Entering POD is like stepping into the pages of a slick design magazine, complete with ingeniously shaped spaces, decadent furnishings, and the marvelously svelte model-and-gym-rat set crowding the nearby bars and beaches. This chic 15-bedroom boutique hotel enjoys a most sublime vantage over the action-packed Camps Bay sunset strip. Everyone wants a piece of that beach in summer, and POD has beautifully tailored a slice of premium real estate, albeit tucked tight amid residential neighbors (including one unseemly apartment block across the road). Nonetheless, you can stare off towards the beach, an easy amble away. Bedrooms marry sleek minimalism with natural, organic materials—lots of rough-hewn timber as a decoy for the modern, square-cut architectural framework. Enormous foldaway glass doors merge the lobby-lounge with the patio, where you'll no doubt be found, draped over one of the curvaceous sun-loungers. From here, you can witness the Atlantic continuing where the pool disappears at the end of POD's deck.