Luxury living & unsurpassed hospitality

One of the first buildings in the Cape to be occupied by Simon van der Stel, Labotessa is situated in a restored national monument structure on historic Church Square. This attractive public square is surrounded by handsome old buildings including the Herbert Baker-designed National Mutual Building, which today houses the Iziko Social History Centre. Throughout Labotessa’s interiors, commissioned works by local artists, antique pieces and a soft palette of blue and grey hues with pops of colour, weave a narrative inspired by the city’s European influences. The result is incredibly impressive with an eclectic mix of history, modern luxury, comfort and style. 

Labotessa’s 6 Signature Suites and Governor Suite are all accessible via private elevator from the hotel’s mezzanine reception area. Located over 3 floors of the building (2 suites per floor) these suites all overlook the square and feature an open-plan living/bedroom. A palette of petrol blues, warm taupe and burnt orange is complemented by Persian rugs dotted throughout.


High ceilings and French oak floors emphasise the spaciousness of each 65sqm | 700sq ft room and compact ensuite bathrooms feature blue subway tiles and Calacatta marble. Labotessa’s groundfloor café spills out onto the cobbled terrace fronting Church Square and is renowned for its delectable, all-day breakfasts or enjoy a light snack and a drink, and watch the sun sets over the charming Square.

  • Immersed in the vibrant city centre & historical Church Square
  • 6 Signature suites & 1 Presidential suite: timeless, elegant & inviting
  • An urban oasis with a majestic 17th century façade
  • State-of-the-art functionality & simple sophistication
  • Luxury living & unsurpassed hospitality