Amba Hotel Charing Cross - London

ex. Charing Cross Hotel

The Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 5HXshow map
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Overview

The deluxe 4-star Amba Hotel Charing Cross offers dry cleaning, wedding services and turndown service. Featuring Royal architecture, Amba Hotel Charing Cross was renovated in 2011.

The hotel is notable for its ideal location in the center of London, close to Embankment subway station. The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

A museum, a palace and a college are set within walking distance.

There is Waterloo train station nearby. Fast access to London City airport within 15 km is provided.

Rooms

The hotel rooms are en-suite and come with heating, plasma TV, Wi-Fi, TV with satellite channels and a safe. The rooms have a stunning view over the river. Guests will enjoy a bathtub, a hairdryer and a rain shower provided in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Dishes of international cuisine are served in the 24-hour restaurant. The Terrace Restaurant And bar features live music, a terrace and a flat screen LCD TV for guests' comfort and offers cocktails, refreshments and coffee. The property is set in Hammersmith and Fulham district, within about 5 minutes' walk of The Princess of Wales and The Brasserie at Charing Cross that serve delectable meals.

Services

The on-site car rentals are also available.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature cots and a play area. On-site fitness amenities include fitness classes, a gym and cardiovascular equipment.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Spa centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Water sports

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa centre

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Charing Cross StationCharing Cross Station700 ft
Waterloo StationWaterloo Station3300 ft
Cambridge TheatreCambridge Theatre1700 ft
Novello TheatreNovello Theatre1700 ft
Embankment StationEmbankment Station700 ft
Leicester Square StationLeicester Square Station1000 ft
Piccadilly CircusPiccadilly Circus2000 ft
WestminsterWestminster2700 ft
Tottenham Court RoadTottenham Court Road3000 ft
Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square 800 ftCentre of the City
Earl's CourtEarl's Court1100 ftExhibition Centre Warwick Road
Charing Cross RoadCharing Cross Road1400 ftCharing Cross Road, London W1
Somerset HouseSomerset House2000 ftThe Strand
Shaftesbury AvenueShaftesbury Avenue2000 ft LondonEngland
Old Compton StreetOld Compton Street2300 ft LondonEngland
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LupitaLupita200 ft13-15 Villiers Street
L'UlivoL'Ulivo200 ft23 Villiers Street
Cafe RougeCafe Rouge200 ft9-11 Villers Street
Pret a MangerPret a Manger700 ftCastle Road
Marks and Spencer Simply food, charing crossMarks and Spencer Simply food, charing cross200 ft12-30 Strand
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London BridgeLondon Bridge1.6 mi
London ZooLondon Zoo2.2 mi
Euston StationEuston Station1.3 mi
Paddington StationPaddington Station2.1 mi
British MuseumBritish Museum4000 ft
Hyde ParkHyde Park1.9 mi
Apollo Victoria TheatreApollo Victoria Theatre1.2 mi
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall2.3 mi
Pimlico StationPimlico Station1.4 mi
London EyeLondon Eye2300 ftQueen's Walk South Bank
Big Ben Big Ben 3000 ftElizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey 3300 ft20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary
Houses of ParliamentHouses of Parliament3600 ftParliament Square
Carnaby Street Carnaby Street 3700 ftSoho
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)7.5 mi
Marham RAF (KNF)12.0 mi
Train
Charing Cross Station1000 ft
Waterloo Station3300 ft
Underground
Embankment Station1000 ft
Leicester Square Station1400 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  552  reviews

Rating by category:

9.6
Location
7.8
Rooms
7.9
Service
2.0
Dining
  • 7.0
    Very good

    The room was comfortable and clean.

    I was disappointed that the mini bar was empty and would therefore have had to order from room service had I wanted anything. I found the TV remote control to be very dirty and it should be included in the cleaning routine.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The location was excellent, in the heart of London and right above a central underground station. We stayed at a jr suite, which was a very large room with enough space to accommodate three adults. The staff was friendly and efficient.

    The lobby was grand but dark. There was no option for casual or kid friendly food in the hotel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Fabulous location for all major attractions - turned up a bit early and staff were very helpful in getting me into a room ahead of time.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    THE central location, the freindly staff

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The staff were helpful, the general environment was good it was ideally situated

    The self service breakfast was cool and not covered.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    it's central location and lovely reception area with tea lights

    awoke to drilling within building early morning.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The professional manner and helpfulness of staff plus the ambience of the hotel - comfortable and relaxing.

    For it's price the quality of breakfast could have been improved upon.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff in reception very helpful. we are regulars and always stay with you when we come to London.

    There were works going on at the time we were trying to sleep.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Excellent location at only few steps from the hearth of London and with two metro stations (Charing Cross & Embankment) to reach every location in a while.

    Bad acoustic insulation (noises from other rooms & corridors).

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    A lovely hotel in a central location, and the staff were fantastic.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The location is excellent, being right above Charring Cross Station and within walking distance to all the West End theatres. The hotel itself is very nice and our room was great. Breakfast was also nice, with gluten-free bread offered to my girlfriend.

    Upon arrival at 1.45 pm we were offered an upgrade to a junior suite for an extra 50 pounds. We accepted but wanted to check in straight away as we had a theatre show at 3.30 pm. Reception said the room would be ready in 10 mins. We finally got into the room at 2.45 - unacceptable! The bottle of wine that was offered upon the upgrade was also not delivered until later I asked about it. Given we were in a hurry to get ready and get to the show I didn't have time to make a big deal of it. When asked we were given a late checkout, 1pm instead of 12, which was something I guess. But I definitely got the impression the reception staff did not care at all about the customer and were merely chasing extra dollars from the customer.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The staff were very polite and friendly and the candles and decorations around the hotel were beautiful giving it a romantic atmosphere. The bed and room were very comfortable.

    Our room was next to a side street with trucks arriving very early with deliveries and it was noisy! And our phone rang every 30 minutes from around 8am (we were too tired to figure out why!) And the attendant walked into our room at around 9am even though we had locked the door and put the latch on.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The location is fantastic 5 minute walk to Covent Garden, located directly on the Strand, 15 minutes walk to Oxford street and 5 minutes to The Mall, Buckingham Palace and The Embankment! The staff were fantastic, couldn't do enough for you. Perfect hotel for a stay in London; especially a theatre break.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The location was perfect for sightseeing, entertainment and tube stations. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel is beautiful and the use of candles in the evening adds to the ambience of the building. My daughter and I enjoyed our stay and will definitely return in the future.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    For central London, the room was a fair size and reasonably good. But it's room only advertised price was in the region of £200 a night. Most of the common parts (grand staircase and halls) were nicely restored.

    As I parked my car my wife was coerced into a room upgrade. This involved walking two extra corridors and finding a second lift. Incredibly this 4**** hotel has no restaurant - now I know why. The Brasserie served the worst, virtually inedible steak meal of my life. The potted shrimp starter almost certainly caused us our very upset stomachs. The steak was tepid, stringy, tough, full of tendons and abysmally prepared. It was served, looking most unappetizing, with no steak knives on an unhygienic wooden board. Bizarrely the chips, which were good, came in a stainless steel cup. After this exceptionally poor meal they attempted to charge us full price, knowing the steak was awful. The Brasserie is a crowded joke of a narrow cafe with no room to pass between the very small tables. Avoid at all cost.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  552 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)7.5 mi
Marham RAF (KNF)12.0 mi
Train
Charing Cross Station1000 ft
Waterloo Station3300 ft
Underground
Embankment Station1000 ft
Leicester Square Station1400 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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