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Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
Ranked #477 of 1,075 Hotels in London
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Very well located for Central London and the tourist trail. This is a busy hotel especially in the summer so be prepared for it. We took the Club Room level and it was well worth the extra as you do not share breakfast with the 'masses'. Hotel is well maintained with really nice check-in staff and we could not fault anything while we stayed over a weekend. Concierge Mohammed out the front is very helpful and nothing is too much trouble for him. Hotel just a short walk from some nice pubs, restaurants, shops and the tube. Will stay again!

Room Tip: Take the Club room Floors. Well worth the extra
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Stefan M
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Shahida S, PA to General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for sending in your review. I am very pleased to read you have noticed the hotel is well maintained and you were satisfied with the location of the hotel and our excellent services throughout your stay.

Your recommendations to all travellers is much appreciated. Our Hotel Team are very happy to see you will stay again and look forward to hosting you on your next stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Yours sincerely

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

The Copthorne Tara is a well positioned, comfortable hotel. It is due for refurbishment, but by no means dilapidated as it is clean and well looked after. Staff are extremely helpful and the rooms are a good size and well equipped. The standard included breakfast is below average unless you pay extra for cooked options. The room service pizza was also below average. It's not a hotel that would have been my first choice if I had booked it myself, but I had an enjoyable stay of 3 nights and for the price it is good value.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
2  Thank MrChipsManchester
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Shahida S, PA to General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to send in your review and a positive one of note. I am very pleased to see our services and facilities in and around the hotel provided during your stay was all to your satisfaction, clean, comfortable and well looked after all good value for money for an enjoyable 3 night stay. Your compliments and recommendations is welcomed by our Hotel Team with thanks.

I am sure we can expect you back when you next travel to London and we take the opportunity to welcome you and assure you of our best attention to your needs as always.

Yours sincerely

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We were two friends spending a week in London, and this hotel met our needs perfectly. We had a Club room, which got us a free breakfast buffet in the morning, wine, beer or soda in the evening, and access to a computer terminal all in the Club Room. It also included free wi-fi. We especially enjoyed Liam in the Club Room, he has a delightful sense of humor and knows what's going on. The room was clean, the closet was spacious enough, and the robes and slippers were a nice touch. I needed an extension cord for my CPAP which Guest Services brought right up. The hotel is just a few blocks from the Tube station and plenty of shopping of all kinds. We were also able to walk to Kensington Palace and gardens, a must see if you have time. We ate in both of the restaurants, and the bar, service was slow by American standards but adequate, the food was quite good. The value for this property was far higher than what I got on my final night in London at the Marriott, which had twice the price, a bigger room, and trendier location, but no free breakfast, club room, or wi-fi.

Room Tip: The Club rooms are the best value. We stayed on the city side which was just above the Tube tracks...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank LocalGirl55
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Shahida S, PA to General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for sending in your review on your recent stay spent with your friend at the Copthorne Tara Hotel. It is great to hear of the good experience you both encountered for the perfect stay. I am very happy our Team were successful in satisfying both you and your friend’s needs and the compliments you expressed with special mention of Liam was welcomed and motivating to all at the Hotel with grateful thanks.

I am sure after this memorable stay you will be returning in the near future and wish to take the opportunity of welcoming you, your friends and family to stay with us when visiting London.

Yours sincerely

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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here in July for an overnight stay whilst visiting London. Excellent location, very quiet and close to tube station and Kensington High Street. Staff were excellent from reception to the bar, ate in the bar which was really nice and enjoyable. Would stay here again.

Stayed: July 2014
6  Thank kellsr
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Shahida S, PA to General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for sending in your review. I am very pleased to see the location is convenient to your needs, our staff provided excellent services and all the facilities in and around the hotel to your satisfaction, all adding to an enjoyable experience. It is so motivating for our Hotel Team to see your appreciation of our services with no complaints and all thank you for sharing your positive feedback with all travellers to London.

We know you will be visiting us when next travelling to London and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Yours sincerely

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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Most of the staff were helpful and polite, we did wait 36hrs to have 3rd bed removed from room - hardly room to move as we had twin beds (mum & son). Guest services wouldn't assist as we originally asked reception! Bathroom in very poor condition and had stains on walls near toilet and peeling Laminex. Torn/worn quilt cover. On a positive note beds were great. Breakfast reasonably good.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Shahida S, PA to General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to send in your review and for making us aware of your concerns. I am sorry you had problems with the bed move and the conditions of the bathroom and linen in the room allocated to you. I referred the points you raised to our Management Team to take follow up action with the relevant departments to ensure the rooms are well maintained and ready to the standard expected prior to guest arrival and to monitor this ongoing. I apologise for the inconvenience caused during your stay. On the positive side, thank you for sharing the good experiences too which I am sure added to an overall pleasant stay.

I hope you will return soon so we can make amends and assure you of our best attention to your needs, so we can be sure you have a great stay.


Yours sincerely

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

This hotel is in the BEST location! You are walking distance to shopping areas, restaurants, and they tube. everything you need is available. My only complaint is paying for internet for such a classy location. Very traditional bell hops elegance is there for sure.

Room Tip: 519 side will give you the view of the railroad tracks.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Cmp1130
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Shahida S, PA to General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for sharing your experiences with travellers to London on your recent stay at the Copthorne Tara Hotel. I am pleased to see as yoyu mention the 'classy' location of the hotel is convenient to all places of interest suitable for your needs adding to a memorable stay. I have noted your concern in terms of the internet and referred this to our Management to review for future improvements.

I am sure we can expect you back to stay when you next travel to London and we look forward to hosting you again.

Yours sincerely

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

This is the second time I've stayed at the Tara this year and I have also stayed at the Copthorne at Chelsea FC. All three stays were very good. The Tara is well located close to High Street Kensington tube and the many shops and restaurants around it. Getting a cab is easy and you can be on the Mall in 15 minutes. The hotel is well appointed, the staff are very good and the rooms well cared for. Breakfast is great and the bar service is good, although it's cheaper to drink outside in one of the many pubs nearby.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Jerry T
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Shahida S, PA to General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and recommendations with all travellers to London on your recent stay at the Copthorne Tara Hotel. I am very pleased to see you are regular guest and we have maintain consistency with our level of standard on all occasions that is expected, our excellent services and facilities in and around the hotel are to your satisfaction and you always have a memorable stay. Our Hotel Team thank you for your positive feedback and look forward to hosting you again soon.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely

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Address: Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London W8 5SR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Kensington and Hyde Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#308 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: £91 - £192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington 4*
Number of rooms: 833
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, Olympia Exhibition Centre is only a 5-minute journey by car, and the Westfield Shopping centre just 10 minutes away. ... more   less 
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