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Denbigh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was lovely and all the staff were very pleasant and helpful. It was made even more special as we got engaged while we were there. I would happily recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the Thistle City Barbican Hotel and congratulations on your engagement! I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. For the best deals,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked through a hen party website, we booked 5 triple rooms and a double. When we got there a helpful member of staff let us leave our bags and cases in a conference room and told us our rooms would be ready by 4. We came back after 4 and asked to get our luggage. We were told by Johann...

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the Thistle City Barbican Hotel. Please accept my sincere apologies for the incident with the intern, can I assure you that this has been dealt with. I also believe that the issue was addressed with the Manager on Duty who compensated your group accordingly. I look...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stay here a lot on business. The staff are always pleasant but the chap in the bar last night (7th March) was exceptional. 'Mosh' was very polite without being patronising, attentive and remembered my name referring to me as Mr.---- which was nice. Well done Mosh and thanks for your excellent service.

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the Thistle City Barbican Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you, particularly Mosh. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. For the best deals, including free breakfast,...

Bradford, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've never read so many differing reviews of a hotel. I can honestly say that we experienced virtually nothing negative during our 4night stay. We usually stay in a Travelodge or Premier Inn because they are usually the cheapest. I can't remember where we booked this stay but at £106 a night for two people, including breakfast, it was a...

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the Thistle City Barbican Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you. As you mention the hotel has a number of facilities including a restaurant, 2 bars, leisure club with pool and an award winning...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights in February. The hotel is about ten minutes walk from the Old Street tube station. The Barbican station is about the same distance away. The reception staff were helpful and efficient and I was soon in my room. The room was clean and of a good size with a reasonable bathroom which was a good...

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the Thistle City Barbican Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you. Please accept my apologies for the issue with your dinner order, can I assure you that this has been addressed with the team....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found the staff very helpful and the room very comfortable. We booked a king size suite and it was definitely worth the money, especially if the other reviews are accurate. The room had a free minibar containing a small number of complementary drinks along with tea and coffee making facilities. TV channels were a bit limited but we didn't take...

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the Thistle City Barbican Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you. As you mention our Premium King bedrooms come complete with a complimentary mini bar and Nespresso machine. I look forward to welcoming you...

Diss, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes we got it cheap via Trivago, but hey, this place charges serious money... Staff were reasonably helpful on arrival in a Basil Fawlty kind of way, however, the room is tired and needs a refit. TV picture grainy. Bathroom tiny and mould apparent. Woodwork not seen a coat of paint in ages. Only one bath and hand towel for...

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the Thistle City Barbican Hotel. I was disappointed to read that you had an unenjoyable stay with us. In order for me to investigate the issues with your stay further I would be grateful if you could contact me on the email address below. Kind regards,...

St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expensive for a an almost adequate hotel. I had a premium double,hate to think what a standard was like, and that was pretty basic. Extractor fan in bathroom did not work and no coffee or tea making facilities. I had a room at the back and was woken at 01.40 by what sounded like rubble being loaded on to a...

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the Thistle City Barbican Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you. With regards to rooms at the back of the hotel, the team would be more than happy to move you to an alternative...

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an issue in the evening with noise which wasn't the hotels fault but when I asked if it was possible move rooms the manager on shift at the time was unwilling to help and said that I would have to pay extra. The fact that I had been been awake traveling since 4:30 am for a works Course and...

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the Thistle City Barbican Hotel. I was disappointed to read that you had an unenjoyable stay with us. In order for me to investigate the issues with your stay further, particularly the request to pay extra to move rooms, I would be grateful if you could...

Asia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outdated, tired, with a decor that not even a 70’s hippie on speed would consider pleasant. The sink in my first room was cracked, and the shower arrangements reminded me of something out of a mid-60’s movie. Beds are, well, flat; and the pillows where like slightly softened bricks. My second room ( which apparently was an upgrade) continued in...

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the Thistle City Barbican Hotel. I was disappointed to read that you had an unenjoyable stay with us. In order for me to investigate the issues with your stay further I would be grateful if you could contact me on the email address below. Kind regards,...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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 

Additional Information about Thistle City Barbican

Address: 120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $161 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle City Barbican 3*
Number of rooms: 463
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