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LH COMMENT: One of the quietest streets in central London yet within a few minutes stroll to the shops, restaurants and pubs on High Street Kensington.
It is maybe time to have a refurb but overall a good place to stay in London.
A large number of guests rate the hotel very highly. Some complain the bath is quite small.
ABOUT THE COPTHORNE TARA HOTEL:
In a corner of fashionable Kensington you will find the Copthorne Tara, one of London's best-known four-star hotels, within easy reach of the shops and restaurants of Kensington High Street, Knightsbridge, and Notting Hill. The hotel is also close to the beautiful tree lined lanes and avenues of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, the theatres of the west end and the world famous museums on the Cromwell Road.
The Copthorne Tara's guest rooms are available as Superior, Club or Executive rooms, or a Presidential Suite is available, as are adapted rooms, to better accommodate visitors with mobility difficulties. Rooms have luxurious fittings and are decorated in a relaxing contemporary style. As such, they also have a wide range of in-room amenities to cater for al guests and to ensure any stay is hassle free. These include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and in-house movies, a direct-dial telephone with voicemail, broadband Internet connection (at an additional charge), tea and coffee making facilities, a mini fridge, radio and alarm and hairdryer.
"a range of eateries"
The hotel has a wide range of facilities available for guests, including a concierge and a dedicated children's concierge, multi-lingual staff to make international visitors feel at home instantly, a fitness room, bureau de change, on-call doctor, a souvenir shop and on-site parking (for a fee). The hotel also has a range of eateries, from Malaysian Cuisine at Bugis, to European fare at The Brasserie and Bar and sacks at Cafexpress. So whether you fancy something exotic or some traditional British grub, you will find something to suit your tastes.
"a good safe area for London visitors"
The hotel may be a restful place to stay, but it is situated in a very exciting area of London. Within a short distance you have the exhibition centers of Earls Court and Olympia, where you can see spectacular events such as The Doctor Who Show or the Olympia London International Horse Show. Nearby High Street Kensington is a haven of shops and restaurants making this a good safe area for London visitors. The High Street culminates in Kensington Palace and Gardens, where Princess Diana used to live. The Palace still houses royals, so you may see the Duke and Duchess of Kensington going about their daily duties. Kensington also has some quirkier activities for grown ups and kids alike, such as Urban Golf and archery. Oliver Reed's old drinking favourite The Troubadour is also close to the hotel, and you can also find live music at Shepherd's Bush Academy. Ginglik offers live comedy and Shepherd's Bush Market is worth a look for its fantastic range of fresh produce.
"High Street Kensington Tube just 2 or 3 minutes walk away"
The nearest London Underground station is High Street Kensington Tube just 2 or 3 minutes walk away. From here you have the Circle and District Line which travels all around Zone 1.
This is a very elegant hotel, offering a very luxurious stay for very reasonable rates. Add to that a convenient location and this hotel is worth serious consideration for your sty. Connoisseur Rooms on the upper floors have city views and access to a private lounge, but if your budget won't stretch to this, rooms on the Mezzanine floor are very tranquil.