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theLAB Franschhoek

Suburban guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Franschhoek Wine Tram

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Great service. Wish I stayed for longer to enjoy all the facilities- will definitely be…

    Mar 13, 2020

  • The hotel tries to be modern and cutting edge. Unfortunately a lot of the very basics…

    Feb 1, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Spa services

What’s around

  • Franschhoek Wine Tram - 12 min walk
  • Franschhoek Town Hall - 14 min walk
  • Franschhoek Art House - 15 min walk
  • Huguenot Monument - 17 min walk
  • Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Single Room
  • Superior Room
  • Executive House
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Economy Single Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Economy Double Room
  • Executive Suite
  • Standard Twin Room


  • Franschhoek Wine Tram - 12 min walk
  • Franschhoek Town Hall - 14 min walk
  • Franschhoek Art House - 15 min walk

What’s around


  • Franschhoek Wine Tram - 12 min walk
  • Franschhoek Town Hall - 14 min walk
  • Franschhoek Art House - 15 min walk
  • Huguenot Monument - 17 min walk
  • Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Franschhoek Pass - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km
  • Jonkershoek Nature Reserve - 26.5 mi / 42.6 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 60 min drive

At a glance


  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Special check in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 10
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (meters) - 36
  • One meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages and Swedish massages.

Small print

Also known as

  • theLAB LIFESTYLE Franschhoek Guesthouse
  • theLAB Franschhoek Guesthouse Franschhoek
  • theLAB LIFESTYLE Guesthouse
  • theLAB Franschhoek Guesthouse
  • theLAB Franschhoek Franschhoek

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 150 per person (approximately)


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Le Lude winery and tasting (9-min walk), Foliage (10-min walk), and Tuk Tuk Microbrewery (10-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as mountain biking. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. TheLAB Franschhoek also has spa services and access to a nearby health club.
  • 6.0.Good

    Desk staff did not make me feel welcome, shower heads simply waste water and flood the room and most of the high tech capabilities in my room did not work.

    Kf, 1 night trip with friends, Jan 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good new idea

    Cool new concept which can take a little while to get use to. Nice pool and jacuzzi and great base as only 5 mins from town.

    Charlie, 2 night trip, Dec 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Sweet but techy Hotel. Good service. Close to town. Has scooters you can ride about on. Can sunbathe outside

    2 night family trip, Nov 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Experience was wonderful

    The experience was wonderful. The service was warm and accommodating. There are tiny maintenance issues that could easily be fixed which when left unattended detracts from the overall experience. The shower was not clean at all. The water was also not very hot.

    Yvette, 1 night family trip, Aug 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Loved it!

    Deanne, 5 night family trip, Jul 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a unique property as it is all linked up to Amazon via Echo. We visited during low season so were upgraded without extra cost to a room that had a huge bed and bath tub. We stayed here in order to visit the Franschhoek Wine Tram so the big breakfast in the morning was appreciated. This hotel has a great staff team who could not have been more helpful.

    1 night romance trip, Jul 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Hidden gem

    This hotel is a hidden gem. Located in a neighborhood (vs. a busy main street), it is unpretentious and eco-friendly. It relies on solar power during the day and is serious about its footprint on the environment but not having plastic water bottles (glass are available) in all the rooms. There is a spa, hot tub and outside area to enjoy a peaceful garden after touring the wineries. The high tech makes this place super friendly for those who are already used to this ("Echo" is their version of Alexa) or for those who want to learn. The breakfast is delightful and the wine bar selection is outstanding. A home away from home--the manager is excellent--friendly, techy, sommelier, knowledgeable. Thank-you for a wonderful stay in Franschhoek valley!

    Sabrina, 2 night trip with friends, Jun 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Problem one night of stay due to internet down impacts greatly at automated hotel room

    3 night romance trip, Mar 26, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Value for money boutique hotel

    TheLab is about a 10 minute walk from the centre of Franschoek with easy parking. It’s a modern comfortable boutique style hotel with spacious rooms and attentive service. The frustration is their choice to use “Alexa” in the rooms which we found gimmicky and not very reliable.

    Helen, 2 night romance trip, Jan 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Comfortable Boutique B&B in Franschroek

    We enjoyed our stay at the LAB Lifestyle in Franschroek.However ,we struggled with the Alexa controlled room,when the blinds went up instead of the shower going on,because the Wi-fi signal was intermittent on occasion.Speaking to other guests,we were not alone in experiencing this.Also our bedroom,although large was very miminalist as regards furniture and we found there was little room to store toiletries etc.The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was good and the coffee was great.As I have Mobility issues,Iwe had chosen this B&B as it was described as being located a 10 minute walk to the Main Street, ,but I found that it was further away than I had thought to walk to the maiinstreet in Franschroek, and so we drove to eat in the evening.Outside pool and deck was great and their beer on tap was a great idea.

    Sue, 2 night romance trip, Jan 12, 2019

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