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Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at this lovely guest house at the end of May. Even though our plane arrived quite late into the evening and was a little delayed we were met at the airport by the a friendly, helpful staff member, Tagala, and driven to the guest house. We were assisted with our luggage and given an orientation. Our... More 

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

Thank you Jenni for taking the time and trouble to write a review on TripAdvisor. We like your comments that it was 'fresh, clean ... warm, secure and safe' . This tells us as the Liz at Lancaster team that we are doing the most important things right. And we're happy that you enjoyed the breakfasts cooked to order in... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I loved my stay at Liz at Lancaster! The staff was extremely friendly, the breakfast was always delicious, and Liz was very helpful answering any questions we had about Johannesburg. The wifi was complimentary, unlimited, and very fast. I would love to stay there again!

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

Thank you Caroline for posting your feedback here on TripAdvisor. Even though it was such a long stay, I felt we hardly saw you over the 2 and a half months you were here, as you went off to work each day and were always busy over week-ends. I'm pleased that you enjoyed our fast wi-fi. Fibre optic is quite... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We booked our accommodation at Liz's based on the good reviews here, and were entirely happy with every aspect of our stay. Communication was good from the beginning, the room extremely comfortable with great attention to detail, the breakfasts lovely, and staff hospitable. The rates were very reasonable for what was provided. We would have no hesitation to return, for... More 

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

Dear Visitor037, Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to give feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We are so pleased you were happy with all aspects of your stay from initial email contact, to the breakfasts, the service, the value for money and the location. The rest of your trip sounded very exciting... More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Quiet setting, good location, friendly staff and good value for money. We stayed in a luxurious Earth Room that is homely and practically perfect. Free wi-fi internet caters for every business or personal need. I would even recommend a family or couples stay for a night or two!

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

Dear Martin K, We were very pleased to read you review of your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We're delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and found it so peaceful, convenient, friendly and good value for money. We certainly enjoyed meeting you both and now that you know where we are we hope you will come back... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Liz has thought of everything for her guesthouse. The rooms were well appointed and each one had a full kitchen or a kitchenette. The attention to detail was outstanding - from fresh coffee and rusks, wine for sale (and reasonable), even a light dinner was provided upon request. We stayed in several of the rooms and each one was as... More 

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

We are so pleased Sekororo15 that you enjoyed your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We enjoyed meeting you all very much. It was good that everything went so well with 'bringing your mother home' and I'm delighted that the trip to the bush was such a success. It was good to meet your Dad - a grand old gentleman.... More 

Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Lovely garden, private patio, outstanding comfortable and well decorated rooms. The typical home made cookies, the welcome tea plate and the delicious breakfast all served by Catherine! Liz was very helpful directing us out of Johannesburg in order to start our trip to Kruger. We recommend this fine guesthouse without hesitation!

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

Thank you 20Henrietteg for your feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. I'm so pleased that you had a good stay here and that you liked the privacy of the room opening out onto its own patio as well as the breakfasts and of course the rusks! I passed on your feedback to Catherine and she was very... More 

Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to Johannesburg and Liz at Lancaster was a perfect place to stay. The rooms are beautifully decorated, comfortable (the heated floors were a particularly nice touch) with everything one would need, plus more. Everything is well-marked, with helpful information in every room and the breakfast room. Liz really has thought of everything. There were nice... More 

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

Well just as much as you enjoyed staying here, we enjoyed meeting you and hosting you here at Liz at Lancaster. We are so pleased that all the little details really do make the difference and are so happy that you enjoyed our rusks and muesli! And the best thing is that they are really quite healthy too. The heated... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Liz's is the perfect B&B in Johannesburg. It is an idyllic respite in the midst of a busy city. We were met at the airport and quickly found our way to the front gate. Liz greeted us and showed us our room which was top notch and very private. Attention to every detail was obvious. And the beds...so comfortable! Breakfast... More 

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

Thank you Myles1 for your feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We were so pleased to meet you and to hear about the rest of your planned trip into Africa and the amazing work you do. Thank you. We hope you enjoy the rusks and that all the ingredients make sense - sometimes in a different country... More 

Sharnbrook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Lovely place, conveniently located in the Rosebank area. Beautifully decorated clean rooms with everything you need provided. Delicious breakfasts. Friendly accommodating service. Great information provided for the surrounding area. Child friendly, but not tacky.

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

Thank you very much 723SallyR for your feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse. We really enjoyed meeting you all and so pleased that your little boy enjoyed the tractor - even if it did give his Dad backache pushing him around! And I was glad we were able to accommodate your Mum as well. I passed... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I only stayed for one night, however most important this is not a "room only" but more spacious with the best - your own little courtyard where you can sit outside in nature without being in the space of other guests or confined to your room only. It is quiet and peaceful and it is clear that nothing comes short... More 

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

Thank you Hanvdw for giving us feedback on your all too brief stay here at Liz at Lancaster. Like me you like to be able to sleep with doors and windows open in a secure private environment and that is what we have aimed for in all our units. Plus of course all the little things that make for an... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the first guesthouses to open in the Rosebank Region some 19 years ago, Liz at Lancaster has built a strong reputation based on excellent personal service, great comfort, convenient location, seclusion and privacy. Given recognition for this in 2011 with an AA Accommodation Award for ‘People who go the extra mile’, an AA Accommodation in 2012 for 'Traveller's best value', Liz at Lancaster was also voted a finalist three years in a row in the AA 2010, 2011 & 2012 Accommodation Awards. We are included in Greenwood Guides Handpicked Accommodation. But perhaps most telling of all are our guest comments: ‘We loved the peace and privacy – we didn’t even know there were other guests here.’ ‘Craighall Park is such a central location – under 10 minutes from Rosebank and Melrose Arch and less than 15 minutes to Sandton Central. Even Parktown and Joburg Central are easily accessible – it took us 12 minutes to Wits.’ ‘Superb service and such comfortable spacious rooms’. ‘The on-site transport was a real added bonus.’ ‘Your Joburg information booklet in our room was amazingly helpful and useful.’ It is a mere 12 minute ride from O.R Tambio International Airport to the Rosebank Gautrain Station which is only 3.5 km from Liz at Lancaster. You can either pick up your rental car when you arrive at the station, or phone us for a transfer – a real added convenience. With 7 very private individual units all with separate entrances and kitchenettes offering self-catering options, Liz at Lancaster is ideal for long stays whether for business travelers or for those relocating. Rates drop for weekly and monthly stays. There are 2 standard spacious double rooms (25 & 30 m²), 3 studio flatlets (55 m²), and 2 one-bedroom cottages (80 m²) each with separate living/dining room and open plan kitchen. All lead onto their own enclosed courtyards where you can enjoy your privacy on a warm Highveld summer evening while sipping at a sundowner from your mini-bar. During our chilly Jozi winter months you will be warmly snug with under-carpet heating and electric blankets. All units have shower and bath, ample well-lit work areas/dining tables, separate sitting area, broadband WiFi connection, flat screen TVs and DSTV with own decoders (25 channels), overhead fans, convenient luxuries like hairdryers, toweling gowns, radio clock alarms, luxurious cotton percale linen, a house branded range of natural toiletries and on-the-house E-spring filtered water. Delicious breakfasts are served to order on the breakfast patio which opens out onto the garden in summer and is warmed by a roaring log fire in winter. There is ample secure off-street undercover parking. We offer a same day laundry service and on-site transport at very reasonable rates. All credit cards including Diners and American Express are accepted. Liz and two staff live on site and are always at the other end of the internal intercoms. As Liz taught Art History and Heritage at Wits University for 25 years, she keeps abreast with cultural events and has quite an extensive library. A further bonus of staying at Liz at Lancaster is the convenience of the neighbourhood shops at the end of the block: a 7-7 grocery store, a chemist, restaurant, etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

Address: 79 Lancaster Avenue | Craighall Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $74 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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