My wife, daughter and I spent 3 nights In July 2012 at Liz's Guesthouse. It was perfect. From the time we were met at the airport by Zack until our departure it was all top class. The attention given to us by Liz and her team made for a pleasant stay.
We stayed in the Coral studio flat. It was private, in a nice garden setting. The flat was very comfortable, cosy and clean. It had everything. The heating under the floor was appreciated as well as very good internet access. All facilities were modern, were easy to use and worked well. Hot water was not a problem. Liz had added a number of personal touches eg good coffee with plunger, homemade soaps, biscuits, magazines, etc which gave a nice feel.
We were impressed with the information folder Liz supplied and the way Liz explained the flat’s features, local restaurants, shopping and things to do. The information was very useful during our stay. We used it a lot.
Breakfasts were more than ample with a good selection to suit all tastes. A crackling fire and conversations with Liz and other guests created a nice atmosphere.
The Guesthouse is in a very nice and quiet area. We walked to a number of restaurants and shops which were within easy walking distances. For our longer trips to markets and malls Zack drove us. Zack provided an efficient and friendly service.
Liz checked with us each day what our plans were and gave us good suggestions. We had booked a bicycle tour of Soweto but it was snowing. We didn't think we would see snow in Johannesburg. Although it stopped snowing it was still too cold for cycling. At short notice Liz arranged a Soweto tour by car for us. The tour was well worth it.
Liz at Lancaster, a great place to stay while in Johannesburg. Thanks Liz.
- 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
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