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Bordeaux, France
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

On first impression this hotel seems pretty good but scratch the surface and cracks appear. Main gripe is the wifi. Offered free (as it should be in all hotels without fanfare) it doesn't work. Signal strength poor which means speed is awful and the connection drops every few minutes. I tried working in my room but it wasn't possible. Second...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The good: the hotel has been refurbished, the rooms are fairly large (for the price), the location is good and there are blackout curtains (important in the summer.) The bad: the hotel attracts LOTS of tours and flight crews. We counted five tour buses waiting to load on a Sunday morning. That morning, three of the five elevators were shut...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Copthorne Tara in mid December ,this hotel is in the Kensington area of London with easy access to the tube only a short walk away .The room was comfortable and clean and reasonably priced.Would definitely stay here again because of its convenient position for access to shopping and sightseeing areas.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is well located and upgraded to a decent room. Reception staff friendly and helpful. However, it all went seriously down hill when I went to the bar...all the ales (1) and lagers (numerous) were from Heineken owned breweries, ghastly selection. I won't be back.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Me and my husband went to london for our anniversary. ..it was our first visit and we stayed in the copthorne. ..we were impressed with the room it was lovely and clean...the staff were lovely and helpful...the cocktail bar was entertaining. .we had breakfast and it was beautiful..would definitely go back..😀😀

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5Thank Michelle M
Neil B, General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Michelle M Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Tara to celebrate your special occasion. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay, particularly the room standards, staff and breakfast. Your kind comments have been shared with the team and are very appreciated. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind...

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was very clean and well decorated. Our room was well presented and had a very nice large bathroom with bath and shower. The room however was located at the back of the hotel and when you opened the curtains you were presented with railway lines. When trains went by, which was very frequently, you could hear them although...

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Neil B, General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review

Dear suzye25 Thank you for your review. I was glad to note that you were satisfied with the cleanliness and decoration of the hotel and bedroom as well as the breakfast selection. I have noted your comments about the hot food and lifts and stairs use. Thank you for your constructive points which will assist us to improve our services...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

All things considered this hotel is excellent value for money. Great mid week rate including breakfast. Check in was simple and we were given an available room early which was great. The rooms were basic, perhaps a little old but clean and comfortable. Some things others may find irritable; the walls were by no means sound proof and if you...

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Neil B, General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Sunburst1111 Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay at the Copthorne Hotel. I am very pleased to know you enjoyed your overall stay and found it to be an excellent value for money experience. Your comments about the check in and room standards are appreciated and I am glad you were satisfied...

London
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was there... they gave me the wrong room, then the changed for a second room it was all dirty with some towels on the floor and etc, them I went to a 3rd room it was al cold and not in a good condition finally st the 4th attempt I got a decent room, breakfast was ok but the...

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Neil B, General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Ljubica B Thank you for your review. I am truly sorry for the shortfalls in service you experienced upon check in and breakfast. We clearly failed to offer the high standards we aim for on this occasion. Please accept my apologies. I have discussed your feedback with the teams and action were taken to undertnad what happened and prevent...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

If I could give this hotel a zero I would. I rated it (also poorly) 2 years ago after staying here for a work trip. This year we considered taking a business group of 60 guests back here ONLY on the basis that the hotel assured us in a contract we would receive the renovated rooms as advertised on their...

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Neil B, General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review

Dear bucks17 Thank you for your review. I am sorry to know that we failed to meet your expectations on this occasion regarding the rooms, public areas and the service provided. Regarding the rooms standards, the hotel went through a soft refurbishment recently and I am sorry if the the improvements we made fell short of your liking and expectations....

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Well as rule hotel of this level would not expect this level pf feedback but sadly some points do let it down Fristly the shower is beyond shockling bad absolutely no pressure at all having a bath was more enjoyable literally it was that bad went to front desk before i could finish they knew this is an issue unfortunately...

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Neil B, General Manager at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review

Dear jinx1980 Thank you for your feeback on your recent stay with us. I apologise sincerely the the shotcomings you experienced with the water pressure in the showers as well as the hot breakfast temperature. I discussed with the team and I assure you that we are taking actions to rectify these issues. it would greatly assist us if you...

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Staying in South Kensington

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

Additional Information about Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

Address: Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London W8 5SR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Kensington and Hyde Park
Price Range: $117 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington 4*
Number of rooms: 833
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#302 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Ask for a room on an upper floor ,with a good view”
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