My boyfriend and I stayed at the Lantern House during our recent long weekend away and the accomodation was exactly what we needed.
We stayed in the large lower ground double room which had plenty of space and was toasty warm on arrival. I recommend asking for this larger room if given the choice, as our friends stayed in the back lower ground double room which was much smaller. We were able to access wifi in our bedroom, but understand our friends could not get signal in theirs. Our bathroom was pretty small but had all you needed - my only negative comment is with regards to the shower which was pretty weak and not all that hot. Overall, I found the hotel clean and comfortable and we had two very good nights' sleep here. It is certainly not luxury but then that's not what you're paying for.
We only met staff at the end of our trip when we were leaving our bags for the day. Access to the lower ground room was via keypads, so there was no need to ever go in via the main entrance and we were not greeted by anyone. Not that this was a problem for us, but worth mentioning as it felt more like a guest house than a hotel.
The hotel is well located - an easy 5-10 minute walk from Princess Street, with numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants near by. There's a bus stop just outside to take you to the zoo, and we walked everywhere during our weekend. A cab from the airport was just over £20.
Overall, we had a pleasant stay at Lantern House. It ticked all the boxes, and for £49 per room per night was a real bargain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lantern Guest House is set up as 3 mini apartments, combining historic Georgian tradition with modern features such as pin code entry and high speed wifi.Very close to the city centre hub around the Playhouse, Omni Centre and Tram terminus, also close to Waverley Rail Station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lantern House Hotel Edinburgh
- Lantern Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland