I recently spent 3 nights at POD. My husband and I had one of the deluxe suites with a great view of the beach and my teenagers shared a mountain view room. Both of the rooms were beautifully appointed in a Nordic style but I would say, if you can afford it, go for a room with a view.
One of the greatest attractions of POD is the stunningly designed pool with a deck which has views across the beach. I loved the fact that the view isn't your traditional straight view of the beach but more of an angled view. It's so fabulous to be in an urban area and have such a great viewpoint.
The staff at the hotel go above and beyond to welcome guests. Brendan was particularly great but all the staff were 5*. One of the owners even drove to Charley's bakery to pick up my husband's birthday cakes for me. I also loved the two male waiters at breakfast - so utterly professional.
There is some construction work going on in a small private block being built across the road from the hotel (facing the sea) but the main part of the construction is completed and I can honestly say we were never disturbed by any noise. As you are in a city environment there will always be something happening in the neighbourhood but I think it just enhanced the whole experience.
I can't think of any single negative comment to make about the hotel. It's perfect. What are you waiting for, book now. And don't forget to have a sundowner there!
- 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