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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked the Amba for a birthday weekend for the wife, based on good reviews on both TA and Hotels.com. We were well looked after and got to our room, which I thought was a tad small for a deluxe - but put it down to the location (literally a stones throw from Trafalgar Square) After the first night (and a...

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

Dear Paul O, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I feel privileged to hear that you chose to spend your birthday celebrations with us. It is with great pleasure that I read your amazing words highlighting the fantastic level of service provided by the team &...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Once again we had a fantastic stay at the Amba. Miguel and his front of house team were pleased to welcome our return making us feel special as they always do. We arrived a little early but they put us on their priority list and we were in the room swiftly. The room was of an exceptional standard and the...

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

Dear Lesley S, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience. I am thrilled that you mention the Miguel and the team & that they where able to make you feel special once more! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Easton, Maryland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was a retiring visitor to the Amba Catling Cross. Yes it has a fantastic location, yes great food at reasonable prices, a soft bed- more comfy than my own and views of Eleanor's Cross or the Londoneye But the real reason I choose the Amba is the people. When the front staff wish you good day- you feel welcome...

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

Dear Truffie, 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 great location but I am absolutely thrilled to hear that Thijs and the team gave you such a wonderful experience! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to stay...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I haven't even arrived at Amba yet and they are already making our stay so enjoyable. I expressed that we are celebrating our 10th anniversary and they immediately wrote back offering us numerous extra perks as well as an upgraded room all BEFORE our arrival. This sort of service and kindness is exactly what so many hotels are lacking nowadays....

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

Wow!! Thank you Jamie B for sharing such a wonderful review of your Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience! I am absolutely thrilled that the team is able to help you in such a way! They really do try and create a 'home away from home' for all of our guests, and I am delighted that they have delivered! I look...

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here on 17th December (just taken a while to review), lovely hotel, fab Christmas tree. Greeted in reception by friendly staff who offered us a drink. The rooms are well equipped, we did go for an upgraded room but was well worth it, reasonable size for London but for the price cant complain. The breakfast was a bit of...

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

Dear leannepeters1, Thank you for sharing your review of your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you highlight our fantastic location & that you enjoyed the level of service provided by our staff. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next time in London. Kind regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ideally located in the West End attached to London Charing Cross station with nearby Covent Garden, The Strand, Pall Mall and Piccadilly. Very friendly welcoming staff, clean rooms, simple and a comfortable bed, although rooms somewhat small. All the usual facilities included, iron, iron board, even free drinks in the mini bar. Free Wi-Fi. I stayed here twice in February,...

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

Dear pbjmclean, Thank you for sharing your kind words on your recent Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience. I am delighted that you highlight our fantastic location and that you mention the team. I do hope to welcome you back to Amba Hotel Charing Cross again soon. Best regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent this weekend at The Amba Hotel Charing Cross. We could not fault this hotel in any way. The service, room and food was excellent. The location on the Strand was also excellent for those seeing a show. We will definiately choose this hotel again

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

Dear rogerwestwwod1, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that you loved our great location and that you had such an excellent stay. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel again. Best regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here for the Faulty Towers Dining Experience, but my review today is about having an evening pre-dinner drink in the Amba Hotel Bar. Luxury surroundings, efficient polite waiting staff, good selection of drinks; but you pay the price. £18.23 including 12.5% service charge for a pint, (I asked for half a pint), of Birra Moretti, and 250ml of W Hills...

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

Dear SingleMan50ish, Thank you for sharing your review of your experience in our Terrace Bar. I am delighted that you enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and of course, the drinks. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Would love to give this hotel an excellent rating as it is a lovely hotel. However we had a couple of issues, firstly our request for 2 single beds in our room for 4 had been forgotten and even though we were told it would be fixed straight away nothing had happened when we returned at 11pm after a busy...

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

Dear deblmans, Thank you for sharing your experience with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I really appreciate and value your feedback and I am sorry for the issues that you experienced during your stay. It pleases me that you found the team to be super friendly, you enjoyed the breakfast in our Terrace restaurant and took full advantage of...

Wiesbaden
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The perfect location for sightseeing on foot or by bus/tube, for crossing over to the Southbank, and shopping and the theatre. The Embankment pier is being refurbished, but Westminster isn't far. The staff at Amba Hotel are always very friendly and willing to provide whatever assistance you might need. From the Terrace restaurant, you have a lovely view of St.-Martin-in...

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Dear bararamL6494US, Thank you for sharing your review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you highlight our fantastic location and enjoyed the comfort of the room. We look forward to your return to London. Best regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

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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: $357 - $591 (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
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#3 Romantic Hotel in London
#10 Family Hotel in London
#12 Business Hotel in London
#14 Luxury Hotel in London
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