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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 234 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Cleanliness
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Margaret River Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Could not fault this guesthouse. Quiet yet convenient location, excellent and pleasant service, good value for money. Caught Gautrain from airport to Sandton where we picked up an Avis rental car. Just a short drive from there.

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

Thank you 946Trevorm for taking the time to share your feedback on your stay at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found it such a quiet and convenient area. Central location is very important in a huge sprawling city like Johannesburg and as you mention, Craighall Park is so close to Sandton and the... More 

Cape Town
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just spent 8 glorious days at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse. I was up in Johannesburg from Cape Town for an intensive training in my Nia Brown Belt. Considering that the course started at 7.30 am and ended at 7pm every day, you can imagine how important it was to find a place I could come home to, to... More 

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

Tania B, we were only so happy to be able to offer a peaceful haven for you where you could feel comfortable and rested after a long intensive day. We are delighted that you found that we have provided a balance between a home away from home on the one hand, and yet allowing for complete privacy and escape on... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

From the moment I read the previous reviews about Liz I knew I had to stay at her guesthouse. Correspondence with Liz via email was lovely. Her website has all the information one could need. My mom, aunt & I stayed in the coral room. Clean and warm, the room was spacious enough for us and all our luggage :)... More 

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

Wow Janjan55 - Thank you so much for your extensive and glowing feedback of your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We are so pleased that despite a rocky start at the airport, your trip worked out so well and that you enjoyed your stay as well as Peter Mashaba's Soweto tour and dinner at Moyo's. It was a pity... More 

Lima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great hotel!!! Excellent service!!! Super cozy guesthouse!!! Very comfortable!!! The room was complete, even with a kitchenet and super clean! It was very nice, with a big bedroom and a living room! The breakfast was delicious and very fresch and natural!

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

Thanks CaterinaElisa for taking the time and trouble to give us feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We enjoyed meeting you and your husband all the way from Peru and are so pleased that you enjoyed your accommodation and the breakfasts. Although we don't have a huge menu option at breakfast, we make sure it is always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Zac was more than patient for us at the airport while we waited for our lost luggage. He was more than friendly and informative about the outlying areas on the way to Craighall. Liz greeted us and gave us a few helpful tips about the area as we had just traveled half way across the globe. Catherine was amazing. Breakfast... More 

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

We are so pleased Glenn P that we made your arrival in South Africa so welcoming and pleasant. It was Maya Angelou who said 'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.' Well - you certainly handled your lost... More 

Llangollen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were met at the airport by the reserved but assured Zac and taken to 'Liz at Lancaster'. Any anxiety over our first visit to Jo'burg were soothed by the warm genuine welcome given to us by Lindsay who looked after us as a mother would do- lovely breakfasts, sound advice and Zac took us to the interesting places but... More 

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

What a wonderful compliment DennisLlan. I'm so pleased that Lindsay and Zac both looked after you so well and that you enjoyed your stay here at Liz at Lancaster The only sadness I have is that I was away and did not get to meet you and befriend you both! Your description of Zac as reserved but assured is spot... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It has been neatly 2 years since my previous stay at Liz and Lancaster, and I can honestly say that Liz and her team have maintained consistently good quality. The breakfast was great, freshly cooked in the kitchen a few steps up from the conervatory with a log fire to warm the winter air. I did not hire a car... More 

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

Carey as always it is so good to welcome you back to Liz at Lancaster and to meet your daughter too this time. Thank you for your ongoing loyalty in returning! We so love having such an extended network of repeat guests. I haven't passed on your message to Zac as he is away on holiday for 2 and a... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have stayed at this guesthouse on a few occasions and can highly recommend it for its location and for the overall experience. Great service and great rooms are also part of the package. The personal touch that Liz provides make a difference

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

Thanks so much gsa4500 for taking the time to post feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We have so many regular business travelers staying here but very few write reviews (even though they obviously love staying here as they keep returning!). So thank you very much for taking the time and trouble. And yes - our location... More 

durham, nc
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I stayed at Liz's for 2 weeks this September during my partner's emergency hospital stay. I would give it 6 or 7 stars if that were possible. Everything about this place was excellent, and I would most stress how desperate I was when I called to be somewhere that could be a sanctuary, and how well this was provided. The... More 

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

Patquirky we are only so sorry that you were here under such difficult and traumatic circumstances. You would have had such a different experience had you been here on holiday and for proper leisure time. We are just so pleased that we could juggle things so that we could accommodate you last minute and that it all worked out with... More 

Siena, Italy
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 7
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