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The California

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  • Terrible3%
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All reviewskings crossst pancrasgreat locationno liftpancras stationluggage roomtop floornice breakfastrooms are smallsingle roomenglish breakfastwould stay againshort staytea and coffeebreakfast was includedone night stayfamily room
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

It was a good stay, just some things to improve on like the non lift, food service, breakfast, room lighting, room amenities and others, but the staff was very friendly and serviceable and made my stay enjoyable.More

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Response from Glenn R, Manager at The CaliforniaResponded 9 December 2017

Dear R2059YMpm, Thank you very much for taking the time to share this review on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us. I am so delighted to know that you found our staff friendly and the quality of the service provided has contributed positively to...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017

Sadly this hotel does not live up to the TripAdvisor standard of 4 stars. I had to book something quickly in the area and trusted the 4 stars from TripAdvisor and seeing the Certificate of Excellence in the Lobby from TripAdvisor gave me hope that...More

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Response from Glenn R, Manager at The CaliforniaResponded 6 December 2017

Dear KayJayMorillo, Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologise if you find our corridors narrow and our stairs a bit small, unfortunately there is nothing much we can do about it but we continue to improve our facilities at the hotel and my team...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed here with the wife for a weekend in London. Quirky and modern it’s nice to find a reasonably priced hotel in the kings cross area. Hotels in this area are generally a bit dated. Room was small but it was clean and quiet and...More

Thank Jake K
Response from Simona T, Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded 6 December 2017

Dear Jake K Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review. We are very happy to hear that you find the staff Friendly. We hope to welcome you back, whether it be for business or pleasure, very soon! Kind regards, Simona

Reviewed 3 December 2017

With the combination of the heating / radiator noise and the paper thin walls I managed to get two awful nights sleep at this hotel. While the reception staff were lovely it didn't make up for a terrible nights sleep.More

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Response from Glenn R, Manager at The CaliforniaResponded 6 December 2017

Dear Richard B, Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to know that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We could have moved you to another room should you have approached my reception team who will be happy to help you. We...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

Quirky hotel - one of the best nights sleeps I've ever had in a hotel - just a little tip if you can't find the bed look up!! Staff forgot to mention that to me. Not 100% - silly little repairs that need fixing, otherwise...More

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Response from Glenn R, Manager at The CaliforniaResponded 3 December 2017

Dear lilythegardener, Thank you for your feedback. Its been a pleasure to know that you had a lovely stay with us and you find our hotel quirky. I would like to apologise if you were not informed upon check in about the floating bed, but...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
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"Rooms on lower floors (stairs are steep and there is no lift), preferably facing the back for quietness."
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"Avoid the basement!!!"
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"Set in a very quiet side street. Our room was directly on to the road and we were not disturbed by city..."
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"ask the size of the room and the floor, as there is no lift,"
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