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San Diego, California
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We go back time and again to enjoy Liz's wonderful guest house. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, clean and sunny, each with a well equipped kitchenette and spa-like bathroom. The garden is always full of flowers and birds to be enjoyed from the breakfast patio each morning or your own private patio. Liz and her delightful staff make every effort...

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

Thank you MargieUSA for your feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We felt so privileged to be part of your family get-together and reunion, to meet some family members for the first time, to connect with others again and to see the 'new' additions to the family. Thank you so much for coming back to stay and...

Tinley Park, Illinois
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stayed at Liz for three nights and they were all great! You drive through the gate and you feel like you are transported to a small village. Each room is like its own cottage with an outdoor seating area and a beautiful array of flowers and landscaping. The room is spacious, beautiful, and clean with a well-equipped kitchen and...

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

We are so pleased that you had such a happy stay here at Liz at Lancaster. You make it sound very grand being like a 'little village' and having spa-like bathrooms. I think you are being a bit generous there but we will take the compliments graciously. Guests do love the sense of privacy with all units having their own...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I really enjoyed staying for one week at Liz ! Flowers, birds... give you the feeling of being in the beautiful natural landscape of South Africa and at the same time you are not far from many commodities (shops, pharmacy....). Rooms are bright ,very clean , cosy, with all amenities. Liz and the staff are lovely and Liz simply offers...

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

Thank you MarieChristinece2016 for taking the time and trouble to give us feedback on your stay here. We are very happy that you enjoyed all the flowers and birds in the garden. (We currently have a barbet nesting so hope to get chicks soon). And yes we definitely want to be ambassadors for this wonderful country of South Africa and...

Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stayed at Liz's place several times during our trip. The first time was just when we landed in Johannesburg, so we had a really good first impression from the city :) And every time we came back, we enjoyed every minute of our staying! The place is beautiful and calm. It was exactly what we were looking for! Liz...

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

Thank you so much Sergei and Melisa. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay here and found it quiet, peaceful and restful. That's what we strive for! Joburg is such a fast paced city that it is really good to have a little garden haven to come back to, but yet one which is so centrally and conveniently located for...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Thank you Liz and Associates for making me feel welcome and at home. After having stayed with Liz on more than one occasion over several years I can truly say that Liz is consistently the best guest house in Joburg.

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

It is for us to thank you MariejP. You are the one who is loyal to us and made a return visit. It was so good to see you again. We love that we are consistent. It's thanks to all the team here at Liz at Lancaster who all make their specific magic in their own ways. So thank you...

South Africa
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This place has such a warm, homely feel. The staff and owners are just lovely, going the extra mile to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for accommodation in this area.

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

LRush88 thank you so much for your feedback on your stay here. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and liked the atmosphere and feel of the place. This is something that cannot be captured on a website. The team here is amazing and as I was away for the time you were here, I can safely say...

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We needed a place centrally located on short notice in Dunkeld area After go ogling area we said Hey its gotta be Liz at Lancaster The Yellow Room our favourite was booked so we reluctantly took a flatlet All was perfect Liz at Lancaster had it sorted John Brown was excellent Staff were really good as usual Breakfast was great...

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

Thank you so much Graham and Nancy. I am sorry I missed you this time but so happy that all went so smoothly in my absence. Thank you team Liz at Lancaster. At least now you know if you can't have your favourite unit, that the flatlets are very comfortable and more than adequate. I'm delighted that the breakfast was...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I arrived after a week of work and jet lag in another city and finally slept like a baby. The Earth room had really everything I needed to work and visit friends and colleagues. I could even leave the door open to let the cool night air in. What a treat after lots of air conditioned hotels. Great breakfast too...

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

Thank you so much for giving us feedback on your stay here. I'm so sorry it's taken a week for me to respond - I was convinced that I had replied to you but it seems not! It was good to meet you and to know that you enjoyed staying here. With these beautiful balmy nights it is a treat...

Zomba, Malawi
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I recently traveled to South Africa for my usual meetings with my supervisors at one of the Universities. I stayed at Liz at Lancaster for 5 days. It felt like home. A very wonderful place in case one wants to take a writing retreat or family holiday. A safe and amazing neighborhood with different amenities within walking distances i.e. shops,...

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

Hi Felix, It was really good to meet you and thanks for coming to stay. we're happy you found it such a convenient area. The shops at the end of the block are a real bonus - guests like you love the easy access to basic shopping while still having the advantage of a quiet suburban neighbourhood with lots of...

Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We arrived at Liz at Lancaster after 30 hours of travel. For our 3-night stay we took advantage of the reasonably priced, on-site transport on offer. Tagala was invaluable in helping us to navigate the city - a wonderful service given that we were without a vehicle. We felt very safe walking around the Craighill area (e.g., to and from...

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

Thank you Joanne and Steve for your feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. Tagala is very happy that he was able to help you make your way around our spread-out city. We're glad too that you made the most of those things that are within walking distance of the guesthouse - the grocery store, restaurants and the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
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 - €92 (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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“All are probably great but we loved the sage flat”
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 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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!
 of 5 bubbles annaelsinclair, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are unique and have their own private patio with flowers.”
 of 5 bubbles margieusa2016, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The guesthouse is quiet and safe”
 of 5 bubbles mariechristinece2016, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
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