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Marlin Apartments - Empire Square

2.2 km from London centre
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34 Long Lane | 5-8 Empire Square South, London SE1 4NN, England
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Blackwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The room I can't fault, really nice room and brilliant location. The things that let it down though where when we arrived we weren't told about the £500 deposit and neither where this group that traveled down from Manchester who where unfortunately not aloud to stay because of this and they didn't get there money back. I proved I wasn't...

1Thank Eddie1997
Essex England
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shame that I used to book this as a preference but this stay has done it for me, all windows wide open and no heating it was freezing, filter coffee provided but no cafetière !!! They used to give free water but nothing!!! Reception staff unhelpful when asked why there was no plug in the bath! Won't be returning

1Thank MikeUK66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here 11 days with another 3 weeks to go and trying to get someone to sort out the tv which displays no signal for the last 11 days . Everyone comes up n unplugs n replugs the tv and promises to contact sky but still no resolution each day. Getting quite frustrated now. The wifi is also ridiculously slow...

Thank Mariam R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spacious apartment, spotlessly clean, Good kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, large sized fridge and freezer. Very pleased with our stay there - will definitely return as more convenient than staying in a hotel. Heating system excellent.

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Describe the service you experienced: Not very good service at all. We arrived early and were told our room was not ready but if we paid £30 we could check in early. Tried to ask for the simplest of help and it was very hard. We checked into our room that was supposed to sleep 6 people. We only had...

Thank Bren R
EmpireSquare S, Manager at Marlin Apartments - Empire Square, responded to this review

Dear Bren R, Thank you for taking time to leave us a feedback. I am disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your stay with us. I do apologise for the inconvenience caused with your stay. We value our customer feedback and we invest our time and effort to make the guest experience more enjoyable . I would like...

Reviewed 4 January 2017

My family of four recently stayed at Marlin Apartments, Empire Square over the Christmas holiday. We were very pleased with our 2-bedroom apartment. I don't think we would have found anything as nice or with as much space for the same price anywhere in London. The location was excellent, very close to three Tube stops, which made it very easy...

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EmpireSquare S, Manager at Marlin Apartments - Empire Square, responded to this review

Dear Michele R, Thank you for your feedback. I do apologise for the impression you had while visiting us. I am glad to read that you had a pleasant stay with us and thank you very much for the comments of your stay. We value our customer feedback and we invest our time and effort to make the guest experience...

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I always look at Marlin when it comes to visits in London. I find booking an apartment a lot better than a hotel for just because I have more living space compared to a box room a hotel can offer for similar price! The room had everything I needed and everything was clean and tidy. The hallways was slightly messy...

Thank Wesley C
EmpireSquare S, Manager at Marlin Apartments - Empire Square, responded to this review

Dear Wesley C, Thank you for taking time to leave us a feedback. I am glad to read you have enjoyed your stay with us and you are happy with our services. The view is one of the benefits with our apartments on the higher floor and the view is really beautiful . We are looking forward to welcome you...

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Repeating visit to London with Marlin Apartments this time different location, great hosting like always, super clean and amazing views shard amazing during the night and great service. Great location and very well connected.

Thank Ekaitz B
EmpireSquare S, Manager at Marlin Apartments - Empire Square, responded to this review

Dear Ekaitz, Thank you very much for such a nice feedback. We are very glad you have enjoyed your stay with us, it is always pleasure to read about great guest experiences in Empire Square! We are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. Kindest Regards, Joana Mikionyte Operations Manager

Johnston, Iowa
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My family of 4 stayed at the Marlin over Christmas and Boxing Day. The first apartment we were given was ok but not a great view. After my husband complained we were given a corner room on the 5th floor with a great view so it paid to ask for better. Not sure why we weren't given the better room...

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EmpireSquare S, Manager at Marlin Apartments - Empire Square, responded to this review

Dear RockenRhonda, Thank you for the feedback about your stay with us at Marlin Apartments Empire Square! I was glad to read that eventually you received a nice apartment with the nice view and I am very sorry with regards to the bathroom. It is always helpful to receive a feedback from the guest to make some improvements or to...

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Kids loved it - late check in and close to the Shard. I bit of rubbish in the corridors and a update of the communal areas would make this place even better. House keeping a little more attention on fridge cleanliness needed. Reception staff are friendly and helpful. View from the balcony is amazing. If your budget allows it's a...

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EmpireSquare S, Manager at Marlin Apartments - Empire Square, responded to this review

Dear Famising, Thank you for your stay with Marlin Apartments and for your feedback shared on TripAdvisor. It was lovely to read that your kids enjoyed to stay with us! Reception team were glad to read nice comments as they do work hard to ensure we keep our guest happy and comfortable. Our apologies in relation to corridors and the...

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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated at London Bridge, just minutes from London’s financial district, this landmark development provides unrivalled access to London’s City centre and it’s most inspiring attractions. These cutting edge apartments fuse London’s cosmopolitan culture with award winning contemporary design, encompassing a vast internal courtyard and private landscaped gardens. Modern furnishings complement the large living space in each apartment, with many offering striking views across London. The emphasis is on light and space, with most apartments boasting large scenic windows and floor-to-ceiling glazing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marlin Apartments - Empire Square

Address: 34 Long Lane | 5-8 Empire Square South, London SE1 4NN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Southwark
Price Range: $198 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Marlin Apartments - Empire Square 4.5*
Number of rooms: 220
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“Higher the Better. There is a road nearby, plus people walking home late from London Bridge. Balcony adds more room for a family.”
  • View of The Shard from the lounge
  • View of central courtyard of apartments.Mixture of owner & rental.
  • Lounge, kitchen, diner. Lots of light & separate areas
  • Decent sized bedroom, with drawers and plenty of hanging & storage space
  • Decent sized bathroom
  • Extensive kitchen if you want to keep to budget.
 of 5 bubbles ColinandJulia, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have great views”
 of 5 bubbles aking73, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“GO somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles 73ruthx, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a shard view - but dont expect to get one! we didn't !”
 of 5 bubbles KettlesInverness, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“I cant comment on the other apartments, but apartment was near perfect (Apartment 8)”
 of 5 bubbles sampatel228, 15 May 2016 | Read review
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