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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It really is no wonder whatsoever that this place is ranked #1 on here. We stayed just two nights in the sage flat and had a truly excellent time. The room is lovely - nicer than it looks on the photos on the guesthouse website. I was slightly concerned that this was one of the cheaper places we were staying... More 

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

Wow TimManchester! Thank you so much for your glowing review. We enjoyed meeting you both and were so impressed with all the research, preparation and pre-booking that you had done enabling you to make the most of the foodie destinations close to Liz at Lancaster. I am so pleased that you were comfortable and so impressed with all the details,... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful scented garden was the first thing we noticed on arrival at Liz's and that special touch carried through for our entire stay. The warmly welcoming staff, the fabulously appointed room, bathroom and kitchenette, the full breakfast (including fresh flowers on each table), and information galore on what to do and where to go. And Liz herself making sure... More 

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

Hi Corrinnemin, We are so pleased you had such a good time and that you enjoyed the garden (with all the fabulous spring scents), the full breakfasts cooked to order (and the wonderful fresh fruit salad) and of course the information booklet (not sure whether it's famous or infamous!). I'm so sorry the Alex bicycle tour did not work out... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Liz's beautiful B&B was truly a great Johannesburg find. From the moment we arrived Liz and her wonderful staff were so welcoming. The property is set amidst beautiful perfumed gardens our room was finished with all the small touches, with a delicious breakfast each morning to top it off. Really great value for money.

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

Thank you Cathymack2016 for taking the time and trouble to review us on TripAdvisor. We are so happy that all worked out with your stay here and that you had a good time and found it good value for money. To be able to sit outside in the warm evenings (with no bugs!) and the heady spring garden scents of... More 

Woodstock, New York
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both Liz and her staff are amazing, they really do look after you. Not only that the rooms are just right, with space to spare, and they think of everything you might need, and there it is. Then of course their amazing breakfast, start with fruit salad, great coffee, then eggs if you want, however you want them. Also while... More 

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

Hi918 thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. The birds do provide great breakfast entertainment ... and they too get a smorgasboard of choice with fruit, seeds, nuts, suet etc!! I am sure if they could review Liz at Lancaster they would comment on their breakfast. It's good that... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2016

My lodging at LizatLancaster was very comfortable and clean, with a convenient and well-equiped kitchenette, a comfortable bed, sofa, and table and chairs. I loved having a private patio with beautiful landscaping and being able to open all the windows and glass doors, especially after a long day of work. The location is centrally located in the northern suburbs and... More 

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

We are so pleased that all went so well with your stay here and that you enjoyed the patio off your room and being able to relax outside in the evening after a long day at work. It also makes a huge difference being able to work to the grocery store at the end of the block and stock up... More 

Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

In a beautiful, quiet garden, Liz welcomes you with the most comfortable, clean cottages. We were there as a big group of 14 relatives and I got to see most of the bedrooms and they all have their own personality, decorated with wonderful taste. Liz has an exquisite artistic sense and it shows in every room of the guesthouse. The... More 

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

Wow! Thank you AnnAelSinclair for the long and detailed feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. And such positive words. We so enjoyed being able to host your wonderful family get-together - it was such a happy time for you. Alick beamed like a Cheshire cat when he read your feedback from Audran! He just loves having little... More 

San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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... More 

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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... More 

Tinley Park, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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... More 

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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... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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... More 

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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... More 

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Reviewed 17 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... More 

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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... 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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $103 - $137 (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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