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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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Average
rating

Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    4.8
  • Room
    4.6
  • Service
    4.8
  • Location
    4.3
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.6

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    8
  • very good
    12
  • acceptable
    3
  • 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
        4.902380952380952
        June 2011
Marta
Nice hotel, but far from tube stations
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Singles
  • Business trip
  • June 2015
This hotel is generally nice and the best thing was that the staff was super helpful and friendly. However, the hotel is situated pretty far away from any tube station, what makes travelling around the city more complicated. I had to walk quite a lot by foot as there was no adequate public transportation between the hotel and my office in the City of London. There is a big Tesco Express supermarket nearby, what is helpful. I could also take a short walk to Angel, where there are some nice bars. The room is OK, but there it would be ... great if it had fridge. The bathroom is small with a bath tub. I didn't like the quality of the water stream there as it was close to impossible to adjust it for the right temperature. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    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
  • Location
    4.3
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    2.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
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A bit dated hotel quite far from the tube
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • City break
  • March 2015
We stayed here because we got a BOGOF, if we would have paid full price, we would have been a bit disappointed. The room was very dated as most of the hotel. It is also a good 10-15 minute walk to the tube stations. There are much better hotels for the same money in London. read hotel review
  • Hotel
    3.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    3.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    3.0
  • Room
    3.8
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    3.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
  • Location
    3.8
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    2.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
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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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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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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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My mini-break in hotel thistle city Barbican
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • City break
  • June 2011
A great hotel to a low price. My tip: you travel third then you should definitely book a double room with an extra bed. Is cheaper than two room and you get a suite. So it was anyhow with us. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Location
    3.8
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    4.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    2.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Child care or playground
    3.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Amenities

Hotel amenities

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

Room amenities

  • Shower
  • Writing bureau
  • Phone
  • Cable TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Pets allowed
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre

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