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theLAB guest houses are making headlines!

a first in the world: high-tech meets green thinking meets contemporary styling meets warm hospitality

theLAB guesthouses include

free electric car
charging station

no plastic water
bottles: only glass


draught beer,
wine and drinks
available on tap

spa treatments
and massages

roasted coffee
and tea

the best of South African wine

high-tech room

cool and warm-water swimming pools

bicycle and
e-scooter hire

friendly to nature toiletries in rooms

modern and light conference rooms

with high-tech Microsoft Hub

sundeck & outside bar area with amazing views


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    Newsletter February 2021 Important management update

    We are also delighted to introduce Rita and Frank to you! The new management couple at theLAB Robertson bring a wealth of hospitality experience. ‘We are here to stay!’, that is their promise, and they are already living up to it and doing their magic, where guests always come first! At theLAB Robertson, Rita and...
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    theLAB - Robertson - Switched-on

    5 Reasons to Stay at theLAB

    You never know how much you need a breakaway until you actually take one. theLab, Robertson served up the perfect recipe for a well-deserved R&R with its charming ambiance matched with the serenity of nature. Unlock 5 reasons why your next vacation should be at theLAB. Continue to read up Jason’s lovely review about the hidden...


we practice a green, eco-consious way of life

  • carbon neutral through solar panel units
  • water heated and electricity provided via solar technology
  • electric vehicle charge points – free-of-charge for guests
  • guest house vehicles are electric
  • bicycle, e-bike, and e-scooter hire facilities
  • recycling where possible
  • reduced wasteful packaging by providing guests with wine, beer and drinks in kegs and on-tap at our bars
  • filtered still and sparkling water provided in glass bottles and free for guests: no wasteful plastic water bottles on site
  • friendly to nature products used in bathrooms and in-house spas
  • own vegetables grown in guest house gardens in order to provide guests with the freshest produce


high-tech room automation

theLAB room automation system is the star of your stay, and is incorporated into each of our modern, minimalistic-styled rooms.

Each of our locations provides some fun tech – whether it’s a Hololens or Jibo watiting to meet you at reception.

Facial recognition and gesture control applications are being developed and implemented: no other hotel chain in the world incorporates these yet. We truly are leading the way in 21st century hospitality!

While we have theLAB Switch with pre-programmed scenarios to 'Wake me up'/ 'Start my day'/ 'Go to sleep', you can have fun and ask theLAB room automation system, by voice command, to do the following:

  • “make me a coffee”
  • "start the jacuzzi"
  • “turn on the TV”
  • “close the blinds”
  • “start the shower”
  • “set the alarm”
  • “lights blue”
  • “turn off the lights”

located in amazing locations along the beautiful Garden Route

Centered along the beautiful interior part of the Garden Route in the Western Cape, South Africa, our guest houses offer a modern feel with high-tech and eco-centered standard, and spa facilities.

From the buzz of our Cape Town capital, to the foodie and wine capital of Franschhoek, to out-of-town country and spa retreat in Robertson, each location offers something unique.

Be prepared to be captivated by the charm of each of our guest houses.

Give it time and hire an electric car to drive between our various guest house locations... we offer something current and one-of-a-kind in the guest house industry: keep watching this space!

warm South African hospitality

Our reviews speak for themselves! We offer something completely unique, yet still carries that personal touch for a memorable stay.

Each location has an in-house chef and offers dining experiences from simple, social home-cooked meals, to rustic French-inspired food. Pair it with a beer on tap, or wine from a keg or wine rack!

Cape Town | Tarragona
4073 Valley Road Hout Bay
Cape Town 7806
South Africa
+27 (0)21 790 5080

15 Nerina Street
Franschhoek 7690
South Africa
+27 (0)21 876 2074

Robertson | Rosendal
Klaas Voogds West
Robertson 6707
South Africa
+27 (0)23 626 1570

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  • theLAB Franschhoek - read more
  • theLAB Robertson - read more
  • Rates are in respect of accommodation and breakfast, inclusive of VAT @ 15%
  • Rates are quoted in South African Rands
  • Rates are subject to change without notification
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