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Danbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You really cannot fault the location of the hotel, very central and a few steps from the underground. The hotel is quirky and well kept. The room was perfect for 3 friends to share a room, plenty of space and a very clean bathroom. The breakfast really impressed us! So much choice, a really incredible spread, all cooked well and...

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Saint Louis, France
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

all was perfect ! clean and comfortable. morning Breakfast excellent (just au suggestion : put bread not only toast bred) we will return as soon as possible in our hotel wich is very well situated near Saint Pancras

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean and tidy with friendly staff. Breakfast OK but toast machines rubbish -had to put through 3 times. The rooms are a little bit on the small side though and a bit noisy with lack of soundproofing. when i entered mine later in the afternoon the window had been left open by cleaner. It was c2 degrees so a cold...

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Simon, Thank you for leaving your valuable feedback regarding your stay. We sincerely appreciate the kindness and are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you with us and we keenly look forward to welcome you again soon at The California London. Kindest regards, Andreea

Wellingborough,Northamptonshire
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very -pleased with the hotel. The receptionist was excellent and was very pleasant. The room was very comfortable and very clean. Breakfast in the morning was excellent. Would definitely stay there again.

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Shirley, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to hear about a guest’s experience where everything went right, so thank you so much for sharing your experience. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

lovely modern hotel, location excellent close to kings cross tube station, staff very friendly and good service , rooms spotlessly clean and good food overall very good hotel and would definitely stay again

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Hayley, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to hear about a guest’s experience where everything went right, so thank you so much for sharing your experience. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

small but cosy room / bathroom, nice decor. Very friendly and helpful reception staff. Good breakfast. Smart 'deco style' deco in Reception / Lounge. Excellent location for Kings Cross, busses and tubes. Would stay again.

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to hear about a guest’s experience where everything went right, so thank you so much for sharing your experience. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again...

Westerlo, Belgium
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good hotel close to national and international railstation and underground. Friendly staff, good breakfast, clean rooms, fresh towels every day, warm (hot :-) ) water, drinks (water, coffee and tea) in the room, good television, ...

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Bart, Thank you for leaving your valuable feedback regarding your stay. We sincerely appreciate the kindness and are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you with us and we keenly look forward to welcome you again soon at The California London. Kindest regards, Andreea

Cluj-Napoca
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We liked the location of the hotel (close to the station), the kindness of the staff, the breakfast, and the efforts made to renovate the old building. Bathroom construction looks like an improvisation (OK for someone who knows London) and the "elevator bed" is difficult to climb.

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving your valuable feedback regarding your stay. We sincerely appreciate the kindness and are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you with us and we keenly look forward to welcome you again soon at The California London. Kindest regards, Andreea

Berlin
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a very good time in your hotel and will recommend it to other persons. The breakfast was very good, the service was very good and I was very satisfied with my room (No. 002). It's a good place near Kings' Cross.

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. It was an enormous pleasure in having you staying with us and we really appreciate you kindness. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Andreea

Westcliff-on-sea,Essex
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The decor in reception and bar is lovely. We think know the room decor is quite basic. We paid £185 for a 1 night stay in a large double room which was definitely not worth the price, especially when our friends paid £146 for a 2 night stay at exactly the same time as when we stayed. Good selection of...

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Louise, Thank you very much for taking the time to share you experience. I am very saddened that you felt the room was not worth the price however i would like to thank you for finding my team helpful and friendly. If you would like to stay with us in the future please do not hesitate to contact me...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The California is a charming, modern bed and breakfast, less than a minute's walk away from King's Cross and St. Pancras stations. Our 60 stylishly refurbished rooms, each one cosy and comfortable, are spread over four Georgian townhouses, and we've retained as much of the original architecture as possible; our windows, corridors and staircases are all original. This means that we don't have a lift, but we do keep our reception open 24 hours a day, include breakfast and high speed WiFi in all our rates and have just opened our new bar, lounge and private terrace for our guests to enjoy. Welcome to The California London. Visit anytime, explore every time. ... more   less 

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Address: 4 - 8 Belgrove Street, London E1 0NS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Regent's Park / Kings Cross
Price Range: $167 - $389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The California 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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#353 Family Hotel in London
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“If you want a family room on the ground floor, ask for #102”
 of 5 bubbles delta271, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you need a room with minimal stairs, let them know in advance and they'll do their best to accommodate you in a more accessible room.”
 of 5 bubbles spikefletcher, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Apparently room 102 has a number of beds in it and could be an option”
 of 5 bubbles 117janv, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms not facing the street would be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Iris48, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You could ask for a higher floor room. However, there are no lift and with heavy luggage it may be challenging.”
 of 5 bubbles zippysin, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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