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Ware
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic hotel with all you need, very clean bedrooms and bathrooms. Hotel is literally a stones throw away from kings cross which does affect your sleep however you should expect this given the location. This however does not affect my rating of the hotel as the staff were friendly and approachable, breakfast was good.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Absolutely fantastic, friendly staff, not bad breakfast as was included in price. Lovely clean rooms and they just went that little bit extra, so so helpful! Will be staying again without a doubt :)!!

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Felicia L, Receptionist at The California at The California, responded to this review

Dear Sophie H, I would firstly like to thank you for choosing to stay at with us. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are also really happy that you found the staff friendly. That is one of the main thing we pride us on, that everyone working here will great you with open arms. We...

March,Cambridgeshire
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location and super staff. The hotel is located near kings cross which was really good. The breakfast was fantastic and the dining area was great too. When we arrived the staff welcomed us politely offered us maps and stored our bags until check in time. great!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review, it is always a pleasure to read about a guest's experience where everything went well. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The California is a hotel full of English charm, and made for a great home for our first visit to London. We arrived very, very late in the evening and were welcomed warmly nonetheless. The lobby area is cute and the hotel is wonderfully themed and decorated throughout. A bit of a maze, our room was on the top/4th floor,...

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

Dear Jamie, Thank you very much for taking the tie to share your experience. I am extremely happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the breakfast to be delicious. It is always a pleasure to hear about a guest's experience where everything went well. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again...

Apeldoorn
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Rooms are very good, breakfast options are nice. Staff very friendly. Combining reception staff and bar is excellent! Very near kings cross so very quickly you can travel across London. Prices are fair for staying in London.

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Felicia L, Receptionist at The California at The California, responded to this review

Dear rickje, I would firstly like to thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel and also thank you for taking your time to write us a revue. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are always try to find ways to improve our hotel. We hope that you will come back...

Big Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our room was small. It was clean, though, and our bed was comfortable. It was hot in the room. We opened the windows to get relief, but the street noises were loud and constant and continued into the night. Our breakfast was delicious.

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Felicia L, Receptionsit at The California at The California, responded to this review

Dear sking32951, Thank you for taking the time to write us a revue. We appreciate all feedback we can get to help better our standard and guest experiance. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast. That is one of the things we pride us on. If you would come back again please contact us directly so that...

Atherstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

People were lovely, food was great, room had five beds for £98! Amazing value, great location. We could even leave our bags afyer we checked out, saving us money, because we didnt have to put our bags in euston

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

Dear Rose, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found it to be amazing value. It is always a pleasure to read about a guest's experience where everything went well so thank you very much for sharing your experience. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards,...

Bromley,Kent
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location, very convenient for the station and British Library. My double room was bigger than I expected, (not big but a good size) with a comfortable bed. Room smelled a bit strange (not terrible) but I did open the window for a while to try and clear it. Bathroom was really nice. Would recommend the hotel.

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

Dear Emma, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found your room bigger than expected. It is always a pleasure to read about a guest's experience where everything went well so thank you very much for sharing your experience. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards,...

Spykenisse
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was treated very nicely by the staff. The room was clean, the bathroom was clean as well. Breakfast was great and I was very happy with the room's kettle. Nothing like a fresh cup of tea after a day hitting the town.

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

Dear Guest, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were treated very nicely by my team. It is always a pleasure to read about a guest's experience where everything went well so thank you very much for sharing your experience. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind...

Vr
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My room was full of all the necessary things, the staff is very kind and helpfull. I have been there in winter and the room is not cold. The toilet is very clean and the bed is comfortable. I will consider this hotel for my future travel in London.

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Dear Roberto, Thank you very much for taking the time to share you review. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found my team to be very kind and helpful. It is always a pleasure to hear about a guest's experience where everything went well. Hope to have the pleasure of...

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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 )
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $119 - $287 (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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#353 Family Hotel in London
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“For groups with LOTS of heavy luggage, avoid the top floors”
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