My secretary booked me in here and I have to say looking on TA I was worried! But actually it was fine.
It really isn't in a great area, and we walked here late at night from a City office, which didn't feel hugely safe. Whilst I imagine this is more perception than reality, people on their own might prefer a cab.
Check in was very smooth, the room was fine, nice double room. Wifi is paid for but fast, quite happy with that. The bar was not exactly jumping but the staff were hugely friendly. Then in the morning breakfast was efficient (not gourmet, but not at all a bad buffet).
I would to be honest not stay here if I wanted to walk out locally to bars and restaurants, simply because there are very few. But as a place to lay your head, fine,
- 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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- Also Known As:
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