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Thistle City Barbican, Shoreditch
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Lovely hotel, very pleasant helpful staff. Clean room, comfortable bed. 20 in walk to Kings Cross, though would probably have got a taxi had the weather not been as nice. Used an offer for a discounted room price. Would have disappointed had I paid full price. Though highly recommended

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Claire M
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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, Shoreditch, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Dear Claire M
thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican
I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay .
Thank you for your positive feedback and i do hope we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back on a future occasion.
Kind regards
Jane and team

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Booked this hotel through Hotels Direct as a Hidden Jem and could not praise this hotel more, the staff were friendly, efficient and very helpful. The rooms were spacious, clean and fresh. Breakfast was very good value, if you could not find something you liked then you must be fussy. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone, only a 10 minute walk from Old Street Tube Station. Do not be put off by bad reviews.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Sarah S
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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, Shoreditch, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Dear Sarah S
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican
I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us .
Thank you for your feedback and recommendation
Kind regards
Jane and team

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

my friend and I stayed here on 13 april for a theatre break. When we got to our room it was very hot in there even though there was no heating on. Coffee making facilities hadnt been replenished, only 1 tea bag 1 coffee and no milk. The desks front trim was missing, the bath was a little hard to get in/out of and no slip mat. As for the swimming pool, it was disgusting, a lot of rude words had been written in the grime on the tiles at the water level, and the ladies changing room had a very bad drain smell!
On the plus side, the breakfast was wonderful and the lovely man at conceigere was brilliant
There had been a vacum cleaner left in the corridor when we arrived and it was still there when we left on the sunday!.

Room Tip: ours was 2232 could hear everything from next room, but the single beds were comfy
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Gillian F
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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, Shoreditch, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Dear Gillian F
Thank you for taking the time to write a re view of the Thistle City Barbican .
We appreciate your feedback which we take extremely seriously and will act upon
Kind regards
Jane and team

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Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Had business here recently in the city so this hotel was a convenient location.

The hotel is ok, nothing amazing but good enough and the rooms are spacious and clean. Staff friendly too..

Old St tube is a 5/10 min walk away and many pubs, restaurants etc so as I said, the location of the hotel is great.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank JuddyManchester
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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, Shoreditch, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2013

Dear Juddy
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican
I was very pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay.
Thank you for your positive feedback and I hope we will have the opportunity of
welcoming you back to the hotel on a future occasion
Kind regards
Jane and team

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Overall good experience, nice atmosphere, good but quiet location, breakfast very elaborate, allways enough, good food and good drinks at decent prices.
Maybe one minus: public gents room on groundfloor needs to be refurbished and need to be cleaned more frequently.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank boerendorp
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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, Shoreditch, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2013

Dear Boerendorp

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican
I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Thank you for your feedback and recommendation
Kind regards
Jane and team

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