Amba Hotel Charing Cross

The Strand, West End Soho, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 5HX - See map
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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

"The staff were friendly and efficient, great room - more luxurious than I was expecting, good wifi, excellent breakfast - what more could you want?"

Steve - March 1, 2018

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Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to National Gallery
Within 250 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Whitehall Palace 30 m
Charing Cross Tube Station 40 m
Heaven 50 m
Benjamin Franklin House 90 m
The Strand 90 m
Gordon’s Wine Bar 90 m
G Spot 150 m
Zimbabwean Embassy 150 m
Consulate of South Africa 160 m
Institute of Chinese Medicine 170 m
Nearby landmarks
National Gallery 250 m
London Eye 670 m
Big Ben 850 m
The British Museum 1.24 km
Buckingham Palace 1.42 km
Madame Tussauds London 2.65 km
Tower of London 3.38 km
Tower Bridge 3.44 km
V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum 3.55 km
Natural History Museum 3.8 km
9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Inside city center
  • 40 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.3
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport12.1 km

Rooms available at Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.3
Executive King Bed
Executive King Bed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 queen bed
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Studio Suite
Studio Suite
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed o...
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Standard Double
Standard Double
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Twin
Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Executive Twin
Executive Twin
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Executive Double
Executive Double
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Studio King Suite
Studio King Suite
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Deluxe King
Deluxe King
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Studio Standard
Studio Standard
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Amba Hotel Charing Cross?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Amba Hotel Charing Cross?

If you're looking for an easy way to get around London with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Amba Hotel Charing Cross?

Amba Hotel Charing Cross does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about Amba Hotel Charing Cross

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "Excelllent staff and clean Near to Covent Garden (Theatre land)"

    Abdul

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    January 5, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Facilities are great and everything is clean."

    omer

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    December 21, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Would definitely come to this hotel next time"

    omer

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    December 21, 2018

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Value for money score
8.3/10
Location score
9.6/10
Service score
9.1/10
Cleanliness score
9.0/10
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Overall rating:
9.0
Exceptional
2,928 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.5
Location
9.6
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More about Amba Hotel Charing Cross

With a central London location just steps away from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, Amba Hotel Charing Cross lets you explore the best the city has to offer. This hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as the Royal Opera House and National Gallery. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by Amba Hotel Charing Cross ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Guests can make use of on-site features like a coffee shop and business center. The hotel features 239 beautifully appointed guestrooms, many of which include a mini bar and Nespresso machine.

The hotel offers recreational facilities such as fitness center to make your stay truly unforgettable. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Amba Hotel Charing Cross hits the spot in many ways. Please enter your preferred dates of stay and submit our online booking form to make a reservation.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
21 mentions
Breakfast
14 mentions
Food & Dining
5 mentions
Internet
5 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Staff 

"The staff is very nice and helpful and our room was always b..."

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
Vegetarian
Vegan
Full English/Irish
Gluten-free
Buffet

Restaurants on site

Restaurant
Cuisine:European
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

Nearby restaurants

British cuisine
British cuisine
Champagne Charlies
40 m British, Wine Bar
Breadline Sandwich Bar
190 m British, Cafe
The Northall
200 m British, European, Gluten Free
American cuisine
American cuisine
Five Guys
50 m American, Fast food
Little Frankie's
290 m American, European, Italian
Olive Grove
340 m American, Italian
European cuisine
European cuisine
Herman ze German
40 m European, Fast food, German
Massimo Restaurant
200 m European, Gluten Free, Italian
Cote Brasserie - St Martin's Lane
300 m European, French, Gluten Free

What's nearby

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Reviews of Amba Hotel Charing Cross from real guests

Overall rating
9.0
Exceptional
From 2928 reviews
9.6Location
9.3Service
9.0Cleanliness
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Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.5
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality8.3
Service9.1
Value for money8.3
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10.0
Exceptional
Amanda from Indonesia
Family with teens
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Great hospitality ! Perfect location. ”

The staffs are very helpful. Arrival and check-in is quick.. however we got a room with trouble at the heating system (it was very cold on the days we were in London, the temp is at around -5°C, hence we really needed a room with proper heating system). They sent a technician rightaway to check the duct and everything, moreover they upgraded us to an Executive room. Thus, we really feel being taken care of by Amba Charing Cross staff. Breakfast is excellent, besides the continental selection you can also order for freshly made egg benedicts & so on from their hot kitchen. Location is also great! only a short distance to Covent Garden & Trafalgar Square area. Bus stop & tube is just a short walk away too. I really recommend Amba Charing Cross as your London home away from home. Please keep up your top notch hospitality. Thank you Amba!

Reviewed March 10, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Nikolaj from Denmark
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

Great hotel ”

We had a great stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, which was definitely enhanced by the staff who were very friendly and service minded. The location is as good as you get in London - easy walking distances around the city - and very conveniently located just next to 2 subway stations. The breakfast offered in the hotel was also quite good, but not the best I've had staying at hotels around Europe. However, all in all - this was a great experience and I will recommend the hotel to everyone looking for a centrally located hotel in London.

Reviewed February 27, 2018

Dear Mr Nikolaj, Thank you for the lovely review. We are happy you have enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will return in the future. Kindest regards, Amba Hotel Charing Cross Team

Responded June 23, 2018
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
9.6
Exceptional
Cheryl from United States
Couple
Deluxe King
Stayed 6 nights in August 2019

Elegant hotel in a great location”

The Amba is a very elegant and comfortable place to stay. Clean room, comfortable bed, very helpful staff. The location is perfect for sightseers; - walking distance to so many places on a visitor's must-see list, and is adjacent to Charing Cross Station. We loved the discovery of Embankment Garden on the riverbank next to the back side of the hotel. We stayed 6 nights and were very comfortable, also enjoyed the cozy Terrace bar/lounge. Our one breakfast was decent (didn't get the buffet), dining room is beautiful and bright. The only downside was that the room (deluxe king) was pretty small, making it hard to have our two large suitcases accessible at the same time. My husband had to push his under the desk so we had space to walk.

Reviewed September 06, 2019

Dear Cheryl, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience here at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that the vast majority of your stay was positive, and I hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back for your next visit to London. Warm Regards, Lise, Reception Manager

Responded September 07, 2019
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
8.7
Excellent
Jeffrey from Australia
Business traveler
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Good solid hotel is great location”

Location - get anywhere easily

This was my 6th stay at Charing Cross and as usual, is a good, solid and reliable stay in London. Rooms can be a bit on the small side, but its a great location for business, families and tourists. Being directly next to Charing Cross Station and Tube, a pleasant and easy walk over the bridge away from Waterloo, and 3 minutes walk from the West End, its ideal for that London visit. Not cheap, but nothing any good in London ever is.

Reviewed November 24, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
Anika from Canada
Couple
Executive Double
Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

Best Hotel in London ”

Stayed here for 5 nights. The location is unparalleled. You can get anywhere easily and usually by foot. Location is a stones throw from Trafalgar Square. Rooms were large enough and well equipped. We stayed in an executive room which included daily hot breakfast and access in the lounge. Also includes complimentary mini bar in room which was replenished daily. Staff are incredibly accommodating and friendly. The hotel is pristinely clean and close to many shops s x restaurants. The charing cross metro station is just outside and the leister square station with access to the trains from the airport are a seven minute walk. We will definetly stay here again and again when visiting London

Reviewed August 25, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Wah from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Standard Double
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Wonderful stay!”

Stayed here for 4 days and absolutely no regret! The room is so spacious and its central location is just perfect - it’s right next to the Charing Cross overground and underground station. Lots of restaurants and supermarkets nearby. The breakfast is a very typical full English breakfast and I would say it’s a bargain for the quality of food the hotel offers! Our rooms are very spacious and clean. It’s also surprisingly quiet given its location. The bedding is absolutely nice. Food and drink in the mini-bar are free for consumption as well. We happened to be able to greet the food and beverage director of the hotel. He is such a nice guy to greet every guest in the morning in the restaurant and give each table a pack of chocolate. He would also be around the lobby to offer help - I asked him if the hotel could help post Christmas cards and he directed me to the staff at the concierge where I was told that I could just leave them with my cards and they will do the rest for me! (Even for the postage!) During the check out the staff also helped check the weights of our luggage - what a caring and helpful hotel! Would definitely come again!

Reviewed December 29, 2018

Dear Wah, It gives me incredible joy to be able to read such a wonderful review about us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am thrilled to know how much you felt welcomed by our staff, especially by our amazing F&B Director. At Amba we consider our aim to deliver this "home away from home " feeling and I am glad that my team delivered it so well. I am looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in a near future. Warm Regards Maria Ramos Guest Relations Manager

Responded January 09, 2019
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
10.0
Exceptional
Rosa from Mexico
Family with teens
Executive Twin
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

The perfect hotel to stay while visiting London”

The Staff , The beautiful staircase and the remodeled room

From the moment we arrived at the Charing Cross the staff andSPECIALLY ELVIRA, were really really friendly . They all make you feel so much at home. The restaurant is very nice and breakfast included is worth the price. The rooms are very comfortable and good size. Take the time to rest a few minutes on the lobby armchairs!!! It was great to have Covent Garden and so many theatres walking distance! I will definitly go back to the Charing on my next trip to London Rosa Maria from Mexico

Reviewed September 05, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Noelene from Australia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 9 nights in August 2016

Exceptional”

From check in to check out the front desk staff were courteous helpful friendly. The housekeeping staff were thorough friendly and worked around the times that suited us. Fantastic location right next door to Charing Cross tube and overground station and a 4 minute walk to Embankment tube station. Right on Trafalger Square in the heart of London. Beautifully appointed hotel. Would definately stay there again and thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed September 05, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Rita from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

A pleasant stay at a lovely hotel ”

Location, price, hotel service and room

this is a good hotel in a good location! the staff are friendly and helpful. the location is ideal as the charing cross station is just next door! when we checked in we were told that our original room has a tap problem and so they shifted us to another room which is bigger and seems like a free upgrade to us. the room is comfortable and we had a fantastic 4 nights stay there! the only thing i hope for is that they could provide us with more toiletries eg. shower cap, hair conditioner, toothpaste or even slipper. other than that, this is a great hotel. i will definitely come back again to stay in the same hotel.

Reviewed April 09, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
Chakradhar from United States
Family with teens
Executive King Bed
Stayed 7 nights in July 2015

Excellent central hotel in London”

Location. Friendly staff. Comfortable accommodations.

Just returned from 7 day stay at Amba Charing Cross. Very comfortable stay. Easy access from airport via the underground. Central location with easy access to lot of majors attractions. Very helpful and friendly staff. Comfortable accommodations for family of 3. Cannot recommend highly enough. Will definitely stay here again.

Reviewed July 12, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Tamra from United States
Couple
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

Perfect Service, Room, and Location!”

We couldn’t have been more pleased with the professional and very kind service we received while staying at the Amba Hotel. The location is ideal, close to many sights and next to the train and subway. Our bedroom was very clean, the bed was comfortable, and the linens were of high quality. The professionalism of the desk staff is the best I have ever experienced at a hotel and all of the concierges we worked with were outstanding! They were professional and extremely helpful, setting up theatre and dinner reservations and helping us plan daily outings. This is a special hotel, and you will definitely be happy if you stay here. It is the only hotel we will stay at in London.

Reviewed September 12, 2019

Dear Tamra, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that your stay was positive, and that our team looked after you so well. I hope that we will have the great pleasure of welcoming you again for your next visit to London. Warm Regards, Lise, Reception Manager

Responded September 15, 2019
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
8.7
Excellent
Corey from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

Great London location”

location and service

We stayed at this hotel twice during out trip. The first room was for 4 nights and while the room was small it was adequate. Its suitable for just a couple. The second visit was for an over night stay so we booked a regular room again however on arrival we choose an upgrade. The upgrade gave us access to a wider range of facilities and to the newly upgraded Buckingham wing of the hotel. That room was very nicely laid out however you can hear noises from outside. (this is a party area at night with the gay night club heaven below and Charing Cross railway station) With that said it is superb for location to transport and to UK icons. We didnt eat at the hotel as we chose to eat out and try the local dining experience which was great.

Reviewed January 07, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Jorge from Philippines
Couple
Executive Twin
Stayed 4 nights in March 2013

What Could You Ask For?”

Really centrally located, friendly and attentive staff, value for money

The room was comfortable and has a large toilet & bath. A/C thermostat can easily be adjusted. Tony of concierge was so helpful in making our travel arrangements around London. Nico of Executive Lounge was always cheerful, attentive and courteous. Charing Cross Hotel tops all the London hotel in terms of its great location.

Reviewed April 03, 2013
8.7
Excellent
Xing from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Love it! highly recommended!”

Location. Comfy bed. v nice lobby.

Enjoyed a fabulous 7 nights stay at Charing Cross hotel. Comfy bedding, good wifi, hotel lobby smells v good too. Great location. Within walking distance to many places of attractions.Friendly staff. Didnt give 5 stars because the shower was not hot and strong enough. Flush also not too good. Except for that, the rest are thumbs up. Will stay again for my next London trip!

Reviewed April 02, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Eirini from Greece
Group
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

The best choise”

Excellent location

We visited London just for 2 nights and this hotel was the best choise to stay.Everything was so close and we did not need even a taxi. Its near Trafalgar Square and also next door to the Charing Cross station. (also Victoria station is about 10 min. by taxi). Our rooms were big and clean. The staff was very helpful. Good value for money but we didn't have breakfast.

Reviewed December 15, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Mabelline from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

Super value for money!”

Posh, right beside charing cross station!

We went to London with a heavy heart cos we lost out bag in Sweden. We were greeted warmly by the reception who was really helpful and friendly. She was very empathetic when she heard out story :) Room was spacious and clean and I think Charing Cross is really great for honeymoon, family or group tours! :)

Reviewed January 15, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Eric from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Room 1 Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Exceptional”

Much improved to the last time we stayed at this hotel when it was the Charing Cross Hotel. Room was delightful. We will definitely stay there again on our next trip to London

Reviewed June 16, 2018

Dear Eric, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We glad to hear you enjoyed staying with us. I will share this with our team so they can keep up the good work. Thank you once again for booking with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Amba Charing Cross Team

Responded June 16, 2018
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
8.0
Excellent
Sonya from Australia
Group
Studio King Suite
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Fantastic location.”

Central location to Charing Cross and theatre

very comfortable hotel in a great location in the centre of charing cross. was upgraded on check in to executive club room which sounded great on checking but the room was smaller than we had booked. we felt for the added value of the club lounge nd breakfast it would be worth it but only continental breakfast was serviced. if that is all you are looking for, a good deal but otherwise disappointing. we had a couple of issue during our stay like lost laundry. the staff at first did not seem to want to talk about it but when we approached clive at concierge, he quickly solved the problem which was only a small mix up.

Reviewed February 18, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
monica from Ireland
Solo traveler
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Luxury Break”

As always, a most enjoyable experience. The concierge staff are so welcoming and professional. The rooms are luxurious and beds very comfortable. The location is perfect with Charing Cross Station a few steps away and also the taxi rank just outside. Looking forward to my next visit soon.

Reviewed May 09, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Jason from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

Convenient hotel near all theatres”

Located just on top of Charing Cross train and tube station. Walking distance to Covent Garden and most theatres in London. Very friendly staff. Will come again if I travel to London.

Reviewed April 12, 2016
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