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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2015

I had a great room, with great tech, and a great big shower! Very atmospheric bar. Very well located for shopping, and transport. Feels like a big investment has been made, everything felt high quality.

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

Dear Tom Z Thank you for reviewing Amba Hotel Charing Cross on Tripadvisor. We are appreciate your comments and are looking forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards Glenn Hallam General Manager

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night last weekend, and such a shame it was only for one night! We requested an early check and one arrival at 11am found both of our rooms were ready. The hotel was immaculately clean. All staff were polite and friendly and stood to the side when you were passing. Lots of nice touches with...

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Dear AlisonH9 Thank you for reviewing Amba Hotel Charing on Trip Advisor. It is great to hear that you had a good stay with us and that you will be returning in future. Best Regards Glenn Hallam General Manager

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2015

This place (previously The Guoman) has become our hotel of choice for London stays when we are at the opera, etc. This time it was a two night stay for our attendance at the ICO Spring Viewings held at the BFI Southbank over a weekend, which is just a walk over the bridge. Not only is it a great location,...

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

Dear GrumpsDC Thank you for making us your hotel of choice when visiting London. I am happy to hear that you found Amba Hotel Charing Cross’ location convenient and that you enjoyed the breakfast and complimentary mini bar. Please let us know when you are returning and I am sure the team will be able to allocate you a room...

Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

The staff were wonderful and so pleasant to speak to also the rooms are very good wifi is excellent service was wonderful I would definitely recommend it the food was excellent they made my stay so great I didn't want to leave lol

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Dear Tanica K Thank you for your kind words about Amba Hotel Charing Cross. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and that the team made you feel at home. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Glenn Hallam General Manager

Angmering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2015

A recent stay at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross was chosen because of its location to the Embankment when we booked a Dinner Cruise. WOW what a location, 3 Min's walk to the Embankment, opposite Trafalgar Square, just down the road from Covent Garden,in the middle of Theatre Land & only a stones throw across the river theirs the London...

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Dear 61Michael2015 Thank you for sharing your experience of Amba Hotel Charing Cross with other Trip Advisor users. It is wonderful to hear that you found the team to be pleasant and that you enjoyed the added touches in the Lobby. Thank you for mentioning our central location. I am pleased that you found Amba Hotel Charing Cross a good...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 April 2015

We spent 2 nights at the Amba Hotel Chaing Cross while on a short side trip to London from Copenhagen. It was a genuinely wonderful experience. The location was awesome, especially on such a short trip where we wanted to be close to a lot of the attractions and near the tube. Being close to the action, it was still...

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Dear Erica K Many thanks for your wonderful experience of Amba Hotel Charing Cross with the Trip Advisor community. We are all very happy that you enjoyed the upgraded room and the use of the Amba Lounge. Thank you for encouraging others to book our studio suites. Thank you for your kind recommendations, and the team are awaiting your next...

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Reviewed 21 April 2015

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Decatur, Georgia
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Spent a long weekend visiting friends. Staff was lovely and very friendly. Accommodations were exactly as described and in very good working order. Hotel seemed light, clean, modern, and newly refurbished. I would definitely consider this hotel on my next trip to London!! A little noisy in the mornings - but to be expected given the fantastic and central location!

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Dear Reviewer Thank you for posting your feedback on Trip Advisor following your stay with us earlier this month. Your kind comments about Amba Hotel Charing Cross are most appreciated. Thank you for highlighting you experience with the team. We are awaiting your return to Amba Hotel Charing Cross. Regards Glenn Hallam General Manager

Norwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Good accommodations. Good price. Very convenient to transportation centers. Close to Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden. Close to many fine dining areas. Next to Charing Cross Station but never been disturb. Good breakfast provided.

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Dear Macball50 Thank you for reviewing Amba Hotel Charing Cross and for sharing your experience with other travellers. It’s a pleasure hear that you were pleased with the location and the quality of our breakfasts. Kindest regards Glenn Hallam General Manager

Newcastle
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Stayed here in April for the fifth time, for three nights. Previously known as the Charing Cross hotel by "Guoman", it has recently changed ownership to "Amba", which I understand is a sister company of Guoman. We stayed in a standard room on the second floor overlooking Villiers Street. The room was of an adequate size ,with a large double...

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Dear NewcastleDestiny Thank you for choosing to stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross again and again and for sharing your comments with other tripadvisor users. It is nice to read your extensive account of the rooms and the amenities. Thank you for sharing your views of our recently refurbished room product. We appreciate your loyalty as a Signature Member, and...

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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 

Additional Information about Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Address: The Strand, London WC2N 5HX, England (Formerly Charing Cross Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Price Range: £213 - £364 (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
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in London
#10 Family Hotel in London
#12 Business Hotel in London
#16 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Use the book your own room facility if it's offered to you. You can use the 360 view.”
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“Room was amazing and for a London hotel very spacious. Bed was really comfortable too. ”
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“Not the 3rd floot”
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“The higher the room the quieter it will be. This hotel is in the middle of London!!”
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“Our room was toward the front of the hotel and looked out on the city.”
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