Hotel in Detail:The Amba Hotel Grosvenor Victoria offers a traditional atmosphere in a grade II listed building dating back to the Victorian era. Hotel grand lobby is spacious and features a sweeping staircase along with red armchairs, vaulted ceilings, crown moulding, polished oak banisters, and marble floor.
Bedrooms are en-suite (bath/shower, toiletries) and each one has air-conditioning. In-room facilities include Alarm Clock, free WiFi internet access, ironing facilities, flat screen TV with digital channels, Tea / Coffee maker, Direct Dial Telephone, fridge, trouser press, Hair Dryer, IPod docking station, Radio and Work Desk With Lamp. For security each bedroom has a built in safe which is large enough to fit a laptop computer.
There are 65 executive bedrooms and 3 suites which come with access to the exclusive executive lounge access which serves a continental breakfast in the morning and re-opens again in the evening for drinks and light bites.
24 hour room service for all bedrooms.
Once the legendary first-class lounge for the Brighton Belle, the Reunion Champagne and Cocktail bar is one of London Victorias best-kept secrets. An intimate hideaway to watch the hustle and bustle of Victoria station below whilst you sip on the finest Champagne or a perfectly made cocktail. Classic light bites and sharing platters are available.
Opening Hours: 16:00 - 23:00 Monday to Saturday, Closed Sundays
Unique dining and drinking destination offers taste experiences you will be talking about long after you leave London. The bar is carefully curated with the best range of drinks you would expect from a great London bar. But we also use the art of steeping and fermentation to create some exciting and unexpected surprises. In the restaurant, you will find dishes that are created through the magic of brining, fermenting and soaking taking the food to another level.
Open from lunch until late every day of the week.
The Grosvenor Arms:
A chic destination to enjoy a casual dining experience. Simple, great food complemented by a selection of fine wines and beer on tap. A light, welcoming and informal space this is the perfect spot for coffee, drinks and relaxed dining, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Grosvenor Arms is a destination to suit every occasion. The menu offers traditional pub classics alongside fresh new ideas, from quintessentially British beer battered hake and chips to the Mediterranean platter.
Open for breakfast every day, Lunch and dinner on Sundays only.
The Lounge at Amba Hotel Grosvenor:
The light, airy, tranquil lounge is the perfect setting to enjoy afternoon tea. Serves in the transport inspired lounge. A perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the platform outside. Light, airy and a relaxing haven, just steps away from the grand lobby and Victoria Station. The Tea Lounge is a destination of its own. Take a seat in a cosy corner and enjoy the delights of a classic afternoon tea with friends or maybe add a little sparkle with a glass or two of bubbles.
Open every day.
The Amba Hotel Grosvenor Victoria hotel has 9 meeting rooms with varying sizes suitable for up to 200 guests or as little as 2 guests.
As you would expect of a 4 star hotel, the The Grosvenor Hotel offers concierge services and a 24 hour front desk. WiFi is accessible in all areas of the hotel. The hotel has a full concierge service that runs 24/7.
Onsite fitness facility that provides cardio machines, free weights and other equipment such as treadmills. Air-conditioning in public areas.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Victoria 88 yards (80 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.3 miles (5.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5.7 miles (9.2 km).
The Amba Hotel Grosvenor is just a few yards from major mainline train station of Victoria as well as London's main coach terminus. The station is on both the tube network and national rail network and so provides transport links all over the capital and the country. Perhaps most handily this is where the Gatwick Express train service operated from, a non-stop route to Gatwick Airport in 30 minutes. This is a central London location with the upmarket and exclusive residential area of Belgravia to the north and the popular budget hotel location of Pimlico to the south. Shopping and amenities are on your doorstep as the hotel is just about at the end of Victoria Street with a good range of shops, bars and restaurants. Its also where you'll find the attraction of Westminster Cathedral. At the far end of Victoria Street is Parliament Square (0.8 miles) and a cluster of famous attractions such as Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Whitehall. Not the prettiest of areas in the immediate vicinity of the hotel and yet less 1/3rd of a miles walk to the north east is Buckingham Palace and its pleasant grounds that includes to large parks. These are Green Park and St James's Park. Just over half a miles walk to the west of the Amba Hotel Grosvenor finds the start of the Kings Road, Chelsea. popular by day and night. In the daytime for it range of shops, boutiques and restaurants and its reputation for leading the way in funky fashion. At night for its trendy bars and clubs. On the whole this makes an excellent base for exploring central London with good transport links locally.
Bedroom Numbers: 346 (3 suites) / 7 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.05 out of 5 by 8073 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 2053 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 389 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4 out of 5 from 6020 reviews)
Parking:No parking available.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainMaybe your first and only choice is the Amba chain your next best options are:
Amba Charing Cross: is 1.3 miles (2.0 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 97% and rates start from about £160.
Amba Hotel Marble Arch: is 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 85% and base rates begin at about £248.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 81% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Amba Hotels across the chain average 87% so this hotel is below the average guest rating for Amba hotels.
Below average for a Amba hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 4 star hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 396th from 865 London hotels, 3rd of 3 Amba Hotels, and 175th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Doubletree By Hilton Victoria Hotel, with base rates beginning from £177 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating. The Doubletree By Hilton Victoria Hotel also offers: a gym.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Windermere Hotel - Victoria. 0.4 miles away (0.6 km), has been rated at 89% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £140 (theres free WiFi too).
Prefer something with a higher guest rating? Then the 5 Star Goring Hotel may be one too look at. The Goring Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. The Goring Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (101 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.7 miles (1.0 km) radius. They are made up of 20 five star hotels (average rating 92%), 12 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 75%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 69%). Top 4 star hotels are The Resident Victoria and the Artist Residence London (both 97%). Top rated of the local hotels is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide.
Of the 50 closest hotels analysed we have base rate data for 49 of them. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £209 per night. From a low of £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 75%) and the highest rates top out at £680 at Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane (5 Star, 99%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £333, Four Star average: £173, Three Star average: £87 and Two Star average: £73.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank Amba Hotel Grosvenor 34th of 50 area hotels and 10th for the 12 four star hotels in the area. We rank the hotel 21st of 49 (4th of 12 four star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 21st of 42 of all the closest hotels in terms of value for money (Victoria Inn Hotel was top).
Please note: Do no confuse the Amba Hotel Grosvenor with the better known Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
History:Became a Guoman hotel in August 2010. Also saw the reinstatement of the original gold leaf finish on the columns in the grand lobby at this time.
Amba Hotel Grosvenor first opened in 1861, designed by J. T. Knowles in an Italianate style with a French Renaissance roof. In 1899 it was purchased by LBSCR (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway). They in turn leased the hotel to Gordon Hotels and opened again on 10th December 1900. In 1907 an extension was built which provided a new facade for Victoria station which was below the hotel. In 1977 British Transport Hotels took control of the hotel before selling it Thistle Hotels in 1983. Eventually the name 'Grosvenor' was removed totally from the branding until 2008.
The hotel will always have a place in the history of London hotels as the first hotel to feature lifts, or 'ascending rooms' as they were called at the time. They were powered by using the City's water pressure.
Past Names: Was called the Grosvenor Hotel Victoria till 2019. Was the Thistle Victoria till 2008 having previously been the Grosvenor Thistle Hotel