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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 #623 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Think the hotel focuses on business and functions too much, reception and bar/restaurant are fantastic. Room is small, rough around the edges, and so hot and stuffy. Windows open an inch and doesn't clear the air. Makes it a really horrible nights sleep as you have the windows open and can hear the road. Can hear noise from the hallway... More 

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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed Saturday night 28th of March 2015. The staff were great,Pool great,Breakfast was great. Would highly reccomend this place to anyone staying in London. The best value hotel I have ever stayed in London.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Traveler Beware! We arrived at the hotel after an overnight flight from Chicago. The first room they gave us was absolutely horrible with springs shooting up through the worn out mattress. I requested a different room and they charged us an extra 20 pounds. This would have been fine - but there was construction going on and we were unable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love staying here when in London,3rd time,georgous hotel,lovely room,friendly staff,fab breakfast,easy check in and out,cabs ordered etc,only problem was we were woken up be drilling by workmen on a Sunday morn,but still love it,will be back again soon :)

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Thistle Barbican is off the beaten path, but semi convenient to the tube at Old Street. The room we had was small but clean - but really - we were only there to sleep. It was quiet and clean-ish. The bathroom is tiny - but plenty of hot water and great towels. The breakfast included was fantastic - the... More 

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Sven S, Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear SSonHH, Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor following a recent stay. It is great to hear your comments about our towels, the fantastic breakfast experience as well as our waiting staff - I agree - they are amazing! Thanks for staying at the Thistle City Barbican - the team and I look forward to your next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Selection of food at the breakfast buffet is incredible! The gym and pool area are good and have everything you need for a workout and to relax. The rooms decor was a little outdated but serve the purpose and are quiet.

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Sven S, Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear sta82, Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor following a recent stay. The team is delighted to hear you made the most out of your stay by using the pool & gym facilities. Our breakfast offering is indeed a great spread and I am pleased you enjoyed this too! Thanks again for your kind comments and we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in Thistle Barbican for 3 nights, I was on business trip. The price is not the lowest, but it is usual for London. I was given single room somewhere in the second building (not in the main building). To be honest, I expected it to be small and older and it was :) The window had such a... More 

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Sven S, Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear Marti-worldtraveller, Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor following a recent stay. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our fast, FREE, WiFi and that our reception team was very friendly! We are a very busy, conference hotel during the week and I sincerely hope that your next dining experience will be less hectic. Thanks again... More 

Durham, England
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here for the first time recently. It was a business trip and had to mindful of cost. Reception staff friendly. The room was a single with the bed pushed in a corner. The bed was quite comfy but pillows hard and a bit lumpy. The walls were thin and I could hear someone in the next room snoring... More 

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Sven S, Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear del-froogo0, Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor following a recent stay. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed our reception friendliness, you thought our rooms were clean and our breakfast was pretty good! Some of our guests specifically ask for a room close to the elevator, and when you join us next time, please ask... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was excellent In Every way save for the dorm room style rooms. It was very "hostel" like. The bathroom shower had excellent pressure and was very hot. The toiletries smelled good. The breakfast was all you can eat buffet and honestly? It was fabulous. I made a point to compliment chefs. The best breakfast we had in Europe... More 

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Sven S, Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review

Dear allisonlight, Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor following a recent stay. I am pleased you enjoyed our breakfast. It is a great Continental & English selection which is enjoyed by all our guests. Definitely worth getting out of bed for! Old Street tube station is a 10 minute walk from our hotel, through well lit streets.... More 

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