I had to stay near to Olympia on the night of the 22nd November, so the Hilton was fully booked so I booked into the Copthorne Tara, it was a short walk from Kensington High Street Tube, the checking in process was ok, didnt have to wait too long, the reception area was nice and clean and bright.
My room was clean and functional, there were tea and coffee making facilities and also a fridge so if you had a bottle of water you could keep it cool.
The room was very warm, and I couldnt find a way of opening the window, but turned the temperature down to the minimum on the heater, but couldnt get it cool enough.
There were 2 single beds which were comfortable, flat screen Samsung TV, so all in all, no complaints with respect to the hotel or the room.
The reason it reminded me of the Blues Brothers film is, there is a scene in the film where Elwood goes and stays at Jakes apartment, which is right next to a subway train track, my room overlooked the tube line, so every few minutes you would hear a tube train rumbling past, so it was probably a good thing that the window couldnt be opened, as I suspect the noise of the tube would have kept me awake at night.
If you book this hotel, i suggest you ask for a room that doesnt overlook the tube line.
- 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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