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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in one of the downstairs rooms right on the bottom. The room was very compact but nice and clean and well decorated. Very modern. Shower was powerful and hot. Staff on checking in and out were very friendly and professional. I had a great nights sleep as well. Only downside is that the walls are very thin so...

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

Dear Guest, 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 sharing your experience. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slightly taken aback with the whole "Bed on the ceiling concept" but it's easily manoeuvrable, does not impact sleep quality in any way and is in fact super handy when it comes to packing as you have the whole room so I'm a convert! Staff were friendly and the complimentary breakfast has cooked items, bakery goods, fresh fruit and muesli....

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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 found it to be excellent value for money. 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

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was nice and the staff was very friendly. The room was nice and clean. But it was not filled with luxery. We didn't need that so it was good for us. The kings cross station was a 2 min walk.

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

Dear Astrid, Thank you for leaving your valuable feedback regarding your stay. We sincerely appreciate the kindness and are pleased to know that you found it to be excellent value for money. 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

Leeds,West Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only thing - please tell people how to get the bed off the ceiling before they go to their rooms. By the time I got myself to my room I was very tired and my brain must have clicked off as I could not work out the bed. Apart from this my stay was very good in all respects.

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

Dear Sandra, 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 sharing your experience. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again...

Oegstgeest
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location (close tot St Pancras and KingsCross staion and the Kings Cross Theatre (Lazarus), good breakfast (not only English, but a full range of bread, cereals, muffins, etc.), nice helpfull staff, some poor beds, but our complaint was handeld properly byy assigning another room.

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Dear Dirk, 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 sharing your experience. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well service oriented, friendly staff, Nice and good breakfast. Perfect location Good prices Good beds, our room had everything it needs but Decoration was not very present and be a bit more cosier...

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Dear Johannes, 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 sharing your experience. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again...

Saint Julian's, Malta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is clean, well located and staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are small, but that is normal for London and the price that we paid. The hotel had room service every day, great shower, friendly staff, good breakfast and is close to Kings Cross station which means easy access to all that London has to offer.

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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

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice renovated hotel, very good and super close location to Kings cross station by walking. Close to restaurants and food too. Staff are friendly, keys need to be kept with them when you leave the hotel each day (which makes your life easier). 24 hours service at reception, provided good and free breakfast daily in a "buffet style", daily housekeeping,...

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Dear Yvonne, 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 1 week ago

I was booked into this hotel by the travel bookers through work. Nice greeting and speedy check in then onto the room. A confusing walk around a very shabby corridor got me to the room. In the room I could touch every wall from the bed it was that small. Bathroom was so cramped it was hard to move around...

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Dear F2622OYadamc, Thank you for providing us with feedback. We appreciate all feedback we get in, to better the guest experience and make it a better place so that everyone walks away happy. We are glad to hear that you found our greeting pleasant. We do pride on the friendly staff we have here at this hotel. However we are...

Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The heating in the room wasn't working despite having feedback to the reception. We had to sleep in the cold for 3 nights! The cold air was seeping thru the room under the main door. The shower wasn't working well too. It's either too hot or too cold and pressure was pathetic!

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Dear Dadatwo, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We appreciate all feedback we can get to help us improve the hotel so that all our guest leave the hotel happy. Me and the Californa team are sincerely sorry that you had problem with the heating and shower. We will notify the management team about it...

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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: ₹ 7,718 - ₹ 18,755 (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 had a room opposite street”
 of 5 bubbles 62sigmundf, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles delta271, 2 Nov 2016 | 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, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Apparently room 102 has a number of beds in it and could be an option”
 of 5 bubbles 117janv, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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