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The California

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 same treatement?

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

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 our rooms are different and unique in their own way so if you would like...

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 for a job well done.

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

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 the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 on business *the rooms have a sort of random assortment of furniture. The first room...

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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 that you had some dislikes and concerns during your stay. Hope you will give us...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a side road which helps reduce the traffic noise but you are in central London...

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

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 have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future. King Regards, Andreea

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stay, only slight miss was room was a bit warm. Would stay again, great value, location and breakfast. The hotel was also nicely decorated and the staff were friendly and accessible at all times

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Dear scottab817, I would firstly like to thank you for choosing to stay with us. The California team are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will come back to stay with us again. Breakfast is one of your main things we pride us on here at the California were you get a great selection...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel which is extremely convenient for St. Pancras. Family friendly yet quiet and comfortable. The Hotel bar is an asset and was fairly busy on the evening we stayed, but had a good atmosphere.

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Dear 262bluegin, I would firstly like to thank you for choosing to stay with us. I would also like to thank you for writing a revue here on Tripadvisor. The California team are really glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. Apart from the hotel we also hope that you got to enjoy London as well. We...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent stay. The facilities, staff and food were superb! Would definitely recommend. The cleanliness was excellent and the staff were always ready to help. Good access all round and overall it made for a very enjoyable stay. Would love to go back!

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Dear Adrian, I am extremely happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would definitely recommend us. I hope we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the hotel is excellent, you can reach the underground station in 20 steps, the staff is really kind and helpful, but the rooms are too small and noisy and the breakfast wasn't good....

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Dear Ana, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found my team to be really kind and helpful. I am terribly saddened that the breakfast was not up to your preferred standard and i sincerely apologise for that. Hope...

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at the start of our vacation to the UK. We came in on the Picadilly Line from Heathrow and had a very short walk to the hotel. Every time we entered the hotel we were greeted by very friendly staff. We had upgraded our room to one with a floating bed; our...

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Dear PTinVA, Thank you very much for taking the time to share you review regarding your stay with us. It is always a pleasure to read about a guest's experience where everything went well and i am extremely happy that you would consider to stay with us again if you return to London. Hope to have the pleasure of your...

Grantham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent individually designed hotel, great find especially with it being so close to Kings Cross and the Eurostar stations. Staff were great, hotel very clean, room on the small side but very adequate for a short stay.

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Dear Josephine, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. It is always a pleasure to read about a guest's experience where everything went well. I am extremely happy that you found my team to be great and the Hotel to be very clean. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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 

Additional Information about The California

Address: 4-8 Belgrove Street, London WC1H 8AB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Regent's Park / Kings Cross
Price Range: $187 - $379 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Ask for a larger room up front”
aatkm, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“No lift so check if stairs are a problem and upgrade from basic price”
PFogg7, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“upper and the rear of hotel for quiet.”
NicolaR383, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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