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Lantern House

174 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1DA, England
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was visiting Cambridge for 2 nights as part of a mini tour of the UK. This Guesthouse was the most affordable room I could find 3 weeks before my trip. It’s a reasonable distance from the train station but only about £6 in a taxi. The next morning was able to walk into the city centre in less than... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

room 8 in the attic is nothing like the picture, the walls are dirty with nails sticking out and you could grow mushrooms in the dirt under the bed, one bed is one half of old bunk beds and the other is like sleeping on concrete.the shared bathroom was disgusting, the shower was filthy and looked like it had not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

i made contact by phone to book the room, i was met by the owner who was pleasant and i was shown to my room, the room was clean and tidy but very narrow, it had no curtain or blind over the window, it had tea making facilities in the room, the emergency light in the room remains lit at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The place was very run down. Everything were breaking apart. The closet knob, the faucet head. AND the manager was extremely rude. I asked for his name and he didn't give it to me at all which should be the first sign. Then the front door key they gave me broke. Frankly it's extremely difficult to break a key unless... More 

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lanterncambridge, Manager at Lantern House, responded to this review

This is unacceptable behaviour and an untrue so-called review, example of guest who refuses to pay for their damages- Avoid this guest at all cost! Very Poor Hygiene, Dishonest and Lie after Lie. Someone who thinks that lying on Tripadvisor is a good way to attack us, just because she was charged for her damages she wants revenge. To any... More 

Great Shelford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I never review anything on internet but feel like to give one to this place. I stayed in youth hostel before and my friend suggested me to book this one, which I walked in and asked for the room. I stayed in single room with shared bathroom on Ground Floor, the room is newly decorated, small but clean and only... More 

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Dundee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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