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The California

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Dundee,Angus
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small but has everything you need. Great bathroom and very nice staff! Location great and breakfast great but abit noisy at night and when people shuts their door. A very fair price for the quality and the location. Love the creative design of the room and will sure go again.

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

Dear Jenny, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. I am extremely happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found my team to be nice. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Biel, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms are very clean yet small but that's normal for London standard. Staff very helpful & friendly. Very easy to find from Kings Cross station, it's only a 2-minutes-walk. Breakfast is good but the scrambled eggs could be creamier. Good saussages. Overall very recommendable, would stay there again.

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Dear Natalie, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. I am extremely happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found my team to be very helpful. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking to stay near King's Cross without breaking the bank, and this was the perfect option. The room was well stocked and the Front Desk was very helpful. Free breakfast was perfect, and was even open at 7am when we needed to eat early. We were able to leave our luggage after check-out which was very helpful. Steps...

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

Dear maddenm2017, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. I am extremely happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had such a good time in London. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideally placed, off the main Kings Cross Road, in a quiet street the hotel is reasonably priced with very friendly, helpful staff. A good selection of food for breakfast and plenty of places to eat in the immediate area.

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

Dear Jill M, I would firslty like to thank you for staying with us. The California team are pleased to see that you liked your stay with us and meet a friendly and helpful staff. That is one of the main things we pride us on here at The California. We also do hope that you got to enjoy the...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was very well located. It is near king cross station and saint pancras station. It was clean. The breakfast service was diverse. The recepcionists were kind and friendly. We probably come back.

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

Dear D9192HUanar, I would firstly like to thank yu for taking the time to write us a revue and also for staying with us. The California team are really happy to hear that you liked the receptionist. That is one of the main things we pride us on were that everyone will make you feel at home. We hope to...

North Berwick,East Lothian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to main stations.Clean ,comfortable but room small & seemed to be above the underground railway.No lift but staff will help if you ask.Good breakfast ,pity no evening supper.within walking distance of railways

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Dear hg247, Thank you for taking the time to write us a revue here on Tripadvisor. The California team are happy to hear that you liked our breakfast as it is one of our main things we pride us on here at the hotel. If you would like to stay with us again please contact us directly and we will...

Liege Province, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really appreciated our stay. The room was perfect, very clean. It was just next to St pancras. We lay our luggages before the checkin as we arrived from Eurostar. And we let our luggage the last day after the check out, to let us enjoy our last day in London without carrying our stuff.. thank you for our kindness!...

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

Dear carolepqs, I would firstly like to thank you for staying with us and also taking the time to write us a revue here on Tripadvisor. The California team are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are already looking forward meeting you again. Best regards, Felicia

Whiteparish
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were simply after a good, comfortable stay for a night before an early Eurostar trip and The California came up trumps. Very pleasant staff and good breakfast. If I had to quibble it would be that the stairs are a little narrow for a large suitcase, and we did find our room a little too warm.

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Dear KeithWhiteparish, I would like to thank you for staying with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are also really happy to hear that you found a pleasant staff to great you. That is one of the main things we pride us on here at The California, were all of the receceptionist...

Paris
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is located approxymatively five minutes walk from King's cross Saint Pancras, in a quiet street The team is very kind and attentive. We had a full and varied breakfast. Note however that there is no lift in the hostel.

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

Dear jeanfrancoist816, I would firstly like to thank you for staying with us and also for taken the time to write us a revue. The California team are glad to see that our team gave you a warm welcome and that you found them helpful and kind. We are also glad to see that you liked the breakfast. That is...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good hotel for a short stay, particularly for those needing overnight accommodation prior to an early morning departure from St. Pancras International Railway Station. The station is only a 5 minute walk from the hotel which is located in a quiet street off the main Euston Road. The rooms are 'quirky' rather than luxurious but are...

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Dear Virginia S, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write us a revue here on tripadvisor. We appreciate all feedback we get to better the standards and guest experiance. The California team are happy to see that like our hotel and the decor. That is one of the things we pride us on having a...

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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 throughout the week.
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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: €129 - €260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The California 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Avoid the basement”
Effett, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 803 has three single beds. Ask for a ground floor room if you don't like stairs. There's no lift.”
TheWanderingWoman, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No underground or lower levels due to noise of tube/train”
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“The rooms towards the street are noisier.”
mirif426, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I would avoid the top floor there was a lot of noise coming from the roof space”
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