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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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Ranked #486 of 1,073 hotels in London
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our room was on third floor. Wrangling the suitcases up a narrow stairway was no fun. Room was OK, but v hot on a summers night. Breakfast was rather ordinary. London is expensive, but for the price, you could do better elsewhere. WIFI was feeble or non existent on the third floor.

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was quite basic but very clean; good hot shower in the morning and English and/or continental breakfast. Best thing though was hotel bar to finish the evening with a few beers after pubs had closed ;)

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Tacoma, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night. The hotel was right across from Kings Cross which made getting around a breeze. The front desk was very friendly and helpful, holding our bags for half a day while we waited for our train departure. The bar is very convenient, we seemed to be the only ones in there, but that was fine, it... More

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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for one night only in a double room. Good facilities and good value. Near to kings cross which was great location for us, but quite noisy. Would visit and stay again. The room was well appointed and not a bad size, bigger than some I have stopped in. Recently decorated, clean and comfortable. Breakfast adequate. Staff welcoming at reception.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel room is the tiniest and most run down of hotel rooms i have ever stayed in London. It smells of mould & there are stains on the curtains. Can't believe they charged so much for what we got in return. Never again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was great. I arrived in the early evening and the check-in staff were extremely patient as I was delirious from jet-lag and lack of sleep. The room was spacious and clean for a double, but had no chair in it and was on the warm side regardless of what I did to the heater. The bed was very... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed to nights in this hotel which has a great location, but the breakfast personnel lacks the most basic skills as to hospitality. Came 30 minutes before breakfast was over but personnel was more interested in breakfasting themselves than helping the custumers... Buffet was almost empty and we asked for more, but were told we could have come earlier. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Stayed here while working away from home. Very friendly staff, excellent location right opposite St Pancras/Kings Cross stations. Room was comfortable and good wifi access. Breakfast was okay and served very efficiently.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A very clean hotel with staff that are very keen to please. The room was was fine but on a hot day, as it was, there was a desperate need for air conditioning. We had a great english breakfast, buffet style. Not an extensive choice but something for everyone. They don't have a lift so be ready for a big... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We booked this hotel because it is very close (walking distance ) to St Pancreas Station. Our room was on the third floor with no lift. Lots of awkward steps and narrow passages .Not good for big suitcases. Room was big enough for an overnight stay and was clean and reasonably well equipped . Not the comfiest bed I have... More

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Address: 4-8 Belgrove Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AB, England
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*
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California Hotel London
The California London, England

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After cleaning away the paintbrushes and the dust we have now completed our refurbishment at The California London. We would love to welcome you into our home; five gorgeous Georgian townhouses tucked away from the hustle and bustle of London's busy streets. Being a stone's throw away from King's Cross & St. Pancras stations the California London offers the ideal base to explore our city. After the complimentary breakfast of course. We have 60 cosy & colourful bedrooms (all en-suite, so no queuing in the corridors), ranging from one-person singles to large family rooms, each uniquely designed & decorated. Super-fast WiFi is free, our lounge and adjoining terrace are available for all and our bar will be opening shortly. ... more   less 
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