It was clean and the staff very helpful.
The breakfast was good: it had a wide selection of foods.
The biggest problem is the location. It's about a 15minute walk or a bus ride from a tube stop which isn't the worst unless you have lots of luggage.
Clean comfortable hotel - sixth floor but good views. Queuing for breakfast Saturday morning not so good but staff worked hard to minimise wait.
Good buffet breakfast (included in tariff in this deal so good value)
Good location for sightseeing.
We stayed here for five nights. The hotel, while older, has been refurbished, including free
WiFi, and was quite nice. The room was clean and the housekeeping staff were very intent on making sure we lacked for nothing. The same is true of the
staff, in general.
The breakfast buffet was excellent and well worth the money we paid for it.
The only down side to the hotel is the location. For tourists, like us, it is a bit of a journey to get to the museums and other areas of interests. But, it is only a five minute walk to the closest tube station and from there you can get anywhere.
If you want a fancy room, this is not the hotel for you but if you want a nice, comfortable, clean room, this would be a place to consider.
Hotel well situated for business travellers, especially if wanting to visit the financial heart of London. Good all-round standard very reasonably priced for London. Only ca. 5-10 minutes walk from Old Street Underground. Will definitely look to
stay at the Thistle City Barbican on future business trips to London. Hotel even has own gym/fitness area incl. pool.
I stayed here for one night after flying from Chicago.
Area is OK but it's a short walk to Islington which is an
area I know well and is a more happening area.
Room I was in was pretty tiny which is par for the course in London for budget
Staff was super helpful and nice so no problems there.
Hotel was sort of non descript looking so I walked right passed it , hailed a cab to take me 3 blocks back from where I was , cab cost was £3.50 , hilarity was priceless.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Laundrette across the street was convenient however super expensive , £25 for about 10lbs /5 kgs of clothes
for s service wash.
RIPPOFF! There are other places that will do it for much less
The hotel was imperfect location for our visit to London as art teachers we had come for a one night trip to visit all the galleries . The breakfast was excellent only wish I had got up earlier to eat more ! Very pleasant staff . Only negative was
the drinks where to expensive !!
Stayed one night. V nice hotel with friendly staff and good vegitarian options in the Restaraunt we had a v good price through e bookers. The bar was v expensive and we did not have breakfast but went to a lovely little cafe near Angel tube. Would
definitely go back