HOTEL THISTLE CITY BARBICAN
Central Street - Clerkenwell - EC1V 8DS | London United Kingdom
Average price: US$ 143.19
The Thistle City Barbican is located in Central London in the district of the City, close to the Barbican Centre. The nearest underground station is Angel, about 900 meters from the hotel, the nearest train station is Kings Cross. Nearby there are numerous tourist attractions such as the British Museum, the National Portraits Gallery, Temple Church and St Paul's Cathedral.
Hotel Chain: Thistle Hotel
Hotel Category: First
The hotel has 463 rooms decorated in a modern style with light tones, with facilities for making tea and coffee, free wifi Internet access (charged), toiletries for the bathroom, direct dial telephone, large work desk for those who must be committed to work and flat-screen TV with digital channels. There are rooms suitable for disabled guests. All rooms are for non-smoking guests.
The hotel has a restaurant and two bars. The 120 Central Brasserie offers menu featuring British and international dishes, is open daily from 6:30 am to 10 pm. The Bar 120 is included in the Brasserie and offers its customers a pleasant break relaxing with alcoholic and not, accompanied by salty or sweet snacks and light meals, is open daily from 6 pm to 2 am. The CoMotion Bar serves drinks and snacks in a casual atmosphere, is open daily from 7 am to 10 pm.
Services and information about the hotel
V. Good: 4.3/5Ann-maria - Headley Down, UNITED KINGDOM - 11/16/2011
Have stayed at this hotel before and always found it good for a weekend stay. If you arrive after 2pm there is free parking on many of the surrounding streets which saves alot of money. We have been lucky in always getting an upgrade from a standard room to an exec king room. Staff were extremely efficient and polite both at reception and in the breakfast room. The only thing that was not so good was that the main bar was closed with a sign up saying only open Monday - Thursday, we would have stayed up for a drink or two after returning to the hotel at around 11pm but did not fancy sitting in the reception bar.
V. Good: 3.9/5Angela - Lynton, UNITED KINGDOM - 11/17/2010
Have stayed here twice before, the room we had this time was not so good, but the room was more expensive even though we booked the same grade. The carpet was threadbare, and there was some rubbish left in the room by previous occupants. On the plus side the shower was fab and so was breakfast. The staff were pleasant as well.
Exc.: 4.6/5Wendy Ann - Telscombe Cliffs Brighton, UNITED KINGDOM - 10/31/2010
I really enjoyed my 2 day stay at The Thistle Hotel, it was lovely, being able to stay on-site for my course added to the enjoyment of the course.
Unfortunately, neither the FHT or the hotel offered a discount for staying with a training session. However thanks to 'hotelclick.com' sevice it was possible.
V. Good: 4.1/5Tracy - Street, UNITED KINGDOM - 08/15/2010
overall the hotel was smart and clean. Staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was good. I was disapointed with the room which was very small especially as an extra bed was requested. which incidently was a fold out bed that kept collapsing and we ended up using the matress on the floor. The room and bathroom were quite shabby overall but it did have a good tv, kettle hairdryer and iron. iwould not give the standard room a 4* rating
Average: 2.4/5Richard - Comber, Newtownards, UNITED KINGDOM - 07/08/2010
I was in asmall single room with no air conditioning which was very uncomfortable in hot humid weather. The menu for dinner looked OK but the food was not good. They then add 12.5 percent service charge and leave a space on the bill for a further tip. An attempt to rip off tourists perhaps? Breakfast wasn't up to the standard of similar hotels elsewhere in London and coffee hadn' appeared by the time I had finished breakfast. I will not be returning to this hotel unless I am desperate.
Good: 3/5Glynis - Leicester, UNITED KINGDOM - 02/22/2010
The restaurant is good and the bar area pleasant enough but as in many London hotels the double room was very small and the bathroom tiny. In need of some basic redecoration. Basic things not checked e.g batteries on the TV remote. However very clean. So OK but not great.
Average: 1.8/5John - Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM - 10/28/2009
We chose the Thistle City Barbican because of its proximity to the Barbican Theatre. We were , however, moved to another hotel many miles away at very short notice by hotelsclick who blamed the Thistle for being overbooked. So no idea what the Thistle is like & about £30 out of pocket for the extra travel costs.
Good: 3.1/5Jenny - Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM - 10/21/2009
Lovely hotel but in the middle of a quiet, residential, some council estates area. Not many amenities in close vicinity but walkable to Islington High Street. Was able to walk from Liverpool Street Station (about 25 mins).