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“Camps Bay is Perfect”
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POD Camps Bay
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Camps Bay
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Camps Bay is Perfect”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Pods is a wonderful place to stay and Camps Bay is beautiful. Great service, gorgeous views and an abundance of food options. Super close to the mountain and beach. I'd stay again in a heartbeat. The only issue I had was that there was a strange smell that I believe was from the flowers in the lobby but hardly a complaint.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Thank Sassysandyg
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about POD on Tripadvisor.

I appreciate your compliments on the service, views and the location of our property in Camps Bay. We are indeed very fortunate to be within such close proximity to the beach and the restaurant strip, yet still have fantastic mountain and sea views.

I am looking into the strange smell that you wrote about as I don't think it was from the flowers.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

I very much enjoyed my stay here. The folks at the front desk were especially amazing. They booked restaurants, helped me figure out where to go/what to see, booked our shark trip, had a car on call for us. They made everything so easy.

The room was cool. Very modern/contemporary style. But, it worked well.

Great job POD team!

Room Tip: we had room 201. that's right on the corner, facing the beach. it was perfect.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Matt

Thanks for posting such a great review, the title says it all...

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the helpful service from the front desk team. They are a great bunch of people who genuinely want to assist with any guest requests.

Thanks for the compliment on the style, design and functionality of our rooms.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Me and my wife stayed here for five nights during our honeymoon. The location is great being only footsteps away from the Camps Bay beaches and multiple restaurants. The staff was super friendly and helpful every step of the way. In addition, the breakfast had a lot of different delicous choices and everything was always fresh. The rooms are beauitulf and we had an outdoor patio that overlooked the beaches. Overall a fantastic experience and great place to stay. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Douglas L
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Douglas

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon stay with us at POD.

Thank you for the kind words on the location, rooms, food and the service that you received.

We hope that you will stay with us again on one of your future wedding anniversaries.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights. The hotel has a nice vibe, great interior design, friendly staff and above all, an amazing eye for detail; just a few things; coming back from dinner, a hot water bottle in the bed, chilled water on the night stand. Amazing views on the beach and near some great bars and restaurants. If you want, the hotel will assist you with your bookings or prepare a nice beach bag for you to hit the beach fully equipped... Incl beach ball set ;-) thanks POD!

  • Stayed July 2014
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor.

I am thrilled that you enjoyed the vibe, design, service and the attention to detail at our hotel.

Thanks for mentioning some of our personal touches as a lot of thought goes into experimenting with new ideas and ways of adding to each and every aspect of our product.

We hope to welcome you back to POD soon!

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

POD was our first hotel stay in SA and it was everything promised in its reputation. The service was personal and available before you could ask. If we make it back to Cape Town we would definitely stay at POD again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kyle R
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Kyle

Thanks for posting a review about your recent stay with us at POD.

I am elated to hear that we lived up to your expectations and its great to know that you would stay with us again.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I was glad to have read a review saying that they wished they stayed longer because I booked 6 nights and loved every minute. From the facilities to the accommodating staff, it was one of the nicest hotel stays I've ever had. Because I was averse to driving in Cape Town after having driven on safari for a week, the hotel arranged for us to have a driver who gave us an unbelievable tour of Cape Point and wine country. What fond memories I'll have of Camps Bay and Cape Town due in large part to this particular hotel!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cay263
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Cay

We wish that you could have stayed longer too as it was such a pleasure hosting you at POD.

Thank you for the commendations on the hotel and the service.

I appreciate your feedback on our drivers and I am delighted to hear that they created a memorable experience of the peninsula and the wine lands for you.

Warm regards,

Brendan Boyle
General Manager, POD Camps Bay
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Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

POD really had everything we were looking for in a cape town hotel. The service was great and they went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The location is perfect as its close to everything else in cape town and you can walk to the beach/bars/restaurants in camps bay. The breakfast was great as well. This hotel is impressively designed and i would highly recommend it if you are looking for a boutique hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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BrendanBoyle, General Manager at POD Camps Bay, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at POD Camps Bay.

It is great to hear that you would recommend our hotel and I am thrilled that you enjoyed the location, design, breakfast and the service.

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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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre 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 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#1 Family 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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