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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect for a short stay in London. I booked this hotel because of the location and good price, and didn't have particularly high expectations. I was pleasantly surprised by the service and the standard of the room. Also a great bonus to be able to check in early and leave bags after check out for a couple of hours -... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a quirky, fun hotel right next to King's Cross station. Nice staff, nice bar, clean room. Our only complaint was our bedroom window would not open, so it was a little hot in the morning. A fan was provided - but fresh air would have helped. We were in a basement room so it was a skylight window.... More 

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Prestwick,Ayrshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great all round...except for the dip on the floor in the hallway i always forgot about and got a fright !!! haha, if the room had a small table just for the tea and coffee to sit on, that would be better, very clean though

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Dewsbury,West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Warm, friendly, super supportive staff, perfect location for travel, great building with clever use of space for a comfortable over night stay. Change the lumpy mattress and this would be perfect for a very reasonable price

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really great find in a great location. Very close to St.Pancras but surprisingly quiet. As the hotel is made up of a few houses joined together, there are lots of corridors and stairs so you need to be able to use them. Carrying luggage is not a problem though as the staff were more than willing to take this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good hotel, excellent location to visit London by train. Would recommend for any city tripper. Clean, modern room, friendly staff, very responsive customer service. Close to St Pancras station. Wil definitely book again.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The stair cases make it confusing getting around. The lower levels are too close to the tube. My rooms Windows looked directly onto another rooms Windows. The room was tiny, the staircases narrow and the bed hideously uncomfortable. But it's cheap and central.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed a Saturday night here just off the train at King's Cross. It was small but comfortable, with a great bed, excellent staff and a good breakfast. There is noise - the hotel is steps off the Euston Road - but you've got to expect that, given the position. It's handy, comfortable, but not for those (like me) that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really liked this hotel. We booked as an alternative to the YHA where we usually have a private ensuite, because it was booked we looked for somewhere else and found this place. It was perfect for a base, it was right by the tube, and we got bed and breakfast for the price of just the room at the... More 

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Dear Cleo, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at The California London and found the cleanliness of the hotel to be of a high standard. Thank you for sharing your experience and I hope we will see you again. Kind Regards Amanda Evans More 

Redcar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for 1 night, it was a great location, very close to Kings Cross. Check in was swift, my room was very small but clean & comfortable. The milk on my tea tray curdled when I poured it into my tea. The shower head was crazy & sprayed water everywhere (I didn't want to wet my hair so... More 

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Dear Sadie, I am glad you were able to enjoy our amazingly central location and that you found our complimentary drink voucher to be a nice touch. Thank you for sharing your experience. 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: $118 - $257 (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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