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Thistle City Barbican

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all and most important: BEWARE: this hotel has two sections, one renovated and very nice, one not renovated and not so nice (cramped etc.). Be very sure which section you're getting if/when making a reservation... I stayed at the nice section. :) The room was clean and fairly spacious, and I very much appreciated the effective air-conditioner unit,... More

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Genk, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

although it looked as if this hotel was far from St Pancrass (where we arrived with the Eurostar from Brussels) it took bus 214 (or 205) only about 15 minutes to come almost to the hotel; after that a walk of about 700 meters and there is the hotel. We arrrived late Thursday evening and were tired but unfortunately the... More

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Rutland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was by far the cheapest I could find: £119, B and B + parking on a Saturday night. I feared the worst! I was wrong - clean, modern and a good night's sleep. Pleasant, helpful staff. We parked right outside the hotel. Breakfast was good in spite of the reviews I had read. 2 small quibbles: the room... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a 4 day conference. The room had a traditional tub that I have not seen in a while. The breakfast buffet was great. It seems that the hotel gets a mix of guests both tourist and business. It is on the pricier side for the amenities, but the location is premium.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in building two 3rd floor. Could not open window. Carpet smelled like a wet dog. Room was not ready and room mate did not came back to finish cleaning. Wifi is working well staff at the main desk berry friendly

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a let down. Before I go any further I would like to make it clear that I would have given this hotel a terrible rating if it were not for the attitude of the staff. They tried their best to deal with the numerous problems as best they could but whilst it is clear that Thistle have invested money... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
92 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner & I stayed for 1 night to do some sightseeing in London. I looked at quite a few hotels online that were much more expensive and got poor reviews. Many of the negative reviews for this hotel seemed to relate to the rooms without air con so I booked a premium room & went for a king size.... More

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Loughborough
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for work. Rooms has no air con, which for a hotel like this is a bit backwards. Breakfast was awful, got down there at 8 to find lots was sitting under heat lights and had dried out, to be honest I ate a small amount and didn't bother Free wifi is a good bonus and the location is... More

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

Dear Reviewer thank you for writing a review of your recent stay . I am sorry that on this occasion you were disappointed with room , may I suggest that on a future occasion a premium room is booked by your company which is air conditioned . Your description of breakfast is disappointing , as it is a very important... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were very welcoming and check in was prompt. After arriving it was nice to be able to use the gym/pool and relax. The shower in the room was great although it looked tired. My evening meal was good and room service was prompt (although it took about 5 attempts to get hold of someone to order). I had... More

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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 your recent stay with us . I was pleased to read that overall you had a comfortable stay with us and was able to use all the facilities . We appreciate your feedback best wishes Jane and team More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel as my husband had to go to London on business, so in a way it was a freebie. The hotel was a bit out of it,plus it was a twenty minutes a walk from the nearest underground station.The checking in was speedy and although we were early we were allocated a room. The room was... More

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

Dear Ringtons Thank you for writing a review of your recent stay . I was pleased to read that we were able to accommodate your early arrival and that you had a comfortable stay with us . We appreciate your feedback best wishes Jane and team More

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Address: 120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle City Barbican 3*
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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 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 
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