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Marlyn Lodge - Serviced Apartments
Ranked #8 of 956 Speciality Lodging in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Apart a little issue at arrival (we didn't find the apartment key), promptly solved by the landlord, all was quite fine.
Nice location: 5' by foot from the Tower Bridge, very close to underground and to a lot of restaurant, pub and market.
The apartment is OK, well organized, but exposed on a noisy road.
All things considered I recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Stefano N
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Easy, seamless booking, with good clear arrival instructions. Fantastic location and apartment exactly as in pictures. Super speedy Wi Fi. Bus route couldn't have been closer.Will definitely use again!!!!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This was a great place to stay at! We have stayed here before and we really liked it. Very close to Tower Hill tube stop, close to a Tesco and the instructions to get the keys were easily understandable. Iron and ironing board provided, so no creases on my shirts!

Thanks!

Jorge Ramos

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

I recently stayed at Marlyn Lodge with my son, and I appreciated the lovely studio accommodations with kitchen. The drab exterior of the building belies the apartments, which are clean and nicely decorated. Our studio also had a newly renovated bath. Located in very close walking distance to Tower Hill tube station made our stay in this area accessible to the rest of central London, and we gradually identified some of the bus routes nearby that were helpful in quickly accessing Shoreditch and Old Spitalfields Market. These areas are also only about a 15 to 20 minute walk and host to many restaurants, including the Brick Lane area. It is also an easy walk over Tower Bridge to the walkway on the embankment on the south bank, making it a pleasant stroll to Borough Market, Shakespeare's Globe and the Tate. The proprietors are not onsite, but were very responsive to email. A concierge is available only on weekdays from 8am to 4pm, however. This was only really an issue in not being able to leave our luggage when we arrived several hours before check-in. While there are Left Luggage locations throughout London at the train stations, this is a very cumbersome process. Several great amenities to our stay were the Tesco grocery store right around the corner, and next to that a Fit4Less gym. Passes could be purchased from the concierge, although this was not always convenient. Fortunately, the gym was also very accommodating to providing reasonably priced day passes. Wifi was also included and worked smoothly.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank 913nyctraveller
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GrosProp, Manager at Marlyn Lodge - Serviced Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

913nyctraveller,

Many thanks for your review of the fantastic area and our apartments.

We have taken your comments onboard regarding the gym and now offer passes when booking so that they can be placed in your room for when you arrive. Passes can still be bought at the concierge as well from 8am to 4pm.

Thanks again, Christine

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Overall we were very happy with our stay in #508 at Marlyn Lodge! Check in was easy with explicit instructions sent to us via email before our arrival. The king size bed in our room was very comfortable but unfortunately the pull out sofa bed in the livingroom that my brother and his partner were supposed to sleep on was not. When I called Andrew about it, he was very apologetic and said he would see to the sofa bed after we checked out. In the meantime, he refunded my brother's portion of the bill and offered an apartment for one night free of charge which we thought was very fair.
The apartment was well equipped with wi-fi, a big screen t.v. in the livingroom and bedroom, washing machine and drying rack, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, safe to store our passports etc. in, and a kitchen equipped to do light cooking in.
The location of Marlyn Lodge was so handy to the Tower Hill or Aldgate Tube Stations on the Circle and District Lines, and to the DLR. There were lots of great restaurants and pubs in the area. We especially enjoyed the short walk to the St. Katherine Docks area which offered a great variety of restaurants to choose from and was so picturesque!
We would recommend Marlyn Lodge to our family and friends and will definitely want to stay there the next time we visit London.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Marlyn Lodge was the ideal place for my family of 4 to stay. You are literally a 5 minute walk to the Tower Hill Station, where you are able to catch the Central or District line trains. If you need to transfer to a different line you can do so with ease. The Tower Hill station is right across the street from the Tower of London, and the Tower Bridge, so maybe tack on another 5 minutes.

As for the accommodations……very good!! It was a very quiet place to rest at the end of a long day of walking. The beds were comfortable, although my husband would have liked a harder bed, but that is a personal preference. Reading other reviews about the kitchen, it was fine! Clean, all appliances worked, loved having a clothes washer. Just having the ability to make breakfast, and a picnic lunch was invaluable. There are a LOT of restaurants around, and the grocery was right around the corner.

Jorge downstairs, was very helpful and friendly, as was the housekeeper. Christine and Andrew were organized in taking our reservation, and answered any question/concerns that we had.

Definitely will stay there again, and have already told friends about Marlyn Lodge!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank OmahaKs
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I have been renting at Marlyn Lodge for over 20 years on my business trips to London. The location is perfect for accessing the London financial district all my appointments are within walking distance. With the relatively recent renovations they are an even better bargain than before and much more reasonable than local hotels. The recent updates to cehckin procedures etc. are wonerful making the process so much easier.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Colin1224
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Address: Marlyn Lodge 2 Portsoken Street, London E1 8RB, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Whitechapel , East End / East London
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 956 Speciality Lodging in London
Price Range: £95 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The apartments are designed to cater for the needs of people visiting London either on vacation, business or residential use. The accommodation includes spacious studio apartments and one bedroom suites. Facilities include WiFi broadband, direct dial telephone and room safe. The apartments offer a cost effective and pleasant alternative to hotels and give the visitor somewhere to live as opposed to simply staying in a hotel room. We also provide the accommodation to both large and small companies and because of the level of repeat business we receive we believe we fulfil the needs of the business visitor to London as well. ... more   less 

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