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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

#4 of 1,052 Hotels in London
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The Strand, London WC2N 5HX, England (Formerly Charing Cross Hotel)
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ever go to a really good restaurant, have a great experience, and wonder why all restaurants can't do that? This hotel is like that. The biggest pluses are the excellent central London location*, the quality of the room and included breakfast, and the friendliness of the staff. Someone at the top must be a great person to work for because... More 

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Michigan, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just a single night on this trip to the Amba (previously Thistle). The hotel has maintained its high standards in spite of being quite busy on this occasion with the tourist crowd. The room was ideal, bathrooms very clean and beds extremely comfortable. The staff were very helpful and concierge service in particular is excellent. The breakfast is very good... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once again my wife and myself have just enjoyed another remarkable stay at the Amba Hotel, Charing Cross, Paolo and the reception team boys and girls were aware that my Wife and myself were celebrating our 50th Golden Wedding Aniversary, we were spoilt to high heaven. Everyone is so lovely, they always have a smile and kind word for you,... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very friendly and helpful reception staff on arrival. Very welcoming. The public areas of the hotel are very well presented and maintained. Very tasteful décor. We were staying at the hotel overnight following The Fawlty Towers Experience in the "Torquay Suite", usually The Ballroom. It was a hilarious evening in a beautiful setting. The reception staff had put a birthday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is in great location and on arrival we were greeted with friendly staff. The room was nicely presented with good facilities and a complimentary mini bar. Highly recommend and will be definitely be staying here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my stay at the Amba. I got here due to overbooking at another hotel. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Iwas impressed by the beautiful, proper rooms and the location. Would definitely recommend staying here.

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Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel through Superbreaks as wanted a theatre break and they were the closest hotel to the theatre. I have never been to a hotel where the staff were so friendly and helpful. Unfortunately on the day we arrived it was tipping it down and we was absolutely dripping when we checked in. They kindly offered us tissues... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great deal on this room. Friendly staff, great location, well presented room, clean, good facilities in the room, nice touches such as free refreshments in room. Only minor criticism is water pressure not high - disappointing with such a big shower. But otherwise couldn't fault - a v comfy bed.

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London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Terrace Restaurant recently. Precy looked after us so well and made us feel that nothing was too much trouble. What an asset to your hotel this lady is. The food was extremely fresh and beautifully presented.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Charing Cross Hotel several times at Christmas and use the hotel for afternoon tea when in London. I have always been treated with kindness from the staff and they remember me. On my last visit I left a pair of reading glasses at the Hotel and Norbert Jakab of the concierge team kindly returned them... More 

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