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Thistle City Barbican

3.0 of 5 120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
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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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Vienna, Austria
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars NEW

Midrange hotels in London are a challenge! To find a compromise of location, affordability and acceptable quality is not easy. This time we tried the Thistle City Barbican and got a mixed bag again. Location – 10 min. walk to Old Street Station – was o.k. and the walk in this residential, even somewhat green neighborhood was nice. Reception, common... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here on the 27th for one night, the location is really good as is the reception area so I thought things must be looking up until we got to our room which was situated on the 6th floor. If you stay here and they say the 6th floor I would not bother. When you depart the lift on this... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Avoid this awful despicable hotel. Check in absolutely terrible, rooms you couldn't swing a cat and everything is faulty!!! No running cold water and lights a nightmare. I world rather sleep rough than station this "so called hotel" which o world describe as a poor kaka faulty towers. Badly need of a refurb!!! Just an horrendous experience and complete waste... More 

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AngeloPompeus, Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, I was very disappointed to see your comments about our Hotel and the service. Ensuring our guests are made to feel welcome, always treated as valued guests and leaves on a happy note, is at the heart of everything we do. However we have clearly failed... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I got a mixed impression of the hotel... The rooms are across the street from the lobby. After going to the room, the key didn't work and I had to walk down the stairs and back to change it. The room was ok, but the window was old, leaking and could neither open or close. Wind, rain and street noise... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arriving at the hotel the communal areas were pleasant enough, clean and in a good state of decor. Unfortunately the same could not be said of the bedroom. Opening the door it was like stepping back in time, with beige/ brown walls and wooden furniture reminiscent of 1970’s student digs. The decor, fittings and fixtures in the bedroom and bathroom... More 

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Londom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at the hotel as part of a super breaks deal with theatre trip to see 'cats' we checked in easily finding the hotel a short 8 minute walk from old street tube station. Our room was in the main building on top floor with good view of London skyline. Room was simple and basic and... More 

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Bath
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24 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for the price but the rooms are really basic. Staff are friendly and helpful and the breakfast options are really great! Didn't have supper but the night team were really helpful after midnight when our small party needed feeding. Rooms are tiny and basic but I guess that's what you get for a fairly central location. Surprisingly though... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For 249 pou ds enx vat and breakfast for a single room is not worth it.The room is so small I cannot eve. Unpack my suitcase.the tiny old bathroom.The bedsheet do not even fit the small single bed.Rooms are stuffy.The carpets all over the hotel is stained. The best feature and most luxury is the lifts.Breakfast is below average.I would... More 

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

We stayed here at the weekend, the room was tired but OK, thin walls left us a little tired too as the neighbours were night owls. We enjoyed the leisure facilities but when we got to breakfast the situation became ridiculous. Guests queuing past the reception desk, empty tables in the restaurant and staff running about like headless chickens. We... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this hotel for a business trip after staying in various other different hotels in London. The service that you get at this hotel is excellent. However, the downside is as a business customer I have stayed at better hotels for the same price. The breakfast is very good and has a good selection. I would stay at this... 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*
Number of rooms: 463
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