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Citadines Barbican London
Ranked #443 of 1,090 Hotels in London
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A good budget option.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

I booked the studio room here for a couple of nights over new year, it was reasonably priced & hadn't inflated prices over the new year period, like everywhere else seemed to have done.
We traveled by train then got the tube and were pleasantly surprised to find that the hotel was just a few minutes walk from Barbican tube station, from there it was a very short tube ride to get into central London and all the tourist attractions.
The hotel entrance was welcoming and clean, staff were very friendly on our arrival and check-in was very quick.
In the studio there was a sofa bed which took us a bit by surprise, but is good if you are staying longer and the room needs to double as a living space. As it was a sofa bed, it was not as sturdy as a proper bed but was comfortable enough and both myself and my partner had a decent night's sleep. The room was very clean and was equipped with a kitchen area that had everything you could need (kettle, microwave, fridge, cup, plates, cutlery, sink, even a tiny dishwasher!) for a short stay and coffee, tea & sugar were all provided. There was also a small Tesco a couple of minutes away for anything else. Breakfast wasn't included in the price so I can't comment on this, but I know its provided and the restaurant area looked very clean.
The bathroom was spotless and an ironing board, iron and hairdryer were all provided in the room. The only thing I would say was that there were sheets and blankets on the bed, but I would rather have a duvet but I suppose this is down to personal preference.
I would stay here again if the price was right, but for anything longer than a couple of nights I don't think I would want to sleep on a sofa bed.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed here new years eve with family. Was immaculately clean and staff were friendly. One room only had a sofa bed so check that you get a proper double. The rooms have a kitchen area with kettle, cooker, fridge and even a mini dishwasher so ideal if you are staying a few days & want to cook. Was the best price for New Year I could find and much nicer than I expected. Would stay again as long as the price was good.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

I recently stay at this property for a couple of nights. The room was an average sized, but the kitchen amenities were an added feature. There was a microwave, a hob, a kettle, and a dishwasher. Tea, coffee, and sugar were provided. I looked in the cupboards and found a colander, however, there were no frying pants or pots, so I'm not sure how one is supposed to really cook anything. Perhaps this is something I should have asked at the front desk.

The staff were really friendly and efficient.
The property is only a few minutes away from the Barbican tube station, and there are some good eats in the area. A good budget option in an expensive city.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights while visiting our brother in law who stayed in a studio flat near by. Overall, the location, cost and standard met our expectations. Clean, tidy and basic service for what it is, if you want a little more luxury worth paying more elsewhere but as we were just needing for sleep and shower was fine.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

I staked here for a work in December, we chose it based on postcode and cost as we were going to an event nearby. The hotel seemed ok and we were surprised to find they were apartments off very strange mini hallways. The rooms are very compact but have everything you need, I feel they are designed for people staying for business during the week. The kitchens are good bar the lack of wine glasses and there are mini supermarkets close by. The hotel is a short walk from the tube. The only real downside is there is no real bed just a sofa bed which Is all made up already but is a bit of a pain to put up and fills the room when it is up. I don't think I would stay ageing but if you are going alone not sharing like myself and you want to be self catering then its a good hotel.

The almond croissants and coffee at breakfast were very good!

Room Tip: Ask for a double sofa bed if your a couple/ good friends as the twin one are very uncomfy!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Nothing bad to say everything was ok.
A good place to live.
Tea and coffee free anytime no need to go to Starbucks or Costa.
Free hi speed wifi.
Quiet and clean.
Employees are very kind.
We do recommand it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Stayed here for five weeks

Basic stay (perhaps on a budget!(?)); do not expect much. Overall an okayish stay (has minimum requirements though-like kitchen utensils, hot plates, microwave etc.). Location was okayish too, nothing great.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Citadines Barbican London
Address: 7-21 Goswell Road, London EC1M 7AH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#50 Green Hotel in London
#279 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Citadines Barbican London 3*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apartment hotel with modern accommodations; multilingual staff; situated in the Financial District. Now offering complimentary WiFi throughout the building. ... more   less 
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