Fodor's Expert Review Angel Posting House and Livery

91 High St., Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3DP, England

Guildford was once famous for its coaching inns, and this handsome, 500-year-old hotel is the last to survive. Guest rooms have reproductions of antiques, and marble-lined bathrooms; about half are in the original stone building, while the rest are in a modern annex. The courtyard, where coaches and horses clattered to a stop, is open to the sky. There's a salon with a fireplace and minstrels' gallery, and the 13th-century stone-vaulted crypt serves as the backdrop for an elegant bar. There is no in-house restaurant, but there is a branch of the excellent casual dining chain, Bill's, on the same site.

PROS

  • historic building
  • central location
  • unique and quirky character

CONS

  • some rooms suffer from poor ventilation and get very hot in summer
  • in need of some renovation
  • location can be noisy

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Casual
Central
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01483-564555

HOTEL DETAILS

21 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals
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