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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Singapore
Reviewed 30 June 2016

When we arrived at the hotel in a taxi it was raining heavily. There is no covered driveway and the taxi had to stop about 10 meters away from the entrance. We had to drag all our bags through the heavy rain to the hotel. Then we spent a few minutes standing at the reception and nobody bothered to come...

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

My husband and I have just come back from 3 nights at this fantastic hotel - enjoyed every minute the staff made us really welcome and nothing was too much trouble. When Alexandra found out it was my husbands retirement do we got a complimentary breakfast and access to the executive lounge, also received a bottle of red wine chocolates...

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

Dear footiechickPreston 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 with their attention to detail. The team really are focused on creating wonderful memories for all our guests, so I am glad that you were able to...

Brooksville, Florida.
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stayed at the Amba and couldnt be more pleased. Our room was perfect and the staff was professional and friendly. Great location within walking distance of Trafalgar square We would not hesitate to stay there again.

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

Dear karengU8478QN 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 the friendliness of our team and the fantastic location of our hotel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again on your next visit to London. Kind regards, Steve Cane...

Boston
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were upgraded to a junior suite, a nice welcome by the charming staff at this hotel with arguably the best, most convenient location in London for tourists. Steps from the National Gallery and close to many of London's most iconic sites, the Amba had gracious, spacious rooms and baths, a wonderful breakfast buffet with table service, a warm executive...

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

Dear gwshark$, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is a pleasure to read your kind words on our amazing location and I am delighted that you found the rooms well appointed. We look forward to your return to London. Best regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A perfectly positioned hotel, We went to the Adelphi theatre , 100 mtrs away , We went to Leicester Square 50 mtrs away , We went to Langhans which was 15 mins walk. The hotel is above the tube station so getting about is easy. Hotel is amazing , old but modern, shower to die for . Can't fault it...

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

Dear Joe D, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience. I am thrilled that you took full advantage of our unbeatable location and that you were impressed with our amazing breakfast in our Terrace Restaurant. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again on your next...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I booked this hotel as a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday and I am so happy with my choice. This is truly the best hotel I have ever stayed at. Having been made aware of the occasion, the hotel upgraded our room to an executive room and had left complimentary champagne, a birthday card and a dessert with 'Happy Birthday'...

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

Dear Kelisha S, 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 boyfriend even more memorable! We hope to have the...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Amba Charing Cross in May 2016. We spent 3 nights in London at the beginning of our UK trip and 3 at the end. The Amba was our last hotel for our trip so we decided to splurge and upgrade to the Deluxe executive room which included access into the lounge...

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

Dear CarrieinOttawa, Thank you for sharing such detailed feedback of your experience with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I have shared your review with the team and I appreciate the areas that you highlight where we can focus on. I am pleased that you were impressed with our fantastic location and enjoyed the breakfast in the mornings. We certainly...

Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed there for vacation with my wife and two sons aged 18 & 17. I would recommend without any reservations. The location was great for all the sites we wanted to visit. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were not huge but very modern with all the conveniences. We had breakfast included each morning, which was...

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

Dear TommyP5, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent Amba Hotel Charing Cross experience. I am delighted that you highlight our fantastic location and the friendliness of the team. We hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We stayed at the Amba Hotel at the end of May/beginning of June at the start of a month long holiday with friends from Australia. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable and clean. It is in a fabulous location near Trafalgar Square and public transport. I turned 60 whilst staying here and was given...

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

Dear Pauleen B, 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 you even more memorable! We hope to have the pleasure...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 27 June 2016

It was the crew who made our stay in this beautiful hotel really outstanding. The room was large enough for a couple to easily fit, it even had sort-of view (Victoria Tower), minibar was well-stocked. The only flaw was a bit too low power of shower's water stream.

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

Dear surgi1, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you found the rooms well appointed and took full advantage of our complimentary mini bar. We look forward to your return to London. Best regards, Steve Cane General Manager steve.cane@amba-hotel.com

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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: $316 - $676 (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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