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Thistle City Barbican

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and me stayed at this hotel for our anniversary last weekend. It was situated in a quiet back street out of the way.The room was a decent size, breakfast was excellent, swimming and spa facilities were very good. It was about a 10 minute walk to the nearest tube station. Well worth the price we paid for a... More

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38 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite a large hotel - it is fairly ordinary - decor is not particularly good but it was a place to stay. One positive the staff are friendly. Rooms are clean but tired. If you are only interested in somewhere to put your head and the location suits then it is fine. One rel positive the breakfast was first class... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here on a business trip during the week for one night only. On the face of it the hotel does seem higher-end than, say, a travelodge, so my expectations were slightly higher. On arrival everything seemed great, although there was a long queue for check-in as there was seemingly a problem at the desk. It took a good... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've stayed in a few London hotels and they all have the well maintained receptions but once you've checked in and get to corridors and rooms it all goes downhill. Room was very basic - no more than a Travelodge or Premier Inn. No plugs near the bed and paper thin walls. Bath and sink ha separate hot and cold... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here one night on a Saturday. Its in Clerkenwell EC1 which is a mainly commercial district with few residents so there's not much happening in the area at weekends. Having said that you are in central London rather than the suburbs and its only a few tube stops to the tourist attractions and the west end. All the... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I must say having read previous reviews was a little worried about staying here but on arrival found the staff at the check in pleasant and helpful the room was spacious and clean and the breakfast more than adequate the hotel is situated about a 10min walk from the nearest tube all in all had a good experience and had... More

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasantly pleased with hotel foyer - that was it! Took half an hour to check in due to queues and slow systems - desk staff very nice. Room was old and tired (1609) - no smoking room but with multiply cigarette burns in the net curtains! Shower fixture not connected to wall so kept falling out of the bath. Room... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited thehotel for 2 nights. Prompt check-in. We were in the "annex" which was very clean, but a little tired. Beds comfortable and all the staff we came into contact with were friendly and helpful. The complementary WIFI was very quick. The only gripe was a bit of noise from other guests being dropped of in the early hours.

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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 2 weeks ago

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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15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Address: 120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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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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