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Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   79 Lancaster Avenue | Craighall Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 233 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Siena, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our recent four night stay at Liz at Lancaster's guest house was simply marvelous. Liz is the perfect host, providing for your every need. Nothing is overlooked. Her guest house is an ideal get away sanctuary in a safe and quiet neighborhood. Her staff is superb. Catherine and Zach are two very caring people who do their jobs with pride... More

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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Happy 19452 for your vote of confidence in us! We are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. Catherine and Zac are indeed wonderful and yes, they provide excellent service always going beyond the call of duty with such grace and generosity. We are blessed to have such wonderful staff . not forgetting Thandie and Rose... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot emphasize how wonderful the stay at Lancaster has been for us as a family. I recently stayed at a two guest houses in the vicinity and non-could compare to the hospitality, the quality of the rooms, the warmth and just that "I'm at home" feel. Liz has an outstanding place, and if we ever in the area again... More

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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dane, thank you very much for your feedback on your stays here at Liz at Lancaster. We always enjoy having you to stay and are so pleased that you enjoy it so much. It is always good to hear from local South Africans as to what their experiences are. It's particularly good that you feel 'it's home'. That is one... More

Norton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a solo traveler the Guesthouse was perfect for me. The staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms were spacious and beautiful. The location was ideal, although it was a bit far from city center, I found it relatively easy to make my way around. Liz was an amazing host, she was so knowledgable and up to date on everything... More

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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks Anna for giving us feedback on your stay here earlier this month. Being a first time solo visitor to Joburg can be challenging so it's always good to have somewhere where there is personal service and access to lots of advice and tips about this exciting but fast-paced city!! I only wish we had had more time to chat... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am so glad I trusted my gut instinct and decided to stay at Liz's. After nine extremely long work days in Pretoria, I needed a place to "land," to have the space to re-collect myself in a peaceful setting where I could be alone but also connect with others informally when I needed some contact. Liz's was perfect. The... More

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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this review

Wow LoeyB - please come and do our marketing for us! What wonderful positive feedback -you have made our day as the Liz at Lancaster team. Zac, Catherine and Thandie just beamed when they read your comments about their service levels - as did I! And although the little things that we do we see as small but essential factors... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the third time time I've stayed at the guesthouse and found it to be consistently maintaining it's standards. The suites are spacious and well appointed. The quality is excellent and the staff are amazing. It's peaceful and safe.

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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback on your stays here at Liz at Lancaster. We certainly enjoy it when you come back to stay. It means a huge amount to us that repeat guests are so much part of our business and particularly local business people. It is good that you find us quiet, consistent and comfortable - that... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great accommodations....needed only a room but had a studio apartment essentially or as they call it a self catering accommodation. Was only there for two nights and it was my entry point into SA. Liz was extremely helpful in helping me to arrange my self guided day tour of Joberg; making recommendations, setting up a car hire to/from town, and... More

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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Where D for your feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We are so pleased that we provided an oasis for you. And yes it is indeed a strange land! Good too that you enjoyed the Hop-on Hop-off Red City Bus which gave you a quick overview of many of Joburg's main attractions. The shops at... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stayed at Liz at Lancaster from start of May to end of July 2014 with our two scotties and Liz was most accommodating. From the amazing staff, scrumptious breakfast, comfortable accommodation in a lovely setting overlooked by a great oak tree, the enclosed courtyard was ideal for the dogs. Our stay was so pleasant, thanks Liz.

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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this review

We so enjoyed having you and the 2 four-legged guests to stay. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay but also very pleased for you that you have now moved into your new home (even though there is still a lot of work to be done on it) and that there you now have such wonderful space for the doggies.... More

Lagos State, Nigeria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Where do I start from? Is it the welcoming spirit from Liz, zac,Catherine and o my gosh the sweet quiet lady who makes the fourth in the team that fills the air. My sis Betty and I scouted for a place where we will feel safe, welcomed and a home away from home, lo! We came across Liz at Lancaster... More

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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this review

Wow what glowing feedback . Thank you so much for sharing your experiences of your stay at Liz at Lancaster. We are delighted that you felt so secure and looked after and that you had such a positive response to your first stay in Johannesburg. Many guests comment on how peaceful and tranquil it is. Good too that Mr. Zac's... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Let me start by saying that I usually don't give reviews either positive or negative, but I cannot deny this one. I had fallen in love with Liz even before I met her. Liz gave me a listening ear and I must say she was extremely patient with us. Liz took her time to explain how the booking process and... More

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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this review

What great feedback from you. Thank you so much. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and found Liz at Lancaster such a central and convenient location while also being so quiet peaceful. It is such an advantage to have a grocery store within walking distance as well of course, as the other stores. And was so good... More

la pietra grezza
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have stayed at Liz's place a few times while in Johannesburg for many different reasons over the years. It is the perfect place to stay if you want home comforts, tranquillity and privacy. It is well situated for visits to JHB. We stayed in the Yellow Cottage which is very spacious with its own walled courtyard, under floor heating... More

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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Teresa for your feedback on your stays here at Liz at Lancaster. We have so enjoyed having you both to stay over the years and getting to know you a bit better each time. We're so pleased you enjoyed staying in the Yellow Cottage - it is wonderful to get the morning sun in the living room and... More

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Address: 79 Lancaster Avenue | Craighall Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse 4*
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