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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$252*
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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I spent 5 weeks on business in London this winter, and the Amba Charing Cross was by far my favorite hotel that I stayed at (my longest stay there was 10 days). Unlike some other hotels in London, they've definitely put thought into meeting the needs of a business traveler (USB ports for charging your phone on the desk and...

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

Dear 22kar, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. We really have listened to our guest's feedback with regards to how we can make their stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible, so I am delighted that as a business traveller, you were impressed with the facilities of...

Bangkok
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Had 3 nights here as I was due to watch the London marathon. On check in the reception staff were incredibly polite and professional. The reception area, albeit very small, is certainly not a reflection of the rest of the hotel. The common areas are beautifully decorated with a real old England charm. Unfortunately a week before the start of...

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

Dear BKKSteve, Thank you for sharing such wonderful words of your experience with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is amazing to learn that the team gave you the best service that you have ever experienced anywhere in the world!! I have shared your review with all of the teams and we are all truly delighted that you had...

Galveston
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were very satisfied with our stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. The rooms, ambience, amenities, and food were all excellent. The room and bed were quite comfortable and had a safe, Nespresso machine and a tea kettle. The mini bar was fully stocked daily and free (no extra charge). We used this extensively for snacks and drinks in our...

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

Dear C M, Thank you for taking the time to leave such detailed feedback of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is thrilling to read that you were so well taken care of by one of our super stars, Char. I am delighted that her attention to detail made your stay so special and memorable....

Nailsworth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Couldn't fault this hotel. Will definitely stay again. Great location. the staff were really friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Breakfast was buffet style and very good. The rooms were comfortable and clean.

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

Dear Rachael D, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us, from the friendliness of the team to the great selection at breakfast! We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Palm City, Florida
Reviewed 26 April 2016

There is not much I can say other than how happy and pleased my wife and I were for choosing to stay at the Amba Charing Cross. From the moment we arrived, we felt welcome and comforted. We were even upgraded to a larger room due to the extended length of our trip. During the course of our stay, the...

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

Dear richb766, Many thanks for sharing such a fantastic review of your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that you received a wonderful welcome and that you were taken good care of by our brilliant concierge team. I have passed on your kind words to Conor and he would like to extend his gratitude! We...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2016

They even asked me if I would like to take a bottle of water when I checked out!! I forgot the power lead for my laptop and they (3 of the staff) went separate ways to try to find one for me. I was surprised how convinent the location was - come out of the Charing Cross station and it...

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

Dear Veronica L, Thank you for sharing your review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that you highlight the team's attention to detail and you were impressed by the hotel's wonderful location for sightseeing. We hope to see you again very soon! Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This was such a wonderful hotel, the location could not be beat, and the staff couldn't do enough for you during your stay. We arrived at Heathrow Terminal 3 and took the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station, from there we took a taxi to the hotel. It's worth noting that the name change had not made it to the taxi...

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

Dear Penni H, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you highlight the fantastic location we have here as well as having the fastest hotel wifi in Europe. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Leicester
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I was in London running the marathon. This is the first time I have stayed at this hotel, and although I have stayed in many hotels in London I thought the hotel was as good as many of the others but the staff were "BRILLIANT". Customer service was exceptional going above and beyond to make myself and friends feel very...

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Dear Igor B, First of all congratulations for completing the London Marathon, it really is a fantastic achievement for a great cause! 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 customer service of the team to be exceptional and that you highlight...

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely weekend stay in an excellent hotel! The hotel is in excellent location for covent garden and the theatres with the underground entrance next door! Room comfortable warm and very clean! Staff very helpful, polite and friendly. A good selection of breakfast items for both a warm/cooked breakfast buffet and cold buffet! You won't go hungry or thirsty with a...

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

Dear Sarah P, Thank you for sharing your Amba Hotel Charing Cross weekend experience! It is fantastic to know that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay, from breakfast in the morning to cocktails in the evening! We hope to see you soon on your next weekend to London. Best wishes, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed hear for a weekend in London, ideal location next to Charing Cross station and right next to the Strand. Check in was quick with staff very hlepful, friendly and efficient . Our room was very modern with all the mod cons including a free mini bar and i pad for guest use. Breakfast was of a good quality with...

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Dear Matt G, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you found the rooms well appointed, the breakfast to be plentiful and enjoyed great customer service from the team. We hope to see you again on your next break in London. Best regards, Glenn Hallam...

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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: $328 - $673 (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
#18 Luxury Hotel in London
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“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!”
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“Rooms that look out on to the Strand are more picturesque, but there's a lot of street noise, especially on the weekends...”
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