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Reviewed today NEW

We booked this hotel for my Parents as it was my dads 50th. Upon reading the reviews we were spectical. I had called previously to confirm booking. My parents checked into their room which was spacious and had everything. Room was very clean and they were well looked after by all staff. My parents informed me breakfast was fantastic on...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is lovely, the room was perfect at first, however throughout the night and morning the was might as well be made out of paper, you could hear everything from the conversations to the next rooms phone alarm ! When booking i didnt get the option to add breakfast on, and when enquired they said Im not for breakfast,...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place was amazing. The staff could not of been nicer. The food was great. Me and my partner were both very happy throughout our stay and would highly recommend to friends family and anyone who just wants a night away.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having been at work all day, travelling to London and then arriving at 8.40pm, to say I am tired is an understatement. Booked a premier king room and to say I am disappointed is an understatement. The carpet is stained and in places thread bare. The room is boiling hot as radiator won't turn off. Went to reception but unable...

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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,...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had read on TA that the main building was better than the annex so I was asked to 'upgrade' to a double 'premium' room rather than a single room that my work had paid for to get in the main building. I checked in and I've haven't been in a such a shabby run down room in years. After...

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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,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been there with my family. Have been booked via booking.com 2 adult and one child. They didn't see my full booking. So, story is just started. We have waited for an hour to get the room. Finally when we get the room, realised very old fashioned stylish room and it was too small. But we did like the...

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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,...

Thame, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were pleasant and helpful but the rooms are really really poor. Dated. One plus socket in a premium double room?! I'd hate to see what no premium is like!! Furniture is old. Curtains were from the 60's. room had no shower gel just soap!!! No full length mirror. Toilet was hard to flush (wasn't broken just rubbish!). Bed had...

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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,...

Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my wife stayed here and disappointed at following things ,view of building site from bedroom window, bathroom tap slow and squeaky, tv ancient no sky channels, no signal moving around on spoiling the view, breakfast buffet food not warm enough. ABSOLUTEY DISAPPOINTING

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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,...

Christchurch, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights room a little dated and small but good for somewhere to get our heads down for the night the breakfast was nice and good selection reception/bar area very nice and looked after staff were friendly! Good location few shops pubs locally and 10 min walk from tube station would definitely stay here again

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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. I was also pleased that you enjoyed our breakfast, we really do feel as though this is a great way to start the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was impressive but the standard room was not worth the amount we paid. It was very outdated but it was just an overnight stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the Breakfast Buffet was amazing. We wanted to go sightseeing around London and the hotel had a place we could leave our overnight bag for as...

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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. I was also pleased that you enjoyed our breakfast, we really do feel as though this is a great way to start the...

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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 )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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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: RM547 - RM1,093 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle City Barbican 3*
Number of rooms: 463
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