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4.4 out of 5

"Sehr nettes und schönes Hotel! Würde wueder buchen. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 03 May 2019

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Hotel Description

The sightseeing around Amba Hotel Charing Cross gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from The Strand. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a fitness centre. Built in 1865, this 4-star hotel has 239 rooms over 6 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a free stocked minibar.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with free minibar items, 24-hour room service and Smart TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy Modern European cuisine while dining at The Terrace
  • Full breakfast served weekdays for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre
  • Guests have great things to say about the location and the quiet guestrooms
  • Steps from The Strand and 3 minutes on foot from National Gallery

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£157* Per night/room 28 Feb - 29 Feb

Executive Double Room with Lounge Access

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Studio Suite with Lounge Access

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed with Lounge Access

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Amba Hotel Charing Cross ratings based on 326 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Everyone (20) Couples (130) Business (9) Family (99) Friends (57) Other (10)
4 out of 5
Sehr nettes und schönes Hotel! Würde wueder buchen.

Posted by on 3 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 May 2019 by The Amba Hotel Charing Cross team.

Thank you for staying with us and the amazing scores.

5 out of 5

80th Birthday Weekend

This stay took place in January. The staff could not done enough for my elderly parents. they looked after the impeccably. They provided my mum with champagne and a birthday cake. My mum loved it and become extremely friendly with the staff who looked after them.I visited everyday during their stay and looked after me also. On the last day of their stay they actually laid the table for me to have breakfast.We had access to a private lounge where we could sit all day chat and access to unlimited refreshments I would recommend this hotel.A great location and exceptionally attentive staff.Thank you for making my mums birthday weekend so memorable and looking after them so well.

Posted by on 9 Apr 2016

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5 out of 5

Almost perfect

The hotel is in a really good central position and the tube station literally on your doorstep. We had a king executive room and the bed was so comfortable I was reluctant to get out of it. We had access to the executive lounge where we had snacks and drinks including alcohol during the day. There was plenty of variety for breakfast although I felt the cooked breakfast was average. I realise hotels need to have plenty tables available at breakfast but most were very close together which I find uncomfortable. This would not stop me returning however as everything else was just perfect.

Posted by on 19 Mar 2016

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5 out of 5

A Fabulous Weekend

The stay at the Amba was part of a birthday weekend treat. It was chosen for its proximity to both the theatre and restaurant and because other reviews were extremely favourable. The hotel did not disappoint, the rooms were spacious, modern and clean, the staff were friendly and professional, and the breakfast was very good along with high quality service. One slight disappointment was the bar where we were looking to have a cocktail after our show... it was not as large as my impression from the website and was crowded... but this is a minor grumble only. Of the several hotels I have stayed at in London this is the first I would choose to return to, many are more expensive but provide surprisingly poorer accommodation and quality of service. Thank you Amba.

Posted by on 6 Mar 2016

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5 out of 5

Birthday stay

Having mentioned my wife's birthday I was delighted to receive a room with a great view and complimentary bubbly and fresh fruit in our room on arrival. Staff were superb throughout our stay. Would definitely book this hotel again.

Posted by on 15 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

Annual Christmas trip

had a great stay, Reception staff were all brilliant. perfect central location. Will definately be staying again.

Posted by on 6 Jan 2016

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5 out of 5

Excellent Hotel

I had booked an executive king room with all the bells and whistles, however the view from the room was onto the side street in the Buckingham wing. The room was excellent apart from the view, so I called reception and asked if there were any alternative rooms with a view. I was told there was nothing available for that evening but I could be moved the following day to a junior suite for the remaining 3 nights of my stay. This was more than I was expecting so I would say this hotel would be my first choice when returning to London.

Posted by on 4 Jan 2016

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5 out of 5

Another Great Stay at this Hotel

We have stayed at this hotel a number times especially around Christmas when we are visiting friends in London. We especially like this hotel for its location (close to Convent Gardens) and its staff who are always pleasant and helpful. The rooms are comfy and inviting and generally clean and tidy, this year we had a odd shaped room which could have been cleaner but was still pleasant enough. Hotel was decked out with Christmas decorations and the bars great for post theatre drinks, I love this hotel and will be back next year.

Posted by on 2 Jan 2016

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5 out of 5

Beyond excellent

Very comfortable ,clean,elegant Hotel. Extraordinary stuff!!! The heart of the hotel !!! The best location.

Posted by on 24 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

Excellent hotel wonderful staff

Very nice hotel. Excellent reception. Staff are wonderful very nice and welcoming. Room service is excellent. Location is great ,you can not ask for more.

Posted by on 29 Aug 2015

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About the Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Location The Strand, London, England WC2N 5HX

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business centre. Public spaces have free WiFi. A fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Amba Hotel Charing Cross. A complete renovation of Amba Hotel Charing Cross was completed in October 2014. This 4-star London hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 239 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Built in 1865
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow) (27.1 km / 16.8 mi)
  • Train station: London Charing Cross Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Charing Cross Underground Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Amba Hotel Charing Cross offers 239 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free minibar items and laptop-compatible safes. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottles of water. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Smart television
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

The Terrace – This restaurant specialises in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.95 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.