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Lantern Guest House
Ranked #145 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Excellent value and a wonderful place to stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Just returned from a lovely weekend in Edinburgh, having stayed at the Lantern Guest House. We were provided with plenty of information from our host, Richard, including a map of the city (which we couldn't have done without) and details on how to get to the guest house from the airport and how much this should cost.

Our room was simple but cosy, with everything we needed. It was nice and warm throughout the night, and the bed was comfy ensuring a good nights sleep. There were spare blankets and pillows available in our room. We were provided with towels, and even a hair dryer. We also had an en-suite, tv, tea and coffee making facilities and free wi-fi.

The coded door was a handy touch meaning we could enter and exit our room freely without bothering other guests or our hosts. In the hallway, we had the option of using a fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery.

In all we had everything we could require, and plenty of freedom to do as we wished. The location was excellent, about 10 minutes walk from the centre, and we certainly did not miss out on breakfast as it meant we could enjoy the delicious food of Edinburgh.

A really pleasant stay, we would come here again and definitely recommend!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wicklow
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

perfect for short stay and exploring the city of Edinburgh. would stay here again. little Italian diner on the corner is great value for eating breakfast/lunch/ dinner. short stroll from shops. there were Christmas markets around the city on which was very nice and added to the festive season experience

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

This was easy to book, professional, simple and great. If you want a no fuss, no frills stay in Edinburgh, this is the place for it. Lovely room in a lovely building. Bed, en-suite bathroom, tv, wifi. Simple. This was great value for money also and I couldn't recommend it more.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Just got back from our long weekend in Edinburgh, we stayed in room 2 for 3 nights and it was perfect as our little base as we explored the city. Felt very independent being able to let ourselves in and out with the door codes, the room had all of the amenities that were needed (the bed was very comfy!), and not having breakfast meant that we could wake up whenever and explore the local brunch options. We'll definitely be staying there again when we hopefully revisit in a couple years time :) Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Amazing location for access to the city centre, clean rooms which were well equipped for a short stay. The owner was friendly, always available to help and work round our schedules and generally just gave the impression he couldn't do enough for us. The rooms were a good size, comfortable and there were ample facilities put at our disposal. The system of having a personal code to enter the site meant you could return at whatever time you wanted without fear of disturbing anyone. Overall a fantastic experience, would book here again without a doubt and would recommend to anyone looking for accommodation in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Lantern Guesthouse is in a good location about 5-10 minutes away from the centre of town, it's a bit of a walk uphill to get to the centre but it's not too bad. The guesthouse is located in a quiet street but a bus stop only a few metres away. There's also metred parking in the street which is free on the weekend. We were in a basement room which meant the room was quiet if anything we got more noise from people coming in through the front door in the evening.

The owner was friendly and really helpful and very responsive when we were emailing him prior to our arrival. The room was spacious and very tastefully decorated. The bathroom was a little small but not uncomfortable. There are also tea and coffee making facilities and fresh milk in a mini fridge in the hallway which was replaced every day.

We quite liked the fact that there is keypad entry into the guesthouse which is good for security and also if you arrive late.

All up a good stay and would definitely recommend . whilst it wasn't cheap it was reasonable by Edinburgh standards.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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west yorkshire
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

This was a great place to stay for our weekend in Edinburgh, near to the centre, but far enough away from the noise.
We booked a weekend stay here, I emailed to give a rough time of arrival, because we were going to be getting there in the evening we were given a key code to get into the building. We had a lovely basement room. With everything we needed for a short stay. Very clean and tidy.
I did quite like the fact that it didn't have a reception area. We would stay here again. It was very private and secluded. Excellent value.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Lantern Guest House

Property: Lantern Guest House
Address: Lantern House | 3 Windsor Street, Edinburgh EH7 5LA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #145 of 445 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Lantern Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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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