Thistle City Barbican

Thistle City Barbican

Thistle City Barbican locationHolloway, Greater London, London

Located on the edge of the city within 10 minutes walking distance of Old Street and Barbican tube stations for the Northern, Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines which gives easy access to Liverpool Street, Paddington and Kings Cross main line stations. The famous Barbican Centre, is just a short walk away. We are a prime location for the business travellers. Our dedicated conference facilities with 13 flexible meeting rooms will cater for business meetings, private dining and banquets for up to 150 delegates. Thistle City Barbican Hotel also features 463 bedrooms including Standard, Premium and Family rooms. Our 120 Central Brasserie restaurant, Bar 120 & Co-Motion Bar serve a wide range of modern European dishes. Guests also benefit from the complimentary use of our Otuim leisure club so they can relax in the pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room or workout in our modern gym. WiFi is complimentary for all guests throughout the hotel.

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Review of Thistle City Barbican by Peter Whitmarsh
1 week ago

Nice hotel for a good price in central London. The staff were all very friendly, breakfast was nice and the shower was good. The bed was comfy and the air con (not available in all rooms I don't think) worked well. My only negatives were that it's quite a long walk from the nearest tube stop and that there are remarkably few plug sockets in the room (had to charge my phone at the opposite side of the room to the bed). Overall a good experience and would happily stay there again.

Peter Whitmarsh
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Richard Mason
3 weeks ago

I attended a professional training event at Thistle Barbican. Staff were extremely welcoming, with a personal greeter escorting me directly to the suite being used for our event. Staff were friendly and professional at all times and all facilities were excellent. The conference rooms provided were well furnished and quality refreshments were provided and kept topped up through the day. Great food and great environment to work in for the day.

Richard Mason
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Benjamin cusden
1 month ago

Friendly and helpful staff throughout the hotel. The room was a perfect size and very comfortable. The bathroom had a bath/ shower which was excellent for me but could be a problem for more elderly visitors (although I'm sure there's a room suitable for everyone).
Took a dip in the pool in the afternoon, then relaxed in the steam room. Wonderful.
The buffet breakfast was expansive and had a huge range of fruit, cooked meats, eggs, porridge, yoghurt, cereals etc etc.
I had a very relaxing stay here and used it's location to easily get around London using the tube and buses from Old Street.
I felt very well looked after and would highly recommend it.

Benjamin cusden
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Michael Burke
4 days ago

This was a reasonable place to stay for the weekend. It's a shame I struggled to get onto the WiFi and the health suite closed so early. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable, and nice that the gave a free upgrade. I enjoyed my stay overall

Michael Burke
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Z G
2 weeks ago

Easily located. Very comfy and very good services. Polite people. Located near Angel station which is convenient for me and others for travel as well.

Z G
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Mohammed Azam
3 weeks ago

Hospitality and service very good. The feel and setting is warm and very professional. The surroundings outside could be better, but still a good stroll if you want to experience life in London during the day.

Mohammed Azam
Review of Thistle City Barbican by John Seto
1 month ago

Dated room but very clean and functional. Front of desk staff Seline was very good checking me in. She upgraded me from single to double room. They're bicycle friendly, allowing me to leave the bicycle in the luggage storage room. the housekeeping were very good, i left my Fitbit in the room after I checked out, phoned up.and they found it. Pool area clean but closed a bit early. Overall good hotel for the price paid.

John Seto
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Chelle Sandland
3 weeks ago

I'm usually given a room on the 6th floor which gives some decent views over London but the rooms are in need of a revamp; they are showing their age.

Recently I was given a free "upgrade" to a room on the 3rd floor but in honesty I'd rather go up to the 6th. The room felt smaller, I'm sure the bed was smaller, the bathroom looked nicer but the bath was definitely smaller, and I had an internal view in to other rooms.

The staff are helpful and friendly but this is not worth the £150+ per night.

Chelle Sandland
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Mike Richards
2 months ago

First room was so badly insulated, it sounded like the busy road below was actually passing through my room. Tried calling reception, no answer, so went down and swapped rooms. The 'new' room was quieter but not exactly salubrious, there's no fridge and their idea of AC is a metal fan on the floor! If I'm forking out £250 a night, I expect far higher standards! Probably best if they levelled the building and built something half decent, a skip would be an improvement! I've prewarned work very to book this hotel again! AVOID!!

Mike Richards
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Tim Radford
1 month ago

Was on a training course for 2 days. Location was okay. Room was a good size and layout good but the seats were not good enough to sit on for a full day. Really not comfortable. The coffee provided was a bit weak. The food was okay, very good brownies!

Tim Radford
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Samentha Vermeulen
2 months ago

Would like to give 3,5 star but that is not possible. Became a 3 star because of the outdated bathroom and high prices of drinks and food. However, very friendly staff! Room was clean. Good place to visit London and nice swimming pool. Good enough for us to go back!

Samentha Vermeulen
Review of Thistle City Barbican by fidelma fidelma
3 months ago

Nice hotel. Reasonable location. Reasonable room. Nice bathroom. 10 mins to tube station. Great breakfast, great coffee included. The bar was not relaxing at all and 2 loud for my taste.

fidelma fidelma
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Stephen Snares
1 month ago

Clean and well presented room. Comfortable bed. Bathroom decoration was beginning to get tired. Inclusive buffet breakfast was very good.

Stephen Snares
Review of Thistle City Barbican by David Anderson
4 months ago

This hotel is a really great value for the area. The rooms are just fine, and the breakfast is exceptional. We prepaid and it was included. The nearest tube stop is a little far, like about a 10 minute walk, but there are loads of restaurants within a few blocks. Great experience.

David Anderson
Review of Thistle City Barbican by ahmed daiyan
7 months ago

I am currently staying at the hotel with my colleagues whilst attending a software development conference. As I write this review I am currently in my bed and I have to say it is very comfortable here. I am currently staying in a single room which I believe is of an appropriate size. Facilities include swimming pool sauna hot tub, I have forgotten my swimming trunks although my client in for me there are of appropriate size and quality. There is a safety box provided in my room along with additional dowels hello iron and ironing board. The bathroom consists of a shower and bath along with the other usual facilities including power socket for shaver and beard trimmers. The weather in the area today was quite hot and the staff have provided me with a fan to help with the situation. Having inspected the room and all its facilities, linen and towels provided are very clean and of very high standards. Reception staff were very helpful during our late check in. Breakfast that is served in the morning is top notch. Breakfast options include cereal porridge full cooked English breakfast fruits tea coffee and various juices. Overall this is a great hotel to stay at one that I would very highly recommend to anyone.

ahmed daiyan
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Stephane G.
3 months ago

Everybody is really competent, nice, professional, understanding. Really good team. The hotel is beautiful. We had a really nice view from our room. And the breakfast was amazing.

Stephane G.
Review of Thistle City Barbican by David Young
5 months ago

Stayed for a Saturday night. The reception were very kind and helpful at all times. During the heat wave, the only option of cooling was a wall mounted fan. Air conditioning would have made it 5 stars for the review. The hotel bar was open till late I think it closed at around 0230-0300. This was a nice touch to see the end of the night. The breakfast was self service buffet, that was a very in depth selection with all the options being fresh. I did not have the time to enjoy the amenities such as spa/gym or pool etc. Overall if in the local area overnight again, I would come back. Maybe asking if there is an option for AC next time though. Overall good, clean and decorative hotel. Highly recommended.

David Young
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Nichola Ryan
3 months ago

Basic but affordable. Nice facilities. Gym, swimming pool etc. Rooms with air con are an upgrade, basic rooms come with a fan. Good location, close to travel links and plenty of places to eat nearby.

Nichola Ryan
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Bindu Suresh
6 months ago

We stayed here for 11days. The rooms are of decent size.. Not too small. Bathrooms r neat n have a shower n tub. Hot water was available at all times. Towels r provided along with other toiletries. The house keeping was good too. We had breakfast every morn. Though the food menu was repetitive it was good. Overall a good decent place to stay. We enjoyed our stay. The hotel staff were also were helpful at all times. I would definitely come stay here again.

Bindu Suresh
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Christopher Coles
9 months ago

I stayed here on business in January. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The communal areas, foyer etc. were all clean and of a good, modern standard. The room however was poor. Wallpaper was peeling off, the bedside table was hanging off the wall on one side so couldn't be used and the bathroom was good enough but old and tired. Also the one morning I got up to use the gym and pool, the attendant hadn't turned up and there was a queue of people going up the stairs waiting for it to open. After 10 minutes I gave up. Let me finish with a positive as the restaurant was excellent, especially for breakfast, service was a little slow on the Sunday evening, but in the morning everything was quick and efficient with a great variety and a really good coffee machine. I also liked that there was a selection of fruit, sandwiches, drinks etc., that could be purchased to any time of day to take with you.
All-in-all, I'd be wanting a better room if I was to stay again and I wouldn't choose this hotel over another on the basis of the gym/pool.

Christopher Coles
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Jelena Matijas
6 months ago

I was put in a hot room with no air flow or air conditioning and found it impossible to sleep despite going to the reception in the middle of the night and asking for a fan. The room itself was quite dingy and there was no way I would stay there for two nights I was booked in for (I was on my own staying for work). I was all packed and ready to go at 5:30 in the morning as the lobby area was looking much prettier and I couldn't breathe in my room, when they offered me an upgrade to a superior room ( hence two stars and not one).The superior room was bigger and nicer, but had no mattress protector, the duvets needed freshening up and generally felt very low budget, except for the price. I wasn't paying, my employer was, but I wouldn't got back there. For where it was, and for how it was advertised, I felt cheated as I have not had a pleasant stay. Would not recommend.

Jelena Matijas
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Rachel Robins
5 months ago

The service was shocking, with a waiter rolling his eyes at one of our party when she complained about her steak been undercooked. Another waitress called our party grumpy and it took over an hour for us to be served our starters. The food was rubbish - certainly not worth the wait.

We asked to speak to a manager and was told that she would be over right away - an hour and 3 reminders later, the manager arrived and was not very apologetic for our experience but did offer us discount.

The following morning at breakfast, as we were waiting to be seated, a MOUSE ran past our feet and under another parties table! The staff didn't seem phased by this at all - as if it happens frequently!

All in all, an awful experience. I would not recommend this hotel.

Rachel Robins
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Tristen Nicole Vaughn
6 months ago

The hotel is fantastic. Amazing breakfast, indoor pool, and helpful staff. I wish there was more access to drinking water or trash bins in the hallways above the lobby. I have to walk to the gym in order to fill up my water bottle, but other than that, nice.

Tristen Nicole Vaughn
Review of Thistle City Barbican by Emma Savage
8 months ago

Very good hotel with great facilities. The staff were very friendly and helpful when we needed. Good spread of food for breakfast, great location only a short walk to tube stations and buses. Very close walking distance to nightlife. Very enjoyable stay

Emma Savage
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Central St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, UK

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