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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved staying at Marlin Empire Square. The room was comfortable and the staff were very kind and helpful. Southwark is a great neighborhood. The tube station is one block away so you have access to the whole city but the area itself is intimate with it's own pubs and a real sense of community. Staying in a touristy area...

Thank Bahar1974
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful apartment with all the necessary to have a great week-end! The location is fantastic, just a few step from the tube station and the chard! Very friendly staff too! I will come back with my family this summer!

Thank Felipe R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The apartment was really spacious, equipped and clean and was ideal for what we wanted. We had a few issues which were as follows. 1. On arrival they take a pre authorisation on your card for £200 whixh we discovered after much wasted time that it was for damages. I was surprised that as they must do this with every...

Thank Caz_Poo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed here many times over the year on the basis of its location and you do get a lot of space for your money but it has become clear over the last few visits that standards have really dropped. Dirty toilet, bathroom in almost darkness due to lights not working. Communal areas stink of people's cooking. My recent...

Thank stripeydelius
Coromandel, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed at Marlin Apartments - Empire Square every time we have been to London(about 4 times) and each time the apartments we were allocated were smaller. Our last stay was in an apartment facing the street on the first floor, so had street noise and street lights shining into the bedroom. There was no plug for the bath, no...

Thank Mclal64
Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect apartments in London with own kitchen. Clean rooms, dishwasher, washing mashine, TV, free wife (internet), free safety parking places. Really good place for family with car. Near London center.

Thank Dovydas V
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a week's stay for my boyfriend at Marlin Apartments for his stay as a gift so I used my credit card to reserve the room. My boyfriend does not have a credit card and got kicked out by the hotel, just because the hotel staff said it is not possible to give GBP200 as security deposit by credit...

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a regular visitor for work to this area of London, these apartments are in a great location. Borough High street and market with great restaurant and pub options within an easy couple of minutes walk? They are ideal for a business traveller who doesn't want to rely on homogenous hotels. I have stayed here frequently in the last 6...

Thank Linzh72
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival to reception we were checked in by a very bad smelling man. Off to a bad start. We asked for a late checkout which cost us £30 to 12pm- which seems like a bit of a hidden cost, 10.30 is very early checkout. The room was okay but missing essentials like a baking tray for the oven, we...

Thank rachel r
Crewe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right next to the tube....everything you need in an apartment. Good space...made an effort providing coffee, dish washer tablets etc, however check in confusing and slow. Room great apart from no mattress protector which should be standard and rug in kitchen/living room area needed a good clean. Would stay there again...price great, easy access to tube and Starbucks. Relatively quiet...

Thank reviewer499507

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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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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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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: €135 - €274 (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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“All rooms are good. Rooms on the higher floors above the gym offer view of courtyard. Very quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles Bahar1974, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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