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Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best thing about the hotel is its proximity to the tube and perhaps also the full English breakfast that is served every morning. The room was a bit small, but hey, it's London.. Bigger rooms at that price are hard to find.

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

Dear 821nicklasb, The California team would firstly like to thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are happy to hear that you liked the breakfast. That is one of your things we pride us on were you can get a lot of variety. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Felicia

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to the London with my wife. She had an interview nearby. Arriving at the hotel, a row of converted Georgian terraces. Entering we found the place to be very stylish in a sort of retro chic. The staff were very friendly, our room was on the third floor at the far end of the building. There is no...

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

Dear cookiesworld, The California team would firstly like to thank you for taking the time to write us a revue here on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that you liked the decor and the staff at our hotel. Those are the two things we pride us on here at The California. The California team are truly sorry for the...

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good location and great welcome. Very helpful staff. Lovely choice for breakfast. Clean and comfortable room. Reasonably noisy but was expected for the location. Easy walk to station, restaurants and music venues.

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

Dear heather662015, I would firstly like to thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel. The California team are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate that you have taken the time to wright us a revue here on TripAdvisor as well. We hope that you come back soon to stay with us once...

Morpeth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at the California for a short break to London. The location was ideal, close to Kings Cross and Euston. The staff could not have been more friendly. Facilities were very good. Nice breakfast.

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

Dear Colin, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful review. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found my team to be very friendly. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Convenient for Eurostar the following day. Nice size room, modern and very clean. Good value for London. Stayed before. Would stay again! Perfect for short stays or trips into london. Cannot fault anything in hotel.

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

Dear Yvanne, 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. I hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Brisbane,Queensland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had trouble finding hotel but eventually found it tucked away. More signage please. Double room in basement and through a couple of doors so a bit of a rabbit warren. Very small room but ok and clean for the night. Bathroom teeny but look reasonably new. Small basin in room not bathroom. Slept well and comfy bed. Breakfast included in...

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

Dear karen b, I would firstly like to thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write us a revue here on TripAdvisor. The California team are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you come back and stay with us again. Best regards,...

Ware
Reviewed 5 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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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Olivia, Thank you very much for sharing your review it is always a pleasure to read about a guest's experience where everything went well. I am very happy that you found my team to be friendly and that the breakfast was good. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. kind regards, Andreea

Reviewed 6 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 6 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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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 1 week 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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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...

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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Regent's Park / Kings Cross
Price Range: ₹ 8,275 - ₹ 19,309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The California 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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#353 Family Hotel in London
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“I would avoid the top floor there was a lot of noise coming from the roof space”
 of 5 bubbles cookiesworld, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for room not in basement as may be slightly bigger.”
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“For groups with LOTS of heavy luggage, avoid the top floors”
 of 5 bubbles jamiedB1072AV, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“some rooms have stairs to reach them”
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“Don't go for room 106”
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