Amba Hotel Charing Cross - London

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Charing Cross, The Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 5HX  show map
 4 stars
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Amba Hotel Charing Cross - London

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Overview

The four-star Charing Cross is located in the very heart of London and enjoys close proximity to the key historic sites.

Behind the Victorian façade the hotel has a fitness center and Wi-Fi.

All 239 elegant rooms feature air conditioning and flat screen TV.

The hotel’s restaurant offers award-wining dining and bar boasts of live music on Fridays.

Charing Cross Station is adjacent to the hotel.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   239.

Rooms

All rooms are classic and traditional yet feature modern comforts such as air conditioning, bathrobes, BT Openzone Wi-Fi, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary toiletries, Egyptian linen, flat screen LCD TV, hair dryer, heated bathroom flooring, heated bathroom mirror, safe, work desk.

A 24-hour room service is available.

Dining options

Breakfast is served on Monday to Friday at 6.30am – 10.30am and weekends at 7am – 11am in the Brasserie.

Brasserie serves international dishes in its elegant surrounding.

Eleanor's Bar is a late dining experience with a variety of drinks and snacks.

Lounge is inspired with Victorian touches and some modern furniture. An afternoon tea is served here daily.

Services

The conference rooms are packed with modern equipment.

A business center is provided.

Wi-Fi costs GBP 10 per 24 hours.

Leisure

A fitness center is available at the hotel.

Additional features

The hotel is friendly to guests with disabilities.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Sports & Fitness

  • Water Sports
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa center

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Paid mini-bar

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Kitchen facilities

  • Espresso maker

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • iPad
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Charing Cross, The Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 5HX

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City Center
  • London
    400 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Charing Cross Station
    300 m
  • Waterloo Station
    1.1km
Underground stations
  • Leicester Square Station
    400 m
  • Embankment Station
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Lupita (cuisine: Mexican)
    60 m
  • Pret a Manger (cuisine: Delicatessen)
    200 m
Parks
  • Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
    360 m
  • Covent Garden
    390 m
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    390 m
  • Rushy Bay
    390 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    239

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Rooms and availability

All rooms are classic and traditional yet feature modern comforts such as air conditioning, bathrobes, BT Openzone Wi-Fi, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary toiletries, Egyptian linen, flat screen LCD TV, hair dryer, heated bathroom flooring, heated bathroom mirror, safe, work desk.

A 24-hour room service is available.

Amba Hotel Charing Cross Executive Twin Room
Executive Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or King Size bed or Double Bed
Size: 28m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Newly refurbished room combines sumptuous and spacious accommodation. A large bedroom with two Single beds and walk-in shower, separate sitting area – perfect for working, entertaining or simply relaxing in your own space. This newly designed room features rain shower, heated flooring, stylish Italian bathroom fitting and mist-free mirror. Room service and a gym workout room are available 24-hours a day.

Room facilities
    Amba Hotel Charing Cross Executive King Room
    Executive King Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or King Size bed or Double Bed
    Size: 28m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Newly refurbished room combines sumptuous and spacious accommodation. A large bedroom with a King size bed and walk-in shower, separate sitting area – perfect for working, entertaining or simply relaxing in your own space. This newly designed room features rain shower, heated flooring, stylish Italian bathroom fitting and mist-free mirror. Room service and a gym workout room are available 24-hours a day.

    Room facilities
      Amba Hotel Charing Cross Junior Suite
      Junior Suite
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double Bed
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      • Free Wi-Fi
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      The Air-conditioned Suite has many views over The Strand. The Suite offers luxurious room amenities, a comfortable seating area and a walk in shower to enhance your stay. The Suite also offers facilities like flat-screen TV, BT Openzone wireless internet access, tea and coffee making facilities and Egyptian cotton bed linen. Room service is available 24-hour a day and a gym workout room is available for residents.

      Room facilities
        Amba Hotel Charing Cross Deluxe Single Room
        Deluxe Single Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King Size bed
        Size: 18m2
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        All Deluxe Singles are equipped with a Queen size bed with new mattresses and pure Egyptian cotton bed linen.

        Room facilities
          Amba Hotel Charing Cross Deluxe Double Room
          Deluxe Double Room
          Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King Size bed
          Size: 18m2
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Spacious, air-conditioned and comfortable room with the finest Egyptian cotton bed linen on the Double bed. The room offers superb views over Trafalgar Square and the Strand.

          Room facilities
            Amba Hotel Charing Cross Deluxe Twin Room
            Deluxe Twin Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King Size bed
            Size: 18m2
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            Deluxe Twin room offers all the comforts you’d expect in a 4-star London hotel, including two Single beds, Egyptian cotton bed linen, complimentary bathrobes and slippers, and a 32” plasma TV. From this room, you can enjoy views over The Strand.

            Room facilities
              Amba Hotel Charing Cross Deluxe Accessible Double Room
              Deluxe Accessible Double Room
              Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King Size bed
              Size: 18m2
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              • Free Wi-Fi
              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              The room is air-conditioned, wheelchair-accessible and provides a comfortable retreat at the end of a busy day’s shopping, sightseeing or business. The bedroom includes soft mattresses and Egyptian cotton bed linen.

              Room facilities
                Amba Hotel Charing Cross Executive Double Room
                Executive Double Room
                Bed type: 2 Single beds or King Size bed or Double Bed
                Size: 28m2
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                • Free Wi-Fi
                • Air conditioning
                • Private bathroom
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                Newly refurbished room combines sumptuous and spacious accommodation. A large bedroom with one Double bed and walk-in shower, separate sitting area – perfect for working, entertaining or simply relaxing in your own space. This newly designed room features rain shower, heated flooring, stylish Italian bathroom fitting and mist-free mirror. Room service and a gym workout room are available 24-hours a day.

                Room facilities

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Amba Hotel Charing Cross - London London location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  Charing Cross, The Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 5HX

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • London
                    400 m
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Charing Cross Station
                    300 m
                  • Waterloo Station
                    1.1km
                  Underground stations
                  • Leicester Square Station
                    400 m
                  • Embankment Station
                    200 m
                  • Bus stop
                    200 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Lupita (cuisine: Mexican)
                    60 m
                  • Pret a Manger (cuisine: Delicatessen)
                    200 m
                  Parks
                  • Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
                    360 m
                  • Covent Garden
                    390 m
                  Beaches
                  • Shell Beach
                    390 m
                  • Rushy Bay
                    390 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2011
                  • Number of rooms:
                    239

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonAmba Hotel Charing Cross

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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                  What's nearby

                  What's nearby.

                  Buckingham Palace, a royal residence is located nearby

                  Houses of Parliament, a political heart of London

                  London Eye, an observation wheel providing panoramic city views

                  Tower of London, a historic fortress

                  Trafalgar Square, a central gathering point in the city

                  Trafalgar Square, 100 m, the most famous central square in London

                  National Portrait Gallery, 100 m, holding a collection of portraits of historically important British people

                  Adelphi Theatre, 100 m, specialising in comedy and musical theatre

                  Tourist attractions

                  Popular areas

                  • City Center - 300 m

                  Places of interest

                  Train stations

                  • Charing Cross Station - 200 m

                  Monuments and Landmarks

                  Historical sites

                  Museums

                  • National Portrait Gallery - 100 m
                  • National Gallery - 200 m
                  • London Transport Museum - 400 m

                  Theaters

                  • Adelphi Theatre - 100 m
                  • The London Coliseum - 200 m
                  • Garrick Theatre - 200 m
                  • Savoy Theatre - 300 m

                  Galleries

                  • National Gallery London - 200 m

                  Transport

                  Underground stations

                  Local Attractions

                  • Handel House Museum - 1.6km
                    25 Brook Street, London
                  • Lambeth Palace - 1.6km
                    London SE1 7JUEngland
                  • Grant Museum of Zoology - 1.7km
                    UCL Rockefeller Building, London
                  • Garden Museum - 1.6km
                    Lambeth Palace Road, London
                  • Albert Bridge - 1.6km
                    LondonEngland

                  Near the hotelNear the hotel

                  • National Gallery - 340 m
                    Trafalgar Square, London
                  • St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church - 140 m
                    Trafalgar Square, London
                  • National Portrait Gallery - 240 m
                    St. Martin's Place, London
                  • Westminster - 220 m
                    LondonEngland
                  • King's Cross - 80 m
                    LondonEngland
                  • The London Eye - 680 m
                    South Bank of the river Thames, London
                  • St. Paul's Church (The Actors' Church) - 200 m
                    Bedford Street, London

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • Lupita - 60 m

                    Address: 13-15 Villiers Street
                    Phone: (020) 7930 5355

                    68% likes this, based on 241 reviews
                    Cuisine: Mexican

                  • L'Ulivo - 50 m

                    Address: 23 Villiers Street

                    76% likes this, based on 159 reviews
                    Cuisine: Italian

                  • Marks and Spencer Simply food, charing cross - 30 m

                    Address: 12-30 Strand

                    86% likes this, based on 27 reviews
                    Cuisine: British

                  • Pret a Manger - 200 m

                    Address: Castle Road
                    Phone: (020) 7379 5335

                    73% likes this, based on 957 reviews
                    Cuisine: Delicatessen

                  • Cafe Rouge - 60 m

                    Address: 9-11 Villers Street

                    51% likes this, based on 166 reviews
                    Cuisine: French

                  Getting there.

                  From London Heathrow Airport take the Heathrow Express to Paddington station within 15 minutes.

                  From Gatwick Airport take the Gatwick Express to Victoria station. From either terminus, you can take the Underground (District and Circle lines) to Embankment station, 100m from The Charing Cross Hotel.

                  Getting around.

                  Charing Cross Station is adjacent to the hotel.

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2011
                  • Number of rooms:
                    239

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonAmba Hotel Charing Cross

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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                  Amba Hotel Charing Cross Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross

                  Average guest rating

                  8.0out of 10
                  Excellent
                  Based on 546 reviews

                  Rating by category:

                  Location
                  9.6
                  Rooms
                  7.8
                  Service
                  7.9
                  Value
                  8.1
                  Dining
                  2.0

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Older travelers
                    9.2

                    Excellent location for Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Theatreland. Staff were efficient, friendly and helpful. We only stayed for one night so didn't have a chance to test all the facilities hence only a 'good' for that, but the room was well equipped and comfortable.

                  • Family with children
                    6.6

                    The major plus was the location

                    The hotel walls in the old part were plywood and we had very little sleep due to noise in adjoining rooms/hall. Breakfast (not included and should have been,as a facility, by Booking) was overpriced, dry, cool and the o juice was powdered. It should be maintained and replenished to 11am or closing time as it is expensive.

                  • Older travelers
                    4.6

                    The location

                    We were given a smelly room (just above the restaurant). We have to claim to have it changed (and it was without delay). The key-cards didn't work at the beginning and we needed to ask for them to be changed 3 times. It's only the 3rd time that a person from the staff came to see that it didn't work. No one offered us to carry the luggage, they looked fed up of being there. The flushing system didn't work and when we complained the answer was : you should have insisted and try several times. Yes, a 4th time it worked, but is it what we expect from a 4 stars hotel and from the staff as an answer ?

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    The room was a good size, clean & comfortable with facilities to make tea & coffee and also had a small fridge. The bathroom was adequate for what we required the only complaint we had was that the sink had no plug so we had to shower as washing was not an option. The food and service at breakfast was very good,

                  • Group of friends
                    6.6

                    Hotel connected to tube station, very convenient

                    Executive twin room booked for additional space, room was very small same as Delux room which was disappointing for the price paid.

                  • Couple
                    8.8

                    The location was fantastic for getting around London with easy access to train station and underground.

                    I felt the room wasn't really worth the money but can understand why it cost that much due to the location of the hotel

                  • Couple
                    7.0

                    It's location Great & friendly bartenders Cleanliness

                    Front desk staff person not fully informed No drawers for clothes in the room

                  • Group of friends
                    9.6

                    Me and my friend stayed here whilst we were attending Gay Pride. The staff were amazing and extremely welcoming. The hotel was perfectly located. Everything we needed for our weekend was within a few minutes walking distance. We didn't eat at the hotel so we cannot comment on the food. The room was nice and clean and suited our needs. We would definately stop here again.

                  • Family with children
                    7.8

                    Perfect location for a city sightseing, right above the Underground station, easily accessible from all airports.

                    No internet access in some rooms, no swimming pool, limited sortiment of food in the restaurant.

                  • Family with children
                    10.0

                    A wonderful hotel in an excellent position - staff always attentive and courteous

                    We have experienced daily bottled water and shortbread biscuits at other hotels on a complimentary basis, perhaps consider this! The absence of free WiFi was disappointing.

                  • Group of friends
                    7.4

                    The fixtures and fittings in the bathroom were fantastic particularly the shower (Room 808)

                    Booking was made on line for 2 rooms for 1 night and paid using a credit card a few weeks previously. However on arrival it was not possible to have 2 rooms close to one another (rooms 808 and 602) and payment had not been taken in full. We were assured that both rooms were the same which they clearly were not. I didn't appreciate being woken up at 6.45am by a rubbish lorry!!! Payment was sorted on arrival however on checking out we were again told that payment was due.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.8

                    The hotel was comfortable, in a good position with friendly staff.

                    Internet access is at 1 star hotel level. You buy a card that is available all over the uk. It didn't work for our computer, and when we used it on the hotel's computers it was s l o W. Telephone expensive - local 14 minute call cost 15 pounds.

                  • Couple
                    8.2

                    Great location in the heart of the city. Pleasant surroundings.

                    The alarm had a fault so we were evacuated 3 times. Including once at 1.15am. Considering the money we paid, you would really want an undisturbed nights sleep but that didn't happen... We also got stuck in a lift.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    The location is excellent and the staff are friendly. The beds are very comfortable and our room was spacious and quiet, despite being on top of a train station.

                    The maintenance seems to be a bit poor. The bath front panel was falling down every time we closed the bathroom door, appliances were not properly screwed on to walls. Also, the shampoo etc. were only enough for one person, there was one bathrobe and slippers, but there were two people staying in the room. Breakfast is expensive and you have to wait almost half an hour outside in order to get a table. I guess these are minor inconveniences though.

                  • Family with children
                    7.4

                    Hotel v. centrally located. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Only used room for sleeping and gym so cannot comment on other facilities. Had a coffee in the terrace bar and it was excellent.

                    Smell of air freshener in ground floor oppresive. Feel that in a hotel of this standard internet access should be free.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Amba Hotel Charing Cross - London London location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  Charing Cross, The Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 5HX

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • London
                    400 m
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Charing Cross Station
                    300 m
                  • Waterloo Station
                    1.1km
                  Underground stations
                  • Leicester Square Station
                    400 m
                  • Embankment Station
                    200 m
                  • Bus stop
                    200 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Lupita (cuisine: Mexican)
                    60 m
                  • Pret a Manger (cuisine: Delicatessen)
                    200 m
                  Parks
                  • Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
                    360 m
                  • Covent Garden
                    390 m
                  Beaches
                  • Shell Beach
                    390 m
                  • Rushy Bay
                    390 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2011
                  • Number of rooms:
                    239

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonAmba Hotel Charing Cross

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

                  Use Badge