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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

4-star hotel with restaurant, near National Gallery

  • Free WiFi
  • Accessible bathroom
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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

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  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 239 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

What’s around

  • 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

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  • 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


  • In London City Centre
  • National Gallery - 3-min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 3-min walk

What’s around


  • 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

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

Special check-in instructions

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


  • 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

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.

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

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)


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.

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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • 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).
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves 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).
  • 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).
  • 10.0Exceptional

    Great location

    Great location in the hart of London staff helpful and friendly comfortable beds sleep really well Would stay hear again.

    Mary, 2 night trip with friends, Feb 19, 2020

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  • 8.0Very good


    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.

    1 night trip, Feb 14, 2020

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  • 10.0Exceptional

    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, 1 night trip with friends, Feb 1, 2020

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  • 10.0Exceptional

    Posh and convenient

    One of favourite places to stay in special occasions. Walking distance to most places and close to public transport.

    j, 1 night trip, Jan 18, 2020

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  • 6.0Good


    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, 1 night trip, Dec 21, 2019

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  • 8.0Very good

    Pretty good, small improvements possible

    4 nights pleasure trip. Delighted to be given an upgrade. Room was fine other than in a very low location in the Buckingham wing .outside this wing are enormous extractor fans for either or both kitchens of the hotel and surrounding businesses. The room smelled constantly of chips or bacon. However the upgrade allowed access to the amba lounge . We enjoyed a glass of wine and snacks after a day's shopping. . Could have used it more. Great staff.

    Richard, 4 night trip, Dec 27, 2019

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  • 10.0Exceptional

    Great hotel, friendly staff. Very convenient for station and theatres.

    Susan, 2 night trip with friends, Dec 7, 2019

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  • 10.0Exceptional

    The location was idea for our trip. We were able to walk to covent garden, trafalgar sq, regent st and oxford st. The hotel was clean and comfortable and our bed was enormous. We will be back next Christmas if not before

    Grant, 1 night trip, Dec 3, 2019

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  • 10.0Exceptional

    Well located and comfortable hotel

    Well located and comfortable hotel Carpets and headboard worn and need replacing

    M, 1 night trip, Nov 30, 2019

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  • 10.0Exceptional

    Stayed several timed at this fabulous hotel and it never disappoints. Love everything about it, friendly staff, lovely rooms and the location is superb. Would 100% recommend to anyone.

    Sheila, 2 night trip, Nov 28, 2019

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