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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Stayed at this hotel friday 19th for 1 night. The public areas are very nice and the staff exceptionally friendly and helpful. We arrived 3 hrs before official check in but thos wasnt a problem and our room was ready for us. We were in the block opposite reception on the 5th floor. It was cosy to say the least...

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

Dear KatieRH Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the thistle City barbican I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed stay with us . Thank you for your feedback and recommendation We look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion Kind regards Jane and team

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Simply awful,twin room instead of double,4 tv channels all with awful reception,fag holes in carpet,blocked sink,shower would only work on red hot setting and it must have been 35 degrees plus in a room with no aircon I was sat naked dripping in sweat (lovely),the window which would only open a few inches (child safety probably) was so filthy you...

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

Dear Craig H Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican I was very sorry to read your review of the room and there is no excuse for the poor standard of maintenance that you experienced and for this I do apologise . Our rate agreement for Network rail is for a standard...

Reviewed 14 July 2013

Stayed there during warm weather. Hotel was very busy bordering chaotic. Not the best location- certainty would not want to walk around there at night. Room was terribly dated- shower didn't work well. No air con and small window. Had to pay £168 for standard room for one night without breakfast. Absolute rip off

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

Dear Worcestermatt Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican . I was sorry to read that you did not like your room and found it dated and felt that the location of the hotel was not the best . The barbican is a 3 star hotel and is advertised as such and...

Dublin
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I stayed at this hotel for a 1 night business trip. Plus - Staff are super friendly. Free Wi-Fi. Negatives - Needs a major refurbishment. Narrow pokey corridors lead you to your room. Tiny room with old fashioned furnishings. Uncomfortable pillows and loud air-conditioning. The hotel lacks soul. Pity as the staff were great.

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

Dear JAHDublin Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican We really appreciate your great feedback in regards to the team and free WIFI is a great service for all to enjoy . Thank you for your feedback Kind regards Jane and team

Pordenone, Italy
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Locate at 8-10 minutes walk from Old Street underground station (Northern Line), the hotel is in the middle of Barbican suburb, which eventually does not offer too many things either for tourists or business travellers. Common areas are OK, rooms are aged and small. Mine had almost no free sapce available and furniture and bathroom were unpleasant. Excellent breakfast and...

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

Dear Merengue 70 Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican I was very pleased to read your lovely comments in regards to the team and our breakfast Thank you for your feedback Kind regards Jane and team

peterborough
Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

The staff were very helpful and friendly can't fault them in any way. The rooms were dated, but well equiped, the pillows were not to my comfort level but that could just be me. The only problem was we were on the top floor with no air con on a very hot day. Windows only open a fraction but it...

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

Dear Scareyplace 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 which we do value . Kind regards Jane and team

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 8 July 2013

I do know the area around Barbican/Old Street stations well and there are other options around. That said, the Thistle is well located (minutes walk from Old Street or Barbican) and offers decent value for the money, even though it is a little on the high side (price could be better for what is offered). Even though the rooms are...

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Dear TSMVP Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican I was very sorry to read of the problems you experienced in our restaurant and take your point in regards to service recovery . In regards to the water situation this was caused by an outside drop in pressure which affected our ability...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2013

This hotel is seriously not up to It,s official rating all previous poor reviews are accurate, my stay was made worse by the fact that the water was off when we arrived. The toilet seat slipped and slid underneath you and I,m no heavy weight. Our window was broken so at least as it was the hottest weekend of the...

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

Dear Travellfi Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican I was very sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Unfortunately the water situation was caused by the water board with a major drop in pressure in the area which meant that our water tanks were not able...

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2013

My wife and I stayed in the hotel for one night as part of a theater break package. Having stayed in several other hotels in London at around the same price, Thistle City Barbican is easily the best so far. After a small mix up at check-in (which was dealt with swiftly and professionally) we were allowed to check in...

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

Dear HS330 Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican I was pleased to read that you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your great comments in regards to the team and our breakfast . We look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion Kind regards...

Reviewed 4 July 2013

Having read the reviews on here AFTER I had booked I was a little worried. Good thing is Because of this i asked for a room in the main part of the hotel. Whilst an air conditioned room was an upgrade I cannot complain with the room I had, not choosing the upgrade but it was ok. But, entering the...

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Dear Steve P Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican I was very pleased to read that overall we exceeded your expectations and thank you for your lovely comments about the team which I will share with them. I do hope we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the...

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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 

Additional Information about Thistle City Barbican

Address: 120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $161 - $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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