Amba Hotel Charing Cross - London

ex. Charing Cross Hotel

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

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Cafe

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

The 4-star Amba Hotel Charing Cross offers classic rooms in proximity to St. John's, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory. The comfortable hotel in London attracts guests with its Victorian architecture.

The hotel is nestled in the center of London, steps away from Waterloo train station. The city center lies within 1 km from the venue.

Shops and a mall are within easy reach of the hotel.

Amba Hotel Charing Cross can be reached in 15 minutes by car from London City airport.

Rooms

This property has 239 guestrooms including executive double room, deluxe double room and studio suite appointed with an individual safe, climate control, a writing table, a lounge area and complimentary Wi-Fi. Some rooms overlook the city. For more comfort a shower, a bathtub and dressing gowns are provided.

Eat & Drink

Guests can order international meals at the fantastic restaurant. The Strand bar serves exclusive drinks and features live music and a terrace. Serving a wide range of dishes, Garfunkels Burleigh House and The Lobby Bar can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

The property offers an exhibition space, a business center and a meeting room for the use of guests.

Relax

Active travelers will appreciate a gym, fitness classes and cardiovascular equipment available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   239.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop
  • Executive/club floor
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Water sports

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa center

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • iPad
  • Paid movies/Video
  • 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 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

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
    1.0 km
Underground stations
  • Leicester Square Station
    400 m
  • Embankment Station
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Lupita (cuisine: Mexican)
    50 m
  • L'Ulivo (cuisine: Italian)
    50 m
Parks
  • Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
    360 m
  • Covent Garden
    390 m
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    400 m
  • Rushy Bay
    400 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    239

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 32 m²
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Standard|Dbl, STANDARD ROOM 1 DOUBLE BED FULLY REFURBISHED FAST FREE WIFI NESPRESSO MACHINE FREE MINI BAR ( Breakfast )

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    Studio Suite
    Bed type: 1 Queen-size bed and 1 Sofa bed or Double bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 32 m²
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      King Suite
      Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds
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        King Studio
        Bed type: King-size bed
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        Suite|Dbl, STUDIO SUITE 1 KING BED FULLY REFURBISHED FAST FREE WIFI NESPRESSO MACHINE FREE MINI BAR ( Breakfast )

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          Triple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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          Junior Suite
          Bed type: Double bed
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          Family Quadruple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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            Executive Deluxe Twin Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds
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            Deluxe Double Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
            Size: 18 m²
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              Deluxe King Room
              Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed or Double bed
              Size: 18 m²
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              Deluxe|Dbl, DELUXE ROOM 1 KING BED FULLY REFURBISHED FAST FREE WIFI NESPRESSO MACHINE FREE MINI BAR ( Breakfast )

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                Deluxe Twin Room for Single Use
                Bed type: 2 Single beds
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                Executive Twin Room
                Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed
                Size: 23 m²
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                Deluxe|Dbl, EXECUTIVE ROOM 1 DOUBLE BED FULLY REFURBISHED FAST FREE WIFI NESPRESSO MACHINE FREE MINI BAR ( Breakfast )

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                  Executive King Room
                  Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
                  Size: 28 m²
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                  Deluxe|Dbl, Executive Room 1 King Bed ( Breakfast )

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                    Executive Twin Room for Single Use
                    Bed type: 2 Single beds
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                    Bed type: Double bed
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                    How to reach hotel

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

                    The Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 5HX

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • London
                      400 m
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Charing Cross Station
                      300 m
                    • Waterloo Station
                      1.0 km
                    Underground stations
                    • Leicester Square Station
                      400 m
                    • Embankment Station
                      300 m
                    • Bus stop
                      200 m
                    Restaurants
                    • Lupita (cuisine: Mexican)
                      50 m
                    • L'Ulivo (cuisine: Italian)
                      50 m
                    Parks
                    • Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
                      360 m
                    • Covent Garden
                      390 m
                    Beaches
                    • Shell Beach
                      400 m
                    • Rushy Bay
                      400 m
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  2 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2011
                    • Number of floors:
                      6
                    • Number of rooms:
                      239

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                    What's nearby

                    Tourist attractions

                    • Covent Garden - 200 m

                    Places of interest

                    • Charing Cross Station - 100 m
                    • Victoria Embankment - 200 m
                    • National Portrait Gallery - 200 m
                    • National Gallery London - 200 m

                    Train stations

                    • Charing Cross Station - 200 m

                    Monuments and Landmarks

                    Historical sites

                    • Saint Martin in the Fields - 100 m

                    Museums

                    • National Portrait Gallery - 100 m
                    • National Gallery - 200 m

                    Theaters

                    Galleries

                    • National Gallery London - 200 m

                    Government buildings

                    Underground stations

                    Local attractions

                    • Handel House Museum - 1.6 km
                      25 Brook Street, London
                    • Lambeth Palace - 1.6 km
                      London SE1 7JUEngland
                    • St. Etheldreda's - 1.6 km
                      Ely Place, London
                    • Garden Museum - 1.6 km
                      Lambeth Palace Road, London
                    • Albert Bridge - 1.6 km
                      LondonEngland

                    Near the hotel

                    • National Gallery - 350 m
                      Trafalgar Square, London
                    • St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church - 150 m
                      Trafalgar Square, London
                    • National Portrait Gallery - 240 m
                      St. Martin's Place, London
                    • Westminster - 210 m
                      LondonEngland
                    • King's Cross - 80 m
                      LondonEngland
                    • The London Eye - 680 m
                      South Bank of the river Thames, London
                    • St. Paul's Church - 200 m
                      Bedford Street, London

                    Restaurants nearby

                    • Lupita - 50 m

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

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

                    • Cafe Rouge - 50 m

                      Address: 9-11 Villers Street

                      66% likes this, based on 183 reviews
                      Cuisine: French

                    • Marks and Spencer Simply food, charing cross - 40 m

                      Address: 12-30 Strand

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

                    • L'Ulivo - 50 m

                      Address: 23 Villiers Street

                      73% likes this, based on 152 reviews
                      Cuisine: Italian

                    • Pret a Manger - 190 m

                      Address: Castle Road
                      Phone: (020) 7379 5335

                      61% likes this, based on 947 reviews

                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  2 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2011
                    • Number of floors:
                      6
                    • Number of rooms:
                      239

                    Hotel Awards

                    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonAmba Hotel Charing Cross

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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
                    Fabulous
                    Based on 546 reviews

                    Rating by category:

                    Location
                    9.6
                    Rooms
                    7.8
                    Service
                    7.9
                    Value
                    8.1
                    Dining
                    2.0

                    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:

                    The Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 5HX

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • London
                      400 m
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Charing Cross Station
                      300 m
                    • Waterloo Station
                      1.0 km
                    Underground stations
                    • Leicester Square Station
                      400 m
                    • Embankment Station
                      300 m
                    • Bus stop
                      200 m
                    Restaurants
                    • Lupita (cuisine: Mexican)
                      50 m
                    • L'Ulivo (cuisine: Italian)
                      50 m
                    Parks
                    • Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
                      360 m
                    • Covent Garden
                      390 m
                    Beaches
                    • Shell Beach
                      400 m
                    • Rushy Bay
                      400 m
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  2 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2011
                    • Number of floors:
                      6
                    • 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