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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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San Diego, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just spent four nights at the Amba Charing Cross and can't wait to go back. I can't imagine a more perfect location in London. It is 5-10 minutes walking distance from the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Courtauld Museum, the Royal Festival Hall, Trafalgar Square, and to almost every theater in the West End. It is one...

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Just returned from a wonderful stay in London. On arrival, we were greeted by lovely staff at the front desk. We were here as a treat for my birthday - we were promised a cake to be in the room upon arrival - which was never there. We also once had breakfast and were never dealt with - not offered...

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London, United Kingdom
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I have just returned from a wonderful weekend at the Amba Charing Cross hotel. This hotel is in a superb location, minutes from restaurants and theatres and has an ambience and charm usually only reserved for smaller hotels. From the minute you walk in to the minute you leave, nothing is too much trouble from the professional and friendly staff....

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything about this hotel is just fantastic. We were met by wonderful front desk staff who checked us in promptly. We got upgraded to an executive room but it was not yet ready. They actually gave us a room to shower and change in so we can go out exploring. I have not experienced this in a long time and...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our second stay at the Amber. Perfect location for visiting London, many attractions nearby. Tube and busstops only some steps away. Nice, modern and comfortable room with many amenities like wifi, ipad, free minibar etc.. Absolutely clean and well-equipped bathroom. Great English breakfast buffet. Very warm and friendly staff, helpful at all times (special thanks to Chiara and Cus!). A...

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Wollaston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is fast becoming my favourite hotel in London, it is so close to where you'd want to be for a great weekend away. Staff are so friendly, a smile and kind word always gets a response. Rooms are well appointed and although the rooms at the front can be a little noisy they are very nice. Complimentary water, biscuits...

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England
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location Lovely friendly staff, comfortable room with free soft drinks/water in fridge in room coffee/tea Free wifi..use of iPads Breakfast is decent price it not a lot of choice.. can't have everything

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

Dear Lorna73, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross and for sharing your review. I am thrilled that you mention our wonderful location and friendliness of the team. Your valued feedback regarding our breakfast offerings are appreciated and your comments have been taken into consideration. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you...

Tamworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have just returned from one of our many stays at the Amba hotel Charing Cross. The front of house staff are as friendly as ever, the room superb and the little touches mean so much. Thanks for making this stay as comfortable as all our others. Thanks Especially to Miguel. See you all soon.

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

Dear ian t, Thank you for choosing to stay with us again at Amba Hotel Charing Cross and for sharing your wonderful review. Miguel and the Front of House team are committed to delivering exceptional customer service and it is a pleasure to hear that they always go the extra mile to create a 'home away from home' experience for...

Wallingford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stay at this hotel every tome5we stay in London. It's expensive but well worth the extra money. They often upgrade us to executive which usually means a plush room, free mini bar and use of the executive lounge. Love this hotel. Trish Earl and Tony Spackman

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

Dear trishaearl, We truly appreciate you choosing to stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross each time that you plan a visit to London and for sharing a 5 star review. I am delighted that you enjoy your experiences with us and that you are made to feel welcomed and looked after by the team. We look forward to...

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We visited for a trip to the Alephi theatre which was literally a 2 minute walk up the road even in high heels so location was perfect. Also right outside the charring cross station. The room was clean and well presented and is clearly fairly newly done. The bed was very comfortable and room a good size. The bathroom was...

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

Dear Yellowbluemerry, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your 5 star review. Our location is indeed one of our great assets and it is nice to hear that you could take advantage of it and I am thrilled that your well appointed room and the friendliness of the team were also...

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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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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)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Price Range: €246 - €418 (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
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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“High floor, (5th or 6th. Rooms that do not face the Strand are quieter. But no nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles luv2travel19941953, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Use the book your own room facility if it's offered to you. You can use the 360 view.”
 of 5 bubbles TracyMikeD, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room was amazing and for a London hotel very spacious. Bed was really comfortable too. ”
 of 5 bubbles RichardwHWLI, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not the 3rd floot”
 of 5 bubbles kylemL5061GG, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The higher the room the quieter it will be. This hotel is in the middle of London!!”
 of 5 bubbles stephenborrett, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
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