We didn't stay at this hotel, but just popped in for a couple of cocktails. Very nice drinks served by the barman. Couldn't find a menu so we didn't stay to eat.
The furniture is not for the vegetarians.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
Nicely decorated hotel with very distinctive features inside.
Staff were very helpful even though there was a wedding going on.
The outside was very colourful with Ivy and flowers everywhere.
Great place to sit outside and have a drink watching the world go by.
This was a wedding anniversary stay of 3 nights midweek. As when we stayed previously we found the staff friendly, welcoming and efficient. The room was 218 (William Tassell Suite) and was delightful (see room tips for more information). We had our border collie with us and he was made very welcome by everyone.
We had originally booked a DBB deal (The Grape Escape) in one of the Courtyard rooms, but decided to upgrade to a Junior Suite and were surprised not to be offered a similar deal to encourage us to dine in rather than go out to eat in the town. However, after a bit of a false start, we negotiated an offer which meant that we received a free bottle of Italian wine, (advertised as £35 on the wine list) with each meal. The dinners were superb and the ambiance of the Cathedral Gardens facing restaurant was informal and lively (despite the fact that we stayed midweek). Waiter service breakfast was also exceptional.
All in all a great stay and we would definitely visit again. We agree that some areas of the hotel (mainly corridors) are looking a little careworn, and could do with some work, but really nothing to complain about. We have also stayed in the sister hotel Salthouse Harbour in Ipswich and would thoroughly recommend it - especially the Penthouse Suites.
With a friendly welcome from the very helpful staff, easy check in, and very nice comfortable rooms I don't hesitate to recommend this hotel. We booked through booking.com which was easy and gave us a discount. The hotel is lovely with lots of quirky ornaments and design features. The bed was very comfortable and we both had a good nights sleep. It is bang in central Bury opposite the Abbey and very near the Cathedral (well worth a visit too). The breakfast is very good too, from a menu not a buffet so freshly cooked, with a wide range of leaf teas or coffee. Not the cheap option but well worth the money.
Nothing outside to confirm you've reached your destination, and noone answered the phone when I called to verify the unlabelled building was the hotel.
No indication of where to park but discovered pay and display out front, and small car park out the back where you have to block each other in and leave your keys with reception - if they don't answer the phone, can they be trusted to get you out in the morning?
Inside the building the decor is lovely but
and you stumble accross reception rather than being guided by the odd sign or 2.
After 2 hours in the car this was all a bit frustrating!
I was taken to my room - nice touch, but the decor got progressively worse. The walls were yellow and battered and I suddenly felt I was in a different hotel.
All very clean and comfy bed so good nights sleep which is the main thing, just wish they got the basics right.
We stayed at The Angel for our honeymoon and we try and go back as often as possible - we love it. Great food, staff and suroundings. The abby gardens opposite, cathedral and many lovely shops, cafes and restaurants. Well worth a visit :))))