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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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Cebu Island, Philippines
Reviewed 22 June 2016

got nothing negative to say about this hotel.....hotel conects to the underground and railway station thus location is 5 star. we got a executive room with lounge-- Room was very nice, clean and had everything you would need. lounge was quite small and tight but your not in London to hang out in the lounge anyway. Service was excellent---all staff...

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

Dear luis m, 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 the excellent service of the team and that you found the rooms well appointed. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again on your next visit to London. Kind...

Singapore
Reviewed 22 June 2016

You can't beat the location - we walked everywhere. Except the homeless people that surround Charing Cross, it's almost a perfect location. Room was a Junior Suite which made full use of the space well, and the bathroom was sensibly large , much larger than any other London hotels I've stayed in. Check in efficient and staff were friendly. We...

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

Dear ChinSingapore, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your experience with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that you made full use of our junior suite and were impressed with the wifi which is the fastest of any hotel in Europe. We hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Talk about an all encompassing hotel! As soon as we arrived, the staff made us feel great! We were welcomed into our room with a bottle of champagne because it was our honeymoon. The service from Luuk, Jesus, and Duane was amazing. Their recommendations to eat were awesome and they remembered our names. The rooms were clean, bathrooms large, and...

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

Wow!! Thank you (Name of guest) for sharing such a wonderful review of your Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience! Dear John E, I am absolutely thrilled that you mention the impressive concierge team of Luuk, Jesus & Duane. They really to try and create a 'home away from home' for all of our guests, and go that extra second mile....

Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I knew this hotel when it was a Thistle hotel and just came back as the Amba Charing Cross. Despite being located the same building this is a completely different hotel. It looks amazing, elegant, contemporary, practical...and it feels completely different. This is how all hotels should evolve for the better. Service was just beautiful. Smooth and friendly. Very attentive...

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Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Well i am sorry that i am going to have to give the hotel an ordinary rating...why because we booked an executive room package! Firstly the hotel is in a great position, the staff are excellent, the room was very good. I could talk about the day that a fire alarm was set off and the lifts wouldnt go...the hotel...

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

Dear bendigoboy, Thank you for highlighting the great service from the team and the fantastic location we have here. 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 our Amba Lounge further. I look...

Concord, California
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We stayed at the Charing Cross (which it was called then) in September 2013. The staff were attentive and charming and the Junior Suite we had was luxurious. It even came with a complimentary bottle of wine! Spacious room and plenty of outlets (even regular 120v) for our electronics. The hotel is ideally located at the Charing Cross Underground station...

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

Dear Mistered7591, It is such a pleasure to read your review of your stay with us in 2013. It is fantastic to know that the whole experience was so memorable and that to this day, it is the best hotel experience you have ever had! We sincerely hope to welcome you now to Amba Hotel Charing Cross, so we can...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Firstly I would of loved to have given this an Excellent rating, but I knocked it down to Very good because I think 1 item was missing in rooms...a set of drawers for clothes. I only stayed 2 nights, so it was bearable to live out of a suitcase. But any longer and a set of drawers would be appreciated....

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

Dear Deb1206, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience. We feel privileged that you chose to spend your birthday weekend with us and I am delighted that Sara was able to make the whole experience more memorable. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again for...

Midlands UK
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Another great stay at this first rate hotel. The staff are very pleasant and extremely helpful. We returned to spend our wedding anniversary at the hotel and all the staff went the extra mile to ensure our stay was memorable, they succeeded. The location is perfect only 400m to Trafalgar Square and a short walk from from theatre land The...

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

Dear Alan C, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your experience 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 the team for making the whole experience for you and your wife even more memorable! We hope to have the pleasure...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The location of this hotel is fantastic, perfect for easy access to all the major tourist attractions. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Would definitely use this place again...Quality hotel at reasonable rates.

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

Dear Nejcam, 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 friendliness of the team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again on your next visit to London. Kind regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I booked the Amba for an anniversary trip to town with my wife. When I booked I mentioned the occasion and was immediately told that we'd be given a free room upgrade and that our stay would be made 'special'. I was immediately impressed at the time, and I have to say that come the day we really were really...

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Dear MarcBorgia, 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 the team for making the whole experience for you and your wife even more memorable! We hope to have...

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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: €252 - €438 (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
#17 Luxury Hotel in London
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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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