The 833-room Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is a spacious, contemporary base in one of London's most convenient, fashionable neighborhoods, the upscale Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Family friendly & fine dining
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington goes the extra mile for guests' little ones, offering an "Ask Alfred" children's concierge package (for a minor surcharge) that includes ice cream, a backpack, and teddy bear. For adults, the hotel offers a range of practical amenities, including a fitness center, business center, and several restaurants. Bugis Street specializes in spicy Singaporean specialties, while The Brasserie offers continental cuisine, classic cocktails, and the game on television over the bar. Cafexpress is great for guests on the go. And those who stay in one of the hotel's Club Rooms can access the alluring Copthorne Club Lounge, which serves free breakfast and early evening cocktails, and offers newspapers and a place to put one's feet up all day.
Shop 'til you drop on Kensington High Street
The Copthorne Tara Hotel is around the corner from world-class shopping and dining on Kensington's High Street, where there's also a tube station for convenient transportation to all of London. A number of attractions are within a 15 minute stroll, including Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, and the Natural History Museum. Nearby neighborhoods not to miss are fancy Knightsbridge and pretty, charming Notting Hill.
Location to underground. It is five minutes to the station and easy to use. Also, the breakfast is very good. The Chinese Bistro was good too.
We were pleased with everything. The hotel however, gets quite busy.
Breakfast buffet was outstanding
The outward appearance of building--it's much nicer than it appears
There is not an adequate business center ...very bad for a "business" hotel....
Staff were very helpful. Nice clean looking lobby. Good fire escape facilities.
At check-in were trying to charge us for an extra baby cod (child < 2yrs) while in the initial advertisement baby cods were free of charge. After a short but crisp discussion showing them booking info on paper printed from the site, staff finally admitted the cod was indeed free of charge. Phone charges for local calls are ridiculously expensive, real robbery. Looking at the quality of the rooms, the general service facilities and costs, and comparing with other hotels, a 4-star classification is overrated.
Dinner was excellent
public areas look really well, staff very good and very convenient location
I perbooked internet access but it did not work satisfactorily. When I reported it a new connection was brought up fairly quickly but I had been very inconvenienced overnight and in checking in online in time and on checkout the front desk staff did not appear able to handle a request that some deduction to the 24 hour rate be made.
It was good returning to a hotel we knew where the staff are very friendly and helpful.
Handy for the Albert Hall and Kensington shopping
What I liked about this hotel was the close vicinity to Kensington gardens and the underground station
we stayed at this hotel two times this trip, The first saty we checked in early, the only room available was at the mezzanine. though it was a non smoke room, the room smelled badly and the outlets for the laptop were hidden behind the refrigerator. The second time we upgraded to a better more expensive room , which was nicer but also showed some bad points, the exterior windows seals were partly gone, and the airconditioning which looked ancient was noisy. Overall my impression was that this was once a great hotel for its day but today is in dire need of maintenance and repairs. Also the exterior looks very dirty. The prices are very high compared to the room you get. Overall I don't think I would make use of this hotel again.
This hotel is the quietest in london
The friendliness of the staff, nothing was too much trouble for them and they were always smiling and extremely helpful.
The location was terrific, service was good, hotel clean, room (including air conditioning) was very comfortable, and the staff was very pleasant and helpful. There was easy access to buses and the underground.