We stayed here as a lovely weekend break thanks to a TravelZoo deal. It was a very good price and we had a great stay overall. It's a 10min drive to St Albans city centre (which is lovely) and right by the Galleria outlet centre, which was good to wander around.
Our dinner was very tasty - I highly recommend the ice cream for dessert; it was the best either of us had ever tasted. The hotel is obviously proud (and rightly so) of its local produce and artwork from local artists, which is a nice touch. Breakfast was also delicious and good quality. A lot of the food had gone (and wasn't replaced) by 10am, but that serves us right for not getting up earlier. I would advise you to be careful of the plates - they were absolutely boiling hot, to the point where I hurt myself and we could only hold them with napkins.
The room unfortunately wasn't as clean as I had hoped. The first bad sign was that the toilet hadn't been flushed (maybe not even cleaned, then?!) before our arrival - not what you want to be greeted with! There were also a few stains here and there on cushions. Other than that, the hotel seemed clean and well-kept. The bar is small, but it was very quiet - we were the only people there. There was a good selection of wines and they were a reasonable price, plus it was nice to be able to order a carafe.
Check-in and check-out was very speedy and the staff was friendly. All in all, a nice stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stunning contemporary four star hotel, built in 2004, independently owned and run by the nine generation Beale family, with award winning cuisine, restaurant and bar, 53 bedrooms with modern facilities, excellent conference and banqueting areas, free unlimited parking with high speed electric charging for all models of electric cars. Over 130 original works of art throughout the building. Free membership of the Hertfordshire Sports Village (large pool, gym etc) less than 5 minutes walk away. Quiet location despite such a central position in Hatfield. Close to Hatfield House, St Albans, Knebworth House and trains to London. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Superbreak UK, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, HotelQuickly, LateRooms, 5viajes2012 S.L., Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Beales Hatfield Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Beales Hotel Hatfield
- Hatfield Beales Hotel
- Beales Hatfield Hotel Hertfordshire