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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Hotel service and facilities excellent. Staff friendly and happy to meet anyrequest, large or small.An ideal location for walking,taxi or Underground.Provides quick access to Trafalgar Square and other top sites.

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

Dear tedleo, 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 see you again very soon. Best regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I had emailed the hotel in advance and mentioned we were celebrating moms bday. Upon check in the upgraded our room and walked is to our room with cookies and tea. What a nice touch! The room was lovely and the rain shower heavenly. They also sent a bottle of champagne, a bday dessert and I think box of chocolates....

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

Dear M M, 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 your Mother even more memorable! We hope to have the...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I loved this hotel. The room was nice and clean. The bed comfortable and the bathroom sparkling clean. The staff was all friendly and accommodating and the best thing about this hotel is its location. It is close to both tourist sights, a main road for cabs and the tube if you're so inclined. I absolutely would stay there again!

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

Dear shellyse, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and we very much look forward to your return. Best regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Ullerslev, Denmark
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The room and bathroom were lovely. Good free selection in the mini bar and very nice breakfast, but we missed freshly baked bread. The staff was very friendly and very helpful at all times. We enjoyed our stay.

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

Dear larsra, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your experience with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you found the rooms well appointed and the team were on hand to help and make you feel right at home. We hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a lovely hotel with friendly and attentive staff which is located in the heart of London next to the underground station! Five minute walk to the Thames, Theater District, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey.

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

Dear Ms.Holiday, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience. I am thrilled that you were impressed by our fantastic location and the friendliness of the team! We look forward to your return to London. Best regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Like most reviewers, I chose this hotel because it's right by Trafalgar Square and within walking distance of Piccadilly, Covent Garden, and a host of sights. The first plus is that it's within seconds walk of tube stops on several main lines, so getting anywhere around London is extraordinarily easy. The second plus is service--I stayed for 8 nights, and...

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

Dear sp4orders, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is a pleasure to read your kind words on our welcoming and attentive team and that you enjoyed historical charm of the hotel. We hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights at the end of May and booked an Executive Double Room. The room was quite large (especially by European standards) and included a large comfortable bed, seating and writing space, a large LCD TV and a complementary mini-bar stocked with both soft and alcoholic drinks (beer and prosecco) and some snacks. The...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Perfectly located hotel which was very comfortable for a short stay. The sweeping staircase alone gives off a carefully preserved old world vibe.The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food good. The only drawback was the lack of proper tea.

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

Dear 357bernie, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that your were impressed with our amazing sweeping staircase and that you found the team to be friendly and helpful. I do hope to welcome you back to Amba Hotel Charing Cross soon again. Best regards,...

Boca Raton, FL
Reviewed 22 June 2016

In past visits to London, we have stayed in lovely residential neighborhoods (Kensington, Mayfair, etc.). This trip, we only had a few days and wanted to be near the major sites to renew our familiarity with them. Amba recently took over the Charing Cross hotel and redid it into a wonderful place. The rooms were lovely and the public areas...

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

Dear BocaTraveler09, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am absolutely thrilled that you highlight the friendliness of the Team and they made you feel part of the family. They really to try and create a 'home away from home' for all of our guests, and I...

bexhill on sea
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We use this hotel when we have tickets for show easy to get too and near to everything Staff alway friendly rooms lovely Breakfast there is a very good choice We normally stay in deluxe room but it is not cheap They also keep your bags if you check out and still want to go site seeing

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Dear stodge14, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is a pleasure to welcome you for all of your theatre breaks. I am delighted that you were impressed with the friendliness of the team and our fantastic location. We look forward to your next visit! Best regards,...

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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 

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Address: The Strand, London WC2N 5HX, England (Formerly Charing Cross Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Price Range: €253 - €441 (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
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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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“Higher floors for a better view.”
500josp, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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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  • Wardrobe with safe, towelling robes, slippers and tea and coffee facilities
simmi42, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We thought the room was fab and if asked we would score it ten out of ten ”
geraldinec809, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose exec room. Worth it here.”
prettykey, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a lovely spotless and quiet room on 4th floor overlooking roof of Charing Cross station. Suspect front rooms may have good views but may be noisier”
R9099BRiand, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
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