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    The California

    4-8 Belgrove Street, London WC1H 8AB, England
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    • Excellent25%
    • Very good47%
    • Average19%
    • Poor6%
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    “st pancras” (123 reviews)
    “great location” (207 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Nice and close to all amenities, especially when you need the Underground or trains. We've stayed before and always enjoy our stay. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We always enjoy the British Library and their exhibitions. The breakfast is wonderful.More

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    Response from Ana G, Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded yesterday

    Dear Tcrann We are so thankful that you chose us again for your stay in London and also for taking your time to leave such a nice review like this one. We are very pleased to hear that once again you enjoyed your stay and...More

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    it looks quite good on the internet, but it is not. Tiny rooms, clean but reduced to the max, you do not wish to stay longer then 1 short night. The only asset of this hotel is its proximity to St. Pancras Station (Eurostar).More

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    Response from Ana G, Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded yesterday

    Dear 70Arminp Thank you for choosing The California Hotel for your stay in London. We are very sorry to read that we were not at your expectations. We hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to stay with us again in...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    It is a Nice little hotel with helpfull staff and great breakfast. We had a room in the basement and is was REALLY noicy with the Doors banging from the two otter rooms. So our sleep was disturbed a lot.More

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    Thank Lotte J
    Response from Ana G, Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded yesterday

    Dear Lotte We are delighted that you found the team to be friendly and helpful! It is a great pleasure to learn that you enjoyed our breakfast too. We are sorry to read that your sleep was disturbed, we hope that we have another opportunity...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Really love this hotel. ��� Comfortable bed, beautiful window's view with balcony, great facilities, perfect location, good breakfast(various), very nice and helpful reception and the most important !!! Very clean-active housekeeper. Recommend for you all. ���More

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    Response from Simona T, Simona at The CaliforniaResponded yesterday

    Dear kumpanartl2017 We thank you for taking the time to share your 5 star review of your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you found the team to be friendly and helpful, and that you were able to enjoy our amazingly central location....More

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Great location, great colleagues, great breakfast, good room. Really relaxed place. I liked it a lot and it will be my hotel of choice going forward when I stay over. The colleagues working there are the icing on the cake.More

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    Response from Ana G, Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded yesterday

    Dear Nick Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our staff. We are looking forward for those coming visits and we will be here waiting for you with open arms. Thank...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • Price range
    • US$109 - US$304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    • Bloomsbury / Regent's Park / Kings Cross
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    Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
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    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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