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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed June 29, 2015

I booked the Amba Hotel after a recommendation from a friend and since I came back I have recommended it to all my friends and family. I travelled to London with my 7 year old son and our main plans were to visit Legoland and Harry Potter World but staying in the Amba we got so much more out of...

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

Dear shellymcg, Thank you for your wonderful review about your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is a delight to hear that with the great central location, friendliness of the staff and facilities in our bedrooms we were able to create a memorable experience. Your kind comments about the team and hotel are appreciated and we...

Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Amba hotel in April 2015. It was a surprise by now fiancé. This is where he purposed to me after a lovely day on a lunch cruise along the river. The hotel was amazing in helping my fiancé organise everything and with how he wanted to make the purposal happen. We had sparkling wine when checking...

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

Dear BeckM10, Many thanks for complementing the team at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is wonderful to hear that you were delighted with our warm and friendly welcome. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and your fiancé on your engagement. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I went for afternoon tea at this hotel and it was delightful. The tables were well laid out with crisp white tablecloths and a good selection of teas available to drink. A nice variety of sanwiches and cakes and the staff, especially Conrad and Tim, were attentive and couldn't do enough for you.

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Dear Diane L, Thank you for your review and for your lovely comments about our afternoon tea. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience and that Conrad and Tim ensured that you were looked after. We look forward to welcoming you back to Amba Hotel Charing Cross in the near future. Kind regards, Glenn Hallam General...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel with my wife and 2 kids from 29th May till 3rd June this year. The best part of this hotel is it's fantastic location....based in central London It's just above the charing cross station and within walking distance from so many tourist attractions. The staff was very friendly and the kids loved the FREE minibar and...

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

Dear kpivush, Many thanks for taking the time to share your hotel experience on Trip Advisor. The team and I are delighted to hear that you and the rest of the family took advantage of our central location and that the team provided you with a friendly service during your time at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. We hope to be...

Muscat, Oman
Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

The location of this hotel couldn't have been more perfect. The staff at the front desk are naturally friendly. Thank you Arpan. The exceptional customer service at the Terrace restaurant is consistent. Thanks to Kate, Ezabil, and Katey.

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Dear AJB51, We are very appreciative of your wonderful comments following your stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. The team and I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your hotel experience on Trip Advisor and we all look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Great hotel, very grand but still warm and inviting. We had a couple of (really very minor) issues with our room and they were sorted straight away and with an apology bowl of fruit. The rooms are simple but beautifully designed, the bed was very comfortable too. The location is perfect for all the main attractions, we walked everywhere. When...

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

Dear AJB51, We are very appreciative of your wonderful comments following your stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. The team and I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your hotel experience on Trip Advisor and we all look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very friendly and helpful staff, great location next to both Charing Cross and Embankment tube station, making it a nice easy walk, and my room was excellent - iPad and free Nespresso machine were touches.

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Dear Ask BGP2001, Thank you for reviewing Amba Hotel Charing Cross on Trip Advisor. Your wonderful comments about our team and location are very much appreciated. We do hope we will be able to see you again soon. Best wishes, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was our home during the LNYDP where sisters from the Red Hat Society gathered to share the wonders of London and participate in the parade. The staff goes beyond your normal expectations, the location is right off Trafalgar Square so many sights are within walking distance.and they even have an iPad in the room for use in the hotel,...

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

Dear Perkypup, Many thanks for sharing your experience with us and the rest of the Trip Advisor community. I am very happy to hear that the team went the extra mile to provide you with a pleasant and memorable stay while in London and that you took advantage of our central location. Please do let us know next time you...

Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent a long weekend for our anniversary. Hotel was perfect location for our plans. Room lovely. Very comfortable. What made it really special was how well we were looked after. Special mention to Mark at the front desk. He was fabulous and recommended some lovely places during our stay. He remembered us by name and greeted...

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

Dear cbrown2, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross and congratulations on your wedding anniversary. We are happy to hear that our team contributed to a positive weekend experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Reviewed June 26, 2015

Lovely friendly helpful staff, Great location and a stunning hotel. We stayed here very recently for my birthday, Thanks to the wondeful staff for helping to add to the occasion by leaving champagne, cake and a card in my room, Cannot fault this hotel lovely rooms, spotlessly clean and within easy reach of the theatre's and station.I will be returning,

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Dear Yvette W, It is lovely to hear that you had a great birthday celebration during your stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. Thank you for highlighting the service received from our team during your time in London. I will take this opportunity to wish you a belated happy birthday and we wish we will be able to see you...

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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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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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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: $266 - $454 (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
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in London
#10 Family Hotel in London
#12 Business Hotel in London
#16 Luxury Hotel in London
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