Hotel in Detail:The Citadines Barbican Apartments are equipped with all modern conveniences. This is an all suite property with 120 studio apartments and 9 spacious one bedroom apartments, and offers such hotel amenities as 24 hour reception, a restaurant (breakfast) and launderette. There are safety deposit box facilities at reception. Within the building is a WiFi internet zone along with a business corner..
All studios and flats have a bathroom with hairdryer and toiletries. They come with a fully-equipped kitchen area (stove, microwave/grill, fridge, dishwasher) which is separate in two-room flats, TV with satellite channels, direct-line phone with IDD and voicemail, hi-fi system, Steam iron & ironing board, safe, high speed internet access and individual safety deposit box. House linen provided (linen changed and house-cleaning once a week free of charge). Additional house-cleaning service on request and charged according to requirements.
Complimentary wireless internet access tho8ghout building.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Barbican 246 yards (224 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.3 miles (2.1 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.6 miles (10.6 km). There are 3 mainline railway stations and 5 tube stops within half a mile (0.8 km).
The Citadines Barbican London Apartment-Hotel is located in an area on the edge the main financial district, the City of London, and around 1 mile from central London and the main tourist areas. This particular part of London is Clerkenwell but better known as Barbican thanks to the large Barbican Arts Complex just 0.3 miles from the hotel. Directly south of the hotel is the historic St Pauls Cathedral (0.5 miles) while the Museum of London is even closer at 0.3 miles. Local places of interest include Smithfield's Meat Market (1/4 of a mile) which has been located here for over 800 years. While there are shops and restaurants in the surrounding area this is really a business district with many facilities shutting at night and weekends. You will have to take a short taxi ride eats or west for a wider choice of venues and facilities. Public transport links are excellent with a tube station less than 200 yards and many bus routes running along Goswell Road. Taxis are also plentiful in this busy area (weekdays).
Bedroom Numbers: 129
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 10.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.4 out of 5 by 2002 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.4 out of 5 from 1671 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 243 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 331 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs £35 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Citadines chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Citadines Holborn Covent Garden: is 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 82% and rates start from about £111.
Citadines Trafalgar Square: is 1.5 miles (2.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 82% and base rates begin at about £127.
Citadines South Kensington: 4.0 miles (6.5 km), rated at 87% and with rates from around £119.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Citadines Hotels have an average guest rating of 84%. The Citadines Barbican Apartments with its rating of 88% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Citadines hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 223rd from 865 London hotels, 1st of 4 Citadines Hotels, and 83rd of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Citadines Barbican Apartments and not too far (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Malmaison Hotel Farringdon, where prices begin from around £103 and which has an 81% guest satisfaction rating. The Malmaison Hotel Farringdon also offers: free WiFi.
If your mainly looking at apartments maybe have a look at the The Rosebery Apartments. It is 0.6 miles (1.0 km) away with rates from £152 having scored a guest rating of 90%.Perhaps you would prefer a cheaper option? In that case one to look at is the Grange Buckingham Hotel. 1.1 miles away (1.8 km), has scored 81% from former guests where rates start from approximately £68.
Prefer a tried and tested hotel close by judged by its guests ratings? We think the 5 Star Montcalm Royal London House stands out in that regard. The Montcalm Royal London House is only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away. The Montcalm Royal London House has an extremely high guest rating of 94%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (7-21 Goswell Road, EC1 postcode) that we list cover a 1.0 miles (1.7 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 16 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 81%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 68%). Top 4 star hotels are The Rookery, Apex London Wall Hotel and Apex Temple Court (all three rated 91%). Overall the best rated hotel is Batty Langley's (5 star) at 96%.
Base Rates: A look at how hotels compare for starting rates (base rates). These published rates are long term rates so do not take account of special deals and offers. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £128 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £43 at Arriva Hotel (2 Star, 66%) while the highest base rates are £363 at Rosewood London Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £174, Four Star average: £120, Three Star average: £99 and Two Star average: £46.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Citadines Barbican Apartments 27th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 11th for the 18 four star hotels in the area. 9th of 50 (1st of 18 four star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 6th of 38 when judging value for money (Z Hotel Shoreditch was top).