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Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

London, England, United Kingdom (LHR)

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Room & Rates

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed

1 Full Bed
226-sq-foot (21-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

2 Twin Beds
226-sq-foot (21-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Club Room, 1 Double Bed

1 Full Bed
253-sq-foot (24-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Club Room, 2 Single Beds

Club Room, 2 Single Beds

2 Twin Beds
253-sq-foot (23.5-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Superior Room, 1 Double Bed

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed

1 Full Bed
226-sq-foot (21-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Superior Room, 2 Single Beds

Superior Room, 2 Single Beds

2 Twin Beds
226-sq-foot (21-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Double Room, Accessible

1 Full Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, wheelchair accessible
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Standard Double Room

Standard Double Room

1 Full Bed
226-sq-foot (21-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Club Double Room

Club Double Room

1 Full Bed
253-sq-foot (24-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
Scarsdale Place Kensington, London, United Kingdom W8 5SY

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 833 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional features at this hotel include gift shops/newsstands, wedding services, and a television in a common area.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/caf. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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Know Before You Go

  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 17 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: GBP 10 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 25 per night
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 35.00
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 50.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 35.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes
 

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

AMENITIES:
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Machine
  • Business Center
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fitness Facility
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Hypoallergenic Room Available
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Porter / Bellhop
  • Wedding Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 5861 reviews
from Marsascala, Malta
Submitted on 23-05-2016
The hotel is well located, just a few minutes away from Kensington High Street and the tube station, as well as Kensington Gardens and Holland Park if you're up for a stroll. The staff is helpful, the room was clean, and breakfast selection was larger than average. It's quite pricey, but still one of the cheaper options for the area.
from
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Rooms, facilities and food all at a high standard, though check-in can be slow due to customer volumes and, at times, few reception staff. My main complaint is that if you're cycling the only bike stand is round the back under a stairwell, presumably for staff - a very depressing area to expect customers to go. I've written to the hotel and will update this review if it installs a bike stand in front. I would have thought that Millennium would want to make a stronger environmental and health st... Read more
from
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Hotel condition: From the outside: wow, the 2nd ugliest building in London (#1 is a building in Waterloo facing Thames) Entrance hall: nice, no complaints Elevators: rubbish, card never works -> depressive Room: size is great but got long in the tooth, bathroom is ok, pillows are awful (stiff neck guaranteed), walls are paper thin -> you could easily start a conversation with your neighbors The Trap: if you get a room facing the tube tracks, say goodbye to any sleep!! They stop at 1am and pic... Read more
from
Submitted on 25-05-2016
From checkin to Checkout, the Hotel staff and Hotel is in an amazing hotel. staff where brilliant and fantastic location, This hotel is suitable for any visit whether business or pleasure. Amazing transport links for Buses and Tubes and close to Euston.
from London, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-05-2016
overpriced for a very standard small double room, noisy fridge, trains rumbling past and access to the Internet was an additional charge, which is ridiculous in this day and age and particularly when you are paying the top end of the market rates! its rooms are very basic indeed. The staff were extremely busy but were pleasant enough, I think as it was so busy, they just get through what has to be done. I will not be in a hurry back here.
from Moscow, Russia
Submitted on 05-06-2016
We booked a superior room on the 7th floor well in advance for 4 nights at a very good price . They suggested an upgrade for an additional £50 a night which we declined. The room was great and a good size for London. Excellent location , 5 minutes to Kensington High Street an tube. We went to a superb restaurant ,Chez Patrick's , a short walk away. What really spoiled this for us was the abysmal Wi-Fi service , I don't believe hotels realise how important this is from a business and personal ... Read more
from ynys mon
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Room ideal for what we wanted, clean (most important). Staff very pleasant and professional, throughout the hotel. Only a short walk to the tube, good breakfast. Free Wifi wasn't very good bite it wasn't important enough to pay for it. Really enjoyed our visit.
from
Submitted on 07-06-2016
This was my second time staying at the Copthorne Tara Hotel London. It is in a fantastic location tucked away in a quiet street, but only a five minute walk from High Street Ken and a few minutes more to Kensington Gardens & Palace. I would stay here again in a heartbeat because of the location and neighborhood. Only recommendation is that the rooms could use some updating!
from Derby, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-06-2016
We had stayed at the Copthorn Tara before and enjoyed the experience so when the price came in cheaper for a night than a Travelodge we leapt at the chance. Unbelievably on this trip we had an upgrade to Club Class - only two in two hundred in the draw apparently. This made things even better with complimentary drinks and breakfast in the Club Executive Lounge and a larger 11th floor room overlooking the city. Fantastic. As ever the room was clean, the staff great and it was quiet and the bed su... Read more
from Hong Kong
Submitted on 07-06-2016
We had so many problems in our one week stay: 1. We arrived at 6am, left out bags and when we came back at 4pm to check in, we were told that we can't have the hotel's one and only presidential suite which we booked and fully prepaid in advance because the previous guest has not vacated. Wouldn't any hotel just move their bags and vacate the room whenever there is an overstayed guest? Well not this one! So my parents who were in the UK for a special trip had to get downgraded for a night and the... Read more
from Geelong, Australia
Submitted on 20-06-2016
My wife and I recently stayed at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington and had a wonderful experience over 5 days/ 4 nights. The first thing to say is "don't judge a book by its cover". At first glance I thought that the building needed a demolition job. We were on a bit of a budget and we were in suburban London and it was not costing us, "an arm and a leg", In fact we paid $850 Australian dollars, which was very respectable for staying walking distance to Central London. My first impression ... Read more
from Greater London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-06-2016
Hotel staff are great, food choices are good, location is good, plenty of on site parking and High Street Kensington underground station is a 5 minute walk. Lots of tourist places within walking distance.
from Exeter
Submitted on 21-06-2016
Unprepossessing looking high-rise block with a large number of rooms. The one we stayed in looked a little tired and dated, but was clean and had everything we needed. Staff were very friendly and helpful, so all in all felt this was reasonable value for money, though would have preferred something a little less bland and featureless.
from Paris
Submitted on 21-06-2016
I stayed 2 nights and it was my second stay in this hotel. The location is excellent in a nice area close to Kensington High Street. I was in a Club room on 12th floor with a great view. Rooms in this hotel are large compared to other hotels in London in same price range. The cleaning of the room could have been better - dusty TV-screen and stains on the inside of the window. Large bathroom with all necessary toiletries. There are nice possibilities to dine (2 restaurants) or to have a drink in ... Read more
from
Submitted on 22-06-2016
Found was very easy to find, even using the sav nav. Car parking under the hotel, brilliant! Think you did have to pay for the use for. Didn't have to wait to check in, friendly staff. Had some lovely food! Cant say about my drink, asked for a lime and soda water, I got just the lime.. Conman sense? Room was lovely and clean, and had everything needed. I did find the air-con in the evening was very noisy, but was needed as it was very warm. Breakfast was lovely, even staff which helped me with... Read more
from
Submitted on 30-06-2016
It was very convenient to stay here! the room on higher floors are really quiet ! Room in a typically english way, a little bit old.. A big thank to the receptionnists team and the duty manager for having taking the time to help us during our stay. Wifi a bit expensive
from DROITWICH SPA
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Whenever my wife and myself visit London, which is not very often we always stay at this Copthorne Tara Hotel. The staff provide 5 star service, just cannot do enough for you. The rooms are very comfortable and quiet!! In addition the breakfasts are a feast, hot and plentiful. There was no problem catering for myself having coeliac dietary requirements.
from
Submitted on 30-06-2016
The Copthorne Tara was an excellent choice for our trip to London. In the Kensington area, great location for trips into the city. Next to a Tube station and convenient to Royal Albert Hall and many other sights. Would recommend a Club room as it gives you access to free breakfast and the concierge lounge. Very nice accommodations. Would return and stay here again. Excellent staff. Enjoyed our stay.
from Glasgow
Submitted on 01-07-2016
I have stayed at this hotel many times and when visiting wimbledon was surprised to see it was only a 15 minutes tube ride to Southfields the stop for wimbledon. This time we were given a room on the 8th floor a superior twin room. As soon as I went into the room I notice a smell of cigarette smoke. I immediately phoned down to the reception but it was busy and was promised a call back. Housekeeping came up and agreed there was a smell but I needed to speak to reception. Anyway after 5 more ... Read more
from uk
Submitted on 02-07-2016
Stayed for 2 nights to go to tennis,tube short walk,lots of eateries close but had arranged evening meals with family,did not eat in hotel, room was clean and comfortable and lobby very busy in mornings with lots of overseas visitors who may have obtained better rates Might be worth negotiating for reduction.
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Hotel was advertised, the staff was plenty pleasant. We ate at the Brasserie Bar three times, the entire staff was great. One stood out Valeria who took extra time with my elderly uncles and spoke to them and showed interest. She is definitely an asset to the hotel.
from
Submitted on 04-07-2016
This hotel is in a perfect location next to Kensington High Street tube in a very quiet spot. Far quieter than city centre hotels and much better value. We have been using this hotel for years and will continue to do so.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 04-07-2016
In a world where every teenager feels that wifi is a human right and every adult recognizes the essentialness of communications, Copthorne represents the antichrist. The wifi is best in the lobby and therein it is unreliable for more than 5 minutes. Beware traveller that needs to communicate, unless of course you are prepared to use their blankets to send smoke signals!
from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Having stayed here a few times because of its location to where I need it is a well known facility. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Good soundproofing so no disturbance from outside or neighbours. The Hotel still has a problem with its plumbing as water flow into bath or shower pathetic.
from Kot Daska, Punjab, Pakistan
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Again me . I stayed for 2 nights at copthorn Tara Kensington London . Breakfast was not ok there was a hair in omelette made a bad concept of place . Ordered coffee she asked for payment inspire of complimentary breakfast .lift was out of order stucked 2 times .dirty smelly towels repetition of bed linen . We enter a group of 34 people .
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Family Room (two adjoining room) was excellent for us 2 adults and 2 children. The complimentary drinks for residents from 6.30 to 8pm was a nice touch. Enjoyed the breakfast. Great location, near the Tube station. Will visit you again.
from Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-07-2016
First time at Copthorne Very clean and tidy Excellent reception and staff Roof clean and tidy Had a superior room - but did not seem superior , but served my purpose very well. Very central and handy for kensington high street & tubes ..
from
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Reception good, facilities good, room good. Breakfast very good... Very few of the staff had English as a first language and the breakfast servers didn't really understand simple request for "hot water & a tea bag".... However, this is a fact of life in London these days. It didn't detract from the overall good impression at the price point we paid.
from
Submitted on 10-07-2016
I recently stayed at the Copthorne Tara whilst visiting London on business. The location is very good - only a couple of minutes walk from Kensington High Street tube station. All the staff were very helpful, efficient and courteous and the club room was very comfortable with access to the executive club lounge with complimentary drinks and newspapers. Breakfast appeared to cater for all tastes - I opted for the fresh fruit followed by pastries which were all delicious. I will definitely be re... Read more
from Cambridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-07-2016
We arrived at check in time so understandably busy front of house, however we didn't have to wait too long and were pleasantly surprised to be guests of the day which meant we got an upgrade to a top floor room and the added benefits this offers. The room was spacious and very clean and tidy. We didn't spend long in the hotel as were straight off to a concert in Hyde Park but overall impressions were good especially for price we paid. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty (best scrambled eggs we've ... Read more
from Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We were visiting London to see Don Henley and Carole King at Hyde Park, so we wanted somewhere fairly close by and with on-site parking, and two rooms for two couples in our party. When we arrived to check in, the receptionist told my daughter that she had been chosen to be upgraded. When my wife asked if that applied to both rooms, she initially said 'No', but then relented and upgraded us all. We were given rooms on the 11th Floor and they were well appointed, a decent size, and included a fr... Read more
from
Submitted on 13-07-2016
I wouldn't say this was the nicest/poshest hotel we have ever stayed in but I couldn't really fault it. The room was basic but clean and the location was great situated a short walk from High Street Kensington tube stop. The hotel is large with guests with varied nationalities. It was dated and could do with a revamp eventually but for a city break you honestly can't complain.
from Cairo, Egypt
Submitted on 13-07-2016
The hotel overall was great. However, the bed was small for a club room. On top of that we ordered an extra bed (we were three in a Club room) so the room was extremely small. If you're a big family I wouldn't recommend it, but if you are a small family its great. The location is great, you have easy access to places for breakfast, the metro, boots and some shopping shops like M&S and H&M There is a great man by the doors his name is Mohamed, he is always willing to hell!
from Llanelli Carmarthenshire
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Before leaving home I researched the reviews for this hotel on TripAdvisor. They were not very complimentary. This visit to London was organised by a local coach tour operator as our Choir had been invited to sing in the House of Commons, by our local MP. So it was with some intrepidation that we continued our visit Imagine our surprise when we entered our rooms examining them for all the faults that had been listed on TripAdvisor, and there was no evidence at all of mould faulty fixtures etc.... Read more
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 14-07-2016
Cophorne hotel Kensington is in a great location with train/tube station close by. The reception area and pub/restaurant facilities and appearance was very good. The staff are excellent. However, the bedrooms are very poor! They are dull and dated. The bathroom was dated and the while clean and bedroom sheets etc were clean. The bathroom tiles and carpet very grubbie and need to be replaced. The bedrooms don't matchup with a four star hotel!
from
Submitted on 16-07-2016
You have all 3, what else are you looking for? :) Stayed 3 nights and nothing to complaint. The hotel is strategically located just 5 mins away from the Kensington High Underground. Nearby there's shops and malls for food and shopping. Their breakfast is yummy especially the pork sausages. Room at club floor is spacious and clean. Highly recommended. Happy staying!
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 16-07-2016
My partner and I just stayed for 3 nights in a superior room, it was lovely. The rooms are a good size and clean they are however a little dated. The majority of the staff are extremely helpful, we only had one or two who weren't very helpful. Alex on concierge is particularly helpful ! My only issue with the hotel is the wifi was very patchy.
from Devon, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Clean tidy room,comfortable bed and first class breakfast. Everything you expect from a London hotel you get. Nice surroundings good service and a free drink on arrival. One or two of the staff struggle to understand English. Which was the only down side of a very nice weekend London break.
from Sao Paulo, SP
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Tara is a hotel completely insensible to guests needs.Everything is by the book and the services are disappointing.Impossible to have a late checkout,even paying;the checkin is always by 16:00pm and the checkin by 12:00.look for other options cheaper and better than Tara.
from Oxford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-07-2016
I stayed here for a week on business. Firstly, the location is very good - it is a 2 minute walk from High Street Kensington tube station, which is a couple of stops away from London Victoria and is quite easy to get to Heathrow airport just along the A4 and then M4. The rooms are pretty basic here. The shower is over the bath - at least in the standard rooms it is - and the bedrooms are pretty small. Facilities include tv and coffee machine which have Freeview channels. The one thing this plac... Read more
from Morley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-07-2016
This hotel is ideally located in London, has great staff and a nice deli in the lobby but those are the only positives... The room we had was overlooking a train track which is ok if you have earplugs,but it also had a communication door with other room next door and we could not sleep because the young people next door were chatting loudly until 3 am and frankly it was like having them in the bed with us, earplugs or not,I heard every words because of the lack of isolation with the communicatin... Read more
from Sydney
Submitted on 20-07-2016
This hotel is a two minute walk from High street Kensington tube. The exterior of the hotel is a little outdated. The check in process is very slow even though they have several desks open. We stayed on the 18th and 19th of July and had organized a late checkout of 2pm as I had a late flight and wanted to have a rest but when I returned to my room just before 1pm my key had not been adjusted so was locked out. The check in desk was very busy so I asked at the club desk if they cou... Read more
from Lee, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-07-2016
The hotel is in an ideal spot for sightseeing and travelling around, just off the high street. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The restaurant was beautiful and very good value. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay here on my next visit to London.
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Stuck somewhere in the late 60's or early seventies this hotels only redeeming features are its location and on occasion... the price. The rooms could do with a serious updating... as could in fact the whole hotel. The staff seemed pleasant enough, and breakfast was perfectly edible. If price and location are all you are after and comfort doesn't come into your decision making... this is the place for you.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-07-2016
From the moment I attempted to book, this Hotel highlighted that it wasn't in the least bit customer focussed. As always (since its inception) I used the HotelTonight App to book the room (I always use PayPal to pay for any online transaction). Unfortunately there was a glitch on the system when doing this, and I wasn't sure if my transaction had gone through. I therefore called the Hotel to confirm, they said they couldn't find the booking on the system, so I asked if they could hold the room... Read more
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 24-07-2016
This is a decent and clean hotel for the money. No frills, clean room and bathrooms, fridge in the room. Staff is very attentive. Rooms are a little stuffy but you can turn on the air and breakfast is included. Most London hotels are very expensive and this is good for those on a budget.
from Darlington, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-07-2016
I stayed here on the hottest day of the year - great air conditioning. Had been allocated an accessible room which I didn't want and the reception was very helpful and I got a very good room. Excellent location
from
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Good room, great location. Literally a three minute walk to High Street Kensington Underground Station, where you can access the circle line. Lots of dining options in hotel already didn't try them. Only criticism is that found clothes from a previous guess in room.
from Toronto
Submitted on 24-07-2016
We had a room for 3 nights, here for business so not in the room much. Good location and the prices were fair considering London. My girlfriend has a full out argument with a front desk rep who was being ridiculous, which ended the stay on a bad note. Its hard for me to recommend because of this, but based on the just the room itself, its not a bad bet.
from
Submitted on 25-07-2016
We selected the Copthorne having stayed there 19 years ago, not much has changed in that time. The location is great being close to the underground at high street. Rooms are small but comfortable, wifi is very poor with the best times to be online was in the early am. Breakfasts were good except when served in the room. Quite a few local pubs around that served meals of reasonable quality. Overall a popular place to stay in a very safe part of London.
from Coventry, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-07-2016
All amenities were available..room and en suite spotless..as was the entire hotel. The location was perfect from which to access major sites...and yet just tucked out of the main thoroughfare making it v. relaxed. Loved The Artist's corner...for Happy Hour and the superb coffees served by Miguela in the lobby.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-07-2016
I held a conference at Tara Hotel for 130 delegates this month. The service which was provided was excellent, amazing customer service provided by Patrick, Sasha and the rest of the team on a day was second to none. I'd definitely recommend this Hotel for conferences/meetings.
from Atwater, California
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Room 765. Nice room. Clean & tidy. WiFi is 10.00 per day so I will try to get free WiFi somewhere else. Very near the High Street Tube station. Tomorrow we will have ½ day of touring, then Dinner and theater. The following day we had a full day to walk around on our own. Nice and close to Kensington Palace, Prince Albert Hall and lots of other stuff.
from Charlestown UK
Submitted on 27-07-2016
The hotel is pleasant and very well positioned to visit London. It is near the tube and you can walk to many local attractions. The staff are very helpful and I am always warmly welcomed by Olga - a real ambassador for the hotel
from
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Serviceminded staff. Good breakfast. Good location. Underground & buses within short walking distance. Hyde Park & Kensington Park & Hop on & Hop off-buses. Only negative: Never enough water to flush toilets. 3 adults in one room made toilet-visits quite thrilling.
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Was very happy with the hotel location, very close to local shops and the underground station - very convenient. Prices were reasonable booking direct online, however the wifi was terrible - had to continually restart my phone to get back on for small amounts of times. Advised the hotel staff who said they'd reset the router however no improvements. If it wasn't for the wifi issue I would definitely stay again, however it is an important function for me so it would make me hesitate to rebook.
from
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Had overnight stay at Copthorne Tara for first time as we were going to Bowie tribute at Albert Hall. Close enough to walk to venue but we had walked around all day and jumped in a taxi just outside to save our legs. We arrived early and the room was not available but were able to leave our luggage and go out for the day. Very pleasant staff from young guy taking our cases and also lovely girl on reception.Spacious ladies facilities so we could quickly freshen up and go straight out. Breakfast w... Read more
from Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-08-2016
The hotel is very close to Kensington High Street tube station. That's not very obvious - so a useful piece of traveller advice :) The reception area is beautiful. Staff are excellent - really has the feel of a luxury hotel. I was upgraded to a suite on the top floor. Only there for one night, briefly - so didn't use any other facilities. I'd happily stay again on business.
from Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Submitted on 01-08-2016
The rooms were decent sized. The staff was great and the location was very convenient. I really enjoyed my stay here. Will surely return to this hotel if I stay out of Zone 1 in London. I also loved walking to the nearby shops around. Surprisingly the hotel was quite huge too.
from Nottingham
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Room was alot bigger than most Central London hotels although the bed was not a double! Location was good - tube station less than 5 mins walk away. A few good shops and restaurants nearby. Not bad overall.
from Solihull, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Stayed here for 2 nights and found it was ideally located for getting into central London, less than a 5 minute walk to the tube. It was easy to get on to many of the different tube lines. The room was pretty average.. The information booklet was not very informative about what was available for breakfast. We had a lovely buffet breakfast but we had been lead to believe that an a la carte menu was available. We were happy to pay £11 but had we only wanted cereal this wouldn't have been ideal. ... Read more
from
Submitted on 01-08-2016
I was doing the London surrey bike ride and needed a hotel for 1 night for me and the wife. We had stayed here 2 years ago and our room was dirty wires hanging out of electric items furniture broken so complained and was moved. The service seemed ok though This year I booked it because I knew it when we checked in I was told there was not a double room available which is what I had reserved but wait 15-20mins and they would make up a twin into a double we went to the bar to wait had 2 pints £1... Read more
from Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-08-2016
A great traditional hotel that looked after us very well indeed. Chosen because it had parking and the location was good. Where we wanted to be. Ate in their Bugis street Chinese restaurant which was very good, food really authentic. Room was comfortable. Bed good.
from Milton Keynes
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Stayed for one night in a standard twin room which was just fine. Bed was comfortable. Bathroom had a bath which I prefer and is often not always available in modern hotel rooms. Our rate £150 was room only so didnt stay for breakfast. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 06-08-2016
Spent a night in this hotel, and for London standards, the room was pretty decent in size. The lobby is busy with tourists at any time of the day so it can be noisy and packed with limited couches to sit on. What I did like about the hotel is their concierge service. Very easy to deal with for luggage that we needed to have them keep while we were out going about before checking in and after checking out the next day. This service was superb! The room is dated but serves the purpose -- a p... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 06-08-2016
The only good thing about this hotel is its location. Its shabby & dirty & in desperate need of refurbishment. The staff were hopeless & some could barely speak or understand english. The Management was just as bad. Our first night we were place in a very small room with two single beds & handicap facilities. We were moved to a club room after that however the room very ordinary. I should have stayed at Kensington Close across the road.
from Derby, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Booking in was a treat and got upgraded by friendly staff member. All staff polite and helpful but particularly Gintile on reception who had a great sense of humour to cope with three guys who were forever talking. Upgraded to club and facilities good. Complimentary drinks in club bar in the evening were limited but staff member made it an nice experience although wine was not the best quality. Breakfast staff were efficient and polite and quality as a buffet style was good and fresh
from
Submitted on 07-08-2016
I stayed here for one night on 2nd August. Check in was nice and quick and the room was a good size with all the usual amenities (although I was missing hand soap). Had dinner in the restaurant and went for the Italian meal deal which was £13.50 for a main and a drink. Be aware that 10% of your bill is automatically added on as a service charge (I really hate restaurants that do this). Shower was very good, bed was very comfortable so a good nights sleep was had. I couldn't find a stairwell so ... Read more
from Tokyo, Japan
Submitted on 07-08-2016
It might not be a luxury hotel but I enjoyed stay there very much. They have all necessary goods, which of course include wifi. Also, hotel staff were friendly. Only problem is that nearest station doesn't have lift. Taxi to LHR was about GBP 60.
from Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Booked twin room - took the option of £30 upgrade for a superior room with breakfast. First room was small in size and had dirty marks on the wall , if this was a superior room I dread to think what a standard twin would have been like. Reception changed room however this took about 25 minutes (we were already running late) to a family adjoining room which was better in size but decor and facilities were tired, room heating was set to boiling and the inbuilt kitchenette / fridge rattled all no... Read more
from Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Stayed here for one night in July. Upon arrival, the hotel wasn't very attractive from the outside, but was much better inside. We waited a really long while to check in, which wasn't a good start.. We had difficulty getting into our room with the key card but got in, in the end. Room was okay, though bed was comfortable. Upon looking out the window, the hotel forgets to advertise that your room will be located directly next to a train line.. Which I would have thought an advertisement would h... Read more
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 10-08-2016
For me, this hotel is a home away from home. It has a quaint little feeling of being in Singapore - perhaps the management which is Singaporean or the Bugis Street restaurant, I am not sure. I was introduced to this place by my Singaporean colleague and since it is my favourite place to stay whenever I am in London. The place is definitely in need of a facelift, however I think the more the delay it the better is it as this hotel offers one of the best rates in London. Booking process I sugge... Read more
from Christchurch, New Zealand
Submitted on 10-08-2016
The room was comfortable; the restaurants were excellent; the staff went out of their way to help us. And the location was great - easy access to underground. Staff were able to issue theatre tickets on site which was great.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-08-2016
We were there for a day this summer. We enjoyed our stay there and staff was really great and upbeat with the service. It was a weekend and the place looked busier than usual but I admire the management the way everything was run smoothly and without delay. Definitely looking forward to going back again. Thank you
from Peoria, Illinois
Submitted on 13-08-2016
We just got back from our trip to London and both times we stayed at this hotel. Its in a great location, close to the attractions, very comfy rooms and the staff is very friendly and efficient. Special mention of the chef Santosh who I had a chance to talk to, and he cooked his special Biryani for us. It was simply amazing and so were the fried shrimp. All the small touches like the fruit basket and pastries made us feel very welcome. All the best to this young man, who is an amazing chef.... Read more
from Hyderabad, India
Submitted on 14-08-2016
We stayed here for two days but the problem being the Wifi Connectivity in the room which was not connected inside the room. Even after making several calls to customercare and it was not resolved. Even some front desk staff are very harsh in providing any information.
from portsm
Submitted on 14-08-2016
We have stayed here previously and have to say this time was great. I would like to thank Miriam for all her help. We had a lovely stay and we really appreciate all that you did for us. The room was good as was the breakfast. Will def be back in the very near future. Thankyou :-)
from Oxford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-08-2016
A modern hotel tucked away (sort) of just off Kensington High St. and easily accessible by tube and bus, and handy for the great shops too. Architecturally, it looks more-than-a-little incongruous surrounded by beautiful Victorian brownstone mansions and delightful little mews as it is, but the compensation is that it has all mod cons. I've stayed thee almost year on year on my anniversary as an anniversary treat and it never fails to disappoint. Room size and location can be a bit hit and miss ... Read more
from Oldbury
Submitted on 15-08-2016
2 couples stayed here Friday and Saturday 12th/13th August. It was my in laws first stay in London and as we have stayed here before in 2012 and 2008 we phoned the hotel on the previous Wednesday and asked for an upgrade so my in laws could have a memorable trip. On check in which was friendly and efficient, we were upgraded to the 10th floor club room. These were lovely with views of the royal albert hall. Very spacious for London standards, good shower, water, tea,coffee, slippers, toiletries.... Read more
from Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
Submitted on 16-08-2016
I was travelling to London with 3 older relatives. I needed a comfortable and convenient place to stay and this fit the bill. The hotel is a little dated but comfortable and clean. The rooms are a good size which is good for London. There is a train line at the back of this hotel but noise was minimal. Staff were excellent and very helpful. Plenty of taxis outside and tube is less than 10 minutes walk. Plenty shops and eateries nearby. Breakfast was excellent. Bar food was o.k. Coffee bar at fro... Read more
from ontario
Submitted on 16-08-2016
We stayed in 2 rooms at this hotel for one week. There was an issue with cleanliness in one of the rooms upon arrival. I spoke to 3 different front staff members asking for assistance. Finally, staff member Adam was quick to rectify the problem and went beyond to make sure our needs were met. Breakfasts are busy. Nothing fancy at the buffet, but something for everyone. Dinner was actually a nice surprise. We had the steak, chicken and sea bass all delicious. High tea was also enjoyable. Ni... Read more
from Mumbai
Submitted on 16-08-2016
The hotel was among the best at the price available. Very convenient location. Tube is two blocks away. Many good branded shops are around. The club rooms were good. Space is short in London but the room managed it well. Breakfast was served in separate club room, which provided privacy. Though it was same everyday not a single thing changed. There is also a Chinese restaurant and a bar cafe in the hotel. Service is good. Would stay again.
from Lisbon
Submitted on 17-08-2016
Big hotel well located near by metro station, Kensington Gardens, Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, etc (all walking distance). The hotel is very big and at the dates I stayed was crowdy and confused with lots of people arriving/departing, lots of time for the elevators and breakfast. Not really a complaint but the stay was messy beacuse of it. The room was ok with a bit old furniture, no minibar available, old bathroom. For what it offers the price is ... Read more
from
Submitted on 17-08-2016
Travelled from Australia and have stayed many times since first in 2012. Had 2x4 day wonderful stays. Caught up with friends we had met in this hotel on previous visits. Because members of millennium and booked thru their web sight, we were very pleased with upgrade and breakfast included. Only downfall is wifi is not up to scratch. I had to go to restaurant to pay bills online! Otherwise can't fault and so close to underground and line to Heathrow.
from Shropshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Stayed here in July for 3 nights with a friend. We had a twin room which was spacious and the bathroom was big enough. Beds were comfy too and is in a great location for the tube and Kensington High Street for shopping/food. Only downside were one or two of the staff not being helpful. Also asked for more sugar to be bought to the room which never arrived for my cup of tea :( but overall I would stay again for location and comfort.
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Fine location, amenities and value for money. But the internet DOES NOT work at all - it is always slow and when it is working drops frequently. I rang tech help with no reply. I am typing this using my tethered iPhone hotspot while roaming. I really needed internet and the wifi in this hotel is a joke.
from
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We spent three nights at the hotel. The sleeping area and restroom were clean and comfortable. The breakfast each morning offered a variety of delicious choices. We did not eat at the restaurant. However, we had drinks and dinner in the pub/lounge. The food was very good. We enjoyed our stay in this hotel and would definitely recommend it to other travelers. I would encourage visitors to pack wash cloths. They are not provided.
from Dundee, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-09-2016
My Husband and I stayed here just a few days ago, We found the Hotel lovey, very friendly and helpful staff, our room was lovely and clean, great location would not hesitate to tell family and friends to stay here, my Husband and I would definitely stay again thank you for a enjoyable stay
from Manila, Philippines
Submitted on 09-09-2016
I was happy when I arrived in the Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington High Street for the reason the receptionist, her name is "MINT" was so accommodating and attended me so well. Close to shops, restaurants, and transportations. My only comment is a very weak internet, but again its fine with me.
from London
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Stayed at this hotel twice this summer. Once when going to a wedding and secondly for a concert in Hyde Park. It's location is great, just off Kensington High Street, and offers excellent value for money.
from Porthcawl, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Had a lovely stay sat and sun. Hotel was spotless. Room was spotless lovey comfortable beds which were a pleasure to jump into after a hard day lazing around in Hyde park. I phoned the hotel the day before to check on parking. Switchboard staff laughed when they asdked if they could help with anything else and I said yes if they could ease my pain of reaching 45 on the Sunday! Great sense of humour! Check in staff were also great! Poor bar staff didn't bat an eyelid when I walked in with my wels... Read more
from
Submitted on 12-09-2016
We needed a last minute booking for a hotel that wasn't too far to travel to Wembley Stadium (40mins tube journey) and also near to Central London. The Copthorne Tara was booked. We found the hotel very satisfactory, the facilities were all of good standard, 2min walk to Kensington High Street Tube . The only minor hiccup was that we couldn't have access to our room until 3pm as there was a large wedding function on at the time, so would be wise to ask when booking at what time you can book i... Read more
from Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Stayed here whilst on a shop and theatre outing. Great location , literally round the corner from high street kensington.excellent customer service, front desk helpful and welcoming. Room was great, spotlessly clean, best nights sleep ever in a hotel....had to be woken up,it was so comfy.I would definitely stay here again.
from Framlingham, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-09-2016
This is a nice hotel, and I got a really good room rate only a couple of days before when most other London hotels were full. The room was pleasant, reached along a nice quiet carpeted corridor. Slight smell of shower curtain. Good air con and external noise not bad in my room. Easy walk from High St Kensington station. A bit of a queue at checkin , but welcoming and courteous service. I have reviewed the bar/restaurant separately and left before breakfast. It will certainly be on my list for f... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Booked a double with en-suite via the internet here for 6 nights to finish our UK holiday. As we had stayed here a few weeks before, we knew that an extra cost (25 pound/night) upgrade would be offered. Again we took it and we were very happy with the Club double room on the eleventh floor, much better than the previously occupied so-called club room on the tenth floor. The upgrade gives a much better room and access to the Club lounge for free breakfasts, late afternoon snacks and limited dri... Read more
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 15-09-2016
I stay here on a regular basis due to work commitments. This hotel is in a great location. The room itself is average. There is a kettle and fridge in the room, along with a flatscreen tv and hairdryer. The room is a small bit dated and the bathroom could do with updating. There was a lot of noise very early in the morning, even with a complaint to reception nothing was done. The wifi can be quite bad on some floors, or away from the lifts. Grand hotel but not 4 star by my standards.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Great location and easy to find which is a plus for me. Always clean hotel rooms and nice staff. I love the hotel lobby bar and the people there seem to always be really on point. The rooms are always clean and they have really comfortable big towels. They could probably go ahead and update the furniture a bit, in my opinion.... However this hotel is definitely worth staying at.
from Rotherham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-09-2016
I have just had a two night stay at the copthorne Tara hotel in London.All the staff we dealt with ,were both friendly and very professional in their jobs. Our accommodation was very comfortable,and since I am in a wheelchair,we were allocated an adapted room which proved very helpful. The meals in the hotel,which included both breakfast and evening meals,offered a good choice on the menu and of good quality. In terms of location(Kensington) the hotel is ideally situated for shopping in Knightsb... Read more
from Lincoln, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-09-2016
The biggest advantage this hotel has to offer is its location. But it certainly isn't a merit to be underestimated.Central and a short walk away from Kensington high street as well as the associated tube station, its the perfect stop for a trip into London for work or leisure. The other highlights are far more difficult to find. The rooms are averagely sized and certainly nothing special. Although clean, our room had a stained net curtain and a worn and marked carpet. Bathroom seemed to be a ... Read more
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 18-09-2016
This hotel is in a great location, close to High Street Station, from where you can get anywhere and walking distance to Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall and several famous museums. Pricey restaurants in the hotel, but many on High Street and also found an amazing cafe 'The Muffin Man' just around the corner on Wright Lane with fantastic breakfasts and all day food. There is also a wonderful Food Market on High Street with everything you could want. The most frustrating thing abo... Read more
from Westbury, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-09-2016
My wife booked this hotel for us and our Son & Daughter in law for a family get together. The reception was impressive, the staff were pleasant and helpful, and booking in took no time at all. The price for two rooms was £189 for each room for two nights which did not include breakfast, which I thought was very reasonable for Kensington London. However all though the rooms were clean and tidy, they were very tired and needed a makeover ASAP, especially the bathroom. The food was very good, es... Read more
from Beaverton, Oregon
Submitted on 18-09-2016
For location, it's pretty good. Central London, right around the corner from Kensington Gardens. Like so many other things in London, though the capacity of the location is stretched nearly to the breaking point. We were there for only two nights. We slept very well, but we were also jet-lagged. The bed was, however, very comfortable. I do not like what seems to be standard bedding across Europe - duvets - because there's so little way to adjust how warm you are. It was very hot in London - 30c... Read more
from
Submitted on 19-09-2016
We recently enjoyed a night at this hotel. We had a busy weekend and just wanted a comfortable, central hotel that wasn't too expensive. That is definitely what we got . Would definitely recommend and visit again.
from
Submitted on 19-09-2016
During my last visit with family, I stayed in Copthorne from 09th to 12th Sept 16. Very good hotel in a prime location with all facilities. Very co-operative staff especially the reception. Neat and Clean.
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Having arrived in london on an early flight and putting in a request for an early check in a few days earlier i was suprised to find that i would have to wait untill 3 to get into my room there was a possibility it might be ready by 2.00 however you could upgrade for 50 pound sterling a night to our club lounge and get a room straight away, this would also include breakfast for both of us for the two days tea and coffee and biscuits all day and night untill half ten free soft drinks and free bot... Read more
from Wales
Submitted on 21-09-2016
This is a whopping hotel in a decent location. It hasnhasn't been touched much since the late 80s though - very dated. It was clean and tidy but showing signs of wear and it really needs a refit. The bathroom is dated with Formica labelling, for example. Check in was slow though all desks were open and going like the clappers. Check out was poor really - only one desk and some problem going on so I stood there for 5 minutes with nobody around. Oddly, they have put air fresheners inside the... Read more
from Leiden, The Netherlands
Submitted on 22-09-2016
A very British hotel which could do with an upgrade. Located within walking distance of Kensington High Street tube station. The hotel is quite large and looks like it was build in the 70ies. The room is large enough, bathroom has a bath, but it all looks dated. The air-conditioning system looked slightly prehistoric. Breakfast (which was not included included in our rate) was offered at a discounted rate at check-in and was the usual hotel style English breakfast. All in all an average hotel fo... Read more
from Birmingham
Submitted on 23-09-2016
Very nice hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. Was upgraded to a lovely club room. The inclusive breakfast was very nice served in a separate room. Good car parking facilities too. Nice shop and cafe/shop for snacks coffee and ice cream.
from Island of Malta, Malta
Submitted on 24-09-2016
The room on the 10th floor was very comfortable. Very clean and with the right temperature (I could manage the temperature myself). The bed was very comfortable. Toiletries and other luxuries were much appreciated. Breakfast was outstanding. A great way to start the day.
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Well i was on a business trip, I checked in, went to my room. Had breakfast the next morning. Went to work. Met friends after so it was late when I returned. Entered my room and all of my belongings were gone. Phoned reception then went down to the reception. They said I would have to talk to the manager in the morning. Naturally I was upset. The following morning the manager was very unhelpful. Which was more upsetting. They finally found a bag with my things in it but somelette items had been ... Read more
from Salt Lake City, Utah
Submitted on 26-09-2016
This is the second time I have stayed at the Copthorne hotel. It hasn't changed in over ten years. I had a much better view the last time, one of the London skyline with the Faberge building in the distance. This time, sadly, it was of the rail lines. Not to worry, I still enjoyed and appreciated the location since it is close to many things. Firstly, it's a pleasant walk to Kensington Palace from the hotel and if that's not your destination, you are just a short distance from High Kensingt... Read more
from Stroud, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-09-2016
I appreciate star ratings are based on amenities but this tower block style hotel definitely has a 3 rather than 4 star feel. It seriously needs an upgrade, room decor was tired and a little damp, even on the superior plus floor. On the plus side it's a 5 minute walk from High St Kensington tube station and makes efforts to accommodate Asian and vegetarian breakfast choices (dumplings, noodles etc) alongside basic continental and English breakfast options.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-09-2016
This hotel was priced slightly under the average rate for the area but was in a great location off the High Road. Convenient for the RAH. Lots of well trained staff and comfortable room. Didn't have breakfast because I considered it too expensive.
from
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Unfortunately we didn't have control on our hotel booking as we booked a travel package through a tour company. The only good thing I can say about this place is the restaurant downstairs. We ate there for breakfast daily and we really loved the very diverse breakfast (buffet) selection and the attentive staff. Now for our room, we hated our bed. It was super squeaky, and for some reason it is so lightweight that I can move the darn thing with my one leg and I weigh less than 120 lbs. The wifi c... Read more
from Exeter
Submitted on 29-09-2016
Good location. Rooms a little dated with air con from the ark! Rooms looking over the tube lines are very noisy. Walls very thin with a lot of bathroom and TV noise coming through them. Very old, empty fridge in the room that made a loud electrical buzzing all night. Staff were friendly though!
from Dorchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-09-2016
Staff on reception very friendly. Staff in Brasserie, less so. On arrival were upgraded to Club, which was lovely as it meant we had a free breakfast. Room very clean, but if I were being totally honest, room no different than a Premier Inn.
from
Submitted on 30-09-2016
Efficient check-in. Clean room with twin comfortable beds. Friendly staff. Conveniently located, just a couple minutes' walk from High Street Kensington Station. As there is no lift in High Street Kensington Station, it's rather challenging for tourists carrying heavy and bulky luggage to go to the street level. Advisable to get off from Earl's Court Station and hail a taxi to the Hotel if you are carrying heavy suitcase.
from Montreal, Canada
Submitted on 30-09-2016
I went there for the cc expo conference. It was the highest rated hotel offered. Do not bother. dirty apolstry on the chairs. Dirty bathroom. And I paid for the superior room second to most expensive in this hotel. This was really not up to standards. 2 stars max.
from
Submitted on 30-09-2016
We have stayed at the Copthorne on both occasions when I have visited the UK! The club rooms are always clean and the beds a great, love having access to the club room to enjoy a nice hot breakfast and then drinks during cocktail hours. The staff are just beautiful, so friendly and hospitable especially the manager Poonam, Mohammed, Marius and just everyone really they have always looked after us and nothing was ever a bother from where we should go for the day to what buses we would need to tak... Read more
from Birmingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-10-2016
This hotel was a last minute booking with work. It is in a great location for getting around the city and seeing the sights. Checkin was quick and my room was ready early. The room was small and the bed was quite hard. The bathroom was very dated and worn, however there was a good powerful shower with lots of hot water. The restaurant/ Bar area is a bit soulless with no real atmosphere. Breakfast in the morning was tasty with a good selection. The best part of this hotel is the staff, everyone... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 03-10-2016
I'll remember this property for one reason: the staff were very nice, and very accommodating, and always smiling and welcoming and kind, and always tried to make things more comfortable for us, but it never amounted to much. The morning we checked in, we tried to get some sleep at 10am but this horrendous drilling noise started coming from the room above us. We could barely hear each other talk. There was no notice that there would be construction (and there wasn't, that specific room just happ... Read more
from
Submitted on 04-10-2016
We stayed here twice. The first time we were given a handicap room on the mezzanine level and it was awful. The room was dated, the brash furnishings had fingerprints all over them, and the shower function barely worked. We had to call maintenance so he could show us how to make it work. There was used soap left in the shower from the previous guest. The worst part was the bed. It was literally the most uncomfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in. The second time we were given a standard... Read more
from Cardiff, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-10-2016
I've been back to this hotel at least four times which in itself should speak volumes. It's a great location off a trendy high street, with tube station on the corner and bus stops everywhere. The staff are wonderful, the room very clean and comfortable with all the usual 4* amenities and all at a very good price. It's a winner and I'll be booking again.
from Cardiff, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-10-2016
I had the opportunity to experience yet another great stay at the Copthorne Tara Hotel Kensington. A great location right in heart of the vibrant kensington. Close to tube stations to access the wider sights the city of London offers. Staff are always hospitable and friendly, nothing is to much trouble. I have been delighted to stay at this hotel on a number of occasions taking advantage of great weekend breaks, it's always a pleasure. I had the opportunity to share my experience and feedback... Read more
from De Panne
Submitted on 12-10-2016
Visited the hotel also as part of a coach group. Check in and out went extremely smoothly. WiFi available in the rooms and cool fridge. Difference is bed sizes for same room categories. At night voices of the neighbours are heard through the walls. Disadvantage is certainly that one side of the hotel is bordered by outside metro passing of course very frequently. The rooms are well cleaned, enough towels available. Breakfast is of very good quality with lots of choice. People queue up before ent... Read more
from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Submitted on 12-10-2016
I recently spent nine nights at the Copthorne, my third stay there. This is great spot, wonderful staff, and a convenient location. It is just steps from Kensington High Street and the Tube, and a very short #28 bus ride up to Notting Hill and Portobello Road. There are lots of eateries within close range (and I especially recommend the Muffin Man and the Thai Terrace). The breakfast buffet is lavish; I especially enjoy their croissants. I look forward to my next trip to London and stay at... Read more
from Castleford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-10-2016
This hotel was booked for me by my company, as it was close to a venue we were using. To be honest its a standard tourist hotel, however the rooms, service and food are really quite good and I was not disappointed. Would probably use again if in this end of town
from carlisle
Submitted on 18-10-2016
This hotel was easy to get to via public transport. Kensington High St tube station is literally around the corner and the buses were equally close with destinations to all parts of the city. The area is very nice, you feel safe and you can walk to several pubs/ restaurants. The following are within half an hours walking distance: V&A museum, Science museum, Natural History Museuem, Kensington Gardens and Palace, Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall. Check in was smooth with very pleasant staff. ... Read more
from Winchester, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-10-2016
Stayed for business for 1 night, the room was clean, tidy, quiet, everything was functional, LCD TV, Aircon, Shower, Kettle, Fridge. Service was good and breakfast had a very good choice. The room did show wear and tear in the shower specially. But still it was clean.
from st louis
Submitted on 19-10-2016
This was the third time I've stayed at the Copthorne Tara. This time we spent a bit more to be on the club level and found it was worth the extra cost. The bathroom had a nice bathtub. The location just off High St. in Kensington and the reasonable room rates make this a great value. The breakfast was excellent along with the club level daily happy hour. The service was exceptional from all the staff. Can't wait to come back!
from
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Stayed with my friend .hotel very clean Breakfast was excellent. Location close to underground station very close to high street . Waiting for lift one morning over 10 min as people where checking out
from Rome, Italy
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Room was medium size, bed confort and bathroom can be improved, however it was all clean. Staff is kind and helpfull. There are 2 restaurants inside the hotel, traditional and Asiatic, breakfast was quite rich but there was a long waiting queue in the morning. Taxis just in front of the hotel, tube 5 min waiting. Area is very nice and full of shops and restaurants
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Nice room, good breakfast (but crowded and hectic). Good location for shopping and the Underground. Gym was small but nice, with a pleasant skylight. We stayed in two different rooms because we went on a bike tour for 3 days in the middle of our stay. They let us leave our big suitcases during our bike tour, which was a huge relief. The second room was up against the railroad tracks, which was noisy late at night and early in the morning. The beds were very comfortable, though.
from
Submitted on 03-11-2016
We stayed at the Copthorne Tara for three nights and were very happy with the location. It's just near High Street Kensington tube station, with good shopping, restaurants nearby. The hotel itself looks a little dated, but the rooms, though small, were clean and served our needs. One word of warning: an older person with limited mobility would struggle to use the shower. It's over a very high bathtub. We had an issue with a broken key for a suitcase, and the engineer was very prompt and helpf... Read more
from Chester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-11-2016
I had a superior double room. Pros: ? Very clean room ? Perfect location ? Taxi's always outside ? Good shower & essential amenities in room. ? Food & service in the malaysian restaurant was excellent. ? Good value as I booked via trivago.com ? Very comfy bed, fridge is very noisy but you can switch it off. Cons: ? Long line to wait to check in, and the reception staff were a bit grumpy. ? When checking in they try and sell you a confusing upgrade package. ? Unable to ... Read more
from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Club room good size,clean and comfortable,great view over London,good breakfast in Club lounge,friendly ,helpful staff.Excellent location,close to tube station.Have stayed here before and will definitely stay here again.
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Submitted on 03-11-2016
What a terrible experience Had to queue for 25 minutes to get our breakfast on the Saturday!! Only 3 out of 4 lifts working, had to queue on average 10 minutes to use them !!! After getting back to the hotel( if you can call it a hotel) @ 23-30 on the Saturday night had to queue for 20 mins to get a drink from the bar!!! Would I stay there again ? NOT IF IT WAS FOR FREE !!!
from Brighton
Submitted on 06-11-2016
Easy to access from High street Kensington Tube station. Good location close to good shops and a 20 minute walk to Royal Albert Hall and 25 minutes to major museums . Check in friendly and efficient although some error on my requirement .I did get changed to a twin not double without any fuss. My room was slight musty smell and when I mentioned to staff he showed me a room getting the new make over. Maybe better to ask for refurbished one when you book. Breakfast very busy as tour groups and a... Read more
from Lincolnshire
Submitted on 06-11-2016
I have stayed at this hotel many times. This was meant to be a very special surprise for my husband for our wedding anniversary - he did not know he was being delivered a long weekend away). On tis occasion check in was quite speedy and Jik had a warm friendly manner. We were given a complimentary upgrade - room only (no executive lounge entry :-( sad times!) We went out walking for the day really looking forward to our rest and relaxation. We felt really tired. No sleep though - a very noi... Read more
from Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-11-2016
I stay here very regularly as it is a good affordable place to stay if you are on the move and /or not needing to stay a long time . It's a transit hotel in my mind . Lot's of people about and always busy . Quality of rooms does vary a lot but basic rooms are ok .
from Washington, Virginia
Submitted on 07-11-2016
I stayed at the Copthorne Tara London Kensington Hotel from October 28-31, 2016, as part of a package for the National Football League's International Series. You never know what you're going to get with these types of packages, but I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel was lovely! The room was really nice, the hotel location was perfect due to its proximity to Kensington Palace, restaurants, shops and the Tube. The staff were very helpful and courteous. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and I'... Read more
from Yorkshire, England
Submitted on 08-11-2016
My friend and I stayed here for 5 nights and are really pleased we upgraded our stay to Club Class. Excellent breakfast spread and happy hour drinks and nibbles in the evenings were added bonus. In this hotel, Club class means Club Class! Service in the Club Lounge is second to none. Staff during breakfast were very attentive especially Minaz, always so cheerful (great start for our day!) and she can't do enough for her guests. Muhammad at the front door was always very helpful. Hotel is c... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 09-11-2016
My stay was more than perfect, the hotel is really nice and live. The staff is very helpful, special thanks to Mint for her support and help(she made my vacation) the location is very good surrounded by all facilities.
from stockton
Submitted on 09-11-2016
We stayed here for a short visit to London and found it very close to some key places and easy access to central London. Its walking distance to Kensington and Hyde Park, with many places free in the area its a terrific place to be. The hotel is fairly modern and has good facilities as well as helpful people working there too. I would look out for walking to the hotel from the east side of the hotel, as our sat nav took us via a street which has now been blocked off and it meant a bit of a walk ... Read more
from Nairobi
Submitted on 09-11-2016
I was disappointed when I couldn't get a booking to our favourite hotel. Most hotels were fully booked we later got to learn that the reason was because it was London Fashion Week. As we checked in, the reception lobby was full of people and abuzz with activities all the way to the three restaurants available. We decided to drop off our luggage then go out and return back later. Once we were in our rooms, we forgot all the hustle we went through to get checked in. The rooms were decently furni... Read more
from New York, New York, United States
Submitted on 09-11-2016
If all you want is a quiet, spacious, clean room with a good bed, then you will be content. However, I noticed things that explain the rating. The hotel has around one thousand room. The rating on TripAdvisor is 3 ½ stars. The afternoon we arrived in our room I could not use the free Wi-Fi. After four calls and almost an hour the engineer arrived with an assistant and provided a work around. ALSO, there was no heat in the room. He fixed that, too. 3 ½ stars The next day when we came back in t... Read more
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-11-2016
Good sized bedroom, well appointed including closing wardrobe, full sized bath and comfortable bed. Very quiet overnight, despite location. Close to tube station as well. Staff were pleasant and breakfast decent if unremarkable.
from Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-11-2016
This was my second visit to this hotel. It has a wonderful location, just a few minutes from High St Kensington underground station and within walking distance of museums and other attractions. Rooms are well furnished and staff generally helpful. This is a very big hotel with 12 floors and gets very busy. This results in queues at reception and to enter for breakfast. Breakfast is £12 extra and is probably not great value. If you are in a hurry you might be better having coffee in your r... Read more
from Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-11-2016
Very warm welcome and efficient service checking in even though they were busy. The rooms leave a lot to be desired. Needs an update or refresh and although whilst it is functional there was a dirty towel in my room and it doesn't feel particularly clean. Let's hope the breakfast makes up for it !!
from Sunderland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-11-2016
Booked this for one night as our son was singing at the Albert Hall. Had read mixed reviews about poor rooms and how dated the hotel was. Well our room on the 6th floor was fine (photos posted). Clean and had the basics you'd expect. Check in did take far too long and we waited 15 mins before we were even seen. The lass then tried to sell us a room upgrade (twice!) which included 2 breakfasts, a paper, 2 bottles of water and a room on floors 7,8 or 9 for an extra £30. Definitely not worth it!! ... Read more
from Uzbekistan
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Situated just off the high st Kensington or high st Ken as it is lovingly known, the Tara offers easy access to some of the most interesting parts of central London and a hop skip and a jump away from High Street Ken tube station and shopping Like much of the shops on the High Street, the Tara has Long past its heyday The exterior is drab and in urgent need of Colour and reanimation Indeed one finds it hard to believe that the Tara is part of the millennium stable The reception is dated and ... Read more
from Consett, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-11-2016
My husband and I stayed here over Remembrance weekend. We were treated like we were the only client there. On arrival we was greated by Joshua and he personally took us to our suite. The whole weekend was made by the wonderful Minaz. Her treatment towards us was far and above her job. I had a bad throat and she personally made me hot water lemon and honey. When we were leaving Vikram sought us out and asked if we enjoyed our stay. Little things like that made our weekend.
from Buckingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-11-2016
Just a short walk from the tube, the rooms were of a good size, Rubbish start as I was on twelve floor and my key card didn't work. After that though everything was fine and a good stay. Bar staff welcoming and all staff seemed well trained.
from wednesbury, west mids
Submitted on 20-11-2016
From the concierge to reception to the room, total quality experience. Room very clean, big enough, very warm, perfectly white linen and bath towels. Desk, tv, hairdryer, tea, coffee etc. All staff were attentive without being intrusive. More than enough food for breakfast, all you can eat, English, continental and Chinese!! Only 1 minus to the hotel is that it is built right beside the railway tracks, even though it had double glazing and extra thick blackout curtains, you can still hear the t... Read more
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Submitted on 20-11-2016
Lovely reception and the breakfast is very traditional and fullfilling although the coffee isn't very good. Room was nice and the bed was comfortable. Room service also good. Very nice indeed. Would recommend in a bit and short distance from the high court kensington underground station and other shops around the corner.
from Liverpool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-11-2016
Really enjoyed our short stay staff on reception very friendly, room very nice, bed nice and comfy and bathroom nice and clean . We didn't eat in the hotel so can't review the restaurants . Pity it was only a one night stay but it was a short trip for a concert at the Albert Hall . Would definitely use this hotel again .
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Submitted on 20-11-2016
This hotel isn't going to impress but if you plan to mostly be out and about visiting the sites then as a base this is fine. The hotel is clean, staff friendly and efficient but it is dated and lacks the kingsize beds of a lot of hotels these days. However saying that the beds were extremely comfy and rooms were very quiet so it provided a good night's sleep. The only real frustration we experienced was the next morning with the lifts! We were only on the 2nd floor so after waiting over 5 mins ... Read more
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Submitted on 24-11-2016
Wonderful Hotel stayed for 3 nights .Staff very helpful and knowledgeable nothing too much trouble. Tube just round the corner, so easy access to everywhere in London.Breakfast excellent, with free Wfi
from Cape Town, South Africa
Submitted on 24-11-2016
Conveniently located close to shops and resturants as well as underground. The hotel is not modern and the rooms dated with a lot of miles on them but it was still a comfortable stay. Free wi-fi is always welcome and the staff friendly. I had a room on the executive floor and it was large with a lot of space. Remember to bring an adapter with if yiu don't have the UK plug fitting. Coffee an tea available in the room and also an ironand ironing board. The shower is located in the bath with a plas... Read more
from Phuket, Thailand
Submitted on 24-11-2016
Nice hotel with reasonable price ,the room is appropriately 25Sq meters which quite big for room in London,easy acces as the hotel is about 150metrs from the tube station. There is M & S just 2 minutes walk.
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Submitted on 24-11-2016
I recently stayed at the hotel to attend a Conference being held there over two days and nights. The hotel was good value for money, well equipped and maintained and the conference facilities were very good. The one aspect that stood out for me was the helpfulness and efficiency of ALL the staff. Polite, knowledgeable and keen to make my stay pleasant they were a credit to the hotel. Well done!
from Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-11-2016
Very popular with international guests, the hotel had lots of flight crews staying there and breakfast choices were British, continental and Eastern (noodles etc). There is individual heating control in the room, a reasonable bathroom and good sound proofing, being so close to the tube line. Service was quick and professional and the concierge had a good knowledge of local buses and events (he advised me on the best way to get to the Hyde Park winter wonderland). 3 pleasant nights here and will... Read more
from Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-11-2016
We booked this using our Avios. It was great value for money, had we paid in cash. Wonderful lobby area with a coffee area, gift shop and nightclub. Room was clean and we were given several things in the bathroom, including a vanity pack and shower cap. Only problem was the fridge thermostat was LOUD, as were the Underground trains that started up at 0430. Ah well, can't have it all!
from Hereford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-11-2016
Arrived just a month early, however the hotel just sorted it and we are grateful for that. This hotel off Kensington High Street is a little tired but the service is great and the Club always cheers us up and we are hoping to catch up with Liam who has looked after us so well over the years. The in house restaurants are good with a Singapore flavour and reasonably priced if you like that sort of fare. The underground car parking is great if you are coming in from the West, @ £25 per night. So h... Read more
from Laceby, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-11-2016
Stayed here for one night as going to Royal Albert Hall. Hotel Less than 5 minutes walk from 'High Street Kensington' Tube station. Museums and Royal Albert Hall within 15/20 mins walk. If you don't fancy walking there is a taxi rank right outside the hotel grounds. Room very good and has all that you need, including iron and ironing board. Staff very helpful and the breakfast was excellent.
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Submitted on 28-11-2016
I booked this as a weekend away for my husband's birthday, it was a disappointment to say the least. The room was very out-dated and drab, I booked it believing I was booking a room in a 4 star hotel, which at least the room I was staying in wasn't a 4 star hotel room. The bathroom floor was dirty, toilet seat was chipped, shower/taps permenantly leaked. We couldn't find a way of turning on the bathroom light without turning a light on in the bedroom, which made going to the bathroom in the midd... Read more
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Submitted on 30-11-2016
We have stayed her several times over the years for our yearly Christmas trip to London. The location is excellent. The rooms are always clean, albeit very small. I hate the air conditioning units though - very old fashioned and no happy medium between too cold or too hot. This year we stayed twice as we had to go to Surrey for an even on the Friday night. We checked in without drama on the Thursday evening and I asked about leaving some belongings there on Friday to be retrieved on our return o... Read more
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Submitted on 02-12-2016
Excellent value for money, all of the top London attractions an easy journey away, and literally a 2 min walk from High Street Kensington. Service was good, rooms were perfectly adequate and breakfast was exactly what would be expected at any decent hotel. The reason for not giving 5 is only really around the evening menu, which was Singaporean/Chinese. We didn't eat here, so I can't comment on the quality, but it wasn't what we fancied. No big deal, there are hundreds of eateries close by to ch... Read more
from Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-12-2016
I stayed here for the first time in November '16 due to attending a conference in the hotel, and was pleasantly surprised. The rooms are of a very good size, and I had a bath, rather than just a shower. A good sized TV, a very comfortable bed, and a desk area too. A great breakfast followed a good nights sleep!
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Submitted on 03-12-2016
Club rooms are ok if a little dated but the club lounge really needs extending huge queues for breakfast and insufficient staff crockery etc very poor experience Limited free drinks wine only red or white and poor quality
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-12-2016
The property is quite dated from outside and needs a refurbishment. However the lobby looks very beautiful and big. WiFi is free but is very slow. Reason to give 5 stars is due to the amazing level of service right from check in. Helpful receptionists and housekeeping staff. Had some issues with heating in the room which was sorted straightaway with an option given to change the room. However we wanted to sleep after a long flight so refused. Breakfast was very busy but the 10 mins wait was wor... Read more
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Submitted on 04-12-2016
If you are picky about hotels this is not the place you would choose. This is a worn hotel. In my room, there was a somewhat funny smell (a mix of old after shave and, perhaps, old smoke or something), and window cannot be opened. The carpet had many stains, the refrigerator kept me more or less awake, and so did my neighbor due to poor sound proofing. Also, the food in this hotel was of poor to moderate quality. All that said, the beds were ok, the staff is very helpful and sweet, and the conf... Read more
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