have never worked with such a genuinely committed group of individuals as I have at POD.... More 

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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really is 5 star accommodation. Close to the magnificent Camps Bay beach, POD is luxurious, sleek, modern and cool. The staff are friendly, welcoming and more than helpful. The rooms are amazing, awesome views of ocean and mountains, comfortable bed and great shower. There are fabulous cocktails to be had as you enjoy the sunset from the pool deck.... More 

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1 Thank David R
BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for posting such a positive review of our hotel, it's great to hear that you feel we live up to our 5 star grading standard. As you point out, we are incredibly fortunate to be in such close proximity to the Camps Bay beach. People often overlook this when choosing accommodation in the area. Thank you... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the penthouse facing the water at POD camps bay for my honeymoon. I was very happy with their service. First, their breakfast was the best breakfast we have ever had at any hotel. They also put hot water pockets in our bed whenever we'd go out to dinner - it was a treat to come back to a... More 

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

Dear Lauren, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent honeymoon stay with us at POD. We appreciate the praise on the service, breakfast, hot water bottles and the bathroom facilities in the room. We hope to welcome you back to POD for one of your future anniversaries. Best regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Boutique Hotel More 

grand rapids, michigan
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this hotel. The rooms were as beautiful as I thought they would be based on other reviews and photos. The bed was very comfortable. The location across from the beach was amazing with plenty of nightlife and a variety of very good restaurants near by. It was very easy to get into the heart of Cape Town... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, I am delighted to hear that you loved our hotel and that the rooms and the experience lived up to the reviews that you have read. Thank you for the compliments on the location, lobby, bar, breakfast and most importantly the staff and the service offering from the team. Frank is delighted to have been mentioned. We hope... More 

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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the POD on 2 separate occasions. One word describes the experience, 'exceptional', from the rooms, lounge, the staff and service and the food. I have a lovely room with views of the sea and the mountains, such a treat, highly recommend it

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

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to have recently hosted you on two separate occasions and I am elated to hear that both stays were, "exceptional." Thank you for the kind words on the rooms, lounge, food, views and the service from the staff. We hope to welcome you back to POD for a 3rd stay in the near future.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best hotel we've ever stayed in! The design (exterior and interior) of this place is beautiful and so well done. I felt like we were staying in a magazine. We stayed in a classic room that had a balcony with a stunning view of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles. The room was even better than pictured!... More 

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

Dear Haley, It's wonderful to hear that POD is the best hotel that you have ever stayed in. Thank you for the kind words on the design, location, room, views, breakfast and staff in our employ. I am elated to hear that every person went above and beyond in order to make your stay a memorable one. We look forward... More 

Hong Kong, China
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great location very near beach and restaurants, great views of the mountains, easy to access trails for hikes and running. Room was spacious and with interesting design features. Best of all the friendly welcome from the ever so helpful and engaging team running the hotel. Looking forward to a return vis

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2 Thank martinw12016
BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review

Dear Martin, Thank you for posting such a fantastic review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the location, views, proximity to the Table Mountain trails, design and the service from the team. We look forward to your return visit. Best regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Boutique Hotel More 

Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

WE love the Camp's Bay location, sunset and the 12 apostles from the Balcony, great staff, very helpful. Breakfast is great, variety and good food. I am not a fan of the elevated bed area in the room, it's a bit dicey in the middle of the night to get to the bathroom, but very clean, nicely decorated, great location.Great... More 

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

Dear Guest, It is great to hear that you enjoyed POD's location, the sunset and mountain views, breakfast, cleanliness, decor and the attentive and friendly staff. I understand your comment on the raised bed platform, it is a design feature that we have had a number of remarks about. We hope to welcome you back to POD in the future.... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

I traveled to Cape Town for a brief layover on my journey to Zambia. I wanted to make sure I found a hotel that was safe and nice for a female traveling alone. I chose POD because of the high rating on Trip Advisor. However, I have to say that my experience was better than the rating. The staff met... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am elated to hear that your experience at POD was better than the ratings that we have attained through this platform. It's also great to hear that you felt safe at our property and being in such close proximity to the beach and the restaurant strip ensures that you can walk freely and without concern. Thank you... More 

Besancon, France
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Very nice location close from the beach. Extremely friendly staff with great accommodation and nice breakfast buffet. The bar is nice with a good selection of drinks and beverages. Rooms are well equipped but a bit noisy as the doors are not totally soundproof. Easy to get to the city and major points of interest.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the location, accommodation, breakfast, bar and the service from the team. We hope to welcome you back to POD soon. Best regards, Brendan Boyle General Manager, POD Camps Bay More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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 Road, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Price Range: $186 - $663 (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
POD Camps Bay Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
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