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Citadines Barbican London
Ranked #399 of 1,069 Hotels in London
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Zagreb, Croatia
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“Nice, quiet hotel with great location!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Barbican is a very trendy neighbourhood in London nowadays, so the hotel is at the great location. The metroplitan is very close, but even if you had to walk (as I had to due to London Tube strike in April), you can reach the centre in some 20-25 minutes on foot, which is great!

Ask for a back room, since it guarantees you peace and quiet.
If you like to completely darken you room, no problem here. You can sleep late in the morning.:))
The cushions are soft and very nice, which is also very important.

The kitchen is small but enough for making a tea or coffee or something simple if you're up to cooking.

The wi-fi signal is strong in your room, which is excellent.

I gave everything 5 stars except for the room, since 5-star room has to have a balcony or be a little bit bigger, in my opinion.

I was very satisfied and would come back for sure.:))

Room Tip: Ask for a back room, since it guarantees you peace and quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. I was happy to read that your have a very comfortable and pleasant stay. We do hope that we will get the chance to welcome you back to Citadines Barbican in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards,

Anne Curtin
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Friendly staff, clean comprehensive facilities. We stayed on the Saturday of the late May Bank Holiday weekend, booked quite late but still excellent value when other hotels were charging premium rates.
The Citadine model, where you have a kitchen facilities in your room, and a clothes drying rack in the bathroom, won't suit all but was perfect for us.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. I was happy to read that you had a nice stay with us at Citadines Barbican. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff.

We do hope that we get opportunity to welcome you back to Citadines Barbican in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Anne
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We have stayed here twice this year and both times we have found it comfortable, close to the underground and supermarkets and some smaller resturants. It is an apart -hotel so is self catering if this is your choice, with a fridge, dishwasher, stovetop and convection microwave. Within walking distance to some wonderful attractions. I would recommend this for couples even a family.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter. During the day there is some noise if the window is open...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for you review. I was happy to read that you found your apartment comfortable. We are indeed situated near to some exciting places of interest including St Pauls Cathedral and The Tower of London.

We do hope that we will get the chance in the not too distant future to welcome you back to Citadines Barbican.

Kind regards,

Anne
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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Citadines barbican for 1 week due to proximity to a school. The hotel is walking distance to Barbican tube station, Tesco express and a nice Italian restaurant (corner of a room).

We took the 1 bedroom apartment, with kitchen and living room. Good amenities in the place. However the hair dryer stop working after being used for a couple of minutes but the staff managed to get a replacement.

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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback from your recent stay. Regarding the issues that you experienced with the hairdryer please accept my sincere apologies over any inconvenience caused. I do hope that the team at Reception were able to organise a replacement one for you. We do hope that we can welcome you back to Citadines Barbican in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Anne
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Sydney Australia
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Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

I should first of all that we enjoyed our stay of 9 days. On arrival we had a strong smell of mould in the apartment. Strong enough to bring on an asthma attack. Talked to reception who were pleasant about it but they were fully booked. No we could not be moved the next day. Housekeeping and maintenance arrived but they could not help, but could smell the mould. We solved the problem by keeping the sink and bath plugged at all times. Room number to avoid 607.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks you for your feedback. I was sorry to read about the issues you experience with the bathroom. Please accept my sincere apologies over any inconvenience caused. Please be reassured that our maintenance and our housekeeping team were dealing with the situation. I believe that there may have been a breakdown in communcation of our side as we were offering to room move you the following day after the issue was brought to our attention. Once again my sincere apologies that this was not make clear to you. I will address this with the team members concerned.

We do hope that we can welcome you to Citadines Barbican in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Anne C
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London, UK
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

The pluses:

The location is excellent for the City - very easy to find, and close to Barbican tube. The suites are of various sizes - mine had a lounge, bedroom, small separate kitchen and bathroom. Having an equipped kitchen means that your self-catering options are vastly increased, although the local area doesn't really have much in the way of supermarkets if you're in search of supplies.

I was on a prepaid corporate rate, but even the rack rates don't seem especially pricy given the size of the accommodation.

The minuses:

The decor's looking a bit tired and battered - the hotel is either due a major refurbishment, or the owners are increasing their margins by skimping on the upkeep. That extends to the cleaning - see the photos for the state of the bathroom, then make your own mind up about whether you want to spend any significant amount of time there. In fairness, the rest of the suite was as clean as I would expect a hotel room to be, but there is zero excuse for letting a bathroom get into that state.

The sound-proofing isn't great, either - if you're on the upper floors the traffic noise won't be too much of a problem. If the suites immediately surrounding you are likely to be occupied by the Spanish Olympic Inter-Room Shouting Squad, as was my experience, you may wish to plan ahead and pack earplugs.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Anne C, Manager at Citadines Barbican London, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your feedback regarding your recent stay. Please accept my sincere apologies over the issues you experienced with the cleaniness of the bathroom during your recent stay with us. We have a full refurbishment planned for the property towards the end of this year to all of our rooms and public areas. I will address the issues with this particular room with our Head Housekeeper and our maintenance department and ensure that they get the bathroom sorted as soon as possible. Please be reasssured that this is not the standard that we strive to achieve at Citadines Barbican.

We do hope that we can welcome you back to Citadines Barbican in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Anne C
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Citadines Brbican was nicely located in the city with good linksto several tube lines. Just a short walk away from the Museum of London there were several amenities in the area including shops, restaurants and attractions.

The hotel room was basic but comfortable enough. Wifi included. The kitchen was small but fully equipped with microwave, fridge, stove, kettle, pots pans etc. No cleaning service unless you are there for more than a week but this also allowed for privacy.

I would recommend this hotel for business but not for romance.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Citadines Barbican London
Address: 7-21 Goswell Road, London EC1M 7AH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#51 Green Hotel in London
#279 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Citadines Barbican London 3*
Number of rooms: 129
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