Text Naomi Larkin WHERE: Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 021-421-9334 WHY WE LOVE IT: With just five rooms and one suite, stylish interiors in a historic building, personalised service and the right address, this is a true boutique hotel. Add to that a sizeable pool, and views of both the mountain and the Waterfront (best enjoyed from your bedroom balcony) and you've found your ideal Cape Town getaway. X-FACTOR: The location is perfect for visitors wanting easy access to great shopping, café's and beaches. Dining at the sister hotel Queen Victoria's Dash restaurant is a must. For more information visit newmarkhotels.com. This article was originally featured in the March 2014 issue of House and Leisure.