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theLAB LIFESTYLE Cape Town | Tarragona

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Situated in Hout Bay, on the slopes of Table Mountain, this deluxe lodge offers guests a retreat close to Cape Town City Centre and the airport. Far from the hustle and bustle of every day life, theLAB LIFESTYLE Cape Town | Tarragona impresses with its 21 spacious and beautifully furnished suites, some with private jacuzzi's. Sip a cocktail on your patio or marvel at stunning views from the balcony. The garden includes an outdoor pool and entertainment area, ideal for a day of pure relaxation. In the morning, you can enjoy breakfast in the dining room overlooking our landscaped garden. Make use of the free wireless internet or take an electrical scooter or bicycle to explore Hout Bay. Come evening, you can treat yourself to a sundowner at the bar where we serve wine on TAP, or enjoy a home cooked dinner while watching a beautiful sunset on the terrace.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighbourhood
Mountain View
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We had a 8 nights stay at the The Lab in Tarragona. The lodge and service were great, not only thanks to very friendly and helpful staff. The atmosphere is very familiar. Breakfest (included) and on demand dinners were excellent as well. The view onto the mountains expecially
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Response from theLAB_CT, Manager at theLAB LIFESTYLE Cape Town | Tarragona
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for your kind words. It has been a real pleasure hosting you. Thank you also for pointing out that normal remotes are available as well, so all our guests - technology savy or not - can enjoy our service, location and facilities of our modern guesthouse. We really look forward to hosting you again in the future, please contact us when your plans include Cape Town again. Best wishes Carole Ann and theTEAM
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We were in Hout Bay this past weekend to visit the Night Harvest and, aside from the skill of the BMX/MTB cyclists (certainly impressive!) found the event not to be our cup of tea. So it was amazing to retreat to theLAB LIFESTYLE Cape Town | Tarragona, now under new management.
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Response from theLAB_CT, Manager at theLAB LIFESTYLE Cape Town | Tarragona
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for your feedback and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again and don’t forget to book with discount as returning guest! Best wishes Carole Ann and theTEAM
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I really dislike have the Amazon Echo system ( AKA Alexa ) in my bedroom. I find it really creepy that someone has fitted a listening, monitoring, recording device in the bedroom over which I have very little or no control regarding privacy settings etc. There was no air
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Response from theLAB_CT, Manager at theLAB LIFESTYLE Cape Town | Tarragona
Responded 3 weeks ago
Sorry to hear that Alexa failed to charm you. The option to switch her off was available to you but perhaps we need to point out the manual operation options more or be more available for support. Our friendly staff would have been so keen to help you with that. We will check the website details, the hotel never had air conditioning units and as we aspire to be eco friendly, we don’t support big energy consumption despite our investment in solar energy. We may have missed putting the slippers in your room, and the bathrobes are on their way so we might have been premature but we will check the website details. We thank you for your feedback and will work on it for further improvements. We do hope we will be able to host you and your friends again in the future. Warm regards Carole Ann and theTEAM
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We stayed at Tarragona Lodge for a few nights and honestly on first checking in the staff is amazingly professional, friendly and super helpful. We were met by the lovely Carol Ann, who seems to be working from the morning till night everyday as she was the face we saw first
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Response from theLAB_CT, General Manager at theLAB LIFESTYLE Cape Town | Tarragona
Responded 4 weeks ago
We do appreciatie your input as we work hard on improving the comfort levels after an intensive renovation and upgrading period. We are glad the team is consistently satisfying customers and are grateful for the balanced feedback and positive notes. We will continue to listen to feedback to get all the details right. Thanks again and best wishes Warm regards Carole Ann and theTEAM
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The name of the hotel is interesting. Lab Hotel conjures up thoughts of a laboratory, where we the customers are being experimented upon. And that's exactly what it felt like. The good news is that, apart from a hiccup getting the right room on arrival, all the staff are very
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Response from theLAB_CT, General Manager at theLAB LIFESTYLE Cape Town | Tarragona
Responded 4 weeks ago
Your feedback is appreciated and we work hard towards making the experience user friendly. The technology is new and developing. We will need to develop with it so we can offer a better experience to everyone. We are sorry you have not enjoyed it. We will add some switches as you suggested. We hope otherwise that the staff have made other aspects of your stay a pleasure. Safe travels onwards. Warm regards Carole Ann and theTEAM
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Broken toilet seat hinges - is this four star?
The delightful plunge pool at The Tarragona Lodge
Good morning Vimal We are 4 kilometers or 5 minutes from the centre of Hout bay,the beach and harbour. Taxis and public transport are readily available - should you be visiting for more than 2 or 3 days it may be better to hire a vehicle - possibly cheaper and more flexible. Best regards Derek
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"Rooms on the second floor have best views. Corner suites named room 1 are large,and spacious."
"Rooms facing the garden are quiet and beautiful"
"Our room on the second floor was perfect"
"All rooms have an outside patio area with beautiful views"
"First floor rooms have the best views."
US$83 - US$232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownHout Bay
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