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Hotel Thistle City Barbican(3 stars)

120 Central Street, Clerkenwell View on map
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  • A great hotel (1)
    "A great hotel" found in 1 review
    • " A great hotel to a low price. My tip: you travel third then you should definitely book a double room with an ... " 
      4.902380952380952
      June 2011
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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    4.6
  • Room
    4.4
  • Service
    4.7
  • Location
    4.4
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    8
  • very good
    13
  • acceptable
    7
  • poor
    0
  • terrible
    0
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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (1)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 1 review
      • " A great hotel to a low price. My tip: you travel third then you should definitely book a double room with an ... "  read hotel review
        4.902380952380953
        June 2011
Melike
Super hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • City break
  • March 2014
This hotel is absolutely recommendable. Very clean, friendly staff, great decor in the rooms and there is also a huge breakfast buffet. There is no prejudice what my london service circulated. The metro station is a 10 minutes walk away, however. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Location
    4.3
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
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Julia
Nice hotel with good breakfast
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • City break
  • August 2013
The hotel is relatively big but well organized. The rooms have a good size and clean. The bathroom was a little outdated. Wireless internet is available for everyone freely available. The breakfast is very varied and it tasted perfectly. read hotel review
  • Location
    5.0

    The location is very good. The nearest u-bahn station Old Street on foot approximately 10 minutes away. Restaurants, bars and shopping (part 24 hours opened ) are close by.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    There is a fitness area, as well as a pool, sauna and steam room. The hot tub during our stay was not unfortunately in enterprise. The spa area was very nice, perhaps a little dated. The locker rooms are very spacious.

  • Service
    5.0

    The staff is very friendly and the room cleaning ok.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    The food was very recommendable. The breakfast was as described very good. There is a bar, although i can't rate this.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel is relatively big but well organized. The rooms have a good size and clean. The bathroom was a little outdated. Wireless internet is available for everyone freely available. The breakfast is very varied and it tasted perfectly.

  • Room
    4.0

    The room had an average size. Unfortunately we had two single beds, the luckily moved together left. There was a kettle (tea bags, coffee, milk and sugar available), ironing board, tv and a hair dryer. Shower gel, shampoo and soap was also available.

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Isabel
Good hotel for city trip
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • City break
  • August 2013
For a short break in London a good hotel. A small supermarket is just around the corner and a McDonald's is not far. In about 20 minutes walking distance you can reach the underground Old Street, where you in about minutes in the center. read hotel review
  • Service
    4.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
  • Location
    4.5
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
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Marieke
Top location, hotel ok!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • City break
  • May 2013
The hotel is near the Old Street and in the zone 1 from London. The hotel consists of two buildings. A part of the building is one of the nicer and newer construction. The 2. part is unfortunately already older and worn. We were in 2. part. Had a double room and breakfast. The first impression the hotel is clean and tidy. The guest structure consisted of british, german and other european nations. read hotel review
  • Service
    3.0

    The service in the hotel can rather than average to be assessed. The check-in we were only for one day too little logged in. This problem but it was fixed quickly. In general, the staff at the front desk not so anxious fast and effective work. When we complained about our first room, we were however without discussions a new room assigned. The cleaning of the rooms was done well and it gave daily fresh towels. The staff at the breakfast are fast and always new coffee/tea hard.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    In this hotel we had booked breakfast and only this rate. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious. There was typical english breakfast, as well as continental breakfast. Altogether was the breakfast from a buffet with different toast, croissants, pancakes, fresh fruit, cereals, sausage, salmon, sausage & cheese, orange juice, milk.

  • Room
    3.0

    Our room was in the 2. part of the hotel and this part was the older and abgewohntere building of the hotel. It could clearly be recognized, that the newer part of the hotel better rooms were available. The size of the room was perfectly adequate and the bathroom on the first view in good condition. Unfortunately in our first room the windows broken and could not be closed. A circa 1 centimeter large opening was the volume of the road nor the room pressure. This complained we the room and were given a new. Unfortunately there was the window was just as old and in a bad state. However, it is close and we were eingermaßen satisfied. Also had the closed door a large gap and thus penetrated noise from the hallway into the room. Moreover, that it in the room no refrigerator and this actually for a 3 star hotel normality should be. There was a water digester, as well as coffee and tea bags. The cleanliness in the bathroom and in the room was ok. There were daily fresh towels. Overall was the 2. building in the hotel to no more in good condition. The doors and windows are old and worn. You need an urgent renovation. However there is still promise, that it is a city break and is only for sleeping in the hotel is. For this is this hotel really good!

  • Location
    6.0

    The location is for excursions just wonderful. Nearby the u-bahn stations Angel and Old Street. There are bus stations only a few 100 metres from the hotel away. Also it is by bus only approximately 10 to 15 minutes to the station king's cross. Thus all sights are quickly accessible. In the goswell road there are great pubs, restaurants and coffee shops, in which one very good rest. Moreover, that jamie's italian. A restaurant of the famous british chef right nearby and this just a small, great tip is.

  • Hotel
    4.0

    The hotel is near the Old Street and in the zone 1 from London. The hotel consists of two buildings. A part of the building is one of the nicer and newer construction. The 2. part is unfortunately already older and worn. We were in 2. part. Had a double room and breakfast. The first impression the hotel is clean and tidy. The guest structure consisted of british, german and other european nations.

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Heike
Now if sun and 15 degrees would have been
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • City break
  • March 2013
The only downer was the really inhospitable weather, sleet and 0 degrees, everything else was perfect: We had a double room with additional bed and were given a suite, with a separate room for our 15-year-old daughter. Perfect! We arrived at about 11 a. m. and had not expected, already the room relate to may, but it was ready and we could check in. Perfect! All days were immediately, if we for breakfast were, the room tidy and all towels were changed. The front desk was open 24 hours and all were very nice, friendly and helpful. A smaller lack ... (a sink in the bathroom didn't drain ) was taken care of immediately. The breakfast was hearty and very good, there was not only typical english breakfast, but also continental breakfast (croissants, jam, sausage, cheese, salmon, fresh fruit salad, cereal, etc.). Who found there nothing, it was your own fault. 3 underground stations near the selection, the mobility processed. For the departure day was a taxi to 4.45 ordered, it was already around 4.40 and therefore we could unhurriedly to Liverpool station and the train get. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Location
    5.7
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Business centre
  • Cash machine on site
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Pets allowed
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Horse riding

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Special massages
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/ turkish bath
  • Whirlpool

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Airport transfer
  • Express check in and check out
  • 24 hour security
  • Car hire
  • Ticket service
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • All public and private areas are no smoking zones
  • Wifi
  • Laundry service