Ezard House, Cape Town $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
Backed by the dramatic Twelve Apostles mountain range, Ezard House offers 10 suites, all with terraces and views of either the ocean or the lovely garden, complete with koi ponds. The interiors are spare, stylish, and soothing. The hotel also has a roof terrace with a hot tub, and a small pool. The pleasant restaurant is open only to residents and their guests; every table affords a fantastic view of the bay. Airport transfers and shopping trips can be arranged.