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POD Camps Bay Hotel

"The staff was warm and professional."

Beau - November 19, 2018
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POD Camps Bay Hotel

3 Argyle Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, 8005 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
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Popular landmarks
Greenpoint Park and Biodiversity Garden 170 m
Camps Bay Beach 230 m
The Promenade Camps Bay 450 m
Ignite 490 m
Karma 490 m
Baraza 530 m
Dizzy’s Restaurant & Pub 600 m
Theatre on the Bay 630 m
Gym on the Bay 630 m
Little Glen Playground 760 m
Nearby landmarks
Table Mountain 3.89 km
Signal Hill 4.1 km
Lion's Head 4.11 km
Two Oceans Aquarium 5.79 km
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront 6.44 km
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden 6.67 km
Robben Island Museum 16.64 km
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony 28.39 km
Cape Point Nature Reserve 45.69 km
Cape of Good Hope 46.17 km
9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

80 meters to the beach
ParkingFREE
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • Airport transfer

  • 80 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.8
Distance to city center5 Km
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
Distance to airport20.7 km

Rooms available at POD Camps Bay Hotel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
9.5
Luxury Room with a Plunge Pool
Luxury Room with a Plunge Pool
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Room with Balcony
Luxury Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Mountain View
Mountain View
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Classic Rooms
Classic Rooms
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Mini Room
Mini Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Suite with Sea View
Deluxe Suite with Sea View
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Comfort Mountain Double Room
Comfort Mountain Double Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Luxury Double Room with Sea View
Luxury Double Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Deluxe
Double Deluxe
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at POD Camps Bay Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to POD Camps Bay Hotel?

POD Camps Bay Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 700 ZAR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at POD Camps Bay Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, POD Camps Bay Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cape Town with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at POD Camps Bay Hotel?

POD Camps Bay Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about POD Camps Bay Hotel

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Most staff appeared extremely helpful and thoughtful."

    Steven

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    September 19, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "It was a great way to kick off our vacation."

    Caileigh

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    October 11, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "POD is fantastic."

    Beau

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    November 19, 2018

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9.6/10
Service score
9.8/10
Cleanliness score
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Room comfort score
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Overall rating:
9.5
Exceptional
341 reviews
Cleanliness
9.8
Facilities
9.6
Location
9.6
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What travelers say they love:
Staff are incredibly nice and helpful.
Caileigh from Canada
Couple
More about POD Camps Bay Hotel

More about POD Camps Bay Hotel

Guests will find all of the finest amenities in each of the 15 rooms in this popular 5-star hotel. All rooms have an in-room safe, bathrobes, and a shower as well as other amenities. Other features at POD Camps Bay Hotel include laundry service/dry cleaning, an elevator, and an executive floor. Facilities for recreation and leisure include an outdoor pool. The hotel blends expert service with state-of-the-art facilities to provide guests with a memorable stay. To continue with your reservation, please enter your arrival date and the number of nights you wish to stay.

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Most talked about facilities

Beach
2 mentions
Swimming Pool
1 mention

What they offer

7.6
Very good

"Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

Steven

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September 19, 2019

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Breakfast options

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Full English/Irish
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Buffet

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Reviews of POD Camps Bay Hotel from real guests

Overall rating
9.5
Exceptional
From 341 reviews
9.8Cleanliness
9.8Service
9.7Location
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Rating via Agoda9.5
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Exceptional
Cleanliness9.8
Facilities9.6
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality9.5
Service9.8
Value for money8.8
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10.0
Exceptional
James
Couple
Mountain View
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Location,staff it has it all”

Fantastic hotel in the perfect location of camps bay. Minutes away from bars , restaurants and the odd shop or 2 not much shopping here this is beach and eating at its best. Hotel staff from arrival in between to departure were generous in there help to make your stay fun and spectacular. Check in is quick, welcome glass of wine . Was lucky to get room upgraded to sea view and balcony which were amazing room 203 loved this room. It was our Anniversary trip we received champagne and flowers on the bed they just did all the amazing things with no fuss. Bar and pool area are super relaxed , nice music, great lounging options and it’s just bliss lying listening to the waves. Would say this hotel is as good as it gets you should snap it up now. Thanks to all the wonderful staff we met for making this a spectacular time in Cape Town. Jim & Pamela

Reviewed March 27, 2019

Dear Jim and Pamela, Thank you for your warm words regarding your recent stay with us as well as taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as the breathtaking location and all of the staff members who assisted you. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you at POD again in the near future, for another happy and memorable stay.

Responded April 09, 2019
POD Camps Bay Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Sarah from Sweden
Group
Stayed 4 nights in February 2013

Best location & hotel in camps bay!”

Super friendly staff, great breakfast

Super nice hotel, we stayed in the mini mountain rooms but surprisingly not as small as they sound at all. Well worth the money as the hotel has a great location super close to all restaurants & beach. Really nice breakfast. Staff was so friendly made it feel like home. Would recommend this hotel to anyone & if going back to Cape Town for sure this is where I would stay again. Camps bay is the best location for Cape Town, easy access to beach, highways etc if you need to do sightseeing. Good promenade with great restaurants & bars.

Reviewed February 25, 2013
9.6
Exceptional
Alison from United States
Couple
Luxury Room with a Plunge Pool
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Charming Boutique Hotel with Attention to Luxury & Detail”

We were totally charmed by this lovely hotel. Situated in prime Camps Bay territory with close access to the beach, it had everything we could have asked for and more. It felt safe and the staff went out of their way to be helpful and nice - the hotel provides free underground parking and our car was always attended to in a very timely matter. It always drives me crazy when you have to wait 20 mins for your car but someone would always run and get it right away. The rooms were big and clean and gorgeous with very comfortable beds and soft linens and great pillows. Great shower, plumbing worked perfectly. The breakfast was delicious and the bar staff was very attentive - we loved the complimentary happy hour every night. Some examples: the hotel provides beach bags with towels and travel packets of sunscreen and bug repellent, and I believe you can also have them set up chairs and towels for you, the room was appointed with many amenities that were restocked every day.

Reviewed January 26, 2019

Dear Alison, Thank you for your outstanding review and for sharing your thoughts on Agoda's guest platform. We are happy to hear that the staff and amenities stood out for you and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you at POD again in the near future! With warm regards, the POD team

Responded January 30, 2019
POD Camps Bay Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
shawn from South Africa
Couple
Deluxe Suite
Stayed 3 nights in November 2020

heaven is the pods ”

just wow wow wow .we have stayed at alot of hotels in cape town but nothing comes close to the pods .from the time we arrived until we left ,its was a absolute pleasure staying here.the staff we amazing ,i dont think in all our travels have we met such a friendly and welcoming staff like we experienced here ,infact when we left it was like leaving good friends behind .well done pods on giving us a weekend away to be remembered for a life time ,just wow

Reviewed November 23, 2020

Dear Shawn, Thank you so much for your lovely review. You have summed up exactly what we like to achieve in your review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back to POD soon. Best Regards, Your "POD friends"

Responded January 13, 2021
POD Camps Bay Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Brian from United States
Couple
Luxury Room with Balcony
Stayed 4 nights in September 2012

Couldn't have had a better hotel”

Excellent location, extremely helpful staff, very comfortable and intelligent rooms

We stayed for four nights in September and had an excellent stay. We stayed for the middle time of our honeymoon after spending 4 nights in the city center. We instantly new this was the place for us. From the moment we set foot in the door the staff was over the top helpful for every piece of our stay. They setup beach chairs and umbrellas along with beach towels and water for the days we stayed on the beach. They offered to pack bags for days we decided to hike lions head. And were always on top of things to get taxis and every thing else ready. We hardly lifted a finger and we always felt like they were genuinely interested in making every bit of our trip memorable and relaxed. The location was perfect for us as it was about 1 block off of the beach with still excellent views and about a 1 min walk to the beach. This meant the crowds of people were just far enough that we had much more peace and quiet when we wanted it, but still close enough that we could walk any where in camps bay any time of day and felt 100% safe. Plus it's a smaller hotel than some of the other bigger names which meant we got to know the staff were able to provide us with such personalized service. I can't say a bad thing about this place, it was ideal. Also the breakfasts were delicious as well as the drinks at the bar in the afternoon/evening.

Reviewed September 25, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
walid from France
Couple
Luxury Room with Balcony
Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

Camps Bay October 2014”

Staff, style and architecture, the Suite

Excellent stay at Pod! We felt this is our home in Camps Bay with literally all the staff constantly going the extra mile to help and make sure your stay is memorable! The Suite is just fantastic!!! Thank you Pod's team and management! Walid

Reviewed November 01, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Victoire from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Mini Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

Splendid hotel by the beach”

The hotel is very modern and has a contemporary design. It's located in Camps Bay which is 15 minutes by car from the V&A Waterfront but only 1 minute-walk from the beach. The bedroom was perfect with great amenities and a complimentary mini-bar (wine, beer, soft drinks). The staff is also amazing and they will do their best to answer to all your questions or help you organise activities or dinners. I highly recommend this place for solo travellers or couples.

Reviewed September 26, 2018

Dear Victoire, Thank you for your glowing review - we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon! Warmest regards, The POD team

Responded October 10, 2018
POD Camps Bay Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Claire from United Kingdom
Couple
Luxury Room with Balcony
Stayed 5 nights in June 2013

Incredible hotel in Camps Bay”

Luxury and comfort, design and interiors/furnishings, attentive and friendly staff

This is an incredible hotel. They have thought of every detail to make your stay as luxurious and comfortable as possible and you will want for nothing whilst you are there. The architecturally designed hotel and rooms have some great features which provide a contemporary and elegant feel to the accommodation. The rooms are large and very comfortable and the bed was amazing. The staff at PODS were very professional and friendly, whilst providing a very hospitable atmosphere in which nothing was too much trouble. This is no doubt one of the best hotel we have stayed in around the world and we had an amazing 6 days there. The hotel is within a short walk to a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars. It also has it own bar and swimming pool. The buffet breakfast was incredible and of a very high standard. I would thoroughly recommend this boutique, luxury hotel.

Reviewed June 26, 2013
9.6
Exceptional
Alison from United Kingdom
Couple
Luxury Room with a Plunge Pool
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

Perfect chilled out Camps Bay boutique hotel ”

All positives: Staff go out of their way to help you with everything. Book tables. Suggest shops. Park the car. The little details are looked after, like putting bottled water and snacks out for you, complimentary. Stellar cooked and continental breakfast. Free wine every day around sunset! With cheese also. Free and refilled daily mini bar in the room! Location in barely one block back from the beach, and only a short drive or jog up to Clifton. Heated private pool in our suite was a showstopper. We would like to thank POD for their fantastic work!

Reviewed November 21, 2017

Dear Alison, Thank you for your glowing review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as the amenities, location and all of the staff members who assisted you. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you at POD again in the near future! With warm regards, the POD team

Responded October 28, 2018
POD Camps Bay Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Beau from United States
Solo traveler
Mini Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Every. 👏 Detail. 👏 in Place 👏👏”

They think of things which would be useful before you do. Ever single detail was in place. The staff was warm and professional. There are a lot of great hotels but customer service sets the fantastic ones apart. POD is fantastic.

Reviewed November 19, 2018

Dear Beau, Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay with us! We are delighted that our team made an impression, and we hope that next time you'll join us for a longer stay! With warm regards, Tammy and the POD team

Responded November 21, 2018
POD Camps Bay Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Patrick from Switzerland
Couple
Comfort Mountain Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

Very romantic, well located, great hospitality”

It was our second time at the POD , the staff welcomed us very warmly and even remembered our anniversary, always a pleasure to be there, we look fwd to return soon

Reviewed February 27, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
malgorzata from Poland
Couple
Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

great hotel”

excelent interior design

I loved this hotel. The rooms are so comfortable and very spacious. They had so many little details that made it comfortable... are all very small things that added up to really feeling at home. Plus the bed was really comfy. The rooms were very quiet, I hardly ever heard neighbors which is rare in a lot of hotels. The people that worked here were all very helpful and friendly. There was lots of stuff to walk to in the area as well,

Reviewed November 14, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Bridget from United States
Group
Mountain View
Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

Superb!”

This was one of the most beautiful properties I have ever stayed in. A beautiful reception area with an ocean view deck. The food (complimentary breakfast) was delicious. The room we were in was a little small for my sister in law and me They gave us an upgrade with a deck and view of the ocean without us even requesting it. The staff was helpful with sightseeing, setting up an in hotel massage, and ordering in food for dinner outside with our personal fire pot The staff was pleasant, and very personal. I would recommend this property at the highest rating possible. Bridget Halvorson. Loomis. California

Reviewed May 20, 2018

Dear Bridget, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the upgrade, as well as all of the staff offerings. The fire pot and dinner on the deck is a guest favorite, and we are glad that you got to enjoy the experience. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again at POD soon! Kindest regards, The POD team

Responded July 10, 2018
POD Camps Bay Hotel
9.6
Exceptional
Sandi from United States
Couple
Classic Rooms
Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

Customer service top notch”

Every single employee bent over backwards to make our stay the most enjoyable it could be. It’s very difficult to get such good customer service. The location is a bit away from everything but Uber’s are inexpensive and easy to achieve. The staff were all amazing . The only negative is the way the rooms are set up. They are very tiny and you have to be careful getting on and off the bed without falling off platforms. It reminded us a lot like south beach hotels in Miami. We highly recommend

Reviewed June 13, 2019

Dear Sandi, Thank you very much for your glowing review! We are glad to hear that our staff made a lasting impression during your stay. The POD team hopes to welcome you back, for another "top notch" stay in the not too distant future. Regards, Dani and the POD team.

Responded June 15, 2019
POD Camps Bay Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Hanna from Austria
Couple
Mini Room
Stayed 5 nights in March 2020

JUST PERFECT!!!!”

We have stayed in many great hotels, but this hotel is simply unique !!! The staff is so courteous and everyone was super friendly. They fulfilled every wish! Breakfast was fantastic. Everyday we got a different smoothie and you can order what you want. The daily wine and the cheese buffet at sunset were simply fantastic! We will definitely come back again! We already miss them a lot! Thank you for everything!!!! Our stay was JUST PERFECT!

Reviewed April 26, 2020

Dear Hanna, Thank you for your positive review and for posting such kind words about our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed breakfast and our sunset evenings, as well as your overall stay. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future! With warm regards, Tam and the POD team

Responded April 27, 2020
POD Camps Bay Hotel
9.2
Exceptional
Thomas from United Kingdom
Couple
Luxury Room with a Plunge Pool
Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

Exceptional”

Incredible place, incredible staff. Finding it very hard to fault anything in all honesty. Location couldn’t be better, a stones throw from the beach and promenade. Price of the room a little on the high side but we definitely got what we paid for and in peak season. Would highly recommend

Reviewed February 07, 2019

Dear Thomas, Thank you for your warm words regarding your recent stay with us as well as taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our breathtaking location, - we trust that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Cape Town and we hope to see you at POD again soon! Kind regards, Daniella & the POD team

Responded March 01, 2019
POD Camps Bay Hotel
9.0
Exceptional
Hussam from Saudi Arabia
Couple
Luxury Room with Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

super Amazing service and concierge, unique experi”

service and concierge, complementary beach kit, hotel unique design

simply amazing.. since the very first moment we checked in when u feel the warm welcoming of the hotel staff and friendliness until the day you check out, a unique small hotel.. with unique great urban design and high end modern decorations, with balconies having ocean view. perfect for a calm romantic stay.

Reviewed March 27, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Debra from Australia
Family with teens
Luxury Room with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Could not fault the hotel.”

From the warm welcome to the sad farewell, could not fault this hotel. Delicious breakfast with a different fresh juice every morning. Stunning location, professional, amazing, caring staff. Hopefully we can return one day. Thank you.

Reviewed March 15, 2020

Dear Debra, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Agoda's review platform. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast and location, and that the POD team left an impression during your stay. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family back soon! With warm regards, Tamsynn and the team

Responded April 10, 2020
POD Camps Bay Hotel
9.6
Exceptional
Caileigh from Canada
Couple
Mountain View
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Great location, staff and service”

Can't beat the location. Staff are incredibly nice and helpful. The sunset wine and cheese was a lovely bonus. It was a great way to kick off our vacation.

Reviewed October 11, 2019

Dear Caileigh, Thank you very much for your glowing review. We are absolutely delighted to hear that our staff made a memorable impression as this is what we absolutely love to do and we agree that Camps Bay is "the place to be" . We hope to welcome you back to POD soon. Regards, Dani and the POD Team.

Responded October 12, 2019
POD Camps Bay Hotel
9.2
Exceptional
Justin from Malaysia
Couple
Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Great stay! Will be back”

Great service and wonderful staff attitude. The popcorn and hot chocolate served with the DVDs was an ice touch!

Reviewed November 27, 2016
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