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Matteo B
Lagos, Nigeria

How feeling at home in Joburg

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 05 Oct 2013
I spent 5 months in Johannebsurg for Business and my accomodation was in Liz at Lancaster. As soon as I arrived I have received a wonderfull and warm welcome by Liz and all of them which got me feeling like at home.
My room was a big, confortable, clean and very well equipped open space, with kitchen space, plasma TV, sofa and a wonderfull private outdoor yard.
Laundry and clean services are accurate and punctual.
All the staff member (Zac, Catherine, Thandie and Rose) assisted me for every needs, including transportation.
The breakfast in the living room is delicious with a view on the swimming pool and during winter time close to a warm fireplace.
All in all, a wonderfull and tender dog (Mali) will be happy to spend time with you in case you are alone, as I was.
Hopefully next year I'll be again in Johanneburg, and I won't have any doubts about where to stay.
Highly reccomended.
Matteo (Italy)
Date of stay: September 2013
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this review
Responded 06 Oct 2013
Thank you Matteo for your wonderful feedback on your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We really miss you. 5 months is a very long time to be away from home so we're delighted that you felt at home. Marley misses you too! I am pleased too that our location was convenient for your work and that it all worked out so well. We really look forward to seeing you when you are back in South Africa and in the mean time look after yourself.
All the best from us all at Liz at Lancaster
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Liz's place is wonderful. It is more than a guest house... with beautiful rooms and stunninig gardens. Zac, Catherine and Thandi are so kind and friendly - and it's always nice to have a little chat with Liz in the mornings. The breakfast is truly yummy. Nothing is too much trouble for Liz & co. If you decide to stay here, you are in for a treat!

Date of stay: September 2013
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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

Thank you Mandy for taking the time to write about your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. As always it was so good to see you. We are delighted that you enjoy staying here. and already miss your cheerful voice at breakfast and all the interesting conversations. We look forward to your next visit although know that you are looking forward to a welcome break from work and travel. Enjoy your well-earned rest !
From us all at Liz at Lancaster - Liz, Zac, Catherin and Thandie

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Reviewed 30 August 2013

From the first friendly welcome, to the final goodbye 12 days later, I could find absolutely no fault. The staff are friendly and helpful, there when you need them, but not in your face. The room is warm and comfy and well equipped, the breakfast is superb. It is very useful to have the services of Zac to ferry one around at an extremely reasonable cost. Overall, highly recommended.

Date of stay: August 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2013

Thank KualaLumpurDana for taking the time and trouble to share your experience of your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We certainly enjoyed meeting you and are delighted that all went smoothly and that your stay here was so comfortable. We are very very lucky with the team that we have here - they certainly do go the extra mile and with such genuine concern, warmth and caring. And yes, Zac's driving services are a wonderful value-added for guests who don't have their own transport. You were lucky to have warmish weather when you were here. The temperature today is expected to reach a max of 17 whereas last week we had temps daily of between 22 and 24. Guests loved the log fire at breakfast this morning. But this is hopefully our last cold winter snap before spring and summer weather!
We hope that if and when you are back in South Africa and Joburg again, you will come and stay.
All the best from us all at Liz at Lancaster : Liz, Zac, Catherine, Thandie and Rose

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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We stayed here on the tail end of our trip to South Africa. It was a very welcoming haven in a city which we were at first, a little apprehensive of. Although we had a lot of requests of him, Zac was very willing to help us (driving to and fro) which we were very appreciative of. The breakfasts were very good and served in front of a warm fire.

Date of stay: July 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2013

Thank you Hamish for taking the time and trouble to post a review of your stay here at Liz at Lancaster. We're delighted that you enjoyed the peace and quiet in this busy city. You are one of many guests who has commented on how secluded and quiet it is here, despite the fact that it is so close to major business and leisure hubs and to main arterial roadways such as Jan Smuts. We're pleased that Zac's driving was such a help during your stay. If ever you are here this way again (which is a big ask given that Singapore is so far away) we hope to welcome you back.
All the best from us all at Liz at Lancaster - Liz, Zac, Catherine, and Thandie

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Reviewed 17 August 2013

My 10 year old son and I loved everything about L@L.
Our room was so comfortable and well-equipped we hardly wanted to go out, the breakfasts were first class (cosy fire and friendly dog and cat much appreciated), and the location was ideal. We walked to the nearby pizza restaurant (5 minutes) twice, it was so good. (Nico's?)
Zac met us at the airport when we arrived, very reassuring as it was at night, and he also took us to Soccer City for the Stadium tour. It was far nicer to be assisted by someone so reliable and friendly than to hire a car. Our laundry was immaculately done by Thandi.
Our only regret was that it was winter and we couldn't try out the beautiful pool, but we will definitely be back! Thanks also to Liz for advice on the Gautrain, and help arranging the stadium tour which I would definitely recommend - only R80 for the two of us and we had the guide to ourselves as it was a quiet time of year. Can't wait to visit again.

Date of stay: August 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2013

We are so delighted that all worked out so well for you while here in Joburg. I'm so pleased to hear that the Soccer City tour was a success and that Kieren enjoyed it. We all think back to those heady days of the World Cup and walking into that full stadium. What an energy there was! Back to the present: we still have to visit the pizza restaurant down the road. Being new, we haven't had a chance to go yet, but I think a Liz at Lancaster outing is beckoning. It is so convenient to have a good casual family neighbourhood restaurant at the end of the block - a 3 minute walk away. It will also be wonderful on warm summer evenings being able to sit out on that lovely deck they have built. Although Casalotti's behind the garage make excellent take-away pizzas, it is hardly a place to enjoy a casual relaxed meal at the end of the day.
Zac and Thandie were delighted with your feedback. Thanks again Megan for taking time to write about your stay at Liz at Lancaster and we look forward to seeing you back again when you are next in South Africa.
With all the best from us all - Liz, Zac, Thandie and Catherine

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Enjoyed every moment of our stay! Rooms were lovely and well equipped. Very handy to have a SPAR grocery store just down the road. Liz, Zac and all the other staff were very helpful. Oh, and my daughter loved playing with the cat and dog every morning after the yummy breakfast in front of the fire.

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liz D, Owner at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2013

Thank you Tina for taking the time to write about your stay here at Liz at Lancaster, particularly as you are still (I think?) in the middle of your exciting trip around Southern Africa. We are delighted that we could give you a good introduction to South Africa and to Joburg and that you had a pleasant balance between busy days sight-seeing and time relaxing at 'home' . With the Spar grocery store a convenient 3 minute walk away at the end of the block it makes it so easy to buy goodies to prepare light meals - although still a bit cold to take full advantage of al fresco in your little courtyard. I'd love to hear more about the rest of your trip as you had such an exciting itinerary planned.
All the best from us all at Liz at Lancaster - Liz, Zac, Catherine and Thandie; and a tail wag from Marley and a purr from Thelma!

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