We rather like Pod. It is in a great location and has a very nice vibe to it. Our one word of warning is that the mountain-view rooms, although lovely, are rather small.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
POD is a lovely boutique hotel in Camps Bay, approximately a fifteen minute drive from Cape Town centre. It is just a two-minute walk from the beach and the promenade with all its lively bars and restaurants.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
POD is beautifully designed with sleek modern lines and a contemporary feel. It is a wonderful combination of granite, stone, timber and glass. The 15 rooms and suites have spectacular views of either the ocean or the mountains behind. The bathrooms are quirky and open-plan which works well for couples but is not quite as good for friends who are sharing a room! Three of the rooms have the added benefit of plunge pools.
The main area is also very appealing, with a lounge, DVD library and bar, as well as an elegant dining and pool area by the "wraparound" swimming pool. Breakfast is the only meal served at Pod but there are numerous cafes and restaurants nearby where guests can have lunch and dinner.
Service at Pod is amazingly good. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to help guests in any way they can. They even offer a beach service, where they set up umbrellas, towels and deck chairs ready for your afternoon lazing on the pristine white sand.