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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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The Strand, London WC2N 5HX England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#63 of 1,155 hotels in London
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Just steps from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, come and discover what a hotel stay should really be like at the New Amba Hotel Charing Cross, an oasis of calm housed within a beautiful, Grade II listed building. Every aspect of the hotel has been designed by our guests, including unlimited, fast, free Wi-Fi in all areas of the hotel, complimentary mini-bars and Nespresso™ machines in all rooms - all at no extra charge. Get more from your stay at the 4-star central London Amba Hotel Charing Cross
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Car hire
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Newspaper
Shared bathroom
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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City View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 15 more
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Louise H wrote a review Sep 2020
Maidenhead, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
Food was excellent and very friendly servic try e from Kirsty and Maple. Will definitely revisit and recommend Lovely ambience and social distancing observed throughout. I have to write at least 200 characters but have said all I wish to say so hope this is enough!!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Responded Sep 11, 2020
Dear Louise H Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind comments, they are very important to us, especially during these challenging times. I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Pedro da Silva General Manager pedro.dasilva@amba-hotel.com
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amanda3200 wrote a review Jun 2020
Cumming, Georgia4 contributions5 helpful votes
A terrific location, nice looking hotel in the common areas. Restaurant was not good but there are plenty of excellent options nearby. First room they gave us was right where the trains come in so every 5 minutes the room shook and the noise was unbearable. There was also mold on the ceiling of the bathroom. They told us we were the first to complain of the shaking and noise. Second room even more mold in the bathroom and the room was dark and old. Finally on the back wing the room was okay, very bed comfy. On Saturday night the bar Heaven has a line going down the street that starts early and continues into the early morning. It was raining and that didn't stop the crowd. Thank goodness for earplugs. Overall you can't beat the location. We were exhausted from travel and we spent hours waiting on a room -- not ideal and for the employee to tell us we were the first to complain about the train noise was a joke...
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from PedrodaSilv, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Responded Jun 8, 2020
Dear amanda3200, First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay with us. I am very glad that you enjoyed our amazing central location. Regarding your remark, we are very sorry that you suffered from noise disturbance during your stay. I apologise that you were not impressed with how this was handled by our staff, and can assure you that such poor level of service is not usual of Amba Charing Cross Hotel. We do however understand your point of view and should you stay with us again, we will keep in mind your wish for a quiet room. I once again apologise that we did not reach all your expectations on this occasion, please do not hesitate to contact me directly for any future booking, I will make sure that you will be well looked after and receive the proper Amba service. Warm Regards, Pedro Da Silva, General Manager pedro.dasilva@amba-hotel.com
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Nsmrnyk wrote a review Apr 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia7 contributions8 helpful votes
Fantastic location. Anecdote: We stayed here for our honeymoon, and Rochelle at the front desk heard this. She found us a very nice room, and surprised us. When we entered, champagne and rose petals on the bed were awaiting us! We definitely did not expect this, so were touched at Rochelle's kindness. We will definitely return on our next trip to London.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from PedrodaSilv, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Responded Apr 21, 2020
Dear Nsmrnyk, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review about your experience at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It gives me such joy to read how Rachele's has taken such good care of you and that because of her kindness, your honeymoon was even more special. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Amba really soon. Kind regards, Pedro Da Silva, General Manager pedro.dasilva@amba-hotel.com
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loulou46Melbourne wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne22 contributions8 helpful votes
Excellent service at the Amba Hotel. Room was large, King Size bed and very clean. The bathroom had both tub and shower which was terrific. The view was amazing. The hotel was very quiet at night for sleeping. A wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from PedrodaSilv, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Dear loulou46Melbourne, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us here at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross On behalf of the entire team, thank you for your kind comments highlighting the excellent service provided. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Pedro Da Silva, General Manager pedro.dasilva@amba-hotel.com
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Sue W wrote a review Mar 2020
Crawley, United Kingdom40 contributions11 helpful votes
A lovely pre theatre dinner at a good price. Good wine selection and a great cocktail to start. Nice ambience and attentive staff. Went there with friends for pre theatre meal and would definitely go there again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from PedrodaSilv, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Dear SueW1579, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our The Terrace Restaurant. I am thrilled to know how much you and your friends enjoyed your drinks & pre theatre dinner experience at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross, and thank you for highlighting our genuinely friendly team. I look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant. Warm Regards, Pedro da Silva General Manager pedro.dasilva@amba-hotel.com
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PRICE RANGE
$263 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
charing cross hotel london, charing cross london, thistle charing cross hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Charing Cross Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonTrafalgar Square / Embankment
NUMBER OF ROOMS
239
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Which popular attractions are close to Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
Nearby attractions include National Gallery (0.2 miles), Covent Garden (0.3 miles), and SANDEMANs NEW Europe - London (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen, Steak & Co. Garrick Street Covent Garden, and Leicester Square Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Amba Hotel Charing Cross offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (0.5 miles), Tower of London (2.1 miles), and Houses of Parliament (0.6 miles).