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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

what can I say that I havnt said before excellent service,excellent room,amenities second to none ideal for people in wheelchairs shower room is so big no problem with transferring from wheelchair to shower chair.mini fridge refilled everyday with snacks etc the nicest kindness professional staff we have ever met always a smile to be had on entering and leaving room...

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Vlijmen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The reception team make you realy feel at home during the whole of your stay. The hotel is verys comfortable and convient located for public transport and to go and see most of the sight by foot. We will return.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I rarely like staying away from husband and family and hotels are usually all so so; here is an exceptional hotel, beautiful rooms, wonderful location, polite staff. Greeted with an offer of water or sparking wine. Escorted to my room. Poached eggs cooked to order. Green and blacks chocolate in complimentary mini-bar. Wonderful hot powered shower.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I visited London on 2015 with my spouse, I have chosen Amba hotel for its perfect location in the heart of London and that selection was very luck. I was amazed by the response of the staffs in case of any need specially with direction. The service, cleanness was super. The only take I had was on the breakfast, not...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We had booked a show for my birthday and decided to stay in the West End and make a night of it. The Amba is in a fantastic location, staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. There were nice touches like the complimentary items in the room. We slept so well - we had asked for a quiet room and we...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Excellent stay in a clean and friendly hotel. However they need more lifts- especially as one of the two lifts was not working. The location was excellent for both walking and underground and train connections.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The Amba Charing Cross is perfectly located, you couldn't get any closer to the Tube, never mind all the sights well within walking distance. The room I had was lovely and spacious with all the amenities I could want. Breakfast was wonderful and plentiful, afternoon tea was delightful and having access to the club room was a welcome addition after...

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

Dear ThePhilipFamily, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that you highlight the wide variety of options we have at breakfast and that the team were efficient and attentive. We wish you all the luck on your new path in life and we hope it...

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This was our first stay at the Amba and it met all our travel needs. Central, comfortable, spotlessly clean and friendly staff. We had a delux room and it was plenty big enough - to be honest we only slept there, but touches like an iPad and dressing gowns in the room were very welcome. We were greeted with a...

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

Dear joanne m, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you found the rooms well appointed and that with the team's attention to detail were able to make Mr B's birthday experience more memorable! We hope that when you do return, you dine with us at...

Reviewed 2 May 2016

We stayed in London for the Marathon weekend where my mum was taking part in her 13th consecutive marathon. We stay up in London for the weekend every year (Its a big family weekend) and have stayed at a few really nice hotels over this period of time, all were lovely but this was by far the best in terms...

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

Dear ty93, Thank you for sharing such kind words of your experience at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I must say it really is impressive that your mother was completing her 13th consecutive marathon, a big congratulations to her! I am delighted that the team took great care of you and your family and we cannot wait to welcome you back...

Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We chose this hotel after reading other reviews on Trip Advisor and it proved to be an excellent choice. The staff are the friendliest most helpful we have ever found in a hotel. The hotel itself is perfectly located for all the 'tourist' attractions and locations in central London such as:- Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye,...

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

Dear steveheskier, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that the team were able to exceed your expectations and that you found them to be the friendliest and most helpful that you have ever come across in a hotel. We all hope to have the...

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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: $359 - $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
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in London
#10 Family Hotel in London
#12 Business Hotel in London
#14 Luxury Hotel in London
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