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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful hotel, staff is outstanding, location is fabulous; My husband arranged a baby shower in restaurant with terrace view was one of the best memorable life event i ever had celebrated. Staff was so good, helpful arranged such a nice decoration with special "baby shower menu" blue baloons, baby shower banners & decorations. The experience was awesome & will...

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

Dear Smruti S, Further to your great review posted on Trip Advisor, I would like to assure you that the pleasure is ours to provide you with a memorable experience at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. Thank you for acknowledging the team’s effort in ensuring that your baby shower experience was made special, especially by the efforts of Kata, Konrad and...

Belfast
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Fantastic stay at this hotel. Staff couldn't do enough, from providing late checkout to tips on where to dine to places to see, very helpful. Excellent location, Covent Gardens literally a few minutes walk. Will definitely be back. Thank you Amba Charing Cross.

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

Dear Ikmorgan96, I am delighted that you had a fantastic experience at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. The team does endeavour to provide a welcoming atmosphere and is ready to do their utmost to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable stay. We hope that you will choose our Hotel once again on your next visit to London. Kind Regards, Glenn...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We arrived in London at 8am after a gruelling 20+ hour flight, expecting to have to drop our bags and wander the streets 'til a room was ready. Instead, we were given an upgrade and able to settle into our room straight away. Staff were wonderful during our 3 night stay. Breakfast was amazing, with a great selection of fresh...

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

Dear susieanddavid2014, I am pleased to read from your comments posted on Trip Advisor that you had an enjoyable stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. Thank you for your great feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

I have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Amba Hotel. I was travelling with my 2 children (12 And 6 years old) and my sister. We arrived early hoping to store our luggage, it was around 11 am and, to our surprise, our room was ready and we were checked in! The staff are so friendly and...

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

Dear Jpend84, Thank you for your great feedback posted on Trip Advisor following your recent stay. The team at Amba Hotel Charing Cross appreciates your wonderful comments about our service. I am equally delighted that you appreciate the team’s effort in making your recent stay memorable. If there is anything we can do to make your next stay even more...

Bountiful, Utah
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This hotel seems to have a different name/owner each time we stay there, but we wouldn't think of going anywhere else. There are less expensive places to be found, but they are not in convenient locations and are very tiny. Not only is Hotel Charing Cross a luxury hotel (and feels like it), it is within walking distance of all...

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

Dear GrammaLou21, I am pleased to read your comments posted on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. Thank you for awarding us 5 stars for your recent stay and I hope that you will choose our Hotel once again in the near future. Should you require assistance with your next stay, please do let us...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We went to London to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday, staying at this hotel for the first time. The reception team were brilliant, we arrived early and our room was ready. We found the location to be excellent very central walking distance to Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square and the London eye. Our room was large and comfy and very quiet. The...

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

Dear suepH421KL, It is an absolute delight to hear that your stay for your husbands 50th birthday was a memorable experience and thank you for taking the time to share this feedback on Trip Advisor. Your comments about our central location and friendly team are very much appreciated and we are thrilled to hear that we will be your hotel...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Very conveniently located hotel for theatre land and Regent St / Oxford St shopping. Very friendly and helpful staff. Only disappointment was the rather limited breakfast buffet and pretty busy eating area. Probably need to do something about the rather slow lifts as well.

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

Dear Ontovictory, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our central location was perfect for shopping and visiting the theatre during your stay. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your feedback and we all hope that you will allow us the opportunity of welcoming you back next time that you...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I don't normally take the time to write reviews, but I was very impressed with the service at this hotel. Carlota & Char saw to me on my arrival, they were about the friendliest reception staff I've ever met.

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

Dear Alende44, Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your stay with us. I am thrilled to hear that the friendly service that you received from Carlota and Char made a positive impact to your stay with us. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to stay with us at Amba...

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We have stayed here several times both before Amba and afterwards! The staff are excellent and obviously very well trained. The bedrooms are comfortable and clean, likewise the bathrooms. I would like better lighting of the desk area - it was in quite a dark corner of the room we were in!

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

Dear neann2546, Thank you for choosing to stay with us again and for sharing your lovely comments about your experience. Your comments highlighting the friendliness of the team are greatly appreciated and we hope that we will all have the opportunity of welcoming you back to stay with us for many more stays in the future. Kind regards, Glenn Hallam...

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 7 March 2016

The hotel is very close to Trafalgar Square and walking distance to Birmingham Palace, St. James park, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, London's Eye. The hotel is near Covent Garden neighborhood which is full of shops, restaurants and bars. Very clean room and everywhere in the hotel. Rich breakfast buffet. The hotel stuff were always happy and with a big smile...

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

Dear Stoma_924788, Thank you for your review following your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross I am thrilled that you found our location to be ideal for sightseeing and that you were welcomed with big smiles from the team during your stay. We hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back next time you are...

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Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: €214 - €430 (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
#15 Luxury Hotel in London
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“The lower floors might have some noise from the road and the bars.”
 of 5 bubbles popik2012, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Family suite gives you two double beds and loads of space. ”
 of 5 bubbles Teddy1802, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Quite a walk to some of the rooms. Very elegant traditional reception areas and lounges”
 of 5 bubbles lindacrighton, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles JMA07, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Higher the better. On route to Embankment & Charing Cross stations, it can be noisy. I was on the 2nd floor, higher floors are not an issue.”
  • Big bathroom with lots of towels & accessories
  • Lots to eat and drink
  • 3 person sofa and chair is geat
  • Generous size rooms with desk & ipad
 of 5 bubbles ColinandJulia, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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