The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny, Brecon Beacons National Park

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The Angel Hotel – perfect for exploring Brecon Beacons

The Angel Hotel was a short stay on my UK National Park challenge. Although, I have to admit I could have easily spent a couple of days there. Both the immediate location of The Angel Hotel and beautiful surrounding area of the Brecon Beacons National Park meant I had plenty of things to see and do whilst I was there.

Address:

15 Cross Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5EN

Location:

The Angel Hotel is located in the town of Abergavenny. The town itself is outside the east of Brecon Beacon National Park. But only a few miles drive from stunning scenery so the perfect location to explore.

Abergavenny town is small but includes a wide range of shops and restaurants. Also Abergavenny Market is a 2-minute walk from the hotel which is worth a visit.

Nearby locations – (Cardiff – 32 miles, Swansea – 50 miles, Hereford – 25 miles and Bristol – 48 miles)

Hotel facilities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • In-house restaurant – The Oak Room
  • Room service 7am-10pm
  • Laundry facilities
  • Local bakery (next door)
  • Outside courtyard
  • Comfortable bar area with open fire
  • Banqueting and meeting facilities

Options:

  • Executive room
  • Superior room
  • Deluxe room
  • Deluxe suite
  • Additional accommodation off-site (Castle Cottage/ The Lodge)  click here for details

Cost:

  • Executive room from £109
  • Superior room from £129
  • Deluxe room from £159
  • Deluxe suite from £188
  • Castle Cottage from £230/ The Lodge from £250
  • Special offers available – click here for offers

*Prices correct at time of writing. For latest rates click here: Hotel rates

About The Angel Hotel

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The Angel Hotel is a luxurious 4-star hotel in the heart of Abergavenny. And a perfect location for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park. There are 35 rooms in the main hotel. As well as additional options off-site. During my visit, I stayed in The Angel Hotel’s Deluxe Suite.

From the outside, I don’t think you realise how big the hotel is. From the small but welcoming reception area, there are additional rooms leading off to their restaurant, bar and also a cosy lounge. And towards the rear of the hotel, there’s a huge ballroom with separate bar area.

Additional smaller meeting rooms are hidden around the hotel with also a secret cellar (ok it’s not secret now that I’ve told you) that’s been converted into a great meeting/social area. Perfect for an afternoon tea which The Angel Hotel is famous for!

Arrival & Check-in

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Challenge one was first finding The Angel Hotel car park. Simple if you have good sat nav but mine took me down a one-way street past the front of the building. A nice little tour of the town centre though! The car park is at the rear of the building. Take the side road (Lower Castle Street) to the left of the hotel, past The Angel Bakery and it’s easy to find.

The car park is small but I luckily found a space. I walked through the rear of the hotel and eventually came across reception. Check-in process was so speedy, I had barely put my bag on the floor before I was being shown to my room. I was given the all-important information about breakfast times, then it was time to relax.

The Angel hotel Deluxe suite

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The Angel Hotel Deluxe suite is stunning. As a listed building the rooms have not been altered but this layout worked perfectly. A large and very comfy looking bed at the top of the room. Leading on to a sofa area facing a large flat screen TV on the wall. And a door leading to my en-suite bathroom, with awesome shower and a bath. I do love my baths!

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My room is well lit by two large windows with the heaviest curtains I’ve ever drawn. At the far end of the room, a desk which would have made a perfect place to work from…. had I not settled for a spot on the sofa with my laptop.

The coffee table had a welcome tray with water and a selection of tempting fruit, much healthier for me as I had been eating a lot of chocolate!. There was also a huge plant pot display which looked lovely but I  had to relocate it to the floor so I could spread my work out on the table.

Breakfast at The Angel Hotel

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Breakfast was included with my room but they also offer breakfast for guests not staying at the hotel. As you find in most hotels there’s a continental breakfast buffet area. You can help yourself to cereal, fruit juices and baked goods from The Angel Bakery across the road.
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In addition, you can order items off the menu. There’s pretty much every breakfast combination that you could think of. From a Full English to poached eggs with hollandaise sauce (that’s what I opted for).

The ladies serving breakfast were particularly attentive and lovely. I was seconds from getting up to top my apple juice when she appeared from nowhere and offered to refill my glass. It’s like I’d summoned her with magic apple juice powers, ha ha!

Facilities at The Angel Hotel

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The Angel Hotel has plenty of areas to sit and relax. There is a cosy lounge to sit and read or enjoy a drink next to reception. And a homely bar with an open fire where you can opt to have breakfast if you prefer.

The hotel also has a fine dining restaurant The Oak Room which I noticed photos of lovely food all over Instagram.

And for larger events, there are a range of different sized meeting rooms, from the secret cellar to the huge ballroom.

Overall thoughts

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During my time in the Brecon Beacons National Park, I was planning on doing a few hikes. The hotel was able to provide some fantastic information sheets on different walks and activities that you can do. Including directions and general information about each place. Just ask at reception for these.

I particularly liked the Angel Bakery, it’s like a magic shop full of treats. And if you’re planning to some walking during your time in the Brecon Beacons, it’s a great place to stock up on energy supplies.

The Angel Hotel has a wonderful atmosphere and has great attention to detail. Around the hotel, there are wonderful pictures and I also noticed several orchid plants. No idea how they have so many I can’t even look after one in my own house (mine now has no flowers!). I found all the staff welcoming and friendly during my stay and it’s somewhere I would certainly want to visit again.

Keep following for more information on my time in The Brecon Beacons National Park.

Read more about my challenge here: Ultimate UK Road Trip & Hiking Challenge

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The Angel Hotel Abergavenny, Brecon Beacons, Wales

For further information or to book go to www.angelabergavenny.com

 

*I was a guest at The Angel Hotel. However, all views and opinions are my own.

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