Amba Hotel Charing Cross  4 stars

Charing Cross, The Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 5HX  show mapSave
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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.

City Center London - 1400 ft
Airports London City Airport (LCY) - 7.5 mi, London Heathrow (LHR) - 14.5 mi
Train Stations Charing Cross Station - 1000 ft, Waterloo Station - 3700 ft
Underground stations Leicester Square Station - 1700 ft, Embankment Station - 700 ft
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Lupita (cuisine: Mexican) - 200 ft, Marks and Spencer Simply food, charing cross (cuisine: British) - 0 ft
Parks Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live - 1300 ft, Covent Garden - 1400 ft
Beaches Shell Beach - 1400 ft, Rushy Bay - 1400 ft

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.

Work

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
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Children's play area
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Bedroom
  • Sofa bed
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Local calls
  • Voice mail
  • Free movies/video
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Cordless phone
  • Direct dial telephone

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.

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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.

Executive Twin Room
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Amba Hotel Charing Cross Executive Twin Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or King Size Bed
Size: 305 sq. feet

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
    Executive King Room
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    Amba Hotel Charing Cross Executive King Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or King Size Bed
    Size: 305 sq. feet

    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
      Junior Suite
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      Amba Hotel Charing Cross Junior Suite

      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.

      Deluxe Single Room
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      Amba Hotel Charing Cross Deluxe Single Room
      Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or King Size Bed

      All Deluxe Singles are equipped with a Queen size bed with new mattresses and pure Egyptian cotton bed linen.

      Room facilities
        Deluxe Double Room
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        Amba Hotel Charing Cross Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or King Size Bed

        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
          Deluxe Twin Room
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          Amba Hotel Charing Cross Deluxe Twin Room
          Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or King Size Bed

          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
            Deluxe Accessible Double Room
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            Amba Hotel Charing Cross Deluxe Accessible Double Room
            Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or King Size Bed

            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
              Executive Double Room
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              Amba Hotel Charing Cross Executive Double Room
              Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or King Size Bed
              Size: 305 sq. feet

              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

                Amba Hotel Charing Cross LocationWhat's nearby

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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

                Covent Garden, [DISTRICT], a popular shopping and tourist site

                Tourist attractions
                • Trafalgar Square
                  400 ft
                • Covent Garden
                  700 ft
                • Canary Wharf District
                  1000 ft
                • South Kensington
                  1000 ft
                Popular areas
                • City Center
                  1000 ft
                Places of interest
                • Golden Jubilee Bridges
                  1000 ft
                • Embankment Bridge
                  1000 ft
                Train stations
                • Charing Cross Station
                  700 ft
                Monuments and Landmarks
                • Nelson's Column
                  700 ft
                Historical sites
                Museums
                • National Portrait Gallery
                  400 ft
                • National Gallery
                  700 ft
                Theaters
                • The London Coliseum
                  700 ft
                • Adelphi Theatre
                  700 ft
                • Garrick Theatre
                  1000 ft
                Galleries
                • National Gallery London
                  700 ft
                Underground stations
                • Embankment Station
                  400 ft

                Local Attractions

                • Garden Museum
                  5100 ft
                  Lambeth Palace Road, London
                • Lambeth Palace
                  5100 ft
                  London SE1 7JUEngland
                • Albert Bridge
                  5200 ft
                  LondonEngland
                • Handel House Museum
                  5200 ft
                  25 Brook Street, London
                • Imperial War Museum
                  1.1 mi
                  Lambeth Road, London

                Near the hotel

                • National Gallery
                  1200 ft
                  Trafalgar Square, London
                • King's Cross
                  200 ft
                  LondonEngland
                • St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church
                  500 ft
                  Trafalgar Square, London
                • The London Eye
                  2200 ft
                  South Bank of the river Thames, London
                • Westminster
                  700 ft
                  LondonEngland
                • National Portrait Gallery
                  900 ft
                  St. Martin's Place, London
                • Chiswick
                  800 ft
                  LondonEngland

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Lupita

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

                  200 ft
                  13-15 Villiers Street

                  Phone: (020) 7930 5355

                • Marks and Spencer Simply food, charing cross

                  83% likes this, based on 19 reviews
                  Cuisine: British

                  0 ft
                  12-30 Strand
                • The Terrace on the Strand

                  66% likes this, based on 27 reviews
                  Cuisine: British
                  Price Range: USD 38 - USD 43

                  100 ft
                  Thistle Charing Cross, The Strand

                  Phone: +44 (0)20 7839 7282

                • Cafe Rouge

                  53% likes this, based on 199 reviews
                  Cuisine: French

                  200 ft
                  9-11 Villers Street
                • L'Ulivo

                  72% likes this, based on 150 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian

                  200 ft
                  23 Villiers Street
                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.

                Amba Hotel Charing Cross Reviews

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

                Average guest rating

                8.0
                out of 10
                Excellent
                Based on 526 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Value
                7.9
                Dining
                8.3
                Location
                9.3
                Rooms
                7.5
                Service
                7.0

                Individual guest reviews

                • Older travelers

                  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.

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Family with children

                  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.

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Older travelers

                  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 ?

                  • Average rating
                    4.6
                • Older travelers

                  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,

                  • Average rating
                    8.2
                • Group of friends

                  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.

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Couple

                  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

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                • Couple

                  It's location Great & friendly bartenders Cleanliness

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

                  • Average rating
                    7.0
                • Group of friends

                  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.

                  • Average rating
                    9.6
                • Family with children

                  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.

                  • Average rating
                    7.8
                • Family with children

                  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.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Group of friends

                  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.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Older travelers

                  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.

                  • Average rating
                    7.8
                • Couple

                  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.

                  • Average rating
                    8.2
                • Older travelers

                  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.

                  • Average rating
                    8.2
                • Family with children

                  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.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
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