Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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4 Star
Hotel Guest Rating: 7.8/10
The Strand
London WC2N 5HX

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Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Overall Quality Score
user rating 7.8.0
Hotel Cleanliness
user rating 8.1.0
Hotel Staff
user rating 8.4.0
Location of Hotel
user rating 9.4.0
Hotel Dining
user rating 5.0.0
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Julie from Redwood City, CA
June 29, 2016
The staff were wonderful, very friendly and helpful.
Business Traveler
Kenneth from Las Vegas, NV
November 12, 2015
Business Traveler
location - all inclusive wifi ; mini bar ; breakfast ; staff attitude
Verified Hotel Guest from Toronto, Canada
October 24, 2013
The friendly staff and the amazing decoration
The bathrooms needs to be more modern

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Benjamin from Memphis, TN
September 19, 2013
Charing Cross is in a great location for touring London. It sits directly next to the tube stop of the same name for quick access. Located on the Strand, it is in close proximity to museums, theater, restaurants, and historical sites. Friendly staff!
The room was simply far too small to operate from. Tiny, tiny, tiny. Very limited closet space. No room for our luggage. I've traveled extensively through Europe and I fully understand that rooms are smaller, but this was unbearable.

Charing Cross is an attractive, clean hotel with friendly staff located in the heart of London. A great spot for touring the city on foot or by tube - the hotel is immediately adjacent to the Charing Cross station. A very nice - but very pricey - restaurant serves guests a substantial breakfast (we didn't try it for dinner). Our only - but very important - disappointment was the room size. As experienced travelers we understand that room sizes in Europe are generally much smaller than in the U.S. But our room at Charing Cross was tiny, claustrophobic, and, frankly, just not functional for tourists with luggage and clothing. The room was a great disappointment that will prevent us from returning to Charing Cross. more

Verified Hotel Guest from Arlington, MA
September 14, 2013
The 3 most important things/assets: LOCATION, LOCATION, & LOCATION! but read on below... I discovered gym later which has access from 1, not both elevators and that was small but very well appointed and spotless.
Size of room, shower/bath are up to European standards but not 4-star for US standards. Nonetheless I would definitely return. Superior.

This hotel was a premium find for me on a name-your-own-price submission and a steal for the overall experience and access to best parts of London within walking distance. Staff was very good- (I did not try breakfast/restaurant and there are too many nearby options to compete) This hotel is steps from Trafalgar Sq, Mall, Embankment/Thames, Whitehall, near Covent Garden... too many great finds nearby to list. Superior. more

Camilla from Stromstad, Sweden
September 9, 2013
Nice staff and location
The pillows smelled very strange. I could only use the extra pillow in the closet.
Stephen from Bogota, NJ
February 21, 2013
The location cannot be beat for this hotel - right in the center of everything we wanted to do.
Really nothing not to like - being nitpicky, the shower leaked on the floor of the bathroom, but that was the extent of the negative.

We had read mixed things about the hotel so were prepared for the worst, but experienced none of the negative things we'd read about. I'm always nervous about booking through a site that is not directly through the hotel, but we had absolutely no problems. We were celebrating an anniversary so asked beforehand about the possibility of being upgraded, and it worked out and we had a lovely deluxe king on the sixth floor. There was some noise from the street, but it's also a very public and crowded location, but never had any issues getting rest. The bed was comfortable, the view spectacular, we had no issues with toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.) that we had read about elsewhere. The staff was friendly and helpful and we would stay here again in a heartbeat. more

Gabriela from Briarcliff Manor, NY
March 2, 2011
Beds were quite hard!

Great location! Very nice staff. Only they wanted to charge for everything extra... extra if we wanted a king bed, extra to request a late checkout.

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Jason from Brooklyn, NY
September 20, 2010
Business Traveler
Close to Starbucks.
Very noisy room.

My room was extremely noisy - got interrupted all night from street noise.

Cynthia from Lynnwood, WA
August 22, 2010
The lobby.
The fact there is an entire section of the hotel that is horrible.

This hotel has a very nice section (lobby/restaurant area) but has a very old, dilapidated wing where they put guests. The wing has stairs everywhere so if you have luggage, this is a real problem. The bathroom in our room was dirty, toilet did not flush properly, the room was small, bedding was dirty, some of the lights in the room did not work, and the bed was extremely firm and uncomfortable. Not a 4-star hotel and should not be advertised this way. more

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