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“Fabulous hotel”
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POD Camps Bay
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Camps Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous hotel”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed here for 2 days in May 2014 as part of our honeymoon in SA. The hotel itself is perfectly located to enjoy the camps bay area and is around 10 minutes away from Cape town central. Its a fantastic hotel, very well designed rooms with everything you could need. Breakfast is excellent, pool and bar is great and i imagine would be buzzing during high season. Special mention needs to be made to all the staff here, from the breakfast team to the reception and night team, everyone went out of their way to make our trip special and one night we came home early and were treated to hot water bottles, popcorn and a selection of DVDs. On our last night the team gtrated us to a bottle of champagne and chocolates to celebrate our honeymoon but even before that we knew we would return to POD, its a perfect spot to enjoy Cape Town. I also checked trip advisor reviews before we booked and they were spot on.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for sharing your recent honeymoon experience at POD Camps Bay.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Thanks for the warm words on the location, rooms, bar and the staff.
The popcorn and the romantic turn-down was our pleasure.

You are absolutely correct, from September through to May Camps Bay really comes alive with the rich and famous flashing their super-cars all over the main restaurant strip. Our property is buzzing and has a great vibe during the summer months due to our proximity to all of the action.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night after getting married and it was divine!! When we came back from dinner the staff had put chocolates, champagne and flowers in our room which was such an amazing touch! Very friendly people and beautiful hotel!
Beautiful views and the only negative comment is I wished we stayed longer! Highly recommend it and worth every penny.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Dear Candice

Thank you for posting such a lovely review.

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

The honeymoon turn-down was an absolute pleasure, I am glad that it had such a big impact for you both.

Congratulations once again on your recent marriage.

We hope that you will return to POD for one of your future anniversaries.

Warmest,

Brendan Boyle,
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were there 4 nights and were upgraded to the suite number 201...highly recommend booking the suite as it is much bigger and has better views. The staff is wonderful, very helpful and nice. The breakfast is simple but very nice. The rooms are very clean and it's a 2 minutes walk to the beach. Would go back anytime.

Room Tip: Suite 201 is the best without hesitation
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Dear Valerie

Thank you for the kind words and the fantastic review about POD Camps Bay.

It was a pleasure upgrading you to one of our Deluxe Suites and I have to agree that 101 and 201 are the best rooms in the hotel. We wish that we could upgrade every guests but unfortunately due to high occupancy, its getting more and more difficult to do this.

Thanks for the compliments on the breakfast, the housekeeping and the service.

We hope to see you again the next time you visit our beautiful city.

Kind regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Kolbermoor, Germany
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had 2 nights in pod camps bay in Cape town after a trip around south africa. It is one of the best hotels we have ever been with an excellent service and a wonderful location. The house and its rooms present a great and very modern design. For us it was one of different highlights in Cape town.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Dear Hellen

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

I am thrilled to hear that POD was one of the highlights during your trip through South Africa.
Thanks for the commendations on the hotel, rooms, location and the service.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

Fist time in Cape Town and first time in POD Camps Bay. What a great holiday! Amazing hotel with friendly staff. I'll be coming back real soon and with out a doubt I'll be staying at POD. Thank you for your friendly service and amazing rooms.

Room Tip: Room 201 I believe is the best room, with great views and nice terrace.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Guest

Thanks for posting your review.

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at POD and thank you for the compliments on the hotel, location, rooms and the staff.

We can't wait to welcome you back!

Best regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay

P.S, You are 100% correct - 101 & 201 are our Deluxe Suites which boast 75 sqm of open plan living at its best. The views are over the Camps Bay beach.
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is by far the best boutique I have EVER stayed at in the world - and I travel quite a bit. Everything about this hotel is incredible - especially the staff. The location is absolutely fantastic as it is directly across from the beach and within walking distance of the main road which features an array of lively bars and restaurants. The interior of the hotel is very modern and stylish yet warm and welcoming. The one aspect of the room that may be a bit bothersome is the open air shower which does not give much privacy. However, given how absolutely fabulous the hotel is, this minor inconvenience was easily overlooked. The real, true value of this hotel is the SERVICE and the STAFF. WOW! The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay as accommodating as ever. I wish every hotel I stayed at was this accommodating. Not only was Brendan and his team flexible with our late departure time from the hotel, but they helped us book everything from dinner reservations to spa treatments. Most importantly, the entire staff was willing to help and competent/capable at completing any request. During our trip we ended up going to Botswana for one portion of the trip, and POD's was more than happy to store our excess luggage. I fully plan on heading back to Cape Town and will ONLY stay at Pods! There is absolutely no better hotel to stay at!

Room Tip: We booked a classic room and a luxury room with a pool. We did not end up using the pool that much a...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Nisha and the Choksi family

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review about your two stays with us at POD Camps Bay.

To be placed on a pedestal with the best in South Africa is such a compliment, to be placed on a pedestal with the best in the world is incredible. Thank you!

The late departure was an absolute pleasure as was arranging the spa treatments, restaurant bookings and other activities for you during your trip. I am pleased to hear that this willingness had such a positive impact on your stay.

We hope to welcome your family back to POD at some point in the near future.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Tiburon, California
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is by far the best boutique I have EVER stayed at in the world - and I travel quite a bit. Everything about this hotel is incredible - especially the staff. The location is absolutely fantastic as it is directly across from the beach and within walking distance of the main road which features an array of lively bars and restaurants. The interior of the hotel is very modern and stylish yet warm and welcoming. The one aspect of the room that may be a bit bothersome is the open air shower which does not give much privacy. However, given how absolutely fabulous the hotel is, this minor inconvenience was easily overlooked. The real, true value of this hotel is the SERVICE and the STAFF. WOW! The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay as accommodating as ever. I wish every hotel I stayed at was this accommodating. Not only was Brendan and his team flexible with our late departure time from the hotel, but they helped us book everything from dinner reservations to spa treatments. Most importantly, the entire staff was willing to help and competent/capable at completing any request. During our trip we ended up going to Botswana for one portion of the trip, and POD's was more than happy to store our excess luggage. I fully plan on heading back to Cape Town and will ONLY stay at Pods! There is absolutely no better hotel to stay at!

Room Tip: We booked one luxury room and one classic room. While the luxury room did have a private pool, it wa...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Nisha and the Choksi family

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review about your two stays with us at POD Camps Bay.

To be placed on a pedestal with the best in South Africa is such a compliment, to be placed on a pedestal with the best in the world is incredible. Thank you!

The late departure was an absolute pleasure as was arranging the spa treatments, restaurant bookings and other activities for you during your trip. I am pleased to hear that this willingness had such a positive impact on your stay.

We hope to welcome your family back to POD at some point in the near future.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Property: POD Camps Bay
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 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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