Labotessa puts a brand new spin on the term ‘Luxury boutique hotel’ – reimagining, redefining, and reshaping its very meaning.
A stay within these centuries-old walls is more than an experience, it is an event, a defining moment destined to become a treasured memory. Our Guest Service team offers concierge services and awaits your requests, such as making restaurant reservations, booking concert tickets or outings, and providing directions.
A very nice boutique hotel perfectly located in Downtown Cape Town. Excellent!!
The hotel is perfectly located in Downtown Cape Town. The whole team was very attentive and
delightful. We felt very comfortable. It was one of the best hotel experiences in years. The rooms are
verv spacious – except for the bathroom. The breakfast is verv aood and we enioved sitting in the
small aarden restaurant. We will definitelv be back!
2 May 2022
Absolutely exceptional in every way
We had an absolutely incredible stay. The service was amazing – the staff went above and beyond.
Our room and the hotel itself was beautiful. The location was ideal for exploring the city. We didn’t
want to leave and will definitely come back. We would recommend Labotessa to everyone wanting
an exceptional hotel experience in the heart of Cape Town.
15 April 2022
Literally the best hotel I’ve ever stayed at
Quite possibly one of the best accommodations I have ever stayed at. Beyond the cleanliness and
the spacious rooms and the wonderful soap they use the staff was SO kind and so accommodating.
They literally scheduled dinner for us every single night we stayed and always checked up on us to
make sure we were okav. I will always stay at Labotessa whenever I visit. It was beyond mv
8 April 2022
A hidden gem
“We stayed 5 nights at Labotessa, a gorgeous property located in a picturesque square in the heart of
Cape Town’s City center. Rooms are well appointed with beautiful amenities. Breakfast was served in the
lovely cafe downstairs and while the options are limited, everything we had was beautifully presented
and tastefully done. A recommendation would be to offer fruits and a viennoiserie/bread basket/spreads
without having to order this separately. Staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Special
thanks to Claudine who helped with organizing tour tickets and securing last minute spa reservations.
In our numerous travels and stays at some of the finest properties around the world, we have come to
realize that it’s wonderful and courteous service that leaves a lasting impression and Labotessa
certainly wins top honors in that area. We look forward to visiting again soon!”
Location, service and breakfast was world class. One of my best stays in a LONG time.
21 March 2022
Incredible boutique hotel
Hard product is top notch, from the decor and furnishings to the
Le Creuset crockery and Diptyque toiletries. The service has matched it, nothing has been
too much for Martin and the team. I recommend to anyone wishing to stay in central Cape
Awesome Cape Town Gem
Excellent customer service received and friendly staff. The hotel is in a good location and its facilities are well kept, neat and modern.
A lot of thought went into interior design, colors and layout – that make this a ‘must-visit again’.
The rooms are spacious and well maintained. Hygiene was perfect.
The breakfast served at the restaurant was well presented and tasty with very good coffee.
23 January 2022
The Perfect Boutique Hotel
Labotessa is the perfect boutique hotel. While it may not have all the facilities provided in a big hotel, it has the best overall service. Suites are elegantly designed by Johan (owner).
He is fun to talk to and very knowledgeable about the industry. Martin provided great concierge service throughout the stay and quickly and efficiently organized all the tours from cape point to table top to horse back riding on the beach.
Food at cafe terrace is great and the staff is wonderful. Focus is always on providing the best. service and all requests are promptly addressed.
If you’re traveling to Capetown then this is the hotel to stay at. Highly recommend!”
Labotessa will stay with you
The online brochure for Labotessa Boutique Hotel claims, “Labotessa will stay will you, long after your stay with us has ended.”
Indeed, it does. Labotessa is quite simply one of the most charming, luxurious,
and beautiful boutique hotels we have ever stayed in. From its spacious and meticulously restored suites with plenty of plugs, pillows, and other sumptuous touches (such as the free minibar and bath
products from Diptyque) to its cozy and delicious cafe downstairs (don’t miss the Eggs Benedict or the Apple Tart), Labotessa is an oasis of classic design and modern comfort in Cape Town.
Moreover, the warm and personalized service provided by Johan, Martin, and the rest of the team at Labotessa made what could have been a nightmare vacation–we stayed during a Level 4 lockdown–into a truly memorable and enjoyable experience.
The location was perfect: walkable to almost anywhere downtown and close to the waterfront
and other areas via the free town car service. There are many choices of high-end hotels in Cape Town, ranging from grand dames to the ultra-modern, but this one truly stands out for its beautiful design, its gracious hospitality, and its central location. Stay here–it will stay with you.
9 July 2021
Wonderful experience in Ultimate Luxury
On a business trip to Cape Town December 2020 I was booked in at Labotessa Boutique Hotel in the center of Cape Town next to Church plain and the Parliament and “Die Groote Kerk”.
Johan du Plessis one of the co-owners of Labotessa collected me at the Airport in Cape Town. From the first moment onwards I was treated as royalty. This 5 star hotel is magnificent with the way of décor and furniture is presented. You realize that with good taste you don’t necessarily needs “bling” to leave an lasting impression.
The rooms and bathrooms is very large with everything you mav wish for.
I was so impressed with the service and personal commitment of Martin and Johan that when the opportunity arises and our next trip to Cape town was planned, we decided to bring our two granddaughters with us. So, we booked the Penthouse. On our arrival our luggage was taken care of and we were welcomed as old friends and treated like rovalty, from the welcome drink to the tour of the Penthouse. Words cannot describe what luxurv enfold you and what impeccably taste was needed to do iustice to this 3 bedroom penthouse, most probably the biggest and smartest in Cape Town.
Every item in the 2 fridges, stocked bar and Wine cooler was for our use. We had a wonderful time and the staff was super efficient and very friendly. They treated us with the utmost respect and dignity.
The breakfast each morning outside in the aarden was out of this world.
I want to say in conclusion that this was a wonderful experience in Ultimate Luxury and I will recommend this hotel to anybody who wants to spoil themselves and their family.
This boutique hotel was indeed a pleasant surprise to explore
It’s beyond any typical five- star chains with its attentive staff and personally-tailored treatment.
Every aspect of the accommodation stands out to be uniquely offered to the guests, starting from the checking-in to the room service to the in-suite amenities and personal customization.
This’s by far the best premium hotel I ever stayed in, it literally made Cape Town a destination worth cherishing.
Thank you Martin and the rest of your team for the great hospitality and treatment.
A really exceptional boutique hotel.
The suite was so very beautiful. The breakfast was stunning.
The most elegant of rooms, meeting all your requirements. Wish we could have stayed longer.
The décor is simply beautiful.
A wonderful location and the staff are so very helpful and accommodating.
Lisa – South Africa
From the moment we walked in, the service and attention to detail was fantastic.
The room was beautifully decorated, end everything was so comfortable and considered.
This may be the best hotel I have ever stayed in!
Emma – United Kingdom
This property is spectacular! We have had the most incredible experience at this luxury boutique hotel – arguably the best in the world.
Everything about this hotel is 6 stars. The property owner previously worked as a Senior Executive for a world-renowned luxury hotel brand. He has thought of literally everything travellers could want to enjoy in a room, as well as to experience while staying overnight, or for days on end in Cape Town.
This property will blow anyone away with its fine attention to detail, amazing comforts and thoughtful generous amenities.
The interior design of the rooms/suites is utterly phenomenal. We will definitely recommend this hotel to everyone we know, as they might enjoy it as well.
Lovely, cosy, and stylish small Boutique Hotel with a nice and friendly staff
The hotel was recently renovated and feels modern while staying true to its heritage.
Bold colour palettes with carefully selected furniture in all rooms, generous complimentary snacks and beverages complete the mindful style of this hotel.
The breakfast was on point with a wide offering of choices.
Stefan – Germany
The place where luxury meets sophistication
Remember this name, as this is the best boutique hotel in Cape Town.
I had the pleasure to stay at Labotessa, where the management team (Johan and Martijn) have created a special place where luxury meets sophistication. They have put a brand new spin on the term “Boutique Hotel” – reimagining, redefining and reshaping its every meaning.
The attention to detail can be seen from the moment you take your first step into this magical place.
I cannot agree more with Hubert de Givenchy – “Luxury is in each detail”
Theo Pedro – Cape Winelands
Dis so mooi…
The hotel and rooms are perfect down to the last detail.
We had an absolutely brilliant time with constant smiling faces and friendly service. Great location, very near the Company Gardens for evening strolls and tons of history visible from the restaurant downstairs, while listening to water trickling down the fountain.
Johan and Martijn, along with the rest of the team at Labotessa made every effort to make us feel like we were people who mattered.
Great experience, would recommend it to anyone!
The best luxury boutique experience
The experience of Cape Town is incomplete for a luxury traveller, without visiting this place. Each detail has been carefully taken care of, the staff, hospitality, smiles, food, and simply never felt so loved at any place before.
Great suggestions by Martijn. We felt at home in this place, the rooms are huge and it’s like finding a home away from home. I have stayed in a lot of luxury properties but this experience was special.
If I had thought in my head about something I certainly knew it would be taken care of. That’s how good my stay was.
Bespoke and delightful
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying here in November for a couple of nights and was the perfect way to finish off our holiday.
The hotel is beautiful and the attention to detail top notch. The reception was really warm on arrival and we felt at home straight away.
The hotel aims and succeeds to have that home away from home feel, from great coffee and snacks in the fridge to Netflix readily available.
The management team of Martijn and Johan are extremely attentive and very knowledgeable. Along with their team, they really provided superior service during our stay.
We will certainly come back for another visit.
An excellent hotel with impeccable service
We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and had a wonderful stay.
We were looked after from the moment we arrived until the moment we left.
Everything had been thought of and everything was perfect.
Thank you so much for making this a very memorable holiday.
Sally R – Taunton, Somerset, UK
We spent the last weekend of our honeymoon at Labotessa and it couldn’t have been better.
Martijn and Johan really made us feel at home, with the perks of a hotel.
The hotel itself was impeccably designed and the attention to detail is astonishing.
If we do end up traveling post-Covid, Labotessa is going to be our first destination.
PS. Don’t miss out on their ground floor boutique.
Unforgivable and repeatable!
Beautiful rooms, very friendly staff/owner, extremely attentive and personal welcome/guidance,
delicious breakfast, tasty lunch, convenient transport arrangements… Too much to mention!
As far as we’re concerned, it’s unbeatable!!!
Absolutely awesome experience!
My wife and I have traveled all over the world and this was honestly one of the best hotel experiences we’ve had. Labotessa is exactly what a boutique hotel should be. Beautiful heritage building with excellent decor. Johan and Martijn were simply amazing. Top class hospitality you would not even get at a high-end resort. They made us feel so comfortable and relaxed our entire 5-night stay. They helped plan out each day and offered to drop us at various locations in Cape Town in their hotel car, a Jaguar SUV.
They made all dinner reservations and made numerous enquiries about rental cars, shop timings, excursions etc. The staff were always pleasant and accommodating. Love the fact that breakfast is served until 4 pm and the food was excellent, including the lunch we had on our last day. Compared to other overpriced luxury hotels in Cape Town, that value for money at this gem of a place is outstanding. The room was incredibly spacious, basically a studio apartment. The location is excellent.
Most people encouraged us to stay near the Waterfront, but having visited there during our trip, we are glad we stayed in the city centre close to all the shops and restaurants. Everything about them and their staff including the overall vibe of the building was extremely welcoming. I really could go on and on, but suffice to say, we would highly recommend this hotel!
These guys know what they are doing and it was nice to finally experience what a boutique hotel is meant to be.
Till next time.
Our stay was more than perfect at Labotessa they exceed any possible expectation!
Labotessa has been one of the most unique stays we have ever had!
The service is beyond, and the detail in everything they have at this hotel is just amazing! They have thought of many little things no one ever has.
On arrival you are just in love with this boutique hotel, the decor and design and of course the staff. Then you go into your room (which is you own floor) where you enter via a lift straight into your “apartment”. You are provided with some lovely treats (some nibbles, some nice options to toast your arrival) all included (it’s the little things), Netflix, a yoga mat, and a hotel car to help you get around when available, just so many details I don’t think I have even touched them all!
They make you feel like you are arriving to your home more than a hotel.
The help provided by the staff and attention to each and every customer is just exceeded!
United Kingdom – 5 February 2020
The best hosts we ever had, they took care of everything, had wonderful recommendations what to visit and where to eat.
The hotel itself is so incredibly beautiful, every single detail has been chosen extremely tastefully.
We simply fell in love and will come again.
Germany – March 2020
Our stay at Labotessa!
Such a treat!A very warm and personal welcome and service during our whole stay at Labotessa!!!
Every detail is designed with such perfection and taste.
And try the yummy & fresh Muesli for Breakfast.
Labotessa: Luxurious, Elegant, Sophisticated
Our family has the pleasure of spending 6 wonderful nights at this unique and incredibly service oriented boutique hotel.This was a truly outstanding vacation experience in beautiful Cape Town.
Johan and Martijn picked us up from the airport late at night and catered to our every whim. The rooms are beautiful, spacious, comfortable and has all the amenities to make your stay very pleasant.
The breakfast menu at “Starlings” restaurant was small, but comprehensive enough for us to have something new everyday. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly.
I would definitely return to this hotel on my next visit to beautiful Cape Town.
Toronto, Canada – December 2019
Perfection in Design and Service
Johan and his staff have created the perfect boutique hotel. The rooms are tiny apartments with understated luxury and superb attention to detail. The personal service they afford their guests exceeds anything I’ve experienced, including from Aman, Four Seasons, One and Only, etc.
I caught a cold while traveling and the staff ran out to get me cold medicine, ordered and delivered meals, and waited on me like family.
I looked (and stayed) at other boutique hotels in Cape Town (Cloud 9, Manna Bay, Kensington Place) and all compared woefully to Labotessa, my new “home away from home” in Cape Town
Fantastic stay at a wonderful boutique hotel
We had a fantastic stay at Labotessa.
Johan, Martijn and the rest of the team could not have been more helpful throughout our stay.
The rooms have been finished to the highest standard and look even better than the photos online. We had great views from our room. Breakfast was also a treat.
Will return in the future.
Perfect boutique hotel
We had an incredibly pleasant stay at the Labotessa hotel.
The rooms are very well decorated, comfortable and equipped with everything one could need.
The staff is very friendly and proactive/helpful, especially manager Martijn who didn’t hesitate to help us with restaurant bookings, checking our flights etc. We had a late flight out, so the hotel kindly let us stay late.
In summary, we can’t recommend this hotel enough and will be back!
Luxury City Hotel
Well done Team. Very beautiful and large suites! Well equipped suites paired with an excellent service level.
Likes: Driver Service, Design, Space, Friendly and supportive staff, Management team, Colour concept, History of the building, Location (5 mins by car to Waterfront)
Highly recommend for couples, business and travellers who want to stay in Cape Town for a couple of nights.
Thank you Martijn, Johan and Jan for making this a very pleasant stay.
Matt & Nicole
Zurich, Switzerland – November 2019
Classy but homely central city luxury
We stayed at this very new central boutique property for a night out in the city. It is in a wonderful location on a quiet pedestrian square close to Company Gardens, cathedral and so many exciting restaurants, bars and cafés.
Guest room beautiful and attention to detail superb. Really felt at home as small staff very friendly and relaxed.
Breakfast in café on ground floor also very well done and great vibe, Sadly raining so we couldn’t sit outside which would have been lovely – we will be back.
This new hotel is not your usual hotel.
If you like style, class, intimate and excellent service this is where you must go. Its a heritage building which makes it even more special.
The rooms are extremely spacious and fitted with only the best. Diptyque amenities for example!
Fantastic view over Leeukop and walking distance from everything in the city. Friendly staff who makes it their priority to keep their guests happy.
I highly recommend this hotel.
Cape Town Central, South Africa – September 2019