The staff were very welcoming and check in was prompt. After arriving it was nice to be able to use the gym/pool and relax. The shower in the room was great although it looked tired. My evening meal was good and room service was prompt (although it took about 5 attempts to get hold of someone to order). I had a desk but both of the chairs in the room were too low to work from the desk comfortably. Didn't seem very well thought out. The room was also desperately lacking AC and was a bit too warm.
I had to wait a few minutes to be seated at breakfast the next day as there was just one person welcoming guests. The food was nice though and there was a good selection.
So, overall it wasn't a bad stay. The use of the pool and gym was nice but there are just a few basic things that would need to have been better for me to rate this higher.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Thistle City Barbican London
- Thistle City Barbican Hotel London