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Tonsberg, Norway
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cosy hotel, with friendly staff. Was pleasantly surprised by the very nice bathroom. Bedroom was nice as well, clean. Comfy bed. The breakfast was good, except for the eggs. Prime location: two minute walk from the tube and close to all the great bars and restaurants in the area. Will stay here again.

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Wels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel near tube and train-station, but quiet and an overall excellent staff. Reasonable price for London standards. Arrived late at night and had to leave relatively early, so the location was a definite plus.

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Whitstable,Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great find. I can thoroughly recommend the California to anyone requiring a small, but clean and friendly, hotel only 2 minutes from Kings Cross-St Pancras. Location is surprisingly quiet which allowed a good night's sleep followed by an excellent breakfast.

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Jevnaker, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cute hotel nearby train and railway stations. Perfect for a weekend in London. Unfortunately no food in the bar, but plenty options outside. I´ll book here again if the future takes me to Sentral London.

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

The location could not be better. Just some meters from Kingscross station. Breakfast was very good, and the staff did a good job in the kitchen, because there was plenty of food. The bar was realy coasy. We will be jusing the hotel again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean and simple room, space used to maximum. But avoid basement rooms as smell of damp and too much light coming through the velux to ground level preventing sleep. Breakfast staff polite, helpful and efficient.

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Mount Samson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good location, friendly staff, comfortable room which was very clean and looked recently refurbished. Space saver bed was a first for us but quite practical.Had an early departure, so unfortunately missed the full breakfast which starts from 7am. Competitively priced with other hotels in the area.

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear abrown, I am happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us at The California London and saw the practicality behind our new ‘floating beds’. We are currently in the midst of a refurbishment so it is always helpful to receive feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience and I hope we will see you again soon. Kind... More 

Rayleigh,Essex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good points: Cleanliness of room and helpfulness of staff (we were able to drop our bags off early and leave them after check out too which was VERY helpful). Breakfast was ok. Location good for the tube. Not so good points: Hard bed (but this may suit others), location of basement room however was very poor. Constant noise from door... More 

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear Adrian, Thank you for writing us a review. It is great to hear that you found my team to be very helpful and that you found the cleanliness of the hotel to be of a high standard. I hope we will be lucky enough to see you soon. Kind Regards Amanda Evans More 

Litchfield Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great hotel - staff went above and beyond - very clean hotel / breakfast was ok. Rooms a bit small but good for the price. Great location to trains and Eurostar terminal. Highly recommend this hotel - great find!

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear Diannams, Wow what a review! Thank you so much for your lovely words and for acknowledging the excellent team that I am lucky to have, it is such a pleasure to hear that their hard work is paying off, you can be assured that I will pass it on. Thank you for sharing your experience and I hope we... More 

Rochester,Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was fine for one night. There were only twin rooms available and I asked for the twin beds to be put together but this did not happen. There was no wifi. The breakfast was reasonably good. The staff were pleasant. The rooms were very small but clean The location was excellent. I thought it was expensive for the facilities... More 

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Dear oliverd133, I am happy to hear you were able to enjoy our amazingly location close to St Pancras and that you enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Kind Regards Amanda Evans More 

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about The California

Address: 4 - 8 Belgrove Street, London E1 0NS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Regent's Park / Kings Cross
Price Range: $117 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The California 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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The California London, England
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