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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 ahmed daiyan
3 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 David Young
1 month 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 Bindu Suresh
2 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
5 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
2 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
1 month 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
2 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
4 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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