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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

North Yorkshire, England
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment at Marlin Apartments – Empire Square The welcome we received from the reception staff was very good. Both ladies were attentive and helpful. Tip – don’t forget you photo ID (particularly if you are a UK traveller) Don’t be put off, when you leave the lift and enter the corridor to your room,...

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

Dear hotchef1967, Thank you for choosing to stay at Marlin Empire Square, and for taking the time to share your experience with others. I really appreciate your kind feedback and I am very saddened to hear that you were not happy with the bathroom general clearance and the dusty elements. As this comment is extremely rare i can ensure you...

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2015

We stayed here for a couple of nights. The apartments are convenient for the Borough tube station so a good location for getting anywhere in London. The lobby area was a disappointing first impression , but the apartment itself was fantastic, large and with a huge, comfy bed. I would be happy to stay here again.

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

Dear Debbiedoodle1, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Empire Square and I really appreciate your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I’m glad you enjoyed apartments and the location and i’m really sorry for the lobby impression you had over the last stay. I can ensure you that the residential Manager is aware of your feedback...

edinburgh
Reviewed 9 May 2015

I have been using Marlin Apartments for 7 months while working in London. They are really popular and personally I love staying there although it seems to be harder to get the rooms I like - the staff are really helpful and try very hard to help everyone and it may just be that they are so busy all the...

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

Dear ruth066, Thank you very much indeed for choosing to stay at Empire Square and for your ongoing loyalty to Marlin Apartments. I really appreciate your feedback regarding your recent stay with us and your kind words. As you mentioned having the building almost full on daily basis we can not always guarantee apartment allocation on high floors with views,...

Gascony
Reviewed 5 May 2015

I used to stay here regularly on business but now go elsewhere when I can. These apartments were once much better maintained and managed, and now represent poorer value for money, although the London managed apartment scene is overall much pricier due to tourist demand. Too bad as it's a good building in a great location, but the public areas...

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

Dear GasconySeismic, Thank you very much indeed for choosing to stay at Empire Square and for your ongoing loyalty to Marlin Apartments. I really appreciate your feedback regarding your recent stay with us and I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the common areas of the building. Please be informed that as Empire Square is shared...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Great location, super fast broadband but very shabby, poorly maintained & Faulty Towers-esque service. In the year since my last visit the common areas have been significantly worn and carpets soiled. I've been a regular visitor at Marlin apartments over 6 years, at Empire Sq, Stratford and Canary Wharf. Previously I have been a major fan. This current visit has...

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

Dear Stiofán M, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay and I appreciate your ongoing loyalty with Marlin Apartments. I’m really sorry to hear that your apartment did not meet your expectations, in spite of our high standard of cleanliness and rigorous quality controls. Please rest assured that quality is one of our core values, and your feedback...

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2015

I stayed here for 4 nights with a friend. The location is excellent however i requested for the room to be extra clean due to dust allergies. Since this was not solved it resolved in an unenjoyable experience.

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

Dear Sid K, Thank you for choosing to stay at Marlin Empire Square, and for taking the time to share your experience with others. I really appreciate your kind feedback and I am very saddened to hear that your apartment did not meet your expectations. Please rest assured that quality is one of our core values, and your feedback will...

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We arrived at 3pm, the earliest we were told we could check in. We had booked a 2 bedroomed apartment with car parking. All seemed to go well at check in. We drove around to the back of the complex to the underground car park. We were told after we had parked, to look for the white door to exit...

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

Dear GVaatstra, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at Empire Square, and for taking the time to review your experience on TripAdvisor. I’m delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and I really appreciate your kind feedback. It’s a pleasure to hear that our product and service met you expectations. I have shared with my...

Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

This apartment worked out very well for us, especially considering the alternative hotels in London. It was neat, clean, and the staff was helpful. Loredana, especially was very helpful and friendly, plus spoke excellent Italian, putting at ease all my family members. My experience was very good overall. I will definitely use Marlin Apartments again.

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

Dear NMassimo77, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I really appreciate your kind feedback. It’s our pleasure to hear that our product and service met you expectations. I’ve shared with my team your feedback including Loredana which is more than happy to hear your lovely words. My team and I look forward to welcome you back soon...

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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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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: $210 - $425 (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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