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Sevilla
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good hotel in Kings Cross, excellent location next to Saint Pancras station, airport bus and subway. Very helpful staff and nice room, good bed, but it needs a few fixes, it had a flaw in the ceiling.

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Athens
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved my stay at the California! It is in very close proximity to all transportation services and the breakfast is absolutely yummy. The staff are also very friendly and are willing to help in any way they can.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share you wonderful review. I am extremely happy to read that everything went well during your stay and that you found my team very friendly and wiling to help. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place in central London, staff were very pleasant & accomodating, good breakfast too!! Will recommend the Hotel California to all my friends. Close to underground & buses, pubs & restaurants business or holiday travel.

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

Dear Craig, Thank you very much for sharing your lovely review, it is always a pleasure to know that everything went well and that you would recommend us to friends and family. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights and can summarise as below. Location - Fabulous, can't fault it. Price - bit steep, but it is London Check-in - quick friendly and efficient. Room - very clean and tidy, although I was in a basement room which was so hot. Breakfast - average at best, one morning I was 1st down and bacon...

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

Dear Paul, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. I am very happy to read that overall you had a good stay with us. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Paris
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a clean, quiet, lovely place to stay near St Pancras, you got it. Moreover we were upgraded as we arrived without enven asking to a bigger room. The breakfast is also perfectly English so please yourself.

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

Dear Florence, Thank you very much for sharing your lovely review. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were happy with the room upgrade. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

More like a trip to hogwarths!! Decor was nice, friendly staff, clean hotel, comfortable bed but the rooms and lay out of the hotel were a big disappointment, slept in the smallest room ever known to man!! Shower facility was a joke and water was cold, breakfast options were very poor!

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

Dear Wilma, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. I sincerely appreciate the compliments toward the cleanliness and staff however i am very saddened to read that your room and was not up to your preferred standard. If you would like to stay with us again and give us the possibility to make it up...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and had an excellent stay. The location is excellent, and the rooms are okey. Friendly staff, decent breakfast and great cleaning. Feels like you pay a lot for the location though. Overall a good stay!

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

Dear Erik, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful 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

Paris
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small rooms but very functional and clean with everything you need. Nice and welcoming staff. Great deco and perfect location 5 min from St Pancras. Just be careful if you have huge luggage cause there is no lift in the building. Definitely to recommend ! I already have :-)

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

Dear Valerie, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your lovely review. I am very happy to read that you had such a good stay and that you would recommend us to friends and family. I hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Evian-les-Bains, France
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kind of typical Londonian hotel made in an hotel building, meaning it has a narrow staircase and no lift. Apart of this point which can be an issue with big luggage, it is very well located, right accross Kings Cross / St Pancras station and main underground lines. Reception desk welcoming and helpful. hotel functionnal, clean and quiet.

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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. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found it to be clean and quiet. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Penicuik, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rooms were small and shower was poor, no hot water on last day. The location was perfect for getting around. The staff were friendly and always willing to help. Woken up on first morning by fire alarm which turned out had been caused by a guest opening the door after a shower.

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Dear Marco, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review. I am terribly sorry for the inconvenience with the hot water on your last day and i hope this did not create too much discomfort. If you would like to stay with us in the future please do not hesitate to contact me directly at headrec@thecalifornialondon.com...

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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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  • 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 

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Address: 4 - 8 Belgrove Street, London E1 0NS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Regent's Park / Kings Cross
Price Range: ₹ 9,231 - ₹ 19,442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The California 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Room 803 has three single beds. Ask for a ground floor room if you don't like stairs. There's no lift.”
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“I would avoid the top floor there was a lot of noise coming from the roof space”
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