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New Jersey
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 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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Reviewed 4 June 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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Reviewed 16 May 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 

upstate ny
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Reviewed 15 May 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
1 review
Reviewed 12 May 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
Reviewed 10 May 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 

Berlin
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

We were picked up at the airport and come to this lovely place. A great room with all you can expect and a little private garden. A great breakfast was waiting for us the next day. Since we were with our young children we enjoyed the pool as well. The lovely neighborhood and the next-by restaurants topped this really nice... More 

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

Dear Antje M, Thank you for your feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We're so pleased that all went to plan from airport collection with Mr T to comfortable room, swimming for the children, nice places to eat dinner and a good breakfast. It was a short stay but at least you got a taste! All the... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

We stayed at Liz's for 7 days in March. The level of service was outstanding. Catherine and Mr T saw to our every need. The 3 course breakfast was cooked to perfection and the fresh fruit salad delicious. The gardens are beautifully kept, peaceful and the swimming pool a bonus especially in the hot weather. The rooms are spacious and... More 

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

Hi Brenda and Joe, Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to give us feedback of your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We are glad that you enjoyed the breakfasts and the garden setting and yes the pool is so welcome on the hot weather. I gave Catherine and Mr T your message and the were... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 16 April 2016

I was genuinely disappointed when it came time to check out. I was in town on a last minute business trip scheduled, unknowingly, during a busy holiday weekend. I had originally contacted another guesthouse in the area that was full, but Liz reached out and booked me into the Blue Room on very short notice. The staff was welcoming and... More 

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

Thank you Woolenmittens for your wonderful review of your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. Being away from home is never easy so not wanting to leave us means it was a really good stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the accommodation and had such good service. We have an excellent team at Liz at Lancaster who really... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

For anyone staying in Johannesburg for a shot or long stay, Liz@Lancaster is the best. The rooms are perfect, security well in order, the facilities excellent, the breakfasts superb.- everything is well taken care of. The website is very functional and informative; all aspects of a visit to Johannesburg and surrounding are covered.

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

Thank you Robtheclog for taking the time and trouble to write about your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. It is good to know that our website was useful and informative and covers everything you need to know as a traveler coming to Joburg. And of course we are here to answer any additional questions and give any further guidance... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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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
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: €67 - €90 (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!”
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 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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