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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

4-star4 stars
The Strand, London, England, WC2N 5HX, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with restaurant, near National Gallery
  • Free WiFi
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  • I booked this hotel for the location and this was fantastic. Short walks to theaters and…Mar 17, 2020
  • We stayed because we were working through the night in the area, made the rest time more…Mar 17, 2020

Amba Hotel Charing Cross

from £169
  • Standard Double Room
  • Executive Double Room
  • Executive Twin Room
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Studio Suite
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Twin Room

What’s around Amba Hotel Charing Cross


  • In London City Centre
  • National Gallery - 3-min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 3-min walk
  • Royal Opera House - 10-min walk
  • London Eye - 11-min walk
  • Buckingham Palace - 16-min walk
  • Hyde Park - 26-min walk
  • London Transport Museum - 9-min walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 45-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 88-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 20-min drive
  • London Charing Cross Station 2-min walk
  • London Waterloo Station 15-min walk
  • London Waterloo East Station 18-min walk
  • Charing Cross Underground Station 2-min walk
  • Embankment Station 6-min walk
  • Leicester Square Underground Station 6-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 239 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-2:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • The United Kingdom may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Discounted off-site parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast on weekdays (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 6878
  • Conference space size (meters) - 639
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built – 1865
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Memory foam mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 45-inch Smart televisions
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Terrace Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

The Terrace Bar – This bar serves lunch, dinner and light fare. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Amba Hotel Charing Cross’s small print

Also known as

  • Amba Hotel Charing Cross London
  • Thistle Charing Cross Hotel
  • Amba Hotel Charing Cross Hotel
  • Amba Hotel Charing Cross London
  • Amba Hotel Charing Cross Hotel London
  • Charing Cross Hotel London
  • Charing Cross London
  • Thistle Charing Cross Hotel
  • Amba Hotel Charing Cross London, England
  • Amba Hotel Charing Cross Hotel
  • Amba Hotel Charing Cross London
  • Amba Hotel Charing Cross
  • Amba Hotel Charing Cross Hotel London
  • Amba Charing Cross London
  • Amba Charing Cross
  • Amba Hotel Charing Cross London, England
  • Charing Cross Hotel London
  • England
  • Charing Cross London
  • Charing Cross Hotel London


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, sofa beds and high chair. Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 14 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Amba Hotel Charing Cross

  • Does Amba Hotel Charing Cross offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Amba Hotel Charing Cross does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
    Yes, The Terrace Restaurant offers Modern European cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Ship and Shovell (3-min walk), Smith & Wollensky (3-min walk) and Boyds Grill & Wine Bar (3-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Amba Hotel Charing Cross?
    Recommended spots to visit include National Gallery (3-min walk) and Trafalgar Square (3-min walk), along with London Transport Museum (9-min walk) and Royal Opera House (10-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 931 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The staff were excellent and the location worked very well for us.
Dan, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Amba Hotel is in an excellent location about 20 metres from the entrance to Charing Cross underground. It is easily within walking distance to Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden and many other tourist hot spots. The staff are particularly attentive and all extremely professional.
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location
Great location in the hart of London staff helpful and friendly comfortable beds sleep really well Would stay hear again.
Mary, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Location but especially the staff are what makes this hotel . I have rarely been in a hotel where I have been felt more welcome. This was my 4th visit and the customer service is always top notch.
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Was lovely throughout exceptionally clean breakfast brilliant
gb4 night family trip
Very good 8.0
We had a great stay, from checking in and being upgraded for a view of the Strand, to checking out. All the staff were very attentive and friendly, especially in the executive lounge. Highly recommend hotel for a stay in central London.
gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Location cannot be beat. We stayed in a junior suite. The room was spacious & comfortable. The club lounge is very small & has restricted opening hours. It closes at 7pm which seems very early. It took me 20 minutes to check in as the member of staff kept confusing me with another guest with the same surname. It was very difficult to obtain room service late at night.
Mary, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent all round Hotel
Fabulous stay at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross. Great location, attentive staff with a “can do” attitude. Beautiful bedroom with the added bonus of complimentary soft drinks from the mini bar. Breakfast was plentiful with a great choice.
Nicola, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Posh and convenient
One of favourite places to stay in special occasions. Walking distance to most places and close to public transport.
j, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
First impression in reception good apart from strang fabrics over wall lights, most odd. A lot of Black mould in shower, silver fish in bathroom, in room carpet stained. Breakfast included in booking but turned out to only be certain items. Breakfast menu confusing. Perhaps staff should explain at check in and menu be changed to make it clear what is and what isn’t included.
Jennie, gb1 night trip

Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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