US$227 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 3 May 2015 Check-out 4 May 2015

Amba Hotel Charing Cross

4 stars
View map of Charing Cross, The Strand,, London, WC2N 5HX

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.7
out of 5
19 reviews
Fantastic Location

Fantastic location, attentive staff, lovely rooms, great place to stay, close to attractions and... See full review

  • Retired Golfer
  • 8 Dec 2014
Awesome hotel in an awesome loacation

We purchased an Executive King room with breakfast which to our surprise also included... See full review

  • Ocahan
  • 26 Nov 2014
Amba Hotel Charing Cross offers modern convenience and comfortable lodging for business as well as leisure travellers. The hotel's location provides easy transit options to explore the city attractions. This hotel is just 1 kilometre from National Portrait Gallery. Art lovers will enjoy a visit to the nearby National Gallery. Covent Garden is located in vicinity to this hotel. Situated between the Mall and Trafalgar Square is the popular Admiralty Arch.
General
Amba Hotel Charing Cross London offers 8 meeting rooms for business travellers' convenience. The property also provides hotel-wide Wi-Fi access for added convenience. Some of the places of interest close to this hotel are Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery and Royal Opera House.
Location
Amba Hotel is located overlooking Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London. The close by Courtauld Gallery displays French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Another city attraction is Transport Museum.
Dining
Hotel Amba Charing Cross in London has an onsite The Terrace on The Strand Restaurant that serves delicious cuisine. The Strand bar offers a wide selection of drinks.
Rooms
This hotel offers 239 well appointed accommodation units, which are neatly decorated. Amenities provided in all units are air-conditioning, flat screen TV, coffeemaker and mini bar.

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 centre or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
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

Hotel Map

51.5087 -0.1248
Area served
Charing Cross, The Strand, Trafalgar Square, Covent Gardens
Nearby airports
Heathrow Airport, (LHR), 20.00, E, miles; Gatwick Airport, (LGW), 34.00, NE, miles
Area description
At Amba Hotel Charing Cross, you're just yards from Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery; from Charing Cross Tube station, which is literally next door, you're just one stop away from Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, while Covent Garden and all the West End shops and theatres are within easy walking distance.

Nearby points of interest

  • Charing Cross Station: 0 km
  • British Music Experience: 0.1 km
  • British Optical Association Museum: 0.1 km
  • Benjamin Franklin House: 0.1 km
  • Adelphi Theatre: 0.2 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 km
  • Canada House Gallery: 0.2 km
  • Nelson's Column: 0.2 km
  • National Gallery: 0.2 km
  • Trafalgar Square: 0.3 km
  • Port of London: 0.3 km
  • London School of Economics: 0.3 km
  • Admiralty Arch: 0.3 km
  • Courtauld Gallery: 0.4 km
  • London Transport Museum: 0.4 km
  • Charing Cross Station: 0 km
  • British Music Experience: 0.1 km
  • British Optical Association Museum: 0.1 km
  • Benjamin Franklin House: 0.1 km
  • Adelphi Theatre: 0.2 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 km
  • Canada House Gallery: 0.2 km
  • Nelson's Column: 0.2 km
  • National Gallery: 0.2 km
  • Trafalgar Square: 0.3 km
  • Port of London: 0.3 km
  • London School of Economics: 0.3 km
  • Admiralty Arch: 0.3 km
  • Courtauld Gallery: 0.4 km
  • London Transport Museum: 0.4 km
  • Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret: 0.4 km
  • Leicester Square: 0.5 km
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts: 0.5 km
  • Transport Museum: 0.5 km
  • the Strand: 0.5 km
  • Chinatown: 0.5 km
  • London Chinatown: 0.6 km
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.6 km
  • West End: 0.6 km
  • Somerset House: 0.6 km
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 0.6 km
  • Royal Festival Hall: 0.6 km
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 0.6 km
  • Aldwych Theatre: 0.6 km
  • Royal Opera House: 0.7 km
  • Hayward Gallery: 0.7 km
  • London Eye: 0.7 km
  • Piccadilly Theatre: 0.7 km
  • London Theatre: 0.8 km
  • Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum: 0.8 km
  • St James's Park: 0.8 km
  • London Aquarium: 0.8 km
  • Soho: 0.9 km
  • Big Ben: 0.9 km
  • River Thames: 0.9 km
  • St. James's Park: 0.9 km
  • South Bank: 0.9 km
  • Waterloo station: 0.9 km
  • Palace of Westminster: 0.9 km
  • National Army Museum: 1 km

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.

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted 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.

Ratings and reviews for Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Overall score

4.7 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.9
Comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.5

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Retired Golfer
Business
Pullman, WA
8 Dec 2014

Fantastic Location

Fantastic location, attentive staff, lovely rooms, great place to stay, close to attractions and wonderful restaurants

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery practically on your doorstep

Review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ocahan
Business
Sydney, Australia
26 Nov 2014

Awesome hotel in an awesome loacation

We purchased an Executive King room with breakfast which to our surprise also included complementary mini-bar and drinks in the Amba lounge. The hotel is in a fantastic location close to Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the tube station 1-2 minutes away. When we arrived we were a little surprised that we were right above the railway station but our fears were unfounded when we entered the lobby which was lovely. I have to say I think we received possibly the highest level of service that I can recall in recent memory from a hotel, the staff were just amazing. When we checked in we were offered a glass of sparkling wine or juice, the bellboy took our luggage to the room & assisted us in familiarising ourselves with the amenities. Around 15 minutes after checking in we received a courtesy call from the manager checking that everything was ok & if we needed any assistance to please call or check our in room iPad for information. The Executive King room was wonderful due to the recent refurbishment and had a wonderful bed, we had the best nights sleep in the crisp fresh linen and surprisingly quiet despite the hotels busy location. The breakfast was delicious as well. My partner and I were so impressed we've already told all of our friends and family to stay here when in London, we can't wait to be back and wouldn't stay anywhere else!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and London Eye.

Review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Monette
Business
Sydney, Australia
11 Aug 2014

Perfect location

It's location makes it perfect for exploring the most famous sights in London, perfect for catching a show at West End, having dinner at Soho or shopping at Leicester square. These are all just a few minutes walg from the hotel. The hotel itself is very elegant, staff are very helpful, spacious room (we stayed at an Executive King room), very quiet despite it he hotels proximity to charing cross station which is literally next door. First time I stayed at this hotel and will definitely come back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jeann
Business
Sydney Nsw
3 Aug 2014

Location location Location

Staff were so friendly and helpful and the Hotel was right at Charring Cross Station with Trafalgar Square and Admirality Arch right across the road with the Mall and Buckingham Palace within easy walking distance

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

walk out of hotel turn left and past the station you will see Nelsons Column and tAdmirality Arch walk through the Arch and up the Mall to Buckingham palace the changing of the Guard was at 11.30am

Review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AllanH
Business
Perth Western Australia
2 Jun 2014

Fantastic location great staff

We stayed at the hotel for 4 days and enjoyed it immensely. The location is close to most of the tourist attractions - Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square Rooms good size, staff smile and acknowledge you and make you feel welcome Highly recommended Allan and Dianne Perth Western Australia

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
23yearsaway
Business
Norway
14 May 2014

Fantastic service!

Stayed for a bachelor party weekend. Best staff! Great location and a very Nice bathroom. Would recommend to stay at a exceutive room at the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jaff101
Business
London
5 Jan 2014

perfect anniversary trip

I choose this hotel for the location and the great r eviews I d read on various sites. Fantastic location next to the station, River Thames behind you, Trafalgar square to the left and Covent Garden plus a the theaters infront.Arrived early but they checked us straight in with a room upgrade and bottle of red wine as we mentioned it was our 1 year wedding anniversary! Great, friendly staff, lovely room, really can t fault anything. We had a great day and nightout, breakfast in our room, then checked out, leaving our bags there and went to Harrods and then the Winter wonderland. Collected bags at 9pm, 10/15 mins to St Pancras

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Portec
Business
Durham
18 Oct 2013

Great location for London break!

Just a short break to London mid week and to be fair this was not our first choice ........but it will be next time! Great location on the Strand - few minutes walk to Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square. All of the staff we met were excellent with a special mention to reception. The room was clean and very comfortable. The price was higher than we would normally have wanted to pay but this was the case for all hotels in London on 16th October! Well done to the Charing Cross Hotel - we will definitely be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to many attractions.

Review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dclegg
Business
Australia
13 Oct 2013

Great!

Was a fantastic base to see and explore London, walked everywhere and didn't need to use the tube once. Staff were friendly, polite and accommodated all our needs. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NthSydVisitor
Business
Canberra
4 Aug 2013

Professional

I would recommend to business and those travellers willing to pay a higher price for luxury and service. Wonderful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the health row express to paddington then get a cab to hotel.

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