We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Travellers' Choice award winner
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

3,510 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Amba Hotel Charing Cross
See the most recent reviews
Showing 3,068: English reviews
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at the Charing Cross regularly for several years. Since before it became an Amba Hotel. I can honestly recommend it as one of the finest in this area. The staff are outstanding. I book hotels for location, but return because of service. Both are simply excellent at The Charing Cross. During my most recent (one night business) stay,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nick P
Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear NickP, I am delighted that you chose to stay with us again at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that the team were on hand to put you at ease during your unfortunate incident. It is a pleasure to learn that the team always exceed your expectations. I hope that you will be back soon once again. Kind...

Vaxjo, Sweden
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very nice hotel and good located. The staff is great and their service is incredible. The room was large and had everything you needed, like a minibar, wifi, iron and a coffe machine. Breakfast was super. Could´nt ask for more.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 51bengts
Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear 51bengts, Thank you for sharing your encouraging review on Trip Advisor following a recent stay. The team at Amba Hotel Charing Cross highly appreciates your commendation and if there is anything else we can do to make your next stay even more enjoyable, please let us know. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind...

Reviewed 18 May 2016

The place is beautiful, well located, good food, great accommodations. The most important thing here is the staff, they go above and beyond to make the customers comfortable and happy. They are extremely helpful and always have a smile on their faces, and good advice, they know the city and will give you great tips on places to go and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Caty C
Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear Caty C, Thank you for your fantastic feedback about your recent experience at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. The team is equally delighted with your generous comments about their service and friendliness. Please do let us know when you are visiting again and we'll do our best to provide another enjoyable stay. Kind Regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Really good hotel with great access to Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery( 2 minutes walk away). Staff are really helpful and the rooms are a good size for London. Highly recommend it.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cathy D
Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear Cathy D, Thank you for choosing Amba Hotel Charing Cross on your recent trip to London. I am pleased that you had a comfortable stay. Should you have plans of a longer visit, please let us know and we’d be delighted to assist you with your booking. We have a selection of room types to suit your requirements. We...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Amba Hotel at Charing Cross couldn't be in a better location for seeing London's sights! The ambiance is wonderful, the staff are warm and friendly and the rooms are large and comfortable with every possible amenity. The bed was perfect for my tastes. It is located right on top of the Tube station and less than a minute walk from...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PhilipFamily
Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear PhilipFamily, Further to your great feedback, I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross and for rating us so favourably on Trip Advisor. Thank you for highlighting the factors that made your stay so special. We would be delighted to welcome you once again and provide another seamless experience. Kind Regards, Glenn Hallam...

Reviewed 18 May 2016

Centrally located within easy access to the National Gallery, British Museum, good shopping and the theater area. That staff is friendly and simply the most outstanding hotel staff we've ever encountered. We were greeted every breakfast by name by staff that by the second day knew what we wanted to drink and where we wanted to sit. Catherine in the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Stacy S
Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear Stacy S, What a fantastic review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I really am proud to read such a review and have shared it with the whole team. The team really do try to create a 'home away from home' atmosphere for all our guests, and it is a delight to know that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I stayed here for work over a Sunday night. From arrival to departure, the team at the hotel made my stay and went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable. I arrived early so I expected my room not to be ready, however the staff on reception kindly let housekeeping know and my room was prepared early...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank yourolly
Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear yourolly, 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 arrival until departure. It is great to hear that the team were able to check you in early so that you can start to enjoy...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We stayed here in May 2016, in a standard double room. The room was clean and adequately sized. The soft drinks and water in the minibar are complimentary and the bed was comfortable. The staff was worldly and nice; we did not opt for the included breakfast.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Merich42
Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear Merich42, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am pleased that you found the rooms well appointed and found the service of the team to be a high standard. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 17 May 2016

My wife and I stayed here on our recent London/Paris trip. We arrived on Sunday May 8th and were cheerfully greeted as we walked through the door and offered bottled water. Keran checked us in and we were taken up to our room by one of the staff who went on to show us some of the features in the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lee W
Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear leeawhite24, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and that you were impressed with the beautiful architecture of the hotel. We certainly hope that you come and see us again and that you have...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 May 2016

My friends and I stayed at this hotel two consecutive weekends in a row (both sets of Friday and Saturday nights). We had an absolutely wonderful experience. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us and make us feel welcome. The location is top notch and so easy to walk to many, many landmarks and sights. I honestly...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank robyntoppall
Charing X, General Manager at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear robyntoppall, Thank you so much for writing such a fabulous review of your stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you highlight many of our key features that makes us so successful, from the free mini-bar, the unbeatable location to the service provided by the team. We hope to welcome you back for many...

1,412 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (892)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (154)
Viewed
Room/Suite (190)
Viewed
Dining (44)
Viewed
Bathroom (53)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
View from Room (48)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (396)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (448)
Viewed
Amenities (25)
Viewed
Deluxe Double Room II in the Main Wing (39)
Viewed
Deluxe Double Room in the Main Wing (38)
Viewed
Deluxe King Room in the Buckingham Wing (39)
Viewed
Deluxe Small Double Room in the Main Wing (37)
Viewed
Executive Double Room in the Main Wing (42)
Viewed
Executive King Room in the Buckingham Wing (38)
Viewed
Executive King Room in the Main Wing (43)
Viewed
Executive Twin Room in the Main Wing (39)
Viewed
Dining (22)
Viewed
The Hotel (86)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (72)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (53)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these London hotels
Bloomsbury
The Montague on The Gardens
Soho
The Nadler Soho
The Nadler Soho
#32 of 1,088 in London
2,084 reviews
Soho
The Piccadilly London West End
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Mayfair
The Chesterfield Mayfair
The Chesterfield Mayfair
#12 of 1,088 in London
3,048 reviews
Westminster
Hotel 41
Hotel 41
#1 of 1,088 in London
2,670 reviews
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Haymarket Hotel
Haymarket Hotel
#10 of 1,088 in London
768 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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: $360 - $627 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amba Hotel Charing Cross 4*
Number of rooms: 239
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, Despegar.com, Agoda, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com and Evoline ltd so you can book your Amba Hotel Charing Cross reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
#17 Luxury Hotel in London
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Amba Hotel Charing Cross staff and other travellers.
104 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (104)

Questions? Get answers from Amba Hotel Charing Cross staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Higher floors for a better view.”
500josp, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the front have the best views but are on The Strand so could be noisy. No train noise even though next to Charing Cross Station.”
  • Walk in shower Room 627
  • Room 627
  • Bathroom Room 627
  • Wardrobe with safe, towelling robes, slippers and tea and coffee facilities
simmi42, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We thought the room was fab and if asked we would score it ten out of ten ”
geraldinec809, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose exec room. Worth it here.”
prettykey, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a lovely spotless and quiet room on 4th floor overlooking roof of Charing Cross station. Suspect front rooms may have good views but may be noisier”
R9099BRiand, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
5 of 5