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Lantern House

174 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1DA, England
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Lantern House
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Ranked #61 of 118 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dundee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked through booking.com. In small print there was something about how reception is only until a certain time and to get in contact if I will be arriving outside those times so something could be arranged. I contacted them to say I was coming from the airport, my flight was a certain time so thought I would arrive by 9pm.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Stayed here in September for a few days, first time in Cambridge. Found the staff and owner was really good and helpful. They helped me a lot with everything, explained me where to go, what to see, where all things are, shops, restaurant etc. They call taxi for me free and gave me UK sim for phone. Place looked good... More 

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Juba, South Sudan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I've booked the hotel long time before and totaly forgot my arrival time, 9am in the morning. When being so early the owner was very welcoming and showed me my room. Explained how every things works and even issued me a free UK sim card.

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Great Shefford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stayed here with my mates, it was quite old house but very clean, rooms were very clean with maid service every day. Nice clean towels, Free parking and wifi that worked brilliantly. I think it's the cheapest one in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We booked for a weekend stay and having looked at the reviews and proximity to the city centre, booked for 2 nights. On arrival we were met with chaos as a new boiler was being fitted but were shown to the en suite double room. Sadly it looked nothing like the picture. Bed was very low to the floor and... More 

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lanterncambridge, Lantern House Team at Lantern House, responded to this review

Only the fuss here is our fault to let you in just after 10 AM, before everything is ready, perhaps we are too kind and should stop doing it. Our check in time is 5-8 PM, you TURNED UP LATE MORNING without informing us, instead of turning you down we welcome you in, left your belonging in room as you... More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Lantern guest house about a month ago for a few weeks whilst looking for a place to rent in Cambridge. It was easy to make a booking online, and arrival and check in was simple and efficient. Upon our arrival, we found that the people who worked there were very welcoming, friendly as... More 

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lanterncambridge, Lantern House Team at Lantern House, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much and we have to admitted that we were thrill to read you email first time. We try to do our best and we are so happy that you had a nice stay here with us. We are so lucky that once we had such a lovely husband-wife stay with us. It's very lovely to read... More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very good for what it is. Unpretentious and up to a better than normal standard of cleanliness and helpfulness than usual for a Guest House of this type. Very good location and convenient for sightseeing in the old centre of Cambridge.

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lanterncambridge, Lantern House Team at Lantern House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you very fair review. We know we are not the Ritz but we do our best and we are happy that you were happy staying here. Thank you again and we hope to see you for your next visit Cambridge. Lantern House Team More 

Thailand
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stayed here with my family, we booked 2 attic rooms despite poor reviews by some guests here (I read 3 similar reviews, all from glasgow and looks like are one guest, shame on Tripadvisor to let anyone put many untrue comments), we had very fantastic stay, everything was as advertised and as pictures show on website. Rooms are very bright... More 

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lanterncambridge, Lantern House Team at Lantern House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you very nice review. You are very kind guests, are so happy to know that you had a good stay with us. Thank you again and we hope to see you again in Cambridge. Lantern House Team More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Basic accommodation, good overall, helpful staff, have tea coffee and biscuits in room, but no breakfast which was no problem anyway. Bike hire available, useful for getting around and sightseeing, the bikes had baskets which was handy. Very useful location for river and centre.

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lanterncambridge, Lantern House Team at Lantern House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so lucky to had you here. Thank you again and we hope to see you again in Cambridge. Lantern House Team More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Overall good, not pricey for this location and for Cambridge. Near to shops, easy for museums, colleges. Had bike hire and good free wifi connection. Plenty of pubs around near to this guest house which had good food. Actually the Michelin starred restaurant in Cambridge is just down the road as well, near the river. Nice staff.

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lanterncambridge, Lantern House Team at Lantern House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. After a few nasty and bias reviews from a booking we hardly look at Tripadvisor for a while. Today we looked again and we are so happy, finally the guest that like us still out there. Thank you again and we hope to see you again in Cambridge. Lantern House Team More 

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