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Hotel Thistle City Barbican(3 stars)

120 Central Street, Clerkenwell View on map
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    "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
    4.4
  • Room
    4.2
  • Service
    4.8
  • Location
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.7
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.4

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    10
  • very good
    8
  • acceptable
    7
  • poor
    2
  • terrible
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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
Edward
Wait till you get to your room
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Singles
  • Business trip
  • November 2015
Looked like a nice Place from online photos, Lobby and breakfast area are wonderful. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    Breakfast is aceptable this was the only meal i took in the hotel

  • Room
    1.0

    The roo .. space in London is at a premium but I thought I had been given a converted broom cupboard. A broom renovated broom cupboard would have been more acceptable then what I had. Not enough space to swing a dead cat, it was nice that they reunited me with my old bed from boarding school, shame that I now 6 foot 5” and the bed only 6 foot… when I did awaken in the middle of the night due to the pains in my back for the rock hard horse hair bed it was like a time warp to the nineteen fifties when you entered the bathroom… I got the most wonder treat to listen to the our guest next door snore in with the plaster board wall which were cracked everywhere. Once I finally pass out from exhaustion just as the sun was coming up. I was immediately awaken first by clearing staff coming to see if the room was empty at 7am ! then by a fire drill at 8 am!.

  • Service
    3.0

    condescending staff when it came to complaints

  • Location
    4.0

    We had tro be in this area for business so it was not very revelent

  • Hotel
    2.0

    Looked like a nice Place from online photos, Lobby and breakfast area are wonderful.

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Value for money for hotel in the centre of London
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Other stay
  • August 2015
Stayed here for 1 night as I was moving from my old apartment. The hotel seems a bit old from the outside, but the interior has been recently furnished. The hotel has swimming pool which is very well kept. The breakfast is also very good with a wide choice. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    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
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
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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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Good hotel close to Barbican center
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Business trip
  • September 2014
The hotel is close to Barbican Center (15 mins walk) which was very convenient for our business needs. The breakfast, quite expensive (buy a voucher, don't walk in - it's cheaper then) was very rich. read hotel review
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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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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Information about Hotel Thistle City Barbican

Hotel Information

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Our whole crew would like to cordially welcome you to the Thistle City Barbican. When you stay at a hotel that is a part of the Guoman & Thistle Hotels family you can be certain that all of your needs will fulfilled. Visitors are welcome to hire a car directly from our reception and can use hotel parking during their stay. Wi-Fi is available during your stay at the hotel. If you need to work during your trip, you are welcome to use the hotel's business centre, complete with broadband internet access. Make yourself at home The friendly staff at reception will be happy to assist you 24/7, e.g. with a friendly wake-up service. Our hotel also provides guests with the use of our porter service. Our clientele with special needs are important to us. That's why this hotel is designed for universal access. Culinary greetings from the kitchen Our competent staff will be happy to help you select from an intriguing menu. Where you will stay In each and every room we offer broadband internet access, a kettle (for making a cup of coffee), an air-conditioning-system, a hair-dryer and cable television for visual and audio entertainment. While visiting us, our guests are provided with a radio receiver, a strong box, a hand-held blow-dryer as well as an office table featured in each and every hotel room. While staying with us enjoy your room's internet access via modem. The hotel's guests are supplied with a safety deposit box, a radio as well as a cable television set that are present in every room. Use the convenient landline in your suite to touch base with your friends and family. Our hotel rooms all have separate bathrooms, all with bathtub, bathrobe, and hairdryer for your convenience. The experienced hotel staff are happy to offer room service and punctual wake-up calls. Relax or be active A sauna, a jacuzzi and an indoor pool are available to our hotel's visitors. A sun studio can be located in the wellness area of the hotel.
* Neither HolidayCheck nor the provider assumes liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please take note of the hotel description of the respective operator and bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ from the catalog description presented here. We are obliged to offer solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form. © 2013 Giata

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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