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Berlin
Reviewed today NEW

I had a very good time in your hotel and will recommend it to other persons. The breakfast was very good, the service was very good and I was very satisfied with my room (No. 002). It's a good place near Kings' Cross.

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Westcliff-on-sea,Essex
Reviewed today NEW

The decor in reception and bar is lovely. We think know the room decor is quite basic. We paid £185 for a 1 night stay in a large double room which was definitely not worth the price, especially when our friends paid £146 for a 2 night stay at exactly the same time as when we stayed. Good selection of...

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Bergen
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first time we stayed at The California was in 1984 - and it was quite different then! It is a very nice place to stay even though the rooms are quite small. The location is great, , next to King's Cross/StPancras, and what a great staff: friendly and helpful. The breakfast is ok, and the coffee (we are particular...

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

Dear CygnusBergen, Thank you for leaving your valuable feedback regarding your stay. We sincerely appreciate the kindness and are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you with us and we keenly look forward to welcome you again soon at The California London. Kindest regards, Andreea

Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I stay here regularly for work. It's a great hotel - location right by King's Cross. Rooms are on the small side (I've stayed in smaller London rooms, though!) but they're perfectly comfortable - and they're modern and clean. Service at reception and bar great. You get a free drink voucher every time, which is a nice touch! Breakfast is...

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

Dear Emma, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. It is always an enormous pleasure in having you staying with us and we really appreciate you kindness. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Andreea

Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fantastic find great hotel. Location right outside Kings Cross and you don't even have to cross the road entrance right at the end of street outside Barclays Bank. Staff were brilliant very helpful. Kitchen staff especially nothing was to much trouble replenishing the breakfast choice constantly. Room was very good bathroom a bit tired but all was good. Will gladly...

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

Dear Snowflake, Thank you for taking your time to write an review for our hotel. I am glad to hear that you found our staff helpful and able to provide with any help that you needed. That is one of our main target and we focus on making our guests feel at home and welcomed. I hope that you found...

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel itself is a converted Victorian build directly across the road from kings cross station. The location is fantastic for a rail break and gives easy access to all the sights that London has to offer. The reception and bar area are decorated in a quirky way adding character to the building. The rooms are decorated plain and simple...

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

Dear Mr. Danni, I am glad you had an enjoyable stay and found the service received from us to be of a high standard. In regards to the rooms I am delighted you appreciated the quirky décor we pride ourselves on. I am glad to hear that you also were happy with our staff. That is on of our main...

Gosport
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very pleasant stay at The California. We stayed one night prior to early departure on Eurostar. Vary pleasant room with quite quirky furnishings, very appealing. Twin beds were very comfortable and breakfast next day was substantial. Breakfast was supposed to be available from 7am; because of our early start we arrived in the breakfast room very promptly...

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

Dear Fran, Thank you for writing us a review, I am delighted you had such an enjoyable stay and that you enjoyed the little extras we like to provide for a guests. I hope we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind Regards Amanda Evans

Sale
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel with personality but some rooms could do with with a bit of a refresh. I like that they are quirky and not all the same but some need a bit of attention. The staff are friendly and helpful and the breakfast is also very good.

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

Dear Jlang, I am glad you had an enjoyable stay and found the service received by my team to be of a high standard. In regards to the rooms I am delighted you appreciated the quirky décor we pride ourselves on and you will be glad to hear that we are currently in the midst of a refurbishment so we...

Lyon, France
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed three nights at the California hotel. It was great! The service and rooms are perfect, as the English breakfast. The location is very good, just near St Pancras and King Cross station. We have been quickly on many touristic sites.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving your valuable feedback regarding your stay. We sincerely appreciate the kindness and are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you with us and we keenly look forward to welcome you again soon at The California London. Kindest regards, Andreea

Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a pleasant stay just for one night the stairs could be a problem for some but was fine for us, the room was clean and comfortable, lovely bar and lobby area, breakfast was good, would stay again

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving your valuable feedback regarding your stay. We sincerely appreciate the kindness and are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you with us and we keenly look forward to welcome you again soon at The California London. Kindest regards, Andreea

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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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  • 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: $122 - $290 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“If you want a family room on the ground floor, ask for #102”
 of 5 bubbles delta271, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“If you need a room with minimal stairs, let them know in advance and they'll do their best to accommodate you in a more accessible room.”
 of 5 bubbles spikefletcher, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Apparently room 102 has a number of beds in it and could be an option”
 of 5 bubbles 117janv, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms not facing the street would be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Iris48, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“You could ask for a higher floor room. However, there are no lift and with heavy luggage it may be challenging.”
 of 5 bubbles zippysin, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
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