History & Heritageof The Angel Hotel

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Our Property

Originally the site of a 17th century dwelling known as the Red House, The Angel Hotel stood across what is now Castle Street, and was built near the city’s West Gate by General Thomas Morgan, who had fought heroically in the English Civil War.

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A signature corner plot

When the Red House burned down in 1770, an inn known as the Cardiff Arms was constructed in the same site, which when The Marquess of Bute arrived in the city, he made his home. The Bute family later decided to demolish the property as part of Cardiff’s major redevelopment, leaving a prime triangular plot where The Angel Hotel still stands to this day.

The Guestbook

For decades, every British prime minister visiting Cardiff stayed at The Angel Hotel due to its luxurious appeal, but the most iconic moment came in 1965 when The Beatles waved to screaming fans from above the portico as they made their way to the bedrooms. Also packed full of local faces, our guestbook includes legends Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey and Richard Burton to name a few.

The Clocktower Suite

During Her Majesty’s Royal Jubilee Tour in 1977, the Queen’s entourage – two dukes, the Master of the Queen’s Horse and the Corps of Gentlemen - stayed in rooms 100 & 101. Now known as the Clocktower Suite, this grand meeting room holds up to 15 people and is the ideal venue for meetings and lectures alike.

Modern standards of service

The Angel Hotel has a long history of stellar customer service, having played host to many a famous face. Our team remains firmly committed to providing an excellent service, going above and beyond to meet the needs of each and every guest that walks through the doors.

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