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The California

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4-8 Belgrove Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AB, England (Bloomsbury)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars NEW

Stayed at The California for 2 nights last weekend with my husband and 2 teenage daughters, i thought it was a lovely hotel, great location and an enormous family room. Breakfast was lovely. No complaints from my family.

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Horsens, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at The California hotel for a long weekend. Great location, close to Kings Cross underground station. Clean and cosy hotel, rooms are a bit small, but hey...... you are not going to spend time in London sitting in a hotel room :)

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed for 2 nights. The first night I was in the basement. The room was small and not great, but the room was not expensive so I figured it was OK. I did see an insect in the room. The next night I was able to get a room on the second floor which was somewhat better. The surprise... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Location, location, location! Just minutes away from King's Cross. Very convenient. Charming hotel, I was on top floor, elevator is non existent. Breakfast was good. There is a good variety of tasty foods. Hotel bar is crazy expensive, but so is everything in London. The thing you must know about this hotel is that the walls are paper thin. You... More 

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navan, ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reception is so cute and quirky and the location is brilliant. The price is good aswell for central London and breakfast included .( not the most polished buffet I've seen ) However the decor finishing didn't extend fully to the rest of the hotel. Our room under the stairs was very noisy . The heating which we noticed was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would happily stay again the basement room we had 3as small but it was clean and perfect for what we wanted. We slept well too. It's a really nice hotel with friendly staff and they delta with our request for a gluten free breakfast. It was opposite St pancras station which was perfect for us and there is good... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the only postive thing i can say about this hotel is the location, our room was tiny down in the basement.. couldnt swing a cat in the room.. couldnt even put the ironing board up it was so small.. would not stay here again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our party is disabled and staff made facilities available for him. Placed him on the ground floor and went beyond the call of duty in assisting him. The food was well received and enjoyed by all. Positive points are staff & closeness to Kings Cross and St Pancras. The only negative is no lift but the staff make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for three nights on a business trip. It is in an excellent location. I walked from Euston station, which was less than a 10 minute walk. Kings Cross station is literally a three minute walk away. In the surrounding area, there are bars, restaurants, newsagents, so anything that you need is not too far away! So, I... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I needed to say near St Pancras station for an early train and arrived at The California. Very friendly staff at reception. Breakfast starts at 7 and as I needed to leave early they offered coffee and yogurt etc if i wanted it. very accommodating. Good value for money. Stayed in a modern but basic room. Hard floors which were... 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 > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
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Hotel Class:3 star — The California 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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