In leafy, upmarket Higgovale, Alta Bay combines the qualities of a seriously glamorous hotel (six luxurious, beautifully designed bedrooms; lunch and dinner menus; waiter service; spa treatments) with the small-scale intimacy of a superbly-run guesthouse. The elegant modern property descends via show-stopping views of the city and bay to an airy sitting room, laid-back terrace and lush plunge pool. A model of its type.