Ratings based on 92 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.9 out of 5
49% of guests recommend
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Atlanta, GA

Won't go back

Posted 30-Nov-2011
My main disastisfaction is that I booked a double room (room with one double bed, that sleeps 2) because I was on vacation with my husband. When we show up, they tell us that they no longer have double rooms available, but they'll give us a room with two twin beds. They have more rooms available with king and queen beds, but we'd have to pay a lot more for them. Shouldn't we be upgraded for free or at least a discounted price, when it was their problem that they overbooked the type of room that we had prepaid and booked? Besides the lobby, everything else just felt old and outdated.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

thistle barbican london

Posted 18-Jan-2011 on Hotels.com
overall not bad and a lot cheaper than others in the area.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 29-Nov-2010 on Hotels.com
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Thistle Barbican London

Posted 02-Nov-2010 on Hotels.com
Not worth the money, no breakfast. Dirty dated rooms, bathroom musky and smelly, shower poor, towels dirty low quality. Bar staff ignored us for 5 mins on 3 occasions when noone else there. Front desk staff professional and happy could teach others the same courtesy! Twin rooms 1610 & 1618 need improving from 1980's decor and furnishings. Great location for Hoxton Old St or Shoreditch but better hotels nearer.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Dorset

The Hotel Thistle City Barbican

Posted 30-Oct-2010 on Hotels.com
The Hotel furnishings looked old and in need of replacement. The room was extremely small and although not dirty the bathroom was shabby and worn due to its age. Apart from being conveniently positioned to my friends flat I would not recommend this Hotel to others and was disappointed as Thistle Hotels are generally of a good standard.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 22-Oct-2010 on Hotels.com
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 19-Oct-2010 on Hotels.com
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller from Sweden

Thistle City Barbican

Posted 07-Oct-2010 on Hotels.com
Generally okey but breakfast was a mess, couldn't handle the amount of people, and the elevator got stuck and there was no sign of or information from the staff whatsoever.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Toilets in City Hotel

Posted 21-Jun-2010 on Hotels.com
My room had serious plumbing problems. When the room next to would have a shower or use their, the toilet in my room would start gurgling and spitting really load, enough to keep you up. Also, the next day my bathroom smelt like a sewage farm, yet I hadn't used my toilet at all.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Barbican Thistle

Posted 21-Jun-2010 on Hotels.com
Very expensive for a room that essentially, was no better than in a middle of the road bed and breakfast. Very dated decor, furniture, bathroom pretty grotty. Good breakfast though..