Les Cascades de Bantry Bay, Cape Town $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
A short drive from both the city center and the beaches, this stylish guest house is located in the chic residential area of Bantry Bay, on the Atlantic. There are rooms in two buildings: six in the main lodge and four in the villa just down the hill. Three gorgeous, black-slate swimming pools are built on different levels between the two houses. The interiors have recently been updated, doing away with the colonial teak furniture for a more modern, European look. The hotel's chauffeured BMW is available for airport pickup, taxi service, and guided day tours.