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taipei
Reviewed 23 March 2014

69 pounds for a room in a hotel with a pool in central London? Unbelievable! Had a tiny single room, basics of bed and shower were good, just needs a lick of paint. Rooms are close together with very thin walls so not a good place to take an afternoon nap, however overnite despite many comings and going managed a...

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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear madfish8 Thank you fort aking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican. It was good to read that you enjoyed your bstay with us and would return . Thank you for your feedback which we do appreciate . Best wishes Jane and team

Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Stayed here for business for a week. The hotel is OK - but if you want a hotel really close to tubes this really isn't it - about a 15 to 20 minute walk to either Old street or Farrington Stations, making it a bit out of the way, if proximity to transport is a priority. Facilities are again OK,...

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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear Kemi Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican I was pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback . Best wishes Jane and team

Yorkshire
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Booked a single room as I needed to be in London for work. It did the job. Corridors are a wee bit run down in places. Could do with a lick of paint. Walls are paper thin as well. But the breakfast was included and it was excellent. (Apart from the coffee, which was rank). Staff were friendly enough. Did...

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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us . Thank you for your feedback which we do appreciate Best wishes Jane and team

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2014

when we got to the hotel it look good, however the room we had was a bit small, never mind we were only here for one night. the bed was confortable,and the room heating was good as well. However when we went to use the shower it was cold ,we tried several ways to turn the controls ,however to no...

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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear reviewer Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room comfortable and the team welcoming . I do apologies that you had issued with the shower. Thank you for your feedback which we do appreciate best...

Wexford, Ireland
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

I really struggled with booking this. I was just terrified that the reviews would be true and it would be a very bad experience. The hotel was great though. It's about 10/15 min walk to tube station. Friendly staff. Comfy rooms. Good price. I could not fault anything really about the hotel. I got a great deal of £65 bed...

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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear Tony Thank you for writing a review of the Thistle City Barbican We appreciate your very positive comments and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back on a future occasion Best wishes Jane and team

Havant
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I went here in 2013 and back then it was my first hotel which provided a swimming pool Jacuzi and sauna steam room all inclusive with the price and stay. WE stayed here for two nightsand it was a special deal as we got our evening meals free or they had other choices. At the time we booked ofn Super...

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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear Denise Thank you for your lovely review of the hotel I was very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with and would return . Thank you for your recommendation Best wishes Jane and team

Liverpool
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Good breakfast, most staff helpful. For the price its ok. I booked it simply as it had a pool so we could take our 5 mth old son for a dip whilst there and soothe my back in steam rm/ bubbles BUT they didn't tell us its CLOSED Monday Wednesday and Friday morning as they make money hiring it to...

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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear Jane Thank you for writing a review of the Thistle City Barbican I was pleased to read that you felt the hotel was value for money and that you enjoyed the breakfast and found the team to be friendly . I am sorry that you were unable to make use of the pool in the mornings , we do...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Convenient location for the City and Barbican. Good Points: Leisure Centre, excellent breakfast, friendly reception, number of tube stations within easy reach, reasonable value. Bad Points: Single room was pokey. Banging corridor doors and noise seepage from adjoining rooms.

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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican We were very pleased to read that overall you enjoyed your stay with us . Thank you for your great comments about our breakfast and our reception team. We hope to welcome you back in the near future Best wishes Jane and team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Stayed only one night at the Thistle. Initial impressions very good location and nice looking hotel. Nothing special but due to location and price cannot complain. However staff need to get some lessons in hospitality.

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Dear Raj Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican . I was please to read that you felt the facilities twere fine , but very disappointed in regards to your comments about the team , as ensuring that all our guests feel well looked after is the key to good hospitality ....

Gateshead
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Stayed here for one night. Paid £80 on last minute.com. The old saying 'you pay for what you get' is correct. This place is worn and is basically a 3 star hotel. I would recommend paying a little more and staying elsewhere. I have stayed in many Thistle hotels outside London and this is not the usual standard of a...

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Dear Hardy Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican I was very sorry that you were disappointed with the hotel .We are a 3 star property and do price accordingly . We do appreciate your feedback Best wishes Jane

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Within walking distance from Old Street and Barbican tube stations the Thistle City Barbican provides easy access to the whole of London and its many attractions. We have convenient transport links for King's Cross & Liverpool Street National Rail as well as St Pancras International station for Eurostar.Ideally located on the edge of the City of London, with the financial district just minutes away, we are also in a prime location for business travellers. Our dedicated conference facilities with 13 flexible meeting rooms will cater for business meetings, corporate special events, private dining and banquets for up to 170 delegates.Inclusive with your hotel booking you can enjoy the Otium Health & Leisure Club to work out, for a refreshing swim or simply relax and de-stress in the Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam room. Whether you are here for business or leisure our Otium Health & Leisure Club has all you need to make your experience complete.Thistle City Barbican Hotel features 463 bedrooms including Standard, Deluxe and Family rooms as well as Suites. All of our guestrooms, meeting rooms and public areas are equipped with Free BT Openzone Wi-Fi internet access. For guests travelling to the Hotel by car there are 10 car parking spaces available which are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Alternatively there is a NCP carpark within walking distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thistle City Barbican

Address: 120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $148 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle City Barbican 3*
Number of rooms: 463
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