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Mclaren Vale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is a gem. I found it via Booking.com and recommend it highly. It ticked all my boxes re cleanliness, friendliness, competence of the staff, quality of the breakfasts, 24/7 reception and of course value for money. The tube and mainline stations are merely metres away but, blessed by excellent weather, I walked easily to the City, the West... More 

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Fareham,Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good room with super shower. Room airless even with window wide open. Air conditioning would be a great advantage. Will definitely recommend to friends and will definitely visit again. Very friendly staff too

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

Dear Wendy, Thank you very much for sharing your lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable stay with us and that you found my team to be very friendly. I very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Hotel in the near future. Kindest regards, Andreea Sandru More 

Yelverton,Devon
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel was very nice, service was good and staff friendly. Room was a little on the small size but was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was nice. We had the cooked breakfast and it was very tasty. However, a broader selection of items would of made breakfast even better. Overall a very nice stay and would recommend

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

Dear Rose, Thank you very much for sharing your lovely review ion TripAdvisor. I am really happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found my team to be very friendly. This is just the feedback i love to receive. Do not hesitate to recommend us to friends and family. Kindest regards, Andreea Sandru More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel because of good reviews and a reasonable price (for London). We were not disappointed; while the room was very small this wasn't unexpected, (it could be a problem if staying for a long period), but it was spotlessly clean and well equipped for its size. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was terrific. Of... More 

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

Dear Ed, Thank you very much for sharing your lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and i am really happy that you loved our breakfast. I hope we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kindest regards, Andreea Sandru More 

Oostduinkerke
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice staff, good overall quality! It was clean, comfortable bed, very friendly staff. I would certainly recommend this hotel because of his location and personal, friendly welcoming staff. Almost as close as possible to Sint-Pancras but quiet enough!

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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 lovely review on TripAdvisor. It has been an enormous pleasure to have you staying with us and i really hope to see you again soon. Do not hesitate to recommend us to friend and family. Kindest regards, Andreea Sandru More 

Shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel has a fantastic location. It is literally 2 steps away from Kings Cross/St. Pancras station, which was really convenient. The room and amenities were clean, and the staff were friendly and hospitable. The only thing was that the rooms were a bit on the small side, so I would not recommend it for a longer stay, and if... More 

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

Dear Guest, It was such a pleasure to have you staying with us and I am delighted your experience and impression of The California London was such a pleasant one. Thank you for your lovely review and for acknowledging the great team that we are lucky to have. We are also lucky to have such wonderful guests! I very much... More 

Swansea,West Glamorgan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We didn't stay for long however I could have happily spent a full holiday in this hotel. It was clean, comfortable and even as a picky eater breakfast was great. The staff were kind and the service was brilliant.

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

Dear guests, It was an enormous pleasure to have you staying with us and I am delighted you had such a great time. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experience on TripAdvisor. I very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again on a future visit. Kindest regards, Andreea Sandru More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I planned a one night stay close to Kings cross station for us to not only try to relieve the jet lag before heading off to Scotland, but because that was the station we were leaving from the nxt morning. The hotel is very nice, small, clean and freindly. Our room was on the forth floor, so carring up luggage... More 

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

Dear guest, It was such a pleasure to have you staying with us and I am delighted your experience and impression of The California London was such a pleasant one. Thank you for your lovely review and for acknowledging the great team that we are lucky to have. We are also lucky to have such wonderful guests! I very much... More 

Honiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Located Just across the road from St pancras station so perfect for catching a Eurostar train, and tube access. Hotel is a bit of a rabbit warren inside our room was small and basic but clean and comfortable it was located at back of hotel and was very quiet at night considering the busy location. Staff are friendly and you... More 

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

Dear Rachel, Thank you for choosing The California London whilst staying in London. I was happy to read that you have enjoyed most aspects of your stay with us and I hope to welcome you again at our property whilst the refurbishment is completed to enjoy even more hotel benefits. Please do not hesitate to recommend us to your friends... More 

Wymondham,Norfolk
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is literally over the road from the Eurostar terminus and even with an early departure there is time for breakfast.Rooms are clean and just big enough and there is comfortable seating in the lounge area.Would highly recommend and will definitely use again.

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

Dear Winston, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure to have you staying with us and I am delighted your experience and impression of The California London was such a pleasant one. I very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you all back to the Hotel in the near future. Kindest regards,... 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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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 WC1H 8AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Regent's Park / Kings Cross
Price Range: $143 - $234 (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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#356 Family Hotel in London
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