Guestbook: Bar Mitzvahs

April, 2018

Dear Lyndsey
As you know, Rosalyn and I hosted our sons' Barmitzvah party in your hotel in March 2018
Now, I must admit that when my wife suggested Beales Hotel, I did have my reservations
But, how wrong was I !!
Beales Hotel is a fairly modern hotel, which is very well located and easy to find (according to many of our guests)
The facilities were sufficient for our needs and we stayed in a sensibly sized bed room, which was clean and tidy
The food / Restaurant - When we were invited to attend the 'Tasting' (some months prior to the main event) I wondered if I would be happy ............ As it turned out, the food was great, there is an excellent chef and team in the Kitchen. As you all know, I subsequently decided to have my own Birthday Lunch in the Hotel
As far as money is concerned, Beales Hotel is competitively priced. But, what makes the Hotel stand out is the fact that there are NO add ons !!! In fact, I found the hotel to be more than generous and considerate. I must have had at least 2 or 3 free coffees and I even received a very small refund on the monies I paid up front to the Hotel. These gestures were unexpected and much appreciated.
I leave the best till last !!
What helped to make our Party so wonderful was Beales Hotel ----------- The Staff
My wife informs me that you, Lyndsey Crouch have been great to liaise with, that you helped and assisted in any way you could and you carried out everything as discussed and agreed, with out fault. Thank you very much for all your time and attention to detail.
Francis Johnson - Food and Beverage Manager - at the risk of embarrassing him, a true professional ! I have been to many Hotels and Restaurants ....... Francis is a gentleman, kind and generous. His welcome, right from the very start, at the food tasting really set the tone for what was to come. His team appear to adore him.
On the evening, during our main Party, Francis and his team worked so very hard to make sure that our guests ( some of whom I know can be quite awkward) were happy. The food was amazing and Francis had remembered and the Chef had carried out ALL our requests ........... including extra Lemon in the Tarts and extra Strawberry Ice cream !!!
I would also like to make special mention of both Charlotte and Mark, who I felt both assisted us, above and beyond the call of duty. So very helpful ............ Nothing was ever too much trouble. I wish you well for your futures.
All in all, Beales Hotel carried out its' work in a most excellent and efficient manner. It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with you all and I would not hesitate to recommend you to other people, friends and family
I wish you all, Good health, Happiness and BE LUCKY !!

February, 2017

Hi Lyndsey

Thank you for your email.

We have just about recovered from the weekend. We all had a fab time, the room looked stunning, the food was lovely and the staff really friendly and obliging. Callum managed the event well and everything went smoothly.

Thank you for all your help with organising our event, and I am sure we will visit Beales again in the future.

Best wishes

Nicky, Nick, Talia & Shana

September, 2016

My colleague Jo said that everything was great and hotel staff were so very helpful

Thank you again

Michelle Kramer

Operations Manager/PA to David Kaplan - Community Services Division
United Synagogue

December, 2015

Hi Lyndsey,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff at Beales for making our party go so well on Saturday. Everyone had a great time.

The room looked amazing, the food was delicious and the staff were lovely!

Special thank you to Pawel who made everything run smoothly and the hotel manager for very kindly letting us borrow his laptop to show the photos when we ran into technical problems!

It really was a memorable evening.


September, 2015

Aron's Bar Mitzvah

Dear Lyndsey,

Hope you're well. We've now had the official photographs delivered, so we would like to make the following testimony:

We've just held our second Bar Mitzvah of the family at Beales Hotel, Hatfield and are thrilled to say that Beales have once again done an amazing job for us, making our Simcha a very happy occasion.

Lyndsey, of the event organisation team, dealt with all the arrangements in the lead up to the big night, and Theo, the Event Manager, was there on the evening to make sure everything run smoothly. Both of them were extremely, pleasant, professional and organised to deal with. They communicated the information well between the two of them, and were always there at the end of the phone or email to efficiently handle any queries or requests we had.

Sadly, we don't have any more children to arrange a Bar Mitzvah, but if we did, we would not look further than Beales, and we can happily recommend the same to anyone else! Roll on future special Birthdays, engagement parties and weddings, because we'll be back in touch Beales!

Hope that's okay Lyndsey but when you cut and paste it out of my email to put it on the website or whatever else you may put it on, feel free to tweak anything not quite right for you.

I have (hopefully) attached some photos of the room, but let me know if you want any of the actual evening with the party going on.

Thanks again Lyndsey to both you and Theo for being so brilliant, and please do pass on my comments to Theo as well.

Best wishes

Julie & Mike x

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