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Thistle City Barbican

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
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Ranked #615 of 1,054 Hotels in London
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed for two nights on business , thinking it would be a reasonable choice. For a hotel that's a similar price to Grange hotels amongst others I was in for a shock. The single rooms are in a building akin to the corridors in the Shining. My 90s student hall room was better quality even after I has requested... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was a decent size and clean. The location was a bit out of the way, about 10-15 mins walk. The breakfast was pretty good with plenty of choice in the buffet both English and continental. Room service was decent

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed here several times over the last year. I have seen a variety of rooms - some better than others - but generally it's ok. Some rooms could do with a refurb and some of the aircon units are too loud to switch on. Staff on reception are helpful and courteous and the food in the restaurant is... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night as part of a weekend break. Room was a basic and was showing signs of having lived a fairly tough life but for one night it was perfectly adequate. The highlight of the stay was the breakfast (which was included as part of our booking). The choices were plentiful and the buffet set up meant that... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thistle City Barbican is a nightmare to find despite it's location between both Angel and Old street underground stations! It's bang in the middle and a pain to walk to with luggage! I do still enjoy staying here the Staff are great and breakfast offers a range for all diets! Can get quite hot in summer and rooms are very... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been meaning to right a review on this place from when I stayed here back in August 2012 but I never got round to it until now. So here goes: Thistle City Barbican Hotel: A firm but fair review! I was in London for a Youtube Convention (Summer in The City) in Moorgate and was trying to find a... More

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Haifa, Israel
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is not the best located but it is spacious, the staff was polite and helpful and the rooms are well maintained and perfectly cleaned. The bar downstairs has reasonable prices and so is the hotel in total

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Louth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed two nights on business, took 45 mins to check in due to a cock-up on the party in front of us. Small room, no air con, mould in the room and bathroom...shall I go on? Room walls are paper thin, got up in the night for a drink of water and hot water came out of the cold tap??... More

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I never write here, because you end up in better hotels or worse ones and it is not worth the time. But in this case it is necessary to give a warning! I was planned to stay with a group of others and the hotel was overbooked. the single room they gave me was not 4 star, it was not... More

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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite being a bit away from transport and on a weekend when transport was disrupted for Tall ships weekend, we found getting around to/from this hotel acceptable whether with luggage or not. Good inside, large dining area which was busy at breakfast with good selection of food and well served throughout the day with food, coffee etc. Had a leisure... 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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