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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I was surprised how good this hotel was. It has free and fast internet, an excellent selection at breakfast, which was included in my room rate, a gym and is fairly priced. It is five minutes from Old Street tube. What more do you need?

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

Dear Coreen Thank you for writing a lovely email about your stay at the hotel I am very pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit Thank you for your recommendation Best wishes jane and team

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Breakfast was incredible. Foyer area was excellent but room was average. For what we wanted (1 night in london a reasonable price) it was good but room was average at best and could do a but of a paint.

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

Dear Owen Thank you for your lovely review in regards to your stay at the hotel I am very pleased you enjoyed your breakfast . Thank you for your recommendation Best wishes Jane and team

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Hotel tucked away , ten minute walk to nearest tube, clean, with very efficient reception staff and reasonable. there is a spa with pool and sauna, did not have time to try it out. Breakfast was or good standard with a selection to suit all tastes.

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

Dear Paul Thank you for your review of the hotel I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us We appreciate your recommendation Best wishes Jane and team

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

The hotel was very busy during my stay - though it was the Easter break, so to be expected. My room was on the 5th floor, plenty of space, though with dated decor.... A great view of the London skyline made up for that! The room was clean, and the staff friendly. The pool / steam room and sauna were...

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My view of this hotel is probably tainted by the fact that I was a 'corporate' guest. I should be used to getting the shabbiest of rooms when it is booked via my company as it is probably negotiated at a lower rate than the tourist rate. That said, a tours could well be staying in the exact same room...

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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 on the Thistle City Barbican I was sorry to read that you found your room shabby but not chic but pleased that overall it serviced your needs Corporate agreements are negotiated to fit with companies budgets and although small our single rooms often fit the brief required ....

Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Initial welcome and helpfulness was fine - we were able to leave our bags with the hotel prior to check in so that we could explore London for the day. However, having filled in all the paperwork on arrival, it had "gone missing" when we returned and I had to sign the paperwork again. Room was spacious and clean (fifth...

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

Dear Boing 7 Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican I was very pleased to read that you liked your room and found it spacious and enjoyed the use of the pool. I was disappointed to read your description of the service you received at breakfast and for this I do apologise...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Stayed here for two nights and was great as a base for travelling in London. Buffet breakfast great choice and kids loved it. Swimming pool just fine. Staff were friendly and helpful. Only drawback was booked as had parking and did not want to take car into London. Never told us it was £25 a night !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would have thought...

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

Dear Vorlich Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican I was very pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us . Thank you for the feedback and recommendation Best wishes Jane and team

Middlesbrough
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Stayed here as part of a Superbreak deal, great service from reception, duty manager and food and bev team. Not far from either Angel or Old Street tube stations. My only two gripes... Double G &T and a coke £14 !!! And restaurant menu rather standard apart from that breakfast was EXCELLENT. Huge choice and speedy seating. Would recommend as...

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

Dear Ricky 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 and thank you for your great comments about breakfast . We appreciate your comments Best wishes Jane and team

Reviewed 14 April 2014

I arrived at the hotel to be told due to a computer error they were over booked and did not have a room available. This can happen and it's how it's dealt with that makes the difference. The manager Lillian was very helpful she arranged a taxi to take me to and return me the next day to their sister...

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

Dear PJones Thank you for your review . I am very sorry that we were unable to accommodate you on this occasion and I am pleased to see that you felt Lillian dealt with our mistake well. . We appreciate your understanding. Best wishes Jane and team

scotland
Reviewed 13 April 2014

5min walk from old street tube station, nice friendly welcome, we were rushing back out again and had slot planned all weekend . We were room only but had free lunch in hotel one day which was nice(chicken burger n fries then sticky toffee sundae) I used the pool both mornings. I've used Thistle hotels before and this only graded...

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Dear Gail 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 . Thank you for your feedback and recommendation . Best wishes Jane and team

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $162 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle City Barbican 3*
Number of rooms: 463
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