Labotessa puts a brand new spin on the term ‘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 awaits your requests
5 Star Excellence! Impeccable.
An experience of a lifetime. An Unparalleled and highly personalised end to end client experience; Martijn personally managed our reservation, all pre-arrival questions, he even collected us from the airport (in their stunning hotel car) and showed us around the hotel and features of our room upon arrival – a true end to end experience!!
The suites are spacious, impeccable, amazing design and colours and complimented by Dyptique toiletries – incredible! The fridge was prepared with complimentary drinks and crackers and dips – immediately felt at home. They prefer not to have stocked mini bars, instead they prefer to offer a tailored service for each and every request – from freshly squeezed orange to a range of white and red wines they never fail to deliver what we wanted and directly to the room.
The team is fabulous, Johan and Martijn lead a phenomenal team who are always attentive, always smiling and seeking to exceed your expectations every time. The breakfast in Starlings Cafe never failed to please, offering something fresh and different each morning during our 4 day stay.
Please expand this hotel concept globally so we can enjoy in other locations. Thanks guys!
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 (its 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!
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 felt in love and will come again.
Our stay at Labotessa was extraordinary:
– Johan and Martijn gave us a very warm welcome and made us feel at home immediately. We were completely new to South Africa and they did their best to help us make sightseeing plans. They kindly prepared personalized programmes and lists of places for us to explore, along with valuable advice on how to optimize our time there. They really brought a significant contribution to the enjoyment we had in Cape Town! Excellent!
– We also enjoyed the hotel itself in many respect: the suite was spacious and comfortable (especially the bedding!), and its decoration was luxurious and very well thought. The perfect cleanliness and the quiet location, as well as the efficient room-service, added to the great quality of our stay. Excellent!
– The highlight of Labotessa was definitely the very good contact we had with Martijn and Johan, they were very attentive to our every need and their reactivity is definitely an asset.
We absolutely recommend this hotel, the only problem with Labotessa is that one must leave it eventually!
The most perfect stay in the heart of Cape Town
We stayed at Labotessa in November to celebrate our first few days in Cape Town on our honeymoon. We had had a last minute change of plans and Labotessa were brilliant, their collection at the airport made our somewhat stressful arrival much calmer and the welcome at the hotel was so personal and friendly.
The rooms are absolutely beautiful, with the elevator opening into the suite, absolutely perfect interiors with everything you could need for your stay (including Diptique cosmetics and even a yoga mat!). As it is a boutique hotel they are able to provide such personal and friendly service and were always more than happy to help us with anything such as restaurant recommendations and bookings, hike plans, and even drop offs in the town. The location is great too – within walking distance of lots of cafes, restaurants, bars (Kloof Street, bree street etc).
The Starlings cafe within the hotel is also fabulous and with an all day breakfast service you can have breakfast in bed or room’s lovely lounge area whenever you wake – perfect for a relaxing start to a trip!
Martin and Johan have obviously worked very hard to make Labotessa the beautiful hotel and seamless stay that it is and we would come back in a heartbeat.
Thank you for making our honeymoon so special!
Our stay at Labotessa!
Such a treat! A very warm and personal welcome and service during our whole stay at Labotessa!!! Every details is designed with such perfection and taste: just amazing!!! And try the yummy & fresh Müsli für 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.
A wonderful experience
I visited the Labotessa Boutique Hotel when my parents were staying there and I can’t say enough good things about it. We had a wonderful experience. Johan, Martijn and the rest of the staff always made us feel at home and took great care of us. They made sure every detail was cared for and went that extra mile to make our stay extra special. Beautiful rooms, amazing view, excellent location, delicious breakfast and exceptional service! Everything was perfect. Baie dankie for having us!
Perfection in Design and Service
Johan and his staff have created the perfect boutique hotel. The rooms are tony 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 had 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.
Very clean, extremely big rooms 64 squared meters, heavenly beds, cold quit AC, very quite rooms with superb decoration, superb facilities with touch of royalty …
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 suits! Well equipped suits paired with an excellent service level.
Friendly and supportive staff
History of the building
Location (5 mins by car to Waterfront)
Highly recommend for couples, business and travellers who want to stay in capetown for a couple of nights. Thank you Martijn, Johann and Jan for making this a very pleasant stay.
Gem in City Centre Cape Town
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 cafes.
Guest room beautiful and attention to detail superb.
Really felt at home as small staff very friendly and relaxed.
Breakfast in cafe on ground floor also very well done and great vibe, Sadly raining so we couldn’t sit outside which would be 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. Diptique 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.