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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Amba Hotel Charing Cross is in an excellent location--right in central London, steps away from the Underground and rail, and a short walk from Covent Garden (one of my favorite areas in London). The hotel itself was nice: our executive king room on the fifth floor was fairly spacious with a sitting area and a European version of a king...

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

Dear alisonjdy, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that you enjoyed our unbeatable location, that you found our the rooms well appointed and that you had a great time in our Terrace Bar. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 2 April 2016

The hotel had the PERFECT amenities! Free breakfast and minibar, plus a lounge for coffee, tea and snacks! The location is perfect as well where it's walking distance to the tourist traps..I mean sites. The room was great, with heated bathroom floors and towel holders (!). There's an iPad in the room so you can surf the internet and check...

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

Dear BoyBastos, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you highlight our fantastic location and you found the rooms well appointed. We hope to welcome you back so we can make your next stay perfect. Kind regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Spain
Reviewed 2 April 2016

The hotel layout was amazing...the professional concierge and hotel reception was fabulous. My request regards to the early check-in was granted....it is definitely a 5 stars hotel. Location was central and easy to travel. Beautiful and will be back again.

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

Dear _dohliruibradra, Thank you so much for your 5 star review of your experience with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that you highlight the professionalism of the team as well as the fantastic location of the hotel. We hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

North Potomac, MD
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Best hotel we have ever stayed at in London. Superb location- we walked everywhere. Excellent room- very comfortable and clean (6th floor, king room), had a fantastic dinner in the hotel restaurant. Clean, excellent staff- everything you want in a hotel! and the room was large, as was the elevator- not the norm for Europe! love this hotel!

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Dear LaurieM0, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted to read that we are the best ever hotel that you've stayed in, in London and that you found the service of the team to be excellent. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon....

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a few days this week to kick start our joint 50th birthday celebrations. We cannot fault the hotel or the staff- we had a beautiful room at the front of the hotel, and were left champagne and cake in our room. The kingsize bed was huge, room spotless and the nespresso and free mini bar a...

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Dear Julie W, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. We feel honoured that you chose to spend such a momentous double celebration with us and I am thrilled that you enjoyed the whole experience! I am delighted that you highlight Alexandra's attention to detail, I am very...

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 1 April 2016

First time stay here was excellent. Location is superb. Tube just steps out the door. Theatre w/I blocks. Staff was excellent. Hotel is nice combo of old world and new tech. Room was large for Euro standard. Bath very nice. WiFi and mini bar all complementary. Amba lounge breakfast 7-11 each day was perfect for Euro or American tastes. Both...

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Dear Tom W, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that your first stay with us was a great experience and we hope that it will be the first of many! We look forward to your next visit to London. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General...

Bozeman
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Recently stayed here for 10 nights and would gladly do so again. Perfect central location, 1 block from Trafalgar Square. Hotel is next to an Underground station, but we rarely needed it, since we were able to walk to almost all sights, plus all Soho and Covent Garden restaurants and theaters. Friendliest, most helpful staff we’ve ever encountered at a...

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

Dear BigSky1, Thank you for such a fantastic review of your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. Nothing pleases me more than reading that the team are the friendliest and most helpful that you have ever encountered!! I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us, from the comfort of the room to the...

Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The staff is so nice and helpful, always smiling and in a good mood and the hotel ideally situated in London. Breakfast was great with everything you may need. Just excellent ! It was our second stay and we will be back.

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Dear 71nathalie, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. The team really are a nice, happy and friendly bunch! I'm delighted that their good mood and smiles are infectious and you had a wonderful experience with us. We hope to welcome you back again very soon! Best wishes,...

McLean, Virginia
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Hotel is right next to 2 tube stations and the train station and a short walk to restaurants, shops and sites. One block from Trafalgar square. Rooms very clean and are decorated in lovely modern neutrals. All the staff we met were very friendly and helpful and management aims to please. But the bathrooms are freezing and need a heat...

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Dear glutenfreegal1000, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is with great pleasure that I read that all the team and the management team were friendly and helpful. I am also pleased that you highlight our fantastic location which is perfect for both sightseeing and shopping! We hope to...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my two boys (11 & 6) for a trip to Wembley and to see the sights. From the moment we arrived, the boys (and I) were made to feel as if we were the most important guests in the hotel. The reception team, the concierge (thanks Luuk), housekeeping and the team at breakfast all made the...

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

Dear BauerX5, What a fantastic review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you are your two sons were made to feel so special during your stay. I have shared your feedback with the team, notably Luuk, who would like to extend his gratitude for your kind words. We hope to see...

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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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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: $356 - $581 (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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“First stay had a room overlooking an alleyway with a rather boisterous nightlife. This time I was given a very quiet room on a high floor.”
 of 5 bubbles GreenMountains18, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms don't have a bath, only a shower, so specify when you book.”
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“Room 520 -- excellent!!!”
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“If you have lots of luggage ask to stay in the main building. Top floor may be better as London is a party night, every night. Noisy !”
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“room 638 is great”
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