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    The California

    4-8 Belgrove Street, London WC1H 8AB, England
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    Reviewed 16 May 2017

    Place was great with a cool hip vibe and lovely lobby and bar area. Room was very comfortable and nice. Location of the California was great with lots of restaurants in walking distance and very close to Kings Cross and St Pancras station. Staff was...More

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    Response from Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded 17 May 2017

    Dear Christopher, Thank you very much for sharing your kind words and lovely review on your recent stay with us. We are extremely happy that you had such a good stay and that my team was able to provide an impeccable service. Hope to have...More

    Reviewed 16 May 2017

    I stayed at California last year and you gave me an exceptional room (a great room with a very nice bathroom) When I come back on may you gave me a very little room with a old bath A question: should I have received the...More

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    Response from Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded 17 May 2017

    Dear S5600KAlaurag, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. I am happy you had a good stay with us however i am quite saddened to read that you did not like the bathroom as much as the previous one. All...More

    Reviewed 15 May 2017

    Very kind courteous staff who went out of their way to make sure we were looked after. Considering the fair price and the fact that we stayed in London I would say the price and service was excellent. I would like to thank the staff...More

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    Response from Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded 16 May 2017

    Dear Brian, Thank you very much for sharing your kind words and lovely review on your recent stay with us. We are extremely happy that you had such a good stay and that my team was able to provide an impeccable service. Hope to have...More

    Reviewed 15 May 2017

    PROS: *the service staff were very nice and helpful. *complimentary breakfast was mostly pretty good (though like many places in London the coffee was sub-par) *location very convenient -- short walk from the Tube, and a 10 minute walk from the office I was visiting...More

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    Response from Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded 16 May 2017

    Dear Herbb519, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. I am very happy to read that you had a good stay with us and that you found my team to be very nice and helpful. I am saddened to read...More

    Reviewed 15 May 2017

    I have stayed twice in just over a week for work reasons and will make this my go to hotel for any central London business stop-overs. Was working at Kings Cross station and it's only a 2min walk away so perfect location. Just off on...More

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    Response from Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded 16 May 2017

    Dear Nicola, Thank you for sharing your kind words and lovely review on your recent stay with us. We are extremely happy that you highlight the convenience of our central location and your kind comments about the room much appreciated. We hope that we will...More

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    30 July 2017|
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    Response from NeelinJagtap | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, Iron is available on demand... My room did not have a wardrobe... Just a few hangers were there...
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    15 May 2017|
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    Response from Bgallersmith | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, we stayed in two different rooms and both had safes. Both rooms also had fans.
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