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

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid 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 deluxe 4-star Amba Hotel Charing Cross is set in Tower Hamlets district and offers elegant guestrooms with a view over the river. Residing in a 6-story contemporary building, the hotel was renovated in 2011.

This hotel is situated 1.6 km away from Victoria and Albert Museum, St James Theatre and Tower of London. The venue is located within 10 minutes' walk from London center.

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

The hotel lies close to Embankment underground station. A short drive takes guests to London City airport.

Rooms

Amba Hotel Charing Cross features rooms with a standard interior that come with a safe, heating, TV with satellite channels, plasma TV and Wi-Fi for a pleasant stay in London. The rooms are appointed with en suite bathrooms and light wood furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have special meals at the cozy restaurant. At the comfortable lounge bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee, refreshments and cocktails. Serving Italian specialties, All Bar One Villiers Street is about 100 meters away.

Services

Guests will benefit from a car park, a safe deposit box and an elevator along with turndown service, laundry and concierge service.

Relax

The property offers cots and a play area for guests checking in with children. 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
  • Paid 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
  • 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 available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • 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
  • 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

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. 

How to reach hotel

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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

Amba Hotel Charing Cross photos Room Executive Twin Room
Executive Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or King-size bed
Size: 28 m²
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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 photos Room Executive King Room
    Executive King Room
    Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 28 m²
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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 photos Room Junior Suite
      Junior Suite
      Bed type: Twin beds
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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.

      Amba Hotel Charing Cross photos Room Deluxe Single Room
      Deluxe Single Room
      Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
      Size: 18 m²
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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 photos Room Deluxe Double Room
        Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
        Size: 18 m²
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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 photos Room Deluxe Twin Room
          Deluxe Twin Room
          Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
          Size: 18 m²
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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 photos Room Deluxe Accessible Double Room
            Deluxe Accessible Double Room
            Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
            Size: 18 m²
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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 photos Room Executive Double Room
              Executive Double Room
              Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or King-size bed
              Size: 28 m²
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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:

                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

                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
                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