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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

My husband took me to this hotel for my Birthday and from checking in to checking out the hotel, accommodation and standard of service was excellent. We have stayed in a lot of hotels here in the UK and abroad (especially the USA) and I must say this is one of the very best. Thank you everyone at the Amba...

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Paolo is our Saviour! My absent minded husband left his wallet which has all his ID credentials in the in-room safe and only realized on the last day of our trip after we left London. Although there was no record of lost and found when we called, after explaining the seriousness of the consequences that my husband cannot enter our...

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New Romney, United Kingdom
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We stayed at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross for two nights as a break in London for my partners 70th Birthday. It was so easy just walking from the station into the hotel and we were met with a warm welcome. Everyone at the Hotel was friendly, charming and couldn't do enough for us. We had a very spacious comfortable...

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Probably one of best locations in London. You can walk to most of the major sites and the tube is literally right in front Rooms were small as expected in London. They were very clean and modern. The service was outstanding! They went way over the top to make sure every detail of the stay was perfect. I really do...

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London, United Kingdom
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Amba Charing Cross is a beautiful hotel and its location is perfect if you wish to stay in central London close to west end. My husband surprised me with a stay there during my Birthday weekend and I received a lovely welcome from their staff. They really made our stay very enjoyable and you can see their attention to detail...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a clean, cosy, comfortable hotel in central London with friendly sincere service and great food then try the Amba Charing Cross. I have always found the rooms to be clean, quiet, modern and a little artistic. The staff are the real secret to this hotel though. They truly care about your stay and on the...

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Lysaker, Norway
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all, this hotel has a perfect location. As an alternative to the express train, you can take the underground (Picadilly line) from London Heathrow (around 60 minutes) to Leicester Square. It is a short 10 minutes walk to the hotel. If you want to visit some of the many theatres in the city, you have more or less...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel, friendly staff, nice rooms but the bar is disappointing - it needs a face lift. But location of this hotel is great and rooms are tastefully decorated and a decent size for London. Just off Trafalgar Sq the location of this hotel is ideal for anyone looking to be on the doorstep of numerous sights.

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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has everything. Location, amenities, well appointed rooms and excellent staff. It is easy to walk to Leicester Square, Embankment(houses of Parliament, London Eye etc.), Soho, Covent Garden and all theaters. Breakfast is excellent and plentiful. All staff simply cannot do enough for you to make your stay the best it can be. Lovely extra touches of hand written...

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Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had received a mid week theatre trip and overnight stay Virgin voucher, checked into the lovely Amba hotel at 12, room was already available. Staff so helpful , beautiful room with inclusive mini bar. Lovely decor, spotlessly clean with big fluffy white towels. Breakfast was amazing. Can't recommend highly enough you will not be disappointed , we shall return.

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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: RM1,177 - RM2,011 (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
#17 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Room was amazing and for a London hotel very spacious. Bed was really comfortable too. ”
 of 5 bubbles RichardwHWLI, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not the 3rd floot”
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“The higher the room the quieter it will be. This hotel is in the middle of London!!”
 of 5 bubbles stephenborrett, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our room was toward the front of the hotel and looked out on the city.”
 of 5 bubbles remmer156, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Views of Trafalgar Square are superior but they have quite a long walk witihin the hotel to get to them.”
 of 5 bubbles Patrk7194, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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