- Built in 1452, the award-winning Angel Hotel is on one of the prettiest squares in the country, opposite the Abbey Gardens. Angel Hotel offers traditional Georgian elegance and charm, mixed with modern design. It won 'Best Large Hotel' from East of England Tourism (2009). In the lounge, choose from Italian cappuccinos or fine English teas. With its log fire, it is a popular meeting place for local people. The refurbished Angel Eaterie, with its stunning artwork and stylish design, is open from 12:00 until 21:30. The hotel has been visited by kings, queens, actors and writers. One such guest was Charles Dickens, who mentioned the Angel Hotel in The Pickwick Papers.