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Hastings, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Lovely features to this hotel. Beautiful room and wonderful breakfast choice . Definitely recommend this hotel, actually going again next month :-) Beautifully decorated and carpeted throughout and staff were very helpful and polite.

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

Thank you for your time and recommendation Kazadaz64, we are pleased that you will be returning to us and look forward to providing another great stay. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager More 

Doha, Qatar
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

My husband offered me a trip to London ​to celebrate​ our 6 month anniversary and decided to book​ the​ Amba ​Hotel ​Charing Cross. ​We had never visited the Hotel but his choice ​was ​because of the perfect location, we were a ​5min ​walk away from Covent Garden, Trafalgar, Piccadilly and ​most significantly​ literary "over the tube", which made our trips... More 

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

Wow!! What an amazing review, thank you so much moalbuquerque for taking the time to leave us such detailed feedback. I am thrilled that our AMBA team of rockstars left you with such a memorable impression. We can’t wait to welcome you back with the little one next time. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

The location of this hotel is great as you have Charing Cross station beside the hotel, Trafalgar square a block away and a tube station right beside it too. The room we had was a deluxe king room with plenty of space. If you are staying at this hotel make sure you get breakfast as it is worthy with plenty... More 

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

Dear 656jlo, Thank you for sharing your kind words when reviewing The Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back so that you can enjoy and discover an array of local attractions and landmarks. Best regards, Glenn Hallam More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

My go to hotel in London since the 1990s. Great location. Rooms are comfortable and attractive. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Tiny complaint, I would like a little more space in the breakfast room. However, breakfast itself is as good as everything else.

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed overnight in London on the way to Spain. Fantastic location with Charing Cross station an easy marker if you get lost. The minibar is free, rather than marked up 500%! Fantastic service from attentive staff and quite reasonably priced for a central London hotel. Highly recommended.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Amba Hotel Charing Cross has it all. Wonderful location, excellent staff and amenities not found in other hotels. Free mini bar , and you can start your evening in London with the free champagne offered in the Lobby. We have been guests many times and will keep returning to this location

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

Dear Jackbayonne, Thank you for your wonderful review on the Amba Hotel Charing Cross. Our location is second to none and I am thrilled that our staff were able to complement this with their level of service. We look forward to welcoming you back, where we’ll be waiting with a glass of fizz. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager More 

Hertfordshire
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We stayed here recently as a family to celebrate a number of significant birthdays that coincided. The hotel is superbly situated as a base for visiting some of the theatres (we went to see The Lion King - a short walk down the Strand), for getting to the shops and also for transport beyond London. The hotel looks a little... More 

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

Dear MisterCraig, Is it a delight to read such a detailed and wonderful review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled to learn that you chose to stay with us to celebrate such a special occasion. It gives me great pleasure to read that you found the team to be determined to make your stay a memorable one and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We have stayed at the Amba hotel Charing Cross on quite a few occasions now and have never been disappointed. The friendly staff coupled with the luxury and charm this hotel has to offer is perfect. The rooms are modern, extremely comfortable and have absolutely everything you need. Other budget hotels in the same area have now become very expensive... More 

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

Dear Frisco94, Thank you for reviewing Amba Hotel Charing Cross on Trip Advisor. It is such a pleasure to read your lovely comments about our team's friendliness as well as our beautiful Grade II listed building. I would like to thank you for highlighting this on your review and for recommending us to other travelers. We look forward to your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

In town for a Xmas party nearby, we opted to stay again at the Amba. Great staff; everyone we encountered had a friendly greeting Spotlessly clean Comfy bed with good linens Fantastic shower Love the free minibar treats - Nespresso machine - in-room iPad - fresh milk Highly recommend

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

Dear J L, Thank you for reviewing Amba Hotel Charing Cross on Trip Advisor. I am thrilled to learn that you had a wonderful time with us and I would like to thank you for commending our team's friendliness. I am delighted to hear that you liked your room and the amenities that we provided you with during your stay.... More 

Chagford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We stayed at the hotel for a charity function and found a very good deal on booking.com for an executive double. This included use of the Amba lounge with complementary drinks and snacks all day and a complementary mini bar in our room. Also included was the excellent breakfast in the dining room. The hotel was beautiful and kept to... More 

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

Dear Jayne W, I am delighted to learn that you had a wonderful time following your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed having access to the Amba Lounge and that your room had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Thank you also for highlighting the wonderful service that the... More 

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Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: $295 - $601 (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
#14 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Quite a walk to some of the rooms. Very elegant traditional reception areas and lounges”
 of 5 bubbles lindacrighton, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles JMA07, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Higher the better. On route to Embankment & Charing Cross stations, it can be noisy. I was on the 2nd floor, higher floors are not an issue.”
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“Room 1504 was lovely and quiet.”
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“Had room 228 which was ok, nicely laid out maybe not quite as spectacular as I had anticipated.”
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