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Marlin Apartments Olympic View Stratford  

Olympic View, Windmill LaneStratfordWest HamE15 1PG
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Category: Serviced Apartments / Self-catering
 
 
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The 4-star Marlin Stratford has a 24-hour front desk and modern accommodation with free internet access. Stratford Railway Station is a 10-minute walk away. The apartments feature bare wooden floors and stylish decor. (from booking.com)
 
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Posted:
4:24 PM 10-01-2011
6 months of horror
  1 / 10
I was renting that flat some time ago. The property itself is very nice. Good quality flats all furnished, high standard, flat TV, very nice kitchen. The problems I had were:
- Internet went down a week after I moved in. The staff was promising to fix it every day. I even called the board and they promised to fix it ASAP. Never happened. they just don't want to fix it.
- Unfriendly staff (very rude manager)
- Problems with mice ( we had one leaving just in our bed). The problem was the huge gap under all doors in the building so mice could easily get to any flat they wanted.
- The area was full of weird people, drug dealers etc. I was scared of walking around after dark.


But all in all if management was to improve the quality of the service that would one of the best properties in the area!
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Posted:
12:10 PM 09-12-2008
BEWARE!! Keep an eye on your Credit Card statement afterwards!!!!!
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Stayed at the Marlin Apartments, Stratford, in late November 2008 for one night. The write up and photos of the accommodation looked promising, and amazing value for money as it was a newly built complex.
However on arrival it came clear why this (self-rated) 4 star apartment
is offered at such a reduced price. The area is a pretty intimidating place, groups of hoodies wandering around, felt very very unsafe neighbourhood. Feels more like a secure compound, cameras everywhere, surrounded by 7 foot fences.
On check-in the reception staff insisted on photo-copying the credit card, it seemed very strange. Also demanded to see a passport of which we didn't have.
2 days later the barclaycard used had been used extensively across websites in europe. Luckily barclaycard covers for this fraud.
The apartment itself was nice enough, but I would never stay hear again and would certainly not recommend anyone else stay here.
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2:37 PM 16-10-2008
Nice apartments, but awful management team
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I decided to choose Marlin for a 2 month stay as it was cheap, close to central London, and looked good from the pictures. I wasn't disappointed from these three points, but there are a few major flaws that you should consider before choosing this place:

1) The internet went down 3 weeks ago, and although I have since left, it looked like management was not at all interested in getting it fixed. Even when it was up, it was ridiculously slow (taking 5 minutes to load Gmail for example) that it was practically unusable for business purposes. When I asked for an alternative solution (i.e. mobile broadband) or compensation, all I got was a laugh. Absolutely horrible service from the management staff. Every day I was promised the internet would be fixed "tomorrow" or "soon", but 3 weeks later I was still getting the same story.

2) Their garbage dump is right next to the main entrance, and the garbage collectors only come round every few days. This leads to the piling up of trash bags and a stench. As a result, the place is infested with rats. You can see loads of rat traps placed all over the place, and I saw a rat run by my balcony twice during my stay.

3) Its located on a crime-prone area of Stratford, and at nights you can see gangs of hoodies roaming the streets. A quick check on the MET website shows that crime in that area is well above the average for London.

All in, my stay was full of hassles and was a bit of a nightmare. I wouldn't recommend it to any of my friends.
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