Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
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Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel

120 Central Street, Clerkenwell, The City, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS
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    Guest reviews

    7.6
    Very good
    /10
    (330 reviews)See what guests said
    6.8
    Good

    "Stayed for one night, good amenities close by."

    Ajanth

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    November 14, 2018

    7.9
    Very good service

    Property highlights

    Things you'll love

    • 580 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Hot tub

    Very good
    Location
    7.5
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    Very good location - Inside city center
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Ironmonger Baths140 m
  • Contemporary Art Society160 m
  • Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art370 m
  • Bread & Honey370 m
  • Victoria Miro Gallery370 m
  • Curious Duke Gallery460 m
  • Andrew Mummery Gallery490 m
  • The Blue Gallery500 m
  • Whitecross Street Market510 m
  • Designer Outlet Tours530 m
  • Value for money7.8
    Distance to city center2.Km
    Location rating7.5
    Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
    Distance to airport10.4 km
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    Standard Family (3 Adults)
    Standard Family (3 Adults)
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • City view
    • 3 single beds
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    Standard Twin
    Standard Twin
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Double
    Standard Double
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Single
    Standard Single
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Family Room (2 Adults + 1 Child)
    Family Room (2 Adults + 1 Child)
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Shower
    • 3 single beds
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Junior Suite Double
    Junior Suite Double
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Twin Room
    Deluxe Twin Room
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Executive King Room
    Executive King Room
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed or 1 sofa bed
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    Family Room Sleeps
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    • Non-smoking
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    What people love about the property

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Room was amazing, the pool was great and breakfast was brilliant."

      Matt

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      June 19, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Perfect facilities."

      Suzanne

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      July 31, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Friendly staff."

      Suzanne

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      July 31, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Reception staff, helpful and friendly."

    Lesley

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    May 15, 2018

    An overview

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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Very happy with my stay."

    Monica

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    October 22, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    What to eat nearby

    British cuisine
    British cuisine
    Fish Central
    40 m British, Seafood
    Kennedys Fish and Chips
    260 m British, Seafood
    Shepherdess Cafe
    350 m British, Cafe
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
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    Coin Laundry
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    European cuisine
    European cuisine
    Caravan
    450 m European
    Miz en Bouche
    600 m European, French, Gluten Free
    Cote Brasserie- Barbican
    650 m European, French, Gluten Free

    What's nearby

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    Real reviews from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (330)Booking.com Reviews (4431)
    7.6
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    10
    Cleanliness7.7
    Facilities7.6
    Location7.5
    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service7.9
    Value for money7.8
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Marivel from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Hotel is nice but far away from the center”
    We had a great time. Breakfast is good. The facilities at the hotel are very nice. Staff are fantastic. we book thru agoda and specifically say 1 large bed but given twin beds and raise our concern to the frontdesk and they change our rooms right away. Thank you for accomodating us.
    Reviewed February 21, 2019
    Dear Marivel 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 February 22, 2019
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
    8.0
    Excellent
    geoffrey from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double
    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
    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    stephen from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018
    Exceptional”
    Nice hotel with good breakfast that was served to 1100 on the Sunday morning we were checking out. Staff were helpful and can leave your bag after you check out. Only down side is the hotel is 15 mind walk from the tube or £5 in a taxi
    Reviewed July 20, 2018
    Dear Stephen 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. Please also note for any future stays that our closest tube station is Old Street station which is a 7 minute walk to the hotel. Best wishes Chand Hotel Administrator
    Responded July 25, 2018
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Birgit from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Exceptional”
    Very good central location, friendly staff, comfy beds and plenty of choice at the breakfast selection.
    Reviewed February 21, 2019
    Dear Birgit 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 February 22, 2019
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
    8.0
    Excellent
    Tom from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    Car Park is not a Car Park!”
    Despite the hotel being advertised to have a car park, there are only around 10 spaces. These operate on a first come first served basis and are not available for reservation. I would avoid this hotel if parking is essential!
    Reviewed November 13, 2018
    Dear Tom 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 due to the car parking. We are limited on parking spaces at our property and this information is specified on our website, my apologies if this isn't clear. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel soon. Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator
    Responded November 15, 2018
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Mike from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Premium Double
    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
    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
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Mike from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Standard Double
    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
    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Manuel from Saudi Arabia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    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
    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
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Azlan from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2017
    Decent hotel with good transport connectivity. Good Wi-Fi in rooms.”
    I needed a place near Old Street. Hotel is close to bus/tube and there’s a TESCO Express just round round the corner down Central Street for items you may need. Room was fine. I was a little surprised there was no TV remote control though! Had to hark to the old days when you manually changed channels at the TV :-) Note that the TV was also blocked not to allow connection of devices via the HDMI port. Overall it’s a fine hotel if you need to be in the area. Plenty of busses to get you to the West End etc.
    Reviewed January 07, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ruslan from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017
    Great for St. Paul's cathedral”
    + location, good food selection for breakfast 11£, clean room and shower, hair dryer, iron with board, extra pillows, pleasant atmosphere. - kitchen staff needs to be quicker while replenishing hot food trays during breakfast
    Reviewed December 29, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Anne from Austria
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019
    Really good breakfast in a central hotel”
    had a room on the 1st floor, window to the street. bath tub, iron, hangers. tv - even with one german channel :D very central. modern breakfast area. wellness area not used by us.
    Reviewed February 08, 2019
    Dear Anne 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 February 08, 2019
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
    8.4
    Excellent
    Debra
    Family with teens
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 7 nights in August 2018
    Excellent”
    The walk to the tube station was a bit further than I realized but it was a relatively quiet area by the hotel which was nice. The rooms were clean and neat. The breakfast buffet had options for everyone. The staff was always helpful, polite and smiling. I would stay again.
    Reviewed August 24, 2018
    Dear Debra 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 August 24, 2018
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
    6.0
    Rajiv from Singapore
    Business traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 26 nights in July 2018
    Great location, poor quality. AC never worked”
    Other than one staff member, the others at the front desk are not sufficiently trained. Booked a room with A/C, it only worked for 1 week. Paid an extra 40.00 pounds / night for the AC room. The changed my room saying the AC worked in the other room. Maintenance staff said it is not fixed and does not work in any of the rooms. The windows are full of moss. Not sure what rating the Health Inspectors have given the place. The house keeping staff are good.
    Reviewed August 18, 2018
    Dear Rajiv Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback after your recent stay with us. I am sorry that you had a negative experience staying with us and that we did not meet your full expectations on this occasion. Feedback of this nature is exceptionally disappointing. Rest assured that I will look into each of the issues you raise personally and take action as appropriate. We are working hard to improve our services and we hope you will visit again in the future to see this for yourself. Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator
    Responded August 20, 2018
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Samuel from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Great location, good price, friendly staff. ”
    When we arrived we waited a while to check in, but only cause they were training people. Other than that, friendly welcome, room was great, especially the fact they had fans and air conditioning on such a hot day. We went to the theatre in the evening which was 10 mins away. And morning breakfast was delicious and full of choice. My partner was coeliac and they had options for her. So all in all great experience.
    Reviewed August 04, 2018
    Dear Samuel 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 August 06, 2018
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
    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
    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
    8.4
    Excellent
    Frances from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Standard Family (3 Adults)
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018
    Very pleasant stay. Breakfast worth £12 extra”
    Very clean, well organised hotel near Old Street tube station. We were upgraded to a larger room which was a nice surprise. Staff very helpful, work hard and make this a hotel I would return too. We paid extra for breakfast but there was a very good selection. Also it's very helpful that the hotel will look after bags if needed at no extra charge on checkout day.
    Reviewed May 01, 2018
    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
    9.6
    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
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    martin from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
    Brilliant hotel for a fantastic anniversary weekend.”
    The staff in the hotel were fantastic the manager of the Saturday morning was brilliant, allowing me to open a bottle of champagne in his restaurant for free, complimentary chocolate cheese cake (which was delicious), brilliant quiet hotel wonderful facilities clean and well presented. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
    Reviewed March 26, 2018
    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
    5.2
    Kate from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
    Tired and run down”
    This hotel is split into two halves - with a drop off area in between. One side is shiny and renovated, the other, unmanned side is tired and less well looked after. The rooms and corridors have a unpleasant ‘cabbage’ aroma and room service dishes are stashed in the infrequently used stairways for days. Lightbulbs needed repeated prompting to be replaced, and although maid service replaced linen and toiletries, the general feel was one of unloved. Breakfast buffet was varied, nicely cooked but disproportionate attention was given to larger family groups with regards table service compared to lone travellers who were just left to their own devices to find a table. This happened on 2 out of 3 occasions during my stay. My booking with Agoda did not transfer across to the hotel booking system so I was left waiting at check in for 20mins whilst it was resolved. Having paid £485 for 3 nights, this well located hotel which should provide well for a business traveler was disappointing.
    Reviewed November 07, 2018
    Dear Kate 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 for the experience you describe. I apologise for any inconvenience caused - this is a below standard for all services we provide. We will take your feedback on board and address these issues to ensure the standard does not fall short again. We are working hard to better the hotel and we hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future. Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator
    Responded November 08, 2018
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
    8.8
    Excellent
    Dean from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2018
    Value for money - fourth floor ”
    Breakfast - excellent Staff - excellent Room - good, tv could do with updating Bathroom - excellent Bed - excellent Value for money - very much so
    Reviewed January 03, 2019
    Dear Dean Thank you for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us and everything was to your liking. Thank you for your feedback regarding the bathroom. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator
    Responded January 03, 2019
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