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“Reasonable and Pleasant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thistle City Barbican

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Thistle City Barbican
Ranked #578 of 1,087 Hotels in London
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Reasonable and Pleasant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

I went here in 2013 and back then it was my first hotel which provided a swimming pool Jacuzi and sauna steam room all inclusive with the price and stay. WE stayed here for two nightsand it was a special deal as we got our evening meals free or they had other choices. At the time we booked ofn Super break.com but recently I find Booking .com and a few other holiday sites are much cheaper and reliable and still have special offers through out the year. I know the hotel was going to refurbish back then so it is best to contact the hotel directly to see the upgrade of the place and the information on the pool areas. But all the staff were so very helpful and friendly, 24 hours service and you can even upgarde if you want to improve your choice of room for special occasssions. They really put themselves out to help us. They have many other things available too. There is an underround train station just round the corner from the hotel, and public transport near by as well as there own taxi service too. I am hoping to go back there one day soon. The rooms are spacious and we found them very compfortable and clean.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Deniselikes20
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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear Denise
Thank you for your lovely review of the hotel
I was very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with and would return .
Thank you for your recommendation
Best wishes
Jane and team
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Good breakfast, most staff helpful. For the price its ok. I booked it simply as it had a pool so we could take our 5 mth old son for a dip whilst there and soothe my back in steam rm/ bubbles BUT they didn't tell us its CLOSED Monday Wednesday and Friday morning as they make money hiring it to a private firm for baby swim lessons. Local swimming baths have no family session either so i am VERY disappointed and its detracted from our stay as was a part of it to allow us family abs relax time. Poor.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear Jane
Thank you for writing a review of the Thistle City Barbican
I was pleased to read that you felt the hotel was value for money and that you enjoyed the breakfast and found the team to be friendly .
I am sorry that you were unable to make use of the pool in the mornings , we do advertise on our web site that the pool is closed to residents during this period but I will ensure that this is made clearer .
Thank you for your feedback which is appreciated
Best wishes
Jane and team
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Convenient location for the City and Barbican.

Good Points: Leisure Centre, excellent breakfast, friendly reception, number of tube stations within easy reach, reasonable value.
Bad Points: Single room was pokey. Banging corridor doors and noise seepage from adjoining rooms.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DLFD
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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear Reviewer
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican
We were very pleased to read that overall you enjoyed your stay with us . Thank you for your great comments about our breakfast and our reception team.
We hope to welcome you back in the near future
Best wishes
Jane and team
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed only one night at the Thistle. Initial impressions very good location and nice looking hotel. Nothing special but due to location and price cannot complain.
However staff need to get some lessons in hospitality.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Dear Raj
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican .
I was please to read that you felt the facilities twere fine , but very disappointed in regards to your comments about the team , as ensuring that all our guests feel well looked after is the key to good hospitality . I am sorry that we failed on this occasion and I will address your comments with the team
Best wishes
Jane
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Gateshead
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Stayed here for one night. Paid £80 on last minute.com. The old saying 'you pay for what you get' is correct. This place is worn and is basically a 3 star hotel.

I would recommend paying a little more and staying elsewhere.

I have stayed in many Thistle hotels outside London and this is not the usual standard of a thistle.

Sorry for negative review but little I can say accept its ok for the money you pay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HardyGateshead
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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Dear Hardy
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican
I was very sorry that you were disappointed with the hotel .We are a 3 star property and do price accordingly .
We do appreciate your feedback
Best wishes
Jane
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Booked hotel last minute for next day. My self and my husband and our two grandchildren 9 and 12. We travelled by car and we're able to park car at hotel. Check in was excellent and quick, very helpful reception staff, could not fault at all. Our family room was lovely and our bed was so comfy, I slept really well as did my husband. The children had their own beds and we're very happy. It was very clean and peaceful where we were, could not fault it at all. The breakfast was the best we have had in a London hotel, and the staff were so efficient and friendly. Did not have time to use the leisure facilities, but will defo be going back. Only 10mins to tube, very handy. The staff let us leave car a few hours after checkout time, no extra charge. We will certainly be returning! Thanks

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Janet H
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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Dear Janet

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Thistle City Barbican
I was very pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed their stay with us .
We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you all back to the hotel on a future occasion .
Best wishes
Jane and team
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were extremely satisfied with our stay at the hotel, great location for visiting London bridge and many other attractions.
Breakfast the following day was fantastic.
Great location also if bringing a vehicle.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank shane2981
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b170utter, General Manager at Thistle City Barbican, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Dear Shane
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Thistle City Barbican
I was very pleased to read that you and your wife had a good stay .
We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back on a future occasion
Best wishes
Jane and team
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Property: Thistle City Barbican
Address: 120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #578 of 1,087 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle City Barbican 3*
Number of rooms: 463
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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