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Citadines Barbican London

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Citadines Barbican London is approximately 150 yards from the underground. It is within walking distance of St Pauls Cathedral and many other attractions. It was a fantastic location for the 6 of us spending a weekend in London and because it is an Aparthotel it provides you with flexibility regarding eating in or out. Great for spending a few...

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were very clean & spacious! I stayed 7 nights, so, it was great to have a kitchenette available & plenty of space to work and 'live'. The staff was helpful & the location worked well, close to the Tube station and within walking distance to several eateries.

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Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for this wonderful rating and your review. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at Citadines Barbican. All the Team are sending you their best wishes. Kindest regards, Cecile L

Rossendale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel looks tired from the outside and is tired on the inside, although it is currently undergoing a refurbishment the latest phase being the reception and ground floor areas, thus meant that there was no breakfast available in the hotel. However you do have a well equipped kitchenette to make yourself a basic meal. We were a party of...

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Dear reviewer, Thank you for your feedback. In fact we are under refurbishment and we are doing our best to avoid any inconvenience to our customers. Our disabled rooms will be also refurbished and we will remove the bath to a shower. Also, we will share with our reception team your good words which help us to continue to improve...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Citadines Barbican was a first for me - I hadn't stayed in a self-service apartment before, and it fairness, the room was clean and well stocked for this purpose. There was a dishwasher, cutlery and crockery and a hob and microwave. For tourists trying to save money, I think the Citadines would be a good choice - no need...

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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review

Dear Owen R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are currently undergoing a full refurbishment to both our rooms and public areas. This will include a new dining concept for Citadines Barbican where we will work with an outside provider who will run a food outlet in our lobby area. We will then be able...

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My visit was spoilt by the reception on arrival. The first thing we were told on arrival was that they didn't have a room for us. Although we managed to resolve the problem it gave a bad taste to the visit. Other than that it was a good venue.

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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review

Dear tristans172, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was sorry to read about your recent experience. Indeed this is not the standard we strive to achieve and the necessary retraining will be done with the team members concerned. Whilst I am happy the team were able to resolve the issue I apologise over any inconvenience...

Reviewed 31 October 2016

It's OK - the room smelt a bit odd, but nothing terrible. Has a proper kitchen area; a small bathroom; a good size bed. Towels are tiny and not great quality. Wifi was erratic. Wardrobe tiny and the hairdryer cannot be plugged in anywhere near a mirror. But it was quiet and felt very safe.

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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry that the room had an odd smell. I hope you addressed this issue with the Front Desk Team and they were able to assist you. I am sorry you had issues with the wi fi. We are in the process of upgrading this service. We...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is more of an apartment than a hotel. The room has a proper kitchen that contains pots, pans, dishes, flatware, all things one needs to cook. Microwave, fridge, stove, dishwasher. The room is cleaned once a week - you can pay more to have it done more often. You are responsible for taking the garbage to the disposal in...

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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review

Dear aabrams, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was happy to read that overall you found your stay statisfactory. Indeed we do operate as an Apart'hotel so the services we provide are slightly different. We are currently undergoing a full refurbishment to both our rooms and public areas which we hope will be completed by...

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to relive your past days living in a college dorm, then this is the place for you. While conveniently located near the Barbican tube stop and a very friendly staff, the low frills borders on cheap.

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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review

Dear Paco Tonnces, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was sorry to read that you did not like our concept and our rooms. We are currently undergoing a full refurbishment to both our rooms and public areas. This is hoped to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2017. We do hope...

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for the 1st time this week and was generally unimpressed by the room and the service. I checked in around 10pm after a busy day at work and the staff were not very welcoming at all. I said I hadn't stayed there before but they didn't offer any information on where the room was, breakfast etc. At...

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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review

Dear Gemmygem1, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was sorry to read that overall your stay was not as expected. I am sorry that the team did not offer you a warm welcome. This will certainly be addressed with the Front Office Manager who will do the necessary retraining. Regarding the issue with the overcharge...

Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The receptive welcome and warm reception of your staff especially the front desk staffs on duty during my stay, they were really really professional. I also liked the central location of Citadines Barbican, its closeness to the train station and central location. I also liked the rooms space and all the decor and amenities in the room. I liked the...

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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review

Dear Eric Selase E, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was happy to read that our reception staff were welcoming and helpful during your stay. This is very nice to read and your comments will be shared with them. We really try and provide as much amenities in the room as possible and the concept...

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Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Apartment hotel with modern accommodations; multilingual staff; situated in the Financial District. Now offering complimentary WiFi throughout the building. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Citadines Barbican London

Address: 7-21 Goswell Road, London EC1M 7AH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Price Range: $191 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Citadines Barbican London 3*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Citadines London Barbican Hotel London
Citadines Hotel London
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#279 Romantic Hotel in London
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“The Hotel is undergoing renovation, however, this did not impact onour stay”
 of 5 bubbles travelpeeps0708, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I also liked the rooms space and all the decor and amenities in the room. I liked the kitchenette though I did not used it, its an amazing provision.”
 of 5 bubbles ericselasee, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the newly refurbished rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 980sissiw, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for 7th floor rooms. ”
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“Great rooms overall. ”
 of 5 bubbles victormM3813FF, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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