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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed June 7, 2016

My memories of London date from the 1970s and my husband's from the 70s and 90s, so we wanted a location that would give us easy access to old favorites and modern London. We also knew that we wanted to see a lot of theatre! It's hard to imagine a better location than right on top of Charing Cross Station....

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you highlight our fantastic location. It really is the perfect spot for sightseeing, theatre and shopping. The Team really do go above and beyond to make every guest feel valued and we very much look...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed June 7, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Amba Charing Cross. It was our first trip to London and we were so impressed with the service and attention to detail. I had a little mishap with the shower tap and they were so apologetic we were upgraded to a larger room and given champagne. We left very very happy customer.

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Dear Cathy S, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that the team were able to impress you with their service and genuine care. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again on your next visit to London. Kind regards, Steve Cane...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed June 7, 2016

The hotel is in a perfect location to enjoy London, easy to walk to Buckingham Palace, or Covent Garden or across to the embankment by London Eye. The rooms are well appointed with appreciated amenities such as iPads, bed very comfortable, bathroom very nice. The executive room provide lounge access which makes for a nice respite. Breakfast was wonderful. Staff...

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

Dear Loreen K, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience. I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and that you found the Team to be warm and gracious. We all very much look forward to your return. Kind regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Reviewed June 7, 2016

A course I needed to study was put on at the hotel today and I arrived early. Staff were attentive, pleasant and could not have been more helpful. The food and ambience was wonderful. A kind staff member gave me an umbrella as it was raining as I left. The staff were superb. I was not the grandest visitor -...

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Dear kit h, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your experience with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that you highlight the fantastic attention to detail of the team. It is the little things that means so much and enhances the guest experience and the Team really embrace this attitude. Thank you once again for sharing....

London
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Not bad, but not great. Refurbished from the awful Thistle that was there before - but an old creaking, aching Victorian Station hotel can only be polished so far. So average furnishings and technology, poor bathrooms and generally ok - but certainly not worth the money, despite the location.

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

Dear milesw, Thank you for sharing your constructive feedback of your experience with us. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross and to offer my services as a main point of contact if you wish to discuss your stay with us any further. I look forward to hearing...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Fab hotel which was centrally located only a minute from the tube. Reception staff (I only remember one name Idoia) and the concierge are very helpful and friendly. excellent customer service just the right amount of interaction. Reception manager very helpful as well. Our room was perfect for our two nights stay, comfortable, clean and quiet, considering it is just...

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

Thank you eva21july for sharing such a wonderful review of your Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience! I am absolutely thrilled that you mention both Idoia, Konrad and the Team for their excellent service. The Team really do try and create a 'home away from home' for all of our guests, and I am absolutely delighted that they have delivered! We...

Irvine
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Spent three nights at the Amba. Staff was so very friendly and attentive. The room was well decorated, and spacious by European standards, The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was good sized. The location could not be better, with the underground just steps away.

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

Dear Kathy B, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you highlight our fantastic location which is perfect for sightseeing and the friendliness of the team. We hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Fayetteville, Georgia
Reviewed June 6, 2016

We stayed 3 nights at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross to celebrate my wife's birthday and were very happy with our stay. The hotel is centrally located within walking distance to many of London's top tourist attractions and just steps to the Charing Cross tube station. We were warmly greeted by the hotel's front desk each time we entered or...

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Dear Michael H, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. We feel privileged that you chose to spend such a special occasion with us and I am extremely proud of Zoe and the team for making the whole experience for your wife even more memorable! We hope to...

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed June 6, 2016

We stayed 1 night in an executive room. With all things you might need. Very big and comfortable bed, big TV, fast wi-fi, nespresso, room service. The hotel is 1 minute walking to Trafalgar Square. But i think the best was the treatment of the workers. Professional, careful, polite...Specially Jesús and Carlota. The restaurant is very well too. Next time...

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Dear pedritochuti, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience. I am absolutely thrilled that you specifically mention Jesus and Carlota. They really to try and create a 'home away from home' for all of our guests, and I am delighted that they have delivered! I do hope to welcome...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Excellent stay! The Hotel is located in the central area (Charing Cross, 200 meters from Trafalgar Square) extraordinary to fully enjoy the beautiful city at any time. Each transport is available (Taxi, Subway, Railway, boats on the Thames) at the exit or with a short walk. Strategic to freely arrange a visit to any city place or attraction. The context...

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Dear mauriziobW1864IX, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you highlight our fantastic location and the wonderful hospitality demonstrated by the team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again on your next visit to London. Kind regards, Steve Cane General...

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Address: The Strand, London WC2N 5HX, England (Formerly Charing Cross Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Price Range: $273 - $478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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#3 Romantic Hotel in London
#10 Family Hotel in London
#12 Business Hotel in London
#17 Luxury Hotel in London
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“One wil need to ask or upgrade to get a good view.”
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“Stayed in 404 which had a view over the Thames to the right. ”
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“Pick a room toward the back to avoid noise from the party goers & homeless at night on the Strand”
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“Higher floors for a better view.”
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“Rooms on the front have the best views but are on The Strand so could be noisy. No train noise even though next to Charing Cross Station.”
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