Address:79 Lancaster Avenue,
Craighall Park
Telephone:27 (0) 11 442 8083
Mobile:27 (0) 83 229 4223
Fax:27 (0) 86 216 6817
GPS:26° 7' 39.28" S / 28° 1' 27.85' E

Services & Facilities offered at Liz at Lancaster, Guesthouse, Johannesburg

In addition to the standard 4 star offerings guests frequently comment on the added extras and the attention to detail here at Liz at Lancaster

Room Facilities
  • Free Wi-fi connectivity
  • Large flat screen TV, DSTV/satellite TV with over 25 channels, DVD Player
  • Direct telephone lines charged at Telkom landline rates
  • Separate entrances with double French doors opening onto enclosed private courtyards so ensuring the luxury of complete tranquility and seclusion
  • Generous cupboard space
  • Well-equipped kitchenettes/full kitchens offer self-catering options
  • Under-carpet heating and under-tile heating/wall heaters in all bathrooms
  • Overhead or standing fans. With adequate cross-ventilation and windows and doors that open, air conditioning is not needed for Joburg summers
  • Top quality beds and linen: extra length; electric blankets; pure cotton percale linen; soft Biederlack blankets & cozy duvets for winter; cool lightweight air-cell blankets for summer; choice of feather/non-allergic pillows
  • Laptop wall safes – guest encoded
  • Exclusive house branded soaps and shampoos with natural ingredients
  • Added extras like radio-clock alarms, toweling gowns, hairdryers, swimming towels, international plug adaptors, irons and ironing boards, maps and information files, umbrellas, etc
  • On-the-house range of assorted teas and coffee (filter and instant), as well as home-made Muesli rusks and E-spring filter water
  • Fully stocked bar fridge in each room
  • Intercoms from each unit through to staff and the main house
  • The Earth room (no steps) is wheel chair accessible with grab handles in shower and bath and next to the toilet
  • No smoking inside the rooms. You are free to smoke outside
  • Braai/barbecue facilities
  Service with a smile  Full cooked and health breakfasts  On-site transport available  Private courtyards
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General services and facilities
  • On-site transport available. For rates see
  • Excellent security with CCTV camera, remote access to the property, electric fence, and a direct link to security companies
  • Guests can relax on loungers by the salt water swimming pool and enjoy the peace of the lush garden surroundings while watching the indigenous wild birds at the feeding tray.
  • Meetings can be held on the house patio open to the garden in summer and warmed by a roaring log fire in winter
  • Communal computer station for guests who do not bring their own laptops
  • Free cellphone hire (deposit payable)
  • Tours and recreational activities arranged with free knowledgeable advice on individually designed itineraries
  • Ample free secure off-street undercover parking
  • In-house laundry service (washing and ironing) with a maximum 24 hour turn around period is provided.
  • Almost all diets catered for: vegetarian, halal, gluten free, etc
  • For infants we have a camp-cot and high chair, and baby-sitting can be arranged
  • Socialized and well-trained pets accepted by prior arrangement
  • Breakfasts : continental, health and full cooked prepared to order; served on the breakfast patio at a time that suits you
  • Evening meals provided with advance warning, although there are menus for takeout service in the rooms. Plus there are many excellent restaurants in the area. More on Eating Out
  • Lunch packages provided on request
  • There is a Planet Fitness gym on Lancaster Ave, a mere 1.3 km from Liz at Lancaster
  • Extensive library of local material covering Johannesburg and its history and heritage as well as local art and craft. For more see Liz at Lancaster's blog and Twitter and Facebook links

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Stayed May 2011
The directory of local attractions, maps, restaurants etc was invaluable. Bathroom was immaculate, fluffy towels, dressing gowns and excellent toiletries – up-market natural products.
Stayed Nov 2009
We very much appreciated the attention to detail - from international plug converters to the list of local radio station tunings (including who each station caters to!).
Stayed July 2010
The electric blankets and under-floor heating are a treat. People forget that Joburg gets cold in winter.
Regular guest last stay May 2011
I travel alone as a single woman and feel absolutely, positively safe at Liz at Lancaster.

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Stayed Feb 2011
The most amazing part about the place is the pool. We spent one afternoon just lounging and having wine as the sun set.
Stayed August 2008
Best of all, we were able to utilize the services of Zac to drive us wherever we wanted to go, for dinner out or day trips. Liz also made arrangements for us to tour Soweto with an incredible guide, a man who had been part of the student uprising there and told us his firsthand stories.
Stayed Sept 2010
We had 2 weeks of washing and ironing which was completed in a day for a very small fee.

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