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Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

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25/06/2017 26/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Oklahoma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful facility and grounds. Very comfortable room and excellent service. French press coffee and fresh fruit every morning to start breakfast! Wish we had stayed an extra night to just relax and check out the neighborhood, as we were up early and home after dark every day! Liz went above and beyond after we did a little shopping and didn't...

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

Dear Brandeau, I was so pleased to read your feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and made the most of Joburg and all it has to offer. It was a pleasure to send the items back by courier - I just felt bad that it was so expensive. I hope...

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!...

Maun, Botswana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely break with our two small children. Garden cottage perfect for us with everything we needed and more. Mr T was able to drive us around (car seats as well!) which made it much easier than hiring a car and navigating through traffic. Breakfast lovely and always cooked perfectly by Mr T. Overall highly recommend as a place...

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

Thanks so much Lindsaythai for your review of your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. It was good to meet you both and your two little munchkins and am just so pleased that it all worked out so well. It makes a huge difference having Mr T. on site to do some transport, particularly with car seats available. Uber is...

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very comfortable stay at Liz atLancaster . Welcoming staff , very well equipped room for self catering .Delicious bfast . Enjoyed the garden and birds and sitting by the pool. Would happily recommend and will return .

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Dear Susielou2015, Thanks so much for taking the time and trouble to give us feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. It was really good to meet you both. We're pleased you enjoyed the garden and the birds and we were very chuffed that you PI-ed an African Harrier Hawk in our garden - an addition to our...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Kathy D, We were so pleased to read your feedback of your stay here are Liz at Lancaster. We were only sorry that we couldn't accommodate you for your second stay and had to 're-locate' you to a guesthouse nearby. Mr T is amazingly organized with his breakfasts and getting all the 'cooked-to-orders' right. And yes, it is such...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 April 2017

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 1 April 2017

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 28 March 2017

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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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...

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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
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  • 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: ₹ 5,055 - ₹ 6,804 (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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