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Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

As highly spontaneous trip planners we were fortunate to get in on a last minute cancellation into this wonderful and conveniently located GH. Every imaginable need is considered in the tastefully decorated and well equipped unit, from map books, written directions to the airport, recommendations for where to get a hair cut and the well stocked kitchen and bar.... the list goes on endlessly...

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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LizatLancaster, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to write of your experiences here at Liz at Lancaster. We were delighted that we had 'room at the inn' with a last minute cancellation. We really enjoyed meeting you and hearing about your work in Karthoum. The hospitality industry has many wonderful advantages but meeting so many interesting people from all over the world is one that we particularly value. Good that you found all the 'concierge' information we provide so useful. Thanks for coming to stay and we hope that if ever you are down in this part of the world again, you'll come back and stay at Liz at Lancaster. All the best from the Liz at Lancaster team - Liz, Catherine, Zac and Thandie

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Hard to find somewhere providing 2 single beds & Earth Room was perfect, as was our stay there for 2 nights at beginning of 5 weeks stint through Africa. Couldn't fault Liz and staff - breakfast was great. Zac & Abey were both great in driving us to where we wanted to go. Thanks.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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LizatLancaster, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

Dear Anne,
Thanks so much for coming to stay and thank you for taking the time on your return to Australia to write about your stay at Liz at Lancaster. Although it was only a short stay before you started on the rest of your travel adventures, we're pleased that it all worked out well. And very glad that you enjoyed our breakfasts so much. We are in the process of adding variations to the menu, although most guests still seem to prefer either the fresh fruit in season with our special home-made muesli or go for a traditional full cooked breakfast .. or both!!
All the best from Liz and all the team at Liz at Lancaster - Catherine, Zac and Thandie

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

We were in JHB from Zambia, and chose Liz based on TripAdvisor reviews. We weren't disappointed at all; from pre-arrival prompt email replies and planning for our first day with Zac (LatL's brilliant driver). Our room was perfect for us - being able to lock the security door to our room and leave the outer door open throughout the night to enjoy the breeze, kitchen amenities and the honesty bar ... also, the ability to go and raid a bookshelf when out of books and someone always being available to answer queries, into the evening and on, organised delivery for take-aways etc.. Breakfast always lovely and we would highly recommend using Zac over taxis where possible; far kinder cost wise and very reliable. If we were to come to JHB again, would come back here again as first option. There are so many small touches that come together to make staying here a pleasure - thanks!

Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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LizatLancaster, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

Thank you Sarah for taking the time and trouble to write about your stay at Liz at Lancaster. We were delighted to have you to stay. We're really pleased that all the transport worked out well and that getting to all your appointments and commitments was made easier by having Zac on call. Good too that you were able to sleep with your doors open at night and enjoy our Highveld evenings with that wonderful cool night breeze that we often have (when of course there isn't a night storm). Guests have often commented on how much they prefer being able to open windows and doors and have fresh air rather than have to rely on air conditioning in a room where the windows can't open. So thank you for feedback about this. We look forward to welcoming back when you are next in Joburg.
All the best to you both from us all at Liz at Lancaster - Liz, Catherine, Zac and Thandie

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

I visit JHB for business quite often and I opt to stay at Liz's every time because I know that the room is going to be beautiful, clean and well-equipped. I also know that the staff, Zac and Catherine, are going to have their big beautiful smiles on their faces willing to help at every point. And I also know that Liz herself would be as friendly and accomodating as always.

I just love staying at Liz's because the rooms are really nice, comfy beds, great linen, beautiful gardens, great staff, wireless, great TV channels and if that's not enough, there's always the small things that add so much.

The breakfasts are heavenly. Nothing like fresh fruit to get the appetite going, and then having whatever you choose thereafter. Marlie, the resident doggy, is also a sheer gem.

I honestly just love staying at Liz's and I wish them all the best in the future.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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LizatLancaster, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2012

Dear Adel, Thanks so much for your review and all the wonderful things you have to say about us. We really try to keep up service standards and are pleased that it shows. Local South Africans seem not to use Tripadvisor as much as international guests so it's great to get a local person's feedback on your experience at Liz at Lancaster. Business travellers love staying here because of the private courtyards where they can relax after a long day as well as the facility of the kitchenette which means being able to prepare a light meal at home rather than always having to go out. Thanks again for your loyal support and repeat business.
From all at Liz at Lancaster : Liz, Catherine, Zac, Thandie and Elaine

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Thank you Liz for a wonderful experience! Great privacy, professional service, eco friendly and safe. The location is quiet and there is a lovely garden with a pool. Fantastic breakfast, Wifi and desktop available. We cannot say enough good things about this accommodation. We love your Guest House and we will be back!
Marie and Antoine

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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LizatLancaster, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2012

Dear Marie and Antoine,
Thanks so much for your review. It was really good to meet you both and the rest of your party, and thank you Antoine for the great photos of the garden. But you should see it now -it is really beautiful with all the spring flowers in full bloom and the lawn emerald green. So that really does mean that you have to come back again ... even if it's just to take more photos!! Thanks again for taking the time and trouble to write on Tripadvisor- it really does make a difference to fellow travellers. Hope to see you again when you are back in SA. All the best
Liz and all the team at Liz at Lancaster: Catherine,Zac, Thandie and Elaine

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