Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Average rating by guests Amba Hotel Charing Cross: 4.5/5.0
Reviews 72

Smart, spacious rooms have unlimited free Wi-Fi, free minibars and Nespresso coffee makers.

Just steps from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, Amba Hotel Charing Cross is housed in a beautiful, Grade II-listed building. This 4-star hotel features a restaurant and stylish rooms.

The Terrace offers views of the famous Strand below.

The Terrace offers an all-day dining venue and bar, where you can enjoy a classic afternoon tea, or a cocktail prepared by the in-house mixologist.

You can reach sights including The Mall, The National Gallery and the banks of the River Thames within a short walk. Theatreland is within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.

Nightly rates from $252 to $500.

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Phone: +44 20 7747 8410

Address: The Strand, Westminster Borough, London, WC2N 5HX, United Kingdom


Number of rooms: 239


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Private bathroom

Room size: 18 m²

Beds: 2 single beds

These twin rooms feature Hypnos beds, rain-effect showers and Nespresso coffee machines. They also include fast, free, unlimited Wi-Fi and use of an in-room tablet.

Private bathroom

Room size: 18 m²

Bed: 1 double bed

These rooms feature Hypnos beds, rain-effect showers and Nespresso coffee machines. They also include fast, free, unlimited Wi-Fi and use of an in-room tablet.

Private bathroom

Room size: 23 m²

Bed: 1 large double bed

Spacious rooms including access to the Amba Lounge where you can enjoy complimentary breakfast and free refreshments all day, every day. There is also a Hypnos bed, a rain-effect shower and Nespresso coffee machine. They also include fast, free, unlimited Wi-Fi and use of an in-room tablet.

Private bathroom

Room size: 23 m²

Beds: 2 single beds

Spacious rooms with air conditioning, luxury bed linen, tea and coffee-making facilities, free toiletries, and free Wi-Fi. You can also enjoy free access to the Amba Lounge where you can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and free refreshments all day.

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Reviews of Amba Hotel Charing Cross 4*

Nick T



A very nice hotel adjacent to Charing Cross Station on the Strand. Staff are friendly and helpful. The bedrooms are very nice, clean and spacious. Big TV, free minibar with soft drinks, chocolate and crisps. Bathroom is large, a full bath and large shower with rain head. The bar on 1st floor is spacious, made up of three rooms, live music with piano, and a bar with comprehensive selection of beers and spirits.

Marlot V.



We loved our stay at this hotel. The rooms are beautiful and very clean. The included minibar is a nice extra. The staff is very friendly and willing to help you with all your questions. The breakfast is very good. We also did an afternoon tea at the hotel and we enjoyed this too.

Josh I.



Nice spot for an afternoon tea. Friendly, attentive staff and a well decorated restaurant with a nice ambience for this sort of thing. The food and teas were good too. A couple of the desserts were a little too inventive at the cost of balanced flavour mixes but we appreciated the presentation. The view isn't anything special but there isn't much the hotel can do about that.

Jo B.



Old fashioned elegance and afternoon tea, served, as it probably was in the 50s. Beautiful sweeping staircases and attentive staff add to the decadence of the luxurious feel. Nothing is too much trouble and their aim is to satisfy. Toilets reflect the ambience but are beautifully clean and maintained. I didn't stay in one of the guest rooms, but if the public area is anything to go by, then I would say, I'd highly recommend it as a place to stay when travelling to, and staying in, the West end of London.

Alex K.



We got in late and they were there to let us in and get us situated in our room quickly. The night manager first offered Waters and explained there were also complementary snacks and drinks in rooms. The whole place was super nice! We could see the Thames from our room. The rooms were clean and bedding was very tidy and neat. All extra beds were set up and ready for us, all 4 of us were comfortable immediately. The bathroom facilities were modern and we'll taken care of. The multiple water/shower sources were nice. Switching from the overhead rain style to the wand easily made getting ready in the morning quick and relaxing. The location was the main reason we selected this hotel, we would do it again for many reasons now! Hospitality, service, appearance and etc…

Darren M.



The service at this hotel was fantastic. The staff went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. The suites are not the largest but the location can’t be beat. The free Wi-Fi with no password was a great bonus that often goes overlooked at other hotels. The only negative side of the hotel is that the area where the hotel is located (Charing Cross) can be a little sketchy and noisy at night; not enough so that I would avoid the hotel though. I would definitely return in the future. Thanks for the great stay!

Andrew R.



Just attending a training event, but the staff were very friendly and helpful and the desserts were some of the best I have ever experienced in the context of conference suite facilities. Nice clean toilets. Lovely carpet.

Jo S.



The hotel is inviting and calm but was very empty, with no visible staff on the front desk. I didn't see any staff until we got into the bar. The waitress was not particularly welcoming and didn't seem very engaged. Drinks were nice and came with nuts, as would be expected it was quite expensive but then all London hotel bars are. For somewhere quiet and comfortable to have a drink in central London it's perfect.

Gray N.



If anyone is looking for a great deal on hotels you can check it out on HotelRaven. Com Booked a room on there and they had the best rates around… I've never stayed in such an amazing hotel. The staff are excellent, from the moment we walked through the door we were treated to an excellent experience. The staff were very friendly and approachable. They had knowledge of the local area and attractions. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean. They provide tea, coffee, juice, biscuits, crisps and cans of coke in a bar in the room, all complimentary. The in room meal we had was excellent, a tasty club sandwich and chips, best I ever had. The hotels location is ideal for tourists, right next to Charing cross station, I ate my breakfast under the watchful eye of Nelson on his column. The breakfast in the hotels restaurant was very good. Tasty and a huge variety of cereals, cooked meats, fruit etc. I cannot fault the hotel in any way, if I could give them additional stars I would.

Donato D.



In a word: fantastic.

Christopher M.



Fantastic high tea, pently of sandwiches and cakes etc… That were very nice! Staff were great and very friendly. Can't complain in any way!

Rash H.



I've never stayed in such an amazing hotel. The staff are excellent, from the moment we walked through the door we were treated to an excellent experience. The staff were very friendly and approachable. They had knowledge of the local area and attractions. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean. They provide tea, coffee, juice, biscuits, crisps and cans of coke in a bar in the room, all complimentary. The in room meal we had was excellent, a tasty club sandwich and chips, best I ever had. The hotels location is ideal for tourists, right next to Charing cross station, I ate my breakfast under the watchful eye of Nelson on his column. The breakfast in the hotels restaurant was very good. Tasty and a huge variety of cereals, cooked meats, fruit etc. I cannot fault the hotel in any way, if I could give them additional stars I would. I highly recommend it.

Hugh O.



I went here about a year ago for a week’s vacation. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about London. The room was nice, although mine was facing The Strand, so it was quiet loud. Breakfast was superb and the lounge in the afternoon had snacks. Overall, a fantastic experience!

Fliss L.



My husband surprised me with a 2 night stay here for my 30th this weekend… wow! What can I say… amazing! Should be 5 star! Upon arrival we were greeted with a very pleasant warm welcome and to our surprise we were upgraded to the top suite as it was a special occasion… it was superb! Free mini bar… topped up both days… lovely big bed… sofa… bath robes/slippers… a lovely touch of a I pad for your room which was brilliant to plan our way round London for the weekend. Very clean and tidy in both room and. Breakfast was lovely… very easy and straight forward… morning staff very attentive. We treated ourselves to afternoon tea which normally you have to book but after several hours shopping… they squeezed us in which was very good and it was yummy! The staff were outstanding… at every opportunity they would have a warm welcome/hello and nothing was a problem. We will definitely be returning here. Thank you to all the staff at Amba Hotel Charing Cross for making by birthday weekend extra special.

Scandrix S.



Very nice Hotel at the exit of Charing Cross station.

Vittorio G.



Great class Hotel in a very central location at 1 minute from Trafalgar Square. You will be pampered in everything!

Lisa G.



An amazing hotel in the middle of everything. Beds were comfy, breakfast was excellent, staff were professional and friendly. I would definitely return. Wi-Fi was a little sketchy and dropped out pretty often. But overall a great hotel for the cost.

Debbie F.



I've been to the lounge a few times and tea and coffee is close to the price of most high street brassieres. But with added friendly bar waiting service and maybe a couple of biscuits or pot of mixed nuts. It's like a hidden little gem. Seating is very comfortable and relaxing, tables spacious and there's an overall lovely ambience. I love this place will recommend it :).

Trey C.



Absolutely stunning. Staying for a week on our honeymoon. The staff has been incredible, and we came back to the room with a bottle of champagne and dessert waiting for us. The room is spacious and comfortable. I don't think I will ever stay anywhere else in London ever again!

Agustin G.



The location, in the Centre of the city, attention and perfect service. At night you hear a bit of buzz, something normal for the movement of people at the train station.
The price is a little high.

Fabian L.



Great service and nice employees. Issues (if any) were quickly resolved. The breakfast was quite good as well. As for location, it's really close to the inderground, which is a big plus in my book. The Wi-Fi is usually pretty fast. I did however experience slowdown once or twice. Overall, I dont have any noteworthy complaints and really enjoyed my stay here.

Jenny R.



Outstanding from staff tonight. We organised an event for our top airlines and they went extra mile Allowing us to stay a bit longer. Well done. Acoustic was also great and attendees were happy with the space.

Aaron B.



Went for anniversary, staff were amazing. Made to feel extremely welcome and well looked after.

Yosr G.



Attended a couple of meetings there. The pace is extremely spotless clean. Very well furnished and cheerful friendly stuff. Above charing cross station and quiet central to everything in London.

Fabio Z



It was a very nice hotel.

L E.



What fault do I have. Service is excellent and the room was spacious and spotlessly clean! Free mini fridge drinks as well as living room with food. Breakfast is very good. Bed was very comfortable

Eldad M.



We spent our 5th year anniversary in Amba hotel back in February and it was an excellent pick! Starting with the warm welcome in the reception, following with a specious room including a free minibar, Nespresso machine and a cattle for tea and continuing with a great breakfast. The location is just perfect — close to the Charing cross underground and railroad station and just a short walk to the Embankment underground station. We also walked to many of the nearby sites — Trafalgar square, the Soho and St. Paul's cathedral. We highly recommend the hotel and would probably get back to the same one on our next trip.




Our room renovated, very nice, Thank you very much, through the room window, saw the London Eye Ferris Wheel, the room was spacious and also had a free small bar. The hotel location is ideal, walk for a few minutes and you're there, scientific and cultural special garden, Westminster or in the city. The hotel next to the subway, to me, the most special is its first-class staff and services. Every thing done was well organized, all the staff always with a smile




First, the hotel was lovely. Although the old buildings, but it seems to be the not long ago refurbished. Room a little small, but it's nice to have free Wi-Fi access, beverages and snacks. The staff is very nice, especially on the counter for you. The staff, services Special. Breakfast was delicious, a little small, the Breakfast room is not big enough, use a fork and knife for a long time…

An X.



My wife and I spent a weekend in London in November, when we lived in the Charing Cross hotel. Turned out we selected this hotel is right. First hotel was lovely. Although it is an old building, but looks recently renovated. Room was a bit small, but still good, there is free Wi-Fi, drinks and snacks. Staff were very good, especially at the counter for your staff and service very good. Breakfast was delicious, that choice is somewhat limited, the breakfast room is not big enough, and people for a long time feel of the dining crowd. From position, however not many hotels in London is better than this. If we go to London will certainly choose this hotel again.

Dimitris P.



I have used the hotel bar on the first floor and it is brilliant for a quick snack with some cocktails. We normally go there after a theatrical performance and it is always good. Food is excellent especially the Club sandwich. I combine that with the French '75 cocktail. The people working there are friendly.

Paul R.



I visit the Amba frequently for coffee/drinks with clients. Pleasant professional sevice and atmosphere, and tables are far enough apart to assure discretion for customers. Highly recommend it.

Ben T.



Great location and faultless service. Smart and clean, with great facilities and nice touches such as the nespresso machine and iPad in the room, but don't get too excited as it's largely wasted because it only provides access to hotel facilities and internet search or maps. The only reason it falls short of a top rating is the inflated price that befalls all such London venues. Rooms and storage tend to be smaller than expected for deluxe king sized room, I've paid less for a huge suite with inclusive room service and beautiful location.

Aroa C. P.



I've loved it I recommend it

Lee R.



Hotel staff were amazing, room was perfect. Breakfast was good ams complimentary minibar. Will definitely be staying here again.

Ajit P.



Overpriced services. When friends call you at the hotel, they are charged per minute without knowing it! Great location but better valued hotels nearby!

Justin H.



Our stay with the Amba was pleasurable. The staff was kind and helpful. Yet, of all things to assist in choosing a hotel, is location. If you are planning on exploring London the Amba could be perfect for you. All forms of transportation, shopping, and entertainment are near. Step outside the hotel and you are placed into the hustle of London life. Is there Amba the best hotel, no, but it can be a gateway to the heart of London.

Brian A.



Just spent a excellant weekend at this first class hotel 1st time here will be returning the staff were the best we have the pleasure of meeting reception brilliant special mention for we believe a new girl she wasso helpful to my wife her name isGEKE from the nederland be back soon thanks again

Adrian C.



In the same building as Charing Cross station, 1 min walk from Trafalgar Square and West End, just 10 walk to Buckingham Palace. This hotel is all about the location. Hard to find a better location for walking distance to all the major tourist attractions in West London.

Danny H.



Great location, great room, basic breakfast (not even one salad! ), — and great staff!, especially Suzan at the front desk, and Norbert the concierge!

Gillian C.



Excellent. Recommended 100%. Central makes it simple to go anywhere in a few minutes. With the train station behind the hotel. Insurance the place.

M C.



If you like indian food please Try The Taj Restaurant in 10 Carlton Parade Orpington Kent BR6 0JB open 7 days a week Monday to Saturday 5. 30pm to 11. 30pm and Sunday 5. 30pm to 11. 00pm.

Oddmar S.



A nice 6 night stay at Amba. Very central location and pleasant staff. Room was nice with a big shower and a (slightly finneckey) Nespresso machine in the room. The sheets were stained and not washed after 4 days, but after complaining the staff was very apologetic and brought complimentary wine. The breakfast is OK, good English but not much selection in other food.

Gene B.



Staff friendly. Good location. Hotel very has very nice interior but rooms are pretty standard. I've stayed twice for work — First room was 4/5 stars but room this time had somewhat of a moldy smell to it so I give it 3/5 stars. Bartender makes a decent drink, but cocktails are a bit expensive. Standard English breakfast.

Andy F.



We only stayed for one night but the room was fantastic. The bed was exceedingly comfortable, the bathroom was spacious and had under floor heating, and the room as a whole was impeccably clean and modern. The hotel building is fantastically grand, and the staff were very friendly. We did not try the breakfast as we made use of the generous 12:00 check out time and had a long sleep in. I will be staying here again in the future.

Xabier A.



Very well. Super served by 2 subway lines just below the hotel and the other 2 just 4 metres. Super central, 1 minute from Trafalgar Square Room, without boasting, but with what is necessary. Breakfast ok, no more.

John H.



Perfect place to relax. I'm having a good time here at Charing Cross Hotel. I really wanted to stay here longer but I have my work days on it. Well as what I'm saying, is that this place is so beautiful. I like quality of this hotel. Very attractive and pleasant looking. The facilities are good. And the services was so fantastic. I like their staffs it's so easy to please and very helpful. So nice.

Сергей К.



In Moscow for the same money (4 star hotel) level rooms, the bathroom equipment is obviously better, the buffet will amaze except that students from the provinces, service is unimportant, in the restaurant, long service. Spa or Wellness center no. But the location is excellent, in the heart of the city, metro 15 metres away.


  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Ticket service
  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Dry cleaning
  • Trouser press
  • Ironing service
  • Bar
  • Business centre
  • VIP room facilities
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Lift
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Restaurant (buffet)
  • Car hire
  • Room service
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Daily maid service
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Carpeted
  • Iron
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Laptop safe
  • Minibar
  • Airport shuttle
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Heating


  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge

Room Amenities

  • Wardrobe/Closet
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee machine
  • Desk
  • Seating Area
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom
  • Bath or Shower
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • City view
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Towels
  • Linen
  • iPad


  • Fitness centre
  • Babysitting/child services


  • No parking available

Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English
  • German

Policies of Amba Hotel Charing Cross

  • Check-In:

    From 15:00 hours

  • Check-Out:

    Until 12:00 hours

  • Accepted Credit Card Payments:

    American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Maestro, Switch

  • All children are welcome.
    All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

    All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.

    All older children or adults are charged £ 30 per person per night for extra beds.
    The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
    Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
    Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

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