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Reviewed 29 April 2016

I booked The Amba on the basis of all of the excellent Tripadvisor reviews - and Im so pleased I did! I stayed here with my friend last Sat and Sun evening, as we were running the London Marathon. Location is perfect - literally adjoining Charing Cross station, yet our room was very quiet. On arrival we were welcomed by...

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

Dear JayneTheCoach, Thank you for your wonderful comments posted on Trip Advisor following a recent stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and your comment about the Amba Lounge's opening hours has been noted. I hope that our Hotel remains your first option each time you visit London. We look forward to...

Reviewed 28 April 2016

We stayed here to run the London Marathon and were pleasantly surprised by the location, level of service and size of room. The hotel is next door to Charing Cross Railway Station and also very close to The Portrait Gallery and The Mall near Buckingham Palace. Our level of accommodation gave us access to a private lounge where you could...

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

Dear Janine H, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and share your wonderful experience at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I hope that you would grab another opportunity to visit us once again in the near future when your travels bring you back to London. We look forward to delighting you once again. Kind Regards, Glenn Hallam...

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

My husband has just celebrated a landmark birthday and we booked two nights at the Amba so we could go to Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre (excellent) and Jeff Lynne at the O2 (fabulous). When staff realised it was a special occasion we were upgraded and received a lovely bottle of bubbles in the room. The hotel is very...

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

Dear 161albert, I would like to inform you that we at Amba Hotel Charing Cross appreciate your great comments posted on Trip Advisor. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience and commending the efforts made in providing our guests a comfortable stay. Should you require assistance with a future stay, please do let us know and we’ll ensure to delight...

Carluke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We stayed here as a family because I was running the London marathon. Central location is very convenient, the rooms are excellent and the hotel is really nicely decorated throughout. However, the big differentiator is the staff. They were all excellent, however Maroels in particular was brilliant. Very attentive to our needs, friendly, happy and professional. Without doubt we will...

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

Dear charliehunteruk, Congratulations on running the London Marathon. Thank you so much for your positive feedback and for making Amba Hotel Charing Cross your preferred choice of hotel when visiting London. I am happy to hear that you were made to feel at home and that you benefited from our central location. We are looking forward to seeing you again...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Nice hotel, very friendly staff - could not fault them. Breakfast - great selection. Room - a little big on the small side when it came to storing your clothes. Other than that, adequate facilities in room, clean tidy and complimentary drinks.

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Dear philw705, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you highlight the reception and concierge team's friendliness as well as the hotel's fantastic location. We wish that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I stayed here to support my brothers and a couple of friends who were doing the London Marathon. The hotel was great, spotlessly clean and the rooms were good, but the thing that really stood out was the level of service from the staff. It was fantastic. We couldn't have been better looked after, the staff were really friendly and...

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

Dear mcummins2016, Thank you so much for your positive feedback and for making Amba Hotel Charing Cross your preferred choice of hotel when visiting London. Our team are pleased that you mentioned their friendliness and level of service in a very busy time as it is during the Marathon. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family back...

Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Excellent Hotel, excellent location (near underground and in the middle of the centre of London) and great service. We've had an great stay. Thanks to Marloes, Luuk, Myrthe, Kelly, Vinnie, Conor and the rest of the personel. Greetings from the Netherlands!

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

Dear AdvisorOne1983, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am absolutely thrilled that you mention so many of our Front of House super stars! We all hope to welcome you back very soon! Best regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I spent 5 weeks on business in London this winter, and the Amba Charing Cross was by far my favorite hotel that I stayed at (my longest stay there was 10 days). Unlike some other hotels in London, they've definitely put thought into meeting the needs of a business traveler (USB ports for charging your phone on the desk and...

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Dear 22kar, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. We really have listened to our guest's feedback with regards to how we can make their stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible, so I am delighted that as a business traveller, you were impressed with the facilities of...

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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Had 3 nights here as I was due to watch the London marathon. On check in the reception staff were incredibly polite and professional. The reception area, albeit very small, is certainly not a reflection of the rest of the hotel. The common areas are beautifully decorated with a real old England charm. Unfortunately a week before the start of...

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

Dear BKKSteve, Thank you for sharing such wonderful words of your experience with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is amazing to learn that the team gave you the best service that you have ever experienced anywhere in the world!! I have shared your review with all of the teams and we are all truly delighted that you had...

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Reviewed 27 April 2016

We were very satisfied with our stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. The rooms, ambience, amenities, and food were all excellent. The room and bed were quite comfortable and had a safe, Nespresso machine and a tea kettle. The mini bar was fully stocked daily and free (no extra charge). We used this extensively for snacks and drinks in our...

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Dear C M, Thank you for taking the time to leave such detailed feedback of your recent stay with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is thrilling to read that you were so well taken care of by one of our super stars, Char. I am delighted that her attention to detail made your stay so special and memorable....

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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: 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
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#3 Romantic Hotel in London
#10 Family Hotel in London
#12 Business Hotel in London
#17 Luxury Hotel in London
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