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Welcome to the finest contemporary 4 star hotel in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

We want you to be inspired by the unusual blend of natural and man made materials. From the moment you walk in, you will appreciate the care and attention which has enriched the finest contemporary hotel in Hertfordshire. Whether you want space to work or simply to gather thoughts, open your mind to an inviting world.

Beales Hotel is ideal for hosting events such as weddings and celebrations, or corporate events and seminars, and with Christmas around the corner, where better to celebrate?

Beales Hotel direct telephone numbers

  • Bedroom reservations – 01707 288 503
  • Restaurant bookings – 01707 288 500
  • Meetings – 01707 288 505
  • Weddings – 01707 288 502
  • Celebrations – 01707 288 502
  • Accounts – 020 8216 3907
  • Training – 020 8216 3949
  • Sales – 020 8216 3909
  • Estates / Gardens – 020 8440 3402
  • Hotel Switchboard – 01707 288 500
  • General Manager – 01707 288 501
  • Managing Director – 020 8216 3904
  • Finance Director – 020 8216 3905
  • February 2014

    Good afternoon Lyndsey,

    I hope you are well.

    Firstly please accept my sincere apologies for not getting feedback to you sooner but I was out of the office until Monday and it has been crazy ever since!!

    I would like to thank you and everyone at Beales that looked after us last Tuesday/Wednesday. Everything went really well and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.

    Would you mind passing on an extra special thank you to Linda please for ensuring everything ran so well, sourcing the 2 flip charts that we asked for at the last minute but most importantly for looking after me at lunchtime too – I am sure she will know what I am referring too.

    Many thanks once again.

    Kind regards,

    Maria Ward

    Executive PA to the Vice President, Marketing, Finance & HR Directors for Cereal Partners UK & Australia Region

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  • March 2014

    Hello there,

    Myself and 2 colleague’s stayed on the above date in readiness for work support on Sunday at an Event in London..

    The rooms were very comfortable, great showers & bathroom facilities. Good comfy bed, although feathers a small issue for myself and allergies.

    The Bar Team were polite & helpful, allowing us to order sandwiches despite a busy event taking place – 40th Birthday I think.

    In addition, we were able to access breakfast slightly early to facilitate our departure which was appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Justine Clark Business Analyst – Project Manager

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  • March 2014

    Hi Andrew,

    I just wanted to say thank you again for your generous contributions towards the evening on Saturday. Having heard about your generosity with the space, staff and free courses, one of our donors agreed to fund the rest of the costs for the evening. Thank you for inspiring them.

    The evening went very well. It started with examples of Steps work on tables, followed by a nice starter and meal. We then presented the work of Step to the guests followed by dessert and drinks. The conversations were animated and stimulating. It is always a joy to hear peoples responses to our work. Our guests were grateful towards your generosity too. I hope the mention of your involvement brings in more business. So far the evening has raised £6,200 for the year and there will also be some gift aid to reclaim too. We aimed to raise at least £10,000 from the evening and feel well on our way towards it. We are currently writing to the guests to thank them for coming and to see if they would like to support Step in the future. I hope to write to you next week with a clear picture of what Step raised.

    Kindest regards

    Chris Birch-Evans

    Step Director
    telling the next generation...

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  • March 2014


    We enjoyed our stay very much and thought the hotel was very nice - would definitely stay again if an occasion arose.

    Very nice staff and facilities

    Best Wishes

    Angela Samuels

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  • February 2014

    Hi Lyndsey and Andrew

    A really big thank you from Gabbie and I.

    You really exceeded our expectations! Everyone was so professional and friendly; we could not have wanted for any more.

    It was lovely to have stayed overnight and to have breakfast in the restaurant.

    So happy we choose you.

    Thanks again.

    Best wishes

    Steve and Gabbie

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  • February 2014

    Hi Lyndsey,

    I just wanted to say thanks for our event on Thursday night. As always , the hotel staff were efficient and helpful. The meal was superb. Everyone felt that it was the best food that we have had at an event like this. Please pass on our thanks to the whole team.

    I will get the contract for the AGM back to you by the middle of next week.


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  • February 2014

    Hi Lyndsey,

    I just wanted to say thanks for our event on Thursday night. As always , the hotel staff were efficient and helpful. The meal was superb. Everyone felt that it was the best food that we have had at an event like this. Please pass on our thanks to the whole team.

    I will get the contract for the AGM back to you by the middle of next week.


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  • January 2014

    Nicole 18th Thank you!

    Dear Chris,

    A note to thank you and all your staff for the most wonderful evening on Saturday. It was all perfect! The food was delicious, Sumi, Keiren and Mark and staff so obliging, the DJ fab! Nicole had a wonderful time and so did we! Many compliments from family and friends about the venue -thanks for all that you and Akasha did to make it happen.

    With kind regards,


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  • January 2014

    Dear Linda

    I am sorry that I am only emailing you now. I was away last week on training and only work part time and was not at a desk to access my emails to send you a massive Thank You. It is my first day back in the office today and the feedback I have received following the students visit to Beales Hotel has been amazing. You really made both the students and my colleague alike feel most welcome. The visit achieved everything we set out as appropriate for their qualification and the photographs they took whilst during their visit really captured ‘Housekeeping’ in its element.

    It was wonderful that you were able to accommodate my request and I thank you and your colleagues for their time and energy with this visit.

    Best Wishes


    Onslow St Audrey’s School

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  • January 2014

    Dear Mr Hall

    I am not too sure who was ultimately responsible for our lovely dinner, bed and breakfast treat, but I'm sure that it was a team effort. After having just mentioned that I was treating my husband of 29 years to an overnight treat in your hotel (although we live within walking distance of your Hatfield Hotel!), we were really touched when our complimentary wine was upgraded to a bottle of champagne because it was our 29th wedding anniversary.

    Also the "Happy Anniversary" piped onto our dessert plates in both French and English just topped it all.

    The atmosphere in the restaurant was just how we like it: quiet, unhurried with lovely background music. We were able to enjoy our meal without feeling rushed. The food was outstanding, well presented and beautifully cooked!

    The breakfast the next morning was also superb!

    Despite a few hiccups to begin with when I made the booking, I am so glad that Carla managed to persuade me not to cancel!

    Once again, many many thanks for a short but memorable overnight stay.

    Kind regards

    Lynette and Nick Sharp

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  • January 2014

    Dear all,

    I received some excellent feedback from Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust meeting yesterday. Lynne Cross comments were to Thank Linda Purton for all her help and insuring that their meeting went brilliantly due to a bumpy start.

    Well done Linda!

    Kind regards,

    Karla Snow
    Reception Supervisor - Beales Hotel

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  • December 2013

    Hi Akasha,

    There has only been positive feedback about our lunch. Everyone has said how nice the food was and that they were all generous servings. Also servers were great, very attentive and the food was all served at the same time.

    Thank you again!



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  • December 2013

    Hi Akasha

    Just to let you know we had a super evening again this year at the Christmas party and the D J was very good and the food was lovely and hot!

    Many thanks and kind regards.


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  • December 2013


    I just wanted to say thank you for a great party last night. Everyone really enjoyed it and it the event was well organised by your team. I hope you did not have any trouble from anyone in our party?

    Thanks once again

    Kind Regards


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  • December 2013

    Hi Akasha

    Fabulous night last night. Thank you for all your time and effort on our behalf. Also please can you pass on our thanks to Mr Beale for the wine and bacon rolls! They were very much appreciated by all.

    Have an enjoyable Christmas

    Paul Simon,
    St George’s School Harpenden

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  • December 2013

    Hi Karla.

    Just a quick note to say thanks to all the staff for a great New Year’s Eve Party. Everyone was efficient and very attentive also friendly a real credit to the hotel, please pass on our thanks.

    Tim Waller

    Pamella Phillips

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  • December 2013

    Hi Akasha

    I just wanted to say thank you for your excellent communication and smooth booking for this event at Beales and to congratulate all the staff for making Christmas Day such a wonderful day for my parents, myself and partner. We had such a good time and I wondered could you please pass on our thanks to all staff, especially our compliments to the chef as the food was exceptional and I know the Carvery was the first time experience for Beales but I would like to say that personally we all thought it a great success and would definitely recommend to all our friends and book for next year if possible. Thank you all once again

    Happy New Year to you all - I am also at Beales for the Black Tie Dinner Dance and I know it will be a wonderful evening.

    Sue Mariscal

  • November 2013

    Dear Andrew,

    Thank you very much on behalf of Hertfordshire Young Farmers Club for organising our Annual ball last Friday. Everyone I have spoken to was very pleased with your venue and organisation and, particularly, how delicious the food was.

    Many thanks again,


    Will Dickinson
    Cross Farm

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  • November 2013

    Herts YFC Ball

    Hi Katie, just want to say thanks very much for all the help we had Friday evening. The venue looked great and the food was lovely, congrats to the chef, which Sam did in his speak (county chairman). Also I have had members saying that it was good that they only waited a few minutes to get served at the bar, which is brilliant.

    Thanks again and we have a county meeting next week, I am sure it will be decided that they would like to come back again. Venue is so central for everyone in the county.

    Many thanks again



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  • November 2013

    Dear Andrew

    I wanted to personally contact you regarding my wife Sylvia’s “special” birthday party on Saturday. The party has been in the planning stage for over a year and we looked at a number of hotels in Hertfordshire and decided on Beales after being shown around by Akasha.

    Right from the start of the process she has been extremely professional, initially showing us the many ways of dividing the function room and advising on best positioning for the band, food and bar.

    She also advised us with regard costing and decoration. Throughout the process she has been responsive to questions and suggestions and settled our nerves as the day approached.

    On Saturday we had over 90 people attending from all over the country (and Cyprus !) so it was important to us that the day went smoothly.

    We needn’t have worried. From the check in staff, who were very efficient to Alex the duty manager who dealt with us and responded to our requests in a positive and resourceful way (and not forgetting the barman who worked tirelessly until 4am !) everyone we came in contact with had a smile on their face.

    On the Sunday morning there was an large influx of people into the breakfast area at around 9am – once again your staff dealt with everyone patiently and skilfully.

    So, in conclusion, I wanted to thank all at Beales involved in the successful arrangements and running of our party. Everyone who attended has complimented us on the choice of hotel and had a fantastic evening and overnight stay.

    Please pass on our best wishes to your staff and we look forward to our next “special” event at Beales hotel.

    Yours sincerely

    Gary Court ( on behalf of Sylvia Court)

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  • Herts County Young Farmers Club Ball - Friday 29 November


    This is just a short email to compliment you on your hotel and staff. We held our annual YFC Ball on Friday evening, and had a wonderful evening. The room looked stunning and the food was plentiful and delicious, and your staff could not have been more attentive and helpful.

    I would like to especially thank James, for all his assistance on the evening.

    Thank you once again for a very enjoyable evening.

    Kinds Regards

    Wendy Hunter

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  • November 2013

    Friday 8th November at Beales Hotel


    Please thank all your colleagues for the excellent and friendly service for our Lunch on Friday.

    I believe Paul Hoskins passed on thanks to the Chef.

    Everyone enjoyed their meal (for some their first visit to the hotel) so much so they have asked me to book next year.

    It would be the same day as it follows World Travel Market: I will advise the exact date as soon as possible.

    Let's hope we have the restaurant to ourselves - this was an added bonus.

    Kind regards

    Diana Hall

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  • November 2013

    Guelph Lodge Ladies Night

    Hi Akasha, Hope you had a nice birthday !! This is just to say THANK YOU to you, Kieren and ‘the Boys’ for our Ladies Night last Saturday. It all went off really well and we all enjoyed the whole evening. The meal was very good and I heard of no complaints !!!

    All the best Yours, Mike Smith.

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  • October 2013


    Dear Staff @Beales Hotel

    Despite of your staff discount, we had a most wonderful time at Hatfield Beales Hotel during our brief staying in England. Please accept our thanks for the great hospitality we received during our stay at your hotel. Not to be mentioned the wonderful family dinner we had at the West Lodge Park. Also we like to to extend our thanks to restaurant staff. As an admirer of the seventeenth century British Paintings, I was so fortunate to view the collections of the magnificent works of Mary Beale's original paintings and to understand the historical connection to the Hotel and its patrons.

    Thank you again.

    Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

    Sincerely, Pushpika and Ranjith Wijesinghe

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  • November 2013

    My husband and I just spent two very pleasant nights in your comfortable and stylish hotel in Hatfield. There were a number of things we liked particularly:

    Efficient and charming staff on reception - Amena Hassan on our arrival on Wednesday evening; unfortunately we didn't register the name of the young lady on the later shift on our second night, who was outstanding and amongst other things, resolved a tricky bureaucratic problem for us. Also, the morning shift waitress in the restaurant.

    The scrambled eggs were out of this world.

    Liked the art work and really approve of your promotion of local art talent.

    Lovely rooms.

    We plan to recommend this hotel if anyone asks.

    Yes, really lovely staff. You train them well.

    Renate & Russell Miller

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