The lab robertson

Ladies and gents, discerning globetrotters, eco-warriors and lovers of all things tech-forward and fabulous, assemble! If you’ve been on the lookout for an 21st century stay in an inspiring South African heritage location, we’d like to invite you to take a gander at all the amazing things that are going on at theLAB Robertson | Rosendal – a gorgeous Cape Dutch guesthouse tucked away in the verdant folds of a beautiful winefarm, where cutting-edge technology meets green thinking, contemporary styling and warm countryside hospitality.

The where

theLAB Robertson | Rosendal is situated in the little-known Klaasvoogds West region just off the R60, between Robertson and Ashton – far enough off the beaten track to be tranquil, but still less than two hours’ drive from Cape Town (so essentially, the best of both). theLAB Robertson | Rosendal transformed the beautiful heritage buildings on the farm into something high-tech and wonderful without compromising its innate beauty. Think of it as Ironman in a pretty vintage dress.

The what

The main reason to get very excited about theLAB Robertson | Rosendal is the fact that it is a smart hotel! This means that every modern, minimalistic-styled room comes fitted with theLAB room automation system that allow guests to make coffee, turn on the jacuzzi, operate the television, close the blinds, start the shower, turn on the lights (and more!) via voice command. It’s as fun as it is amazing. Facial recognition and gesture control applications are also currently being developed and implemented, so more functionality features will be rolled out soon.

theLAB Robertson | Rosendal also boasts conferencing facilities, so it’s ideal for both business and pleasure. Guests are welcome to enjoy wine tastings at the on-site winery or could choose to make their way to a few other cellars in the area via the convenient Wine Valley Safari hop-on, hop-off bus that has a stop outside the guest house. Another option is hiring an electric scooter or bicycle to set out on a e-powered adventure.

If you’d rather take it easy, the on-site theLAB SPA | Robertson is ready to whisk you off to cloud 9. The restful wellness centre has two treatment rooms, a pool, jacuzzi, steam room sauna and a couple’s treatment room with a fireplace where a crackling fire can be laid in winter. All treatments are done with eco-friendly TheraVine™ and Owls Rest products that are locally sourced in the Western Cape and manufactured in a way that treads lightly upon the earth.

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The how

theLAB Robertson | Rosendal is a proudly green establishment. The location is managed to be as carbon neutral as possible, and this ethos is applied throughout. Solar technology heats the water and provides electricity, and guests with e-cars can power up at complimentary charging points. A finely tuned recycling system ensures that we create as little waste as possible. This includes providing guests with wine, beer and drinks in kegs and on tap at the bar, as well as still and sparkling water in reusable glass bottles. Locally roasted coffee is ground on site from bean to cup and the organic vegetable garden provides guests with beautiful farm-fresh fare whenever they sit down to a meal. 

The when

Straight away! Our doors are open, and we can’t wait to introduce you to this brand-new level of accommodation awesomeness. Get in touch, book your stay and come and experience what happens when cutting-edge technology meets green thinking, contemporary styling and warm countryside hospitality in one of the picturesque places in sunny South Africa.

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