Apartments in Detail:The Apartments don't seem to know quite what to call themselves. Depending you where you look you might see this called the Marlin Tower Bridge or Marlin Aldgate East or even a combination of both. Well it would be most accurate to say Marlin Aldgate since this is actually its true location and is actually half a mile from Tower Bridge. Part of a large brand specialising in upmarket apartments. Complimentary wireless internet access can be picked up within the buildings lobby and all areas. Note that all rooms are non-smoking. 24 hour reception.
Contemporary and modern is the style on offer.
Apartments are fully furnished and come with a fully-fitted kitchen (Utensils, Microwave Oven, Dishwasher, Toaster, Fridge, Fridge Freezer), separate living area, TV, DVD Player, WiFi, telephone, and iron and ironing board.
Bathrooms have a power shower, free Toiletries, towels, hairdryer, steam free mirror and heated towel rail.
Weekly maid service.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Aldgate East 0.2 miles (0.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Railway Station: London Fenchurch Street 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 7.2 miles (11.6 km). The Marlin Tower Bridge Aldgate is located on the A13, Commercial Road, which is a busy main road that benefits with linking directly with the Docklands (E14) (2 miles) and Canary Wharf district. Just beyond the docklands is the ExCel exhibition centre which is 4 miles way. Anyone staying at the Marlin Apartments is most likely taking advantage of its close proximity to the City of London ( the Square mile and financial heartland) as the apartments border the City of London but being just outside of the main area the rates are lower than than they would otherwise be. While the main tourist areas are some 3 miles t the west the local vicinity still has many places of interest. Some of the most popular sites to visit include the Tower of London, which is with walking distance at less than half a mile. Extraordinary to think that a full size and original medieval castle is still alive and kicking by the banks of the Thames but such is the case. St Katherine Docks is also a great place to see with its yacht harbour, shops and restaurants and only 0.6 miles . Less than a mile and also to be found on the Thames is the world war II survivor, HMS Belfast, a war ship with a long history and open to the public. Its a similar distance to the London Dungeons. All in all the apartments are within a bustling part of the east end with a huge selection of shops and restaurants close by but keep in mind this is not a tourist area and the immediate vicinity is somewhat downmarket in comparison to the main central areas. However you remain within walking distance of some very nice areas and places of interest including several markets including Spitalfields and Petticoat lane. Local transpoprt linsk are good with bus routes and tube stations close by (5 minutes).
Bedroom Numbers: 100
Check-in: 15.00 3pm
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £25 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 528th from 866 London hotels, and 245th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Marlin Tower Bridge Aldgate Apartments and not too far (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 4 star Arbor City, where prices begin from around £94 and which has an 87% guest satisfaction rating. The Arbor City also offers: free WiFi.
If your mainly looking at apartments maybe have a look at the 196 Bishopsgate Apartments. It is 0.6 miles (0.9 km) away with rates from £145 having scored a guest rating of 82% and has: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Re Shoreditch Hotel. 1.2 miles from here (1.9 km), has been rated at 74% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £67 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 5 Star Batty Langley's ticks many of the right boxes, it's only 0.6 miles (1.0 km) from here. The Batty Langley's has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (58 Commercial Road, Aldgate, E1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 1.2 miles (1.9 km) radius. The breakdown by star rating is 18 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 12 three star hotels (average rating 81%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 80%). Top 4 star hotels are citizenM Tower of London and the citizenM Shoreditch (both 92%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotels starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £131 per night. Rates range from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) with top rates of £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 91%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £195, Four Star average: £114, Three Star average: £73 and Two Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We rank Marlin Tower Bridge Aldgate Apartments 43rd (joint) of 50 and 18th (last) for the 18 four star hotels in the area. For lowest base rates in the area this hotel ranks 29th of 50 (11th of 18 four star hotels.). Our ranking for this hotel based on both its rates and its user rating is 40th of 45 for pure value for money (Batty Langley's was top).