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).
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.
Bedroom Numbers: 129
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 10.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout. Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Citadines chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Citadines St Marks Islington: is 0.6 miles (0.9 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 79% and rates start from about £120.
Citadines Holborn Covent Garden: is 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 80% and base rates begin at about £151.
Citadines Trafalgar Square: 1.5 miles (2.5 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £178.
Citadines South Kensington: 4.0 miles (6.5 km), rated at 83% and with rates from around £156.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 79% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 83%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Citadines Hotels across the chain average 80% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Citadines hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 526th from 847 London hotels, 4th of 5 Citadines Hotels, and 243rd of 321 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 £139 and which has an 85% guest satisfaction rating. The Malmaison Hotel Farringdon also offers: free WiFi.
However you may well prefer to stay with apartments for your accommodation, an alternative apartment is the The Rosebery Apartments. It is 0.6 miles (1.0 km) with rates from £144 having scored a guest rating of 91%.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury Hotel. 0.8 miles from here (1.2 km), achieving a rating of 76% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £84.
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 4 Star The Rookery could be a good choice. The Rookery is only 0.2 miles (0.4 km) away. The Rookery is one of the top rated London hotels with a 91% guest satisfaction rating.
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: 15 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 79%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 72%). Top 4 star hotels are Apex London Wall Hotel and the Apex Temple Court (both 93%). Overall the best rated hotel is Rosewood London Hotel (5 star) at 95%.
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 £127 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 78%) while the highest base rates are £390 at Rosewood London Hotel (5 Star, 95%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £177, Four Star average: £124, Three Star average: £89 and Two Star average: £51.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Citadines Barbican Apartments 39th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 17th for the 19 four star hotels in the area. 18th of 50 (6th of 19 four star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 36th of 43 when judging value for money (Montcalm Royal London House was top).