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“Good enough place if you need somewhere central” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Citadines Barbican London

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Citadines Barbican London
Ranked #454 of 1,089 Hotels in London
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County Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good enough place if you need somewhere central”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was working in Cheapside so the location was perfect, a less than 10 minute walk. Also close the the Smithfield/Faringdon area where there are good restaurant options.

The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. This is an "apart'hotel" so that means that it is, basically, a hotel room with a kitchenette. I did find that it was quite cramped - there wasn't a lot of room between the desk and the bed. The bathroom wasn't enormous.

The free wifi won't be breaking any speed records. Good enough for email but not for Netflix, etc.

So, clean and comfortable, good location, just a bit cramped. Good enough for a couple of nights if you need to stay in this part of the city.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We will certainly be looking at our apartment layout when we do our full refurbishment in 2015. Please accept my apologies over the issues you experienced with the Wi Fi connectivity. We are currently working with our provider to increase the speed and strength of this.

We do hope that we can welcome you back to Citadines Barbican in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Anne C
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was a pretty average hotel, was used for a 3 day business trip. Proximity to tube and the conference hall were both great (less than 5 minute walk to each). Close to coffee shops and restaurants. Room was pretty good - clean, nice bathroom, good bed, good kitchen. The big bottle of water they gave was also great. Only complaint about the room was that there was a sliver of space above the curtain that let in very bright light in the morning. But that's about it. The staff was very friendly and helpful. All in all, a fine hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Keem27
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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. It was good to read that overall you were happy with our product and our services. We will be undergoing a full refurbishment to both our rooms and public areas in 2015.

We do hope that we get to welcome you back to Citadines Barbican in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Anne C
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

According to the literature the hotel is available from 2pm for check-in. We arrived at 3pm and were told that the room was not ready and were asked to wait 15 mins, as both my husband and I both have serious medical conditions this was not a first good impression. The room had everything available and was clean. The staff did not take time to explain certain issues, breakfast times, accessing the lift etc.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PaddyBear58
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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was sorry to read about the issue with the room not be ready at check in time. Please be assured that this is not the standard that we strive to achieve for Citadines Barbican. This issue will be looked into by both our housekeeping and front office team. The issue with the front desk team not been helpful will be addressed by the front office manager and the necessary retraining will be given. Please do accept my sincere apologies over any inconvenience caused. We do hope that we get the chance to welcome you back to Citadines Barbican in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Anne C
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Bath, United Kingdom
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379 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed here for one night when we went to see a show in London, and were happy with the accommodation. It was in a good location for the tube network, and the staff on reception were friendly and helpful. The room was a good size, and fitted our needs fine, and the kitchen was a useful addition. We didn't find our room noisy at night, and slept well. The bathroom was good sized, and the whole room was clean. We thought that Citadines Barbican was good value for money for our stay in London, and would stay here again.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your stay. We are indeed very close to the Barbican tube station which does offer a variety of links to other tube lines and railway services. We do hope that we will get the chance to welcome you back to Citadines Barbican in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Anne Curtin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

This aparthotel was suffice for my 1 week stay in London. It's very basic, but has all the amenities required for a short stop. The kitchen was 'a little worn' and bathroom a bit scruffy. The bed was comfy and room was clean. Good location for the tube network.will come back. Good price.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Sharon H
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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. I was sorry to read that you felt that we are a little basic and worn. Please be reassured that both our housekeeping and maintenance teams are working on keeping up the standards. We do hope that we will get the chance to welcome you back in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Anne Curtin

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

at first i was skeptical to book this apart hotel but during my 2 days stay in london, everything exceeded my expectation. the rooms are clean, bed is comfortable and the staff were excellent. i won't hesitate to book this hotel again when i go back to london!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. I am happy to read that you have a very pleasant stay with us at Citadines Barbican. We do hope that we will get the chance to welcome you back in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards,

Anne Curtin
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Zagreb, Croatia
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Barbican is a very trendy neighbourhood in London nowadays, so the hotel is at the great location. The metroplitan is very close, but even if you had to walk (as I had to due to London Tube strike in April), you can reach the centre in some 20-25 minutes on foot, which is great!

Ask for a back room, since it guarantees you peace and quiet.
If you like to completely darken you room, no problem here. You can sleep late in the morning.:))
The cushions are soft and very nice, which is also very important.

The kitchen is small but enough for making a tea or coffee or something simple if you're up to cooking.

The wi-fi signal is strong in your room, which is excellent.

I gave everything 5 stars except for the room, since 5-star room has to have a balcony or be a little bit bigger, in my opinion.

I was very satisfied and would come back for sure.:))

Room Tip: Ask for a back room, since it guarantees you peace and quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Notanorherbarbie
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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. I was happy to read that your have a very comfortable and pleasant stay. We do hope that we will get the chance to welcome you back to Citadines Barbican in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards,

Anne Curtin
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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:
#51 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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