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Cardiff
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights on a visit to see my daughter who lives a coupe of minutes walk away and it was really convenient for us. Location is brilliant with Borough Tube station is 2 mins walk and it is a short walk to Borough Market and less than 30 mins to Tower Bridge. We had a Premier...

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

Dear CardiffZorro, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I really appreciate your kind feedback. I would highly recommend you to take advantage of our early booking promotions in order to find the best available rate. Regarding the air-condition units is a facility we can offer you upon request and my team will be more than happy to...

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2015

You could not wish for a better apartment from which you can walk into Central London and enjoy the sites. We personally visited the site of the 2012 Olympic Games. Only problem was it rained whilst we were there, but not Marlins fault, just the English weather!!

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

Dear DavidSHarris, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I really appreciate your kind feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. Kindest regards, Lucas Dracopoulos Operations Manager

Wantage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Stayed here while in London celebrating our grandaughters 5th birthday. What a lovely place to stay. So central for everything we wanted to do. Lovely views over London from the 5th floor apartment. Very well equipped and lovely bathroom and ensuite and very reasonable price. Also the underground parking was very reasonable and convenient considering the area, Staff very pleasant...

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

Dear ROSEMARY R, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I really appreciate your kind words on your feedback. I’m glad to hear that product and service met your expectations and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. My team and I would like to wish to your granddaughter every health and success...

Wisbech, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2015

again after reading reviews i went with trepidation, and my only fault would be they could be a little more open about the details of the security bond rather than having to get information from reviews, but anyway i was aware before i arrived so this wasnt an issue, the staff were very helpful on arrival and on checkout when...

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

Dear JohnMallett, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I really appreciate your kind feedback. I’m glad to hear that product and service met your expectations and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. Thank you for pointing out the pre authorisation requirement which will be needed upon arrival. I can ensure that...

Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Lovely apartment especially if staying with family. Our room's located on the third floor and we never had trouble with noise. Kitchen is well-equipped with utensils, pots, plates + dishwasher, microwave and a whole lot more. It has an ironing board too if clothes needed a little straightening. Included in the bathroom is a tub -- perfect for a little...

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

Dear 05149S2, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I really appreciate your kind feedback. I’m really sorry regarding the issues with the hot water and the WiFi you had. Further to my investigation with the maintenance team the problem was a faulty element on your apartment’s boiler which caused the problem. Regarding the WiFi we had a...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We stayed at Marlin Apartments over the New Year and had a wonderful experience. The spacious layout of the apartment, well-stocked kitchen, dishwasher and washing machine made it feel like we were comfortably at home while on vacation with our two children. The property has a very new, clean feel to it. Also, the location is just a block or...

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

Dear dansanuf, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I really appreciate your kind feedback. I’m glad to hear that product and service met your expectations and we are looking forward to welcome you and your family back in the near future. Kindest regards, Lucas Dracopoulos Operations Manager

West Yorkshire
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

I'd read a lot of reviews on here prior to our stay and wasn't expecting great things. I was honestly pleasantly surprised. The lobby area is modern, very clean and well kept. The staff on check in were friendly, polite and checked us in promptly. We got an apartment on the 4th floor. The corridor leading to the apartment had...

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

Dear notthecentralhouse, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I really appreciate your kind feedback. I’m glad to hear that product and service met your expectations and I’m really sorry for the status of the corridors which as you mentioned having almost 25 apartments in each floor can easily get traffic. I can ensure you that the residential...

Reviewed 15 May 2015

Amazing Apartment, but it needs to have a little work done on it, Shower room had mould all round and the paintwork coming off the walls.... The only thing I will say in that make it clearer on the booking (before confirmation) about £ 200 on a credit card and photo ID.... this would make things clearer for people... Reception...

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

Dear nicki b, Thank you for staying with us and I really appreciate your feedback. I’m glad to hear that you liked your apartment and I really appreciate your comments regarding the bathroom cleanliness and the paintwork in your bathroom. Further to your departure when I checked your apartment I also found the issues and I instructed my maintenance team...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Stayed here for the first time, usually use hotels for business trips. A great alternative for those who want more than the usual hotel experience. I was upgraded which was a nice surprise. The apartment was lovely. Well equipped kitchen with dining area (also had dishwasher & washing machine). There is a Tesco 2 doors away so convenient for food...

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

Dear Sam P, Thank you for staying with us and I really appreciate your kind feedback. I’m glad to hear that product and service met your expectations. As you mentioned our aim is to deliver the best available product in combination with excellent guest service. We are very happy that your experience at Marlin apartments left you satisfied and we...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2015

At the prices they offer - this is a really good alternative to a hotel. There is a catch however... Its set up like an apartment complex and gives you a feeling of Uni Halls... The location is fantastic and the apartment are very clean and have virtually everything you need for a week long stay.

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

Dear Dushyant D, Thank you for staying with us and I really appreciate your kind feedback. I’m glad to hear that product and service met your expectations. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back to Empire Square on near future. Kindest regards, Lucas Dracopoulos Operations Manager

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Staying in Southwark

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Southwark
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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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: $185 - $378 (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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