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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I stayed at the hotel for 4 days, at the executive room. I have received a wonderful service. The room was in an excellent maintenance shape, all systems functioned perfectly, it was pleasant, quiet and well aired. Very comfortable for both personal and business travel. Breakfast was rich and varied, the service was impeccable at the reception, room service, dining...

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

Dear amirs799, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is a pleasure to read your lovely comments about our attentive team, they really do try to create a 'home away from home' experience and i'm delighted that they made you feel so welcome. I am...

San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My family of four (including two teenagers) stayed at the Amba Charing Cross for 6 nights. Location is very central to London attractions and 2 separate tube stations. The room was well laid out and very comfortable for the 4 of us. Without exception, the staff was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. The little things like checking in on us when...

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

Dear Nadine B, Thank you for sharing your wonderful 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that our friendly team did everything they could to ensure that you were comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to stay with us...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Hotel centrally located. Staff was excellent. Would recommend to friends planning on visiting London.Rooms were very clean and well stocked with mini bar. Hotel of choice when visiting London in the future.

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

Dear 715thurston, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that you found the rooms well appointed and we will be sure to take great care of any friends that you recommend us to. We look forward to your return to London. Best regards, Steve Cane...

Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome! Lovely hotel and staff were amazing. Room was lovely and very clean, breakfast was great with lots of choice. Hotel is in a great location, close to the strand, Covent Garden and Leicester Square. Special mention to Marloes on reception who made our weekend very special.

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

Thank you Gruff2014 for sharing such a wonderful review of your Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience! I am absolutely thrilled that you mention Marloes. She really aims to create a 'home away from home' for all of our guests, and I am delighted she has delivered! I do hope to welcome you back to Amba Hotel Charing Cross soon again....

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Thank you for your hospitality!Everything was perfect! 5 stars for the friendly employees, the room and the location of the hotel. We will recommend the Amba Hotel to all of our friends and we will surley come back.

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Dear Larisa B, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience. It is a pleasure to read your kind words on our 5 star team and that you enjoyed our fantastic location here in the heart of the West End. I do hope to welcome you back to Amba Hotel...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We booked the Amba Hotel primarily because of its fantastic central location as a base to see a show and do some sightseeing. While the location was amazing - what made the trip incredibly special was the outstanding customer service we received from everyone we came into contact with at the hotel. They really could not have been more helpful,...

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

Dear Annigracewalker, 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 son even more memorable! The Amba team really do have...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is my favorite hotel for overcoming jet lag. It is located in the bustling area around Charing Cross station. People are coming and going in this area literally 22 hours a day (I know because I was awake from 2-4 a.m., which was the brief time period where there was not much foot traffic). If you have jet lag,...

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

Dear VFJ79, 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, as you say, it's a fun place to walk around with so much to see in the area. I am also thrilled that you enjoyed the room service. We hope...

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

When I'm in London for business, I love staying at the Amba. It's location is perfect: close to all the transport hubs and great attractions are within walking distance. The hotel itself is modern and clean. The staff are helpful and super friendly. I've stayed here 3 times and I've always enjoyed the experience.

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Dear Aziza M, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It really is a pleasure to welcome back our loyal guests and I am thrilled that you have enjoyed all three stays with us now. It is fantastic to know that the team take good care of you...

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Reviewed 17 July 2016

A beautiful hotel right near both Charing Cross and Embankment stations, this hotel was in the heart of all the attractions. The hotel itself is beautiful and the staff is very friendly and attentive.

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Dear jhipmom, 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 that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to stay with us again in the near future. Kind regards, Steve...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This was our 3rd stay at the Amba Hotel. The location is perfect, the rooms nice and the breakfast great. The Team at the lobby is one of the most friendly ones we ever experienced. We will be back for sure!

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Dear Tom_from_Zurich, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience. It is a pleasure to read your lovely comments about our welcoming and attentive team and I am delighted to hear that you will come to stay with us again next time you are visiting London. We look forward to...

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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: $326 - $696 (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
#19 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Rooms at the back of the hotel look out over the train station. For a nicer view ask for a room facing The Strand.”
Jer_travels_oo, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the front of the hotel can be a little noisy, but less so at night.”
SONAS55, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“go for an executive room and ask for one on a higher floor”
kevine428, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Pay extra for a luxury room if you can”
suneng3, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“We were on the 6th floor and had great view of the city!”
619wendif, 16 May 2017 | Read review
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