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theLAB Franschhoek

Suburban guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Franschhoek Wine Tram

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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15 Nerina Street, Franschhoek, 7690, Western Cape, South Africa
8.4.Very good.
  • The hotel tries to be modern and cutting edge. Unfortunately a lot of the very basics…

    Feb 1, 2020

  • Cool new concept which can take a little while to get use to. Nice pool and jacuzzi and…

    Dec 12, 2019

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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 wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

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
  • Spa services
  • Terrace

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

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

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 (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) 60-min drive
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15 Nerina Street, Franschhoek, 7690, Western Cape, South Africa

At a glance


  • 12 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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 check-in age is 18


  • Children (12 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Microwave in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • 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


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Hand-held showerhead

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Smart speaker

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 150 for adults and ZAR 150 for children (approximately)


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that 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 sanitiser; 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.


  • Yes, theLAB Franschhoek does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and 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, neither pets nor service animals are 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 hot tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. TheLAB Franschhoek also has spa services and access to a nearby health club.
8.4.Very good.
  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay

    Great stay , friendly helpful staff , tech worked well , good fun and a relaxing stay .

    Mark, 2 night romance trip, Dec 14, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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

    1 night romance trip, Nov 15, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    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

    2 night romance trip, Nov 11, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    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, 2 night romance trip, Oct 30, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Unhappy stayer at The Lab

    Firstly I booked at The Lab not a room opposite the lab, I have a 6 year old daughter which loved the jacuzzi and had to upgrade to a room inside the house. I was put in Room1, and was happy.... I had to pay an extra R900 which I didn't budget for cause that was part of my spending money. I gentleman never informed me that the premises has a sauna either a theatre... I mean I have a 6 year old with me, who loves movies... The couple on the other room paid R599 the 2nd night and got a room opposite the road but was offer to stay in there room which was close to the pool because of their honeymoon.... Come on am a single parent...whats good for one guest is good for the others

    Charlene, 3 night family trip, Apr 8, 2021

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