Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: High Street Kensington 123 yards (112 metres), Railway Station: Kensington Olympia 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 3.8 miles (6.1 km). The Copthorne Tara Hotel is located in a cul-de-sac just off of Kensington High Street. This is one of London's premier shopping areas and most affluent residential areas. The late Diana Princess of Wales lived along this road in Kensington Palace where today a memorial and gardens is open to the public. Adjacent to the Palace is Hyde Park, this is wonderful open area with a lake, gallery, horse riding and boating in good weather. Transport links are good with the nearby tube station and no shortage of buses and taxis along the High Street. The hotel is in an off-road location so its relatively quiet given the busy area. This is a good base for all the central attractions such as the Natural History and Science museums (0.7 miles), Albert Memorial (0.8 miles), Harrods department Store (1.2 miles) and Buckingham Palace (2.2 miles). The two Exhibition centres of Earls Court and Olympia are both within less than 3/4 of a mile.
Hotel in Detail:The Copthorne Tara London Hotel is superior 4 star hotel with comfortable accommodations for a relaxing holiday or business trip.
The hotel has a variety of different bedroom types all of which are en-suite.
Standard rooms are approximately 21.6 sq metres and have a work desk and a coffee table. Standard amenities include cable television with pay movies, high speed internet access, trouser press and iron, hairdryer, tea and coffee maker, individual climate control, refrigerator, hairdryer, mini-fridge, direct dial telephone, radio and alarm. Bees have a duvet.
The top 2 floors are designated for club rooms which have more space and upgrade furnishings. These rooms have access to the Club lounge and also feature complimentary high speed internet access.
The club lounge offers complimentary Continental breakfast, Newspapers, all day Tea & coffee, Internet access, Evening drinks 18.45 till 22.15 and a large screen TV with Sky sports.
Junior suites are Club doubles with an interconnecting lounge area and a second bathroom. These suites occupy the top floor giving panoramic views.
Specially adapted rooms also available with improved accessibility and good wheelchair access.
Room service is available 24 hours for all bedrooms.
Dining Options:Bugis Street Restaurant: On the ground floor the restaurant serves Singaporean, Malaysian and Cantonese dishes. sure to please the most discerning palette. This restaurant is also located on the ground floor of the hotel. House specialities include: Mee Goreng, Nasi Goreng, fish fillets stir-fry with black pepper sauce and Singapore Laksa.
Open: 12.00 noon till 22.30.
Brasserie restaurant and Bar: Wide ranging menu of international and European cuisine. There are speciality dishes from Singapore and Malaysia. Curry night on Wednesdays. The restaurant and bar has a relaxed and informal ambience. The bar has a wide selection of beers, wines, cocktails and spirits as well as an all day Café bar menu from 11am.
Open: 11.00 till 01.30.
The CafeXpress: Has 24/7 high speed internet stations and a plasma TV screen showing news and sports channels. Coffee and tea and hot and cold snacks are served along with fresh sandwiches and baguettes. Also salads and fresh jiuces.
Open 7.00am till 21.00 each day.
Artist Corner: Serves A la Carte and a mostly European and British menu using fresh seasonal ingredients. The setting is informal and relaxed. The hotel's chef team prepare the finest cuisine using only the freshest of seasonal ingredients.
Open: 6.30 till 10.30 ( 7.00 till 11.00 Sunday), 17.30 till 22.30.
The Copthorne Tara hotel has a Business Centre and offers Secretarial services. Meeting rooms are available with a capacity for 2 to 280 guests.
On the mezzanine level is the complimentary fitness room with cross trainers and treadmills.
The Copthorne Tara features the Adore Me Medspa which provides medical aesthetic procedures in a relaxed and pleasant surroundings.
Bedroom Numbers: 834
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £29 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Copthorne chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Millennium Copthorne Hotel At Chelsea Fc: is 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 80% and rates start from about £95.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 73% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Copthorne Hotels across the chain average 73% so this hotel is rated as average when compared to other Copthorne hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 675th from 866 London hotels, 2nd of 5 Copthorne Hotels, and 286th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court, with base rates beginning from £96 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court also offers: free WiFi.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles from the Copthorne London Tara Hotel (1.3 km), has scored 75% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Prefer something with a higher guest rating? Then the 4 Star Royal Park Hotel may be one too look at. The Royal Park Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (Scarsdale Place, W8 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. They are made up of 4 five star hotels (average rating 91%), 29 four star hotels (average rating 82%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 73%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 88%). Top 4 star hotel is Fifty Four Boutique Hotel at 92%. Top rated of the local hotels is Milestone Hotel and Apartments (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £118 per night. From a low of £44 at Lord Kensington Hotel (3 Star, 73%) and the highest rates top out at £378 at Baglioni Hotel (5 Star, 90%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £289, Four Star average: £116, Three Star average: £82 and Two Star average: £80.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank Copthorne London Tara Hotel 38th (joint) of 50 area hotels and 24th (joint) for the 29 four star hotels in the area. We rank the hotel 28th of 50 (13th of 29 four star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 39th of 45 of all the closest hotels in terms of value for money (Milestone Hotel and Apartments was top).
Awards: best adapted facilities in the UK 2006