Frequently Asked Questions on our London apartments

Please find below a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

 

Q - What is the address of Marlyn Lodge?

A - 2 Portsoken Street, London E1 8RB

 

Q - What is the closest tube station?

A - Tower Hill & Aldgate East are 3 minutes away (200m)

Q - What is the £40 service charge?

A - Most serviced apartments in London carry a service charge or final cleaning fee.  This charge is due to the larger space of an apartment and also having kitchens to clean on departure.  It also is spent on the servicing of your room during the week.

 

Q - Do all the apartments have their own private bathroom and kitchen?

A - Yes they are all self-contained apartments. Your kitchen contains an oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee filter machine, toaster and kettle plus all utensils and pots & pans.  Floor plan

 

Q - Is there car parking available?

A - Parking at Marlyn Lodge is for private residents only. However there are two close car parks and plenty of private options through JustPark.

     Tower Hill

     Whitechapel

     JustPark

 

Q - How do I get to the apartments from Heathrow/Stansted/Gatwick Airports & Others.

A - Please see our Location page or use the TFL website as they have the best ways to enter the city.  We do recommend using the overline express services, but if travelling in a family group - or with a lot of luggage - using a taxi cab may be easier and more convenient.

 

Q - How far away are the tourist attractions?

A - Tourist attractions can be found throughout all of London, but we have one of the oldest buildings in the City! The Tower of London was built between 1075 and 1101. Within walking distance, we have The Tower Bridge, St. Katherine Dock, HMS Belfast, The Globe Theatre, TATE Modern, St. Pauls and so on.

 

Q - How far away is the City?

A - The apartments are situated in the City (Zone 1), so you are there already.

 

Q - When is check in/check out?

A - Check in is at 14:30 or after and check out at 10:00 or before.

 

Q - Can I check in earlier or check out late?

A - Yes, we charge £50 per option and is subject to checking with the booking team first.

 

Q - Where can I store my luggage if I arrive early or leave late?

A - Please visit Left Luggage who provide secure storage at all the major stations/airports. If during Mon - Fri (8am - 4pm) we can look after luggage.

 

Q - Is there a Gym close by?
A - Yes, in the building - we have arranged day passes available from Jorge (Caretaker) for £5 per day.

 

Q - Is there a convenience store close by?

A - Yes, in the building - it is around the corner from the main enterance of the building. It has everything you need from toiletries to meals and more.

 

Q - Is there a washing machine/dryer in the apartment?

A - Yes, we also provide drying racks too.

 

Q - Do I have free WiFi?

A - Yes, it will be your own dedicated wireless broadband, one time log in and you're setup for the whole stay.

 

Q - As I am a light sleeper, are there black-out curtains fitted?

A - Yes, we have updated them as of Jan 2016 so that all curtains shut out as much light as possible. 

Q - Do you supply any provisions?
A - We offer some welcome tea / coffee / milk / sugar / biscuits and salt and pepper for your arrival.  This allows you to have something after your journey to us.  Everything else you may need can be purchased nearby.