Lantern House

19 Cornwall RoadDT1 1RUDorchesterUnited Kingdom
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About Lantern House

Situated in central Dorchester, Lantern House is a Victorian B&B with free parking and Wi-Fi. This four-star B&B overlooks Borough Gardens and sits just half a mile from the Dinosaur Museum.

The property features three rooms, two of which are en-suite and the other offering access to a private bathroom. All rooms feature a TV and hospitality trays with tea and coffee.

Lantern House offers free Wi-Fi. The property cannot accommodate children or pets.

Guests enjoy a cooked breakfast in the morning, along with a selection of continental items such as cereals and croissants. Dining spots in the area include No. 6 Restaurant, Wagamama and the Trinity Bistro.

This Dorchester B&B sits within a short walk of the Dorset Museum and Dorchester West rail station. Attractions such as Monkey World, the Weymouth Sealife Park and Nothe Fort are within 12 miles.


19 Cornwall Road, DT1 1RU, Dorchester, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1305)266689 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Friendly and accommodating host

Guests simply couldn't write enough good things about the host, Geoff. He was said to be exceptionally welcoming and solicitous. Nothing seemed like too much trouble for him, and guests clearly had great confidence that anything brought up to him and left in his hands would be properly taken care of.

Very beautiful house

Again and again guests mentioned how beautiful the house was. It was a relatively ordinary Victorian, but was said to be exceptionally well maintained, inside and out, with the furniture and décor being of the very highest quality.

Truly excellent breakfast

Guests couldn't stop raving about the breakfast. Though it was a fairly standard English/Continental combination, guests said it was prepared to perfection and well presented as well. Singled out for praise was the bread, which was said to be home baked and delicious.

Negative Reviews

Limited on-site parking

Firstly, it must be stated that it was extraordinarily difficult to find anything negative written about Lantern House. The reviews were almost universally positive. One small point a few guests mentioned was that there wasn't enough off-street parking for all guests. The hosts had local parking permits so guest could park on the same street, so it was too much of an issue.

Some bathrooms not en-suite

While this didn't really bother many, it was pointed out that at least one bedroom has a private bathroom, but it is across the hallway, rather than en-suite.

Front facing room a bit noisy

The B&B is on a busy main road and the bedroom that faces the road was said to get a bit of noise from the cars passing by that could disturb light sleepers.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 95 reviews across the web
9.3 /10
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9.3 out of 10 based on 95 reviews