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Marlin Apartments - Empire Square

34 Long Lane | 5-8 Empire Square South, London SE1 4NN, England
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  • The View from The Shard
    0.5 km
  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 23 November 2016
Superb apartments in great location
Used these places for a few years and never disappoint. All... more
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Used these places for a few years and never disappoint. All serviced apartments with 1 or 2 bedrooms. All very large and well equipped, all you will need in them. Always clean and concierge on site so help if needed. 2 minutes walk to Borough tube and 10 from London Bridge. Tesco Express in building, so you can grab what...

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

Dear aking73, Thank you for the feedback about your stay at Marlin Apartments Empire Square. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience with us so much, and that you were able to benefit from both the comfort of our rooms and the convenience of our location. I also thank you for your kind words about the...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I have spent 3 nights in the Marlin apartments empire square. The apartment is very well located and the furnishing is also fine. But there was no functional toilet in the room! the toilet flush was broken. They told us that there is no other room available but they would send somebody to fix it the next day. Nobody came...

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

Dear 941anonym, Thank you for posting your review of Marlin Apartments Empire Square. I am most concerned to hear of your experience during your recent visit. We use all comments and feedback from our guests to improve the product and services we offer. I can assure you this is not an example of our usual high standards at Marlin Apartments...

Reviewed 9 November 2016

I had paid for the room in advance. I did not understand why it was necessary to have to give a copy of photo ID at reception (which they would not return) and leave a £200 deposit on a card. They would not allow me to book in unless I did this. I was only there for one night. They...

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

Dear LeicesterDaisy, Thank you so much for taking time to write a review here on Tripadvisor about your stay with Marlin Apartments Empire Square. I am truly sorry that you were not fully satisfied with your check in process, our team is dedicated to follow company procedures all the time hence why they have requested you to provide a copy...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Booked apartment as a birthday treat for my partner whilst we went out in London. When he arrived before me, they refused to give him entry to the apartment unless I was there even though I spoke to them on the phone, I had paid in full and had all the booking details. They insisted that they refund me and...

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

Dear 73ruthx, Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor about your recent stay with us Marlin Apartments Empire Square. I am really disappointed that you did not fully enjoyed your stay with us. As a company we need to follow check in procedures to ensure safety and security in the building hence why it is very important that the arriving...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Spent a week in the Marlin Apartments Empire square and I won't be rushing back. The apartment was clean and well furnished, which was a good start, unfortunately it went downhill from there. On my first morning I woke up to find my milk, juice, and water frozen. The fridge had been set to it's maximum cold setting. These things...

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

Dear Thomas F , Thank you for staying with Marlin Apartments and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am happy to see that you found the apartment was clean and well furnished, we are renowned for our high standards of housekeeping and quality. I am saddened to hear about all the issues that made your stay inconvenient. Please allow...

Reviewed 22 October 2016

My partner and I stayed in Marlin Apartments - Empire Square for 3 nights and can honestly say we truly enjoyed every minute of our trip. Our main purpose was to visit the Royal Albert Hall but we wanted to stay in a location that was close to good restaurants and retails units. London Bridge station is very close by...

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

Dear woodseoin, Thank you so much for taking time to review your stay at Marlin Apartments Empire Square it was a a pleasure to read your review. I am truly glad you have enjoyed staying with us and Also I was delighted to learn that you found the team members to be very friendly and helpful. I will definitely ensure...

Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Superb location. Quiet and spacious apartments. Well equipped kitchens. Also really handy Tesco express just next door. Lots of other shops nearby too. Booking is fabulous with Nicole very smooth every time. Friendly and accommodating reception who are there 24/7 and always helpful. Very close to Borough tube station , less than 15 minutes to Canary Wharf and even closer...

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

Dear Hannah, Thank you for taking time to review us here at TripAdvisor. It is always nice to read positive comments about our apartments in one of the greatest location in London. Our Team is always proud to read that they are friendly and helpful and this kind of feedback encourages them to their best all the time. I do...

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Reasonable location on the south side of the river. a 40/50min walk from here to the South Bank/County Hall area. Serviced apartments offering presentable accommodation. Secure underground parking payable as an extra. Apartment was clean but in need of some TLC. Separate kitchenette area. Door hanging off washing machine cupboard, tap leaking on kitchen sink leaving a water mark over...

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

Dear steveandsuzie, Thank you for your review, your feedback is valued here at Marlin Apartments Empire Square. I am glad to read that you found our reception team friendly. It is always good to know that in some of the areas we do perform well and in some maybe we need to pay more attention as in this case is...

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one portion of our honeymoon! seems like a cool place to live. Short walk to the borough sub station! Good places to eat around and a gym next door. The apartments are super secure and new and offer great views and nice amenities

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

Dear Lindsey V, I would like to thank your for writing your review on TripAdvisor about your stay at Empire Square Marlin Apartments. I am very glad you have enjoyed staying with us and we look forward greeting you again here at Empire Square or any of our 6 fabulous locations across London. With Warmest Regards, Joana Mikionyte Operations Manager

Reviewed 1 October 2016

Tube and rail access is good. Plenty to choose from for restaurants in the area, particularly Borough Market. Note there is no air conditioning and on a warm summer evening it can be uncomfortable. WiFi performance was poor in my room, though my colleague elsewhere in the building had good service.

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

Dear Ray W, Thank you for taking time to review your stay at Marlin Apartments. I am very glad you found that our location is very convenient in relation to the tube and restaurants especially when we have our famous Borough Market Round the corner. I am very sorry about poor Wifi connection, our team is there 24hr and they...

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Staying in Southwark

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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: RM572 - RM1,360 (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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