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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on March the 05th for my husbands birthday we arrived at 3pm and was greeted by a lovely and helpful staff named Sara she was very welcoming. When we got to our room we were really impressed with the bday surprise they had put out for my husband the champagne, the cake, card and...

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

Dear Poon4m, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that Sara and the team were able to make your husband's birthday extra special. We hope to see you again for many more special occasions. Best wishes, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

I booked into the Amba hotel for a night as it was my birthday and I was out in the city. I had previously emailed requesting information about the restaurant hoping to make a reservation during my stay and after receiving no response I questioned the service a little and was not sure what to expect. Upon arrival however I...

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

Dear Lucy W, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback of your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that Alexandra and the team were able to surprise you for your birthday with their attention to detail. The team really are focused on creating wonderful memories for all our guests, so I am glad that...

Reviewed 5 March 2016

My daughter and I traveled to London for the first time, and we stayed at this historic Victorian hotel for 3 nights. We were greeted by Laura and Conor, who were super friendly and helpful. Laura was able to accommodate my early check in and a late check out. The location was of a short walk to most attractions, and...

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

Dear Elza M, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you were given a fantastic welcome by both Laura and Conor. The location, as you say, is perfect for several of London's main attractions, so I am glad that you took full advantage of this....

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We stayed here for the weekend to attend a show and enjoy a weekend get-away. Drinks and smiles upon arrival and throughout the visit! Bar staff went above and beyond to find us a table during fashion week. We were treated like VIP the entire stay! Grand staircase in the middle of the hotel. Lovely room with complimentary snacks, Impresso...

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

Dear ReineDesAbeilles, Many thanks for your 5 star review of your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that the team went above and beyond in terms of service and provided a memorable experience for you. We hope to see you for many more weekends away with us. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Stayed overnight for company event (Fawlty Towers dinner). Well located for walking to many of London's main attractions/restaurants/theatres. Very comfortable, well equipped room & modern bathroom. Character hotel with very helpful & pleasant staff, nice atmosphere in bar & restaurant in evening & good choice of breakfast in lovely room in the morning.

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

Dear melc1973, Thank you for your 5 star review of your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you found the rooms well appointed, the team to be helpful and the location perfect to many of London's main attractions. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Free wifi, in-room power converters, nice bathrooms, overall quite nice. The location in Trafalgar Square cannot be beat - a short walk to Buckingham, Westminster, riverfront, and a short Tube ride everywhere else.

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

Dear 10pad, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you highlight the hotel's fantastic location! We hope to see you again very soon! Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

The hotel is nice, historic, has old-world charm. The rooms are nicely appointed, Impresso machine, stocked fridge including complementary beer, wine, soda and snacks. Breakfast is included with the room-room service, or restaurant, which we did not visit. We ordered English breakfast room service-the door buzzer made me hit the ceiling every time-loud! The food was really good, nicely presented....

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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We stayed overnight at this hotel as part of a weekend away in London. From the moment we arrived to when we left the staff at this hotel were excellent, a credit to the hotel. We were met by Mirna, who was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We were even treated to some complementary treats, due to...

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

Dear Liz K, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that Mirna and the team went that extra mile to ensure that your experience with us was that bit special! The team really are focused on creating a home away from home feeling for all our...

Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel brought up to date mixing tradition and contemporary with beautiful architecture features, sweeping staircases, magnificent chandeliers, in fantastic central London location, with extremely attentive professional and polite staff. Wonderful welcome on arrival, efficient check in and useful info for your stay. Had sent an email previously as stay was a late birthday present to my husband and we...

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

Dear Sue M, Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review of your experience at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is with great pleasure that I read that the staff went the extra mile to ensure that your husband had a great (late) birthday. I am delighted that you found the room well appointed and enjoyed...

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Yet again the annual trip was made well worth the wait, staying at our favourite hotel. The staff as usual very attentive, food and service really good. Central for most of London's tourist attractions.

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Dear Debbie3891, Thank you for your 5 star review of your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled to learn that we are your favourite hotel! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Best wishes, Glenn Hallam General Manager

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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: $317 - $682 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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