Copthorne Tara Hotel
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Apparently, all rooms (except the most expensive) are about the same size — mine had two twin beds. As I was traveling alone for business, this was just fine. The room was clean enough, The bathroom was large, but had a couple of problems (as sink that drained very very slowly . . .). The room had a free to use refrigerator and a huge television that I had to get help with turning *off* (eventually had to turn it off at the wall outlet). The hotel is gigantic — but very strategically placed. It has easy access to the museums and to the Tube. Breakfast buffet was ample but average. The staff was, considering the *huge* numbers of people they were juggling each day, very, very helpful and accommodating. So, not a bad place, clean, efficient — just impersonal.
I was due to stay one night after the Phil Collins concert at the Albert Hall. Unfortunately Phil was injured and the concert cancelled at short notice and rescheduled for November. This hotel chose to enforce its legal right to charge full price on the room even though I did not need it through no fault of mine. They would not consider rescheduling the room to when I might need it. So if you want to stay with a hotel that is more interested in short term profit rather that building customer good will and repeat business then stay here. I will never stay here in future and will tell everyone I meet about their poor business practices.
The Copthorne Tara was my base of operations for my nine day trip to London. I read the reviews of many hotels and wanted to book one that had an average 4 out of 5 rating. At the time, the Copthorne Tara had a 3.8, but also had thousands more reviews than some of the other hotels I looked at, so I took the volume of reviews into consideration. What I wanted most was a good location - easily walkable to some attractions, good neighborhood and easy access to public transportation. I can't imagine staying in a better hotel for what I was looking for. It's less than a five minute walk from the High Street Kensington tube station. There's a Caffe Nero you walk by on your way to the hotel and a Boots Pharmacy and Beauty store you can walk through as a shortcut to the hotel after leaving the tube station. Having Boots nearby was handy when I had to buy a new flat iron and hair dryer. Kensington Palace is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel and Royal Albert Hall is about a 15 minute walk and the Natural History Museum is a little further than that. I did a lot of walking, averaging more than 11 thousand steps a day.High Street is a busy and fun street with great shopping. Marks and Spencer is a five minute walk from the hotel and there are an abundance of little restaurants and shops with healthy pre-packaged sandwiches and salads right outside the tube station.The hotel itself looks older but I felt it was well maintained on the inside. My room was more than 200 sq. feet, which by European standards, is a good sized room. I had one suitcase and a carry-on and had plenty of room but it would've been tighter quarters with another person and their luggage. I had a great experience at the Copthorne Tara and fully plan to stay there again when I return. I highly recommend this hotel!
Average plus roomsAverage minus bathroomsGood but insecure restaurant.Lost my passports from restaurant tables .Courteous staff but not very helpful.Overall average experience minus loosing passports.
Stayed here for 6 days and 5 nights. Checking in was fine but the receptionists were not that friendly close to being rude. Room was small, no exhaust fan in the bathroom, no dental kit, no slippers and no universal adaptor. Some hotels would let you borrow but in this case none. Bed and pillows are very hard. Breakfast is the same the whole 5 days of our stay. The last 2 days of our stay they didnt clean our room properly. Internet was good in our room and our lobby. Location is strategic. But aside from that never again will we stay in this hotel.
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- Wheelchair accessible rooms
- Laundry service
- Room service
- 24-hour reception
- Safety deposit boxes at front desk
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- Car rental
- Fitness room on site
- Business center
- Gift shop
- 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
- Ironing Board/Iron
- Satellite/Cable Television
- Internet access
- Alarm clock radio
- Mini fridge
- Coffee maker
- Max adult occupancy: 2 Max child occupancy: 1
- 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 HotelLondon,United Kingdom
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Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London W8 5SR England
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