$244 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 1, 2015 Check-out: Jan 4, 2015

Amba Hotel Charing Cross

4 stars
Charing Cross, The Strand,, London, WC2N 5HX
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
101 reviews
Excellent Stay

We could not fault the service or the quality of the Amba Hotel. It was luxurious and had lots of... See full review

  • Heather Biker Chick
  • Dec 17, 2014
Great location, fantastic hotel

The Amba Hotel Charing Cross is situated perfectly, close to Covent Garden and Leicester Square and... See full review

  • Gary Griffin
  • Nov 17, 2014
Timeless elegance near Trafalgar Square
Amba Hotel Charing Cross is a modern boutique offering convenient distance to The Strand and Trafalgar Square. This deluxe hotel offers elegant accommodations outfitted with contemporary comforts to provide a more relaxed stay. Amba Hotel Charing Cross features classic British and International cuisine served in elegant surroundings at The Brasserie restaurant. Patrons can also enjoy a sip of cocktails or a bottle of champagne at Eleanor's Cocktail Bar on site. The hotel hosts corporate and social events at any of the nine beautifully structured meeting rooms, including a ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 guests. Gym, Wi-Fi access, business centre and limousine airport transfer are also on offer for added convenience.
3 Reasons To Stay
  • Boutique hotel overlooking The Strand and Trafalgar Square
  • In-house restaurant serving classic British and International cuisine
  • Elegant rooms and excellent meeting facilities
Amba Hotel Charing Cross Rooms
Amba Hotel Charing Cross features stylish and well-proportioned accommodation units with spell binding panoramas of The Strand and Trafalgar Square. Each room is equipped with sitting area and modern essentials including iPod docking station, plasma-screen TV,  wireless Internet access, coffee- and tea-making facilities, hair dryer, safe deposit box and work desk. The hotel also offers a selection of suites with greater space, heated bathroom flooring and rain showers.
Things To Do
  • Trafalgar Square (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Nelson's Column (0.1mi/0.2 km)
  • National Portrait Gallery (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • National Gallery (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Covent Garden Market (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Admiralty Arch (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Transport Museum (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Royal Opera House (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Courtauld Gallery (0.4mi/0.6 km)
  • Buckingham Palace (0.9 mi/1.4 km)

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Amba Hotel Charing Cross Rooms

Standard Twin
Amba Hotel rooms blend comfort, technology and service meaning you can enjoy more than you ever expected. Comfortable beds come as standard, but its the extra little touches that count including, unlimited, fast-free wi-fi, complimentary mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machine, Smart TV and an in-room tablet to help you make the most of your stay.
Standard Double
Amba Hotel rooms blend comfort, technology and service meaning you can enjoy more than you ever expected. Comfortable beds come as standard, but its the extra little touches that count including, unlimited, fast-free wi-fi, complimentary mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machine, Smart TV and an in-room tablet to help you make the most of your stay.
Deluxe Double
Amba Hotel rooms blend comfort, technology and service meaning you can enjoy more than you ever expected. Comfortable beds come as standard, but its the extra little touches that count including, unlimited, fast-free wi-fi, complimentary mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machine, Smart TV and an in-room tablet to help you make the most of your stay.
Deluxe Twin
Amba Hotel rooms blend comfort, technology and service meaning you can enjoy more than you ever expected. Comfortable beds come as standard, but its the extra little touches that count including, unlimited, fast-free wi-fi, complimentary mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machine, Smart TV and an in-room tablet to help you make the most of your stay.
Execuitve Double
Executive rooms offer the extra space needed to refresh and recharge after a long day sight-seeing or that all important business meeting. Including all the standard amenities and facilities as our Deluxe rooms, Executive rooms include a seating area and access to our Amba Lounge, offering complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks throughout the day, evening drinks and canaps.
Executive Twin
Executive rooms offer the extra space needed to refresh and recharge after a long day sight-seeing or that all important business meeting. Including all the standard amenities and facilities as our Deluxe rooms, Executive rooms include a seating area and access to our Amba Lounge, offering complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks throughout the day, evening drinks and canaps.
Executive King
Executive rooms offer the extra space needed to refresh and recharge after a long day sight-seeing or that all important business meeting. Including all the standard amenities and facilities as our Deluxe rooms, Executive rooms include a seating area and access to our Amba Lounge, offering complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks throughout the day, evening drinks and canaps.
Junior Suite
Our Studio Suites are the ultimate in getting more from your stay. With a spacious lounge area, enjoy the extra home comforts so you can recharge after a long day exploring the city, or relax and prepare for the day ahead. Ideal for famalies our Studio Suites also include access to our Amba Lounge, offering complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks throughout the day, evening drinks and canaps.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest

Nearby points of interest

  • Charing Cross station: 0 mi
  • British Music Experience: 0.1 mi
  • British Optical Association Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Benjamin Franklin House: 0.1 mi
  • Adelphi Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Canada House Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Nelson's Column: 0.2 mi
  • National Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Trafalgar Square: 0.2 mi
  • Port of London: 0.2 mi
  • London School of Economics: 0.2 mi
  • Admiralty Arch: 0.2 mi
  • Courtauld Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • London Transport Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Charing Cross station: 0 mi
  • British Music Experience: 0.1 mi
  • British Optical Association Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Benjamin Franklin House: 0.1 mi
  • Adelphi Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Canada House Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Nelson's Column: 0.2 mi
  • National Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Trafalgar Square: 0.2 mi
  • Port of London: 0.2 mi
  • London School of Economics: 0.2 mi
  • Admiralty Arch: 0.2 mi
  • Courtauld Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • London Transport Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret: 0.3 mi
  • Leicester Square: 0.3 mi
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Transport Museum: 0.3 mi
  • the Strand: 0.3 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.3 mi
  • London Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • West End: 0.4 mi
  • Somerset House: 0.4 mi
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 0.4 mi
  • Royal Festival Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • Aldwych Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Opera House: 0.4 mi
  • Hayward Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • London Eye: 0.4 mi
  • Piccadilly Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • London Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum: 0.5 mi
  • St James's Park: 0.5 mi
  • London Aquarium: 0.5 mi
  • Soho: 0.6 mi
  • Big Ben: 0.6 mi
  • River Thames: 0.6 mi
  • St. James's Park: 0.6 mi
  • South Bank: 0.6 mi
  • Waterloo station: 0.6 mi
  • Palace of Westminster: 0.6 mi
  • National Army Museum: 0.6 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our meetings and events facilities at Amba Hotel Charing Cross are entirely self-contained, giving you the privacy you need to focus on business, or enjoy your big day in uninterrupted splendour. And with mainline and Tube stations literally next door to the hotel, it's the perfect place to bring people together in London. Our largest space is the magnificent Ballroom which can accommodate up to 150 guests. Its marble pillars, elegant sculpted ceiling and glittering chandeliers are exactly as they would have been in the hotel's Victorian heyday. We have a choice of eight further meeting rooms, suitable for private lunch or dinner parties, receptions, awards ceremonies and other functions. Located on the first floor, they all offer generous amounts of natural light.

Dining

The Terrace Restaurant and Bar
Have something delicious, refreshing, quick, whatever you want, even on the go. We dont bind our guests with rules around dining, after all, you should be able to eat and drink as you do at home " whenever you want to. The Terrace offers an all-day dining venue and bar where you can enjoy everything from classic afternoon tea to a specially shaken cocktail courtesy of our in-house mixologist. What ties every dining and drinking experience together is the fantastic views of the Strand below something which has made our location a favourite with many for more than 150 years.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (101)

Ratings and reviews for Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
101 out of 101
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.2

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Heather Biker Chick
Business
Glenlivet, Scotland
Dec 17, 2014

Excellent Stay

We could not fault the service or the quality of the Amba Hotel. It was luxurious and had lots of character. Nothing was too much trouble. All the staff were very attentive and made our stay feel special. We found the Amba Hotel very conveniently situated for quick access to any of London's attractions. We would definitely recommend the Hotel and will be returning ourselves next time we are in London.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Visiting London in December is lovely as you can see all the Christmas Lights and Decorations.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Blue Rooster
Business
Westbury, NY
Dec 7, 2014

In the heart of London

Great location and friendly staff. Club room great for snacks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bobby7894zd6
Business
uk
Nov 23, 2014

great location, nice hotel

Friendly staff, small but I very nice and quiet room. Great location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gary Griffin
Business
Wiesbaden, Germany
Nov 17, 2014

Great location, fantastic hotel

The Amba Hotel Charing Cross is situated perfectly, close to Covent Garden and Leicester Square and coveniently located right at the Charing Cross tube station. Stayed three nights in October 2014, and found the room and amenities quite pleasant. The breakfast was fantastic, not a hugh variety, but just enough. Was able to take advantage of the fitness room for cardio and weights. Overall, a great experience and I will definitely stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Hotel is situated right at the Charing Cross tube station.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bluechris
Business
midlands
Nov 17, 2014

Great Short Break

Great hotel, superb position, friendly staff & very clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
J. Carranza
Business
Newark, CA
Nov 15, 2014

best trip ever

This was my first time every going to London and traveling alone internationally. I couldn't have asked for a better trip! The hotel was beautiful, clean and located perfectly in the middle of all the tourists attractions. Of I wanted to go a bit always, the train station and 2 tube stops were waiting for me in the corner. Grocery, convient stores, and shopping right down the street as well. I can't wait to be back, this trip and stay was perfect!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rick L.
Business
Indiana
Nov 6, 2014

Worth it!

Great location & helpful staff. I was surprised by the quietness of the hotel. Breakfast buffet was excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jetsboy
Business
Jersey City, NJ
Oct 18, 2014

A little disappointed this year

You still can't beat the location. Unfortunately, part of our stay involved a brand changeover, of which we were unaware. We were being painted and renovated around, etc. which was not pleasant. One morning at breakfast, staff were having a meeting in the executive lounge regarding logistics and changes that did not need to be public. The room we had was a bit average. The bathroom was not thoroughly clean or in good repair. The heated floor did not work and the shower leaked, although the shower issue was resolved during our stay. Staff were attentive but not as helpful as previously. The brand change seemed a distraction. One of the lifts was largely out of order.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
PrefTrav
Business
New York, NY
Oct 14, 2014

Great Hotel

Great experience. Knowledgeable / friendly staff. Great Location - right next to all public transportation. Walking distance to many attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kimberly Tee
Business
Chicago, Illinois
Oct 13, 2014

Perfect London getaway

The Charing Cross hotel on The Strand was perfect for our London getaway. This hotel featured newly renovated rooms, free wifi, and a convenient location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

This hotel is a quick walk to the London Eye, which features city views, including Big Ben.

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