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4.8 out of 5

"Location is brilliant, easy walk to Covent Garden, Leister Square and Oxford Street. The hotel itself is excellent. Our room was a great size for 3 ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 17 Jun 2019

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Hotel Description

At Amba Hotel Charing Cross you'll be within a short 5-minute stroll of National Gallery and Trafalgar Square. Highlights at this Victorian hotel include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a conference center.

You can enjoy Smart TVs with satellite channels, and all 239 rooms feature free WiFi, espresso makers, and free bottled water. Minibars provide free refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Memory foam beds and down comforters welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Additionally, TVs, safes, and hair dryers are available.

The restaurant, The Terrace Restaurant, serves Modern European cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. The Terrace Bar is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. 6878 square feet (639 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a fitness center. On weekday mornings buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star London City Centre hotel include London Transport Museum and Royal Opera House.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$336* Per night/room 30 Aug. - 31 Aug.

Executive Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Amba Hotel Charing Cross ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Everyone (5) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Location is brilliant, easy walk to Covent Garden, Leister Square and Oxford Street. The hotel itself is excellent. Our room was a great size for 3 people. We loved that there was a separate shower to the bath, also the free mini bar was very handy. Our room had access to the Amba Lounge, where we had breakfast everyday day and afternoon drinks most days. Roxana is the Amba Bar was so lovely and chatty, she did a fantastic job.

Posted by on 17 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jun. 2019 by Amelie

Good afternoon , Thank you so much for your lovely feedback . Very happy to read that the location of the hotel , the facilities of the hotel and the hotel pleased you . I am thrilled to read that Roxanna made your stay more memorable . Hope to see you soon at Amba Charing Cross Hotel.

5 out of 5
Perfectly located to explore all that London has to offer . Walk to many major attractions . Hotel facilities very good , staff friendly and helpful , breakfast excellent , great value for central London

Posted by , from Charing cross London on 6 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Nov. 2018 by David

Dear Susan, Thank you so much for the kind review and perfect rating! We are very glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and will be sure to let the staff know about your positive feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Kind regards, AMBA Charing Cross Team

5 out of 5
Great hotel in the best location in London. Smack in the middle and above a tube/rail station. Made getting around extremely easy. The room was spacious and well appointed and was the best one of the 6 hotels we stayed at in the UK, Poland, Vienna and Rome.

Posted by , from Adelaide, Australia on 8 Sep. 2018

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8 Sep. 2018 by Amba Charing Cross Team

Dear Nobby, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted to hear you loved the location and facilities of our hotel. This is amazing! Have a wonderful day and we hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Amba Charing Cross Team

5 out of 5
The staff were extraordinary at this hotel. Combined with a location second to none you cannot go past it for somewhere to stay in London. Just wonderful.

Posted by , from Adelaide, Australia on 10 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Aug. 2018 by the Amba Hotel Charing Cross team

Dear Jennifer Thank you much for your amazing words about the Amba Hotel Charing Cross team. It wonderful to know that you loved your stay with us so much and it will be an incredible pleasure to welcome you back in the future. Warm Regards

4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Location. Staff.
Cons: N/A
Location: So well located for transport, theatres, restaurants and sights.
Great location for transport, theatres, restaurants and sights. Room was small, clean and the bed was comfortable which to us was important. We would stay here again.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 11 May 2018

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13 May 2018 by David

Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for the honest and straightforward review! We hope you had a lovely and exciting stay with us in London, and we look forward to welcoming you back at a future time! Best regards, David

5 out of 5
Fabulous position for central London -close to sights ,theatres ,restaurants and tube and train station plus just over a bridge from Southbank

Posted by , from Australia on 28 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Dec. 2017 by Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Good Evening, Thank you for your great review. I am glad that you're enjoyed your stay with us. Once again, thank you for your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Amba Hotel Charing Cross

About the Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Location The Strand, London, England WC2N 5HX

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 6878 square feet (639 square meters) and includes a conference center. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Amba Hotel Charing Cross. A complete renovation of Amba Hotel Charing Cross was completed in October 2020. This 4-star London hotel is smoke free.

  • 239 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 6878 sq ft of conference space
  • 639 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1865
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Heathrow Airport (LHR) (27.4 km / 17 mi)
  • Train station: London Charing Cross Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Charing Cross Underground Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

Amba Hotel Charing Cross offers 239 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and laptop-compatible safes. Memory foam beds feature down comforters. 45-inch Smart televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Memory foam beds
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Smart television
  • Satellite channels
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Down blanket
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

The Terrace Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

The Terrace Bar - This bar serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, sofa beds, and high chair. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 14 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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