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Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

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  • Excellent94%
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“earth room”(21 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Once again, we are so happy that people like Liz are doing guesthouses. She has thought thru every detail - a wonderful giant notebook that shares every bit of info about Joburg you could want - food, attractions, transport - you name it. Wow! The...More

Thank 1CZ1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Liz at Lancaster is a wonderful home away from home. Each room is equipped with every luxury and convenience you would need. However it is the kind and unobtrusive staff and lovely Liz herself which make your stay very comfortable, relaxing and so enjoyable with...More

Thank caitlinmacdonagh
Response from Liz a, Owner at Liz at Lancaster GuesthouseResponded 6 days ago

Thank you CaitlinMacdonagh for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. The Liz at Lancaster team including Khaya and Lewis always love having you to stay. And we just hope that you can manage a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Johannesburg each year to see family and always stay at Liz@Lancaster. This year I was joined by my daughter for a bit of luxury in the middle of a 3 month backpacking trip. Liz@Lancaster is an oasis where you enjoy the most splendid...More

Thank Joy A
Response from Liz a, Owner at Liz at Lancaster GuesthouseResponded 4 weeks ago

Joy A thank you. We love seeing you on your visits back to South Africa and thank you so much for coming back to stay with us each time. It was so good to see your daughter again. It is always special for us to...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Really relaxed place to stay in Jo'burg in an area that feels safe. Been here before and brought back good memories. Staff are all friendly and helpful. Breakfast is delicious-so fresh and nicely presented. Hope to return again one day.More

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Thank Jo C
Response from Liz a, Owner at Liz at Lancaster GuesthouseResponded 4 weeks ago

Jo C, I am so sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your review. TripAdvisor reviews suddenly vanished off my website and it took our web manager a good week to retrieve them. No idea what happened. Thank you so much for...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

We spent two nights at Liz at Lancaster and were very happy with our stay. We were welcomed by Catherine who made us feel comfortable. The rooms and bathroom are quite big and beds are comfortable. It is quiet and in a nice and safe...More

Thank Mathias71
Response from Liz a, Owner at Liz at Lancaster GuesthouseResponded 31 May 2018

Dear Mathias71, I am so sorry that I am only now just replying to your review. I was away and then got sidetracked with a whole lot of issues. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to give us feedback on your stay here...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Microwave
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (118)
Room & Suite (28)
Dining (14)
Pool & Beach (9)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Carrie M
13 March 2015|
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Response from Liz a | Property representative |
Hi Carrie, Unfortunately I only have one room left from 31st to 3rd April - the blue room (R800 single and R950 double). The best would be to go to my TripAdvisor listing and see my email and web address ( I pay for a... More
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Carrie M
9 March 2015|
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Response from Liz a | Property representative |
Carrie Hi, Am in process of renegotiating my mobi site so you might not be able to access website from an Ipad or mobile device. But I'm a bit confused as have just got your email and says you want to come on the 1st March... More
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Terry V
29 November 2014|
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Response from Liz a | Property representative |
Dear Terry, Good to hear from you again. No don't go through a travel website -the best is to contact me directly. Google Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse Johannesburg and my website comes up and you can contact me through this... More
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"The rooms have beautiful little courtyards outside your room. I stayed in the Orange room I think. Stunning!"
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"Every detail is thought of!"
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"Cottages are spacious and have their own patio garden"
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"Best stay for small families!"
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