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“1 month business stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Marlin Apartments - Empire Square
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   34 Long Lane | 5-8 Empire Square South, London SE1 4NA, England   |  
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Ranked #73 of 662 Specialty Lodging in London
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 hotel reviews
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“1 month business stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I've had the pleasure of staying at Marlin Apartments for a full month while working. I appreciated the fact that it was located very close to the places I needed to go, with Borough station just 5 minutes away.

The apartments are very comfortable, clean and whatever requests I had (e.g. needed extra coat hangers, printing boarding tickets etc.) were quickly resolved by their concierge.

I will definitely want to stay with Marlin Apartments in the future

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Exellent location. We stayed in 1 bedroom appartment. It was clean, warm, well furnished. Very friendly and helpful staff at the reception. We will make a reservation here again and recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The Marlin Apartments provide a great alternative to a hotel, plenty of room, great location and very reasonably priced with all the comforts of home including dishwasher, washing machine.
Whilst they do not offer the usual hotel trappings, such as restaurant, room service etc due to location this was not too much of a worry.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

For the location, value and amenities, Marlin Apartments is unbeatable! I can't believe the deal given London's notorious prices. I am currently a student in London, and my family and I just stayed at the Empire Square location for a week. The rooms are clean, spacious and modern, with flat screen TVs and all updated kitchen appliances as well as a washer for laundry and dishwasher. The showers are also quite nice.
Situated between Borough and London Bridge tube stations, this was a quick ride from my university in central London. During lunch, we went to the famous Borough Market for delicious sandwiches, curries and snacks. For dinner, there are an abundance of great local restaurants and cracking pubs within walking distance of the apartments. And even if you fancy making your own food or bringing takeaway, especially for longer stays, this was perfect. In the past, hotels in central London have been much more expensive and provided much less than Marlin. It is close to South Bank, Tower of London, the Shard, and many more tourist sites and shopping locations such as Oxford Circus, to walk to or hop on a bus or tube to.
Catalin and the rest of the staff are so friendly and helpful to any issues we had throughout our stay. My family and I will be making reservations here from now on! Perfect for longer trips if you want a great value in central London.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Coalville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I really don't know why this place is so cheap, I paid nearly twice as much for a hotel room 5 mins walk away the following night (long story). Perhaps it's because there are no hotel facilities as such - just a check in desk. But there are bars restaurants and shops right outside the front door and more if you walk a few mins to Borough High St.

I had a bedroom, kitchen/living room and bathroom - all clean and modern - for about £150. I had to put my dishes in the dishwasher and take out the rubbish but that's hardly a major chore. I reccomend this place.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Stayed 2 nights in a studio, which was nicely kitted out, spacious and clean. Good central location, especially for the City, right by Borough station. And best of all, the low price makes it a perfect option for couples og friends away to London for a weekend.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Colne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Fantastic location (very central and ideal for Borough Market). Allocated a 2 bedroom apartment on 4th floor (try and get a higher floor if you can so you have a great view across the City - 6th floor up if you can). Warm, clean, well furnished and very comfortable beds! We will book again and recommend to others. Booked through Hoseasons City Breaks team and get a good price!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marlin Apartments - Empire Square

Address: 34 Long Lane | 5-8 Empire Square South, London SE1 4NA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 662 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marlin Apartments - Empire Square 4*
Number of rooms: 220
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 
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