Copthorne Tara Hotel
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Very average .Clean room , but very old bathroom & toilet ! Definitely not 4 star hotel .Location is good though . Close to museums, palace, picadelli , markets, etc.It 's good choice , but need to know it's 3 star hotel , not 4 .
I stayed at this Kensington hotel in the spring of 2016 and returned in the spring of 2017. Its location near the Kensington High Street shops and Tube station is a real advantage. Ask for a room facing the square as the rear rooms look over the open subway cut. I'd judge this large place to be about 50 years old but the housekeeping and maintenance this year was, if anything, sharper than a year ago, from good WiFi to efficient concierge desk. Busy with businessmen, airline crews and organized tours, it can legitimately claim to be full service. A range of restaurants is attached to the establishment; I was surprised to find a progressive menu, at very competitive prices, in a small dining room behind the main bar and the servers knew exactly what they were doing. That's a good description for the entire hotel (although that expertise comes at a price for a traveller spending weak Canadian dollars.)
We were a coach party of 13 people, arrived at 1:30pm, 2 couples got their rooms quickly at 1:45pm. All the rest of us were being told check in is at 3pm, the foyer was packed with people with not enough seats to accommodate everyone. We sat in the bar reading the paper and had a drink but kept checking the situation, spoke to an American gentleman who had been there since 11:30am not a very good advert for this country. We had been looking forward to coming to see a show just for the one night but this was not a nice start to the weekend. We eventually got our room at 3:45pm, but this did not give us much time to relax and have a meal ( which we had in the hotel,) before going out in the evening after being up since 6:30 am to travel to London, plus we are in our eighties!
My stay in the hotel wasn't 'wow!' but definitely wasn't bad either. It was average. So, what could be better? There was a waiting line for breakfast every morning. My light panel in the room broke 3 times. My bath was dirty when I arrived. I got a 'clean' towel with hair and a stain on it and the sound from the metro was sometimes anoying. What was good? The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The water was consistently hot and diner in the restaurant was nice.
Accomodation; the room was a good size. I was travelling alone but I still had a big king sized bed. There was a desk, chair and ample storage space for bags, clothes and anything else you would bring. The room it self was clean and well kept. The bathroom was a typical hotel bathroom with a bath tub and shower combo. I was on the 7th floor with views of the train lines but there was absolutely no noise to be heard. Facilities; the hotel had several bars and restaurants on premise, as well as a leisure room and large conference offering. The hotel is obviously a conference hotel but you dont get that feeling. In the foyer there is a small shop and coffee type shop open til late. Service ; good in all departments. Check in was friendly. I had booked the hotel online earlier that day but my reservation did not initially appear. However after 7 minutes everything was sorted and I checked in. Check out was swift and efficient. Location; located a stones throw away from a shopping street in the Kensington area. The hotel is surrounded by underground stations so it is easy to reach all central parts of the city. Great location for restaurants, bars and shops. Recommendation; If you are looking for a central and comfortable hotel, yes. Nothing special but it does exactly what its supposed to.
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- 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)
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- Alarm clock radio
- Mini fridge
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- Max adult occupancy: 2 Max child occupancy: 1
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- 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 HotelLondon,United Kingdom
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Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London W8 5SR England
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