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POD Camps Bay
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Camps Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed at the POD hotel for our first night in Cape Town. Could not fault anything! On arrival we were greeted by one of the porters who parked our car in the private underground car park and took our luggage to our complimentary upgrade pent house suit free of charge. The service around the clock was exceptional, very polite and welcoming. Unfortunately the pools are very cold but this didn't stop my partner from jumping In. Location is perfect with sea views and surrounded by table mountain. Just a few yards away from many popular bars and restaurants and convenient stores ! We felt very spoilt and booked another night at a discounted price.. Very much recommend the pod hotel. X

  • Stayed: June 2013
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Dear "Jessielr"

Thank you for your kind words about POD Camps Bay.

It pleases me to know that you couldn't find any fault in our hotel operation, especially with regards to the service levels.

The room upgrade was our pleasure and a small gesture that we try to do as often as possible, however, during the high season period this is nearly impossible.

I am delighted to hear that you extended your stay with us and took advantage of our Winter Season special rates. 15% off 2 nights, 20% off 3 nights and 25% off 4 nights. This promotion is running until the end of August 2013.

Warm regards

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We started our trip off to South Africa in Cape Town after a long journey. The staff was fantastic! Just to name a few great things, they were very helpful with setting us with a late night arrival dinner in our room, recommendations for tours with directions, great morning breakfast, an amazing tour guide for cape/wine w/Riaz, private massage in the room. Anytime we asked for something they were right on it. The room we stayed in was new & modern with lots amenities. We could not have asked for a better experience. Highly, highly recommend this hotel! Thank you for a great start to our trip!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank madisonnewyork1234
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Dear "Madisonnewyork"

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at POD Camps Bay.

The late night dinner, local advice and suggestions as well as arranging your tour itineraries was our pleasure. This customer focused service and willingness to arrange everything so that our guests can sit back and relax is what makes us stand out from the crowd.

I am overjoyed that you liked the minimal design concept of our property an that we were the perfect start to your holiday in Cape Town.

Warm regards

Brendan Boyle,
General Manager, POD Camps Bay

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

I stayed at the POD for 4 nights from the 26st of May. I was there on business but my wife joined me as well. Though it was winter time in Cape Town and the Camps Bay area was fairly quiet we very happy with our choice of the POD. I agree with all the comments on the beautiful design, clean rooms, etc. but for us it was really the sense of personal attention that made the difference. All the staff (and particularly the ladies at the front desk) were brilliant and we were made to feel welcome from the day we arrived. We arrived at the hotel at 930am. Not only did we manage to get an early check-in but we got upgraded to a Luxury Room. Similarly, on the day we checked out we were told that we could stay in the room until it was time to go to the airport (and we did not even have to ask for this!). Moreover, the SatNav from the rental car company did not work and the hotel immediately told us we could use theirs free of charge, ironing/minibar was complimentary, etc. So cannot recommend strongly enough. I ususally stay in larger well-known hotels but I have been converted to the boutique type and will definitely stay at the POD next time I am in Cape Town. M. Mohamed

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Maqbool M
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Dear Maqbool

Thank you for such a wonderful review, I am delighted to hear that you were happy with your decision to stay at POD Camps Bay.

I am glad that you felt that the personal touches, attention to detail, complimentary items as well as the warm, customer focused service were the highlights of your stay. We are blessed with an incredibly beautiful property but it's the people involved in our hotel that win guests over and make them want to return.

It was a pleasure accommodating your early arrival and late departure. The room upgrade is something we try to do as often as possible, however, during high occupancy periods it's not always guaranteed.

I am thrilled to hear that we have converted you from the big, corporate style hotels. Boutique properties can offer a service level that is almost impossible to replicate in a big hotel operation.

We look forward to welcoming you back to POD during your next trip to Cape Town.

Warm regards

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

POD is a smalll hotel right by the beach at Camps Bay: Great rooms with cutting edge design, some with sea views and others with small private pools. Minutes from all the amenities of Camps Bay. Good bar and terrace. \no restaurant but a simple but tasty breakfast. Staff very welcoming and helpful.

Room Tip: Upper floor sea view rooms or lower floor with pool
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Dear Michael

Thank you for submitting your review and thanks for your commendations on the design, location and welcoming service that you received during your stay.

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Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Pod from 25th to 26th May 2013 in the mini-mountain room. This is the first time we stayed in this particular room and were totally in awe of it. We found it to be the cosiest, warmest hotel suite in the entire hotel as we have already had the pleasure of staying in all the other suites during various other holidays. What we really loved, to give it that warm feeling, was the stunning wood finishings. Absolutely beautiful.

We also want to thank Brendan and his staff (especially Dominic, Meagan and Micaela who were on duty during our stay) for their excellent hospitality. From the warm welcome, friendliness, superb understanding of our needs and general 5-star treatment, Pod can be proud to have staff like that who go beyond the call of duty to make one feel as if you are their only guest!!

I am not sure who the chef was on duty, but the breakfast was superb!!! Thank you.

The best hotel we have ever had the pleasure to stay at. Well done, guys :)

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Dear Barbara

It was a pleasure hosting Rob and yourself during another stay at POD Camps Bay.

I am glad that you enjoyed our Mini Mountain rooms, these compact and open plan rooms have an incredibly warm feel and the framed vistas over lions head are a great plus.

Thank you for the commendations on the level of service that you received whilst at the hotel.

Warm regards

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is a fantastic place to stay: beautifully designed, tasteful, well located & very friendly staff! There are not many other places in Cape Town with the same design quality. This is a real find. The views toward Camps Bay are a bit obstructed by surrounding buildings, but there's still a great view of the beach and the sunset.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Martin P
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Dear Martin

It was an absolute pleasure hosting you at POD Camps Bay.

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience on the Tripadvisor forum.

I am glad to hear that you liked the design of our building and the views over the Camps Bay beach.

Warm regards

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

I loved this hotel from the moment we were greeted by the staff!!The day manager was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The rooms are modern, minimalistic, comfortable and clean. The only handicap for me is if i had to park my car in their garage with a very narrow and steep entrance. Fortunately my husband was driving. Other than that I would definitely return!!

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Dear "Trovitolau"

Thank you for choosing POD Camps Bay during your recent trip to Cape Town and thanks for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor.

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our modern and minimalistic rooms.

I have to agree abut the steep and narrow entrance to our basement parking. Thankfully our staff are happy to offer a valet parking service.

We look forward to welcoming you back to POD in the not too distant future.

Warm regards

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay

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Address: 3 Argyle Street, 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 Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
Price Range: $230 - $960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — POD Camps Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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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