Our recent stay at POD was a brilliant experience. Although we had booked a Mountain View room, it was so well designed that its more modest size (when compared to the others on offer in the property) did not detract at all from its benefits.
The room was spotlessly clean and really well thought out. I loved the contemporary feel and the quality finish. The bed was enormously comfortable and we slept like logs. The only small niggle is that there did not seem to be very many electrical sockets - and we had to move the kettle over to the floor by the bed if we wanted a drink. Hardly a major concern.
The breakfasts at POD were great. In fact, there was so much variety on offer (including full cooked options) that I am sure we needn't have eaten lunch (although, of course, we did).
The greatest thing about POD is the enthusiasm and commitment of the staff. From Brendan down, nothing was too much trouble. They arranged a very efficient airport pick up and later volunteered to sort out car hire. Cabs were arranged efficiently as necessary and Brendan offered to sort out our Robben Island tickets for us one evening when we asked him about the tour. Before our visit, they recommended some great restaurants and were happy to make reservations on our behalf.
The weather was a bit dodgy for the first couple of days of our trip but nothing took the shine off the experience for us. I would thoroughly recommend POD if you are seeking a comfortable, stylish property close to the action in Camps Bay but utterly devoid of pretention.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Pod Hotel Camps Bay
- POD Camps Bay Cape Town, South Africa