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The California

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4-8 Belgrove Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AB, England (Camden / Primrose Hill)
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    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our first trip to London. We started planning our trip since Jun 14 and we carefully selected a place that will be near 'Underground" (train station) so that wherever we go out or come back, we are always near the hotel. It was a long trip from Singapore and we are so tired when we touched down at... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

living in the country, it can be a bit nerving visiting London, but this neat find really helped us to not worry in London. Being so close to kings cross meant it was so easy to travel around London and see all the different attractions from Tower Hill to Kensington to Covent Garden. On arrival we received a lovely welcome... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is in an ideal location, literally a stones throw away from Kings cross underground and St pancras international. Our room was on the second floor and although the stairs are narrow carrying our luggage up was easy enough. The room was quite small with the toilet basically being right by the bed but as we only slept in... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights for our two year anniversary and it was nearly perfect! The hotel is well located (2 mins away the central station of Kings Cross St Pancras). Nice and cosy room. Too bad there isn't any lifts but you don't have too much floors. Welcoming and friendly staff. The morning buffet is so well served and diversified... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some good points first. Room was clean, breakfast was good and plentiful, staff was friendly and location is excellent. Bad points. Room #003 is in the basement it has an uncovered plastic skylight that allows plenty of light in even at night due to the many bright lights close by. Noise was bad. Skylight being so thin allowed the noise... More

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Paris, France
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whoa what a dump! This place feels like it is situated in an old bordello or something. First of all the girl on check in was like oh I see you have luggage, thats too bad your room is on the top floor, I asked her sarcastically to carry out well knowing the response was going to be a resounding... More

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Leven, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the location and price were fantastic. We had a triple room which had everything you needed. Staff were very friendly. Breakfast was great and the luggage store was a real plus. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to others.

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Dortmund, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it has very clean and confortable rooms, i stayed with another 3 people and it was big enough for all of them, spacious bathroom. friendly personnel and good breakfast. location is good, close to the undersground station and restaurants.

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Exmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was perfect, the price was the cheapest in the area, and the description on their website seemed to promise everything I could hope for. I kept wondering where the catch was. Turns out there wasn't one. This was literally the nicest hotel experience I've ever had in the UK. The layout of the building is compact but very... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Finding a Hotel in London is a bit like a jackpot..hence very risky and scary business! There is no real guarantee that a reasonable price will mean a good service. However now that I have found Hotel California, I will not fear no more. This is a good hotel for what you pay. Nice decoration, and excellent reception staff. I... More

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Address: 4-8 Belgrove Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The California 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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