I arrived after a long day in a cold and damp London, my room matched my mood exactly.... It was tired at best, a chunk of "wood" missing from the desk, damp starting to show on the bathroom wall and just dull all round. I have to say, it was clean at least, but that should not be enough to earn it four stars. It's tucked away from the High Street so pretty quiet, but there are not many pubs or restaurants nearby which is odd for London. My main bugbear is the aircon, it rattled and groaned all night long, grrrrr.
I didn pay for the room, my hosts did. But the rack rate for that night was about £160, so reasonable price for central London, but its sister hotel, the Baileys on Gloucester Road is much nicer. I did see that the room price rose to an astonishing £486 for a certain Saturday - outrageous.
The breakfast room had an overpowering smell of fish at 0630, not pleasant. The food was the usual buffet, ok but not really a pleasure and made worse by the generally grumpy staff who felt obliged to grab an empty glass or finished plate from under your nose a nanosecond after you put it down.
So, if you must be in this location, and you get a decent price, well maybe try this but don't expect much.
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- 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
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