Text Zelda Hamilton Photographs Supplied WHERE: 250 Umhlanga Rocks Dr, Durban, 0861-000- 333; 031-536-6600, threecities.co.za WHY WE LOVE IT: This boutique hotel, situated amid the bustling mix of retail and commercial properties on Umhlanga Ridge, is ideal for the business traveller. The elegant rooms are decorated in ‘natural cool colours’, creating an atmosphere that encourages you to unwind. Its close proximity to the beaches of Umhlanga Rocks means you can take a dip between meetings. X-FACTOR: The rooftop pool offers excellent views of Durban so it’s an ideal spot to relax with a bottle of bubbly. This article originally featured in the June 2014 issue of House and Leisure.