$135 Avg/night
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Citadines Barbican London

3 stars
View map of 7 Goswell Road, London, EC 1M 7AH

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Ratings and reviews for Citadines Barbican London

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Citadines Barbican London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 18, 2010

Budget Room inthe center of London

I liked the hotel even with the small room. The fold out bed was surprisingly comfortable. I was dismayed when they said that they only cleaned the room once a week. Even with that knowledge, I would return .. and plan accordingly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Know the tube and bus routes so that it is easy to return if the weather is inclement.

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Review of Citadines Barbican London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
From Williamsburg to London
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Dec 8, 2009

Very good for the independent traveler

The "apart hotel" worked very well for us as we are budget travelers and not in need of extra frills. The kitchenette was especially handy, and we used it everyday for at least one meal. Overall we had a pleasant experience on our first trip sightseeing to London from NY. I thought the location was great - convenient, but not in the center of tourist hell. The only major problem was that there were no ventilation fans in kitchen or bathroom (although visible vents), and if we opened the window the street was too noisy (also windows directly across the way). We were in the back of the hotel, and there was a major building under construction within view. If the windows were closed then it was very quiet. Since we are from NYC this type of noise and small room were not out of the realm of our experience. The pullout bed (softish foam) and pillows (soft) were surprisingly comfortable. The ethernet connection did not work at first on my macbook pro, but I just had to restart my comp and the modem.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The immediate area around Barbican looks ugly (concrete modern buildings), but very nearby is a very old part of town (on the way to Smithfield Market) that was interesting. Smithfield market has clubs and upscale bars, and is very similar the the Meatpacking district in Manhattan. Tesco is right by Barbican station and open till 11pm, and there is a sandwich shop open 24hrs (!) on St Johns Ln. NYers will appreciate this!

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Review of Citadines Barbican London

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Berkshire girl
Business
Santa Cruz. CA
Nov 10, 2009

Citadines Hotel Barbican, London

We wanted a kitchenette, so we took what we could get. The studio (for 2) is a lot like tent camping. Once the beds are down, there's no room to move. One of the beds had a missing slat and collapsed under my husband when he sat on it. OK, we knew they didn't change the towels, etc., but the towels were tiny and thin. The showers are warm enough, but water pressure minimal. Phone didn't work and they let us use the phone at the front desk, but still... On the plus side, the Barbican area is very quiet at night, since the office buildings are empty. It may be dull for some folks, but we enjoyed quiet sleep. You can walk to St. Paul's in 10 minutes, although it's a pretty deserted walk at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Citadines Barbican London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NH
Jul 19, 2009

Convenient, clean, pleasant stff

Great location for walking to St Pauls, Globe Theatre, Victoria Bank, tube station, grocery.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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