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7.7

Very good

437 reviews

437 reviews

Housekeeping13
Breakfast11
Swimming Pool2
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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Excellent for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Ironmonger Baths
140 m
Contemporary Art Society
160 m
St Luke's garden
200 m
City Road Supermarket
240 m
Radnor Street Open Space
250 m
Popular landmarks
The British Museum
2.3 km
Tower of London
2.5 km
Tower Bridge
2.8 km
National Gallery
3.0 km
London Eye
3.1 km
Closest landmarks
Easy Car Parks Bastwick Street
220 m
Old Street Dental Clinic
320 m
Victoria Miro Gallery
370 m
Compton Park
380 m
The Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre
400 m

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel

120 Central Street, Clerkenwell, The City, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in The City, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

Highlights

580 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

Inside city center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Sauna
Solarium
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Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [indoor]
Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Luggage storage

Hot tub

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in London are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center2.Km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport10.4 km

Rooms available at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel

Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Double
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Junior Suite Double
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 double bed
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Standard Single
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Family (3 Adults)
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Executive King Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 1 sofa bed
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 double bed...
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Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed(1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed)
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel provide dry cleaning services?

Yes! Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel provides dry cleaning service that is available all throughout your stay, making sure you're always looking your finest in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel?

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel's policy concerning children's bedding considers guests age 3 years and older as adults, and therefore must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

How many floors does Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel have?

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel has a total of 6 floors.

How many rooms does Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel have?

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel has a total of 463 rooms.

In which languages can Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel's personnel communicate?

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel can communicate in 13 languages and supports well-known languages such as English and Spanish for visitors traveling to this property. Please refer to the 'Amenities and facilities' section and in the 'Languages spoken' category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What payment cards are accepted at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel?

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel accepts up to 4, with payment card options such as American Express, MasterCard, and Visa.

What is the average rating that verified Families with older children have given to Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel?

Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel an average rating of 7.5. You can look into more detailed customer testimonials and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Group travelers have given to Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel an average rating of 7.7. You can check out more specific customer testimonials and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What time is check-in and check-out at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may ask for early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Customers checking in or out before or after the specified periods may be charged an additional fee.

What is the closest airport to Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel?

The closest airport to Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel is London City Airport, 10.0 km away.

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What people love about Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "Stayed one night, good location, clean rooms, nice pool and spa, great breakfast"

    Paul

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    September 28, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "the hotel was decent in a decent location."

    Mark

    |

    August 5, 2019

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staff very helpful and attentive when needed."

    Diane

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    July 28, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 9,975 London properties
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Room comfort score
7.2/10
Value for money score
7.8/10
Service score
8/10
Cleanliness score
7.8/10
Better than
98
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Better than
96
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Better than
96
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Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
387 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.6
Location
7.6
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More about Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel

More about Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel

See the best of London with a stay at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of London with a stay at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel, located merely 3.1 km from London Eye.
The facilities and services provided by Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hotel make exploring London even more convenient. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site.
The hotel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as cable TV, is provided for guests in select rooms. The hotel also offers a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. A night in at the hotel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, hot tub, solarium, steam room, spa and sauna. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the hotel's fitness facility.
Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Take some time to explore London during your stay at the hotel. Engage in the city's best art at The British Museum located 2.2 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Tower of London located 2.5 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting London.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 97% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 98% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in London.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

19 mentions

Housekeeping

14 mentions

Food & Dining

8 mentions

Swimming Pool

6 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Sinhala
  • Spanish
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laptop workspace
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Buffet

Location

120 Central Street, Clerkenwell, The City, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS
Very good
Location

7.6

Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    10.4 km 32 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR)
    25.6 km 59 min drive
Public transportation
  • Old Street Railway Station
    580 m 10 min walk
  • Barbican Tube Station
    790 m 12 min walk
Hospital or clinic
  • Old Street Dental Clinic
    320 m
Shopping
  • Camden Market
    3.8 km
Convenience store
  • Tesco Express
    810 m 5 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    30 m 1 min walk

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • The British Museum
    2.3 km
  • Tower of London
    2.5 km
  • Tower Bridge
    2.8 km
  • National Gallery
    3.0 km
  • London Eye
    3.1 km
  • Big Ben
    3.5 km
  • Madame Tussauds London
    4.1 km
  • Buckingham Palace
    4.3 km
  • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
    6.3 km
  • Natural History Museum
    6.5 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Ironmonger Baths
    140 m
  • Contemporary Art Society
    160 m
  • St Luke's garden
    200 m
  • Easy Car Parks Bastwick Street
    220 m
  • City Road Supermarket
    240 m
  • Radnor Street Open Space
    250 m
  • Old Street Dental Clinic
    320 m
  • Istanbul Supermaret
    360 m
  • Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art
    370 m
  • Bread & Honey
    370 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center2.Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)130
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)15 GBP
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges2
  • Number of floors6
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 463
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1970
Parking
  • Daily parking fee30 GBP

Reviews of Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.7
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.6
Location7.6
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service8.0
Value for money7.8
High score for London
Rating
9+ Exceptional (44)
8-9 Excellent (36)
7-8 Very Good (70)
6-7 Good (40)
<6 Below Expectation (43)
Time of the year
Mar - May (72)
Jun - Aug (61)
Sep - Nov (43)
Dec - Feb (57)

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9.6
Exceptional
Laura from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

Excellent location”

I stayed at the Barbican Shoreditch hotel for 5 nights as was visiting some friends in town. It offered a great value for money as well as a fantastic location just a few minutes away from nearest tube station Old Street which connects to main attractions in the heart of London in just 15-20min. Great night life in Shoreditch also for a few cocktails!

Reviewed April 13, 2018

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Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Responded May 03, 2018
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
9.7
Exceptional
Maria from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Warm welcome, good location and hotel ”

Walking distance from Upper Streets many restaurants, really excellent customer service

Andrew Perera at the Thistle saved the day: Agoda had been an absolute nightmare and I discovered the day before departure that only one room was booked, when two were paid for and confirmed. The customer service 'specialists' with Agoda were completely unhelpful. Fortunatly the hotel managed to step in and retrieve the situation and create some happy customers. Reception staff were friendly on our arrival and check-in was easy. The rooms were clean and comfortable and certainly an improvement on the Hilton in Rotherhide (where we stayed during our last visit)and my colleague reported a good nights sleep,as did I, so we headed down to the pool for a morning swim ... Unfortunately we were unable to use the fitness facitilities due to our arrival and departure time (we had to leave before 0830), so we headed back to our rooms a little disappointed (in fairness we could have checked on our way to bed). I am unable to report on the food, as we headed out (to Upper Street, well known Islington street off City Road and had a very enjoyable meal), but the menu at the hotel looked quite interesting - usual sort of hotel prices. We also had breakfast elsewhere (that we could easily do this due to the location was another plus). We were working in SE London, but there are good public transport connections with all of London very easily accessible Both my colleague and I would be happy to stay again - better still if we had time to try out the fitness facilities - but we would book through another company

Reviewed November 01, 2012

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9.6
Exceptional
Mike from United Kingdom
Business traveler
room
Stayed 5 nights in September 2018

Great stay in a clean and friendly hotel”

I stayed at the Thistle Barbican for a week on business. I can honestly say that this was one of the best hotels in Londaon that I have stayed in. The rooms were very clean, the hotel facilities were superb (love the swimming pool, sauna, steam room etc). There are 3 tube stations withing easy reach (Old Street, Angel & Barbican), so travel in/out of the centre was easy. Breakfast was of good quality, buffet style, but plenty of choices on offer. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. I would definately reccomend this hote, and will stay here again.

Reviewed October 03, 2018

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Dear Mike Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us and you found everything to be of your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator

Responded October 03, 2018
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
9.6
Exceptional
Mike from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Great weekend in a great hotel”

I stayed at the Thistle Barbical with my Wife for a weekend. The hotel was safe, secure, clean and withing walking distance to multiple tube stations. Breakfast was good. Great to have a swimming pool, sauna, steam room etc to help unwind after walking round the city all day. We really enjoyed this hotel and would definately stay here again.

Reviewed October 03, 2018

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Dear Mike Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator

Responded October 03, 2018
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
7.3
Very good
Mei from Singapore
Business traveler
Stayed 7 nights in October 2012

Adequate hotel for the cost...”

Friendly frontline staff

I stayed at the Thistle Barbican because I wanted to be within walking distance of the Barbican Centre where I was attending a conference. It is OK, the usual chain hotel full of business type guests. A bit tired looking. Gym is nice and there is an indoor heated pool which I didn't make use of because I didn't have a suit! The walls are thin and I had to complain to the front desk cos my neighbours were having a loud party at 3am! Staff are nice but at times rather short-handed. The door lock mechanism is really fiddly and I had to have my card key reconfigured 3 times in the week I was there. Other than these little irritants, it was a pleasant stay. Just don't expect too much!

Reviewed November 05, 2012

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7.7
Very good
Gerard from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in December 2009

Stay at the barbican”

Staff, rooms in the main building, close proximity to the barbican
the annex very poor and in need of refurbishment

I stay at the Thistle barbican every week and like the hotel as the staff in the main are very good. The rooms in the main hotel are very clean modern and a good size. The breakfast is a bit of a hit or a miss and is invariably not fresh. I tend not to eat breakfast for that very reason The food menu in the bar is varied and the quality is good

Reviewed December 28, 2009

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10.0
Exceptional
Matt from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Couldn’t have been better”

The website suggested the staff team would do whatever they could to make stay great. I cannot agree more. We arrived in the morning and wanted to drop bags off in storage before exploring London. It turned out our two kids had been missed off our booking. Without skipping a beat our receptionist upgraded us to a junior suite and then organised for the room to be turned around in 20 minutes whilst we grabbed a coffee. We were checked in by half past eleven, giving us the whole day in London without worrying about check in again. Room was amazing, the pool was great and breakfast was brilliant. All the staff were totally friendly and helpful. Location is ten minute walk from Old Street, a few stops from Euston.

Reviewed June 19, 2018

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Dear Matt Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator

Responded June 20, 2018
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
8.3
Excellent
STEPHEN from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2011

Good location for St Pancras and Eurostar”

Spacious rooms (for London). Good value for money.

a spacious well-equipped easy-to-find hotel obviously handy for the barbican centre. we chose it for its proximity to the st pancras eurostar terminal. the rooms were comfortably large for a hotel in this price range.

Reviewed February 04, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
michaela from Slovakia
Group
Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

good value and comfortable stay in great location”

smart and comfortable rooms in great location

Me and my Mom enjoyed stay in Thistle. The amenities had beautiful complex, top hotel fitness and spa facilities and friendly service. Value for the money was fantastic. i will definitely recommend for superb location!

Reviewed January 24, 2013

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6.7
Good
Bill from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in December 2009

OK hotel”

Reasonable room price, housekeeping OK, most rooms refurbed now
Food not very good though it is near the excellent Central fish bar. Annex area rooms can be very small.

I have been staying at the Barbican on and off for over 15 years now, it's main advantage to me is it's proximity to the City combined with cheap internet room prices. Rooms are OK but some in the 2nd block can be very small and the bathrooms very pokey. Breakfast is the standard Thistle buffet {ie not good} and I normally have a bacon sandwich in the cafe opposite. It has a nice pool/spa area in the basement and the main bar is pretty good for a hotel and has Sky sports.

Reviewed December 07, 2009

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9.3
Exceptional
Graham from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Good location and first class staff”

Staff friendly, helpful and efficient; Location handy for City of London; comfortable accomodation and excellent leisure facilities in the basement

on arrival we were allocated a small room in a remote corner of the hotel, with which we were not too happy. we upgraded and found ourselves in possession of a lovely room with a king-size bed, which was extremely comfortable and a good view towards the city. the staff were all very courteous and helpful, which provided a nice sense of welcome and homeliness. we made use of the jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, which were all enjoyable and were interested to see the swimming classes which were being held in the main pool for small children accompanied by parents.

Reviewed February 11, 2012

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6.3
Good
Louise from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

City central”

Nice, comfortable, central

On a short trip to London I stayed at the Thistle City Barbican, this hotel was in a great location in terms of centrally located to the city. There are local transport links which get you around London easily. The hotel was reasonably priced, there were no extras that I can write about but it's a basic hotel in central London.

Reviewed November 25, 2013

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7.6
Very good
Nick from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Good ”

Now I've stayed at The Thistle before and will do so again. I find it comfortable and convenient, with an excellent breakfast & a pleasant pool. Had a 'free' room upgrade too. But this visit had some niggles. Firstly, they boast tea & coffee making facilities in the rooms. Except there was no tea (loads of green & peppermint but no ordinary tea). A mistake anyone could make? No. A simple service & quality check should guarantee this provision 100% without fail. Yet the really annoying part of this was ringing reception to report it and getting no reply. This happened half a dozen times at least. Eventually I went down to reception. No explanation for ignoring the calls but at least I was given a plentiful supply of tea & milk. Wait, there's more. So we decided to spend some more money at the hotel and order from the room service menu. So we rang room service and ............ yes, you guessed it, no reply. Despite repeated attempts. Both bizarre and annoying!

Reviewed May 29, 2018

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Dear Nick Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback after your recent stay with us. Whilst I am happy that there were good aspects to your stay I am concerned that we did not meet full expectation on this occasion. I apologise for the number of inconveniences you experienced. I have taken your feedback on board and will address the issues you have raised with our service teams to understand the lessons going forward. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future. Best wishes Chand Hotel Administrator

Responded May 29, 2018
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
8.0
Excellent
geoffrey from United Kingdom
Couple
room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

strange”

very mixed review, check in desk terrible, surely thistle must be able to sort this out! room fine clean and tidy, bar staff trying hard but when you see 2 staff making 3 coffees and just one bar member trying to serve 12 people make you wonder! whole hotel just needs managing better, not the staffs fault

Reviewed December 11, 2018

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Dear geoffrey Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am sorry to hear that you had a less than satisfactory experience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will take your feedback on board and address these issues to ensure the standard does not fall short again. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future. Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator

Responded December 14, 2018
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
9.3
Exceptional
Janos from Hungary
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

Clean and tidy hotel in the city.”

Agoda price was really good. The hotel is very clean and tidy, the staff is helpful.

The hotel is quite far from the underground network, in fact 3 it is in the middle of a triangle, but the buses are about 3-4 minute walk from the hotel. The hotel staff is helpful, rooms are really clean. The rooms are a bit small, but we came to see the City, not the Room.

Reviewed March 07, 2013

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7.0
Very good
Mark from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2010

Great Little City Bolt-Hole”

Great Location, Price
Small room, Long Queue for Table at Breakfast

I needed a hotel close to the city to 'crash' in overnight while working long days on a project at work. The Thistle was perfect for this - great location, great price through Agoda and great leisure facilities. Small room, but that is to be expected this close to central London.

Reviewed May 10, 2010

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9.2
Exceptional
Manuel from Saudi Arabia
Solo traveler
room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Excellent position and good value”

The hotel is in an strategic position, nearby Old Street station. The good facilities the excellent breakfast and the competitive price, make this hotel a worth deal.

Reviewed January 18, 2019

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Dear Manuel Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator

Responded January 18, 2019
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
8.7
Excellent
Allan from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

Friendly staff”

location, easy access to city and friendly staff

My stay at the Thistle City was very enjoyable. Made very welcome and transport was easy to get too.

Reviewed August 29, 2013

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7.7
Very good
Andrew from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in June 2010

Convenient Hotel Iin Good Location”

value for money, central location, quiet despite its size, good breakfast buffet.
i had a small room - it seems that in london, single definitely means single.

This hotel was great value for money. It is centrally located and the rooms are clean though mine was a bit small. The hotel is quiet despite its size. The service was also good and I did not have to wait too long to check in and out. The breakfast buffer was extensive and good quality for the price. Overall, I'd recommend this hotel if you want to stay centrally in London but don't wish to spend a huge amount of money.

Reviewed June 17, 2010

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8.0
Excellent
Ann from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2012

Enjoyed our stay”

Excellent breakfast with good selection of cold and hot dishes

reception staff were very welcoming and professional. also very helpful when we requested extra milk for our rooom. had problem with air conditioning in bedroom as didn't manage to get it to work properly. breakfast was very good value and quality of food was excellent. location was further from barbican than we had anticipated.

Reviewed May 24, 2012

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