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Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly I was disappointed that nobody responded to the complaint made directly to the hotel. We booked a number of rooms for business. Although most of the rooms were a good standard, I had room 106. I was actually really disappointed as it didn’t live up to the standards set by the website and the rest of the hotel. The...

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

Dear alex-n21, Thank you for taking the time to give us a feedback here on tripadvisor. We appreciate all feedback we get in to help better our hotel and guest experience. We sincerely apologise for the non response of the complaint and that your room did not live up to your expectations. If you book to stay with us once...

Cambridge
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great little hotel, great location, I was taking the train up to Scotland and just wheeled my suitcase across to Kings Cross station. Perfect. The room was very good for one person, would have been difficult for 2, as the bed was against a wall - funny little hallways to get to the room - but the staff is super...

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

Dear susrQ7868OS, Thank you for taking your time to give us a revue here on Tripadvisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked your room. We are really pleased to hear that you found the staff friendly as well since it is something we pride on. We are looking forward...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy walk from either station friendly polite staff with a good attitude, ideal location for a weekend visit to London, rooms are to a good standard with all the usual amenities whilst the Hotel is close to the stations the location is surprisingly quiet warm and comfortable.,

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Dear Seayeaitch, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a revue here on tripadvisor. We appreciate all feedback we can get to help better guest experience. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience staying with us and that you found the staff friendly. That it one of your main things that we pride...

Paris, France
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

was there for 2 nights. chose the location to be close to the station and the Kings Cross Theater. room was on ground floor next to the reception. it was very small, furnitures were old, the window could not open so I could not get fresh air. when coming back for my second night after a day of work the...

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

Dear Matthieu, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. I am very happy to read that you found my team to be nice however i am really saddened to read of the dislikes and concerns you had during your stay with us. If you would like to stay with us in the future please do...

Nottingham
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel since it opened some years ago. I can honestly say that it's getting better. It was always comfortable to stay there but the breakfast really let it down. After returning from a 2 night stay last week the breakfast is 100% better. The staff are always lovely & nothing is too much trouble. It's...

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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

Gateshead,Tyne And Wear
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good service, clean Modern hotel in good area. Only small thing is would prefer more choice at breakfast as limited. Also would prefer waiter service rather than having to help yourself to coffee tea etc

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Dear Christopher, 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 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic little friendly hotel just a couple of minutes walk from Kings Cross, but in a quiet side street. Lovely clean rooms and great hospitality. It's sister hotel also has a great restaurant just down the road where guests of the California get discount.

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Dear Andrea, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your kind words. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you loved Karpo restaurant as well. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Filothei, Greece
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very clean Hotel, nice room, big bathroom, very friendly staff, cozy and very quiet, perfect location (only two minutes walk from Kings Cross St. Pancras Station), nice breakfast. In general good value for money.

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Dear Kostantinos, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to hear about a guest’s experience where everything went right, so thank you so much for that. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kindest...

Paris
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were ok but no hairdryer in my room, so I had to ask for it. No lift as well... Chiefly, the negative point was the fact that I had booked two singles for two adults, and we had a double bed each. At the reception, we were explained that we had a discount. Sorry but 488 pounds for...

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Dear Nadir, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay however i am saddened to read that you fund it to be too expensive. If you would like to stay with us again please do not hesitate to contact me directly and i will personally...

Edinburgh,Midlothian
Reviewed 1 week ago

My only downside would be breakfast I personally was disappointed but my daughter thought it was okay. However the room was clean and the beds comfy. The bar prices were amazingly cheap for London! I certainly will book again when I return to London

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Dear sheilad132, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all feedback we can get as we always are striving to improve our hotel for the better. We are very glad that you found enjoyed your stay here with us. We are really pleased to hear that you will book to stay with us once again. We are looking forward to...

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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: ₹ 7,571 - ₹ 18,926 (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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“Don't go for room 106”
 of 5 bubbles alex-n21, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I had a room opposite street”
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“Avoid the basement!”
 of 5 bubbles tec_bel, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you want a family room on the ground floor, ask for #102”
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“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, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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