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Downtown designer digs in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa

Situated in the heart of the city's downtown, this 32-room hotel lives up to its name. Urbane Citizen Architecture has transformed two connected 1940s buildings to create a retreat that brings warmth and energy to an industrial backdrop.

You'll never forget where you are either, with plenty of design elements bringing the contemporary local aesthetic. There's a map of Cape Town created using hand-painted ceramic tiles behind the reception desk, a statement swing chair in the shape of a crocodile head, and photographs of African ceremonies by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher in the rooms. Head to the sixth floor for the sky-high pool and a restaurant and cocktail bar called Gigi Rooftop.

  • Air con
  • Mini Bar
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Free wi-fi
  • Complimentary use of Ignite gym
  • Netflix

Doubles from about US$240 a night including breakfast.

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