I booked this for a two night stay, my colleague having stayed an extra night ahead of me. Upon arriving here i though i was at the wrong place (see photo for outside of hotel) the outside needs a facelift immediately. My initial opinion from seeing the outside was one of sheer terror! A complete contrast i found after going inside, the reception area is excellent and looks like a different hotel!
I didn't experience the check in process but the check out process was fast.
The room itself, very tired and dated. Our room had what looked like a superb view, providing you can see past the dirty windows.
Unfortunately we had a terrible night's sleep. It was absolutely sweltering in the middle of the night, we had to have the noisy air con on in order to get the room at a bearable temperature. The windows were literally nailed shut as we were on the tenth floor. The noisy fridge would turn on and off regularly, there was no way to power this off as it was hard wired into the wall.
Being close to the tube there were regular trains back and forth until around 1am. Needless to say we were massively tired the following day.
To summarise, this hotel needs a major facelift, both inside and out. It's in a great location (understandably you can't get away from the underground system) but i would not stay again or recommend to anyone in it's current state.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Copthorne Tara Hotel offers the ideal location to stay in London whether you are travelling on business or leisure. Whilst it is easily accessible from the M4 with Heathrow Airport only 30 minutes drive, Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition Centres are only a 5-minute journey by car, and the newly opened Westfield Shopping centre just 10 minutes away. ... more less
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