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Thistle City Barbican

3.0 of 5
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120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
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Ranked #619 of 1,052 Hotels in London
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Sutcombe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great hotel with clean and comfortable rooms and lovely food. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Our trip was for Moorfields eye hospital which is only a 5 minute walk. Old Street underground station is a short walk away too and the buses are regular.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here with work. Just make sure you don't stay in the bit of the hotel over the road. The room is tiny noisy and had all sorts of "professional" visitors during the night. When the lift bell wasn't ringing and the doors weren't being slammed, the ladies who were there entertaining were so loud it was beyond a joke.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for the weekend with my partner. Arrived an hour and a half before check in was open but they checked and the room was available and let us have an early check in. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Nearest tube station is about a 10 minute walk away and St Paul's Cathedral is within walking distance.... More 

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Catterick, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful hotel well maintained and looked after. Great friendly and welcoming staff. Situated close to a variety of fun or not so familiar surroundings... Small gym, but like anything it's what you make of it. Thanks Mosh...another Guinness please my good friend. The man in the know.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived in the morning before check in time and as we had called ahead and pre-warned, there was a room available, 1217, however, it was horrible! Tiny and worn - everything had seen better days, there was even a big 'FAILED' notice hanging off something in the wall with DO NOT USE tape all over it! No time to... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed with family and can say hotel was ok no complaints just similar to any other mid budget hotel. Food was good and most staff were ok except we booked a car to go out and feel we got ripped off. The driver said that he had to give 30 pound from 90 pound fare to hotel porter (old indian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel was very welcoming on arrival, they let me leave my bags behind reception as I arrived 2 hours early for check in. I went into soho to the theatre to watch Miss Saigon. When I came back several hours later I was given my room key and told that wifi and leisure facilities were complimentary. Bonus! The rooms... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband arrived to check us in to find they had no booking. 30 minutes later we were offered rooms next to each other and an upgrade. Rooms were not next to each other and proved impossible with 2 children. My husband visited to reception to be told that no other rooms were available. We all visited reception and 2... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights on business. The room was nice enough and clean, the staff were polite and the breakfast buffet was good. We ate dinner here 1 night which was nice enough but a little over priced.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OK,it's clean and the beds are comfy. The staff are OK. Some are lovely others not so much. That's the good stuff. It's noisy, really noisy. There seemed to be a glass recycling plant outside my windowwhich operated 24/7. The air-conditioning unit is like having a tank parked in the room. It was impossible to sleep. I ate in the... More 

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