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Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for several nights before leaving on safari in Botswana. Liz allowed us to store our luggage and even transported it to another guest house upon our return. The property is lovely, the rooms have everything you could possibly need and breakfast is delicious: excellent coffee. Mr Tagala remembers exactly how you like your eggs cooked. The neighborhood is...

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

What a magnificent stay! After a 12 hour flight it was amazing to get a room even though we arrived 2 hours prior to check in. Liz greeted us at the door and immediately made us feel at home. The guest house is situated in a very calm and safe area. The room was cozy and had everything that one...

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

Thank you Une_Petite_Critique for your wonderful review of Liz at Lancaster. We're so pleased you had a good time and that everything met your expectations (even though you were in the Blue room - the least spacious of our units). We worry sometimes that our breakfasts need a make-over but every time we ask guests for feedback, they say 'No!...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room was gorgeous and so many thoughtful touches e.g. the local honey and specially selected coffee. Liz was so helpful and everything was done to a very high standard, I would highly recommend staying here.

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

Thank you Josephine F for giving feedback on your stay here. We're so pleased you liked the honey (in our specially sourced honey containers). We get lots of compliments about the fresh ground coffee and plungers provided in the rooms and Liz always says "Is there any other kind?" It sounded as though the wedding was amazing and I hope...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I stayed at this guesthouse for a few weeks. Liz and her team were not only extremely friendly and helpful, they made us feel very much at home. The room I stayed in (Earth Room) was the perfect size. It had a small kitchenette,a bathtub and shower, a couch and a little outside sitting area...it is the...

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

Thanks so much Ru B for taking the time and trouble to give such extensive feedback of your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We really enjoyed meeting you and the rest of the family. I'm so pleased it all worked out and just sorry that the visit was because of your mother's ill health. But at least you all...

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse for a week in February 2017. The guesthouse is beautiful and Liz and her staff are wonderful hosts. It is in a very good location - a quick taxi ride to the hop-on-off bus stop and shopping area and within walking distance to a few restaurants and a grocery store....

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

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. Having been planned so long ago, we're pleased that finally it all worked out and that you had a good time here in Johannesburg. It's good that you could make use of the local restaurants. Dolci now opens in the evenings - such a great little bistro; and...

Johannesburg, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We so loved staying at Liz on Lancaster in Craighall park, Johannesburg and we would recommend it to anyone coming to the area. She was so professional and concerned about our well-being, we felt right at home and well looked after. The places to stay are absolutely clean and have everything one might need and more. The cottages / bedrooms...

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

Thank you so much Annaelisawahl for your glowing feedback. You are right we ARE concerned about our guests well-being! We are so pleased that your mother and brother's stay was such a success and that they felt safe, secure and so well looked-after. That is exactly what we want. We so look forward to their next visit and hope it...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Liz and Mr T and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. I was in the Blue Room, which was a great size and very quiet. The gardens are well kept and the whole place has a calm, relaxed vibe - I felt very safe. The breakfasts were excellent and the breakfast room has a view of the pool,...

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

Thanks so much Holly C for your review of your stay here. We're happy that you enjoyed your time and that it all worked out on this, your first visit to Johannesburg. With Mr T's airport collection and either his on-site transport or Uber, it makes a big difference getting around easily. Good news with Casalotti's is that it has...

Reviewed 17 March 2017

A wonderful place to stay, this was my first stay and I hope to return! Liz paid attention to all the details starting with our booking, help with pick up, etc. The rooms include all the amenities one would need for a brief stay, including a delicious jar of home made rusks (yumm!). Nice modern bathrooms, everything is very clean....

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

Thank you NDB26 for the great feedback on your stay here. I'm so pleased that it all worked out well. So many guests comment on how wonderful it is to deal with a real live person when making a booking. This way all the details can get communicated and sorted out immediately and up front - from airport collection, to...

Broken Hill, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2017

For those seeking a great little stay in Joburg then this is the place for you. Every aspect of our pre booking/pickup and stay with Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse was, in our mind first class. Great location, beautifully appointed rooms and gardens. Could not ask or want for more so we have already pre booked our next stay. Liz offers...

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

My apologies for the delay in responding. This slipped between the administrative cracks plus there has been so much on culturally in Joburg that I have been playing hookie away from my desk occasionally. Thank you so much for you review of your stay here. I'm so pleased that it all worked out well from booking stage to airport collection,...

Apex, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is an excellent B and B guest house in a nice area of Northern Johannesburg. It is well situated and the area is easy to get around (particularly if you use Uber). Shops and restaurants are close by. My wife and I stayed here for a week in January and would highly recommend it.

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Thank you LS123_11 for taking the time and trouble to post feedback of your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. Uber has been a great addition to getting around Joburg and it makes a big difference that we are so centrally located. It makes for easy access to most sights and sites in Joburg and of course in your case,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: €70 - €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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“Liz is a great communicator, just ask her for any ideas about your stay.”
Petra87, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Depending on the needs of your party, Liz is very good at matching her guests to the appropriate cottage.”
jjohnsongg6, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All are probably great but we loved the sage flat”
  • View from the breakfast room
TimManchester, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I had the Coral Room. The patio had direct sun for parts of the day (I'd ask for this room again) and it was very private.”
Tburn2016, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are great, but if you can get the yellow cottage, go for it!”
  • Only messy because we have two boys!
annaelsinclair, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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