Lantern Guest House is located just an 8-minute walk away from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.

All rooms have a TV, tea/coffee making facilities and an en-suite bathroom. A refrigerator, a coffee machine and a microwave are available in entrance area.

Local attractions include Omni leisure and entertainment centre, Calton Hill, the City Art Centre, Edinburgh Playhouse theatre and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

This is our guests' favourite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Lantern Guest House has been welcoming guests since 23 Nov 2007.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7


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We seek to provide a "home from home" for our guest house guests.
Lantern Guest House is located on quiet Windsor Street, very close to the busy hub of Edinburgh. Carlton Hill, located just the other side of London Road is well worth walking up. You get a panoramic view of Edinburgh and the coastline. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, Omni Centre, John Lewis etc are a few minutes walk from Lantern Guest House. There are plentiful restaurants and bars in the close vacinity including the famous Valvona & Crolla.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.1 miles
  • Omni Centre
    0.2 miles
  • Calton Hill
    0.2 miles
  • Nelson Monument
    0.3 miles
  • Waterloo Place
    0.4 miles
  • Multrees Walk
    0.4 miles
  • The City of Edinburgh Council
    0.4 miles
  • Scottish Poetry Library
    0.5 miles
  • Palace of Holyrood House
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar Elm Row
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Jolly
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/bar Taste of Italy
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/bar Bellina
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Ada
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Shazan
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.7 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.8 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.8 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.8 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    1 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    1 miles
  • Arthurs Seat
    1.2 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    1.6 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.5 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Water of Leith
    0.6 miles
  • Mountain Arthurs Seat (mini mountain)
    1.2 miles
  • Sea/ocean Firth of Forth
    1.9 miles
Public transport
  • Train Edinburgh Waverley station
    0.5 miles
Closest airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    7.1 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    34.7 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.8 miles
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Facilities of Lantern Guest House
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Terrace
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Luggage storage
Safety & security
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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House rules Lantern Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!


12:30 - 22:30


Until 10:30 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

The maximum number of cots allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Lantern Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Lantern Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Lantern Guest House

  • The prices at Lantern Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Lantern Guest House is 0.8 miles from the centre of Edinburgh.

  • Room options at Lantern Guest House include:

    • Double

  • Lantern Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Lantern Guest House by:

      • Tram 35min

    • Check-in at Lantern Guest House is from 12:30, and check-out is until 10:30.