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Liverpool
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Good breakfast, most staff helpful. For the price its ok. I booked it simply as it had a pool so we could take our 5 mth old son for a dip whilst there and soothe my back in steam rm/ bubbles BUT they didn't tell us its CLOSED Monday Wednesday and Friday morning as they make money hiring it to...

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

Dear Jane Thank you for writing a review of the Thistle City Barbican I was pleased to read that you felt the hotel was value for money and that you enjoyed the breakfast and found the team to be friendly . I am sorry that you were unable to make use of the pool in the mornings , we do...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Convenient location for the City and Barbican. Good Points: Leisure Centre, excellent breakfast, friendly reception, number of tube stations within easy reach, reasonable value. Bad Points: Single room was pokey. Banging corridor doors and noise seepage from adjoining rooms.

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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 of the Thistle City Barbican We were very pleased to read that overall you enjoyed your stay with us . Thank you for your great comments about our breakfast and our reception team. We hope to welcome you back in the near future Best wishes Jane and team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Stayed only one night at the Thistle. Initial impressions very good location and nice looking hotel. Nothing special but due to location and price cannot complain. However staff need to get some lessons in hospitality.

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Dear Raj Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican . I was please to read that you felt the facilities twere fine , but very disappointed in regards to your comments about the team , as ensuring that all our guests feel well looked after is the key to good hospitality ....

Gateshead
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Stayed here for one night. Paid £80 on last minute.com. The old saying 'you pay for what you get' is correct. This place is worn and is basically a 3 star hotel. I would recommend paying a little more and staying elsewhere. I have stayed in many Thistle hotels outside London and this is not the usual standard of a...

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

Dear Hardy Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican I was very sorry that you were disappointed with the hotel .We are a 3 star property and do price accordingly . We do appreciate your feedback Best wishes Jane

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Booked hotel last minute for next day. My self and my husband and our two grandchildren 9 and 12. We travelled by car and we're able to park car at hotel. Check in was excellent and quick, very helpful reception staff, could not fault at all. Our family room was lovely and our bed was so comfy, I slept really...

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Dear Janet Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican I was very pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed their stay with us . We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you all back to the hotel on a future occasion . Best wishes Jane and team

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were extremely satisfied with our stay at the hotel, great location for visiting London bridge and many other attractions. Breakfast the following day was fantastic. Great location also if bringing a vehicle.

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Dear Shane 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 wife had a good stay . We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back on a future occasion Best wishes Jane and team

Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

Having arrived at 11am to drop bags off was presently surprised to be informed by Beverly that we could check in. Room was in the main building on the 6th floor and was a nice sized twin and very clean. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice, and service by the staff as quick as It could be. Only downside...

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Dear John Thank you for taking the time to write a great review on the Thistle City Barbican I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay . We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on a future occasion . Best wishes Jane and team

Colchester
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Spent night here as part of a theatre deal. Room was not huge and lacked character, but well maintained and with safe, iron etc. one downside...no fire instructions behind the door. The highlight of the visit was the buffet breakfast. Unusually this was served from a permenant service area with a very good choice of well prepared and presented breakfast...

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Dear David Thank you for taking the time to write a great review on the Thistle City Barbican I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will pass your lovely comments on to Orfelia . We look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion . Best wishes Jane and team

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a meeting in London on Thursday till Saturday. Booked on last minute. Staff were friendly and hotel was clean and tidy. Great value for money and the breakfast was second to none with a big variety !! Would visit it again Many thanks Dennis Fischer

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Dear Dennis Thank you for taking the time to write a great review on the Thistle City Barbican I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us . We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion Best wishes Jane

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Having looked at many hotel options around the surrounding area I finally chose the Thistle based on location due to where I was working. Do not let the negative comments and photos put you off as I found this hotel to be clean, very well layed out, well kept and the staff are more than helpful, approachable and friendly The...

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Dear Benny 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 . Thank you for your very positve comments and recommendation We look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion . Best wishes Jane and team

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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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: RM503 - RM995 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle City Barbican 3*
Number of rooms: 463
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