Copthorne Hotel Plymouth
Reviews - Copthorne Hotel Plymouth
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Not overly impressedfrom G-Love
First, the hotel has a four star rating, but doesn't offer any amenities (e.g. gym, pool, business center, etc.). I am not sure how the ratings work, but I would have thought you would need something more than rooms, a lobby and a restaurant
Second, I was overcharged. The hotel charged me 170 BP / night despite my reservation rate and the published rate of 150 BP in the lobby. I am still disputing that one.
Third, Internet access cost 20 BP / night.
Fourth, the rooms were rather small, outdated and lacked some of the basics, such as an alarm clock or an extra outlet to plug in a laptop. Their website makes the rooms look deceivingly large and modern. I felt like I was staying in on old lady's bedroom.
Fifth, the TVs were having a problem during my stay and would turn on in the middle of the night. On my second night, I unplugged the unit from the wall and cured the problem.
The staff were polite and would smile while trying to help you. However, nothing was actually done to solve any of the problems... just a "sorry" was provided. They could have done something like offer free movies since the TV thing was busted.
Also, I thought the hotel location is far from the part of town with any decent restaurants, stores, etc. It is about a 15-minute walk to anywhere but the train station. I am not sure what the Holiday Inn is like, but the location was certainly better.
The only value I can see in the hotel is its proximity to the train station. If you are passing through and need a quick stop over, the place is located about 2 minutes walk from the train station. Otherwise, I would avoid this place.
one of the best in Plymouthfrom dannikitten
Good Valuefrom enagshergar
Clean with friendly staff. Decor a little dated. Breakfast good. Secure parking. Good location allowed us to be on the south west coast path in Cornawall within 1/2 hr.
Friendliest Staff in Townfrom 01forLondon
Firstly, it has some of the friendliest staff in town who will go to any lengths to make your stay more comfortable. Secondly, it actually has some of the best rooms in town - you just need to ask for the specific number when making the reservation - these are rooms 120,220,320 or 420. These rooms have sofas, large tables, cupboards and big TV.
The bar and restaurant are pretty good and the food quality is generally of a very high standard. The car park is small but there is normally a space if you arrive before 8pm.
Finally, my sources say that the Hotel is due a refit some time in 2006.
Not much Copfrom minky35
The exterior of the hotel is very bland indeed, very 1970s, very concrete and very un-appealing. The interior décor is terribly traditional in a British sense, awful wallpaper, floral carpets and horrendous furniture. The rooms are spacious and clean but again the dated look is carried everywhere. With the greatest respect I would imagine older people and Americans would love it who probably appreciate a more traditional feel.
Bathrooms were poor; static shower head above the bath, a sink surface that loved accumulating water; rusty shower pole and mould on the ceiling above the bath. They were however, spacious and with a nice tiled floor. Towels were clean and plentiful.
Rooms have tee/coffee facilities, ironing board, couch and table and a reasonable amount of wardrobe space. The drawers are horrendously designed, in fact they were so 1970s we couldn’t face using them. The sound proofing also was not brilliant and you know about it when the doors of other rooms slam shut.
On the positive side, we paid a £69 / room special Internet deal (walk in of the street rate was £150!!) , very pleasant staff, right on the city centre shopping area, 10 minutes walk to the Barbican, 5 minutes walk to train station and a decent hotel bar but again with worn out and date furniture. Overall, wouldn’t stay here again. The place needs total gutting and refurbishment and if this happened I’m sure it would be wonderful.
Nice hotel, good location, small carparkfrom bristol_traveller_06
I would be happy to stay here again.
Needs Some Workfrom PJSS
That said, it was comfortable, clean and the staff were courteous and helpful. The Sunday Lunchtime carvery was good value although the cost for breakfast if you've only booked room only is steep.
It's still OK as it is (particularly given a good room rate through Expedia) but needs attention soon to avoid a further decline.
Top Notch Food ... Top Prices ...from YoofmanSteve
On the plus side, the hotel is well appointed and the food is GREAT. The brasserie evening meal was excellent (but take your gold card - it's all very pricey, we paid £30 a head for three courses) and the breakfast was top notch, if again pricey (negotiate breakfast in your deal if you can - I didn't).
The rooms are OK. The standard rooms don't have an internet connection (except dial up), if you need broadband you need to book at least a Connisseur room (and pay the access charge). Bathrooms are clean but a bit dark, and the showers certainly wake you up in the morning (they have two settings - off or so harsh they practically bruise you during use!).
Overall - decor is a bit eighties, but the service is very good and the food excellent. On the minus side, it certainly isn't a cheap hotel - but you get what you pay for. Recommended bearing in mind the location - right in the town centre, with secured parking - and the other hotels in the area.
Gourmet!from A TripAdvisor Member
s Okay !from Chucklebrother
I went on to stay in a Jury's Inn which was only 6 months old, a lot nicer to look at but no more comforable and the breakfast was much worse !
If you are going on business or just passing through it's a perfectly acceptable hotel.
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- Address: Armada Way - Plymouth - England - PL1 1AR - United Kingdom
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