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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic find great hotel. Location right outside Kings Cross and you don't even have to cross the road entrance right at the end of street outside Barclays Bank. Staff were brilliant very helpful. Kitchen staff especially nothing was to much trouble replenishing the breakfast choice constantly. Room was very good bathroom a bit tired but all was good. Will gladly... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel itself is a converted Victorian build directly across the road from kings cross station. The location is fantastic for a rail break and gives easy access to all the sights that London has to offer. The reception and bar area are decorated in a quirky way adding character to the building. The rooms are decorated plain and simple... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very pleasant stay at The California. We stayed one night prior to early departure on Eurostar. Vary pleasant room with quite quirky furnishings, very appealing. Twin beds were very comfortable and breakfast next day was substantial. Breakfast was supposed to be available from 7am; because of our early start we arrived in the breakfast room very promptly... More 

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear Fran, Thank you for writing us a review, I am delighted you had such an enjoyable stay and that you enjoyed the little extras we like to provide for a guests. I hope we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind Regards Amanda Evans More 

Sale
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel with personality but some rooms could do with with a bit of a refresh. I like that they are quirky and not all the same but some need a bit of attention. The staff are friendly and helpful and the breakfast is also very good.

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear Jlang, I am glad you had an enjoyable stay and found the service received by my team to be of a high standard. In regards to the rooms I am delighted you appreciated the quirky décor we pride ourselves on and you will be glad to hear that we are currently in the midst of a refurbishment so we... More 

Lyon, France
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed three nights at the California hotel. It was great! The service and rooms are perfect, as the English breakfast. The location is very good, just near St Pancras and King Cross station. We have been quickly on many touristic sites.

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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 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 More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a pleasant stay just for one night the stairs could be a problem for some but was fine for us, the room was clean and comfortable, lovely bar and lobby area, breakfast was good, would stay again

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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 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 More 

Helsinki
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good. Good location, easy to find, room described as small double was was roomy enough. The staff were helpful but the room keys are massive. Breakfast was pretty good except for the coffee which was awful. But coffee in England is awful, which is why they drink tea (which they also do not do very well either!)

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear 131niallr, I am glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay and that you found the rooms to be of a high standard and that my team were helpful. Thank you for sharing your feedback and I hope we will see you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda Evans More 

Liverpool,Merseyside
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Location of the California suited us, handy for Euston station and the tube. Nice room and good breakfast. Felt a bit cold at night, the duvet needs to be thicker at this time of year and it would have helped if the radiator came on.

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear Brenda, I am happy to hear you were able to enjoy our amazingly central location just a stone’s throw away form Kings Cross Station and that you enjoyed our complimentary cooked breakfast. Thank you for sharing your feedback and I hope we will see you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda Evans More 

Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice hotel with a delicious breakfast. The room was ok, unfortunately the ascent to the fourth floor was a bit painful. But the best thing is that we only had to walk two minutes to the subway to Kings Cross. Our room had no heating in the bathroom, and that is the reason why no full score was given... More 

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

Dear Rainer, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review. I am extremely happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our breakfast to be delicious. That's just the kind of feedback we like to receive. I am very sorry that the heather was not working in the bathroom so... More 

Kew Gardens, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

"The California" has it all! My family and I were very comfortable in our rooms. The staff are incredibly wonderful and committed to making sure that all of your needs are taken care of including electric converters, reservations for dinner, suggestions for tours, taxi reservations, a birthday cake..... the hotel itself is clean, quiet and comfortable in a great locations... More 

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

Dear Warren, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. It was an enormous pleasure to have you and you family staying with us and i am extremely happy to read that you found everything to be up to your preferred standard. I am also happy that we had the opportunity to make your birthday just a little more special.... More 

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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: $176 - $424 (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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“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
“Rooms not facing the street would be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Iris48, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You could ask for a higher floor room. However, there are no lift and with heavy luggage it may be challenging.”
 of 5 bubbles zippysin, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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