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Thistle City Barbican, Shoreditch

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Within walking distance from Old Street and Barbican tube stations the Thistle City Barbican provides easy access to the whole of London and its many attractions. We have convenient transport links for King's Cross & Liverpool Street National Rail as well as St Pancras International station for Eurostar.Ideally located on the edge of the City of London, with the financial district just minutes away, we are also in a prime location for business travellers. Our dedicated conference facilities with 13 flexible meeting rooms will cater for business meetings, corporate special events, private dining and banquets for up to 170 delegates.Inclusive with your hotel booking you can enjoy the Otium Health & Leisure Club to work out, for a refreshing swim or simply relax and de-stress in the Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam room. Whether you are here for business or leisure our Otium Health & Leisure Club has all you need to make your experience complete.Thistle City Barbican Hotel features 463 bedrooms including Standard, Deluxe and Family rooms as well as Suites. All of our guestrooms, meeting rooms and public areas are equipped with Free BT Openzone Wi-Fi internet access. For guests travelling to the Hotel by car there are 10 car parking spaces available which are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Alternatively there is a NCP carpark within walking distance.
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From first impressions of the outside, the hotel is worn down and dated. Inside the lobby felt better, despite the overwhelming air freshener smell. The room itself was not good. I think it may have been luxury in the 80s, and suffered from years of wear and tear since then.
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I booked the Thistle due to it's close proximity to Shoreditch and it's awesome nightlife. My partner and I checked in without any hassle and were able to park right outside the hotel. Staff, particularly Athique behind the bar were incredibly polite and courteous throughout our
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Response from Chand T, Manager at Thistle City Barbican, Shoreditch
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Dear qphooey Thank you for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am pleased you had an enjoyable stay with us and everything was to your liking. I will pass on your kind words to Athique, who will be delighted to know he was mentioned. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator
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The hotel has what you need, good internet, gym, pool and nice rooms. Athique on the bar was really friendly, efficient and happy to to help. Reasonably priced. Could do with upgrading Tv and entertainment like some modern hotels which was why it didn’t get 5.
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Response from Chand T, Manager at Thistle City Barbican, Shoreditch
Responded 2 days ago
Dear paulcF6668JY Thank you for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us! Athique will be delighted to know that he was mentioned. I have noted your feedback regarding the TVs. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator
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Nice chilled vibe in the bar. Athique deserves a special mention. Always friendly and attentive. Service will a smile. 6 bottles for £20 is good value for central London. Breakfast is always plentiful and warm.
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Response from Chand T, Manager at Thistle City Barbican, Shoreditch
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Star_of_kings Thank you for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us! Thank you for your feedback - I will be sure to let Athique know that he was mentioned. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator
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The rooms are clean and well presented but lack sufficient hot water to have a bath or a shower. The request for hot water support was ignored for 2 hours and then I was assured by reception staff that they were "working on it". When I challenged that assertion I was told that
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Response from Chand T, Manager at Thistle City Barbican, Shoreditch
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Ethel_the_Dakar Thank you for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am sorry to hear that you had a less than satisfactory experience due to the hot water issue in the hotel. My apologies if the issue was dealt with inadequately and I will address this with the team. Unfortunately, the boiler maintenance work was part of essential work which unexpectedly took longer than it should have. I completely understand your frustration with this matter and we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. We would love for you to come back to stay with us so that we can provide with a better stay and compensate for this experience. If you are happy to do so, please contact me directly and I handle your booking personally. Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator chand.tooray@thistle.co.uk
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You can definitely leave your bags securely at reception. I’m sure it may be possible to have an earlier check in, ask upon arrival.
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Dear Katrina I have emailed you privately and informed you that we are happy to process your refund. My apologies for the delay in getting this to you however it is in process. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please email me at the email address I have already emailed you from before. (My apologies, it does not allow me to leave my email address here). Kind regards and best wishes Chand
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One is in the room but if not, ask and they will provide
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Really sorry but I have no idea. We only stayed the night. I would imagine that they are free for guests but I’m sure a quick call to reception would answer your question. Regards C
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"If you are likely to need a wash, go somewhere else."
"2112 had noise from road below or people late in street noisy at 10.30"
"Ask when booking!"
"go somewhere else"
"Would only go for superior rooms as the standards are in a very tired state."
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PRICE RANGE
US$106 - US$242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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463
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