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Nottingham,Nottinghamshire
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room was a bonus not what we expected it had a little patio area out through the bathroom what a surprise. Breakfast was ok. Staff were very good. underground 2 mins walk away. will recommend to friends and family and visit again soon. only minor detail was the shower screen didn't seal with the bath so leaked onto the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely hotel, the staff were extremely helpful. Small bar area but well looked after. Stayed in a family room, clean and and spacious for a London hotel. Would def recommend!!!! Especially if you are going to be local to the location. Extremely close to main tube and over ground stations

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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is very near to public transport like tube and train. The room is tidy and clean. The staff we met are polite and helpful. My son enjoyed staying in the hotel very much. The price is reasonable too.

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Stocksfield,Northumberland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall I would recommend the California. The staff were very friendly and welcoming drink in bar was very nice. It was unfortunate that it was exceptionally hot in London the day we stayed in this hotel. There was no air conditioning and although there was a fan, this was too noisy to use at night. Although clean and nice to... More 

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Blomberg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel, especially sitting in the bar and on the terrace war very comfortable.The location of the california is perfect, when you came by train, because St. Pancras is near, but the hotel is in a small street, so it was quiet in the room. Breakfast is good

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear 136barbel2016, I am delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay and were able to enjoy our amazingly central location just a stone’s throw away form Kings Cross Station. Thank you for sharing your feedback and I hope we will see you again soon. Kind Regards, Andreea Sandru More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was good and the location great. It was easy to get to all parts of London and the staff gave you good information about everything. If you want to see many parts of London this is a good place to start.

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Elisabeth, I am delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay and were able to enjoy our amazingly central location just a stone’s throw away form Kings Cross Station. Thank you for sharing your feedback and I hope we will see you again soon. Kind Regards, Andreea Sandru More 

Craven Arms,Shropshire
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff were very helpful,checking in quick and easy. Room was small and had no aircon as advertised. A small noisy fan wasn't adequate to cool down the very warm room. Lots of street noise throughout the night too resulting in very little sleep. Very poor shower pressure. Dribble dribble Buffet breakfast was adequate and serving staff friendly.

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear kieronm37, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. It is rather a shame that you felt that our Hotel is not up to your preferred standard. If you would like to give us another chance to make your stay a great one please do not hesitate to contact me directly and I... More 

Pickering,North Yorkshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We selected the California at the very last moment when a delayed flight meant we had to spend a night unexpectedly in London, near Kings Cross Station. On the booking website, predictably, there's no mention of the fact that the reasonably priced room on offer is actually down below ground level!! The room was clean but very stuffy (no windows... More 

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, I am glad to hear that you found the service provided by my team to be of such a high standard. Thank you for writing us a review and I hope we will see you again soon. Kindest regards, Andreea Sandru More 

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St. Helens,Merseyside
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

location would put me off returning because of all the Males that were there from 10pm to early hours. Not sure what they were doing but in cars and on foot quite unnerving. Didn't understand the free drinks voucher thing - four of us in a room but only valid for 2 drinks ? Hotel was lovely and clean and... More 

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Diane, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. It is rather a shame that you felt that our Hotel is not up to your preferred standard. If you would like to give us another chance to make your stay a great one please do not hesitate to contact me directly and I... More 

Humpty Doo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in London overnight after taking the train from Calais to London (flying out from Heathrow the following morning). Less than 2 minutes to get from the station to the hotel - which was great with 2 heavy suitcases. Friendly staff who will voluntarily cart your luggage up and down the stairs!

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Dear Eddie, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to enjoy our amazingly central location. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kindest regards, Andreea Sandru More 

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Bloomsbury
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 )
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 - $262 (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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#355 Family Hotel in London
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