Hotel Lantern House (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Hotel Lantern House (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

About Hotel Lantern House

This 3-star accommodation is located along the river and offers comfortable rooms for tourists and business visitors alike with discounts available for long stay or group bookings. Some of the guestrooms at Hotel Lantern House have en suite bathrooms while others share facilities. Every room includes free Wi-Fi, flat-screen television, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making equipment. The guest house includes a common room with a microwave, tea, coffee and biscuits, and seating with a television. There is also free off-street parking, and bike rentals can be arranged. The Hotel Lantern House offers drinks and snacks in the dining room at competitive prices. There is also a range of restaurants within a short walk from the guest house. Situated roughly a mile from Cambridge’s centre, the guest house is convenient for Grafton Shopping Centre, the River Cam, Cambridge Science Park, and many of Cambridge's famous colleges.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


174 Chesterton Road, CB4 1DA, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Very good  8.0 / 10
  • Rooms
    Fair  7.3 / 10
  • Service
    Good  7.7 / 10

Positive Reviews


Location provides a lovely walk into town.

To reach Cambridge’s historic city centre residents at the Lantern House only have a short riverside walk. Many people comment how the walk into town is very picturesque and that it is just as enjoyable as the town itself.


Minimalist approach to staffing.

For people who don’t like being bothered by a bunch of staff, this is an ideal accommodation. The Lantern House features self checking in and out, and there are large parts of the day when no staff members are onsite at all. While encounters with employees are friendly, active residents may end up not encountering any people at all.


Free Wi-Fi has fast connection.

With its proximity to Cambridge’s universities and business district, this accommodation is frequented by students and professionals. To keep up with the demands of these travellers, the guest house has made it a priority that everyone remains connected by providing a fast wireless connection at no additional cost.

Negative Reviews


Guestrooms are small considering the price.

Individual rooms at the Lantern House are smaller than what many people expect considering the price of a stay. Single rooms especially feel cramped, and comparable options at other hotels are generally larger for the price.


Cleaning routines are not strictly followed.

The work of the cleaning staff at Lantern House leaves a lot to be desired. People often check in to their room to find trash from previous guests, as well as spider webs and grime in the private bathrooms.


Some guests have trouble with noise.

Depending on which guestroom a person stays in, they may be challenged by various noises. The front of the guest house sits on a busy road, so traffic sounds are constant throughout the day. Thin walls also don’t do much to keep out the noises from other guests.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Express check-in
  2. Car park
  3. Non-smoking rooms
  4. Snack bar
Room facilities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Hairdryer
  4. Central heating
  1. Accessible parking


174 Chesterton Road , CB4 1DA , Cambridge , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1223)359980 | 

Cleanliness policies

  • Safe distance
  • Cashless payment
  • Online check-in/check-out

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