Archangel is an upmarket restaurant and bar with accommodation in 10 rooms. It is an excellent boutique accommodation option that is well suited to the type of people who enjoy visiting Frome.
It is in an old building that dates back to the Domesday Book and there has been an inn here since the early 14th century, although the current incarnation of Archangel is a lot more stylish than you would expect for a historic hotel.
Entry to the hotel is via the ground floor bar and restaurant, which has a small reception area.
All rooms have comfortable beds with feather duvets, a flat-screen TV and en suite bathroom facilities. Some of the rooms have zinc roll-top baths.
The in-room decor is mostly contemporary with some baroque features. Rooms have a colour scheme with liberal use of purple plus oak floorboards and exposed beams in some of the rooms.
The bar and restaurant downstairs can get lively at times and this may be an issue if you’re a light sleeper.
The bar downstairs has a great atmosphere with open fireplaces and comfortable leather sofas although most of the dining areas are in a modern floating glass cube and there is also a lovely rustic courtyard area.
Archangel can be a relatively affordable place to stay if you’re visiting outside the peak season, although prices increase considerably if you’re staying here while Frome’s monthly market is on.
It is a great accommodation option that is ideal if you’re looking to stay in a small boutique hotel with loads of character. It is perfect if you’re the type of person who is attracted to Frome.
Archangel is tucked away on King Street just around the corner from Market Place in the heart of Frome. Virtually everything of interest in Frome is no more than a four-minute walk from here. The D2 Discover bus from Bath stops a one-minute walk around the corner, although the railway station is a 12-minute walk from here.