This was a hotel of contrasts.
The excellent part:
- the location: King's Cross St. Pancras tube station 20 meters, the train station across the street, bars, fast food, shops with 24 hours service within 100 meters;
- the staff: friendly and professional, to be honest, I like it when people look me in the eye when asking how I am;
- the breakfast: full English breakfast was promised at the time of booking and the promise was kept. Now, this wasn't an English Breakfastish meal, it was the real thing (mushrooms, tomato, beans, bacon, sausage, toast), yoghurt, jam, butter and fresh bread was also available.
The bad part:
- the room I got was tiny. Really, really, tiny. I mean I was able to move around, but that's basically it;
- it was a bit cold in the rooms, the heater was on, but the window might not be insulated well enough.
Anyway, it was money well spent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The California is a charming, modern and quirky 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. We have high speed WiFi is throughout the hotel and have a fantastic little bar, lounge and private terrace for our guests to enjoy. We serve a great breakfast, and this is complimentary when you book directly with us, on our website or over the phone. Welcome to The California London. Visit anytime, explore every time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- California Hotel London