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Thistle City Barbican

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Stayed here to be close to guildhall school near Barbican Centre which was only 15 minute walk away, so great location for what we needed but otherwise would prefer to stay in another area of London. Having said that we explored a part of London we wouldn't normally. Agree with previous reviewers, would only walk around at night if with...

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

Dear MJ2024 Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican I was really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us . Thank you for your great comments in regards to the team which I will share with them. we appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back on a future...

Perth Western Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We booked a trip to London and the Thistle City Barbican was the hotel the coach company used...so we had no control of hotel choices. After reading the negative reviews I was worried that our stay could spoil our trip...but it didn't . The staff are friendly and willing to help with anything. Our room was clean, the bed was...

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

Dear Bonmark 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 we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasio n. Kind regards Jane and team

North Yorkshire
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Myself and a friend stayed at the hotel for a couple of nights at the start of august. Unfortunately when we arrived we were not greeted with much welcome, instead the woman who checked us in was rude, did not tell us much about the hotel and just ignored us and talked to her colleague for a good few minutes....

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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 There is no excuse for any staff member being rude and your description of your check in experience is totally unacceptable and for this I do apologise. I am sorry that you felt the room was to warm , our standard rooms do...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2013

I stayed in the conference centre annex last night and would absolutely not go back. Even for the corporate rate that my firm has with the hotel,I was really unimpressed. I arrived late after an evening networking event and found I was unable to make the archaic shower function correctly. Deciding it was probably me and I'd try again in...

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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Me and my family (husband and 2 teenage children) stayed for 4 nights starting on the 29th July. Well what can I say but fantastic ! We were on the 4th floor and there were 2 lifts available. We had amazing views of the Shard and Gherkin. The family room we had was very spacious and had two seperate areas...

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Watchfield
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Where to start ... clueless desk staff, faulty lift (20 mins from the 4th to the ground floor), noisy air conditioning, trying to palm us off with an inappropriate room (double room crammed with camp beds being described as a 'family room'). They did move us, but left my husband to fight with a faulty sofa bed for ages before...

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banbury england
Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for 1night and was a bit worried after reading all the bad reviews but was very surpised we got our room which was a premuim double on the 5th floor and the room was very nice and had everything we needed the only thing i could fault was the cubboards was a bit dated the bed...

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

Dear Hunthrey I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us . Thank you for your very positve feedback which we will share with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion Kind regards Jane and team

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We were a bit nervous about this hotel having booked it through a pay before you know where your staying deal. There are many average or poor reviews on here that didn't help. For us it was great we received a warm welcome from the staff and our room was great. Spotlessly clean and the air con was so cold...

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

Dear Gary 488 It was great to read that you e njoyed your stay with us . Thank you for your positve feedback which we will share with the team We look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion Kind regards Jane and team

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Arrived with wife and 2 children. Asked for connecting rooms which receptionist agreed to. Got to rooms both were smelly and hot and not interconnecting, just next door to each other. No air con, very hot night so left window open. Noisy drunks from hotel bar sitting outside til 4.30am shouting and keeping people awake. No attempt from hotel to...

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Burnley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2013

I stopped here as part of a company booking for 5 nights and can find very little to fault it. The lobby area is impressive and there are two bars and one restaurant to choose from serving a good variety of food although as with all hotels its a little pricey and you can get better value in the local...

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Dear Burnley Kev Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thiste City Barbican I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your great comments about the team which we will share with them. Thank you for your feedbacik and recommendation . We look forward to welcoming you back...

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

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Address: 120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $165 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle City Barbican 3*
Number of rooms: 463
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