Review Amba Hotel Charing Cross – Upgrading my summer staycation

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Amba Hotel Charing Cross Deluxe room

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It’s not often that I find time to just sit and enjoy a view. On one of the hottest days of the year, I was relaxing in an air conditioned room, sitting on the window sill with a tall cool cocktail, soaking up the view. My deluxe room at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is on a corner with the best vantage point. I have uninterrupted views of Trafalgar Square and the imposing National Gallery. Even though this is in the heart of London but I can’t hear any of the traffic on the streets below.

The Amba Hotel Charing Cross is right above the train station, one of the original 19th Century London railway station hotels. The Grade II listed building is deceiving on the outside, with just a sliding door hiding away the grandeur of the interior.

You can’t beat the location of the Amba Hotel Charing Cross if you are in London for business, to catch a theatre show in the West End or just for a weekend. This four star hotel is just across the road from Covent Garden and a short walk to Chinatown and Soho.

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Walking past the grand staircase to the lift, you can’t help but marvel at sweeping staircase, the height of the ceilings, the original features and sheer proportions.

Amba Hotel Charing Cross Upgrade your weekend package

The room is dominated by the king sized bed and a sitting area with a sofa and coffee table. A hamper with all the ingredients I need to make cocktails greeted me when I arrived in my room. This is part of the “Upgrade your Summer Tipple” package where you get some in-room cocktails and two drinks and some snacks at the hotel bar.

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I find a couple of ready mixed Amba Hotel negronis, a couple of tall glasses, Beefeater Gin and some fever tree mixers. A bucket of ice completes what I need to make some cool drinks.

The Amba Hotel room

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My deluxe room is quite spacious for a Central London business hotel. The king size bed dominates, a sitting area with sofa and coffee table is conveniently place in front of the widescreen TV. The luxuriously deep mattresses are topped with a cloud-like mattress topper and a selection of comfortable pillows makes for a very comfortable bed.

The desk in the corner of the room has the essential multiple plugs for digital nomads, including 2 USB plugs at desk level. No need to scramble under tables to find somewhere to plug in your electronics.

There are multiple plug points around the room too. In this digital age where we have to be constantly connected, the lack of accessible plug points is one of my pet hates in hotels.

Breakfast is served in The Terrace, a gorgeous room with a wall of windows. There is a vast selection of hot and continental choices at the buffet for breakfast.  The hotel bar serves some stylish cocktails with a selection of bar snacks too. It’s a lovely place to meet for drinks if you are in the area.

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Prices Start at about £180 per night. Make sure you choose ‘Upgrade Your Summer Tipple’  if you want this special package.

Top Tip: Book on their website to get discounted prices, free breakfast or other extras.

“Upgrade Your Summer Tipple” with Amba Hotels

Partnering with Beefeater Gin and their Vauxhall distillery in South London, the Upgrade Your Summer Tipple package includes; an Amba Negroni, a mini-bottle of Beefeater London Dry Gin, Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic Water, glassware, cocktail recipes and a voucher for a cocktail and nibbles of your choice from the hotel bar.

‘The Upgrade Your Summer Tipple package is available on all bookings made between 25th July and 4th September. The free upgrade packages are available on a flexible room rate and can be booked at

***GIVEAWAY: Win a stay at Amba Hotel Charing Cross***

A lucky winner and a friend will get the chance to enjoy a luxurious two-night stay in an Executive Room at an Amba Hotel of their choice, plus exclusive seats to see the spectacular Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical. The winner will also find an exquisite ‘Upgrade Your Summer Tipple’ hamper in their room for post or pre-show drinks, which includes an Amba Negroni, a mini-bottle of Beefeater London Dry Gin, Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic Water, cocktail recipes and a voucher for a cocktail and nibbles from the hotel bar. Enter at (T&C’s apply.)”

Amba Hotel Charing Cross


EatCookExplore was a guest of Amba Hotel

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