Copthorne Tara Hotel

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Located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, this hotel offers an extremely convenient location, with easy access to many shops and restaurants, as well as to the popular districts of Knightsbridge and Notting Hill.
 
Location: Kensington, Hyde Park
Subway: High Street Kensington

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  • AditiYS : New Delhi, India
Great Location.. But an OK hotel!

Having visited the hotel a few years ago and having a fairly good stay, we decided to chose the place again this time around while visiting with family. The main reason we chose the hotel for its good location and easy access to the tube station and the hop-on hop-off bus stop. The hotel itself is located off the main High Street. The lobby and large and often quite busy. We arrived early and had to wait a while to get our rooms, but were given access to the Club Lounge to wait. The rooms itself are spacious with large beds, but had a somewhat dated feel to them. One of the curtains in the rooms had come off the hooks, but despite notifying the staff, nothing was done to fix it. The bathrooms are ok. The place is generally noisy, and the noise from the corridors and from outside usually travelled to the rooms at all hours of day and night. The line for breakfast at the Club Lounge was very long, and for a while we considered joining the general guests in the common breakfast lounge, only to find it had two long lines of its own. After waiting for about half an hour, we were first made to sit in a makeshift arrangement, but were soon moved a larger table when we voiced our unhappiness. The breakfast itself was average. The one thing that I loved about the Club Lounge was the elderly gentleman who manages it, who is extremely hard working and goes out of his way to accommodate every guest's requests, as much as he can.Our interaction with the staff ranged from polite and helpful to sometimes indifferent and purposely unhelpful. In general, the hotel is a decent stay, with acceptable rooms and ok customer service. But for me, it definitely does not provide the 4 star services it boasts of.

  • Gillgoddy :
Always delivers

Love the location of this hotel, staff always try their best to serve you. If you looking for bling and trend, this is not the hotel for you. She's a little tired and there always seems a problem with the air conditioner/ heating but all gets sorted out pretty quickly

  • Steve G : Plymouth, United Kingdom
Very good hotel with a good location for travelling around London

My wife and I recently stayed for three nights during August while we visited the World Athletics Championships.We found the front desk staff to be very friendly, helpful and responsive.With such a large hotel, breakfast time is always going to be extremely busy and so it was. However, I was impressed with the way in which my request for hot milk for my cereal was always met promptly and without too much trouble each morning. I think this was indicative of a tight ship being run well. Nice breakfast overall.We also had a cream tea on arrival on day one which I'm sorry to say was no better than 'OK'. Coming from Devon, we know a good cream tea when we see one and we can certainly appreciate fresh clotted cream. This was a disappointment. I'm sure one of our local creameries could help you. I would recommend Rodda's or Langage Farm.Overall, a very good stay which we would look to repeat. Thank you Copthorne Tara.

  • MohammedAlMohri : Manama, Bahrain
Just ok

Positive: Good hotel overall, friendly staff, i stayed at the club room with my family, best thing about it is its location, surrounded by restaurants, Boots pharmacy, cafes and 5 mins away from the underground station. An amazing park is 10 mins away whichs way better than Hyde park in my opinion. They have a good breakfast with lots of food options. People around the area are very friendly. A very cool organic supermarket close by if you sticking to your diet. Very helpful concierge. Negative: Not very clean, first day i got the room we saw a big brown stain on both the sheet and the blanket and when we asked for it to be changed the house-keeping lady mentioned its a hotel issue that allowed it in from laundry, not sure if this makes sense at all but it was changed! We had an extra bed for my son, when we asked for a bigger blanket, house-keeping refused for some odd reason and said this bed only get this blanket size. Maintenance issues, half of the room lights were burnt. 2 were changed during our stay and one couldn't be changed for some reason. Very busy with airline staff on a daily basis that gets too crowded at times. Didnt like the AC, it was abit confusing to operate. Room phone act up, sometimes you can use it and sometimes its out of order. Thats about it i think. I might consider going back just for the area/location.

  • Stephen G : Brampton, United Kingdom
A Good Base

Stayed here for three nights last week,surprised to get an upgrade to a club room on arrival.The room was the largest we have stayed in on the 11th floor.The room was well equipped with kettle,iron etc and free bottle of water.Stayed room only but always had a last drink in the bar and given a free medium sized packet of nuts with the drinks,more hygienic than a bowl of nibbles.Could not fault our stay and was handy for the underground,Kensington,Albert Hall etc.Would use again if in the area.

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  • Bar
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  • Wheelchair accessible rooms
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  • Room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Safety deposit boxes at front desk
  • Money Exchange at hotel
  • Car rental
  • Fitness room on site
  • Business center
  • Internet
  • Gift shop
Superior Room:
  • Single room: 1 twin bed (occupancy: 1 person); Twin room: 2 twin beds (occupancy: 2 people); Double room: 1 double bed (occupancy: 2 people); Double room with child: 1 double bed + 1 twin bed (Occupancy: 2 adults + 1 child)
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Board/Iron
  • Satellite/Cable Television
  • Internet access
  • Alarm clock radio
  • Phone
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee maker¬†
  • Max adult occupancy: 2 Max child occupancy: 1
Club Room:
  • Same as above, with:
  • 2 double beds
  • Panoramic views over London
  • Access to the Club Lounge, which is open daily from 7:00am - 10:00pm: complimentary refreshments, international newspapers, lifestyle magazine, local maps and information.
  • Max adult occupancy: 2
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Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London W8 5SR England

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