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The California

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The room was little and some noise from the trains but positives outweighed. Reception staff was friendly and helpful. Everything we needed and spotlessly clean ideal place to stay when using St Pancras station. Would recommend .

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George T, Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Okay96 Greeting form California London Hotel It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with and that you found my team to be friendly and were able to enjoy our amazingly location just a stone’s throw away from Kings Cross and St Pancras train stations and my apologise about the noises. we hope we can see you...

Chicago
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I stayed at The California for 1 night after a late night arrival into Heathrow and an early morning train out of Kings Cross station. The convenience to the train is what interested me in the hotel and it was as simple to get there as advertised. The hotel rooms are quite small but I was in mine for a...

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Sebastiano B, Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Howardh892, The California London is made up of a series of gorgeous, Georgian town-houses it means that we are able to maintain the original architectural charm associated with that era. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that the quality of our rooms and of our breakfast, meet you expectations. Thank you for...

Burnley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Super place and lovely staff who were very helpful. Great location for trains and underground etc. The bedroom was a little small but with a lovely ensuite. Just check out room sizes before you go. Breakfast was excellent and included in the price.

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Sebastiano B, Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Sue, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that our amazingly location close to St.Pancras was perfect for you Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Kind Regards Sebastian

Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Hotel as such very well located, only a few minutes from Kings Cross on the Piccadilly Line. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room, however, was rather small without real storage space for clothes or luggage For a single occupant this wasn't too much of a problem, but if I had been there with another person, the...

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Sebastiano B, Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Hans-Joachim, As the California London is made up of a series of gorgeous, Georgian town-houses it means that we are able to maintain the original architectural charm associated with that era, for this reason all our rooms are different than each other for dimension and position. Hoping to receive you again in future as our welcome guest Kinds Regards...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Pros: Clean, updated, extremely nice and friendly staff, good breakfast, best location if taking the trains and it's hotel California. Cons: despite the clever use of a small space, the room was tight fit for one person's luggage and lack of an elevator meant I had to leave my big suitcase at the front desk. Maybe a single bed in...

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George T, Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Ms Rumisa Its a pleasure for us that you had a comfortable stay. Your opinion make us to work hard every day, to provide better customer services. We hope to see you again and please do not hesitate to contact us if will came back. Kind Regards

Le Perreux Sur Marne
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The best thing about this hotel is its location near St Pancras, if you come by Eurostar, this is perfect. It's less than 5 minutes away from the station. On the day you leave, you can leave your luggage in the luggage room and get it back just before boarding your train, which is a lot of time gained. The...

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Dear Sabrina, It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you were able to take advantage of our amazingly central location. We are happy also that you enjoyed our breakfast; we provide a longer and healthier selection of food for breakfast, trying to meet the expectations of all our guests Thank you for...

Exeter,Devon
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I've stayed at this hotel over 50 times and it always provides outstanding value. Perfectly situated next to a tube station it's ideal for trips to London on either business or pleasure. The only one negative thing which is beyond the control of the hotel, is the rumbling of the tube trains underneath the hotel, but it doesn't take long...

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Cezara B, Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Miffysparkle44 I am delighted to hear that you found us to be a ‘hidden gem’.I am delighted to hear you had another wonderful stay and keep coming back! This is just the type of review I love to hear so thank you for taking the time to share your experience. You would be happy to hear that if you...

La Fouillouse
Reviewed 20 December 2016

clean and nice room, rather small in spite of described "GRANDE ROOM", but weel equiped. Main trouble : it seems like a furnace; impossible to diminue the temperature without opening windows .. so very noisy at the first floor

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Dear Mr Michael Greeting from The California London. thank you very much for spend a few second to us and leave a review. We are so happy to know that you liked the room and also i just wanna say sorry for the inconvenience. we are doing some refurbishment, so we hope next time will be more comfortable for you....

Bristol
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A slightly unusual gem very close to Kings Cross station. A converted series of houses. Lots of nice detail in terms of facilities and decor. Rooms are slightly like living in Ikea (not a bad thing). Staff are very friendly and helpful. Could do with some finishing touches, but then it would be twice the price. A real bargain for...

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Felicia L, Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Richard, We are glad to see that you have taken your time to give us an revue here on tripadvior. We sincerely appreciate that since our feedback is very important for us to help better the hotel. We are really glad that you found the hotel quirky. That is something we definitely are going for. We do hope you...

Zabbar
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Reservations take very long to answer emails - I had an issue with the dates of my stay and I had to phone, twice, to try and sort this. Eventually I just gave up as it was taking very long and my last email never got answered. Property is nice, clean and central. Service from staff is great, and breakfast...

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Dear Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to give us a revue. We value and appreciate all feedback we can get to help better our hotel. We sincerely apologise that it was taking long communicating with you via email. We will bring it up to our attention so that it doesn't happen again. We are glad to hear that...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $194 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The California 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Avoid the basement”
Effett, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 803 has three single beds. Ask for a ground floor room if you don't like stairs. There's no lift.”
TheWanderingWoman, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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“The rooms towards the street are noisier.”
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“I would avoid the top floor there was a lot of noise coming from the roof space”
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