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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably one of best locations in London. You can walk to most of the major sites and the tube is literally right in front Rooms were small as expected in London. They were very clean and modern. The service was outstanding! They went way over the top to make sure every detail of the stay was perfect. I really do...

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London, United Kingdom
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Amba Charing Cross is a beautiful hotel and its location is perfect if you wish to stay in central London close to west end. My husband surprised me with a stay there during my Birthday weekend and I received a lovely welcome from their staff. They really made our stay very enjoyable and you can see their attention to detail...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a clean, cosy, comfortable hotel in central London with friendly sincere service and great food then try the Amba Charing Cross. I have always found the rooms to be clean, quiet, modern and a little artistic. The staff are the real secret to this hotel though. They truly care about your stay and on the...

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Lysaker, Norway
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all, this hotel has a perfect location. As an alternative to the express train, you can take the underground (Picadilly line) from London Heathrow (around 60 minutes) to Leicester Square. It is a short 10 minutes walk to the hotel. If you want to visit some of the many theatres in the city, you have more or less...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel, friendly staff, nice rooms but the bar is disappointing - it needs a face lift. But location of this hotel is great and rooms are tastefully decorated and a decent size for London. Just off Trafalgar Sq the location of this hotel is ideal for anyone looking to be on the doorstep of numerous sights.

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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has everything. Location, amenities, well appointed rooms and excellent staff. It is easy to walk to Leicester Square, Embankment(houses of Parliament, London Eye etc.), Soho, Covent Garden and all theaters. Breakfast is excellent and plentiful. All staff simply cannot do enough for you to make your stay the best it can be. Lovely extra touches of hand written...

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Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had received a mid week theatre trip and overnight stay Virgin voucher, checked into the lovely Amba hotel at 12, room was already available. Staff so helpful , beautiful room with inclusive mini bar. Lovely decor, spotlessly clean with big fluffy white towels. Breakfast was amazing. Can't recommend highly enough you will not be disappointed , we shall return.

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Vancouver
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time staying at the Amba Charing Cross. You will not find a better location to stay that is in walking distance to nearly everything. If you aren't up to walking the bus stop and station are at your footsteps. This hotel is amazingly quite and very nice accommodations. You may dine on site...we had breakfast and...

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

Dear remmer156, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your comfortably and relaxing room & that you loved our wonderful restaurant! We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

College Station, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room was very clean, neat and well appointed. Better than US Hotels of similar costs. They just have the 'Touch' and it is what we have come to think of as "an English Hotel". Quite room with view of a side street, but it was quiet and no service trucks in the in the early morning. Breakfast was included and...

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

Dear Patrk7194, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review following your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I thrilled that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and that you highlight your superb breakfast experience and it is a pleasure to hear that you were able to take advantage of our fantastic location that is close to...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice hotel in a great location. Ideally situated for Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square etc. Staff were attentive and friendly. We had a complimentary upgrade to an executive room on the sixth floor. Very nice room, good size and lovely bathroom and comfortable bed. It was my wife's birthday and a lovely cake and card was brought to our room....

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

Dear djcraigod, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross for your birthday celebrations and for sharing a wonderful review following your experience. It is a pleasure to hear that our fantastic central location, friendly team and in room dining were all highlights for you. Thank you for saying you will recommend us and we...

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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
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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: $373 - $635 (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
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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“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
“Our room was toward the front of the hotel and looked out on the city.”
 of 5 bubbles remmer156, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Views of Trafalgar Square are superior but they have quite a long walk witihin the hotel to get to them.”
 of 5 bubbles Patrk7194, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We found it very quiet as we were far from the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles fromourhouse, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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