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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Strand, London WC2N 5HX, England (Formerly Charing Cross Hotel) (Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square)
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Ranked #40 of 1,066 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect location right in the heart of London. You can hop on the tube at charing cross (steps from the front door) and be anywhere in London in a matter of minutes. The breakfast was fantastic and the rooms were pretty decent for middle of London. Overall i would highly recommend given our great experience here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, walking distance to everywhere which gives you a good comfort. Nice bar on second floor. Hotel is beautifully restored. Fast free WiFi everywhere in the hotel. The only negative thing I can say is the breakfast, apart from that I was so happy about the great service and would like to stay there again.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed a couple of nights at this renamed hotel last week. We have stayed here a number of times before and it never ceases to satisfy our every need. The last 4 visits have resulted in them upgrading us to Executive guests and this brings a number of benefits. A unique lounge where free alcohol and snacks can be accessed.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely brilliant stay, everything was perfect for my trip away with the other half. it's centrally located and at top 10min walk to convent gardens, theatre land and the world famous shopping streets of regent and Oxford street. my only down side was the breakfast, I believe for what you get it's over priced, too small and cramped tables, plus... More 

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Weybridge, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Charing Cross many times in the past, this was out first time since it has become an Amba Hotel. The staff our cheerful, friendly and polite, nothing was too much trouble. We stayed in a studio suite which was spacious, immaculate, wonderful walk in shower and a bath. There was a complimentary mini bar, expresso... More 

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Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear Julia1192, Further to the great feedback which you have kindly shared on Trip Advisor, I would like to thank you for acknowledging the efforts of the team in providing a great welcome and comfortable stay. I am equally delighted that Amba Hotel Charing Cross will remain your favourite hotel whenever you are in London. It would be our pleasure... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Charring Cross hotel as it is very central and we were not disappointed. The staff were attentive with check in and out very smooth. The hotel was of a good quality and the Xmas theme there was impressive. Would recommend.

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Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear MARK H, I would like to thank you for posting your great feedback on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you had an enjoyable stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. The whole team is grateful for your genuine appreciation. If there is anything we can do to make your next stay even more comfortable, please do let us know.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful stay with our 7 year old this weekend. Staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble and room was perfect. The hotel is located perfectly for London's theatre land and Coventh Garden with it's great shops and Restaurants. Hope to stay again at some point. 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Charing Cross Hotel a few times in the past, but this was the first time since it has become an Amba Hotel. The staff were polite, helpful and friendly. The room wonderful with complimentary mini bar, use of an i pad in the room, an expresso maker in addition to the usual tea and coffee.... More 

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Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear Gilly6205, Thank you for your sharing your great experience on Trip Advisor following a recent stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. Your favourable feedback is well received by the team and I am very pleased that we have won your approval and have your assurance of a repeat visit. Kind Regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit London every Christmas for a show and dinner. This is the first time we have stayed at this hotel. It is in a great location, the hotel is very smart, the deluxe room was small but was perfect for a weekend break. The lasting memory was how genuinely welcoming and helpful the staff were. Will be visiting again.

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Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear Steve D, I am delighted that you decided to stay with us on your recent trip to London. Thank you for your great comments and I am pleased the team did their utmost to provide a comfortable and memorable stay. We sincerely look forward to your next stay with us here at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. Kind Regards, Glenn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The welcome on arriving was great, and we were taken to our room promptly. Lucky that they did take us there or we'd never have found it as it required 2 lifts and navigating through corridors and across a bridge! But well worth the journey as the room was really well appointed and for central London a reasonable size. The... More 

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Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear TheSciolist, Thank you for sharing your views about your recent stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable experience. We did have some interesting information about the Hotel on the iPad and if you have further query, please do let us know. On your next visit, please contact us directly via bookcc@amba-hotel.com. Our... More 

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Address: The Strand, London WC2N 5HX, England (Formerly Charing Cross Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square , Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Amba Hotel Charing Cross 4*
Number of rooms: 239
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Also Known As:
Charing Cross Hotel London
Charing Cross London
Thistle Charing Cross Hotel
Amba Hotel Charing Cross London, England
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#20 Family Hotel in London
#32 Romantic Hotel in London
#33 Luxury Hotel in London
#59 Business Hotel in London

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