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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was lucky enough to stay in the penthouse apartment for my 21st birthday and I can highly recommend it. All the rooms were spotless, the beds were huge and very comfortable and the two balconies over looking London were to die for! The staff were very helpful with setting us up in the wifi and catered to our every... More 

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CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The rooms were clean but tired, in need of a fresh coat of paint and some basic maintenance. There is no air conditioning! The rooms get stuffy and stale quickly unless you keep all the windows open but then you are stuck with awful street noise! A noisy pub, lots of loud busses, and loud people walking by. The tube... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at reception and the lady was dealing with a family of guests before us who didn't speak English and so had to communicate with an English speaking family member on the phone. There was another member of staff behind the desk and after 15 minutes of waiting we were getting frustrated and asked if he could check us... More 

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

Dear Meg F, Thank you for writing your feedback here at TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear that your stay at our apartments did not meet your expectations. Marlin Apartments is committed to providing our guests with the highest quality services and facilities. We sincerely regret we fell short of our goal in this instance. Your comments are important to... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I usually don't write reviews but this was such a horrible experience. I'm not sure why there is so many good reviews either.My company booked this place for my colleague and I whilst working here for a month, we will be here for another 3 days. The below are the many problems of this place: 1.I was given the tip... More 

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

Dear littlestar668, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We really appreciate all feedback we receive. I am truly disappointed you have experienced number of issues while staying with us. Our team works really hard here to ensure we deliver the top class service to our guests. Please accept my apology on behalf of our... More 

Lagos
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I'm totally disappointed with the management of the hotel as regards my payment issue. I was charged twice the sum of £1,100 due to a booking error. The hotel failed to show empathy and refused to refund me. I have never seen sheer wickedness as displayed by the hotel. The amenities lacked maintenance, the bathroom smelt awful when I checked... More 

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

Dear yomiatobs, Thank you for staying with Marlin Apartments Empire Square and thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. At Marlin Apartments we work extremely hard to deliver a premium stay in London at very competitive rates and I am very disappointed that your stay with us was less than perfect.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We stayed for a night on a weekend to celebrate graduating from university. Staff at the front desk were lovely and very helpful, making local recommendations. The apartments are ideally located a short walk from Tower Bridge and Borough underground station. We were upgraded to the executive apartment which was fantastic! Huge windows to give great views of the city... More 

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

Dear Jennifer378669, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Marlin Apartments Empire Square. We really appreciate your positive feedback about our building and our fantastic team. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Our apartments have everything you need for a comfortable stay and our location is great. Thanks again for your... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We stayed at Marlin Apartments in late May 2016. Two couples in two in bedroom apartments requesting balconies. Our balcony was small and had a view that was quite industrial but nice. Other was a large window opening over the square. Great location near everything and somewhat out of Central London but every to get everywhere. Tube station close by.... More 

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

Dear janefromspain2015, Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope your next stay just around the corner. We truly look froward to seeing you again here at Marlin Apartments Empire Square. Kind Regards, Joana Mikionyte Operations Manager More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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75 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Nice to have space with separate rooms when in London on business especially with the Tesco next door for essential supplies. However, the apartments are now getting a bit dated and worn - for example no plug in the sink, curtain tracks damaged, missing kitchen essentials, dirty floors, etc.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights here.The bed is not a comfortable at all and pillows are terrible.But the most annoying think is that people are so not respectful when walking on the hall.They are loud!And there is not a single warning sign saying please respect others while walking on the hall.I hear some of you saying maybe people have to know... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We were transferred to Empire Sq from the Queen Street apartments due to unspecified 'maintenance issues'. A number of other guests at Empire Square had been transferred from other Marlin apartments and despite this there was only one member of staff on duty. This led to chaotic scenes with long queues at check-in and guests being given the wrong apartments.... More 

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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 neighborhood'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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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
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Southwark
Price Range: $160 - $330 (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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