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1 room, 2 adults

theLAB LIFESTYLE Franschhoek

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

Adults-only guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Franschhoek Wine Tram
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • This hotel is a hidden gem. Located in a neighborhood (vs. a busy main street), it is…Jun 17, 2019
  • Problem one night of stay due to internet down impacts greatly at automated hotel roomMar 29, 2019
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theLAB LIFESTYLE Franschhoek

from ZAR 1,071
  • Room 1
  • Room 4
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms
  • Room 3
  • Room 5
  • Room 7

What’s around theLAB LIFESTYLE Franschhoek

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Franschhoek Wine Tram (8-minute walk)
  • Franschhoek Town Hall (8-minute walk)
  • Franschhoek Art House (9-minute walk)
  • Huguenot Monument (12-minute walk)
  • Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve (26-minute walk)
  • Franschhoek Pass (29-minute walk)
  • Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve (5,6 mi / 9 km)
  • Jonkershoek Nature Reserve (11,2 mi / 18 km)

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 62 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. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 10

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
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • 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
  • Roll-in shower

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 LIFESTYLE Franschhoek’s small print

Also known as

  • theLAB LIFESTYLE Franschhoek Guesthouse
  • theLAB LIFESTYLE Guesthouse


This property does not have elevators.

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.

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.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 24 reviews

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
gbRomance trip

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