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 private bathroom. A refrigerator, a coffee machine and a microwave are available in entrance area.

Local attractions include Omni leisure and entertainment center, Calton Hill, the City Art Center, Edinburgh Playhouse theater and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7!


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  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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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
What's nearby
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.1 miles
  • Omni Center
    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
  • Arthur's 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
  • Ocean/Sea Firth of Forth
    1.9 miles
Public transit
  • Train Edinburgh Waverley Train 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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Amenities of Lantern Guest House
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • 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.
  • Baggage storage
Safety & security
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Soundproof
  • 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 PM - 10:30 PM


Until 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

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

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Lantern Guest House

  • 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

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

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

    • The prices at Lantern Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.