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1 room, 2 adults

theLAB Franschhoek - Franschhoek

4-star4 stars
15 Nerina Street, Franschhoek, Western Cape, 7690, South Africa

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 15, 2020
  • The hotel tries to be modern and cutting edge. Unfortunately a lot of the very basics…Feb 4, 2020

theLAB Franschhoek - Franschhoek

More Info: 6823 2342

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

What’s around theLAB Franschhoek - Franschhoek


  • 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) - 61 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms


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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

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)
  • 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

theLAB Franschhoek - Franschhoek’s small print

Also known as

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


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector 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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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.

Optional extras

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

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.

FAQs for theLAB Franschhoek - Franschhoek

  • Is parking offered at theLAB Franschhoek?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at theLAB Franschhoek?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at theLAB Franschhoek?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at theLAB Franschhoek?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • What is there to do near theLAB Franschhoek?
    Recommended spots to visit include Franschhoek Wine Tram (12-min walk) and Franschhoek Town Hall (14-min walk), along with Franschhoek Art House (15-min walk) and Huguenot Monument (0.9 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 48 reviews

Very good 8.0
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, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
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, za1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved it!
Deanne, za5 night family trip
Very good 8.0
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, ca2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
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, gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
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, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
Great stay , friendly helpful staff , tech worked well , good fun and a relaxing stay .
Mark, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A day in the wine country
A really lovely place to stay with great staff. We had a wonderful time and the owner gave us some excellent tips as we travelled further on the next day too! Would recommend
gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
A couple of days at the Lab
This is a boutique hotel on a hill 4 blocks up from the main street in Franschhoek, where there are restaurants, shops & the wine tram booking office. Free water, tea & coffee all day and beer on tap payable. Also snack items in the room to buy. Electric scooters & bicycles for rent. Meals available for lunch & dinner as well as free breakfast. Food is good, the staff are excellent. Room 1 needs a mirror near the electric socket in the bedroom to see what you are doing when you dry your hair. Only Netflix on the tv in the room, but another tv available in the hotel sitting area. Small pool & flies are a problem. Futuristic controls for lights, blinds & tv - Alexa doesn’t always respond. Eco controls music. Coffee dispensed using Alexa as well. We are in our 60’s so we found it too far out walking back up hill in the dark from the main street/ getting to the wine tram/ restaurants. Cyclists would probably enjoy it as they can go up the mountain & young people- especially honeymooners. Mixed nationalities stay here. No radiators in the room & water in the bathroom tends to go everywhere as it’s a wet room as well as having a bath. The toilet in Room 1 is right up against the washbasin shelf, which we found really awkward & it could have been turned around to fit in properly. Hot tub as well as pool, but pool feels cold. Obscured windows not appealing. Free parking outside
gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Hi tech and quirky
Hi tech place with an Alexa in the room which controlled most things and probably had us out of our comfort zone a little. Very friendly and helpful staff with great cooked breakfast. About a 15 minute walk to the centre which is fine during the day but a taxi is recommended when heading back at night.
Bruce, gb2 night romance trip

theLAB Franschhoek - Franschhoek

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