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
  • 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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

The Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 5HX

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City Center
  • London
    1400 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Charing Cross Station
    1000 ft
  • Waterloo Station
    3300 ft
Underground stations
  • Leicester Square Station
    1400 ft
  • Embankment Station
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Lupita (cuisine: Mexican)
    200 ft
  • L'Ulivo (cuisine: Italian)
    200 ft
Parks
  • Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
    1200 ft
  • Covent Garden
    1300 ft
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    1400 ft
  • Rushy Bay
    1400 ft
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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Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 345 sq. feet
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            Bed type: 2 Single beds
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              Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
              Size: 195 sq. feet
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                Size: 195 sq. feet
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                  Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
                  Size: 305 sq. feet
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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
                          1400 ft
                        Airports
                        Train Stations
                        • Charing Cross Station
                          1000 ft
                        • Waterloo Station
                          3300 ft
                        Underground stations
                        • Leicester Square Station
                          1400 ft
                        • Embankment Station
                          1000 ft
                        • Bus stop
                          700 ft
                        Restaurants
                        • Lupita (cuisine: Mexican)
                          200 ft
                        • L'Ulivo (cuisine: Italian)
                          200 ft
                        Parks
                        • Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
                          1200 ft
                        • Covent Garden
                          1300 ft
                        Beaches
                        • Shell Beach
                          1400 ft
                        • Rushy Bay
                          1400 ft
                        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 - 700 ft

                        Places of interest

                        Train stations

                        • Charing Cross Station - 700 ft

                        Monuments and Landmarks

                        Historical sites

                        • Saint Martin in the Fields - 400 ft

                        Museums

                        • National Portrait Gallery - 400 ft
                        • National Gallery - 700 ft

                        Theaters

                        Galleries

                        • National Gallery London - 700 ft

                        Government buildings

                        • Royal Courts of Justice - 1000 ft

                        Underground stations

                        Local attractions

                        • Handel House Museum - 5200 ft
                          25 Brook Street, London
                        • Lambeth Palace - 5200 ft
                          London SE1 7JUEngland
                        • St. Etheldreda's - 1.0 mi
                          Ely Place, London
                        • Garden Museum - 5200 ft
                          Lambeth Palace Road, London
                        • Albert Bridge - 5300 ft
                          LondonEngland

                        Near the hotel

                        • National Gallery - 1200 ft
                          Trafalgar Square, London
                        • St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church - 500 ft
                          Trafalgar Square, London
                        • National Portrait Gallery - 800 ft
                          St. Martin's Place, London
                        • Westminster - 700 ft
                          LondonEngland
                        • King's Cross - 300 ft
                          LondonEngland
                        • The London Eye - 2300 ft
                          South Bank of the river Thames, London
                        • St. Paul's Church - 700 ft
                          Bedford Street, London

                        Restaurants nearby

                        • Lupita - 200 ft

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

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

                        • Cafe Rouge - 200 ft

                          Address: 9-11 Villers Street

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

                        • Marks and Spencer Simply food, charing cross - 200 ft

                          Address: 12-30 Strand

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

                        • L'Ulivo - 200 ft

                          Address: 23 Villiers Street

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

                        • Pret a Manger - 700 ft

                          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

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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
                          1400 ft
                        Airports
                        Train Stations
                        • Charing Cross Station
                          1000 ft
                        • Waterloo Station
                          3300 ft
                        Underground stations
                        • Leicester Square Station
                          1400 ft
                        • Embankment Station
                          1000 ft
                        • Bus stop
                          700 ft
                        Restaurants
                        • Lupita (cuisine: Mexican)
                          200 ft
                        • L'Ulivo (cuisine: Italian)
                          200 ft
                        Parks
                        • Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
                          1200 ft
                        • Covent Garden
                          1300 ft
                        Beaches
                        • Shell Beach
                          1400 ft
                        • Rushy Bay
                          1400 ft
                        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