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Best Western The Hatfield Hotel

3.5 / 5
1093 Avis Tripadvisor
The Esplanade, Lowestoft, NR33 0QG Grande Bretagne  Copié !
TEL : +44 1502 565337
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Air conditionné dans l'hôtel
Réception 24h/24
Parking gratuit
Wifi gratuite
Restaurant à proximité
Service d'étage

Services chambre

Fer et planche à repasser
Les points forts

Services hôtel

Air conditionné dans l'hôtel
Réception 24h/24
Parking gratuit
Wifi gratuite
Restaurant à proximité
Service d'étage

Services chambre

Fer et planche à repasser


Superbe vue sur la mer, chambres élégantes et large choix de choses à faire et à voir : le Best Western The Hatfield Hotel est le lieu de séjour idéal pour se détendre et profiter de l'ambiance très agréable de la ville en bord de mer de Lowestoft.Vous serez accueilli chaleureusement à l'hôtel par un personnel enjoué et serviable.


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"Excellent experience"
Jenny T, 15 Juillet 2024

We visit every year and this year did not disappoint. We received outstanding service from Joe, Steven and Jade, even Caven on work experience. I would recommend this hotel and the location is excellent. The first night we had disturbed sleep due to ill behaving other residents but the hotel sorted it and gave us a new room and helped with our baggage. I will book again for next year.

"Disappointed - but still would go back"
Terri W, 09 Juillet 2024

Arrived early and waited on the terrace- which is absolutely glorious in the glorious Sunshine until our rooms were ready. I was with an elderly relative so had requested an accessible room fir them. We were given 2 adjoining rooms on the 1st floor. Both rooms were lively. One was a twin room so the 2 beds had been joined to form a huge bed. The other was a standard Double. Both immaculately clean. I had requested sea dancing rooms. My room looked out over tge top of an extension so whilst I could see the sea it was not what I had envisioned. My Mother's view was across the apex of the refurbished extension so mainly was seagull poop and a roof! The facilities in the Hotel are good. There is a lift. However, the access to the restararant/breakfast area is definately not disability friendly with a set of about 5/6 stairs to reach the dining area and then a step down again midway into a slightly lower level with no signage so could be a hazard. Breakfast is absolutely amazing! Definately to be recommended! Evening meals varied- the fish and chips we had on our first night were unbelievable. The following night's meal was mediocre at gest so assumed a different chef. The major issue was noise! Well that and the complete nonchalant response I received when I complained. From early hours of the morning I and my Mother were woken by the night staff vacuuming, moving furnishing and generally being inconsiderate to the guests in the rooms above the bar area. I spoke to the receptionist each time and then to the Assistant Manager. Each time I was fobbed off with "oh Sorry. We will talk to the night staff so it does not happen again" Yet the next time it did - and to date I have had zero communication from the hotel. SO - would I stay again- absolutely! Would I recommend the Hotel - Definately. Just do not stay in rooms 102 or 103 or you definately will have interrupted sleep and the sea view are minimal

"Best Western"
PIPSAUCER, 09 Juillet 2024

Lovely location, good breakfast, lovely ouside seating area overlooking the beach. a joy to stay there.

"Serve drunk customer"
Wayne H, 18 Juin 2024

Use place requarly.and always happy friendly atmosphere.this particular occasion disappointing.no management control.served a clearly loud steaming drunk customer.very disappointed normally it's out go.cannot believe it 😔😔😔

"Fair hotel with a good restaurant"
Simon G, 16 Juin 2024

Room was small and in need of upgrading, but the bed was comfortable enough and the shower was good. Had a really nice evening meal, with friendly servers Maisy, Susan and Rose. Bar area is nice. Car parking just across the road from the hotel.

"Lovely hotel"
nadinesargent, 08 Juin 2024

Stayed here twice now and love it here. Service is great, staff polite and helpful. Beach is right outside the hotel and the view is stunning first thing in the morning and last thing as the sun sets. Restaurant staff are cheerful. Food is good with great gluten free options 😁 would happily stay here again

"Bad service"
Michelle E, 07 Juin 2024

After our 2nd visit of which the first one was great this time however was awful after ordering a starter and main course the main came out as we had just finished eating our starter and the plates hadn't been taken away so the main was squashed up on the table and they were rude when we mentioned we'd just finished the starter. The breakfast was also rushed the waitress asked if we were ready to order as we were getting our hot drinks and when we said no not yet she rolled her eyes and sighed. The receptionist as we handed our card key in just ignored us and we left. The beds were hard and not comfortable at all. All in all I won't be coming back here again. Worst customer service ever

"Simply Awesome"
Steve B, 04 Juin 2024

Having spent 14 weeks staying midweek at the Hatfield can honestly say its the best Hotel in Lowestoft. Quiet rooms, good food and great service. The staff are exceptional, with special mention to Jade, Paris and Celica on the front desk who are fab and nothing is too much trouble. Joe the Manager was brill, he even went out of his way to nip to Asda and acquire more Kos Lettuce for my Caesar Salad which was above and beyond. Great chef and always happy to go off menu if the supplies are in. All in all, a brilliant hotel, well run and well staffed......will definitely be staying here again if I am Lowestoft way (and still the best Caesar Salad I have had to date ;) )

Gill A, 25 Mai 2024

Was very disappointed. Two of us ordered the salmon on rice, it was obviously kept warm for some time as it was really dry and tasteless, not sure if they've changed the chef but previously, although it was some time again, we had excellent food. Shame really as the view from the restaurant is lovely

"Comfortable hotel in good location"
Irene A, 25 Mai 2024

Really comfortable hotel (except the squeaky floorboards in my room!). The bar and restaurant were bright and modern. It was fantastic to have the option of a cooked vegan breakfast and it was the best I've ever had! The hotel overlooks the sandy beach and we spent several hours in the bar, looking out over the North Sea. The staff were friendly and helpful, especially Sarah in the restaurant who went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. If we are ever up this way again, we will definitely be staying here.

"Truly amazing wedding * Amazing venue and Wonderful Staff*"
saradF7284AO, 24 Mai 2024

We got married here on 18th May, the staff could not do enough for you, Steven and Joe the managers are very approachable and our needs were all met by the highest standard, from start to finish. Natalie and Ella and team decorated our tables and reception area beautifully, it exceeded our expectations, truly amazing friendly team at the hatfield hotel. Also Jade on reception and the lovely lady in the bar ( short blonde hair) was amazingly helpful and lovely throughout the day and day before. Everything was clean, tidy and comfortable. Our wedding breakfast 3 course meal was presented beautifully and tasted amazing so hats off to the chef and team for their hard work. Everything was well organised and calm, I cannot fault the hatfield atall, thank you for making our day amazing. Love Mr and Mrs warnes

"Be Aware the ROOM You Get May Be Nothing Like the Rooms in the Photos"
Reenactress, 23 Mai 2024

Be Very Aware the Room YOU Get May Be Nothing Like the Photos on the Website. An old historic building, the Hatfield has been upgraded in some areas/rooms but not all. My room seemed to have been last refreshed in 1965. Tho it has a lift, it has staircases internal to the floors. Go up 4 steps and down 3 to continue moving along that floor. Turn a corner and go down 11 unlit steps with no handrail, carrying your bags. Most rooms have a step-in shower set into the bathroom with a 15 inch opening: you have to wiggle thru sideways to enter the shower. Dangerous especially when exiting off a wet floor. Dangerous too if you do not have room between the shower and toilet as mine did not, to set your foot full on the floor. Like 8 inches between the two so you had to scoot and balance. Any people with any mobility issues should NOT STAY HERE. I estimate I did 50 steps that Saturday. Photos show rooms in better condition than mine, with the greasy stains on the fabric headboard. The rooms in the photos are the seaside view or newly renovated rooms with new tile, lamps, etc. Mine had a substandard size twin bed built into two walls and the closet. Open only on one side there was not a half inch spare to hang a toe out while sleeping. Any person rolling over in their sleep had nowhere to roll but the floor. For an older person, this could readily mean a broken hip, shoulder and hospital stay. Example of owner's cheapness was buying low end attached hangers that did not release the triangle part because they were mismade. Had to lean into 18 inch closet to use them. No biggie in itself but example of management's cost cutting. Too dangerous to remain in, I was afraid to sleep and wanted to be moved. They relocated me at 12:30 at night to their only free room after I'd called down for 2 hours. The night porter was also the bartender. I left everything and took my phone and put a top on over my nightgown. That was a more modern room with two regular twin beds which they pushed together to form a double. But they did not have the latch at each end to KEEP them together, so they slid apart during the night. The mattresses also had a sharp metal wire edge which woke me up when I did manage to fall asleep. I had one hour's sleep in total, with a family memorial service to attend the next morning. I returned to my official room as soon as reception was on duty. Management said ZERO to me the next morning about offering better room, but did allow me a free breakfast for the problem. Too sick after no sleep, I ate a bit of yoghurt only. I checked out and went to the Travelodge which was at least safe with properly located bed, desk, toilet, sink and shower and climate control. Refund is up in the air. I have no folio and Best Western Corporate refuses to discuss the matter. I had booked that room at Hatfield five weeks out and I am resigned to loosing $70 for the night I decamped. I just want people to know that staying on the beach may not be worth injury. I don't think Best Western inspected ALL room categories when they linked to this establishment. There is not a lot of lodging in this seaside town, but opting for the Best Western Label may be hazardous to your health and corporate will not react. Do personally inspect your room before you bring in the bags if you do stay here. The restaurant's food was good, but we had an hour wait for the main course with only 3 other couples in the dining room. I think the place is struggling. I don't want to shut them down, just to make people aware of the hazards.

"Bad experience"
Nig247, 24 Avril 2024

Very upsetting as they don't care so for disabled people really the staff is very nice. Hotel is very nice. Just the amenities is very poor for a disabled lady and husband who's come away for a week there is no shower or shower room you are shower of the bath you can't get in can't get the wife in. You have to bend over the bath and I've had to do a wash and I'm not happy about it. I feel that I should get a refund for this because it's been very very awkward having to get her in and out of the car in and out the place I have to go down the side of the hotel, I'm round the corner to the ramp to the door and get her in and she is in a wheelchair full-time so I would stay away from this place if you've got a disabled lady or disabled person not very happy at all and I don't think I'll be coming here thanks Nigel

"Front desk staff very professional"
Roy D, 16 Avril 2024

Customer Service is always to the highest level. Jade on the front desk is excellent and nothing is to much trouble, she has always gone out of her way to accommodate our needs . I have stayed at a lot of the hotels in Lowestoft and this is by far my favourite.

"Very poor carvery"
carolyncS1643TW, 16 Avril 2024

Sunday carvery with Imran as chef it was excellent but has steadily declined. Waitresses are still lovely. This week the surly chef served so so meat but the vegetables were cold and poorly cooked. Potatoes were tasteless, parsnip undercooked, carrots poor, mixed veg ok, Yorkshire puddings the smallest I have ever seen and hard, and a dreadful messy dish which I think was a broccoli concoction. Come on Hotel Hatfield you can do so much better

"Luke warm carvery!"
Maureen R, 15 Avril 2024

The staff who attended us, Becca and Nat, were very efficient but I was very disappointed with the carvery meal yesterday. The meat was ok, I had the chicken and gammon. Unfortunately the vegetables were luke warm. The only hot item was the fresh gravy that the chef brought in. I have had other non-carvery meals at the Hatfield which have been excellent but I shall not be returning for the carvery.

"Great experience and will be returning again ."
Curls38, 31 Mars 2024

This place is an absolute gem ! The bar staff Millie and kaylan were so helpful and the cocktails were amazing and was lovely to be served by them . The room was adequate enough for both of us and the sea view was amazing . The food/ restaurant was 10/10 as did not fault in taste and value . The cake and coffee bar was amazing all homemade cakes by Jenny ! Amazing taste . As well as the service from them . We will definitely be booking again . Great place to stay and very welcoming.

"Look for somewhere else with better standards"
FarAway56883557569, 26 Mars 2024

Not a good experience from start to finish. Bed had springs sticking through mattress, noticed around 10pm when actually getting into bed after a full on day. No sleep apart from the first couple of hours as so tired. Shower head just lay on the soap dish as holder too big to attach to. Awkward!! Complained early the next morning but receptionist suggested I should have done this at the time and they would have moved me. Well I'd have moved myself as they would have given me another room. Don't think so, not in my pjs!! Cant have porridge and a cooked breakfast as porridge is a hot meal and i would have to pay for cooked full english! Also, on our first night we asked for a cheese board. They hadn't got enough cheese in the hotel to do this. Unbelievable! Next day was offered an upgrade to sea view room which had scaffolding infront of the window, (I understand they have to upkeep) No compensation offered for the sleepless night I had ,so asked to see manager. He arrived.... no smile,no greeting, already on the attack. Offered 30% off my bill, which was better than nothing but still not impressed. I could go on with countless niggles but wont be staying here ever again

"Sunday Carvery & midweek breakfast"
Malcolm A, 22 Mars 2024

Carvery was as usual first class, food was hot, excellent quality, all staff very friendly and helpful especially the chefs and Becca, Nat and Ella. Went again yesterday 21/03/24 for breakfast, which was excellent, and staff saw to our every need which being aged and infirm my wife and I much appreciated.

"Absolutely brilliant"
Mel M, 10 Mars 2024

We went to a mother's day meal 6 adults 2 children, firstly warmly welcomed and shown to the table loads of room nice decor as well. we all opted for the carvery at £13.45 each and cheaper for the children, well what a very pleasant surprise, Loads of options for meats and vegetarian and tge veggies and yorkies were absolutely lovely. We as a whole family really enjoyed everything, I would say the best Carvery we've had in a long long time and the chef, really informative and very funny. Thankyou for a great afternoon!!

"Great hotel, great service and brilliant location.m"
Susan B, 11 Février 2024

For a 3 star hotel this did not disappoint. We stayed for just the one night on a b&b basis. We were off to the Marina Theatre. The service was impeccable. Friendly welcoming. On check in and all the way through. At the bar late at night to breakfast food and waitress the next morning. Clean and warm room. really hot water for the shower, tea and coffee making facilities. I know it's dated, it's been in Lowestoft for many years and you don't expect luxury for the price, yes I know I am a local. But if you want a night away or longer you couldn't go far wrong. Breakfast was absolutely delicious, those eggs and that porridge. All cooked and home made at the time of ordering. Impressed so much so I am thinking of calling there for lunch. Great location, virtually on the beach and only a short walk to the town. Only thing is the bed was a bit hard and uncomfortable for me but they said they would look into it. Would I stay there again, the answer is yes. Thank you all for a very pleasant stay.

Duncflint17, 04 Février 2024

A very impressive job done by the team. The bar and restaurant is well appointed, the food and drinks were very reasonable and of good quality. The staff were genuine and professional. Either the training they have had is excellent or they appoint really nice people or maybe both! It's s in a great spot in the nicer part of town, literally a 10 step walk to the beach. We will definitely be back in the summer.

"The "No hot water" trip"
worlly2003, 29 Janvier 2024

There was no hot water to wash before going out for the evening. When we mentioned it at reception we were just told it was because the hotel was full and not offered any compensation. The dining area was very dusty and looked unclean. The hotel seemed to have a general aroma of cooked cabbage.

"Bad outdated hotel"
Annietony85, 26 Janvier 2024

Bad stay here from set go. Bed bad broken and wouldn't change us to new room . Bad flooring outdated hotel. Wouldn't allow to change my item on breakfast even when I'm allergic to mushrooms which I even told them when I booked in. Rude staff and just not good stay at all

"Wouldn't visit again"
SmartDamo, 06 Janvier 2024

Stayed in the lodge which was awful. Attended a birthday party in the basement bar function room which was awfully staffed, 40 minute wait for drinks which left people going upstairs to buy drinks to bring down. Had a breakfast here in the morning which was ok, although we got white cheap bread instead of what was on menu.

"Friendly staff and a good clean hotel"
Keith H, 05 Janvier 2024

Room was nice and clean and looked like it had been recently refurbished. Excellent full English breakfast as well as continental self service. Hotel seemed popular with walkers calling in for a coffe and cake when strolling along the promenade. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Would definitely stop their again when visiting the area.

"50p extra for coffee with milk alternative !!!!!!!"
MSinNorfolk, 06 Octobre 2023

Went into the cafe/bar for a hot drink as we have done before. I ordered a decaffeinated americano with oat milk. I cannot believe that I was charged 50p extra for a tiny 40ml jug of oat 'milk', when I buy my own from the supermarket at just under £1 for 1000ml!!! How can you seriously justify this extra charge, in this day and age when plant-based milk alternatives are so readily available. In fact, would you have deducted 50p from my friend's coffee, had she asked for it black? Additionally the tiny cup was so full to the top that there was no actual space left for the oat to be added. I asked for a larger cup, which the waitress kindly grabbed from the top of the coffee machine. The first larger cup was dirty, so she quite rightly put that aside. The second seemed clean at first, so my coffee was poured into it, albeit not without spilling some of the coffee. I told her not to worry about it, as I felt sorry for her, she clearly felt nervous. Then she noticed the mug was now creating rings, so she grabbed a third mug and again poured most of the coffee into that. By that point she was a bit embarrassed too, so kindly offered to add a bit of hot water. I smiled and agreed, but asked for not too much water, as I wanted space left to add the oat. Meanwhile a second bartender walked past and gave me the 'rolling eyes look', which I did not appreciate at all. After all that, the coffee was delicious, but I cannot get over the fact that a £2.75 coffee cost me £3.25 just because I have to avoid dairy!!! Nothing wrong with the service nor the taste. My suggestions, don't charge extra for a milk alternative and set your coffee machine so your staff can leave enough space at the top of a cup without having to waste coffee or feel like there is hardly any coffee there. Sadly, I don't think I will be back for coffee, as I refuse to be charged extra for something that I cannot help having to ask for.

"Meals out whilst on holiday"
Janet S, 03 Octobre 2023

Visited a few times what on holiday. The Sunday carvery was delicious. We also had a meal on Friday evening which was excellent. The staff were very attentive and very welcoming. I would highly recommend this as a place to eat and drink. The location makes it special

Wander17968900081, 01 Octobre 2023

Visited today with my wife to have a carvery and must say we were both very disappointed , the food was cold and tasteless . The Bar staff unfriendly, such a shame because this place used to be so good.

"Relaxing seaside break"
Mrsp74, 28 Septembre 2023

From the moment we arrived at check in to leaving we had a fabulous stay. Cecelia welcomed us in a friendly way Our room was lovely - spotlessly clean and comfortable Breakfast was delicious The bar was stocking local ales which were lovely Definitely recommend

"Went for the carvery"
Sallyoung, 24 Septembre 2023

Went for Sunday carvery. The lamb was very fatty, the cauliflower cheese was runny, the red cabbage wasn't how it should have been and it could all have been hotter, so rather disappointed. Some of the meals were better than others.

"Excellent renovated room"
Victorianlad, 22 Septembre 2023

An hotel receptionist informed me not all rooms have been renovated but wide single bed room 101 had been. As my purpose was to tick off the Lowestoft rail line as travelled and visit the terrific East Anglian Transport Musuem, I expected The Hatfield to be another rundown English seaside hovel. It was not. My room faced the street but there was no discernible night traffic. The bed, pillows and lighting were all good, as was the desk. The bathroom had a modern curved hard plastic shower. Hot water was almost instant. Agajn, the designer arranged excellent basin lighting so great for shaving. Many hotels fail on this. Staff were fine. I did not eat brekky at the hotel. Tea, coffee and milk plus a kettle were supplied as was shampoo and body wash. It was an easy 12 minute walk to rail and the Joseph Conrad Wetherspoon. There is a bus stop outbound at the hotel. The hotel is seaside. Weather was windy and rainy on my first night but serene the next. Well done to the owners and staff.

"Brilliant Stay"
Lena W, 21 Septembre 2023

The room was clean and lovely, all the staff were so friendly and welcoming. But most of all the food was excellent as well as the fantastic service we received during our stay by waitress Ella, she was an absolute delight and made a massive difference to our stay. We actually decided to have all our evening meals at the hotel instead of going elsewhere because of the quality and choice of the food and how well Ella looked after us. She is a great asset to your business and we will definitely be returning to the hotel.

"Nice carvery. "
STUART C, 16 Septembre 2023

Called last Sunday for the carvery and thoroughly enjoyed it especially the pork, melt in the mouth delicious. All staff were very friendly apart from the guy slicing the meat who seemed to appear he wished he was somewhere else.

"Hot, run down and sticky"
A3923UFsteved, 12 Septembre 2023

Had a sea view room, it was very tired with pealing wallpaper and a shower you gad to squeeze in sideways. The room was like an oven even with open window and fan. Mattress had roll off edges and concrete pillows. Meal can as child size portions with full DIY service to get menus, cutlery, only sachets of sauces and vinegar. Reception and other wood surfaces very sticky. Reception staff and manager very unhelpful. I will never go there again

"Excellent food & service "
Seaside06, 08 Septembre 2023

The meal we had in the restaurant was excellent. We booked a table easily for 6 of us with a Seaview. The Beef sizzler was delicious brought to the table on a hot sizzler plate. The braised Beef cheek was so soft it fell apart & the vegetables were not over cooked. Cate our waitress was very friendly & efficient. Finding information as we asked & checking that non of us had allergies. The bar staff were helpful & friendly. Highly recommend will definitely be back.

"Comfortable and clean room a pebble's throw from the beach"
Cosmic57, 30 Août 2023

My 5th hotel this month but this has character unlike some of the high-rise corporate boxes I've been staying in these last few weeks. Room was clean and comfortable with an easy-facing sea view reached via a pleasant warren of twisting corridors and short sets of stairs. All the staff we came in contact with were pleasant and helpful and the breakfast was fine. A bonus is the hotel car park, which is just across the road. Situated on the promenade a pebble's throw from the beach yet surprisingly quiet. I'd stay here again

"A night at the Hatfield"
Pablogalla1, 27 Août 2023

The young barman Will provided excellent customer service, he was so friendly and carried our drinks to our table outside as my Guinness was settling. A lovely lad. Only issue was that the Wi-Fi was non existent, so if you definitely need it then maybe this hotel isn't for you. Our double room was a good size and very clean. We ate in the bar, my partner had the caesar salad which she said was excellent. I had fish and chips which were very good. All in all a good stay in an excellent location. Sort the Wi-Fi issues out guys and you're laughing.

"Not an executive suite"
Road36362130477, 27 Août 2023

The Hatfield Hotel Google review summary 4.0 1,527 reviews 5 ★ 4 ★ 3 ★ 2 ★ 1 ★ Reviews on other travel sites Reviews Search reviews Jo M 1/5 just now on Google Executive Suite is definitely NOT executive. Best Western customer service disgraceful!! I used tesco vouchers to stay here in August 2023. Firstly, not impressed that price for executive room was about £30 less on Best Western than the link we had to use to process the tesco voucher code. Thus was NOT becsuse of any special deals either. That in itself is very wrong! The hotel was breing re-painted externally and was looking nice. Staff seemed friendly. Good point was that the room was big and sea view was lovely. When we entered the executive suite we were greeted by a musty smell. The windows were all open and as a result there were many many tiny flies over all the windows. TV mount was for a much larger TV, as shown on room picture when selecting it, but the TV on the mount was only about 32inch. Carpet wasn't fitted well. Lots of loose rolls. Curtains smelt very dusty. Bathroom floor tiles had many areas with lots of grout missing making them feel sharp underfoot in places. Some floor tiles made cracking noises as walked over. Shower section had a shower head that was in absolute desperate need of a good clean. Very brownish looking and yuk. Bath was fine. Various items of furniture in the room didn't match and whilst the curtains and bedspread visually looked fine, this was most certainly not an executive looking or feeling room at all. We did ask at reception if we could change rooms but we're categorically told none were available. Strange as the hotel did not seem busy. We asked about fly spray for the fly issue but again, no joy and not really interested about the issue or sorting anything for us at all. Very dissappointing lack of customer service. Breakfast was nice and tasty but the extras were expensive. When we gave feedback to Best Western we were told we should have complained on the day. We told them we had but nothing was done. Equally, Best Western have done nothing to refund or compensate after the fact either, all they said was they have plenty of returning guests. Disgraceful attitude. This is most certainly NOT good customer service and ultimately if you book an executive room it should be an executive experience and it definitely wasn't. Also, whilst I have cats and love my cats, I do not expect to see a cat roaming a restaurant area. No mention of it on the hotel website and no consideration if any guest are allergic. Because of the room condition, how nothing was sorted, a ridiculous very poor response from Best western from there feedback team and the fact the room cost more via Tesco link as opposed to Best Western site, I DO NOT recommend this hotel or Best Western. If Best western feedback team had done something to compensate/refund me i might have chalked it up to poor location choice but seeing as the feedback representative was equally devoid of customer service and not at all bothered whether the experience reflected very negatively on Best western, I wouldn't recommend Best Western at all. Go use a Premier Inn Plus Room instead, a lot lot better!

"A lovely 3 day visit to the Hatfield "
amberant09, 25 Août 2023

Good hotel in a excellent location along the seafront. Staff very helpful and polite. A big shout for Cate who took great care of us at dinner. Rooms nice and comfortable and clean. Restaurant and bar has nice atmosphere overlooking the beach.

"Nice Hotel"
ramblerssouthend, 23 Août 2023

Lovely stay close to where we wanted to be, a relaxing couple of days, very clean and neat, in maybe not the best surroundings, Glad we chose this Hotel though. good food served and nice cake counter for an afternoon nibble.

"Stay was ok, but watch out for the cat"
Peter B, 20 Août 2023

Room was a basic double. Bathroom looked like it had been refurbished recently, the rest of the room was looking tired, although it is noted the hotel was slowly undergoing a refurbishment. Cooked Breakfast was acceptable. Cold buffet was short of yoghurts most days, orange juice ran out one morning and I had to ask staff to refill it. Also no white bread for toast on one morning and I was informed there wasn't any more. All things that should never happen, running out of basics. One thing that spoilt the visit was a cat being allowed free roam of the hotel ground floor, this included the dining room and bar. It was seen sitting on chairs in the dining room whilst food was being served and eaten. It also was seen lying at the bottom of the single step between the carvery area and dining seating area. This is not only a health and safety, but also a public health issue. Animals with the exception of assistance dogs should not be allowed in any area where food is served and eaten. All staff just ignored it as though it was a regular visitor.

"Absolutely woeful."
Gallagher51, 19 Août 2023

1 night stay with work. Very misleading website, tiny hot room, I've not stayed anywhere like this since the early 80s, felt sorry for those that had paid to stay here, no star low enough to award,just go somewhere else. Bar ok, food very very basic, £120 for what feels like a very hot prison cell.

Shirley H, 18 Août 2023

Treated my friend for her birthday - but a real treat for me too. Varied sandwich selection - moist fluffy scone with lashings of clotted cream - excellent cakes - my favourite the delicious lemon tart - Hatfield bake all their cakes on the premises and they are quality Friendly, attentive staff - lovely atmosphere and a view of the sea - perfect - well done - now to find another friend with a birthday to celebrate

"Outstanding afternoon tea"
Sharon E, 18 Août 2023

Outstanding afternoon tea- generous servings of tea,coffee,sandwiches plus delicious homemade cake. Service was superb attentive without being intrusive - nothing too much trouble.. highly recommended

"Great views, friendly staff that's it "
Shell227, 14 Août 2023

Lovely views from our room, staff work very hard , however when you pay £178 for one night say and the breakfast was absolutely ridiculous smallest thing I've seen and your not allowed to swap anything if you don't want an item you can't have another unless you pay and it had to be sent back because it was cold Bedroom was awful but clean the most uncomfortable bed I've slept on

"Cramped, hot, stuffy. Horrible."
Tugharry, 13 Août 2023

An absolutely tiny single room, barely room for myself and my bicycle: worse it was stupefyingly hot and stuffy (no way to open a window). The bike was in my room because the bike storage I asked about in advance didn't seem to exist. I hauled the bike up in a squared lift and carried it down the stairs. I've stayed in many hotel rooms and this was one of the worst - for over £100 for a night. If this is ‘Best' Western I won't be back

"Spot on, faultless in every aspect"
steve o, 12 Août 2023

This is the second time we have visited this establishment,my family and I have been blown away with the quality of food,value for money and service.Thanks for making our holiday complete every aspect of the restaurant is run like a Swiss watch.

"Do not go here "
Clairejli, 04 Août 2023

Management had not changed the advertised price for cocktails on the menu as you enter the bar from the beach side, and refused to honour this at the bar. I was thanked for pointing out the error but refused to honour the advertised price. Have never had a good experience here and will avoid this place in future.

"Solo dog walkers don't bother stopping "
nicholak594, 01 Août 2023

Grew up in the town of lowestoft and had many events here so slways visit when travelling back from London to see family, so was shocked by such rude and unhelpful staff. Walking with my very small dog thought I stop and have a drink and sit in the lovely decking overlooking the beach. Sign read must go to bar, amd when attempting to enter the empty bar area was told no as have a dog, no problem just need to order drink ill.sit outside, but NO. So j asked how can I order as two staff standing with nobody waiting on a quiet Wednesday afternoon? Hunch shoulders and said no as if you're a solo traveller with a pet no option. Asked do you have a menu with a QR code ...and a no again. Attitude appalling , no option to assist and all time arguing could have served me at door and passed card machine for payment. Made me feel very awkward and I was shocked at the lack of helpfulness to overcome my situation as i respected that some institutions don't welcome dogs but lowestoft trade and businesses need to be part of a generation of choices not restrictions and bias attitudes.

"Jane is an asset to the restaurant."
MY5777, 25 Juillet 2023

We often visit the restaurant and I have to say a huge thank you to Jane behind the bar. As we have special dietry requirements she always goes above and beyond to cater for us. The food is lovely and staff are always polite.

"Why to avoid"
R T, 22 Juillet 2023

Rooms so extreme small noisy and uncomfortable that even with earplugs you can hear your neighbours going to the toilet or shower. Not worth having Best Western on it. Most horrible hotel in it's class. Friendly staff but can't make up for the rest.

"Value-for-money & Very Friendly Staff"
Phillip E, 17 Juillet 2023

We did NOT stay in accomodation at the Hatfield, but we did visit a number of times during our stay in Lowestoft, including twice for meals. The meals we had were tasty and really good value for money. The cost of drinks (less than £10 for two pints) wasn't extortionate when you consider this is a reasonable sized hotel. This hotel is situated on the Esplanade which means you get a view of the sea whilst dining/drinking and the toilets were very clean and accessible. The staff who we interacted with, were very friendly and helpful - thanks to Ryan and his team for their service. If we get to Lowestoft again, we'll certainly re-visit The Hatfield Hotel.

"Going downhill"
Mrs Jane A, 16 Juillet 2023

Location is perfect. Stayed here 3 years ago and liked it so much decided to return. If you have any kind of mobility issues don't stay here. There are so many steps between each level. Unless you have a room near the lift it's impossible. Breakfast not good. Reconstituted orange drink, not juice, hot drinks from machine disgusting. Long queues for drinks machine and toaster. No choice in what you have in your full English. Tea pots dirty. Daytime meals vary in quality and quantity. Staff are courteous and helpful.

"Weekend break"
D9171TOjackieb, 09 Février 2023

Masie and her crew were fabulous nothing was too much trouble. The food was good and we were in a lovely room where the children could play without causing problems to other people. The family had a great time the rooms were good and breakfast lovely

"A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Very welcoming staff and delicious food. Ideal place to celebrate my husbandsbirthday"
Pioneer12043255400, 30 Janvier 2023

The carvery was absolutely delicious , for £12.95 it was amazing. You could help yourself to as much or as little as you want. Great choice of vegetables, all cooked to perfection. The staff were lovely too.

"Great Stay"
Yazid M, 28 Janvier 2023

Was a great experience overall, clean , modern room, great shower and good size, comfy bed . There was a problem with my room light, however Jade at the main reception desk was very helpful and friendly as she helped me change my room with an upgrade for the inconvenience. Thanks a lot Jade and and the hotel for making it a pleasant stay

"Disappointed with service."
589dandc, 24 Janvier 2023

Called in for a coffee. Also wanted to try the scones which had been recommended. It was 11.15 and advised “scones have all gone”. So drank our coffee at about 11:40 we were leaving and noticed a whole stand full of scones. It would have been nice to be told they would be having more scones when we tried to order them.

"Christmas Break."
Stephen S, 29 Décembre 2022

I stayed at this Hotel over the Christmas period. My room had been recently refurbished and had a great sea view. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. I found there were a very good selection of food choices at breakfast and other meal times. There was also a car park for Hotel Guests which was very useful.

"Not what it once was"
joehoper, 27 Décembre 2022

Went for lunch with the family and had food that left us feeling depressed. New menu is very limited but still charges premium prices. Service was pretty poor, food was bland and limp. Food at The Hatfield is not what it once was and we shall be adding it to the “no” list.

"Christmas Lunch 2022"
413rays, 17 Décembre 2022

Went for an Xmas Lunch with fellow caravan owners from North Denes, meal paid for by Tingdene, and what a pleasant meal it was. The usual Xmas turkey with all the trimmings, plus other meals for those not wanting turkey. Staters, main meal and pud all were presented very well by the very efficient staff, plenty of it too. Well done Jayne for organising and well done to the staff at the Hatfield.

"Most disappointed"
B91PFtonyr, 12 Décembre 2022

A group of us friends had a precooked Christmas meal on the 8th December we were disappointed we had beef some had turkey all we got was the meat dried up roast potatoes 1 Yorkshire pudding and no vegetables and the bar service was atrocious there was 27 of us that won't be going again

"Surprise Birthday Party."
M7937GFdonnar, 01 Décembre 2022

I recently had a surprise birthday party here. Scott was absolutely amazing with helping my daughter to arrange this for me, the function room was just perfect and the buffet was delicious, the service was 5 star. It was a perfect amazing night, my guests said what a lovely place to have a function. I can not thank Scott and his staff enough for helping to make my birthday so special.

"Amazing place to stay right on the seafront"
sarah1970lovelock, 28 Novembre 2022

I chose the Hatfield Hotel because I was at a party their, I'm glad I did because the reception we received from staff when we arrived was very welcoming and friendly we were checked in within moments, we were asked if we wanted breakfast as it wasn't on the booking, the staff were thorough and wanted to make our stay pleasant. I highly recommend staying here if your ever in Lowestoft.

"Great location,tired hotel"
633DianeM633, 27 Novembre 2022

We have stayed here a few times and the staff are so friendly and welcoming that's why we return. The rooms are very tired now and do need attention Breakfast was lovely as always. Location is great and look forward to returning,if we do not stay at the hotel due to the deteriorating rooms we will call in for breakfast and a drink to see the staff

"We were TOTALLY ignored by the staff"
EnglandJules, 09 Novembre 2022

Called in here today for coffee's but upon waiting in line at the bar to order our coffee's, when it came to my turn to order the woman serving turned to a female customer next to me and asked for her order but the women said its this man's turn before me the woman behind the bar just totally blanked me and told the female customer " I will serve you & someone else can serve him" but the other server just totally ignored me & made no attempt to serve me, in the end I thought how ignorant these two female members of staff are, totally disgraceful attitudes, so in the end we gave up & walked out and went else where ! These two women obviously need some retraining in customer services & in manners, they were not young girls, either they were both old enough to know better!

"Best lunch we have had in a very long time, was worth the wait."
Carol H, 08 Novembre 2022

We went here for lunch during the week, having travelled by train from Ipswich. There was a good choice of menu and we both had the Hunters chicken, with chips which were excellent, best we have ever had. Really enjoyed our meal and the service was very good, as we were advised there was a bit of a wait but we were not worried about that. Nice view of the seafront too.

"Perfect Sunday roast"
361NIKKI, 06 Novembre 2022

We rang last minute to book a table for a roast. Friendly response and booked a table . Arrived early but was seated by friendly staff. Ordered roast beef, delicious. Had dessert apple crumble again very nice. Reasonable price. Can't wait to go back.

KevinRayment, 23 Octobre 2022

Had a fantastic breakfast with a great view sheltered from the wind. Enjoyed it so much that we came back for a cup of tea later in the day. The breakfast was very tasty and the staff were pleasant and helpful.

"Afternoon tea"
Ian G, 22 Octobre 2022

We visited the Hatfield Hotel today for afternoon tea. An absolute pleasure.. The food was all made in house and absolutely perfect, staff were very attentive and professional. We met the very lovely front of house and the head chef and were made to feel very special. Thanks again guys lovely experience all round, I would 100% recommend to anyone. We will definitely be back again. Love the new improvements keep up the great work

susansV1648LE, 17 Octobre 2022

I went to a wedding reception in June.the parking sign said permit holders or hotel customers.they tried to fine me total crap.signs misleading.attended a wedding reception there sign say permit holder or hotel customers.I said on way ok I on car park lady said on reception that's fine.the money spent in there then they try catch u with a ticket.apparently I should of put the reg into thing at reception.I been in hotel nothing to do with them. I sent email to hotel in nothing ,I sent 1 to ceo of best western who owns it nothing.so so wrong on all levels I tried all sorts but no reply. So car park company still After me for the fine.and no one's stepped in here to cancel it.I really can't believe.I stayed off here but this needs to be said now.

"Nice visit to visit husband cousin "
Angela S, 16 Octobre 2022

The staff are really friendly, only one miserable one at breakfast but, otherwise all absolutely lovely and helpful and the rooms very cleanand spotless. Great breakfast too. Lovely sea view and great for a beach walk, close to cinema.

"Chilly Short Break"
D4313EGmichellem, 03 Octobre 2022

My husband and I have just spent three nights here. Last time we stayed here must have been nearly 30 years ago and I swear the carpet in the corridors is still the same! We had a standard room which was clean and well appointed. Had a few drinks in the bar and was pleasantly surprised to find the drink prices reasonable. Spent two nights though freezing as the radiators weren't on in our room. We did complain both nights - were told that the cold weather had 'taken them by surprise', that the heating in the hotel was on, that they had no spare heaters but we could have an extra duvet and that 'it may take a while for the heating to come on in your room but it will and then you'll be throwing off the duvet because you'll be too hot'. It never did come on and, after receiving complaints from others, they finally realised that there was a problem with the heating on the second floor. On our last night we were offered a different room but were told that, in this room, the radiator in the bedroom wasn't working either, but the bathroom one was. We moved as it was still significantly warmer than our old room and it had a nice sea view. We were also offered a complimentary breakfast. Decided to have dinner in the hotel restaurant. We had fish and chips and scampi and chips. But, to be honest, we've had exactly the same quality meals in Spoons for less money and we'd have got a pint with it. The tartare sauce was very nice though. Went for our complementary breakfast the next morning. Gave our room number and were seated and given menus. The waitress returned to take our order and pointed out that we were 'room only'. We explained that the night manager had given us a free breakfast because of a problem we'd had. She went off, then returned to say (not at all subtly in a busy breakfast room!) that there was no note on the system to say our breakfast was complimentary and she quizzed about which manager we had spoken to. Really could've done with out that to be honest. But the breakfast was very nice, but only lukewarm. Sausage and black pudding particularly tasty and plenty of hot tea in the pot we were given.

"About to become my new favourite place."
foddy_savva75, 01 Octobre 2022

I've visited the hotel a couple of times now (for the restaurant) and on each occasions the service was excellent, the food was very tasty, cooked exactly how we wanted it and was great value for money. Both times I was served by Daisy. She has a wonderful energy and was very welcoming, applying the right amount of customer care to make our dinning experience very enjoyable.

"Dreadful Restaurant Awful Food"
D3599EFtonys, 29 Septembre 2022

I had easily the worst Carvery in my 72 years at this hotel on Sunday 18.9.22. The vegetables were overcooked to death and were soggy. The three small (very hard) roast potatoes tasted awful. The Yorkshire Pudding was also badly overcooked and partly burnt. The gravy and turkey tasted ok. Yes, I should have sent the meal back but did not want the hassle or stress. To add insult to injury I never got a reply to my email directly to the hotel. Very poor customer care, Very poor food and very poor value. We won't be going back.

"3 Night Break 25/9/22"
Frostfarm9, 28 Septembre 2022

Rated 3 star by Best Western , probably about right for the room we had which although a bit tired was clean and airy., The staff however were certainly not 3 star, they were cheerful friendly helpful and attentive a credit to the hotel , 5star service. Food and selection of drinks at the bar was very good and competitively priced , particularly the Sunday roast and the Terrace ham salad. Breakfast was included in our deal ,this also was plentiful and of very good quality . Parking for the hotel is somewhat limited especially during the Sunday roast hours . Taking everything into account we will definitely be staying here again .

"Fantastic meal in Lowestoft"
a_morton94, 24 Septembre 2022

Myself and my mum stumbled across the hotel whilst out and about walking and booked for dinner, our hosts Jen and Kayleigh were extremely professional, attentive and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Food was amazing and we really enjoyed our time, would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

"Birthday lunch"
andrew h, 17 Septembre 2022

There was a lovely view of the sea from our table. The staff were all very friendly and attentive to all of our needs. The food was all very nice and was served promptly. This was our first visit to the Hatfield Hotel having been past it several times whilst walking along the seafront.

"Staying by the sea"
726carolynm, 16 Septembre 2022

A Best Western Sea front hotel, walking distance from town, train station, restaurant and out door terrace with umbrellas and sea view, kind, friendly helpful staff in all departments, good food, able to accommodate food intolerances/allergies. Comfortable rooms, recently redecorated. Some organised entertainment, 80's night and jazz festival. Stayed several times, just had a week there, looking forward to our next visit already,

"Beautiful meal"
JoshChadwick1, 16 Septembre 2022

I was so overly happy with out meal and service it was perfect. We were greeted with big smiles and humor and it made us feel really comfortable. Daisy and kayligh were very nice and polite making sure we had the best experience possible and i truly hope they can see this because i want them to know how amazing they were.

"Lovely hotel"
lauratH9240OQ, 16 Septembre 2022

We loved this hotel - perfect location - clean Lovely staff. Loved the room opposite the seafront-big and oh the beds were so comfy. Loved the excellent service at breakfast along with a nice breakfast.

"Generally ok but room for improvement "
mudpup3a, 15 Septembre 2022

Friendly and helpful lady on reception so check in and check out was good. Room was ok, maybe a bit tired in places but clean and tidy. No aircon and a muggy night so I had to open the windows but the smell of the kitchen extractors made it a bit unpleasant until the kitchen closed. Bed was ok but I didn't get on with the pillows - personal taste but they were too firm for me (bring your own if you like soft ones). Nice view of the sea at breakfast and the full English was ok. Overall a serviceable experience but more like an £80 a night hotel than the +£100 that I paid.

"Helpful staff, that's all!"
carol r, 09 Septembre 2022

The staff at the hotel are great and very efficient, that's the only good thing I can say! Upon arrival we checked in and was given a room in the lodge over the road. The everything was so dated, the bath panel rotten, stains on the carpets! dirty walls and skirting board, rusty electric heater. We had a flood in the bathroom after a shower, reported this and the staff member came over straight away and moved us to a different room. The new room was much the same slightly better bathroom but again the carpets where stained and very outdated. Restaurant and bar, we was served and headed to take a table, the carpets and upholstery was disgusting, stained greasy, tables sticky, can't comment on the food because of the area it didn't feel clean enough to eat there so went elsewhere. We only stayed one night and we would have moved if we had to stay longer. Would I recommend No, would I go again No

"Great location, greasy decor and indifferent staff."
TheEducationalist, 08 Septembre 2022

We stayed here for two night and for the money it was good value with a fantastic sea view. However the overall experience can best be described as below average. The room was clean and acceptable but the seats in the bar were tired and greasy, and the carpet by some of the tables was also greasy and worn enough to put one off eating. Whilst the bar was empty the two staff behind it ignored me for a good few minutes while chatting to themselves. Another member of staff appeared and in an indifferent manner asked me what I wanted. As my beer was poured she joined the other staff in conversation, the subject of which was dissatisfaction with their jobs (a common theme as I later discovered). I took my beer and sat in the window of the bar in the cleanest seat I could find. The beer was warm and flat. Needless to say we drank elsewhere for the rest of our visit. Later waiting for the lift we overheard staff in reception moaning about their job and one boasting about her new job with .‘better pay and less hours‘. Overall good value and a great sea view, but let down by indifferent staff and disgusting chairs an carpets. I won't be returning.

"Room ok, restaurant awful."
76charleyg, 30 Août 2022

We had a 2 night stay from 27th august - 29th august. Stayed in a family room - great size, clean, sea view, comfy, great shower, downside part of the ceiling has obviously been wet at some point and had not been repaired. However we did see inside a single room and they are very very tiny Restaurant looks lovely however awful experience - we ordered the steak night which is 2 steaks fries and wine or cocktail - I asked for both steaks medium rare, after about 45 minutes our food finally came, waiter asked who ordered the well done steak to which we responded none of us, but he proceeded to put it on the table - my partner told him to take it back as it was very well done and to replace - few minutes place same waiter came back with what I believed to be a new steak - after waiter left partner realised it was the same steak but just flipped over - sent steak back to then be told no steak left - so I requested a burger instead - burger came quickly but unfortunately this was also very clearly burnt - so sent back again and told them not to bother - they did however give a refund for the steak meals and put breakfast on the room for us for the next day. Breakfast the next morning was no better, waited half hour for 2 full English, which wasn't very nice. The continental side which you help yourself too had a few picies of fruit but nothing else on offer, also no clean glasses for drinks. Staff where pleasant, car park opposite hotel, houses next To car park looked very rough (windows broken etc) which made me nervous about leaving car in public car park but had no issues. Hotel good location for days out, beautiful sea front.

"Lunch visit"
GoGreggy1, 29 Août 2022

Went here for lunch on the bank holiday, sat on the lower veranda as had our dog with us. There were no burgers available despite being on the menu and it was only 1230 so not as if they had run out today. I had a granary sandwich with tuna which was £7.50, hardly any tuna and the bread was going stale…..I ordered sweet potato fries too which were undercooked. Not impressed.

"Great Value"
annchapman61, 27 Août 2022

We went with friends and had a lovely meal. We all decided to have the Steak meal deal. Steak was lovely cooked to perfection. Fries were lovely fresh and crispy House Wine included was a lovely fruity Rose that we chose. The staff were friendly and attentive. Such a lovely setting for a meal or even just a drink and a chill. Would highly recommend.

"Really appreciated the complementary prosecco"
BecclesBecca, 26 Août 2022

Lovely afternoon tea with fabulous service (Scott and his team). The complementary glass of prosecco was so appreciated. Can't beat that view over the sea either. An enjoyable experience and will be back.

"Short break"
karensD5065KA, 23 Août 2022

Nice stay,good location, Looked after by our lovely waitress Skye, who was very polite, efficient and friendly. We'll done Skye. Food - good value for money Decor good and clean. First time in Lowestoft, hotel is in perfect location overlooking the beach.

demimae07, 23 Août 2022

really good nice food will go again had a great time everyone is so nice and helpful definitely recommend to go there for a meal really nice place to go out for dinner with friends or with family had such a good time

"Afternoon tea by sea"
93Rhia, 21 Août 2022

Before booking, i spoke to a lady via email with a few questions.. she said she would pencil us in and contact me in a week to get the deposits. I emailed a further 3 times when I hadn't heard from her but never got a reply. I ended up phoning them to find out she had never pencilled it in but luckily there was space so I paid the deposit then. A week or so later I phoned up to pay some of the bill, which was easily done. Then when I phoned up to pay the rest of the bill, she tried to charge me the full amount including what I had already paid. Fortunately I had worked out what I'd paid and what I owed before the phonecall so I corrected her and she was silent for a minute before saying "oh yeah, I see you've paid some already". So already the experience wasn't great, but this is where my mum wanted her hen do. On the day, i received a phonecall saying there had been a problem because the library had been double booked so they would section off a corner of the restaurant for us, we hadn't even booked the library so I was doubting the day even more because of another organisation issue. We got to Hatfield at 12:40 and ordered drinks at the bar. We went to wait outside for our table and was told we'd be collected once the table was ready. The afternoon tea was booked for 1pm. At 1:05 we went to see where the table was. I had requested a view of the sea (it is called 'afternoon tea by the sea' after all but we couldn't see it at all. Nobody came to help us we had to just look around for it. The tabled were split into one long one and a second shorter one. We requested it to be moved into a T shape so we didn't feel so split up. We were sat waiting for the afternoon tea to arrive for 40 minutes. When it did finally arrive, disappointing is an understatement. The cake selection - 2x tiny triangles of brownie, 2x tiny squares of lemon cake, 2x tiny squares of coffee cake and 2x tiny squares of some sticky undercooked tasting cake which we couldn't even figure out what it was. The sandwiches - parts of them were dry, we ended up with some fingers cut very wonky and one sandwich was actually a triangle. The fillings could've been better. The scones were the best bit, they were really nice but a couple of them were overcooked and browner than they should've been. We were given 3x bottles of prosecco dotted around the table between the 12 people who ordered prosecco. No more was given out. When I looked at the Instagram to see if they showed any of the afternoon tea, I saw a picture which looked lovely so we were expecting it to look like that. With whole selections of cakes/pastries, not the poxy little things we were given. My daughter decided there was nothing she would eat from there so I went to buy some chips - £3.50 for a tiny portion and she said they tasted weird. When they came out, I had to get up and ask for a fork and condiments as there was none given. After the tea we sat outside for another drink. The wedding side had already left so 2 of our group went to sit in the shade for a few minutes. A member of staff came out and I overheard him say to another "I'll go kick them out" in a certain tone but when he went over to them he was over the top nice. Overall we paid £293 for all of us and we left feeling very underwhelmed and disappointed. So, I would definitely NOT recommend going to the Hatfield for afternoon tea. It is far too expensive for the quality and service you receive. It was supposed to be the highlight of my mum's hen do as something she hadn't done before but it was not at all. I have already emailed Hatfield saying this but I am not expecting them to respond, since they never did the other times.

"love this place"
Relax40064, 19 Août 2022

thanks to jo and kanne (.if thats how the name is spelt) brilliant service with a smile food very promt and excellent . lovley clean room comfy beds wifi is a bonus . all staff were helpfull and friendly ,helping me lift my mobility scooter wenever requested .check in and out were great

"Ok stay but nothing special"
HerbyGirl, 11 Août 2022

We stayed for a few days, myself and 11 year old son. Big selling points (other than it being a good deal booking direct), free parking, free wifi, and location - right opposite the beach. Our family room was huge with a sea view, but so so hot. There was a fan available, but like all hotels seem to be, the corridors and room were like a sauna compared to the cool in the reception and restaurant areas. I did worry about being above the restaurant and bar, but needn't have worried. Yes we could hear talking from there, but not too late, and there was no loud music. Our room had a wobbly toilet seat, and we found rubbish left under the desk that hadn't been found by the cleaners. The shower was really good, easy to get the temperature we wanted and powerful. Breakfast was disappointing - cthe ontinental part was fine, and the local sausages were really tasty. But the scrambled eggs were too salty to eat, and poached egg yolk was cooked through solid rather than soft and runny We also ate in the restaurant one night. Disappointing again. The halloumi burger was ok, but my son's burger was burnt and inedible. The staff were friendly, and the location makes this hotel worth staying at. But I'd stick with continental breakfast, and eat dinner elsewhere.

"Nice old hotel, typical Best Western"
S K, 07 Août 2022

Rm 102, sea view, large room, powerful shower, bed a little firm (personal opinion). Breakfast first day disappointing, in terms of delay and quality, first effort sent back! 2nd day breakfast totally different experience (different staff). Staff apologetic, helpful, hotel clean, could do with a little spruce up. Arrived 10pm places in the car park on a Friday night. Good base on the sea front to explore the town.

"Alright place, but no air conditioning or wifi!"
0akleaf, 03 Août 2022

Service - 3/5. Alright, the person at the reception wasn't great, stuck-on smile and "Get the customer away, don't do anything" attitude. The lady who served breakfast was nice, though. Room - 1/5. How hard is it to have a bloody working air conditioning? It's very hot. Also, sockets were all in the wrong place. (Extra note: Behind my bed there was a sharp corner in the wall, which i banged my head on when i leaned back :<) Breakfast - 4/5. Good! A little underequipped, but again the lady who served breakfast was very nice, They had marmite and everything we needed :) One thing, though, hot breakfast took somewhere between 30-45 minutes to arrive. Location - 5/5! Lovely beach :) State - 2/5. I think this place used to be grand, but it has seen better days. Also, i couldn't connect to the wifi at all.

"Amazing food at good prices"
colmh371, 02 Août 2022

Been here a few times now as a resident & just as a restaurant visitor. Food is great, decent portions & really good quality. Prices are good too. You can sit inside or out on the decking area with amazing seaviews. Highly recommend this place. Parking is available opposite the hotel too.

JaneD217, 31 Juillet 2022

We arrived at midday, took a while to get park as car park full. Receptionist pretty unhelpful and grumpy. Didn't explain the door would be locked at 10.30! This hotel is very tired, I know they are doing a refurb but even so, it feels dirty. Room was ok but the worst quilts ever. Arrived back after our night out at 11.30 to be locked out, kept ringing the bell, eventually had to ring, and it almost seemed like we were an inconvenience to the member of staff by the time we were eventually let in. Breakfast was ok, and there was one friendly nice helpful member of staff. But I certainly wouldn't rush back here, I'd look elsewhere

"Good location - terrible service"
Star7772014, 29 Juillet 2022

We used to visit with family often, however I believe the staff have changed and now the service is terrible. We waited 30 minutes for a lunch, only to then be told there was no ham and chips on the kids menu. We changed our order, all meals arrived apart from the kids meal. If you have small children you know how frustrating this is! We asked about the meal and finally got it 10 minutes later. Of course it was too hot to eat. Many serving staff were just hanging around. So, so disappointed.

"value for money, false economy"
stephenbD5406NK, 15 Juillet 2022

previously had nice meals, meals out are a treat and I look forward to a quality meal based on previous experience, however tonight my main meal was disappointing, my dessert transpired to be insulting. i ordered battered fish and chips, £12.00, peas are extra at £1.20 whilst I sat under a picture advertising the whole meal for £12.00, but that wasn't the disappointment. i had a handful of chips served under the fish. I did make my disappointment known. My dessert, Lemon Tart, £5.75 was ordered with a scoop of ice cream £1.50 was insulting, my scoop of ice cream was no bigger in size than half a pingpong ball. the fact that my other guests had the same and the scoop of ice cream was visible inconsistent on each plate and no bigger than a ping pong ball. I returned my dessert. I understand that prices have gone up, i understand that cuts have to be made but i was truly disappointed that I felt I had not received value for my money or enjoyed my evening, I struggle understand the false economy adopted by the hotel, for the sake of a few pence saved in each meal. My group also found the service offered was below par, exacerbated by the food.

"Good location, but only average overall"
Eric S, 06 Juillet 2022

Stayed 3 night B & B at The Hatfield. First impression is not good - no signage telling you where you are and small car park (20 cars) opposite does not fill you with confidence. To be fair, we did always manage to park, but in high season could be a problem. inside the hotel, the decor is tired and somewhat dated. We had room 108 on the 1st floor with optional Sea View. Our room was so small that we were unable to sit on chairs with a table to see the sea! Breakfast room furnishings was better with main course to order. Food was somewhat dried out - bacon frazzled and poached eggs like boiled. The final morning we went earlier and the food was better. Good view of Lowestoft beach which was clean and cared for and there are plenty of boats to watch. At £130 per night, I could not say it was good value for money.

debcw773, 01 Juillet 2022

Good place to stay right on the sea front with easier walking on the esplanade for those less able. Friendly, helpful staff, comfy beds, good food and sea views, even a car park which is unusual these days!

"1st time stay"
rmcmurdie, 28 Juin 2022

Very nice stay and friendly staff. Rooms need modernisation, loud air-con unit outside my window kept me awake. Also meant I couldn't open the window to air the room which was hot and stuffy. Very small shower.

"Nice Hotel in a great location"
johnboy1965, 14 Juin 2022

We stayed in room 108 Saturday the 11th to Monday the 13th of June. Our check was quick and easy, the gentleman on reception was very polite and efficient. Our room was very nice, very spacious, entry of storage, comfy bed and a nice bathroom. The view of the beach was first class. The breakfast was ok. The bar service was very friendly and efficient. The hotel is perfectly situated on the sea front with really nice walks on the coastal path which has lovely views. We did have one issue which was Sunday evening at 10pm to 11pm, the hotel staff were all sat together under the big sun parasol, I assume they had no customers they were very noisy and loudly using obscene language. This kept is awake and was not very professional. If it had been customer noise I would not mention it , but the hotel staff should not be doing that. Otherwise a lovely stay.

"Great location- Friendly Staff"
PHIL S, 31 Mai 2022

We spent 3 nights at the Hatfield, nice location and with its own terraces facing the sea and beach.# Good sized double room which was clean and tidy complete with bath and shower. Nice friendly staff always happy to help and advise. Breakfast was plentiful with the hot breakfast being cooked to order and good quality. Particularly of note was the sausages being gluten free and the availability of gluten free bread so my wife (who has Coeliac disorder) was able to enjoy the same as me. Good restaurant with reasonable prices and good food.

"An Excellent Few Days"
chrystabela, 13 Mai 2022

I've just spent three days here and I can't recommend it highly enough. As an older person travelling alone, you often become invisible in restaurants and bars but not here. The staff were professional and friendly and all seemed to genuinely enjoy working there. The food was excellent and the terrace looking out over the sea just magical. Already looking forward to the next time and huge thanks to everyone working there.

conamore56, 25 Avril 2022

Expensive for adequate facilities. Music playing constantly, which we could hear in our room. Not even live, which would have been louder. Food was acceptable, but not outstanding. For what we paid, below the standard we were expecting from Best Western

"Great stay"
sharon_burrows, 20 Avril 2022

We had a wonderful 3 night stay. Lovely staff. Clean rooms, great breakfast and location. You took our last minute booking for a table of 15 in the restaurant after we were let down by another restaurant. There were some hiccups but it was all dealt with quickly and professionally. Because of covid I'd not seen my family for 2 years and what a fantastic night we had such fun so thankyou. Shout outs have to go to Nia, shelley maisy and Peter who all looked after us so well. My final shout out goes to Robbie the night duty manager who is an absolute credit to your hotel i cannot thank Robbie enough for helping my mum. Can't wait to come back so we will see you soon. Thankyou xx

"Fantastic hotel"
colmh371, 08 Avril 2022

Great hotel, beautifully decorated communal areas, rooms are fantastic & great layout, all with free WiFi. Staff are super friendly & helpful, cannot do enough for you. Food is amazing. Sea views cannot be beaten. Would highly recommend & will be revisiting.

"Great weekend away"
DerehamDad, 03 Avril 2022

We stayed here mainly for its location and knowing the standard would be good. It was lovely, sea view was terrific and the facilities were all we needed. As with older hotels there was some noise of doors closing late at night but once asleep we had a great night. Breakfast was a combination of buffet continental and served full English so well worth having.

"Fantastic Service and excellent food"
lindseyhoare73, 30 Mars 2022

My children took me to the Hotel Hatfield for a belated Mother's Day meal and I am so pleased that they did! The hotel is in a pleasant seafront location and we were given a table overlooking the beach. A young lady came to take our drinks order while we decided what to eat and the drinks were served quickly. We ordered 2 x fish and chips, a burger with a side of onion rings and a sausage, mash and gravy in a Yorkshire pudding. The food was well presented, hot and fresh, as well as incredibly tasty. The only food that was left, was because the portion size was so generous. 3 out of 4 of us ordered the white chocolate cheesecake for dessert and it was so beautifully presented that it was almost a shame to eat it but eat it they did! A special mention must go to Peter, who served us all evening. He was friendly, cheerful and efficient, we couldn't have asked for more. The restaurant and bar was fairly busy and the atmosphere was pleasant. All in all we had a lovely evening and will definitely go again soon! 10/10 highly recommended.

"Pleasant stay in quiet location."
henlowboy, 20 Mars 2022

First visit to Best Western The Hotel Hatfield . in Lowestoft.. No ramp out front if your carrying a heavy suitcase. Check in was all good. Very pleased with room as was unexpected to be given a seaview double.. Breakfast was well presented - help yourself to cold items and drinks- hot food order taken b y staff at your table.. Very warm in corridors to your rooms. Nice sized tv in room. fish and chip dinner we had one evening was very good. Drinks in bar area was very pleasant, along with the outdoor seating area.. A very pleasant stay.. along with pleasant staff.

"2 night visit in March"
Rangefinder, 18 Mars 2022

Very enjoyable stay. Handy patrons carpark opposite main entrance. Welcoming and helpful staff on reception and throughout hotel. Room clean and nice size. We had a sea view and would recommend , as you're close to the sea and if you like the sound of waves breaking on the shore. Had one evening meal of fish and chips, great, and breakfast good, especially eggs benedict. Would stay again.

"Good location"
sandra b, 07 Mars 2022

My partner and I stayed in the Elizabeth suite, the room and bathroom was very spacious and clean. The only issues we has was that the room was far too hot and we were unable to turn the radiators off so had to have all the windows open all night to try to cool the room down, the main light in the room didn't work and there were no glasses or plastic cups in the bathroom as there usually is in all the other hotels that we have stayed in. We ate in the restaurant, the food was ok but not great, I had sausage and mash with Yorkshire pudding and vegetables, the potato tasted like powdered potatoes and the vegetables obviously hadn't been washed properly as they were gritty, it put me off eating it so I didn't finish it.

"Husband's birthday"
tina b, 01 Mars 2022

Stayed at this hotel for husband's birthday for 2 nights in a front sea view room location was very good sea vie excellent sunrise was stunning. The rooms were of a good modern standard the only thing was the bed should have been king size heat in room with radiator off and window open was very warm but the plus size of window open you could hear the waves. The food was excellent and all staff were very polite and helpful. Would recommend this hotel and will be returning. Thank you for our stay. X

"Yummy afternoon tea! "
kathrync811, 19 Février 2022

Came here on a rainy afternoon for afternoon tea! We'd pre booked and paid our £10 deposit. The sandwiches were nice and there were a good variety-the white bread was a little stale so that was our biggest area of improvement! Also, be aware that the only choice of tea was English breakfast. However, there was such an array of sweet treats we had to take some away! The view out to sea is delightful and we hope to return in the future! The service was very attentive and we didn't feel rushed at all!

"Top Notch."
alexjcrossley007, 07 Février 2022

Extremely happy all round, great staff, very friendly and welcoming. Excellent food and drinks, bedroom cozy with a good size and very comfortable bed, nice and quiet. No complaints from me so highly recommended. Perfect, central location to everything you may need, just check in and relax, you won't be disappointed. Alex Crossley - checked in on business 3rd Jan. and just extended for another month from 4th Feb., so why would I do that if it wasn't all good?

"Terry / Joan"
terrypP4509HW, 05 Février 2022

Visited the bar of this Establishment after a long walk on the promenade for coffee and scones and greeted by an assistant named Becky wow what a pleasant lady and to cap it all we had scones ond drinks but the scones were the best we have had and made on site so to the lady who gets up early hours to make and bake thank-you we have had scones from all over and they were the best 5 stars all round. Thankyou

"Had his fingers up his nose!!!!"
Londontraveles, 29 Janvier 2022

Stopped for tea and cake. The gentleman serving us was fiddling with a nose ring. Had his fingers up his nose, playing with it while we was ordering. Disgusting! Put us of ordering cakes! The hot drinks were okay. Definitely won't be going back!!

"Hurrah for the Hatfield "
elizabeth m, 25 Janvier 2022

Ate in Bar restaurant. EXCELLENT. The best meal out for ages. Not the same old, same old as most other, restricted menu's at other venues. I had the Hotdog & chips, superb, as were the Cajan Chicken with sweet potato fries had by 3 other diners. Staff very friendly and helpful. Price good too

"Christmas at the Hatfield"
bryanp625, 09 Janvier 2022

Stayed at the Hatfield for Christmas, 2 nights and Christmas Lunch in LT1. The room was good, comfortable and warm. Window noisy as it was windy outside and the wind was blowing through a gap that needs resealing and caused a whistling sound. Opening on the lock and closing the curtains with the radiator on kept the room warm enough and cut out the whistle sound. The Christmas day meal in LT1 at 3pm was very enjoyable with great food and of a good quality, especially enjoyed the sorbet. Arrival times maybe better staggered as it was very hectic at 3pm and especially getting a drink at the bar before sitting down at the table. Overall really enjoyed and would do again

"Reservation cancellation failure then charged for room"
U2361XFrobertd, 29 Décembre 2021

In October 2021 I booked a four night stay at the Hatfield. In early December I called Best Western to cancel the reservation. Best Western told me to call the Hatfield directly, which I did. The young lady who answered the phone was clearly flustered but said she would cancel the reservation. That did not happen. After receiving an email after I failed to check in as originally booked, I called the Hatfield and ended up in a ridiculous argument with the manager, who refused to refund for the unused nights. The Hatfield is a sleepy old hotel that is clearly not capable of functioning at an international standard. I have stayed there many times in the past when visiting family in Lowestoft. Never again.

B91PFtonyr, 11 Décembre 2021

I have been to the Hatfield twice this week with friends on both occasions we it very friendly excellent food and service also plenty of food it is clean and tidy and we felt covid safe and nothing is to much trouble

"Excellent room, average service."
Wayne B, 11 Novembre 2021

We stayed at the Hotel Hatfield for one night in the Elizabeth Suite - a nicely appointed room, overlooking the promenade and sea. The room was spacious, with a large bed, sofa, TV and the usual bits and pieces. The room includes a sizable bathroom, with large bath and separate shower. We enjoyed afternoon drinks in the bar and the the staff were friendly and welcoming, so we returned in the evening for a meal. The food was satisfactory, but nothing special. Our main observation was that all staff seemed to disappear at 9pm, leaving one person to take care of the guests and we were unable to order a 'nightcap', as it "wasn't on the system", despite it sitting on the shelf behind him! To be honest, I could have easily walked behind the bar and helped myself later, as nobody was in attendance. The breakfast crew were friendly and attentive and the breakfast was hot and delicious. All in all, a pleasant stay, but a piece of the puzzle was clearly missing.

"Sunday carvery"
314stevem, 10 Novembre 2021

Had a Sunday carvery and it was lovely the I had a piece of all the meats and they wer all delicious plus lots of veg to choose from and we're all hot and fresh to eat all covered with a great gravy and server was very helpful, Veg was regularly changed to keep nice and fresh

"Scones & Cream by the sea"
James P, 28 Octobre 2021

We had walked by the hotel several times during out stay in Lowestoft. It's terrace overlooks the beach and sea. We decided to stop one chilly afternoon for coffee, but then saw scones, jam and cream with a pot of tea on the menu - £11 for the two of us. It was very good. We sat under the huge sunshades on the terrace, which also have overhead heaters - so all round very good.

"An Excellent Hotel with rooms overlooking the sea!"
Visitor_from_afar, 19 Octobre 2021

We first visited the hotel in June for drinks while walking along the sea front. We asked a member of staff about rooms and a few minutes the manager came out to tell us all about the hotel, the rooms and the food and drink! We were so impressed with their enthusiasm that we decided to book a room in September. The room we had was spacious and nicely decorated. The room overlooked the sea and it was delightful to have the window open overnight and be able to hear the sea. The hotel has a large excellent terrace overlooking the beach, and our breakfasts were cooked to order and of excellent quality. There was a 24 hour bar and we had the impression that the staff couldn't do enough to help- nothing was too much trouble. We stayed for two nights and I think this hotel was one of our greatest finds in recent months. If you find yourself visiting Lowestoft (and you should, because it has some unique things of interest!) I would heartily recommend staying at the Hatfield.

"Don't Park Here"
justr688, 17 Octobre 2021

The staff are friendly and the terrace is great. BUT They have an associate firm called Civil Enforcement, who two months after my stay sent a parking fine for £170, which is totally spurious as I entered my car details into the hotel system. This is a firm of sharks, check them out. So if you stay, don't use the car park.

"Friendly service and views to die for"
politicsandrew, 11 Octobre 2021

I've stayed here several times for work, it was nice to stay as a leisure traveller for once . Hotel is in a great location opening onto the promenade and the beach. If the weather is fine you can sit outside on the terrace to eat and drink. Staff very friendly, food (particular breakfasts) very nice. This is an old hotel beside the sea so it looks a bit scruffy from the outside And the floorboards Creek, but they have gone to a lot of effort to make the rooms smart and comfortable. Look forward to returning soon

"Three Recent Stays During September and October"
bryanp625, 09 Octobre 2021

We stayed three times during September and October 2021. Each time we booked a sea view room and have to say the view was great and we had a fantastic sunrise. The rooms are clean and comfortable and on each occasion we had a recently refurbished room. Facilities in room were as expected with tea and coffee making facilities and bathrooms had plenty of hot water. Breakfast was very nice and filling and the restaurant and bar served good food and drink with plenty of options. Outside decking seating area is perfect on a nice day overlooking the sea. All the staff are very friendly and helpful and happy to assist whenever they can, never saw a member of staff who wasn't. We will definitely be staying again.

"Family celebration"
MuncherKing, 05 Octobre 2021

We have used the Hatfield Hotel on previous family occasions, and we would have had our little celebration a year or so ago but, like many, we were confounded by Covid & Lock down etc; we booked a function room (The Library) for a Family celebration / get together which we could use fgor the whole day, from the outset we were looked after by brilliant staff who helped our celebration be so enjoyable, service,food and the professional manner in which the staff conducted themselves was very impressive, all were friendly, helpful, polite and very efficient, we are so fortunate to have such a nice friendly comfortable Hotel, we will be using the Hatfield again, I would recommend this Hotel and encourage you to consider using it for your function or stay.

"Very enjoyable stay"
pyihawke, 14 Septembre 2021

We stayed at room 102 with the sea view. The room was very nice, airy and clean. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was big and clean too with nice water pressure. The staff were all dead nice. Faster wifi and bigger bath towel would have made it a 10 out of 10.

Loveblackcats, 13 Septembre 2021

I can only review from my own experience and so fully understand that there may be some rooms that are not yet refurbished as mine was. My Mum and I had room 110. This may not be suitable for people who struggle to get in and out of the bath, but the decor is lovely, the beds comfortable (although take your pillow protector of it you like a softer feel to your pillow) The Sea View is wonderful from this room, we slept with the window open and listened to the waves, very relaxing. The Staff are wonderful, with a special mention to Claire on reception who smiled her way through 12 hour days, always so friendly and advising us on where to visit. Also Danny, the Assistant Manager, also incredibly good at his job, a great personality and very helpful. We were lucky enough to have good weather and sat on the beer terrace every morning for breakfast. Plenty of choice available. The decor in the bar area, restaurant and library is vibrant and stylish, with a great choice of colour. I loved this hotel! The only slight negative is the car park opposite. I nearly got blocked in because of people parking along the middle. But plenty of free parking on the road. Places to visit - The Sparrow's Nest, a lovely restaurant and cafe with fabulous wooded grounds to relax and walk round. Only 4 miles away. Wroxham, a trip on the Broads Gorleston, a beautiful beach and places to eat with outside terraces. Pakefield, a lovely beach and walks. Beach Huts and Pubs MarkG restaurant And more!

"Tired hotel"
karenculling7, 08 Septembre 2021

Hotel was tired carpets threadbare in corridors etc, room was basic, but lovely sea view (this was the best thing) situated right on the beachfront. Bed was small but linen & towels very clean, very nice breakfast & terrace was lovely overlooking the sea

"Good location. Shame about the room."
Stephen H, 30 Août 2021

The staff deserve a better review as they were very pleasant and helpful. The main hotel, that we saw, was also pleasant. Nice bar and terrace overlooking the prom and sea. We were only visiting for two nights and luckily only used the room to sleep in. We booked through a HotelGift voucher given to us as a present. This is why we think we were fobbed off with a room in the Lodge, opposite the hotel by the car park. Room L4. If you get offered it turn down. It obviously hasn't been properly cleaned in months maybe years. We did let them know as we left but I don't think they were too bothered. We will see.

"Did what it needed to do."
asiak12902021, 29 Août 2021

I booked a spontaneous night away and the place was satisfactory. It's an old hotel and could do with some general interior work. The room had a smell of residue cigarette smoke and bathroom needed a spruce up, but it's 30 seconds away from the sea and felt safe and secure.

"Wish we'd eaten here on the first night of our holiday"
489christinef, 23 Août 2021

We ate here with friends and their children. We hadn't booked but they opened "The Library" for our party of 4 adults and 4 children. Wish I'd asked the name of the lovely man who served us, pleasant banter passed between us all evening. Everyone found something they liked from the menu and silence descended as we began eating. A telltale sign that the food is excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed everything about our last evening out before heading homeward. If we had of eaten there on the first night we would have returned several times. Thank you for a great memory.

"Lovely location Shambolic service"
595headt, 22 Août 2021

Stayed here for 4 nights. Lovely location, terrace and comfortable clean hotel badly let down by unclear, disorganised and frustrating breakfast and dinner service. Seriously understaffed especially at breakfast with a lack of communication between staff or with guests .Each morning we waited at least 20 minutes without anyone coming near or even acknowledging us. We had to call someone to our table(sometimes twice)and were made to feel that we were an annoyance rather than a guest. Eg One morning after waiting 20 minutes for any acknowledgement we caught the passing waitress' attention to ask for a menu; she continued walking and called back at us 'I'm busy serving the resident guests'(I pointed out that I was also one) The staff are under such pressure that their responses are rushed and impolite. No clear system for ordering -waiter service or at the bar? We usually ordered wine etc at bar( quicker than waiting for a waiter) and were given drinks straight away. But one evening payment for drinks was taken and then I was told to wait at the other end of the bar in a queue for the 2 drinks ordered.(!?) While waiting in the queue another guest walked up to the bar and was served their drink. Frustrating! On the final evening were informed as we ordered drinks that there was a half hour wait for food(always at least this long so no surprise or concern)We looked at the menu for 5 minutes and by the time we got to the bar to order food were told they were no longer taking food orders that evening! Fortunately we came across a professional ,helpful and obviously very experienced waiter Danny, who sorted this out for us and obviously wants the guests to have a happy experience. Thank goodness. This hotel needs better management, more staff at breakfast and better staff training. We also overheard a Reception staff conversation about a guest wanting a sea view room and the response of the colleague was 'If they want a sea view they can go outside'. Think that sums up the guest experience! Won't be returning.

"Disappointed "
ashleysT1035HQ, 15 Août 2021

Thought we would pop in for a carvery on a Sunday. Arrived at 3.10pm as we thought the main rush would be over which was evident due to lack of people inside and out. Tried to order food but was told no food orders were being taken due to an earlier rush!!! Unbelievable considering holiday season and you would think after being in lockdown business's would want every penny. My only assumption is very poor management of the operation.

"Restaurant review"
MH2511, 14 Août 2021

Visited the restaurant a couple of times during a holiday in the area. The outside terrace offers great views of the seafront and the lower part is dog friendly. Whole restaurant area is well presented and mainly offers ‘chip shop' style menu. Fish and chips are delicious, particularly the chips and the quality for the price was exceptional. Children's menu - 2 large sized courses and a drink for £6.50 really good value too. Service at the bar was a little chaotic and the staff could do a better job of clearing plates outside more regularly - seagulls took great delight swooping around and feeding on the scraps.

"Too many things wrong to want to come back or recommend to others"
timmcardle, 10 Août 2021

Firstly the bed. I slept on the douvet so as not to feel the springs. Wife needs to be covered so had to suffer. Bad start. Dusty room (not filthy), not cleaned properly whilst staying there, dodgy flush on toilet, shower door did not close properly during showering. Lights outside window in Lodge building meaning light streamed in at night. If you have such strong lights all night, then better curtains required. Some other small gripes I won't bore you with. All together just a bit Meh! Positives the staff were all very nice. Location was nice on the beach albeit Lowestoft is certainly not a salubrious Town! I sound like a snob. I really am not. I come from Dartford ;o). If this was an Ofsted inspection I would rate it 'Requires Improvement'

"Lovely Lunch served by a wonderful team"
nataliepH5232UP, 07 Août 2021

Stopped for lunch on the terrace. The weather was a little unpredictable but the team made all the effort to allow us to sit outside. Danny and his team clearly work really hard at being exactly that, a team. Smiles, laughs and fantastic fish and chips (haddock) was our experience. Highly recommend this spot for lunch on your travels.

"Friendly seaside hotel with great food"
themanfromdelmunde, 27 Juillet 2021

Liked: Nice location on the seafront (and terrace to make the most of it), friendly staff, decent sized-rooms, surprisingly good food Disliked: Service in the bar tended to be slow and chaotic. Had an issue with one of the loos randomly leaking in the middle of the night. Room and corridor decor could do with some TLC.

"Great seafront position and modern menu"
robhunt1983, 26 Juillet 2021

Loved the area and the children's menu and the sea view made us choose this to eat on our last day at their LT1 Fish and Chips restaurant. Food was great (Prawns, Calamari, Sweet Potato Chips, Onion rings) and children's menu was great with colouring. Only slightly issue was service was quite slow but it was a sunny day and busy. Would love to return!

621simond, 13 Juillet 2021

This hotel is on the front in the beach area of Lowestoft with a promenade between it and the sea. I was lucky to have a sea facing room and the only noise during the night was the lapping of the sea - perfect. A nice room and pleasant staff. There is also a large sea-facing bar and restaurant area within the hotel including a large outside deck area. Recommended.

"Lovely hotel"
robertwymer, 12 Juillet 2021

Lovely hotel, nice & clean rooms with sea views, food very good, staff excellent & friendly, shelly in lounge/restaurant went out of her way to see if everything was ok with service provided by all staff/food & drinks

"Dirty room and restaurant"
Wendy W, 11 Juillet 2021

We have stayed many times at this hotel and have always been pleased but this time we were very disappointed with the cleanliness and service at certain times of the day. 80% of dust is dead skin cells so I don't like the idea of sleeping in a room with thick dust on the bedside cabinets and skirting boards

"Wedding celebrations"
LauraH220704, 11 Juillet 2021

We had our wedding at the Hatfield on Friday 9th July. Shelley was absolutely amazing from the day we booked until the event finished. Despite the many changes due to covid, she always took it in her stride and we couldn't have asked for any better day or service. The food was also brilliant - From the afternoon tea, to the evening buffet and to our full English in the morning. Leanne, our bar staff for the evening was also absolutely fantastic, so friendly and really helped our night go smoothly. We couldn't have asked for a better day or evening. Our room (the Elizabeth suite) was also absolutely beautiful, clean and had a beautiful view over the seaside. All of our guests had the most fantastic time, as did we. Thank you to Shelley, Leanne and all of the team at Hatfield - we will see you soon! :) Laura and Daniel Hicks.

"Lovely stay"
Proprietor-Martin, 08 Juillet 2021

We had not booked in advance but turned up at the Hatfield Hotel and managed to get a double en-suite room. The room was clean, the bed very comfortable good size en-suite and plenty of hot water. The shower was that powerful it was a struggle to keep the shower curtain in the bath. The room view was disappointing but that is a problem of last minute booking although we could keep an eye on our van in the car park. Due to the excellent weather we opted for breakfast on the veranda, it was just like being overseas sat looking out over the sea. Due to a wedding party the breakfast service was a little slow with two breakfasts coming out every five minutes but at least the weather mde up for that.

"Comfortable seafront hotel"
Alliemac123, 06 Juillet 2021

The room was recently refurbed with a clean, modern uncluttered feel. Staff efficient and welcoming. Included breakfast was fine - food cooked to order and served quickly. I've read the other reviews and wouldn't have known it was the same place. Would definitely return if in the area again

"Drink or no Drink ."
maggiemaggie56, 18 Juin 2021

Stopped for a evening drink and was told to sit down and someone would take or order . We sat for 10mins watching the staff chatting and trying to catch their eye .No-one came over so we got up and left , don't think they noticed .. After not being open for so long you would think the staff would be on the ball .

thomas f, 16 Juin 2021

just a short walk from our hotel we came across the terrace bar and stopped for a drink very warm welcome from the staff very clean over looking the sea lovely place to sit and have a drink and people watch

"Very poor service"
Adrian R, 05 Juin 2021

Have been several times for a drink in the afternoon or early evening. Service is absolutely shocking and saw at least £150 of potential takings just walk out. Took over half an hour to get service and drinks delivered to table and there was only 2 of us. Was given a very poor excuse of "staffing issues" and that "due to covid, over 400,000 hospitality jobs had gone. Sorry.........but just a poor excuse. I fully realise that there were many staff under the age of 18 that were unable to serve or take money for alcohol, but the waiting on tables was appalling. After running a bar abroad for four years, the main fault I can see is is the organisation of waiting on tables. The area I sat at had nobody coming to ask if anyone wanted a drink and a table of 6 left after waiting for 20 minutes even though they asked the manager if they could place a drinks order. Staff aimlessly wandering around with drinks with NO clue who they are for. We had the manager come up and was about to try and charge us for drinks that the previous people had ordered and then left before the drinks even got delivered. Put me in charge for a week and I would soon improve on customer service. After all, I couldnt be any worse than the current situation. Definitely won't be returning any time soon and would NOT recommend to anyone.

"Friendly staff, woefully undertrained"
mcarbl, 03 Juin 2021

PROS - location (right on the seafront) - friendly staff CONS - terrible customer service Some details about our customer experience, based on a two-room family staff (suite + standard twin room) - Evening meal in the restaurant: We booked a table in the restaurant for 7pm, and arrived promptly. After being seated, we were not asked for our drink order (let alone food) until shortly after 7:40pm. Understandably, the restaurant was busy (which is great!) though we noticed there were guests being seated after us, who had their order taken and food served to them before we'd ordered. Capturing the attention of staff to ask them to take our order was actually impossible, despite our best efforts! After a four-hour drive to reach Lowestoft, we were tired and hungry and didn't appreciate having to wait so long, particularly given the fact we had a reservation. Furthermore, a somewhat undesirable smell of fish permeated the hotel throughout our stay - not the smell of fresh fish, unfortunately. - Breakfast Day 1: it took 15 minutes to be served on this occasion. I ordered scrambled egg and mushrooms on toast (which arrived on two separate plates - toast on one, egg & mushrooms on another) and my mother ordered toast (which never arrived, despite a reminder to the waiting staff). - Drinks outside: following the instructions celloptaed onto the windows, we duly took a seat outside and waited to be served as it is ‘table service only' at this time (no problem!) We commented amongst ourselves how the staff all seem to be occupied, but not getting much done (which may be a naive observation, however….) after sitting there for 65 minutes we were finally served (we had previously attracted the attention of one member of staff, who said they would be over shortly, but never arrived). At this time, a new member of staff we hadn't seen before came over - whom we presumed to be a manager, as she wasn't wearing a uniform, to ask how things were. We told her our experience and she went away to ensure our order promptly arrived, which it did. However, there was no apology or explanation given, which was poor. Whilst we enjoyed our drinks in the fading sunshine, we witnessed two other tables complain to about waiting over 40 minutes, which weren't dealt with particularly well: although that is not our complaint to make, it didn't make for a comfortable atmosphere, which you would expect in a hotel. - Breakfast Day 2: the service was prompt and much more friendly on our second morning; exactly what you expect as a guest (I believe our server's name was Jo? - she was brilliant!) No complaints on the service, although we noticed that the breakfast cereal we were served was a few weeks out of date… not good! - Amenities in room: generally speaking, the rooms were comfortable and great. However, the twin room was only given one set of towels on both nights - frustratingly, my mother and aunt didn't tell me this until we were driving home, otherwise I would have contacted reception. A mistake is easy to make, but for a twin room (with twin occupancy) to be given a single set of towels two nights in a row is very poor… I'm unsure quite how my mum and her sister coped! The main light and a couple of the lamps in the suite were broken. I alerted a young male member of staff on reception of this on our first night: he diligently came to the room to try and replace the bulbs, though this was evidently not the issue. He was very friendly and said that it must be a problem with the wiring - that was the last we heard of the issue: the lights remained out of action for the rest of our trip.

"Mid week stay"
Viper2701, 30 Mai 2021

Stayed three nights with friends, we had three rooms. The hotel is in a old building, that's right on the sea front. Rooms are clean and tidy, and not a bad size. There is a nice outside terrace, and inside bar and restaurant. Breakfast is very good, not a big choice but good quality. Staff friendly and helpful, we did not eat in. Have read some reviews which were not very good, but I disagree. I will use again, there is also free parking opposite hotel.

"It depends what you are used to…."
AndyGingerKent, 28 Mai 2021

More like a hostel than a hotel. Having asked for a quiet room I was given room 101, adjacent to a lift shaft and at the front face of the hotel next to the intermittent air compressor that kept kicking in overnight. Having dropped my luggage in the 1980s hotel room I decided to open the window at the side of the bed only to be confronted by bird carcasses and faeces. That left me feeling grubby so I decided to jump in the shower; shower curtain didn't fit within the tray, grout was mouldy and I counted four different colours of badly smeared silicon sealant. Quite possibly one of the worst rooms I've endured. I've scored it a two just because the breakfast was good and the waitress was spot on. Checking out - I wasn't asked if everything was ok with my stay, if I had I might have told them about the bird bones! In a few weeks time I need to return to Lowestoft….I'll stay elsewhere thanks.

"Ok for the money"
matthewsmummyisyummy, 23 Mai 2021

Room was nice and clean and the location was good, car park across the road which was handy.....but....the bed was very creaky and the mattress was the worst id ever slept on ... you could feel every spring. The hotel was generally very noisy at night too...you could hear every movement from the room above us plus lots of noise in the corridors even at 3am...neither of us had a decent nights sleep unfortunately. Fire alarm sounded on Saturday evening so we left our room and headed out of be car park to the fire assembly point only to be told to go straight back in..no explanation...had someone set of the fire alarm as a mistake? Was it a fire routine fire drill? (No guest checklist was made or called out to check everyone was out of the building) so it couldn't of been ? Unfortunately we wouldn't stay here again purely because of noise and lack of sleep which is a shame as the location is great and the room was spotlessly clean

"The most dreadful hotel we have ever stayed in"
teacher63190722, 23 Décembre 2020

If we could give this “hotel” 0 stars we would The last time we stayed here our room was so dreadful we were given a voucher for a complimentary night. Naively we though this stay might have been an improvement. The first room we were given had a bucket under leaks coming from the roof and the rhythmical drip of constant water hitting the bucket. Both taps ran hot. The second room we were offered was identical apart from its number. Now we are in the bridal suite that, at least, doesn't have a bucket. The delightful night Porter has given us bottled water as there is no cold running water in the building. The 3 day women who checked us in must have known this but obviously didn't care. In COVID times when rooms should be sanitised, there are small biscuits under the coffee table and cleanliness barely passes muster. Robbie, the night porter is the only asset this hotel has to offer. Thank goodness we are only here for one night. The place should be closed.

"Enjoyable Stay in Lowestoft"
184jeremyh, 02 Décembre 2020

Hotel is situated on the Esplanade in Lowestoft with some rooms having a sea view. The rooms are comfortable & there is a lift to all floors although on each floor there are steps between the lift & the rooms. The Hotel has its own car park. The food on the Restaurant is excellent & I enjoyed both Breakfast & Evening Meals during my stay. The staff are friendly & helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

"Ok if on a budget.."
cduff8, 27 Octobre 2020

Since my review was deleted on booking site I will re-write it on here.. location of hotel was nice, lovely sea views, good sized car park, could not fault the food in the restaurant although service could have been better but understandable through these times. We found the room quite unclean, there was a lot of dust all over the lampshades, radiators, bathroom etc. The bathroom radiator could not be turned off so was far too hot, we had to keep the bathroom door closed in order to make the room a bit cooler and keep the window wide open (which then meant lots of noise as expected from outside). There were holes that had been filled in the walls and not sanded or re-painted just splodges of filler everywhere (as shown in photos). Bed was very creaky although when you stayed completed still and managed to fall asleep it was fairly comfortable. We booked 2 nights but unfortunately 1 night was enough for us, we tried to get a refund for the second night due to the heat and bed in the room but it was an instant no. Sadly won't be returning which is a shame as location was great and food was good.

"Gone downhill"
DIETDREAM, 23 Octobre 2020

Hi, I've been to the Hatfield twice now, both times for afternoon tea. The 1st time was excellent & couldn't wait to go back, unfortunately we've been back and it was really quite average. Our sandwiches had obviously been made prior to us coming & were hard, we had one very small scone each, & the other cakes were all squashed. The tea pots were all dull, not been shined up, when I ate the sausage rolls and pickle, this was ok but they'd only given us one small plate, not another one for my sweet stuff. The first time we went, the lady came and asked us what sandwiches we wanted as my husband doesn't eat eggs and neither of us eat salmon, then went and made them fresh, very helpful lady. As I said this time they were made beforehand, salmon, yuk, egg!& coronation chicken which we don't like. What a waste. For the price we won't revisit, really gone downhill.

Harmleasss, 09 Octobre 2020

Good food nice restaurant....however my table was really sticky and needed a clean....the bed is extremely uncomfortable( writing this at 5am)...couldnt get a full night's sleep as it is a very hard, old and noisy bed. The room smells of Mould and could do with a fan...like premiere inn & travelodge.

"Excellent hotel "
shazza667, 07 Octobre 2020

We stayed here for a couple of nights, a little break. Excellent hotel. Staff very friendly & accommodating. Hotel very clean and covid organised and aware. Meals in the restaurant were superb and reasonably priced

"Hopefully not again any time soon"
ianh977, 30 Septembre 2020

I have stayed here a handful of times over the past 4 years, both in the hotel and in the lodges..... Long story short, not a patch on the Victoria, worse than the Premier Inn. Truly awful place, good job it's only ona nightly basis I have stayed.

"Good location and helpful staff"
Sue W, 27 Septembre 2020

This is an old hotel which has been modernised to a good standard. The location is excellent as it it on the promenade near to the harbour. The staff are very helpful, friendly and efficient. During our stay the Covid-19 guidelines changed and the hotel responded very promptly with increased safety measures. The room was fairly small but adequate as a short-stay base to explore the area. It was extremely clean. The restaurant was operating a restricted menu but it was varied enough to provide enough choice for 3 consecutive nights. The food was very good, especially the breakfasts. For a longer stay, it is worth paying for an upgraded room with a sea view as they seemed to be larger and would certainly be quieter.

"Excellent location"
Cosmopolitan802836, 18 Septembre 2020

The hotel is very well situated relatively near the town, harbour and restaurants such as The Harbour Inn and Iconic. Reception staff very helpful. The decor was excellent throughout, presumably due to the recent refurb. We booked a sea view room (206) which was a reasonable size. Our sea view was through a window which was less than one metre wide. As the hotel looks to be 4 buildings merged together, the rooms have differing sizes of windows. The full English breakfast was fine.

"LT1 fish and chips restaurant"
Lilmissy1984, 14 Septembre 2020

Nice setting on the seafront. Staff were a little inattentive, had previously called to book but was told it was seating on a first come first served basis. On arrival we waited at the 'wait here' station and no staff came to offer a table, until another customer gave their table. The meal itself was lovely thoroughly enjoyed it had steak and prawns and the portion was very large and a lovely piece of steak. The service was slow though.

"Chilled two days"
Tracy F, 14 Septembre 2020

I stay here for 2 nights the room was clean and tidy but it was near the kitchen so had the noise from the fan from early in the the till late at night. The staff are very friendly and helpful and go out off there way for you. The breakfast is not the best but it was hot and there coffee were lovely. The bar has been done up well and the staff are always cleaning the tables I would stay again

"Seafront restaurant"
Laura C, 11 Septembre 2020

Nice location right on the promenade overlooking the beach, good portions of food. A scaled down menu due to COVID restrictions but enough choice. Not a fast service but an ordinary place for a weeknight meal out.

"A pleasant stay apart from boiler failure"
markbJ4295WK, 10 Septembre 2020

This hotel is situated on a prominent position on Lowestoft's sea front close to the shopping area and station. We received a friendly welcome on arrival and had a very nice spacious and quiet room with a perfect seaview. The dinner menu on the web site looks attractive. Due to the Covid pandemic, a restricted menu was in place which was very limited: the only potatoes on it were french fries or chips or sweet potatoes fries with no availability of fresh vegetables. On the second night, the starter and main course were served together. The tables at breakfast were very sticky as if, although wiped and sanitised, they had not been washed following drink spillages. Breakfast service was good and friendly but no fresh fruit was available. Boiler breakdowns happen but such events require an honest, although unwelcome, response to questions. This was not forthcoming. On our third night the water was cold. When we tried to ring the reception, the advertised number did not exist (the receptionist subsequently gave us a different number). Initially we were led to believe that the thermostat had tripped and would be reset so that hot water would be available in about 20 minutes. Two hours later, it was still cold and we were then told the boiler had broken down and would be fixed in the morning. The following morning, a note stating the boiler had broken down was the case was pushed under the door. Another couple in a room nearby had complained earlier in the morning and received the response we initially had the night before! Overall, despite the boiler breakdown, we enjoyed a pleasant stay.

"Superb hotel"
johnboy1965, 09 Septembre 2020

This hotel is in a fantastic location opposite a lovely sandy beach. The reception staff are very efficient and friendly indeed all the staff are friendly, polite and efficient . Our room 206 was brilliant the bed was comfy, the roo..was spacious and had a great view. We had fish and chips in.the hotel restaurant and they were piping hot and toasted good standard. Thankyou for a fabulous weekend break. We highly recommend this hotel and we will definitely return

"Lovely meal with fantastic view"
hannahbutler00, 08 Septembre 2020

We are staying in Lowestoft for the week, and The restaurant was right on the beach near our stay. We sat outside, beautiful view. Great food and good atmosphere. Lovely dinner to end our first day in Lowestoft

"Good stay, shame about car park"
Joanna H, 03 Septembre 2020

We stayed here the weekend before the bank holiday. Room 108 has a lovely sea view from the bedroom and the bathroom. Hotel was clean although dated and worn in places, like the carpet on 1st floor landing. Breakfast was nothing special, just standard breakfasts that is served to the table. The only problem we had was car parking. The carpark for the hotel is opposite, but only once in our 3 night stay could we find a space in it. My husband has a blue badge, but was no use on the road outside, luckily the two nights that we couldnt get in hotel carpark, someone left a space and we drove into them. Otherwise it would have been a long walk for him.

"Clean me"
melpirie123, 27 Août 2020

We as a family went in thinking it looked really nice from outside .... but soon as we walked in it had dirty Floors with rubbish , the stairs and white doors need a good clean Going down to the toilets .. just needs freshening up everywhere..cigarette butts in the flowerpots. Light broken. ( spider had made a home in it) Tables not cleaned after people leaving which we saw three times happen which at the moment it should be top priority. The waiters came out cleared tables but never came back to wipe them and then people sitting down at the tables completely oblivious to the fact the tables have not been wiped. Our food came out( after some time) Which was good my husband and son had fish and chips which they said was really good. Just would have been nicer feeling like it was clean and tidy. Also didn't see where to leave our Covid tracker telephone number It was not mentioned at the bar .Nobody was wearing masks serving us. Such a shame as it looks like the nicest place along the seafront.

987Christine, 25 Août 2020

On arriving at the hotel to have breakfast which is advertised on a board along the seafront we took our seats decided what we would all have to eat.I then proceeded to the queue to order at 10.20 reaching my turn at 10.35 only to be told they were no longer serving food it clearly says on the advertising board 7.30 to 11.30 no explanation given as to why we couldn't have food,needless to say we we're all very disappointed and will think twice before recommending this place for others to use.

"Not worth money"
abilucy9, 24 Août 2020

Visited Hatfield during the eat out to help out scheme to try somewhere new.. table was booked for 8pm wasn't busy at all. Got seated quickly and drinks ordered. Starters came and my sister prawn cocktail had a hair imbedded.. spoke to waiter and he took away and bought a new one out. Main meals arrived.. hunters chicken was nice and skate was good, but chips and fries were cold and like they had been sat there for ages or double fried no taste and dry. Ordered another drink when food came which never arrived and was charged onto the bill!! No one came to ask if our meal was okay whilst we was eating and after we had finished they came to clear the plates and still wasn't asked if meal was okay which it wasn't. Very disappointed and won't be returning which is a shame as the restaurant is a lovely location. No customer service

"Disappointing menu"
Cook6pm18082020, 19 Août 2020

My previous experience of the Hatfield is of a good quality modern menu. I would never enter a restaurant of this quality and order a prawn cocktail and fish and chips. But that's what I did due to the very limited menu on offer. When seeing the menu I turned to my partner and asked her are we in the right place. It wouldn't have been so bad if the food was of a good standard, but unfortunately not. Prawns arrived with a total minimal coating of Marie Rose sauce and were dry and under seasoned. The fish and chips WELL , DEFINITELY had far far from the local chippy. The chips were barely warm and although fresh cut seemed reheated the fish was tasteless and not of a size I expected given that I had ordered the larger option. I really did expect better food and a better menu to be fair I would have quality at Wetherspoons, even down to the wine glasses. NOT ALL BAD. We dined in the eat out to help out scheme, hence the Hatfield was very busy and to give credit the waiting staff were working very hard . During this time waiting staff were amazing very much on the ball and very professional. Shame About the Food, Shame About the Menu

"Perfect location "
Janet-Harlow, 19 Août 2020

Perfect Location, rooms very comfortable. Good bar area & outside area.the barman Matt was very friendly, catered for our needs. A big thank you to him! All staff very friendly & very busy. I feel they need more staff at breakfast as only one person at bar taking orders & preparing drinks therefore a long wait to be served.

"Unexpected seafront bliss"
gordonw608, 19 Août 2020

3 star hotel and the rooms are what you would expect, small but clean and comfortable beds. But we had a sea view room and the only noise was the crashing of the waves as the Hotel is right on the Esplanade. The bar and dining areas are great, but the outdoor terrace area was amazing. Having visited couple weeks back when the sun was shining a pre-dinner drink, or breakfast, in the outdoor area whilst watching the sun over the waves....need I say more. The fish and chips in the restaurant were great and the staff were all friendly. But the waiting staff in the restaurant on the saturday night were amazing, and even tho they were rushed off their feet they were so attentive and helpful. All this and well sorted for the usual covid rules. Will come back without a doubt

"Afternoon tea"
HowardCAaH, 18 Août 2020

We had afternoon tea at The Hatfield. They asked for £10 non-refundable deposit for booking, which was happy to do. Very good service. Happy to accommodate dietary requirements by changing sandwiches. Really good selection of savory and sweet treats. Also part of the government's discount scheme. Staff happy to refill tea pot. Social distancing observered.

"LT1 bar and Restaurant,"
lolgal, 16 Août 2020

We had been to Lowestoft the week before and a stroll along the Promenade and seen this quite trendy /stylish bar frontage. People were sitting out the front with food and drinks and it looked very pleasant. So we decided to go. The weather was not so nice on the day which was a shame as it limited the appeal to sit outside, so we sat indoors. There was no track or trace introduced and our names were scrubbed out from a paper list on entrance so no idea what their covid process is with both locals and holidaymakers alike. We were sat to the right on entrance and i would ask not to sit here again as its the main thoroughfare to the loos. The decor of the outside and immediate bar area is gorgeous, someone had the right idea when they put it together. The Hotel towards the back is much much older in style. We ordered fish and chips which i have to say was fabulous, strange that our mushy peas came in a gravy boat but at least everything was hot and tasty. Medium cod and chips £12, peas are extra. I do have to say that i hate sachet sauces / salts but maybe this was down to covid. There are also steaks and burgers etc on the menu. I did feel they were under staffed as all we could hear was our waiter charging about being busy in heavy footwear. After we had eaten we had a stroll along the front which was very nice. We will return again and if the weather is right we will ask to sit out the front. Or we might just have drinks out the front area which is lovely. Its a very stylish bar area and stands out on the beach front for all the right reasons. There is plenty of parking nearby and its free after 6pm.

"Ideal Getaway"
Michelle S, 07 Août 2020

Lovely weekend get-a-way. Gorgeous, spacious sea view room, great restaurant facilities inside and out. Affordable drinks and meals to stay on site. Very clean throughout and professional, polite staff.

"afternoon tea at best average "
mariodI4934XN, 05 Août 2020

hi all . the afternoon tea was ok but took over 45 minutes to arrive even tho we had pre booked no tea until i asked tables need a bit more of a clean but still ok would i come back yes i would but not until for the foreseeable future until things improve i would come back again for Sunday carvery thanks anyway would not recommend afternoon tea at the hatfeild would recommend hotel Victoria

"Our stay at the Hatfield Best Western Hotel Lowestoft Suffolk on the 21st of July 2020.."
alan1948-12, 03 Août 2020

Our stay in Lowestoft Suffolk. My son, and I, drove up to Lowestoft on Tuesday the 21st of July. I had business to do there and I took my Son along for the trip. Because of it being a long day, what with the drive from Dorset and completing my business, I decided that it would be best to stay in an Hotel for the night. We stayed in the Best western Hotel Hatfield. we, actually, stayed at The lodge, which is across the road from the main Hotel. This was because we wanted a Twin room and there are none in the main Hotel. Well, I have stayed there before, in the main Hotel, but never in The Lodge, so i didn't know what to expect.But WHAT a pleasant surprise. The Room, with the two single Bed's in, was very spacious and the Bed's were very comfortable. And the Room was very clean and tidy. The bathroom was also very clean, and tidy, and the Shower was just right. after such a long journey we both had showers and dressed for our evening Meal, which was across at the main Hotel Restaurant. That's when it went a bit wrong, I'm afraid.We both had starters, a Prawn Cocktail each ,which were generous portions and VERY nice. For our main course: my Son ordered Hunters Chicken and I ordered Battered Cod. Mine was delicious, and a generous size, about the best Fish that I have had for a very long time I MUST say. And I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. But my son couldn't eat His as He was put off by how it was piled up and he didn't like the taste of it. So, he told the Waitress and She knocked it off the bill and provided Him with a drink courtesy of the Hotel and expressed Her apologies to my Son for the meal not being up to the standard that He expected. That was the ONLY blot on our stay at The Best Western Hotel Hatfield. Because everything else was superb. The Hotel has a nice Bar and ,next morning, when we had Breakfast, we were served in a very friendly manner and the Breakfast was lovely. This was the first time, since Lock down, that I have travelled anywhere, let alone to stay in an Hotel and dine in their Restaurant, but it was, generally, a very nice experience and I cant wait to go somewhere else soon.I can strongly recommend that if you are intending to travel, and stay, in Lowestoft, that you stay at The Hatfield Best Western Hotel.

"Lovely breakaway"
SarahRuth1985, 02 Août 2020

Me and partner had a lovely stay at the Hatfield hotel Friday this week we stayed in the Elizabeth Suite which had a seaview looking out towards the terrace bar area the room looked like it had a real lovely makeover all the deco was matching and looks amazing everyone from the ladies on the front desk to the waitress servicing behind the bar were ever so friendly and very welcoming we enjoyed our stay there very much and would definitely be going back.

"absolutely superb highly recommended!"
helenmelon65, 01 Août 2020

We have stayed here twice this year already, and have just booked our third stay. We have stayed in hotels all over the world - some very grand! This hotel is comfortable and top notch without being pompous or stuck up! The staff are what make it one of our favourite places. From the welcome at Reception, to the excellent bar staff and friendly breakfast staff, and the lovely housekeeping staff everyone we met was accommodating, friendly and caring. My husband is very poorly and we have quite exacting requests at times and the staff here did everything they could to help us. The location, right on a gorgeous beach is lovely, the terrace is very popular and rightly so. The menu, although a reduced one is excellent and our friends also thoroughly enjoyed their dinners on the two nights. The refurbished sea view rooms are lovely and the mattresses and bed linen very comfy. Husband is VERY fussy about mattresses but loved the room both times we have stayed. We would highly recommend this place for a comfortable, friendly and unfussy or stuffy weekend away or a holiday. We can't wait to go back in September with our grown up children.

"Restaurant "
k_jgorman, 29 Juillet 2020

I have travelled to many places and been to many restaurants but this takes the biscuit . We booked for an informal meal on our second night in this “ Resort “. We booked and arrived on time. Money has been clearly spent on the outside of the building facing the Beach. Inside, it is dingy and lacking in any form of character . We were asked to go inside to meet the greeter. Where was this person? We waited and waited to sit down at one of the many empty plastic tables. Eventually, a young lady said she would attend to us ASAP. She then took a payment from a customer , played about with the computer and finally walked past us to collect glasses fro an already vacated table. We were annoyed but the breaking point arrived when a male member of staff emerged and ignored us even though we stood in the middle of this unpleasant dining room. We left immediately and received so called apologies. These were obviously completely insincere bearing in mind that these two members of staff had to walk around us to collect glasses etc which was clearly more important that seating us for a pre booked table after we had stood for 10 minutes aghast. Don't go here... there is something better, surely!!!

"Good Hotel, Great Location"
John L, 23 Juillet 2020

The hotel is well situated for the beach (it opens onto the promenade) and also for the shops, a short walk across the swing bridge. We found all the staff very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was not that good but the evening meals were excellent and plentiful. There is limited space in the car park although we were able to get in. The only thing that spoilt our stay was the bed. It was very uncomfortable and resulted in a couple of restless nights. Providing that does not bother you I would definitely recommend this hotel.

"First time to a Best Western"
TonyDingwall, 20 Juillet 2020

After watching the tv series about them we thought we would give a Best Western hotel a try. First impressions were good with friendly staff at check in, a good COVID 19 set up and free parking just across the road Room was fine but very hot and unfortunately we had a lot of noise from people coming up and down the nearby stairs. Although annoying this was not a major issue for us - we just put our ear plugs in at night Our shower nearly overflowed when in use and I reported this twice but nothing happened - bit disappointing They were kind enough (due to COVID) to let us have breakfast delivered to our room with no additional cost - which was appreciated. However we did go down to breakfast one day to try it and there seemed little organisation in the restaurant - we were told to pick a table and wait for a menu to be brought over (should have given us the menu straight away in my opinion). But we waited a few minutes and when the menus finally arrived I asked the guy if he could wipe the table which clearly had not been cleaned. This was disappointing especially bearing in mind they should be especially thorough due to COVID. By the time he delivered our breakfast the table was still not wiped and he said he would put the plates and cups down and then go and get a cloth. I explained that it would be easier to do with no plates on the table and it did eventually get wiped In my opinion the restaurant would run much better with someone in control - directing staff and organising things. Most of the staff seemed as if they didn't really know what they were doing One particular stand out person was Sarah in reception who was efficient and very friendly - a real credit to Best Western So - overall Best Western did not win me over to the brand but I will try again in the future

12BarBlues12, 14 Avril 2020

We have stayed a couple of times at the Hatfield, both were excellent, with genuinely friendly staff and good food. The first visit was in the Elizabeth suite, which was very clean,comfortable,spacious and good see views. On the second stay we were in a deluxe double and although smaller than the suite, the standards of comfort and cleanliness were equally good. The reception area was welcoming,with smiling staff. The lounge bar area is spacious,with comfortable seating and also a large outdoor seating area with a great view of the sea. There was a good variety of different beers etc. and coffees. We are planning to return to the Hatfield as soon as this lockdown has been lifted!!

"Great hotel, seafront location"
juliajmac, 21 Mars 2020

This was my first experience of a Great Western Hotel and I found them to be easy to contact and deal with, special requests handled professionally, staff friendly and always happy to help. Food well presented and reasonably priced, with prompt service, with a special mention for the superb afternoon tea. Well-stocked bar.

"Nice hotel and popular night venue location too"
Mark F, 07 Mars 2020

I stayed here overnight as I was attending one of their four annual 80's Party nights. I got an en-suite single room for £45. It was quite small but as I only tend to sleep and shower etc I'm not too worried about living in my room. The bedrooms have free Wi-Fi and the restaurant and bar downstairs are good too. There was over 200 people at the venue which was being DJ'd by Rob Chandler who is a Radio Norwich presenter. It was a great night and a handy place to stay if you like being in a hotel on a seafront.

"Overnight stay"
debbie k, 07 Mars 2020

Car park opposite hotel and have to enter registration at hotel. Check in smooth. Seafacing room. Unfortunately the Room was by the lift and top of staircase which resulted in hearing a lot of noise and this was a Monday night. Room large and clean. Very mean with coffee, tea supplies. Mattress very soft. Breakfast was ok, service adequate .

314stevem, 01 Mars 2020

Visited today 1/3/20 at 1700 for drinks and dinner, decided on a carvery and can not fault , very nice ,great value,good portion size and the gentleman carver was exceptional sorry did not get his name polite professional and impressed my other half who is hard to please,but you will know by time of review ,thank you well worth a visit , what better place could you be over looking the beautiful Lowestoft beach and sea

"Saturday night noise"
Villanellen, 29 Février 2020

Stayed at this hotel for a weekend for a 100th birthday family get together. Friday night was a blessing, a comfy night in a cosy comfortable room, however Saturday night after emailing ahead of my trip to request a quiet room, I was woken up by music and loudness like a disco, had I have known this would be the case I would never have stayed here. The staff, the breakfast and everything else was perfect but having my nights sleep ruined by this noise was what really put the ratings of this hotel down. If this is a quieter area I would dread to think what the non quiet areas are like. I would not recommend this hotel for Saturday night if you want to sleep. I should have done what the rest of the family did and stay somewhere else.

"Lovely stay"
LYNJAKS, 29 Février 2020

Just had 4 night stay. Hotel has recently been refurbished,some work still ongoing. Our seaview room was clean and well furnished. All bedding and towels spotless. The food was good quality and well cooked and the chippy restaurant excellent. Best hake I have ever had. Best of all were the staff. Nothing was too much trouble, they were All friendly, pleasant and so accommodating. A huge asset to the company. If I had to be picky I would have preferred larger towels

"Excellent Meal, Fantastic Service"
Tracy H, 24 Février 2020

I was part of a group of 30 out for a Meal at the Hotel Hatfield on 22/2/2020. The food was delicious, everything was piping hot when it arrived. I recommend the Skate and Chips and Lemon Tart for dessert. Absolutely amazing, they timed our food perfectly for when we had all arrived. Emma the waitress was fantastic so helpful and friendly and could not do enough for us, she made my night very special. Thank you Emma and the Team

"Friday night meal with family"
Mark S, 22 Février 2020

Staff excellent, particularly Emma, very efficient. Food was excellent, only slight disappointment was that Mussels were gone, note to restaurant team, get more in. About half full when we arrived but very busy when we finished. Highly recommend.

"Lt1 Fish and Chip Restaurant"
NMBLOW, 17 Février 2020

Went to this restaurant on 15th Feb. Must say the staff were very professional and attentive. For a Saturday evening it was quiet. We had the prawn cocktail for starters. That was so disappointing it was a lot of lettuce with a small amount if prawns with sauce on it, no tomato or cucumber served in a pie dish. 12 months ago I had the same but this was served in a glass with loads of prawns and mixed salad lovely. We had steaks which were fantastic and served with Chios pies and a tomato and had onion rings as an extra those were lovely. We followed it with Apple crumble and custard which wad also great. All in all a lovely meal except for the prawn cocktail oh and the ambience was good. Would I go again yes but would avoid the prawn cocktail.

"Clowns Gathering in Lowestoft."
M6695TFpauls, 12 Février 2020

A whole crowd of us stayed at the Hatfield Hotel for the annual Clown Gathering. I avoid hotels.. they're really not my thing.. but I can't pretend that my stay at the Hatfield was anything other than wonderful. The room was everything it should have been, with a beautiful view of the sea; the staff were friendly and welcoming and very relaxed, and dealt brilliantly with twenty or so noisy clowns at breakfast, and also in the bar in the evenings., when i'm afraid there were occasions when we made a bit of noise. But on the one occasion that a fellow guest complained about this, the staff immediately passed it on to us, and of course we turned down the noise, Breakfasts were splendid.. I'm vegetarian, and felt that I was well catered for.. otherwise I ate elsewhere, so I can't say anything else about the food, but friends who did eat in were very complimentary. We'll be back there again next year, and I for one am very happy about that. The only problem was that my friend with whom I was sharing needed a walk in shower, and had not stipulated this, and had to use the bath, which was much less convenient for him. The staff did their best to find us another room with a walk in shower, but none was available, however this was not their fault . As far as I was concerned, I was comfortable, well fed and felt very welcome and well looked after.

"Terrible Restaurant"
paullacey007, 09 Février 2020

Went for bite to eat as we've been here a few times over last summer and not sure what's gone wrong as from the moment we got in there not good. Tables left uncleared so had to clear one ourselves. Then went to order food from bar and I could tell straight away from queues to many inexperienced young staff with no supervision by more experience staff which is never good sign. Went to order food simple enough! No as it turns out the chargrilled chicken with garlic prawns even though its on main menu doesn't appear on there computer ordering system so young girl has to ask 2 other members of staff who don't know and then the front desk manager says it will have to be added manually. So good ordered now drinks, a simple coke and cider! Again had to ask young girl to take the ice out as she had filled the glass up all with ice, I know that pubs use less coke if they do that but that was joke! That's hard not done lol, now wait for food. Then had to ask staff for knives as there were none in either cutlery section and this only 1pm and not even busy. Next manager comes over and just checks that order we placed as wife didn't want any butter on the potatoes and wanted to check it wasn't allergy or something as the prawns would be cooked in garlic butter, so that was ok. Then my food comes scampi and chips and waitress says enjoy. We then wait thinking surely wife's chicken will be brought out in next few mins as we ordered it at same time. We wait and wait and after 10 mins wife asks member of staff at bar if they can find out what's going on. Member of staff goes away and then comes back but does nothing to let us know what's going on. Finally after around 15mins of me getting my food my wife gets hers and waitress puts food down and says enjoy, no apology or nothing. So wife begins to eat and the chicken is so tuff that not really edible. I then find manager and explain what had gone on and he says do we want it recooked, I say no as the whole point was to have meal together and to be honest did want to spend further time waiting. He offers a refund for that meal and I say to him that about the staff and the problems which I hope has taken on board as we had nice meals in the summer on the terrace. The decor also needs to be addressed as in the bar area the ceiling had water marks all ceiling and bits of ceiling cracked and down

"Buckets to collect rain from leaky roof !"
anniedA823WD, 09 Février 2020

Im impressed that Best Western Hatfield is renovating their rooms, But perhaps they can check out their roof that leaks in dining rm when pouring rain! Walking into two buckets near entrance is not a good 1st impression.

"Great hospitality"
Plopbot, 07 Février 2020

Wonderful view in the morning of the sun rising over the sea. Food very good (especially the calamari). Staff friendly and welcoming. Room change handled quickly and efficiently when one was required due to roommate change at last minute.

"Home from home"
jbr00mhead, 24 Janvier 2020

This hotal makes you feel that you was at home and the staff are very friendly and does so much for you day and night rooms are warm and breakfast was great and so much too eat you would not go hungry

"Stunni g stay"
Anabana73, 19 Janvier 2020

We are very local and just wanted a night away We had the Elizabeth Suite , it was amazing in size, stunning views , comfortable bed. Very clean, easy check in / out Helpful staff Tasty breakfast We are going to make it a regular thing.

"Excellent staff and great location "
Crazyk99, 19 Janvier 2020

I had to travel down from Yorkshire to Lowestoft for a funeral and stayed overnight at the Hatfield. It's an old building but the rooms were spotless and comfortable with all the modern facilities you would expect. I say ‘rooms' as in the single room I was initially given the lights did not work, however, once I told Sarah on reception I was immediately moved to a twin room on the second floor. The location is great, right on the seafront, although the Hatfield signs that used to be on the seafront side seems to have gone, so on a cold, wet, windy afternoon I initially walked about 100 yards past it and had to work out where it was from looking at Google images, no big deal though. Best thing about the stay was the staff, Sarah, who I mentioned before was so friendly and nothing was too much trouble, the rest of the staff I spoke to were also really friendly and helpful. I would imagine that this would be an excellent place to stay in good weather and I would 100% stay again. I was going to rate 4* due to the issue with the first room but it was resolved so quickly and efficiently and the staff and location were so great I've gone for 5*.

"Just the job."
Treaclecat1, 16 Janvier 2020

Hadn't planned to eat here, but location sold it. Fish and chips meals for two, and battered vegetarian sausages for the non-meat eater (bravo to staff). Food served quickly, piping hot, and good sized portions. Mushy peas weren't brilliant, but everything else was perfectly acceptable. Those that had the sticky toffee pudding said it was probably the best ever!! Prices were fair.

"Thoroughly enjoyable"
Pat W, 16 Janvier 2020

Visited restaurant on Boxing Day as they were one of the few places offering carvery that date, alongside normal menu. Two sittings which allowed ample time at the table and pleasant personal service despite it obviously being very busy. Full marks!

"Sunday Carvery for 18 people to celebrate a family members 90th birthday"
Tom W, 13 Janvier 2020

Very easy hotel to deal with. We organised a carvery Sunday lunch for 18 in the Library ( booked room for our use ) to celebrate a family birthday. Food good with decent selection , even did gluten free Yorkshire puds ! Well looked after by Jamie & Becky who were confident, smiley & organised. Great value for money & a happy family event.

"Unplanned meal - good choice!"
Lindylou13, 11 Janvier 2020

We had intended to go somewhere else for dinner but it was fully booked so decided to try the Hatfield and so glad we did! Had a really lovely 3 course meal which was amazing value at £10.95! We had Starters - ribs/spratts Mains - curry/carbonara Desserts - banoffee mess/bread and butter pudding ALL were lovely! Found every staff member very pleasant and we will absolutely return!

"A Characterful Hotel With Unsurpassed Sea Views And A Warm Heart"
TheSicilianTraveller, 07 Janvier 2020

A characterful building with atmosphere. The public areas have been successfully and mostly modernised and our accommodation of preference, the Elizabeth Suite, also shows comfortable signs of recent care and update. The view from the accommodation and restaurant/bar areas is appealing especially the seaside views. The first impression on arriving at the hotel (roadside exterior) together with the entry and reception area needs to be updated as does the dismal appearance of the upstairs corridors which all give off an aura of a delapidated bygone era. Don't let this put you off as these are merely cosmetic and can be positively rectified and then this delightful "old girl" will be gratefully brought up to date and can reflect proudly alongside the already well-updated balance of public areas. The staff ALL presented themselves well with a warm and friendly disposition. We look forward to a return visit in the near future when the warmer weather can be enjoyed and compliment the stay.

"Lunch with young family"
Walkers25, 05 Janvier 2020

The day after New Years Day. We have a young family visit us every year on this day, and before they set off home they like a walk along the prom and a bite of lunch. Nothing fancy, 2 x kids meals, 2x burger and chips and an all day breakfast. Despite us being the only group waiting for food, this took more than 40 minutes to arrive. That said , it was all freshly cooked and perfectly did what it said on the tin Nothing fancy, basic meal, cheap price, and that's what we were after. I would have given a four star had the wait not been so tiresome. But the food was ok fast food, no problem!

"Lovely place to stay"
Review_by_Andrea, 03 Janvier 2020

Good location. Free parking opposite hotel. Our room was very spacious and had a good sea view. Breakfast was excellent and well worth booking. Will definitely stay again. Would have liked to stay longer if we could have done.

"Oh dear what's happened?"
Elhovo, 24 Décembre 2019

7 of us for lunch restaurant not full, plenty if staff unlike last visit in August when everything was overcooked and we all had fish and chips. This time a varied order, my chicken strips on black rice and Quinoa were so hard the knife wouldn't cut them! The rice and Quinoa was lovely and the sweet potato chips. If the restaurant had been full there would have been an excuse for us having to wait 45 mins for our order to arrive. Not a wholly pleasant experience, so different to going in the evening and using the 'small plates' menu which is a winner as is the Sunday Carvery

"Great Hotel, Great Coffee and Mince Pies"
Arthur W, 13 Décembre 2019

We were directed to this hotel by a family member in the car at the time, as they had used it before. It was great, the very friendly staff served us lovely coffee and Mince Pies and their hospitality really added to the festive atmosphere of the Christmas season. Our seating was an in ideal position in the window of the longe overlooking the sea, it really could not have been bettered. Give The Hatfield Hotel a try if you are in the area, I don't think you will be disapointed.

"1night stay in the Hatfield lodge"
Andy2019atkins, 11 Décembre 2019

I had an amazing stay. Room was very clean to a high standard housekeeper was lovely and friendly Breakfast was lovely with lots to offer including continental. Breakfast staff where very helpful and friendly

"Not only a Best Western..... BEST place to stay"
trevorgates, 09 Décembre 2019

Excellent all round hotel which caters for every need in a prime location. Staff very helpful and friendly. Live music on Saturday which is FREE so a bonus. All of our 3 rooms had a upgrade to a sea view so another FREE bonus which impressed my friends.

"Wonderful stay"
937jacqueline, 24 Novembre 2019

I booked in on Friday everything went smoothly and the staff are totally fantastic. Very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The menu was varied and I had the salt and pepper squid followed by the fish and chips! Thoroughly recommended this lovely hotel.

"Lovely stay"
lindaI7753BV, 24 Novembre 2019

Lovely stay at the Hatfield Hotel. Our experience was excellent from the moment we arrived,we were greeted at reception by Paris and Nicola. The check in was seamless Paris was very professional and explained everything we needed to know. And nothing was to much trouble for Nicola,offering to take our cases to our room as the lift was having some maintenance work completed. We also asked for an iron and ironing board plus a couple of wine glasses for our room,within minutes Nicola had brought the items to our room. We can't speak highly enough of the girls in reception (Nicola and Paris) as the welcome set us up nicely for our stay.

"Great for a short break"
janF2834DQ, 22 Novembre 2019

Lovely hotel with in walking distance of the train station. On the see front and our room has a see view. Nice walk along the front. Food at the hotel was of a high standard. We went out of season but would recommend you book

"Lunch with a friend "
Zezebear, 16 Novembre 2019

Excellent service and highly recommend the open sandwiches and who ever thought to put banana fritter on the deserts your a genius, visited last week as well and the mussels on the specials board are amazing highly recommend and the setting is beautiful

"LT1 fish restaurant"
Inspiration677117, 12 Novembre 2019

The fish restaurant is within the hotel, food and drinks were ordered at the bar. The staff were pleasant and quick. As for the fish and chip meal we had ,the best that we have had this year anywhere in our area.. First class.

"First time Lowesoft"
James D, 06 Novembre 2019

Although Lowesoft is not one of the nicest place about,we really liked the Hotel. We had a nice clean room with a sea view. The staff are really friendly. There is also a really decent bar below with a huge selection,it's also 24 hours and the bar staff are excellent :). The hotel does have a Resturant,which the smelt lovely. There is also a KFC 2 mins walk. The town is 5-10 mins walk,with plenty of places to eat and drink. It was Lovely on our last day,a few Ciders outside the rear of the hotel bar in the Sun, All in all a Plesant experience.

"Average hotel at best."
81StuartM81, 04 Novembre 2019

The decor in the public areas and room I stayed in was poor at best. This hotel is in need of a deep clean & revamp as the furniture in the bar & restaurant is dated and the carpet in the room I stayed in was filthy & badly stained. On the positive side the staff, particularly the bar staff, were all friendly and helpful and the breakfast was excellent.

Trudie E, 27 Octobre 2019

Thank you so much for your hospitality...you couldnt have been more welcoming...what lovely friendly helpful staff...you really made it for us..great room...all brand new and really spotless..so clean! Great place and more importantly for me your staff made it fantastic! Thanks guys xx

"Worth staying for the terrace and sea view"
Jane M, 27 Octobre 2019

The hotel is a little tired but the rooms are clean and well equipped, and the staff are lovely. The restaurant is reasonable. There was some chaos over breakfast arrangements but they were trying a new set-up and it was only the first weekend. The terrace and bar is great with lovely sea views and the hotel is in a brilliant position right next to the sea.

"Great hotel"
beverleygatward, 26 Octobre 2019

Was very impressed with this hotel Staff were all very helpful and friendly and went out of their to sort out any questions we had Breakfast was really lovely Plenty to choose from and staff were great

"Needs Refurbishing but a Good Stay"
EPD, 14 Octobre 2019

I stayed here one night along with 4 business colleagues. My room was a double and had a lovely sea view. The furniture was very dated but it was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was large and very clean with toiletries provided. The towels were large and white but had been hot washed once too often ! Staff were lovely and friendly and the breakfast was excellent. The whole hotel needs refurbishing - it must be the least attractive Best Western I have stayed in but it was clean and fairly quiet. I opened the window at night to listen to the sea which was very soporific. The carpets in the corridors were threadbare in places and there's also stairs up to the front door and along corridors which isn't suitable for anyone with mobility issues. I would stay again if on business in Lowestoft but wouldn't consider it as a holiday hotel.

"Overnight stay"
debbie k, 14 Octobre 2019

Booked in advance. Receptionist had incorrect booking details regards my pre paid dinner, bed and breakfast. Said she would amend it but clearly had not when at breakfast l was told l would need to pay!! Room a twin, large, clean with beautiful sea view. Either net curtains need to be removed or have facility to tie them back as they obscure the view. Facilities tray basic. Shower over deep bath, grab rails would have been useful. Toiletries provided. Had carvery for dinner that was excellent. Waited over 25 mins and no one came to order sweets. Had to go to till to find someone. Once sweets were delivered we were told there would be no charge. Ha ha...we had pre paid dinner, bed and breakfast so futile gesture. Beds firm and lovely to lie in bed and we and hear sea. Breakfast good. Fresh fruit selection even had Dragon fruit. Cooked breakfast freshly cooked. Overall really enjoyed stay but staff very badly trained and service poor. If this was rectified would be lovely place to stay

"Peter, Maggie & Elaine"
petergamble2018, 14 Octobre 2019

Great staff dealt with all problems and were very helpful. They dealt with exceptional weather conditions. They, meaning Management, need to be trained in how to look after proper beer. IF NOT, THEN DO NOT TRY TO SELL IT.

"Sea view"
Gillgreg1, 13 Octobre 2019

We had a twin with sea view. The view was indeed directly onto the seafront so perfect location. There is a small car park across the road which is first come first served. Unfortunately there was a wedding at the hotel so the car park was full, there is however a public car park very nearby which is free from 6pm to 8am and you can pay via the ringo app. The hotel requires modernisation but is very clean in the public areas as well as the room but the carpet is worn and the bedroom furniture sparse and dated however expected and acceptable for a short stay. We were impressed with the breakfast, full and fresh continental and piping hot cooked breakfast. I saw a few people with alternatives which all looked good. As stated there was a wedding which was being held in the basement. We did not hear any noise from the party (we were on the 1st floor), but did hear the drunk ignorants going to their rooms in the early hours....

"Stay at best western"
Donny741, 13 Octobre 2019

Stay was pleasant, room a bit small and very tiny. Food was excellent and good value for money. The staff was very pleasing and helpful. I would like the hotel to change the food menu for us like regulars... it gets a bit boring to see the same menu

"Lovely Hotel"
633DianeM633, 06 Octobre 2019

We have stayed here a few times and just love it!!!!! Love the staff who are always so cheerful and will do what ever to make your stay special. We come here a lot as our family live here. Breakfast superb, room quite small but adequate. We stayed in 211 and the shower head would not stay up, apologies should have mentioned this at the time, All in all see you soon

"A pleasant week!"
Alison B, 05 Octobre 2019

A pleasant week at the Hatfield, delicious breakfast and all staff were helpful. Evening meal was lovely and plenty of choice. Fab location, sea front and close to town. Bed was really firm so not best night sleep.

"Short pleasant stay"
Kathleen A, 02 Octobre 2019

Lovely location. Breakfast was excellent with lots of choice. Very pleasant and friendly staff. Added bonus of free parking just at the back of the hotel. Would definitely recommend and stay again when visiting Lowestoft.

"Evening drinks"
nicholak594, 30 Septembre 2019

Great venue after walk on promenade to sit and relax in beautiful conservatory or outside watching the sea. Bar service very slow but friendly. Lots of functions at hotel but the ambience was good. Been going here for years and its worth a visit

"Wedding "
spearsy101, 30 Septembre 2019

Just want thank your team for making our wedding day perfect, everything from hospitality food music planning was perfect and you all made our day beyond perfection it's a day we will never forget thank you Kind regards Chris and Jodie Spears

"Poor service"
white d, 15 Septembre 2019

We booked through a.very poor site called travago....who would not let us book breakfast for 2 people just one person so on arrival in the morning we told the receptionist we need breakfast for 2 ie one booked and one extra.....me and my wife tried to explain we need to book for another person and she just couldn't understand it...the receptionist explained we needed a voucher ....but just didn't understand what we were saying

"Review of LT1 restaurant"
pomaus, 11 Septembre 2019

Just went here today with my other half and sister for Fish and Chips Lunch and it was appalling. In fact, I would go as far to say that it was the worse cod and chips that I have ever had. The cod was not fresh cod as advertised by frozen and totally tasteless. The chips tasted like they were fried in water instead of oil The portion size was terrible, it was the smallest piece of cod. @ £10.95 it truly was disgraceful. Defiantly do not recommend this restaurants and would not return

"BEWARE high level noise from the weekend disco's this hotel runs can affect your room and stay!!"
redbux, 09 Septembre 2019

Terrible experience at this hotel at the weekend. Picked this hotel due to the sunrise view!! Hoping for a quiet night by the sea! this hotel does not provide this. Base levels from 80's disco and DJ voice clearly heard in our room on floor above. Unless you are prepared not to sleep until this stops at midnight I wouldn't stay here. Disturbed that this chain think this is not only ok to host events that impact on their customers quality of stay and sleep but claim they pre-warn you, if this is stated at all it does not specify the degree of the noise level. Received a small reduction but this wa still over-priced for a mediocre small double with a broken window. Bar looks nice but beware the flat beer!! very disappointing!! would not recommend at weekends - check where your room is when you go and check the quality of the room!

"80s night "
Martinjully, 08 Septembre 2019

The 80s night was actually very good would go again but don't understand why they charge £8 each on the door that's very expensive £5 if buy early tickets. If they had a normal local DJ it could easily be free no need to pay out all that for a radio DJ . Any DJ could play those songs !! The bar prices a bit pricey as well plus a very flat pint of Budweiser bar maid Stacey was excellent server brilliant and very friendly.. the dance floor was dangerous to be honest glass all over the floor and beer spilt everywhere was surprised I didn't see any one fall over . The door man was a bit wired As we entered the building made everyone feel uncomfortable didn't even go away after we paid just acting like we shouldn't be there and suspicious of us kept following us around very strange . And finished at 12 way to early after charging to much to get in . Was good night but should be free in my opinion plus you would fill that place and make more on drinks at the bar . Just made me want to spend less money at the bar . Also the young girl who was at the front door was very friendly made us feel welcome no need for the bouncer to just stand there glaring at us as we was paying she was doing a fantastic job !! So the event was good but should definitely be free

"Good stay"
sujo_10, 05 Septembre 2019

We stayed 2 nights and really enjoyed it room was clean well appointed bed comfy fan in bed room which was appreciated as it was a warm weekend.Lovely outside area over looking the sea to have a drink.we would certain stay again Some areas could do with a bit TLC but I think it is due renovations

"One night stay."
goldbarsenior, 01 Septembre 2019

We decided late on a Thursday night to go somewhere for 1 night. We chose this hotel as we have not visited Lowestoft before. Booking in was 3 pm but we arrived early and found the hotel with ease, parked up ( make sure you register your reg number at reception to save a big fine) spoke to reception ,left car and then explored until booking in time. Staff very friendly and informative. the room we had was a twin bed with sea view. Spacious and ideal for us. In the evening there was music in the bar which is directly beneath the room so if you are a person who likes early night then perhaps ask for a room away from the bar/music area. Evening meal was good and filling, also a good selection for breakfast. Full english, continental and cereal,

johnsJ2887MH, 01 Septembre 2019

We stayed here again for our 2nd anniversary. Room was lovely and spacious. We had an awesome meal in the evening and just as awesome breakfast. To top off our stay we had the Sunday carvery which is just us nice as there full menu. Staff here can not do enough for you. Thank you to all the staff especially Emma in the restaurant who can not do enough for you

"Quick drink and meal"
Albert E, 31 Août 2019

Popped in from walking along the beach for a late afternoon drink, was so nice and staff so friendly we stopped on for a meal, food and service excellent. Nice choices on menu and the place was very clean and tidy,

"Superb! Highly recommend! Great food, lovely surroundings!"
billie c, 29 Août 2019

My parents, my children and I had a meal here while on holiday in Suffolk. We've eaten here before but I haven't yet reviewed. This is a lovely place to eat, the food is lovely, my mum said it was the best steak she'd ever had. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food! The staff are attentive, the situation on the beachfront is beautiful! Couldn't fault it! Well done to all the staff!

"Awful Service and Food"
Paradise801581, 26 Août 2019

We went for a late lunch. After ordering our food and drinks we wait 20 mins for our drinks to arrive, we asked two waiters who appeared very lack luster. Our food arrived again a substantial time afterwards bring us the incorrect dishes. Once this was cleared up, our correct food arrived, minus 1 bowl of chips and inedible bread with the prawns, it was rock hard as if it had been heated in a microwave. The bread which accompanied the scampi had also clearly been buttered in the morning and left to stand. We also ordered San Miguel beers, but received 'beer', it definitely wasn't What we ordered, there is a distinctive taste difference. Mentioned this to the waitress; bread and butter issue, foccica was inedible and wrong bee. She couldn't care less, it was a shrug of the shoulders and walked off. On top of that, no toilet paper in the ladies toilets. Avoid at the prices they charge, go somewhere else.

"Food ok but slow service "
Gillyflower, 25 Août 2019

We had chicken, salmon and skate dishes. Nothing spectacular but ok. The restaurant was fairly busy. But what let it down was the lack of organisation and coordination of the waiting staff. We had to ask a few times for drinks.

"Food and drinks"
Scott W, 25 Août 2019

Shockingly poor food, awful customer service and the outside area was so filthy! Tried to complain twice but got blanked by staff wondering around. Nobody clearing tables or glasses. Food all over the floor. 1st time there this year and won't be back! What has happened!?!?!?!?

Dans20000, 18 Août 2019

Stayed at the hotel mould everywhere room dirty stuff all on walls!! Phoned up and complained and the lady on reception said a manager has gone home I should have reported it when I checked out!! No customer service what so ever! Overly priced!!

"Dated and over priced. Threadbare carpets. Noisy and generally poor"
rachelsmith2019, 11 Août 2019

Find an alternative hotel. The only positive is the location due to the sea views. That's when you could see them through the filthy windows. The rooms are small and dated. The bathroom was a disgrace with more mould than blue cheese!

"Sparkling Afternoon Tea"
MrsStace24, 11 Août 2019

I was booked in on Saturday 3 August for one of your Sparking Afternoon Teas. It was awful. The sandwiches were lukewarm and dried up. The scone was borderline stale and rock hard, the clotted cream that went with it was also sloppy and lukewarm. When our waiter came to check everything was fine, I told him the above, and invited him to actually feel the dry sandwiches, as by this point my husband and I were so put off we told him we were not going to eat anything else for fear of being ill. He agreed and said I can see what you mean. I told him I didn't want to make a fuss, and he replied he would feed this information back to the kitchen. And that was the last we saw of any waiting staff. We finished our pot of tea, which took about 10 minutes, and that was it, the staff had all vanished. No apology, no offer of a replacement and no glass of bubbly. As we left, we could see a vacated table on the terrace, and that it also had an abandoned afternoon tea, just like the one we had just left, I fear they were as disgusted as we were. I have e mailed to complain, but the hotel has not even the courtesy to reply. Don't waste your money here!

"Waiting for service"
540jamesl540, 07 Août 2019

Often we use the Hatfield for coffee and a meal always a good time, the staff are usually nice and attentive, but on this visit we decided to use the LT1 for fish and chips we were shown to a table and had our drinks delivered then after taking our order there we sat after 1 hour I caught the waitress who took our order and suggested we had waited a long time and lots of meals had been delivered, she came back shortly and said that a ticket had gone missing and would chase up our order but if it had gone missing how did she know what we wanted? We waited another 30 minutes and nothing appeared so reluctantly we left. Make sure that your order reaches the chefs.

stuartcI227LW, 06 Août 2019

Carvery by the sea,should have gone to davey ,rude staff like warm food, and double the price it used to be, would rather go to McDonald's and that is saying something!!!!!!,save your money get fish and chips

"Grubby bar. Unwelcoming staff."
Lowestoft321, 06 Août 2019

Dropped in for a few drinks. Had to find someone to serve us. Chap was messing about with a coffee machine and didn't even make eye contact. Tables needed clearing. Every surface needed a wipe. Poor show.

"Fading Glory"
tandb36, 03 Août 2019

This hotel is in a great location, right on the seafront and only a short walk to the town center but it needs some tlc. We had the most basic of rooms and whilst it was clean and reasonably comfortable it was a little worn out. Rooms at the back of the hotel do suffer from the smell of cooking which did not upset us but could be very irritating. It is also a little noisy at night due to its location

"LT1 Fish & Chips"
elizabeth m, 31 Juillet 2019

Although we have stayed in the Hatfield Hotel,before moving to Oulton, we hadn't eaten the new LT1 until recently. What a treat. Skate & Chips, with a gherkin for me, washed down with a bottle of Pinot. Salmon for my Husband, with an alcohol free lager, EXCELLENT! I hardly ever have a desert, but the Deep fried Banana, with ice cream tempted even me, which we shared. The staff were very friendly & efficient. It was a very warm day, but too windy to sit outside. We sat near the door way, lovely breeze coming in. Will definately return.

"Afternoon tea.."
Julie H, 24 Juillet 2019

Amazing aftertoon on the terrace with afternoon tea for my daughters birthday. Well looked after and ended up having cocktails and dinner. Beautiful food, nothing to much trouble. Amazing staff and service. 5 star rating xxxx

"Afternoon Tea"
RMWHERE, 24 Juillet 2019

Just had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Hotel Hatfield with two friends and the food, ambience and attention to detail was beyond compare. Emma, our waitress, was very attentive and sensitive to our needs while two of us waited for our third friend to join us, even seating us in a cooler area on the hottest day of the year! Good quality food aplenty and lashings of tea for me! Shall definitely be returning and would recommend to all! Emma, you were a star!

"Lovely loctaion - seaview restaurant"
Jennie W, 15 Juillet 2019

Just visiting for the weekend and didn't want the usual Beefeater brekkie so ventured into town and found this place. Full English breakfast was really good, great quality and hot. Was cheaper than Beefeater too. Sun was out so sat outside with an amazing sea view. We enjoyed it so much that we returned later in the day for an early dinner. Fish and chips were good. Staff were very polite and the restaurant can get very busy when sun is out but plenty of tables and didn't slow service at all. The only criticism would be the plates need to be cleared quicker. Seagulls are massive and when the table is empty they swoop in for leftovers. Glasses were knocked on the floor and the gulls make a mess. I appreciate its difficult to keep on top of but we saw plates left for a good 20 minutes. Would still revisit though.

AndrewR4115, 03 Juillet 2019

Restaurants got a new menu !! Really good selection, well done chef Manager seems on the ball (steven) Great all round. This area seems on the up thanks to young inspirational management realizing the hidden gem South beach /kirkley has .we will return x .

"LT1 Fish and Chips Restaurant"
Frosty-up, 02 Juillet 2019

On our first visit we had a lovely meal despite the vegetables arriving 10 minutes after the main course. For our 2nd visit we booked a table but were told on arrival that there would be at least an hours wait for food. My husband had the fish and chips which he enjoyed. I ordered steak which was listed as gluten free on the menu. When it arrived it was covered in what looked like a pile of batter strips (possibly onion in batter). I asked the waitress what it was and she took it back to the kitchen. She returned and said “sorry they brought you the wrong meal, there's no gluten in this one”. I'd nearly finished eating when I spotted the strip of batter still on the plate. The staff didn't deny that this was the same meal with the batter scraped off. I tried to explain how serious it was to list a meal as gluten free when it wasn't. The waiter said he'd ask the chef to review the menu. I don't like making a fuss so just paid the bill and left. I suffered for 3 days as even a tiny amount of gluten causes my immune system to attack and destroy the lining of my intestines. With all the publicity about the dangers of not accurately listing allergens, you would think it would be safe to eat out without being poisoned. What makes me really worried though is that they even lied about what was in my meal so as not to lose money.

"kitchen view room"
Climber56886061729, 01 Juillet 2019

Lovely place, lovely views except when located at the back right next to the kitchen and kitchen vents. Was hot so had all the windows open, only to be greeted with the smell of fat and cooking fumes. I shut the windows and stayed hot instead. there were no other rooms to move to at my convenience.

Billybob133, 25 Juin 2019

Went to the holtel Hatfield for lunch had fish and chips had to pay extra for the mushy peas !!! The burger was very nice could do with just a few more chips not quite anough I do think fish and chips should come with peas or mushy peas in with the price

"Great hotel"
frank_alfrey, 21 Juin 2019

The staff were first rate they worked hard to please in all sections. The food was very good with a wide range to suit most guests, the full english breakfast was first rate and talked about by the diners, thepublic and private rooms were comfortable and clean.

"Great location"
Peter R, 17 Juin 2019

First the good points: This hotel is located on the sea front and with the patio and bi fold doors the downstairs is a great place to be. The food and service throughout the day is first class. The not so good points: temperature control in the rooms is difficult due to the inability to turn off the radiators in the bathrooms, While we were there the lift was out of order, we were not warned of this prior to our visit.

"Evening Sunday Meal in LT1 restaurant."
Daniel B, 16 Juin 2019

Popped into have a evening meal on Sunday we got in just before 8 and the restaurant was still serving until 9 so no time issue. We we seated on a table near the till but this was not an issue. The restaurant staff were clearly very busy and struggling with the number of guests. We ordered of the menu and specials board and then heard that there was a delay in getting the food out by about 40 minutes again this was not a real issue to us as we had plenty of time. What did annoy us was the restaurant staff were very load and even shouting across the dinning room to each other and also we heard lots of moans from the staff whilst doing there work. Clearly they had had a very long and hard day but this should not come across in front of house. On a more positive note the food when it did arrive was very good, good portions and very tasty. I would go back to try again as this may have been a one off.

"Great value for money "
Drumaqueen_MW, 16 Juin 2019

Perfectly located on the esplanade the hotel looked recently decorated in a lovely modern style, funky, different coloured chairs made the restaurant area bright and cheery. Gorgeously views of the sea from our room - and a fabulous open view from the restaurant too Breakfast was amazing - generous portions and superb quality! The staff all work very hard - they were working in the bar when we went to bed and were there serving breakfast when we got up. Friendly and professional service

"Lovely Dinner"
TheFamilyScots, 15 Juin 2019

Stayed one night room clean and tidy, restaurant for dinner good choice for gluten free and meal really nice. Cooked breakfast disappointing supposedly cooked to order but clearly sitting under a heat lamp as scrambled eggs like rubber and bacon like shoe leather.

"best western definitely"
KeithP2001, 13 Juin 2019

really good staff, delicious food, clean and tidy accommodation, enjoyed our stay, TV worked without a fuss, room was very clean, the staff had a sense of humour. the dinner was top notch, the breakfast a huge choice

Kjbcivils, 10 Juin 2019

Reception was great ,the staff working in the dining area were great ,the issues I had were in the room could not run a bath due to mixer tap not working , architrave round the side of the door all pins hanging out snag on clothing .

"Very very slow service "
Q9326WIsarahd, 09 Juin 2019

Went for a meal with family - service very very slow Food not bad but service let it down Nice restaurant but maybe a dress code might be appropriate(not impressed with joggers and vest tops sat at some tables !!!!) but that just my opinion and may be normal for this area !!!!! Nice hotel - could do better !!!!!!

"Lovely restaurant out with my stepdad for lunch"
Sarah T, 04 Juin 2019

They have just changed the menue so we thought we would try, I would say posh lol fish finger sandwich, was very yummy had homemade tarta sauce with Lettice, had banana spilt for desert omg was very yummy. Staff are friendly, wasn't busy and the new decorated resturant looks really nice.

"Supper Saturday night"
Elhovo, 04 Juin 2019

just made their 9.00pm deadline - service a bit muddled but the "small plates" menu option was excellent and diverse. They made no attempt to hurry us along and we enjoyed coffee on the deck looking out to sea.would recommended

"Back again.."
Michael L, 27 Mai 2019

Another great weekend spent at this hotel and this time with a sea view. The food we had was good especially the breakfast. A couple of minor gripes was the price of the drinks and a broken lift not good if you struggle with stairs apart from that we can't wait to return ..

"Lovely staff. Beautiful Hotel"
MatthewF462, 20 Mai 2019

Stayed for anniversary as always loved visiting terrace for coffee and cake. No disappointed by room overlooking beach. Due to unexpected situation had to cut break short. I know lowerstoft has its problems but it makes no difference to this beautiful old gem of a hotel. Food great. Real beer good. Views fantastic. Staff wonderful.

"My daughters wedding 18th may 2019"
Sarah S, 20 Mai 2019

Omg where do I start. I cannot recommend this hotel enough if you are planning a wedding and looking for a seaside venue. Right from the first meeting they were fantastic. We arrived the night before and Steven the manager was incredibly helpful and really put us at ease as I was stressed out at this point. On the morning of the wedding they took care of everything and both Steven and Reece went way above my expectations ensuring we had everything we needed and everything was organised. We lost the CD with music on but Reece and Steven sorted it all out within minutes. Reece should be a wedding planner. He is such an amazing asset to this hotel as is Steven. We all felt like they were friends by the end of the day. I think it's very fair to say and I am sure my daughter and son in law would agree that the staff at this hotel and Steven and Reece made their wedding day more perfect then they could have imagined so a huge pat on the back and a massive thank you to you both.

"Enjoy the view beware the perils "
Eric J, 19 Mai 2019

Lowestoft's main redeeming feature is undoubtedly its seafront and beach. When taking a walk along the promenade on a fine day, one could almost forget the appalling traffic system, the stagnating town centre and the general economic deprivation of the area. The seafront itself is rather run down and has a slightly shabby feel to it. Strangely enough though that seems to give it a certain sort of charm. There is nothing like a brisk walk along the promenade to heighten the appetite. There are several options along the seafront where a hungry and/or thirsty walker can attempt to satisfy their cravings - one of these includes the Hotel Hatfield. When the sun is casting its radiance on Lowestoft, the Hatfield appears a tempting destination. You immediately notice the large terraced area directly facing the beach. The elevated nature of this terrace gives individuals seated there a perfect view over the much admired sand and sea. There is even a screen on the terrace to protect patrons from the crueler elements of coastal weather. Indoors, several sofas are located by the large windows. More cautious customers can sit here and admire the sea views without being exposed to the elements. On seeing all of this I hurried toward the Hatfield with great enthusiasm. At this point though events took a sinister turn. When I stepped into the Hotel from the seafront I immediately felt an uneasy atmosphere. Could this have been down to the decor. I think the intention was sophistication, but instead it has cast much of the dining area into unnatural darkness and it projects a rather soulless ambience. Still I couldn't place all of blame on the flawed interior, it was with rising trepidation that it began to dawn on me that despite it being a hotel, the restaurant/bar area is a local establishment for local people. The patrons seemed to be a slightly odd mix of pensioners and pseudo chavs. Although these two groups are strange bedfellows they seemed to be existing in harmony here and both look upon anyone else with distain. My discomfort grew, there were no actual threats of physical harm, but the message here was clear -'you are not one of us, what are you doing here'. I thought of backing out and making an escape, but it was too late, I was too far into hostile territory to retreat. I stiffened my resolve and joined the queue for food and drink by the bar. There were only two people in front of me and three staff at the bar yet the waiting time was inexplicably vast. In addition a lot the patrons have yet to master the art of queuing. Although there was a visible queue, more than one pensioner walked straight past it and placed themselves at the front of the bar area. I finally got to the head of the queue but I was concerned that my outsider status would prevent me being served. Fortunately that proved not to be the case and I was permitted to purchase a coffee and fruit scone. I noted the customer next to me brandished a loyalty card which was dutifully stamped when they received their order. No such card was offered to me, I can only conclude that not being in one of the aforementioned acceptable groups denied me this privilege. It certainly seems ironic that an establishment billing itself as a hotel can be so inhospitable to visitors. Once I had obtained my refreshments I was keen to withdraw to the relative safety of the outdoor terrace where I would be away from the angry, piercing glances of the regular customers. My luck had taken a turn for the better as one of the prime terrace tables with an excellent sea view had become available. The rest were fully occupied by regulars who would undoubtedly take a dim view to an interloper sharing their vantage point with them. My escape onto the terrace was delayed by an OAP who steadfastly ignored the push sign on the door outside and attempted to pull it open. On his ninth attempt he finally relented and reluctantly pushed the door open. As I sat myself down I took in the views of the beach and felt the suns rays upon me. My discomfort began to subside at this point. It dissipated further with the first taste of the coffee which was pleasing and the scone was fresh and palatable. Alas my relief was short lived when I noticed a pungent odour in the air. The source of this stench could be traced a nearby table where there was a plate of half eaten herring, the diner who partially consumed it appeared to be long departed. I attempted to enjoy my refreshment still, but the festering fruit of the sea nearby made this a difficult undertaking. A dark thought did pop into my head at this point - could this be a deliberate attempt to drive me out. Had I unwittingly taken a regulars much cherished seat and this form of biological warfare was being deployed in response. I decided in this case to give the Hatfield the benefit of the doubt. When I finished my scone and coffee I needed to use the bathroom facilities. This meant an intimidating walk back through the indoor area, but I fortified myself and made my way to the WCs. To reach them I had to descend a steep flight of stairs into the bowels of the building. I found this a strange place to locate the facilities given the age of many of the patrons. The toilets appears to be where the Hatfield advertises upcoming events as several flyers were in there. One particular highlight looked to be an 80s night which sounded entertaining, but on further inspection actually took place two months ago. It would seem half eaten plates of fish aren't the only items to be left around long after they should have been removed. As I made a hasty exit from the Hatfield, I couldn't help but reflect on my mixed experience there. The terrace and the window seats offer excellent views and the food and drink is certainly passable - one could even go as far as to say good. However potential visitors should be aware of whether these positives can negate the discomfort that can be experienced in this establishment. There is much to consider and the final decision is not to be taken lightly.

"Good food and nice staff, but extremely noisy and understaffed"
MikeDFoulds, 07 Mai 2019

We booked in here as the final night after a coast to coast charity bike ride. We arrived and staff were helpful, checking us in promptly, and finding somewhere the bikes could be stored inside. The rooms were nice, clean and tidy, the bed was comfortable. The issues were 1) That we were a party of 8, who had a good meal, however, there were not enough staff on duty, those who were did their best to help, but we had ordered a round of drinks, 30 minutes later we saw them on the bar and went over and collected them ourselves. Food was also delayed because of a lack of servers, but was tasty when reecived 2) We had a room on the 1st floor, and struggled to sleep as there was loud music either from the bar, or outside, which was constant until nearly midnight. We had tried closing windows, but no difference. As you can expect, whenever you stay at a hotel, a good nights sleep is the priority, and this, along with the lack of staff, made our stay alot less enjoyable.

"5 star cocktails and service was fantastic"
Sassy0269, 01 Mai 2019

Head a great time here last week and Ben served us some great cocktails and had a good laugh with him made out night. Will definitely be visiting again Thanks to Ben and the staff at the Hatfield hotel. Sarah Jackie and Steve

Freedom10303734895, 29 Avril 2019

this hotel is next door to a night club which led to fighting and people smashing up cars outside our bedroom window at 0200 hours for 45 minutes changed rooms to room 103 this room is very noisy as it above the bar

"nearly a riot"
885philr, 28 Avril 2019

I've just spent the night of the 27th of April at the property and had a nice stay and breakfast with my wife,what we weren't expecting though was to be kept awake for over an hour by a bunch of angry and drunken youths at 2am spilling out of a nearby bar ,the language and attitude was terrible even thretening to people in the hotel,i did make a call to your reception at one point but got no reply  ,we decided to stay in our rooms and eventually saw a police car when it had all died down,while I appreciate the hotel can't do much about this I was surprised no police were called and we had to here witness to a mini riot ,your receptionists was very apologetic and I can sympathise with her, I expect she had a lot to deal with ,it spoilt what otherwise was s nice break

"Breakfast Menu"
brian l, 27 Avril 2019

Have been going to the hatfield hotel for breakfast for the past 3 to 4 years for a breakfast,usually having either two sausage or bacon baps and a pot of tea,mostly costing betwee 7 and 7.50 as sometime she will have a cheese scone instead,it always busy on a morning whatever the day of the week and sometimes have a job to get a table,last Tuesday we went in and there were about 5 people and you could pick your own table,when I paid the bill it was 9.90 an increase of approx. 25% when I asked for the receipt the bap had gone from 1.90 to 3.50 needless to say we won,t be going back and maybe now see why it was empty,i think its a stupid policy to increase this amount and will lose the hotel money.

"Awful rooms unless you like pigeons! "
KerryLouLou, 26 Avril 2019

I normally stay at the Victoria when on business in Lowestoft. For a change I though I'd try the Hatfield. Huge mistake. My single room was at the rear of the building on the first floor. Room 107. The room was very warm on arrival, despite the heating not being on so I went to open the window. I was horrified. The window and window ledge were covered in pigeon excrement. This is a huge health hazard. I went to reception and demanded to be moved which I was. My second room was again a single at the rear, this time on the second floor. 209. The room was again hot. Even with the window open, it was insufficiently ventilated due to the long thin layout of the room. The bed was comfy but the room was dated and dark. Lots of mould around the shower. Awoke at 530am as the sun rose as the curtains were not long enough to cover the window. I will not be staying again and have reported the bird issue to environmental health. The Victoria is in a quieter location and offers much better quality. The staff however, were very good both on reception and in the restaurant. My evening meal was good with a broad menu for both food and drinks. It was nice to sit out on the terrace for breakfast. However the quality of the breakfast was poor. Very salty bacon. Very poor quality sausage.

"First stay at BW"
Trek53086573679, 25 Avril 2019

Stayed with 2 friends. Rooms great, clean and tidy. Food good especially breakfast. Staff are exceptional. Friendly, helpful, really pleasant people. Will be coming again very soon. Jack Ralph and Dave

Roam64627842633, 23 Avril 2019

Very friendly and helpful staff, lovely sea views out the front and lovely comfortable seating areas inside and out. Rooms very clean and tidy. Restaurant food lovely with plenty of choice. Also adequate parking at back of hotel with no additional costs.

"Very noisy"
julie764, 21 Avril 2019

Started well, very clean, good sized room, although lift was not working we only had a very short walk so all was fine. No coffee in the room had to go and ask for some, reception very apologetic and gave me as much as I needed. BUT when your room overlooks the kitchen which ours did this does not lend to a good nights sleep . Kitchen finished at 10.30 which I could live with, but I have been awake since 5.40am this morning with no prospect of getting back to sleep. I am going to be very grumpy later on today. My bed is very uncomfortable the mattress is not good, I can feel every spring. Much as I like this hotel and the location is perfect, I cannot take the risk of coming again and having the same sort of experience. Beware do not get room 117

"Very noisy but staff nice"
Traveller-joanne, 18 Avril 2019

Walls were thin no sleep. Also, my colleague was put In a room known to have a noise problem. Very poor. Staff nice but hands seemed to be tied by best western policies. Very poor hotel compared to the others available. I will not stay here again. Actually I feel sorry for the staff.

"What a shock. Scones and tea for two, up from £6.50 to £9.05. A 39% increase."
MartinWanger, 15 Avril 2019

This is a very pleasant location on the sea front promonade. The staff are always friendly and helpful and the food is good. However I was shocked to find that our favourite snack of tea with scones has had a 39% price increase. This hotel in my experience has always offered food at very fair prices, but this increase is massive at over ten times the level of inflation. It is now a very expensive place for tea and scones.

"A good Breakfast - but ...!"
david221b, 15 Avril 2019

I will do this in 2 parts for those who like "positive" and struggle with truthful negative. THE Breakfast we had for 2 mornings was very good. As were the showers. Remember that senior staff cannot be on duty all the time. The dining area is really nice as overlooks the sea. I would thank Bethany and Emma for their understanding which came sadly too late. We recently joined the rewards scheme expecting the standard to be better than "Budget hotels" (EG: Holiday Inn Expr and Travelodge). in the case of this particular BW NO, the "Budget" are vastly superior as are the beds and reception service (At Budget they will offer to take luggage for you, in our experience-but NOT here). When I booked, due to arthritis, I was told a lift to all floors was available. However, it transpired prior to our arrival that the lift hadn't been operational for a while and there was no indication as to how long it would be in that state. We were allocated a ground floor room in "The Lodge" which we were told "is a double" (infact-2 single beds pushed together and a duvet over the top, very thin and didn't cover the beds. The hotel confirmed they didn't have any spare Kingsize duvets). The curtain in this room was hanging off the rail!. The receptionist (to keep this brief) moved us to L3 - an upstairs double room and if this is what you get from BW for the extra money (from a "Budget") then it isn't worth it. A draughty room (due to sash windows) with an "iron burn" on the carpet (reported by a customer in Dec 18). The view I can only describe as WORSE than a Travelodge car park. Please think carefully before booking and speak only to the Reception Manager as she does care about customers, something We didn't find in the rest of the reception staff. This should have been so much better than my honest review. I am writing only about the "Experience". We are grateful to "Emma" for her understanding and a kind refund or "2 days". We left our 3 day visit 1 day early due to the experiences I have honestly described. I AM hopeful the next BW experience will be superior. Our view (both bedrooms) was of the KFC which was under 50 yards away and open until 11pm each evening! and this was not the experience we had expected for such a well known Brand

"Fabulous New Menu"
TTurnerSuffolk, 09 Avril 2019

We visited The Hatfield for dinner one evening. For starter I had the squid and seaweed and my husband had the halloumi cheese and cous cous. For mains we had the posh fish finger sandwich and BBQ chicken melt burger. Both courses were very tasty and well presented. As my husband was driving he had the strawberry cheesecake milkshake which tasted as good as it looked and I sampled a couple of the gins, a blood orange one and a Parma violet one. The staff as always were very helpful and polite. I look forward to returning to try some more of the yummy sounding new dishes and of course some more of the gins.

"Great venue, good food, terrible coffee!"
suffolksamuel, 04 Avril 2019

The Hatfield is in a fantastic location, the bar area is well furnished and a pleasure to be in... the food is also very good and reasonably price. The coffee however is a real let down, extremely bitter, burnt tasting not at all smooth and sticks with you the entire day. Please buy some generic Lavaza beans or something Hatfield team... it can't get much worse!

"Theatre stay"
Tracey A, 02 Avril 2019

Our room was on the second floor over looking the roof of the bar. With a seaview. When we returned from the Theatre there was still a band playing in the bar which was not a problem and this you would expect. The music stopped about 11.15pm. Then the noise started. Constantly until it got to 1.30am and my husband had had enough. He got dressed went down stairs and asked what was going on. The staff apologized but they had to put all the furniture back after the band had left, then they were all sitting round the table having a chat. The noise did stop. When we went to check out in the morning the receptionist asked if everything was ok, and we explained what had happened. Again she apologized and she said she would get the manager to ring us. Here we are two days later and we haven't heard a word. Why can't we get things right. Just a phone call, I think it's called customer service.

"gem of sea front hotel"
ian p, 28 Mars 2019

right on the beach quirky and yet contemporary where it needs to be clean and tidy with some quite elegant but understated features friendly and very courteous staff excellent by the sea restaurant and bar area

"Restaurant Food"
marklowestoftmeal16, 28 Mars 2019

It was my daughters 16th birthday, which was obviously meant to be a special occasion. For this I decided to book at meal for all our family at the Hotel Hatfield. Unfortunately this turned out to be far from special. Service was the worst I have ever experienced, and the food was terrible. It was all just microwave meals with no thought put into presentation at all. I would not reccomend anyone eating here at all.

"Bad hospitality and respect for others"
Tombray123445, 22 Mars 2019

Having spent at the hotel for only two 2 days I had to use 4g as the wifi doesn't work in my room, plus seeing chiefs and work staff sitting around smoke near kids and having a attitude also seeing a chief every Saturday on a black honda cbf 125 wearing a chief white gear speeding and nearly running me over on the path I'm disgusted on how he drove up on the path and nearly hit me plus my husband a kitchen inspector and he say that your not ment to where chief white on the way to work as this can contaminate the food

"A lovely place to stay"
jolldenn, 17 Mars 2019

I came up to stay whilst on an interview and everything at the hotel was great and all staff were fantastic. The receptionist couldn't be more helpful, the restaurant staff were attentive and superb (the breakfast was great too) and the cleaning staff were very friendly too. The hotel was lovely and the whole stay was a pleasure. Would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay.

"Tired old hotel"
alysonteapot, 10 Mars 2019

Poor standard of hotel for a Best Western, old hotel but not quaint just weary. Paid extra for sea view but this room was not worth the money, seedy sofa, worn carpets, rubbed plastic headboard, hard bed, just dull and uninviting. Nice cooked breakfast, my eggs benedict was delicious and the staff pleasant but the sunshine showed up the poor decor again all worn and dated. Needing a full refurb and I shan't return.

"seaside venue"
Anthony M, 08 Mars 2019

Have had several meals here, plenty of choice at reasonable prices. Prime location close to South beach and easy walk from town centre. Advisable to book in advance to secure a table; friendly helpful staff.

"Afternoon tea "
sciss11, 05 Mars 2019

Afternoon tea was ok but pretty basic compared to other places in and around town. The quality of the food could have been a little better in my opinion but I wouldn't say it was bad. All in all 3/5 which is not too bad.

"Wonderfully relaxing"
Connector02810587007, 04 Mars 2019

We stumbled upon this hotel by accident, about 18 months ago when looking for somewhere to enjoy a cooked breakfast. The food was delicious and we loved the view through the glass front. Since then we have returned to stay whenever we could. Our latest stay exceeded our expectations. Staff were so friendly and welcoming. Location is fantastic and venue was clean and comfortable. We love it so much we intend to marry here.

"Great carvery"
Chrissie814, 03 Mars 2019

Sunday carvery was great, nice and hot and tasty, good value for the mone, probably one of the nicest i have gad had and a lovely setting with sea views, also staff very helpful and friendly, well worth a visit, no need to book

"Shame about bar staff "
314stevem, 26 Février 2019

Had a lovely lunch today great weather great views thank you , only complaint is the bar staff miserable and totally ignore you rather talk than serve I gave up in the end such a shame as everything else was great

"Comfortable stay"
Garry P, 19 Février 2019

We stayed in room 208 the only faults we had was bed was really hard, the room was to room in the night so had to sleep with Dan on and window open we did report this but it appears this was not fixed also headboard was dry and flaky so often woke with piles of the headboard flaked off on the pillow or my head.

"Restaurant - some good some bad"
RAS_Photog, 12 Février 2019

We visited last night and enjoyed the great views from the bar and decided to have an early supper - service was good overall and as the starters arrived (prawn cocktail) we were impressed with the taste / quality and presentation Then the mains arrived - Cajun Salmon and chips - Cheeseburger and chips The Cajun Salmon and the Cheeseburger were rated as very good ....... the chips however were inedible - thay tasted like they had been recooked a few times in old cooking oil - Question ? why spoil a well cooked meal with inedible chips - we complained and the response was "we are trying some new items on the menu" !! Does this mean left over and reheated chips ? We tried again to explain and we got "we value your feedback" We left the restaurant disappointed Management - suggest you take action in the kitchen on this - its lets the restaurant down badly

"Sunday Carvery "
tjc221168, 10 Février 2019

We came here for Christmas Day and what a lovely meal it was best food we all had for a long while , so we thought we would try a Sunday Carvery and it's was not a disappointment, everything thing nice and hot, the staff so friendly . We will be going back there again very soon and rebooking for Christmas Day , see you again soon .

"Clean & comfy"
brent68, 10 Février 2019

Perfect location & clean & comfortable. Very friendly & helpful staff. Already booked return visit. Recommend sea view room. Bus stop & taxi lay-by directly outside the front of the hotel. Food excellent from the restaurant.

"Super Stay @ Best Western"
Explorer54931356718, 01 Février 2019

Really enjoyed our second stay @Best Western in Lowestoft , just as good as the first one.Had 2lovely steak meals for tea in the bar and a cooked breakfast the next morning , the sausages in the cooked breakfast were particularly good !

"Christmas Meal in the Library"
petermack2011, 27 Janvier 2019

I don't particularly like going out for a meal near Christmas as I find the service and food quality wanting as it is rushed and mass produced. This occasion was a (wider) family meal. 20+ people being served at once. We were very fortunate to be offered a side room - the library to accommodate us. The service was very good and friendly to the point of waiting to serve until some late comers arrived. The food - especially for a vegetarian option was extremely lacking especially when the option for vegetables is the same as a carvery - which you don't always want - some variation please. However I didn't hear anyone complain. That said for service, price and location it was a good deal.

"Mr Bevis"
Kjbcivils, 26 Janvier 2019

I stayed here for 2 nights on my own to attend a family funeral so just booked a single room. The hotel was OK, breakfast was nice and could choose what I wanted. The room was small but adequate, however I was unable to sleep due to the noisy from the air conditioning units cutting in and out all night, making quite a lot of noise. In the end I had to put the TV on to drown out the noise and managed to get some sleep. But I felt pretty tired and then had a 4 hour drive home.

"Good location and price, poor maintenance and service "
KeithB454, 25 Janvier 2019

Checking in was not a problem, the room was quite large and clean, but even before 7pm the restaurant and bar were too booked to serve residents, something I find unreasonable, if you advertise a restaurant, you at least need to warn guests at check in if availability is limited, simply shrugging your shoulders and refusing to offer even room service is not acceptable service. Whilst the bedroom was clean and cosy, the bathroom left rather more to be desired, the shaver light didn't work, the shower head bracket was broken requiring users to hand hold the shower head to use it and the extraction fan hadn't been cleaned in a very long time, similarly the window frame sealant was heavily stained with mould, leaving the bathroom feeling neglected and dirty, which is a shame because all of the spots often overlooked in a hotel bathroom were actually very clean. A simple management check of “ready” rooms before occupation and the courtesy of pre warning that a significant facility like the restaurant was already fully booked on arrival would have made this visit far less disappointing.

"Modern down stairs"
markydog, 15 Janvier 2019

Had a comfy stay at this hotel well located on the sea front staff were very welcoming and service and food was very good the only thing I can say is that the rooms need upgrading to match the modern decor in the dining & bar area they were clean and tidy but would be an excellent hotel if they were modernised it won't stop me from staying here again but would be nice if the work could be carried out.

"Lovely stay, thank you! "
jodes64, 12 Janvier 2019

We had a great stay, the hotel was clean, comfortable, the room overlooked the sea, nice bar and restaurant area, seating outside to enjoy a morning coffee beside the sea and staff were friendly and helpful. Thank you!

"Third Visit to this Hotel"
garry121, 11 Janvier 2019

Stayed in the Lodge room no 3 a little disappointed when we walked in we were greeted with a burn mark on the carpet made by an iron ? Hanging in the wardrobe was an old Tee Shirt ? and the furniture was very tired, old sash windows allowing drafts and noise in .A lot different from the last time we stayed in the lodge, in saying all that the receptionist did offer to move us.

"Good location"
grahamb611, 07 Janvier 2019

On arrival there was no electricity until gone 5.30. I was informed in advance of this after booking, but with little choice of nice hotel in the area, no choice really! No compensation given for this from the original booking price, which was disappointing. The room was okay, clean and bright with 2 single beds and good hot shower! Could have done with longer curtains mind as the street lights shone under the bottom making the room bright all night! Breakfast was good and simple. Free parking in car park opposite and on street, although would imagine in summer when busy it would be difficult to park given the size of hotel and great location on the beach! Morton's the bar looks a lovely place in the summer sat overlooking the beach and sea!

"New year break"
stevek4422, 06 Janvier 2019

Lovely hotel right on the seafront. We had a Seaview room and could here the waves lapping up the beach. Good facilities but breakfast could have been a bit better. Free car park across the road and well situated for town centre and all amenities

Venture31429642793, 04 Janvier 2019

We stayed at the Hatfield hotel between Christmas and New Year. Our stay was chosen because it had a great location right next to the beach which is what our trip was all about. There is a beautiful walk along the beach that goes right up to a little church and a beautiful little place called the jolly Sailor where we got warm drinks before a lovely long walk back. It's a few miles in the car the Southwold where we wished to visit and so makes an excellent well priced base for all coastal trips.

"New Year's Eve "
Goonerwarnesy, 01 Janvier 2019

Us and some friends and our children came to the New Years party here after looking for something that we could bring our children to to see the new year in. Very reasonable price for tickets considering what we got. Food for all ages, hot and cold, sweet selection too. The staff serving and in the kitchen all very happy and friendly. The food was available all night. Very good entertainment for the children, little mix tribute act were great and the children's entertainer was very good too, great DJ and singer for the adults. Drinks very reasonably priced and the bar staff all very friendly. We are so pleased we found this for NY and would definitely consider it for next year maybe even bringing more friends as it was so good for all the family.

"Fabulous New Year's Eve Celebration"
HillwalkerN, 01 Janvier 2019

We have just returned home after spending another New Year's Eve at the Hatfield Hotel in Lowestoft. The whole package from the tasty meal to the fantastic fireworks at midnight was perfection. We are always very impressed how they manage to serve such a large group of people with such excellent food, always dished up very hot and always with a cheerful smile. The entertainment during the evening is brilliant, the female vocalist, the DJ and the piper at midnight . It is a real treat to have a large and well sprung dance floor and this results in most guests taking full benefit and really enjoying the opportunity to dance. The New Years day brunch is also very good and we always look forward to a long walk to develop an appetite before sitting down to this. The rooms are comfortable and cosy and for a small extra cost a lovely sea view can be booked. We will look forward to returning in 2019 for another evening of enjoyment.

"Well Done Hatfield"
chrismZ5833CZ, 31 Décembre 2018

Thanks Hatfield for making our Christmas day lunch memorable, the staff were wonderfully helpful especially my waitresses and the food as always, consistent to what you expect from the kitchen. I see from other reviews (not sure if they were at the same Hatfield from what I read) that I may have missed Santa, don't remember seeing that advertised anywhere though! Thanks guys and will definitely be coming back in the new year.

Beeb E, 30 Décembre 2018

This place served us the worst dinner/Xmas dinner I've ever had the manager is so rude and unprofessional and a liar he accuses his guests of lying rather than admit the fault he really needs a course on hospitality,we had multiple people get food poisoning and he in so many words said we was lying (message to the owner ,as a business owner myself I would sack any member of my staff that spoke to a customer the way your manager does he really needs to be more professional).

"Great food!"
Seaside59308218364, 27 Décembre 2018

We run a holiday park and took our owners for the set Christmas lunch. The food was very tasty, I have never had a piece of turkey that tasted as lovely as this one. All well presented and arrived at the table hot. The restaurant staff could not have been more helpful, considerate or polite. They were fantastic.

"Hotel review"
Douglas G, 13 Décembre 2018

Very Nice hotel on seafront good view over looking beach. Room clean and comfortable and staff helpful Didnt have the breakfast but smelt good!! Will definateley come back to this hotel in the new year.

"Perfectly cooked steak and a yummy cocktail "
TTurnerSuffolk, 11 Décembre 2018

I visited the hotel with my husband and we started off the evening with a few nibbles which is a new addition that we've not sampled before, we tried the stuffed olives and pork scratchings and spicy wasabi peas which was a bargain at £6.00 for the 3. I tried a festive cherry bakewell cocktail which was yummy, they have a great selection to choose from. for dinner I had the rump steak with Stilton sauce and sweet potato fries. The steak was cooked just as I had ordered it and the whole meal was delicious. My hubby had one of the specials which was deep fried hake and chips which looked and the mouthful that he let me try was lovely. The hotel had a lovely atmosphere about it as it was a Friday night there was lots of people about filled with festive cheer enjoying there Christmas parties. Staff as always were helpful and friendly and Would definitely return to sample some more of those yummy cocktails and a glass or two of mulled cider which did smell great.

"Late night arrival,lunch time departure "
725ianr, 04 Décembre 2018

Didn't arrive until late so after a quick wash straight down for a meal.Fancied a chicken burger so would like not to judge a restaurant on that,although it was very good. Service was very good and waited on by a helpful young lady. Room was in the lodge across the road, very modern,clean and comfortable. They very kindly let me check out late as not working until lunchtime so had a late breakfast which was outstanding, beautifully cooked and plenty of it and once again very friendly staff. The hotel is right on the seafront with parking so well worth a visit.

"Yummy !"
Judi B, 02 Décembre 2018

A lovely hotel overlooking the sea we have eaten here many times the staff are lovely really take an interest in your needs.Our latest meal was the Sunday carvery delicious lovely selection of fresh vegetables too,the chefs seem happy and are full off banter happy friendly staff make for happy guests

"Noisy room, unhelpful staff, no apologies"
landstuhl, 02 Décembre 2018

Room 217 - noisy ventilation/plant room/kitchen extractor unit. Avoid this room at all costs, you will be kept awake, no one will offer an apology, no manager whatsoever on duty to assist the following morning, advised room wiIl be Discounted but later advised this will not happen. guests made to feel like liars. no customer service, this was very upsetting, shame the receptionist the night before was good and helpful. would advise not to stay here if you value customer service.

"good hotel in Lowestoft."
Tourist43728914016, 29 Novembre 2018

Hotel is by beach, and close to a selection of shops, take-aways, pubs, resturants, cinema, etc. Also about a ten minute walk to town centre. Other similar quality hotels i looked at, were on edge of town. Nearby area is a bit run-down, with some businesses boarded up.

"Family Visit"
Gwen F, 26 Novembre 2018

We visit this hotel a couple of times a year to see family and have always had a warm welcome from the staff. There is good parking facilities there for people staying at the hotel and for family when they come to visit us. Rooms are comfortable and clean and if you need anything extra the staff supply it very quickly. Food is lovely and staff are very friendly. Lovely location as well opposite the beach.

"Very friendly staff"
JohnRichard55, 23 Novembre 2018

We found this to be a traditional seaside hotel with exceptionally friendly staff. We spent just the one night, but had a very tasty meal in the restaurant and were extremely well looked after during our stay.

"Spotless room little sleep "
Graham1963, 19 Novembre 2018

The room was spotlessly clean unfortunately there is some sort of extractor or boiler fan runs intermittently through out the night leading to poor sleep albeit the bed was comfy . Road traffic could be heard as well. Topped by someone giving his mate a call a wake call at 0530 made this a bad night

"Meal only.. excellent and good service view of course is second to non"
Culture14107155531, 18 Novembre 2018

Excellent meal and good service, the view is second to non and able to sit out in the fresh air and have coffee even with a chill in the air because of glass wind shields, staff very attentive and enjoyable visit (make sure you register your car) did have a day when received parking fine but hotel put that right for me

"Lovely stay"
Arthur G, 17 Novembre 2018

I was pleasantly surprised with our short stay at the Hatfield. Our room was lovely and clean and amazingly spacious. To wake in the morning and hear the waves lapping on the beach was ideal. Although the staff were experiencing technical problems with the tills during our stay they stayed calm and very helpful. The food was good and a great selection of drinks at the bar

"Evening meal"
Anthony M, 15 Novembre 2018

Location of this popular Hotel/Restaurant is great with expansive views over sea. Food range is excellent and is primarily English, waiting staff attentive and cheerful. Outside decking and veranda is the place to be to soak up the suns rays. Did not stay at Hotel.

"Traditional seaside hotel with wonderful views ."
politicsandrew, 10 Novembre 2018

Situated on the seafront and overlooking the promenade this hotel boasts some great views (providing you are facing the right way, if not you are overlooking some rtaher run down social housing). It is quite an old fashioned hotel with creaky floorboards, thin walls (I could hear the bloke next door to me on the phone for half the evening) and quite small rooms . My bed seemed quite old and was not particularly comfortable but the shower-room had recently been upgraded. Breakfast was OK but a bit unimaginative. For a one night business stay it's fine, for a holiday I would guess it would appeal more to older people that young families. Staff very friendly which made up for any downsides

"Worst room ever"
Josuff, 06 Novembre 2018

Dated room ,like walking back to 70s, very noisy from room above and next door, could hear tv,doors banging and floors creaking ,out side windows a view of kitchen with all inherent noise and smells ,air con giving high pitched wining noise every 20 mins, no plug socket around bed area to charge laptop had to sit at 1960s dresser to work and charge, entrance to toilet limited because of layout ,difficult going in and out because door could not open fully,this was my experience of room 117 and would imagine all rooms above and besides,still had nerve to charge for full room with sea view , would probably been acceptable if warned of all above complaint and charged lesser rate , YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

"We always get a great welcome in the bar where we regularly call for tea and freeshly made scones."
MartinWanger, 04 Novembre 2018

We have been in the bar many times. It is very clean and tidy. The staff are very good, and the food is plentiful and very week priced. Last week we were very well served by Aimee. She has attended to us in the past. Aimee is always immaculately presented. She is very welcoming, efficient and professional. This bar is in an attractive location, looking out over the sea, with plenty of seating both inside and out. When we go to Lowestoft the Hatfield Hotel is a must for us to enjoy tea with our favourite scones.

"Princess party"
dippydonna1989, 23 Octobre 2018

What can I say perfect setting for me and my daughter to have mummy and princess time ! Thank you so much to Karina and the team for working the princess high tea ! I would highly recommend ! Also had a visit from moana and repunzul which my daughter loved ! Thank you again

"Wedding vow renewal/ 30th anniversary"
tracycarter1234, 15 Octobre 2018

Had a amazing day, food excellent all staff friendly & helpful. A big thank you to Sarah who was with us every step of the way, also thank you to Kathy a lovely helpful member of your staff a real gem.

"Nice hotel, beautiful location"
RachieT2018, 12 Octobre 2018

We stayed for a family wedding 27th and 28th September, the hotel was well maintained and the staff were all very friendly. I have sent an email to the hotel highlighting a few areas in the bathroom that require attention, other than that the room was nice. The best part of the hotel was the beautiful location right next to the beach.

"Wedding party"
Funkymonkey2015, 10 Octobre 2018

We stayed here on the 27th, 28th and 29th of Sept this year for our wedding. We had the Gold package and we were not disappointed. Sarah (the events organiser) was with us every step of the way. All the staff from the moment you arrive to when you leave are attentive and polite. The food was amazing and great value. Nothing was too much trouble and all our guests loved the whole experience. The setting is beautiful as you overlook the sea. Highly recommended.

salarmes, 05 Octobre 2018

We enjoyed every minute of our wedding. Stayed Friday night in bridal suite. The staff were attentive at all times. Warm and friendly. Could not do enough for us. The food was lovely. And an excellent buffet in the evening. Kathy was so nice. She worked so hard all day and night to make sure everything was right. Including looking after the brides mum who was not in the best of health. But kathy got her a comfy chair and pillows too. We cant thank you enough for everything you done for us. Everything was perfect. Could not fault any part of our wedding. We had a perfect time. Even the manager took time to see us go into the ceremony room. How nice was that? Thank you to everyone involved. We had the most amazing time. Andy & Sal xx

"Anniversary Lunch"
chatlieboysmrs, 02 Octobre 2018

We had lunch at the Hatfield today to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Tom our waiter was very attentive and polite . The other waitresses were friendly and welcoming too and the meal was very good. My husband had a rack of ribs and said it was the nicest he had had, and I had mushroom stroganoff which was very nice and both meals well presented. We finished off with a chocolate gateau which our daughter had ordered earlier as a surprise. It was very nice, though very rich and large. She did say she was a little disappointed though, as she had asked if they would write or pipe 'Happy Anniversary' on it, but that didn't happen. However it was lovely and the staff boxed up the remainder for us to take home . A very enjoyable lunch!

"Worked great for us, but a few caveats"
Richard W, 02 Octobre 2018

We booked a suite (room 113) which was a spacious room with great sea views. And a telescope on a tripod in the bay window. So a lovely place to relax - and we had the windows open so we could hear the lapping waves during the night. However we stayed on a Sunday & Monday night (in October) and it would probably be quite noisy in the summer, and on Friday and Saturday nights. The room was clean and the bathroom was good, bath and shower etc. worked well. The wifi was not brilliant but adequate. The car park is opposite the hotel, and is quite small, so we were pleased there was space for us. Staff were friendly throughout. Breakfast was ok, the cold buffet items were not topped up on our second morning, but cooked items were good (as were the mini pastries) and delivered promptly. Lowestoft is not well served by restaurants, and we ate in both evenings. The online menus are accurate, so decent pub food. The wine list, although short was very good. We enjoyed our stay, and would come again (midweek and in the off season) to chill out in room 113, which I think is probably the best room in the hotel. With a seasonal Best Western offer we thought our stay excellent value.

"Lowestoft Hotel"
philipogilvie, 01 Octobre 2018

Hotel is very noisy on Friday and Saturday nights due to live music and music can be heard in rooms. This is not mentioned on the hotel website and we did not know this until we booked into the hotelVery small car park and if hotel is busy with a function there is no spaces reserved for hotel residents and car had to be parked in public car park along from the hotel.Breakfast and food is excellent and service cannot be faulted.

"Just sooo disappointing!"
Karen S, 28 Septembre 2018

We have just had a couple of nights in the Hatfield. Have stayed here several times over the past 20 odd years and this is really the saddest. Staff seem like they are just not bothered. No enthusiasm or conversation, or smiles, just there to do their job and go home! No one seemed to have any pride in their jobs! Tables outside were filthy every time we went outside during our stay to find a clean table to sit at, and the staff weren't even busy!!! Our first night was unbearable. Was a wonderful warm couple of days weather wise when we stayed and our first night all the radiators in the hotel were boosting with heat, our room was almost unbearable and was actually making me feel sick it was so hot, we couldn't turn our bathroom radiator off because there was no thermostat switch. When we complained to receiption the lady we spoke to on the Wednesday evening was just complacent, and would just like to add there was no apology, we were just told that a week ago the weather was cold so with complaints of residents the heating was turned on and that they would get someone in to get it turned off tomorrow!!!!! Oh and that there was a fan in the wardrobe we could use, very thoughtful!!!!!! We were also told that not to worry because the heating would go off at 10pm, well we came back at 11pm the radiators were still blasting on full heat!!!!!! So please tell me what we were supposed to do that night! Was a very hot sleepless and uncomfortable one!!! Every time we went to the reception to speak to someone there was just a notice on the desk saying if assistance was needed to go and speak to someone at the bar, well they were busy with customers too or nowhere to be found so please tell me what we were supposed to do! Absolutely rediculious that no one has access or authority to adjust the thermostat that could make all the residents stay more comfortable Oh and why on earth would a cleaner knock very gently on the door and walk straight in on the Friday morning at 9am when were were not due to be checking out till 11am??? Not at all very impressed with this and would very much like to hear what the reason was for an invasion on our privacy!!!!! Even checking out, once again no one on reception just that notice, and such a long wait till we eventually found someone that could check us out, we weren't even asked how our stay was!!! Such a shame the Hatfield has gone so downhill :( Would very much appreciate a managerial response considering no one in a managerial role was available during our stay

"Location, Location, Location and a Vacancy!"
Fwombats, 25 Septembre 2018

We were just about dead on our feet, having flown overnight from Canada and motel rooms in this general area seemed hard to come by, but overall no regrets after stumbling onto the Hotel Hatfield. Late in the afternoon and we were given an attic room with twin beds in this maze of a hotel, everything worked although the shower recess was a bit of a squeeze. We had a light dinner and a pint in the dining room and it was fine, actually better than fine-let's say good pub grub and breakfast was really good. They have a small carpark opposite and a elevator to the upper floors but again the elevator might not actually be on the same level as your room as there seems to be ups and downs throughout what must have been a number of renovations and extensions to the hotel. The location right on the Esplanade made for a pleasant after dinner stroll. Only 3-stars from me might be a bit mean, but 4-stars might be a bit generous.

"Frankies Guys"
Tony R, 24 Septembre 2018

Thank you to everyone at the Hatfield hotel for a good night on Friday. The meal was served hot and with a smile. The service by the waitresses and bar staff was 1st class. Frankies Guys were really good and worth a watch if you haven't seen them. We are looking forward to the next time they are on. Thanks again.

"Always stop here for a cuppa"
MermaidRhi, 19 Septembre 2018

We typically stop here for a cuppa when we go for a walk along the beach. It's very clean everywhere with modern decor. The bar and balcony area has nice views which overlook the beach. Can't really fault it.

"My Stay at Hatfield Hotel"
isahibrahim1, 12 Septembre 2018

A very condusive hotel to stay and within walking distance to the city center. I will definately recommend this hotel to friends coming to Lowestoft. A quite city with so many memories to take back home.

"Wedding party"
Chloe788, 03 Septembre 2018

The staff were so attentive and did their upmost to ensure every aspect of the wedding was perfect, from the overnight stay the night before to the small details of the wedding day. Kathy, you and your team did an incredible job leaving us with a very happy bride and groom and all their guests! Thank you!

"Son and Daughter in law Wedding"
Denis E, 03 Septembre 2018

Cannot praise the staff enough. they were absolutely brilliant throughout the weekend. the location and especially having the beach on the doorstep ( literally ) made for some excellent wedding photos.. would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to anyone..

"Long wait"
Happiness720491, 02 Septembre 2018

I went to the hatfield this morning for breakfast with a friend , we arrived at 10.20 my friend went too place our order , by tje time she got to front of the line it was 10.37 . And was told we stop serving breakfast at 10.30 , my friend said i have been waiting to be seen since 10.20 . The girl said i will go and see what i can do , she came back out and said it was ok . We then waited another 40 minutes for our breakfast, i had no butter for my toast, 3 very small mushrooms and a teaspoon of baked beans . I was not impressed and i will not be going back .

"Our only daughters wedding day."
Theresa C, 01 Septembre 2018

An amazing day from start to finish. They staff were so helpful, no request from the wedding party was an inconvenience to the staff. The food was top quality served hot and served quickly. The food was superb. The evening buffet was excellent. We were a little worried as we had heard the buffet was not good. That is rubbish it was top quality and so plentiful. My daughters wedding day was outstanding and the day went without a hitch thanks to the wonderful staff at the Best Western Hatfield Hotel. I have only one negative and that is the next morning there was no cooked breakfast, there was some sort of power cut but we were not offered a refund for the breakfast and it was not complimentary. All the family stayed at the hotel for the wedding some spending as much as 8 nights. Other than that it was a fantastic day. I would highly recommend this hotel for your wedding. The next day when it was time for to remove personal items from the wedding, the staff were extremely helpful and kind.

"Wonderful afternoon tea"
Julie H, 29 Août 2018

We went to The Hatfield this afternoon to celebrate one as our friends got married away. We decided on afternoon tea which couldn't be faulted. The service by Jo was outstanding nothing was to much trouble. We wasn't rushed at all. The food was fresh and well served. Very good value for money.

"Great night out "
Roy B, 26 Août 2018

What a fantastic night out at the Hatfield Hotel, Mark Anthony and Issac were playing in the bar, Fantastic music, hope they are playing there again soon , everyone was up dancing. The hotel is so lovely ,they serve Great food and a lovely afternoon tea. The sea view is so lovely , highly recommend this hotel for a stay or a night out especially if Mark Anthony and Issac are playing.??????????

"The lounge Bar"
Andrew P, 26 Août 2018

I visit the hotel periodically for morning coffee and previously given a posative review. However, more recently getting served is taking too long, even had to return cups for being stained. It feels under staffed and under supervised at times. It's such a good venue and location it's a shame it can't be better organised.

"Lovely stay!"
aoliveradams, 25 Août 2018

I travelled with my husband, 3 children (all in one family room) and my nanny who used a wheelchair. There was easy ish wheelchair access and a ramp was put up from the restaurant to access the lift. Access from the outside bar area and restaurant to the beach was easy. Paving was flat when going for a walk. Used a local charity to hire the wheelchair, they dropped off and picked up.The family room to accommodate us all was great. Double bed, 2 singles and a single Z bed. We were all comfortable and there was plenty of space. Only thing missing was a small fridge.The staff were all helpful and friendly to my 4 year old and did all they could for my 87 old nanny, which made her feel better. She hates putting anyone out and they were reassuring. The food was OK. Could do with adding pasta dishes but we enjoyed all our meals.Easy access to the beach, arcades, ice cream etc! Kids were very happy! It was a lovely stay.

"Afternoon Tea. "
Gail T, 22 Août 2018

Myself and 4 friends came for afternoon tea today. The sandwiches were ok - bread was a little stale. Scones were very nice. Patisserie cakes were ok, but I'm sure the mini muffins were straight from Asda. Worst thing was the service. Our waitress wasn't attentive and so I went to bar to order drinks. Was told I couldn't. When my friend ordered a gin and tonic the waitress didn't seem to know what 'slimline tonic' was!!! £6.55 for a gin and mystery tonic which only half filled glass isn't good. Happily, the company was fabulous so my afternoon wasn't wasted, but will loom elsewhere for an afternoon tea next time.

"Hotel is very tired...."
pafuri, 21 Août 2018

We visited B W Lowestoft in early August 2019. We arrived early, and luckily found a parking just outside. First impression? Needs a coat of paint! The room wasn't ready so we stored our luggage and returned later. Location: Great location, on the boardwalk, with stunning views from the outside seating area Check-in / out and staff: Efficient enough, but very casual. No welcome, no explanation of the amenities or restaurant/bar hours. Parking: Across the road, but you register at reception. Often full though, which poses problems! Room: Small, with a lot of outdoor noise. Needs refurbishing, as it looks old, cheap and tired. No air-conditioning. Breakfast: Good buffet, plus hot options can be ordered. Wi-Fi: OK, on the slow side. TV: basic TV offering, no Sky channels. Bar and restaurant: both good. Condition far better than the hotel. Plenty seating with a view, and really popular, though we always found a seat. Other: it looks like all the effort goes into the restaurant and bar, which are great. But the hotel? Very mediocre decor, feel, and rooms. Value: Fair value, nice location, good food and bar.

"Hatfield Lowestoft"
ianhendrie, 19 Août 2018

Creaking floorboards....creaky bed...bathroom prehistoric....tiny room...live music venue , speaks for itself really.Wouldn't stay in this single room again for a pension....carpets grubby, tiles in bathroom dirty....very unpleasant.

"Nice stop for breakfast"
Tim S, 17 Août 2018

I haven't eaten here for over two years due to a previous poor experience but breakfast (served until 11am) was very good for our party of 4 this week. The location overlooking the sea and facilities were very good.

"meal in restaurant"
Elizabeth C, 13 Août 2018

Just had a meal from the restaurant, rump steak which I have had before. It was so damp and chewy I sent it back, then it came back still inedible and so tough could not cut it easily. I cut it into small pieces and fed it to the seagulls, and they were not even that keen, what does that tell me. On the previous occasion, the starter called 'Greek Delight' was a rubbery affair, hardly a good effort for Greek food. I did not ask for my money back, but the restaurant is certainly hit and miss.

"Excellent stay"
billme2u, 09 Août 2018

Good and friendly reception staff v helpful, reception area was less than professional but this could be because of the refurbishment that was takeing place,breakfast outdoors on the veranda was excellent. Our room 105 was very clean and well decorated,the beds were v comfortable,the sea view was v good

"Enjoyable relaxing meal on the terrace"
Kevin M, 29 Juillet 2018

We had a meal and drink at this venue, and the food served was excellent, there were a good choice on the menu and drinks also, lovely coffee afterwards, service was good and we did not have long to wait for our meals, it was very relaxing sitting on the terrace overlooking the sea, very pleasant and we will go again.

"Mum dad's 60th wedding anniversart"
Gillian W, 21 Juillet 2018

Yet again a wonderful meal and fabulous food , staff very accommodating as they always are. We have been many times we didn't book but found us a fabulous table with the view of the sea . Thank you very much for looking after us. Gill williams

"Morning Breakfast"
Kelly H, 21 Juillet 2018

Before we set up for the day on the beach we decided to come and have breakfast first, the food has always been great here. We can highly recommend the breakfast, it was fresh, hot and so much food, even served on hot plates and the tea was fresh tea not tea bags. The welcome we had from as soon as we walked in was friendly, Emma who served us was friendly, polite and always had a smile on her face.

"a excellent stay"
sugarspun2018, 09 Juillet 2018

not alot i can say tbf had a really good time food was lovely view was great cant complain at all and the manager kathy went out of her way to make my stay alot better be back again next year the new terrace is lovely at night time

"Lovely visit"
Caroline C, 08 Juillet 2018

Stayed for two nights. The room we stayed in was well presented, clean and a great view of the sea. The hotel is very convenient for beach and shops. The staff were really helpful and pleasant. Would definitely stay again.

"In the restaurant"
ryecroft4444, 04 Juillet 2018

Great view out to the unexpectedly blue North Sea, and definitely the best sausage and mash I've had in a very long time. Great cooking, great flavour, with the onions and wine gravy the icing on the cake, so to speak. Quality stuff! Don't miss it.

"It's ok!"
MidlandAssessEnergy, 01 Juillet 2018

I was travelling for business and stayed at the hotel for one night. I arrived late and missed dinner, however I was pointed towards the nearby Turkish which was truly excellent. Lowestoft is trying to be a sea side place, it both is and isn't. It is by the sea. It isn't an ideal place for a holiday though. This hotel is old, clean and well situated. It has character and quirks though manages not to be endearing. My room was a rather curious shape. Breakfast was good but not amazing. Bare bones are there for a more interesting Hotel but I think that this commercially is what I would do if I was running it. I must say that every person I met on reception was professional, polite, useful and courteous. I would stay here and it's a good option for working in the town but I wouldn't go back to Lowestoft for fun and I wouldn't go back here unless work took me back to Lowestoft.

hollyjadereilly, 20 Juin 2018

Best Creme brûlée ever! Compliments to the chef! Lovely waitress, awesome speedy service, and a great sea view! I had the prawn linguine. It was nice, a little pricey. Could do with more fresh red chilli though!

"Lovely meal at my favourite place by the sea"
TTurnerBedford, 19 Juin 2018

I enjoyed another delicious meal at the Hatfield . I had the garlic and chilli prawns for a starter followed by the Cajun Salmon. Both dishes were cooked to perfection. Washed down with a yummy mojito cocktail. As always the staff were friendly and attentive. The sun was shining and the sea was glistening. A perfect evening.

"Overnight stay"
Shabti, 18 Juin 2018

Room bright and breezy on side of hotel. Vehicle noise from road. We have visited previously and had sea view. Room clean, plenty of tea/coffee in room on request. Met with family who live in Lowestoft and had tea on the terrace. Had dinner which was nice. If we stayed again would opt for a sea view room as Sunday to Thursday it's much quieter. Lovely location right on promenade

"A past it's Best Western Hotel!!"
Peter G, 18 Juin 2018

I stayed at this Hotel on a Saturday night when there was a function taking place, given a wrist band and told I had to wear it as I went to my room. Earlier that day the Hotel reception had phoned me and advised me of the function and asked if I would like a quiet room, which I accepted. The reception staff were friendly and helpful but the hotel has seen better days, I think the carpets were the same ones that had been there when I went to the Hotel over thirty years ago! The carpet in my room was threadbare! Furniture was old and very dated. When I went to eat I stood waiting for almost ten minutes to be seated or even greeted, the function was obviously taking precedence as was texting on mobile phones. I eventually walked out and bought some food at the local Coop store. This Hotel needs some serious attention to even start to get reasonable.

"84 year old ripped off"
Robert C, 18 Juin 2018

After 17 of us going to the Hatfield for the last 4 years every Sunday my 84 yo grandparents received a £60 fine for parking in their car park. They input their details into the touch screen but it didn't register and received a fine. Threatening Bayliffs if they didn't pay. How do 84 year olds cope with such a threatening letter. Called the Hatfield; the Hatfield manager Cluna was dismissive and said it's tough they have to pay the fine there are plenty of signs up... something that's always been there and a policy never enforced.... despite asking if it's ok to park in The car park at reception every week. Absolutely disgusting behaviour and that of the so called manager.

"Just had a meal but lovely"
susan F, 09 Juin 2018

We have had a meal here last Friday and this 8/06/18 Fish and chips would thoroughly recommend it was lovely to much but lovely.sat outside on the terrace and looked over the beach.the service is really good the staff are really friendly. I know I will definitely be going back and must try something else next time.we ate about 18.00 the first week and 19.00 the second but because they have this clear cover you can sit and watch the sea and not feel cold.it will be even nicer when the weather improves.

"Lovely room great food"
biscuit_tin123, 07 Juin 2018

My wife and I stayed at the Hatfield last Saturday night 2nd June and had the Elizabeth suite 113 the room was lovely and really comfortable with a really good sea view except for the really squeaky flood boards the bed was comfy and we decided to have lunch well neither of us could finish the portions were more than ample and the price was very good, breakfast was good with a variety of starters the toaster could have been better or their could have been two to save queuing I rate our stay highly and would stay again. The staff were really helpful and the coloured receptionist was a truly lovely lady who couldn't do enough a true credit to Best western

"Weekend stay .."
Michael L, 31 Mai 2018

Stayed Fri night till Monday morning (bank holiday ). We enjoyed our stay no major problems for us, yes the stairs creak and the bed was well used did it spoil our stay not at all. Food was good staff were good overall we had a great time will definitely use again..

"Good... however..."
Sharon G, 29 Mai 2018

Just back from an overnight stay. The hotel itself was very clean. The staff friendly and helpful. The room was also clean. I have one issue with the room... the HAIRDRYER! It was placed under the tv in a holder, lead wrapped around. When I came to use it once plugged in the lead was too short to get anywhere near your head let alone the mirror. Not only that it could not be plugged in anywhere else. Plus point .. plenty of tea and coffee and could ask for more at reception no problem. Bar prices a bit expensive. Booked the room only a few days before travelling and got at a very good price. Had the option to add breakfast but that too a bit pricey at £9.95 per person. Lovely views of the beach though from the terrace.

kitten1948, 26 Mai 2018

Just had a family dinner to celebrate my mother-in-laws 90th birthday. 20 people yet all the food was lovely everyone enjoyed themselves and left feeling full. Waitresses Paris and Ellie were absolutely great and helped make the day special.

"Very good meal"
LindiSue, 23 Mai 2018

We have eaten lunch at this hotel in the bar area twice recently. The food was excellent on both occasions. Good size portions and very tasty. We chose fish and chips and the pork duo. It is a little more expensive than some places, but well worth it.

"Loveley afternoon tea"
RichardTooke, 22 Mai 2018

A friend and I came to the Hatfield for an afternoon tea and to watch the royal wedding. We had a lovely time. The sandwiches, cakes, scones and pastries were delicious and the tea was nonstop. I wouldn't say that this was fine dining but all the staff were very kind and we really enjoyed ourselves.

"Small Room, Dated."
Stephen B, 20 Mai 2018

No problem with Parking but finding the hotel was another matter. It is poorly sign posted and I ended up going around several times. The bar and restaurant were okay with an upgraded seating area outside adjoins the bar. This however exaggerated the contrast when juxtaposed against the room. Food quality was good and the staff whilst polite and enthusiastic were sometimes stretched. They ran a few themed nights in the bar which was fine if you wanted to party the night away. However if you had an early start disturbances from outside were not welcome. Sleep quality was not great! My room was the size of a coffin and although the en suite had a good shower, a poorly sized and loosely fitted toilet seat did not impress! But clean and tidy and even being a little dated can be a welcome change to some of the more modern lodgings. That said some decorating wouldn't go amiss. Painted over anaglypta wallpaper lent a 1970's pub feel to the room. It does the job but I feel it is a little pricey for what you get.

"Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea"
saraht2282018, 19 Mai 2018

Enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea here with my friend while watching the Royal Wedding! Lovely decorated room, excellent food and service. Shelley and her team did an absolutely amazing job! Will definitely come back again.

"Afternoon tea for royal wedding "
Tracie E, 19 Mai 2018

Now at the Hatfield for the royal wedding with my friend. Absolutely fantastic. Shelly has done a brilliant job decorating the room and provided a excellent array of food. She's an assent to the hotel.

"Nice restaurant, awful room"
Jon B, 17 Mai 2018

Totally disappointed to be paying £89 for an outdated room, not much larger than my tiny single bed. Lovely view from my bedroom of a car park and a noisy road. Shower not great either, plenty of water but the temperature cycled continuously.

"AVOID AT ALL COSTS..makes kfc look classy!Diabolical customer service and bar stsff not trained how to make drinks."
customer192, 16 Mai 2018

Requested a mocktail and to!d noone available to take order (even though a cocktail bar!) Stsff member who was trained eventually took order..then arrived with wrong ingredients in what can only be described as a car crash of a cocktail and without key ingredients!.when asked to speak to manager a person dressed for Benidorm arrived who only offered a replacement drink and no reund so nad to stay for a drink to avoid being out of pocket.when sent email complaint they advised 19 mins was acceptable tp wait for a wrong cocktail ! And accused me of lying about the refund offered..they didn't even believe the cocktail was wrong or the wait without checking their cctv.NO GOWILL gesture offered and when i said not happy with their attitude toward customer care they emailed me saying they wouldn't correspond with me anymore to try to resolve this matter.

"Great night, great food, exceptional service."
Carrie H, 13 Mai 2018

I have visited the Hatfield on a few occassions mostly for food which has been delicious. Every time the service has been great. Last night I attended the "80s night with Rob Chandler"... what a night. The atmosphere was fantastic with around 400 people. It was so busy and yet I never queued for longer than 3/4 mins for a drink at the bar. The bar staff were exceptional under the pressure of such a busy room and deserve a mention for all their hard work. Our group agreed it was one of the best evenings out we'd had in years.

"Lovely staff, very welcoming"
krazykat109, 13 Mai 2018

The Hotel Hatfield sits right on the seafront, offering fantastic views. It's a very welcoming place and good value for money. The decor is a bit dated in places, but scrupulously clean and very comfortable. Would definitely stay again.

"Great stay"
Hotelaholic8, 11 Mai 2018

The staff at this hotel are great - so friendly and attentive without being overpowering. I was lucky enough to have a sea view room which was immaculately clean and offered a comfortable bed. Room service was swift and delicious and breakfast the next day was very enjoyable. My only critics was I was then on business and not staying a couple of days for leisure.

"Basic & loud at weekend. "
sa10x, 09 Mai 2018

I would say this hotel is okay for couples that don't mind having a late night. I wouldn't recommend for families. Music was on till 11.30pm, drunk people shouting, arguing outside until 1.30am. Room was basic, and there was dust in most places. One side bed light didn't work. Also as a safety issue the hotel window opens wide, meaning kids could fall out. Other hotels I have stayed at have a safety latch. Wouldn't stay here again.

"Beautiful Seaside Birthday Weekend"
Alex H, 30 Avril 2018

It was a great weekend away of celebrations in Lowestoft! The hotel is everything you could want for a seaside trip away with a great food and drinks menu which had one of the best G&T's i've had in a while. The room is a good size and the bed is very comfortable. Would definitely recommend a trip away here!

"Amazing stay "
charlotteodwyer, 30 Avril 2018

Came to stay at this venue for a celebration which took place in a function room within the hotel. The area in which the celebration took place had stunning decor and service provided was amazing. Great food was served during the evening and also for breakfast the following morning. The rooms were immaculate and very spacious. Bar staff and reception staff were extremely attentive and lovely. Would definitely recommend.

"Great Night Stay"
Aaron M, 30 Avril 2018

Nice size room with a sea view Staff were very helpful and polite The food in the restaurant was also very nice My room was presented well and all the usual amenities were provided e.g soap, plenty of towels and a bathrobe. Great hotel if you want a cheap place to stay on the east coast

"Weekend with friends"
lloydakjones, 30 Avril 2018

Lovely hotel in a great location. Went there to celebrate one of my friends 21st birthdays and wasnt disappointed. Really friendly owners, would definitely recommend it for having functions or just a nice weekend away

"Fantastic stay"
tally212, 30 Avril 2018

Attended an event here, fantastic evening and lovely hotel. Staff were lovely and the hotel was perfect - right on the seafront - A great weekend. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay locally.

"1 Night Stay"
Sandy A, 21 Avril 2018

Can't really fault it for a 1-Night-Stay, was where we needed to be, clean nice atmosphere in the evening - didn't eat there. Creaky floors but thats to be expected in old buildings. Overpriced breakfast for us so we didn't have breakfast there either.

CJ J, 11 Avril 2018

Went for lunch at The Hatfield Hotel in Lowestoft for the 3rd time this year. The service is outstanding! Such friendly serving staff, helpful and cheerful, nothing seems too much trouble. We were there during the change over of serving staff but this seemed seamless. Food was very good, great size portions and good menu choice. Would definitely recommend and will definitely visit again, thank you!

Elizabeth M, 11 Avril 2018

We stayed for 2 nights. The first night we were in room 204 THAT WAS SWELTERING. Although a very helpful chap came to the room with a spanner the radiator would not turn off. He bought a fan too, but even with that & the window fully open still we still were unable to sleep. The next morning we went to reception and a very nice lady moved us to room 203. We had an excellent night's sleep. Breakfast on both mornings was varied, very tasty & well cooked. All the staff were very nice.

"Excellent value"
OLDBRITDoncaster, 10 Avril 2018

Visiting Lowestoft for a couple of nights with two friends and the hotel I used to stay at was closed. Found this place online and booked a twin and a single. Good price. Excellent location on the esplanade. Got a parking space opposite in the car park. Very attentive staff, clean, well appointed, comfortable rooms. Also got a discount on the final morning's breakfast by paying for it the day before. Would certainly go there again.

"Comfortable stay"
JKLM6, 09 Avril 2018

Recent stay in great sea view family room. Only thing could do with light between twin beds.Very comfy with all requirements. Breakfast was very good plenty of choice & well prepared.Unlikely stay in Lowestoft again as towns really got a run down feel to it.But would certainly recommend anyone need accommodation here would be as good as would find anywhere else in the resort.

"Nice hotel"
julesColchester, 04 Avril 2018

The hotel is very nice and clean we stayed in the lodges which were a little small and the bed was not great but for a short stay manageable a new mattress is probably needed . The staff were very friendly the restaurant staff excellent plenty of bar staff for busy night's cocktails great and well priced and the food was fantastic although if I had to moan a little too much .Breakfast was well worth the money and the carvery once again can not fault what a shame the weather can not be the same lovely weekend break

"Seems to be an Issue at this Hotel booking a Seaview Room"
Dean H, 04 Avril 2018

Seems to be an Issue at this Hotel booking a Seaview Room as pre booked again this year and messed up again, This happened Last year also. Standard of Check in / booking in advance needs majorly looking into - Very dissapointed

"Great quality food"
lechef44, 03 Avril 2018

Visited for lunch with the wife and was throughly impressed with the quality of the food on offer. As a chef I always pay attention to the food being delivered to other tables and must say the quality was very high. This was only echoed by the food we recieved. Both my wife and I enjoy eating out and found the Hatfield to be a lovely location to enjoy a very high quality meal.

"Great Food"
Susan O, 02 Avril 2018

Had a lovely meal fish and chips first class as was the prawn linguine portions were very generous. Service good. Lively atmosphere but not rowdy took friend from up north and they were very impressed

"Best Western Afecianado"
lambownumber5, 30 Mars 2018

I must have spent more nights in Best Western's than in my own home now. As is typical in Seaside best western's; The hotel is a large, traditional hotel and stands in a prime location. For £66 with a decent cooked breakfast and free parking thrown in, it was good value. Untypical of Best Westerns; The modern bar serves a good range of ales and spills onto the sea front/ esplanade which must be a great place to basque around on a sunny day. In true Best Western style the rooms are reliably dated with a bit of wear and tear round the edges but are ultimately clean and hospitable. Flash backs to visits to the seaside with your grandparents in the 80's, happy days!

"Birthday weekend"
LinHal42, 26 Mars 2018

Fabulous stay at this lovely hotel smack overlooking the seafront. We had 2 great nights here, the children were allowed in the bar, and we felt very welcomed. Food was great, entertainment was great. Only downside was the room was absolutely boiling and you couldn't open the windows (well only a tiny amount) So we were quite warm to say the least! Brilliant stay so much so we are doing it again this year - it's going to be an annual birthday event with Southwold thrown in too ;) defo recommend :)

"Staff brilliant (as usual)"
petergamble2018, 13 Mars 2018

Always enjoy our stay at the Hatfield, and have found the staff always very helpful and friendly. The hotel has seen many changes over the past years, all of which have been improvements..Some thought could be perhaps given to space to guarantee seats for residents.

"Mothers day"
Gillian W, 11 Mars 2018

We use this hotel a lot over recent years been disappointed with the very slow service waiting for an hour for drinks,but I am very pleased to say you have seriously upped your game,We never waited more than 10 minutes for a drink staff were brilliant as they always are,the food is always excellent , you have obviously taken noticeof the bad reviews and done something about it Thank you and well done . Gill williams

"Clown Gathering UK"
Deanna H, 07 Mars 2018

The staff were very accommodating and hotel was wonderful. The hotel was clean and the food was great. The location along the beach was beautiful. I fully enjoyed watching the sunrise each morning having breakfast.

"Birthday celebration in the Ambassador suite"
4sacrowd, 04 Mars 2018

We had a celebration in the Ambassador Suite for my father-in-law's 85th birthday. The room has been refurbished recently, and is looks lovely now. We had a 3 course meal which we pre-ordered for 45 guests, and we were extremely happy with the service we received. Shelley went out of her way to accommodate all our requests and made sure that we had access to decorate the room. She went out of her way to keep on top of the changing guest list due to the adverse weather conditions at the time of the party. Portion sizes were very generous, but not overpriced, staff were polite and professional, we couldn't have asked for better. My father-in-law was really happy with his party and all the guests had a lovely evening. Thank-you to all involved.

"Wonderful dinner "
TTurnerBedford, 01 Mars 2018

I had the cajun salmon and sweet potato fries for dinner. The salmon was cooked to perfection. My husband had fish (a good size piece of fish) and chips which tasted lovely. The staff as usual were very helpful and friendly. A lovely setting for such a cold day. Will definitely return.

"Suprise Party"
thurlby2018, 28 Février 2018

I recently hosted a surprise sweet 16th and 40th birthday party at the Hatfield Hotel. I hired the newly refurbished Ambassador Suite, which looked very chic with the grand piano and stylish bar. The staff performed above and beyond what I had expected, they were immensely helpful with all the arrangements and were able to supply extra accessorises like a Red Carpet, Sweet Cart and Photo Booth which complimented the room wonderfully. The buffet was amazing, it tasted great and was very well presented, the intricately carved garnishes were a very nice touch too. Compliments to the Chef! Some of the guests conveniently booked a room and were very impressed with the cleanliness of the room, sea views and cooked breakfast. Myself, the guests and most importantly the birthday girls where delighted with the venue, food and customer service and couldn't praise it enough. A big thank you to all at the Hatfield, in particular Karina and the Manager Steven for help making our evening so special.

"Great food great staff"
natalie2886, 13 Février 2018

Me and my partner went to the hotel hatfield over the weekend. The food was lovely and the staff were so friendly kathy made me and my partner feel so welcome we will def going back to the hotel soon x

peterrump, 13 Février 2018

Fantastic food and excellent service .. Warm and inviting eating area with sea views .. reasonable meal prices and lovely dessert .. This is a lovely place to eat any day of the week and would recommend it to Friends and Family

Nicola W, 11 Février 2018

Been here several times and food is great and plenty of it, lovely looking out to the sea, deals are in the local paper 49%off which makes it a bargain. Jug of water on the table to which is nice to have.

"Great staff & food, WORST SLEEP EVER!"
proctorg4, 09 Février 2018

I stayed here purely as I was working nearby, with an 03:30 start time that's a.m! I hoped only for food & sleep, all the staff from the 2 receptionists to all the waiting staff were FAB! The food too was really tasty & served quickly. The room in its day may have been OK but sadly that day was about 30 years ago. It was a tiny single, being able to almost touch both walls at the same time, the decor tired & dated. The bathroom was the smallest I've ever seen, I could touch the wall opposite when on the loo with my head! The shower was just a shower tray on the floor with a curtain around it & there was no way on Earth you'd have fitted a bath in there. Then there was the noise, constant humming from what I assumed was the kitchen extractor chimney directly outside the window, the windows didn't cut out any street noise be that traffic or the constant shouts from local revellers, lucky me it was Boogie Nights in the bar - bad enough BUT the worst was the constant noise from what I think were the pipes, at 1st I thought someone was drilling somewhere, I even tried putting a pillow over my head to no avail. I am supposed to return after my shift to stay another night then travel home the day after. I couldn't possibly & will drive the 5 hours home after my shift. No doubt I should have asked for another room, if I'd been staying another night I would have. This hotel has great food, staff & bar area but the rooms NEED HELP NOW, such a shame.

"Nightmare stay Friday night at Hatfield hotel Lowestoft"
bks2309, 09 Février 2018

Writing this review while you can hear music blaring out in our room from the disco underneath our room due to not being able to sleep , rooms not much better hard beds were you can feel the springs underneath and poor quality pillows and furnishings, had food earlier on in the restaurant food ok but service was apporling staff need training , probably one of the worst experiences I have had in a hotel and we have travelled all over the world , it's now 23.00 hrs music still blaring out, come on best western are you a hotel or disco ,because you are not being fair taking in guests and treating them like this we carnt be the only people in the hotel having to listen to this racket shame on you!!!

"Food and staff"
1connorb, 06 Février 2018

Came here for food with friends had ribs and fries that where cooked perfectly ribs fell off the bone. The waitress was very polite and helpful think her name was emma or something similar the hotel was well presented and very clean upon entering enjoyed all of it and will be coming back again

"Made our day out"
blthacker2018, 04 Février 2018

Day trip out from Dereham, having had a previous very good meal decided to come again. Food excellent, staff very friendly and helpful, everywhere clean, lovely views, reasonable prices. What more could we ask for.

GlennCJ, 04 Février 2018

I stayed at the Hatfield to visit family. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room nice and clean. Dinner was great and the waitress was really happy to engage with me. Thanks heaps for an enjoyable stay and return to the town I was born in and had not returned to for 20 plus years.

"Group Booking"
Lisa B, 04 Février 2018

Booked four sea view rooms. All paid same price but found 2 of us had very small rooms with just a shower, the other two had much larger rooms with bath and shower. Can't understand why we all paid the same price. When I queried this at reception I was told I was paying for the view! I thought I was paying for a room as well as a view. Hotel is looking shabby with lots of furniture showing marks and stains. Two sofa's in the bar area had obviously had a number drinks spilt on them but not really cleaned. In two of our rooms lights not working in bathroom and bedroom. Another of our group rooms the TV remote didn't work. The outside of the hotel near the car park looks like it could do with painting as again it looks shabby. As we came back to our rooms from breakfast we had to negotiate clean linen in piles on the floor outside each room ready for the next occupants. Again not a good look - maybe a linen trolley would be a better look. We paid £92 for each room for the night, expensive for the condition for the hotel, expensive for the standard of accommodation.

"Mortons - The Terrace"
carlideal, 27 Janvier 2018

Have visited a number of times. Service is always prompt and attentive, with rather large portions of food. Views along the esplanade are fantastic and there's something for everyone. You have managed to cater for a party of 14 of us alongside a party of three on a fee occasions too. Let down by tatty old menus printed on paper with some serious grammar issues (no spacing throughout) - however an enjoyable bite with a warm welcome every time.

"family get together"
87maggie, 23 Janvier 2018

Good service ,excellent meal,waitress joined in our humorous banter. Pleasant restaurant and bar area. Have visited numerous times recently. First request for feedback since becoming Best Western Hatfield Hotel

42patriciamurray, 22 Janvier 2018

Stayed here with my husband overnight Saturday 20th January.we were very impressed With the hotel very lovely staff all very helpful could not do enough for you ,bar staff very Smart. The room was great and very clean with a sea view what more could you want ,lovely breakfast ?? lots of choice will stay here again definitely

"Oh dear"
ynotcracker, 21 Janvier 2018

Dreadful noisy room over looking the waste bins an the road . We booked through Booking .com and definitely must have been given the worst room in the hotel. Noisy, empties being loaded into the waste bins . Don't stay here unless you are desperate

"Mortons Bar & Grill"
Chris M, 18 Janvier 2018

Good service from friendly staff; the mega sized slow cooked ribs were cooked perfectly and really tasty, wife had the prawn linguine which I tried and now I need to go back to have that. Good food, nice atmosphere and reasonably priced.

janis_wilcox, 15 Janvier 2018

Food was very good. Not a huge choice if you didn't want a burger but what I had was lovely. The staff were very friendly and obliging and the atmosphere was welcoming. We did have a discount voucher but we would still go without that.

"Company event"
Sophie R, 10 Janvier 2018

We recently held a festive company event at the Hatfield and the employees there could not have been more helpful and welcoming to us, both when planning and arranging the event, and on the night itself. They were dedicated to making sure that everyone enjoyed the evening as much as possible, and were definitely focused on customer service and personalisation - which makes a huge difference as most venues are simply focused on making as much profit as possible from each booking. The venue is excellent as it is decorated beautifully over Christmas and in an employee survey we carried out afterwards a large number commented on how much they had liked the venue and enjoyed the atmosphere. 0% voted that it was poor or very poor, and the highest rated response was excellent (46%), with 89% of employees voting that it was excellent or very good. Many commented 'nothing' asked what they would change about the venue or other aspects of the party. Some of the general comments included: ‘The hatfield is a great venue for the party and their food is exceptional.' ‘Great Atmosphere, Great food, nice to mix with colleagues out of work. Loved the venue nice and open plan. Good hotel staff'. We received a large number of comments on how excellent the food was, as the chef and his team had created a huge buffet spread (with vague direction from us but executed to an extremely high standard of quality and variety). There was plenty of bar staff and others walking round throughout the evening to offer food and any help needed. Thanks again to Steven and his team for making our event a success.

alanmonk66, 09 Janvier 2018

This was one of the best Hotels I have stayed at. The staff were fantastic, friendly and nothing was too much trouble..Great breakfasts and evening meals. The rooms were excellent very cleans and well equipped.

"Best outside terrace."
Saleast, 08 Janvier 2018

Friendly staff, good value food. Great coffee sitting on the terrace over looking the sea. Nicely sheltered from the wind by glass screens. A great place to people watch! Haven't tried the carvery yet..

"Friendly staff. Great food"
Jacqui H, 06 Janvier 2018

Local restaurant for us and great value. Lovely food. Friendly staff. Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Would happily recommend for Sunday lunch on the terrace overlooking the sea. Dog friendly too so great place to stop after a long beach walk. Good coffee.

"Christmas celebration"
pamahicks, 01 Janvier 2018

The experience was excellent. Food was lovely and service was excellent. A very enjoyable evening. Would definitely go again. We also celebrated a birthday at the same time which they helped us to enjoy. Would recommend to anyone having a celebration..

"Lovely stay"
garry121, 31 Décembre 2017

Just returned from our second stay at the Hatfield, a little confusion on booking in as my wife's mother's room was in the main hotel and ours was in the lodge the staff soon rectified this the rooms were very nice all the comforts we required the heating was great. The bar had a good selection of wines and beers and very good food,and the location of the hotel is great for bars restaurants all a short walk away. All the staff were very friendly wouldn't hesitate to stay there again

"Great Hotel"
brianepowell, 31 Décembre 2017

Great Hotel, brilliant and happy staff, nothing is to much trouble. Food very good and service brilliant. Would recommend it to stay, or just to visit The views are to die for, wether it is summer or winter

"Christmas Day dinner "
Nsuzanne73, 28 Décembre 2017

My family and I came here for Christmas Day dinner. We were greeted in reception by Paris and Emma P who were very polite, professional and happy to help. We were shown down to the ambassador suite where we were quickly shown to our table. We had not all even sat down before our starters were brought to the table. We were not offered any drinks so had to go to the bar to get our own. Once our starters had been cleared we made our way to the carvery unit where there was a good selection of meats and vegetables available. The chef who served us was very polite and welcoming. We hadn't all finished our main course when the young girls started to clear our table which made those of us who were still eating feel rushed to finish our meal. Our desserts came which were delicious as were the starter and main courses however the whole experience felt very rushed. I would come again as the food was good but I feel the waitresses could do with more training.

"Family Christmas Get together "
Rogersadvice, 27 Décembre 2017

What a lovely view from the terrace bar towards the sea. Just a shame that the service and food still is not great. The service by the waiting staff in the restaurant is poor. The bar staff, Tamzin, Sam and Jade are great and seem to enjoy the job they do. The food is adequate, but they never seem to serve fresh vegetables, only roasted veg. The desserts are mostly bought in and not made in house, so the quality of them is ok. I just don't understand why the management don't really bother to make this place a destination to go to drink and eat. Such a lovely view in nice surroundings, but the staff (in general) and food are just adequate. Don't be put off, just note that there are other better places

"Festive fun"
Julieterry02, 22 Décembre 2017

We went to a festive afternoon tea at the hotel . We had a lovely array of sandwiches, scones and cakes and unlimited tea or coffee, or a glass of prosseco. There was also a singer who was very good and sang requests too. A very pleasant afternoon to start our Christmas celebrations.

"Terrible Service & Took My Money Without Authorisation!!"
Judi-mae, 18 Décembre 2017

Terrible Service! I didn't even get a chance to stay as I had to cancel, but when I called to cancel they said there was no booking on the system under my name. So we agreed though that was a bit ridiculous (what if I had arrived to check in?!) at least it meant my room wasn't being held and I wouldn't be charged. Then when the booking date lapsed, they charged my card anyway. Have called 3 times now trying to get a refund and they are unhelpful and unsympathetic, just giving me the manager's email address and saying I probably can't get the money back, but to try e-mailing him. I did ask for his phone number but they wouldn't give it to me. The manager has never called. Reception desk, however, called and said I can have 50% of my booking amount back, and that's that. I would advise you AVOID at all costs! Awful! It's just before Christmas too. Sort it out guys!

"christmas party night"
lindaI7753BV, 10 Décembre 2017

What a fantastic night everything from booking ,the reception staff Andrew who made our booking was very helpful and made booking easy. The night started well with a glass of bubbly upon arrival,followed by a great meal the restaurant staff were brilliant,Kathy attended to our every need. Then dancing the night away definitely recommend,we were a group of 9 and have already decided this will be our venue next Christmas

"Great location, already booked to return."
Susan G, 02 Décembre 2017

We had a sea view room which looked out over the promenade to the beach/sea. It was magical seeing the sun rise up over the sea, one morning from our bedroom window. Location was prime, room was fine. Inclusive hot and cold breakfast was worth it, cold buffet was help yourself and hot was cooked fresh to order. Only a 10 minute walk (going over the port bridge) to the town centre/high street. The corridors had speakers in the ceiling and one evening (Sunday) the loud music could be heard in the bedrooms, which we thought was a bit unnecessary, it did stop at 11pm. Because of location we've chosen to return next month.

"regular customer"
richard h, 02 Décembre 2017

As a regular visitor to Lowestoft and the surrounding area we try to stop here all the time as it has a lovely sea view and very friendly staff with a very good bar area overlooking the beach and the sea and when the weather permits a lovely seating area outside for drinks and meal.

"enjoyable evening"
janbag53, 02 Décembre 2017

The staff are always friendly and welcoming and put you at ease .Al ways an exceptional meal and service is brilliant. We often go there with our daughter and son in law. They frequent the hotel more often than us and recommended it to us for an evening meal as the menu is excellent with a really good choice of food and the atmosphere is really relaxing. Please keep it up.

"Oh dear, a disaster.... Awful all over."
Nick H, 30 Novembre 2017

The first room I was given had a toilet with soil paper in it and stained towels on the bed... Not a good start. The 2nd room was OK, but the shower did not drain properly, so had to stand in water... And the shower tray rim was minging (slide back the doors..... Like you do to take a shower!!) the doors didnt shut or hang properly. This place is tired. Staff outside smoking, in the morning! The car park is across the street. Boo. Disturbed after 11pm by an alarm! Quick response from reception. Disturbed again at 6am by idiot in his underpants trying to get into his room! No response from reception. Which was also unmanned again at breakfast time. Really grumpy. Breakfast was awful. Weak coffee, weaker tea! Cooked to order.. That a blatant lie. It's been precooked, trayed up and plated later Not recommended, never again.

"Just the job"
Chris C, 28 Novembre 2017

Very happy with my stay at the Hatfield in Lowestoft, I'm becoming a regular visitor, the Hatfield is ideally placed for me, in addition the sea view in the morning at breakfast with the sun rising is stunning.

"A beautiful setting"
martinhazel2017, 28 Novembre 2017

We have lunch at the Hotel Hatfield regularly, and are drawn back time after time for the uninterrupted sea view and excellent food. The food is well priced and always of an excellent quality. The bar does get busy, more staff at peak times would be good as there is often just a single person serving.

joandcallum, 28 Novembre 2017

Really enjoy having a pot of real tea with great sea views the staff are always friendly it's a treat to go there the hotel is in a prime location and is beautiful to sit outside inside tastefully decorated and has a great atmosphere

"Over night stay"
niseytrigg, 28 Novembre 2017

My Mum and I stayed there, and the staff and entertainment were fantastic, but our room was a bit disappointing. Rather small, smaller than average double bed and window right next to a generator! So not much sleep! Bedding and towels clean, but didn't smell fresh.

"Weekend break"
lesley G, 28 Novembre 2017

Friendly welcome at reception and waiting and bar staff attentive. Quiet room at the back. Ideal location when visiting Southwold and other small Suffolk villages. Front of hotel looks across the sea, nice little stall selling fresh seafood short walk away.

"Excellent venue."
OllyLowestoft, 21 Novembre 2017

We have not stayed at this Hotel, but have visited it on many occasions as it is local to us. We have had coffee and meals here many times, and have never had cause to complain. The Staff are always friendly and helpful, and the prices are resonable. There are excellent views over the Promenade and beach to the sea. Recommended.

"Great room with a view but shame re general customer service and standard of breakfast"
caroltouchin, 20 Novembre 2017

Booked the Elizabeth suite as a special occasion.view from room and size of room fantastic. Furniture ie coffee table tired with cup marks on it.paid over £90 for 1 night so expected special. General rooms on booking . Com £41 !! Ate lunch in the bar service at counter to order very slow. Staff ignored me and were talking amongst selves. customers definitely don't appear to come first.lunch was acceptable. Breakfast fell far short of expectations. I asked for a gluten free English breakfast. When it arrived it had hash browns sausages and black pudding on the plate. Had to send it back. It returned later but husband had nearly eaten his. The quality of both was not the best!! The gluten free sausages were disgusting. Shame as there are so many decent ones around. Look at your suppliers best western !! Customer service training needed go and visit Potters for a day where ALL staff have been trained to the highest standards to make customers want to come back . The room and the view are what I would return for. Attention to detail could quickly turns your service around.

"Wedding 11 11 17 "
stacey171180, 19 Novembre 2017

We had our wedding here it was a fantastic place to get married the wedding coordinator shelly done an amazing job start to finish , the food was of a fabulous quality very tasty I recommend this for a wedding venue 100 % , the staff wore all friendly and helpful in making our day go well .

"One night stay"
mnossel, 19 Novembre 2017

Stayed at hotel for one night as going to theatre. We obviously did not get one of their new refurbished rooms. It was sufficient and nice view of the sea but the mattress was appalling. My wife was so uncomfortable she could hardely move in the morning . Really need to do something about the bed

"went just for dinner not to stay "
savannahjones88, 19 Novembre 2017

I went to this hotel for dinner with my parents. It is on the seafront and a absolutely lovely setting. The inside was equally as appealing. The staff were so lovely, chatty and attentive. I had the scampi and chips, then the warm chocolate brownie for dessert. The food was amazing and not too expensive. My dad had the fish and chips which was a huge portion but very good quality. My mother had the minute steak salad which was cooked to perfection. I really enjoyed my time here and I will definitely be coming back. I could not find any faults.

"Lovely hotel but let down by a few issues"
Sarah D, 13 Novembre 2017

The hotel is modernized in places and the bar is particularly nice with a fabulous decking area overlooking the sea. We were lucky enough to catch some live entertainment by a local artist and we were very impressed. We stayed in the Elizabeth suite which is a luxuriously large room with a fantastic view of the beach and I would love to have given it a five star review however it was let down by the condition of the bed and the cleanliness in the bathroom. The bed is in bad need of replacement and has visible sagging on either side which led to a very bad night sleep. The bathroom at first glance looked fantastic but the shower tray was blocked and it was necessary to keep turning the shower water off to let the water drain away. The toilet seat does not fit the toilet, it's a couple of inches too small which means that your leg touched the pan which was not nice.... but what turned me the most was the dirty toilet pan. There was poop around the top of the rim! We enjoyed a very nice meal in the restaurant in the evening but breakfast the following morning was a bit of a letdown. I would be happy to visit the bar again but I would only stay at the hotel again if they replaced the bed!

"4 day winter break."
Linda D, 06 Novembre 2017

Another visit to our favourite hotel in Lowestoft. We always book a sea view room, lovely to be able to see and hear the sea. Decent sized room with t.v. tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast good and so are the meals in the Morton's restaurant. The lounge overlooks the sea front and is always busy even in November. Staff are friendly and efficient.

"Sunday lunch"
Jenny4774, 06 Novembre 2017

We had a carvery lunch, the meats were very well cooked, there was a good selection of vegetables, most of which were fresh with gravy and sauces. This venue was a very popular choice with many family groups

"Lovely Sunday Carvery"
Cindy H, 06 Novembre 2017

I have now been here twice for Sunday dinner with my Mum who lives locally. We have really enjoyed the Carvery on both occasions. The beef was excellent and really good quality and cooked perfectly. The choice of vegetables is good too and nice roast potatoes. The service was very good and friendly and although it was quite busy we were seated and eating very quickly. The view is great looking out over the beach, it was a bright sunny day and we needed a walk along the seafront after eating too much. It's good value for money in a very pleasant atmosphere and we will definitely return.

"Not the mot enthusiastic welcome!"
Lawyer6538, 04 Novembre 2017

I checked in here late afternoon on the day. The in-house receptionist was training a new employee. If she intended to set a good example she failed dismally. She was curt, unwelcoming and quite honestly made us feel that we were, a nuisance. She kept us waiting for quite some time while she gave instructions to the trainee without a smile or apology The payment was demanded before we were given the keys. and quite honestly for £110 for one night in a three star hotel I would have expected breakfast to be included. The room was fine if small . A note was pushed under the door demanding that we did not smoke - we didn't. The receptionist the following morning was pleasant and polite but I would certainly not stay there again

"70th Birthday"
kitten1948, 29 Octobre 2017

Sunday 22nd 2017 my husband celebrated his 70th Birthday with a meal for 30 guests inclusive of children. The hotel and staff went out of their way to ensure that a good time was had by all, but the main thing was everyone there had a choice off the menu or the option of the Sunday Carvery. Some family members chose meals off the menu and about 11 of us chose the roast. The chef did not want us to have to go upstairs to the main carvery area so he arranged us to have our own carvery in the room we were eating in. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed all the food and found the staff to be helpful and friendly. Due to having the room on our own the younger children where able to run around like young children do without causing any disturbance. Would recommend anyone wanting to have a good meal at a fair price with goo service to use this hotel.

"Beautiful location"
sallyelliott17, 28 Octobre 2017

Popped in for a quick drink whilst walking along the seafront in Lowestoft, the location alone is well worth a visit. We didn't eat but from what we could see of other diners it all looked lovely. On our visit they could've done with more staff behind the bar.

"Nice lunch "
Ian S, 16 Octobre 2017

On a beautiful Sunday morning we found the Hatfield by chance and decided to have a light lunch. Amazing location over looking the beautiful Lowestoft sand. We enjoyed coffee, some food and a general chill out. Very nice, thank you

"Afternoon tea"
User, 16 Octobre 2017

Recently visited the hotel Hatfield for afternoon tea with friends and family and would highly recommend it, staff were very friendly service was great an food was yummy, never had a bad meal at this hotel

"Bad experience"
1050008074, 15 Octobre 2017

The room is super tiny and no place to put the luggage, the towels etc. the bed and mattress condition are not acceptable, heating not working in the room, the toilet is old, the WC flush is not working properly, the level of cleanliness in the room and the toilet is far below acceptable. The hotel is old, one hears every single person in crossing the corridor or in neighbouring room etc. therefore I was awake most of the night. I complained to hotel manager, they tried to accommodate in a shy way, however the main answer was that the hotel is fully booked and no other room is available, we are sorry. Since the room is already paid, I had to chew my discomfort. I strongly not recommend the Hatfield – Best western Hotel in Lowestoft.

"An impromptu lunch"
Kelvin H, 12 Octobre 2017

We ducked in here for a quick lunch as the seafront was looking a bit threatening as regards the weather. For simplicity we decided to have a carvery. There were three of us plus my lady's grandaugter. We started our visit by sitting outside on the terrace, overlooking the sea, but the onset of the potential grotty weather materialized and everybody dived inside. The carvery was above the usual standard of your average carvery with really nice meat and nicely cooked vegetables. The staff were welcoming and very friendly and this goes a long way to any visit. I can do nothing but reccommend a visit.

"Lovely evening meal with my husband "
TTurnerBedford, 11 Octobre 2017

I dined at the Hatfield hotel and we enjoyed a lovely tasty meal. The garlic prawn starter is really tasty and the rump steak was cooked just as I had requested and very tender. Shall definitely return

"Wedding ambassador suite"
gamaunder, 11 Octobre 2017

Myself and my wife had our wedding at hotel Hatfield on 30th September 2017 well let's start with the hotel room bridal suite lovely clean tidy and very big room on to breakfast loads to choose and lovely food perfect next let's move on to our wedding planner Shelley all in all Shelley leaves no stone unturned to make your day special and is very professional in her role from us first picking our package we went for the big one but was advised that would not suit you so wanted to make sure we wasn't wasting money brilliant several meetings with Shelley leading up to us marrying advising all the time great the big day is here now let's start the ceremony room perfectly set up ready to greet my wife and family and friends now married let's move to wedding breakfast 3 courses I can eat there is plenty of food of good quality on the plate not forgetting the staff Shelley works alongside quick and efficient once done upstairs for a quick drink whilst Shelley and her team get us ready for the evening dj cutting of cake all times given to us kept to excellent service from bar staff keeping up with our guests when drinks were needed and plenty of staff a must when trying to keep 150 plus guest happy.can they walk the walk and talk the talk the answer is yes and I would 100% recommend the hotel Hatfield for your wedding perfect venue clean tidy and attention to detail is second to none so myself and my wife cannot thank hotel Hatfield and Shelley and her team enough for making our wedding day so special.xx

"My stay at Hatfield"
jennytuck14, 10 Octobre 2017

The hotel was welcoming and the staff were friendly, courteous and eager to please. It was clean and comfortable in all areas. The food was good and a fair price. My room was very good - everything I needed was there - comfortable bed, tea and coffee making facilities, shower, shower gel and shampoo etc. it was an overall excellent experience staying at this hotel and I would recommend it anyone who enjoys excellent accommodation. I have never been to Lowestoft before and was pleasantly impressed by the town and seaside areas.

Suenrich9, 08 Octobre 2017

Booked The Elizabeth Suite for our anniversary weekend. I cannot praise this hotel enough. The room was amazing with panoramic sea views, a huge bed, seating area with large freeview tv and a massive bathroom. From the time we arrived until our departure the staff were some of the friendliest and most efficient we have ever encountered. Food in the restaurant was excellent and the entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings was very good. Even the weather was kind to us. We will certainly return and would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a hotel in the area.

"Always nice to return"
countrycats, 02 Octobre 2017

Always get a warm welcome when we return. Although we had a smaller room this time and a smaller bed at the same price as the last visit, so must check that next time when booking. Good breakfast and meals and a lovely seaside view.

466johny, 26 Septembre 2017

As my partner is severly disabled - always check hotel websites for disabled facilities, The Hatfield Hotel said it was wheelchair friendly, with that I expect it to be accessable in the hotel, bedroom etc. when booking I stated that an accessable room/wetroom was required.. this 2 day stay was a surprise for my partners 75th birthday, on arrival the car park did not have any disable parking bays, on booking in the receptionist said the room allocated had 3 steps up to it, after sometime the receptionist found another room which had no disabled bathroom vacilities - after some time the receptionist apologised and said the Hatfield did not have any adaptable rooms for disabled people, the receptionist was kind and did really try to help - we had to return home, fortunately we live near to Lowestoft - hotel is not wheelchair friendly and need to delete this from its website

"Lovely relaxed atmosphere."
AliceFitt, 26 Septembre 2017

We always come here for a nice relaxing drink whenever we are down the beach, or even going for a walk! Would recommend due to the lovely staff and the great view of the seafront! Also areas to sit if windy.

"Nice coffee on the terrace. ..."
Andy-S60, 17 Septembre 2017

We stopped off here today for a coffee (and in my case a scone and jam....) whilst sitting in the sunshine on their terrace, watching the angry dark clouds a few miles offshore. Good coffee, nice scone, quick service at the bar, and no interfering seagulls. A very pleasant half hour.

"Quick stop for lunch"
micksilvey, 17 Septembre 2017

It was beautiful weather but quite windy when we arrived for lunch but because of the glass screen we were able to sit outside. The ale was ok and the food as you would expect in a chain pub but the facilities were excellent for a wheelchair bound customer.

"Great position"
oap46, 16 Septembre 2017

Lovely location with the pedestrian promenade between the rear of the hotel and the beach. Wonderful views from the dining room and bar. Comfortable sofas and generally good seating. If the weather is good the outside area is well catered for with glass surround to help keep the wind off. Our room was to the side,, so we got a glimpse of the sea. It was comfortable overall but really needs a towel rail in the bathroom, two hooks on the door made us unable to spread the towels out to dry and therefore they needed replacing each day. Nice to have a bath and shower and the toiletries were good and replaced. The breakfast was lovely. Such a change not to have a buffet for the cooked food. Everything fresh to order and nicely done. Excellent fruit etc available to help yourself and great pastries and croissants, if only I had enough room to eat them! Good coffee too. Nice friendly staff. We had fish and chips in the restaurant the first night and this was great value at £10 a head and was an absolutely huge portion and tasted very fresh. They could have done with another member of staff in the bar as the tables were not cleaned and cleared very quickly. The parking seemed to be ample, just across the road. I would have given this excellent except that neither tissues or free bottled water are provided in the room, and of course the lack of a towel rail. Little things, but would recommend this hotel for a relaxing couple of nights, Not much in Lowestoft itself but a reasonable location for exploring along the coast.

"My wedding day"
Tristan L, 14 Septembre 2017

I would like to say thank you to all the staff at the Hatfield hotel! Me and my partner got married at the Hatfield back in August and it was so lovely! All guests were happy and our room was amazing! Thank you Hatfield!!

"Our wedding"
John S, 08 Septembre 2017

From the first time I arrived here to book our wedding, I was greeted by the most friendliest staff. Sammy on reception is so welcoming and friendly. Then you get to meet the most awesome wedding planner Shelley. This lady makes your wedding a piece of cake. She takes all the stress away for you. We had our wedding in the library. This room is gorgeous and Shelley sets it up perfectly. Then after your ceremony there is Shelley again making sure everyone has enough champagne and bucks fizz. Then you have your meal. And by god is the food awesome. Shelley and her wedding team keep the 3 course meal that we chose running smoothly. A massive thanks to the chef Alan as all 3 courses were amazing. We also had our reception here in the evening. Super chef Alan put on a massive buffet for us in the evening. Lots of different hot and cold food. You always worry with buffets is there going to be enough, is it going to be nice. You have no worries here. Everyone enjoyed and there was definitely plenty of food. At the end of the night we got to stay in the bridal sweet. This room is huge and gorgeous. Our wedding experience at the Hatfield hotel couldn't of gone any better. We enjoyed that much we would love to do it again. If anyone is reading this and thinking of getting married here, I thoroughly recommend it. Don't think you will find a more perfect place. A big thank you from us to all the wedding team, sammy, Alan , Casey and most importantly Shelley. With out you our day wouldn't of been so perfect.

"Very Disappointed"
Tony A, 08 Septembre 2017

The check in experience was terrible with the receptionist not checking the facts and trying to charge us again for something that we had already paid for. The menu was uninspiring and over priced, fortunately Wetherspoons is only a short walk away and have better disabled facilities and don't serve undercooked chips. The good thing is breakfast is cooked to order rather than being dried out under lights and help yourself style, the chef must learn how to control the amount of oil that he serves with the food.

"Afternonn tea"
Malcolm A, 08 Septembre 2017

A very warm welcome by Stephen M who showed my wife & I to a reserved table in a quiet corner of the restaurant with sea views. We did have to request an additional plate of sandwiches as one plate is not sufficient for two persons & an additional jar of jam as one jar is not enough between two persons. Requests were swiftly dealt with and we enjoyed our cream tea, the only slight criticism being that the scones were overcooked and very crumbly. Overall very good value for money. We were well looked after by Ellie & Stephen M who were both very attentive, in fact all staff were a credit to the hotel. We will definitely return & thoroughly recommend.

"Family break spoilt "
Journal123, 08 Septembre 2017

No sure where to start ! booked a family room and a double room as traveling with family first time using booking .com as my mum and dad has always booked direct as they don't have internet access. We didn't know that the hotel has taken over the wine lodge across the road and turned in to the Hatfield lodge. So family room was in hotel and double in the lodge which upset my mum as she goes to bed earlier than my dad and tho the room in the lodge was lovely she felt uncomfortable being in the room on her own. The family room on the other hand was very dated ok has a big tv but beds so uncomfortable every time you moved creaking also you could hear other guest beds creaking in other rooms needless to say had very little sleep. Unfortunately my 2 year old nephew was unwell while we as away. One day as he was walking though the bar area to get outside where he was sick obviously this is something no one wants to see but the poor boy is only 2 ! And was clearly unwell! Was meet with looks of discussed by residents and staff members a like. My sister got on her hands and knees to clean up with baby wipes as several members of staff just looked on in disapproval no offer of help when her first concern should have been her poorly child's needs. That night we waited 10 minutes to be seated in restaurant while two members of staff chatted to the same guests obviously unaware we was waiting ! Eventually got seated and was told she would take our order 10 mins later someone else asked if we had had our order taken said we was told she was coming back anyway we ordered asked if starters ordered could come as same time as mains but of course they didn't also order a drink waited 15 mins before being told barrel needed changing so cancelled drink. At this point we brought up all the unhappy experiences detailed above was told that a member of management would come and discuss them with us but after some time then told no management was available. My mum and dad have stayed her on 5 occasions and always had a great stay but the was disgraced by the service and won't be staying again.

"Fantastic hotel"
Tom I, 07 Septembre 2017

Hotel is in a great location,lovely food and great vibe, great staff though out the hotel, particaly Ellie in the bar made me feel welcome from day one like all the staff here too many names to mention, defienetly advise staying here you are planning on staying in lowestoft

"Worst hotel"
User, 06 Septembre 2017

Well where do i start......first they take more money off your card then never give it back. I had to stop a fight in the hotel and never got a thanks. The room was out of date and the beds were uncomfortable. The staff there were very good and helpful. Would i recommend this hotel. NO. Lets see what best western do with my complaints.....

"Lunch by the Sea"
Jay S, 05 Septembre 2017

Thank you once again for a delicious lunch, A very tasty prawn sandwich. Sitting on the terrace with beautiful sea views is such a relaxing way to enjoy lunch. Friendly staff as always. See you again next week.

"Not good !!"
herokj, 30 Août 2017

I am currently staying in the hotel and I'm shocked at the facilities. After mix up with my booking I got put in the room with a view of air conditioning unit and garbage area. My room is next to the malfunctioning boiler or water tank which made noise all night ( frankly it sounded like trains changing tracks ). Reported it at the reception but was told nothing can be done as hotel is fully booked. I'm here for work not pleasure so I can't event get drunk and ignore it. Most of the staff I dealt with very lovely and helpful however I cannot wait to be back home. I was planning to extend my stay for the weekend with my husband but NO!!!!

"Tired & outdated"
Debooooorah77, 30 Août 2017

The litter-ridden and shabby looking frontage to this Hotel was representative of the interior, unfortunately. Been a long time since we stayed in a Hotel which had a carpeted reception area, which was possibly the root cause of the stale smell when you walk in. The reception desk itself was very old-fashioned, very untidy and unprofessional looking. The receptionist had difficulty, unsurprisingly, explaining the Hotel policy for paying - did we want to pre-load (which appeared to involve setting a limit) or pay cash or this or that?? Very confusing! We thought our booking also included breakfast, but apparantly that would cost another £9.95 per head, which would have taken the total cost to almost £90!! Way way overpriced! We were sent through the Restaurant to our room as this was the quickest route and, to be honest, what we saw and smelt made our minds up for us that we wouldn't want to eat breakfast here anyway. The carpets, especially on the stairs, were very old & threadbare. Whether it was our error or the Hotel's we were not sure, but we had been booked into a twin room, rather than a double. After enquiring if we could swap, we were told they were fully booked so we pushed the single beds together..........pretty disgusting to see the pile of dust/fluff and dirt behind and underneath the bed we moved, in addition to loads of spinkled sugar on the floor! Clearly the furniture is never, or very rarely, moved to clean the room! Facilities in our room were adequate, however very tired and in need of renovation/modernisation. The lid to the cheap-looking bathroom bin had at some point been broken but clearly never fixed or replaced. There were two holders for beakers on the bathroom wall, but no beakers! The curtains were very old and actually a good few inches shorter than the linings! The floorboards in the corridor leading to our room creaked like mad and to close the door properly you had no choice but to pull hard which created a loud bang .........we felt bad for our neighbouring room guests. The street noise greeting us in the morning was horrendous! Had we known what a busy area this Hotel was set in, we would not have booked. Had there been an ability to give a rating of 2.5 that's probably closer to what this Hotel should currently be rated, but I rated upwards rather than down taking into account the conservatory/seated area which gave good sea-views

"excellent hotel for a family hreak."
lloyd l, 30 Août 2017

We were a group of nine including three children. We had four rooms and all of them were clean and comfortable. The children slept like logs. We all ate very well...breakfast lunch and dinner. For the adults the menu was interesting and well cooked. The kids ate more than enough which is a bonus away from home. The location is great obviously and the hotel maximizes this with an open feel to the bar and dining area. We have stayed here previously and will undoubtedly do so again. The staff were efficient and friendly. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a cracking hotel right on the seafront.

"Didn't stay here, but wish I did!"
Joella H, 23 Août 2017

I only ate lunch here but it was probably the most delicious panini, chips, and salad I've ever had! I had the brie, bacon, and cranberry panini which was very tasty. The chips were cooked to perfection. The salad was fresh and perfectly balanced with a delicious dressing. It was just the right amount: not too much, not too little. A reasonable price as well, considering the divine food and stunning views.

"Overnight stay ..."
montytrips, 23 Août 2017

We stayed at the Hatfield Monday night and it was fantastic! A beautiful room overlooking the sea front, delicious food and the staff were so attentive. We had afternoon tea on their terrace literally, a few steps away from the beach. Our room was spacious and spotlessly clean. The staff really looked after us. Would highly recommend.

"Perfect spot for lunch "
lilyjasmine, 22 Août 2017

We came across the outside terrace as we were walking down the beach front. We had lunch and some drinks and the food (panini and chips and salad) was fresh and delicious. Not ridiculously overpriced considering the lovely location overlooking the beach. We had a lovely couple of hours here. Nice spot for a beer in the sun.

"Superb location"
Clary1310, 21 Août 2017

Right on the promenade, just a short walk from railway station and town centre. Friendly helpful staff. Room not in main building but in Lodge across road - no view, so disappointing. Stairs in Lodge unsuitable for very elderly , but lift in main building. Breakfast excellent choice and price. Evening meal well cooked but more like good pub grub than restaurant. Comfortable two nights there.

"Two nights was too many"
Ray A, 21 Août 2017

My wife and I booked this accommodation for a stop over two nights to go to a friends wedding on the Saturday. We arrived Friday afternoon and we're lucky to find one parking space in the car park opposite the hotel. We then had to go to reception to book in. I was surprised to find that the reception was a small area just as you walked in which is an area I thought was for the porter but no this was reception. I handed over my booking form and my credit card with nothing said about authorising that to be used at the bar or anywhere else. This comes into play later. We were informed that our accommodation was on the ground floor of a building opposite, which was next to the car park. No offer re carrying luggage but merely given the key to the front entrance and our room. Luckily we knew how to use the key with no instructions. On first appearance I have to say the room looked fine and the bathroom, adequate. Tea and coffee making in the room with cups and no saucers. We unpacked only to find there was no room safe. We had been informed there was one in reception but this would mean crossing the road in whatever weather my have prevailed st the time. Having unpacked we went off to walk and discover the area. Upon our return we decided to have a coffee. It had been raining while we had been out and so we were looking for somewhere warm to sit to drink. Lo and behold, most of the seats were reserved and we had to sit on the terrace where the seats were wet. My wife who had gone to order the coffee told me as she returned that she had been informed quite sternly by one of the bar staff that the use of the card at the bar had not been authorised and she therefor had to pay cash. When bedtime came in this twin bedded room which had been the only option when booking on line. Having been to the toilet we discovered that it made a loud drumming noise when flushed. I later spoke to the receptionist I had seen earlier and I believe one of the domestics and they had no clue about the noise. Later in reception we were informed that the noise was a macerator which they said they had to get sorted out. Whenever we used the toilet the noise was made so in the middle of the night for the benefit of the other guests we didn't flush. My wife pointed out the grime in the bathroom and I had noticed the stainless steel behind the toilet was dirty with water splashes. The small edge just outside the shower was grimy. When one was using the shower, there was no where to put the shower gel container or soap whilst one showered. The mirror hadn't been cleaned for some time and the shower doors were smeared. There was one hook on the back of the bathroom door and no towel rails. At bedtime it was noticed that the quilts were too small and didn't fit the beds properly. My wife and I are each five feet eight and ten respectively and not over large but large enough for the quilts to have almost no overhang around the bed. I was in fact quite cold during the night. The room we were in was on the ground floor with a road going right past the window, almost no distance away. There was a KFC on the junction where the boy racers seemed to like revving away from. That was Friday night so by the time we went to bed Saturday upon returning from the wedding we're had attended we plugged our ears with wax earplugs we had purchased Saturday morning. The groom informed me that he had stayed in a Best Western in Great Yarmouth and it seems that wasn't much better. I'm sure there are other matters I should report on but to be honest I have spent enough time writing about something I didn't enjoy so that's all folks.

"Won't be going back "
missgoodwin21212121, 08 Août 2017

Grubby.... dirty bed... sticky floors... very expensive drinks... I could go on. The only good point was breakfast was nice and staff very friendly. Priced far to high for what it is which is no more than a poor b and b. Certainly will not return

"2 night stay "
emmaloo77, 05 Août 2017

I stayed at the Hatfield for 2 nights for a family wedding. If was beautifully set up. Staff where amazing. Bedrooms where very nice. And every time we asked for something staff went above and behind to help. Highly recommended for a wedding

keiths6string, 03 Août 2017

The staff are welcoming and friendly, the food is very good, but when it comes to the real ale they have only 2 choices, which means they may run out of both or just have the one choice but limited quantity, so that's starts going cloudy and runs out, if the cellar man can sort this problem out life would be a dream. The Sunday carvery is well worth the price and a good choice for all the family.

Niamh O, 31 Juillet 2017

Dated decor, grubby lino in the bathrooms, stained carpet, no blinds on the windows, no sockets near the bed. Thin walls between the bedrooms, you can hear your neighbors alarm clock. The only polite staff are the breakfast staff, the rest are hostile. Awful coffee. The modern looking bar gives the impression that this is the better hotel in this area but it's not.

"Fantastic family night stay. "
martingoodfellow, 31 Juillet 2017

Stayed here for one night. Family room for 4. Free parking at the rear of the hotel across the road. Check in was from 3pm and there was a couple of spaces left. Spaces are limited. Quick check in. Lift to all floors. We had a sea view on the 1st floor. Clean room, bathroom spotless. Good shower and decor. Clean sheets, comfy beds, desk, clock, phone, portable fan and ironing board. Free toiletries in the bathroom. The room/bathroom did have a slight peculiar smell. Not sure if it was cleaning product or air freshener, however after a minute or two you forgot all about it. Big TV on the wall. Quite a few channels. We had a drink in the bar downstairs. Nice terrace outside overlooking the beach. Seating inside a plenty. Couldn't ask for a better view. Piped music in the background. Nice and relaxing atmosphere. It wasn't too busy being a Thursday. The clientele did appear to be of the older generation. Bar well stocked. Plenty of draft beers such as Fosters, Carlsberg, Amstel, Heineken, John Smiths. Bar staff friendly and efficient. Smartly dressed in black and white. Drinks prices average Around £3.70 a pint. We didn't have an evening meal although it looked quite good with a kids menu in addition. We had breakfast included in our room rate. Friendly welcome. Help yourself to cereals, toast, fruit. Waitress service for tea and coffee. Cooked breakfast was absolutely delicious. Not greasy or fatty at all. Waitress was friendly and efficient. Dressed smart in black and white with a tie. You can have breakfast on the terrace. Lowestoft town is a good 10/15 minute walk. Pier is about 5 mins. The beach is lovely and clean. The hotel does have music at weekends so could be a bit noisier. Some rooms are located in a separate building across the road so check when you book a room. It's called the Lodge. A very nice stay and would come back again.

"Excellent for a short break"
jobe1kenobe, 29 Juillet 2017

Clean, comfortable, great location, pleasant staff. Spent morning on the beach and then went to Southwold for the afternoon. Pier great and interesting tour of lighthouse. I would come back to the hotel again as a base to visit suffolk Norfolk.

"Evening meal"
Kelly H, 25 Juillet 2017

We went and had a family meal tonight and the food was amazing, steak was so mouth watering and served just how we asked. The service we received from our waitresses Sonia and Alex was brilliant, they didn't rush us and really friendly. The only thing I could find fault with was the lady behind the bar wasn't that friendly, may be a course in customer service would help her. Overall the night was amazing.

"Room missing the basics"
Rich A, 24 Juillet 2017

The hotel is in an amazing location right on the boardwalk and I must start by saying that the room is nice and modern and very comfortable, but maybe too modern for its own good! First impressions are always the right ones so here are the basic first impressions of items that are missing! - there is a closet in the room but the door nearly came off when I opened it into the room door return arm. Further the only draws in the room are the ones on each side of the bed. - there are no power outlets near each bed side table for an alarm or charger. These are only over by the TV. - cobwebs in the corner are not too good. Found when searching for a power outlet. - There are nice soaps, shampoo and shower gels in the bathroom but not a single shelf in the shower to use them from. Does one use the floor? - this is the big one, the bathroom mirror is above the toilet! This is located on the adjacent wall to the vanity. The power outlet for a shaver is located on yet another wall. Therefore to shave, wet or dry, you lean over the toilet and not the vanity. No mirror at all over the vanity. That's just nuts. I might be sounding like a big whiner here, and that's fine, but the basics are the basics and the very first things you notice when you enter a room. This isn't rocket science I don't think, but certainly basic items make things a little easier for guests. I'll adjust this as my time here continues and I certainly hope the facilities are much better.

"Improved and really nice when the sun shines"
srlytton, 19 Juillet 2017

Annual one night stay for work and it's definitely on the up. On a beautiful day the view of the car park probably wasn't quite as nice as the sea view some would have enjoyed, but who wants to stay in when the sun shines. This hotel has a brilliant location right on the beach, ideal for the bar and restaurant, and it was good to see the menu had changed since my last visit as had the food prices which previously were far too expensive for the area. So an uncomplicated good enough meal of whitebait, ribs and good quality ice cream, they throw in a 10% discount for resident so with a drink, £23 was perfectly fine. Room 201 was a good size as was the bathroom, comfy chair, fast wifi and so no complaints from me. Left too early to have breakfast but this was a very nice one night stay.

"Ice cream sudae is a rip off"
User, 17 Juillet 2017

Food was average but ribs were really bland. Portion was big though. Ice cream.sundae was £6.50 and just cheap tasting icecream and sauce. Music was really nice and terrace is lovely to sit on with a lovely sea view. Staff were friedly too.

"Coffee & lunch"
kaz1480, 15 Juillet 2017

On a recent day out to lowestoft we popped in to the Hatfield Hotel for coffee & ended up staying for lunch , found the place to be friendly & nice place to sit & watch the sea as its situated onthe sea front . It quite a busy place ova a lunch time but very chilled u could sit there all day undisturbed the food & sevice was good would go back . Found lowestoft its self to be a bit in need of a face lift but the sea front is pleasent with a nice clean beach & long promanard lined with colourful beach huts .

"Family meal in restaurant"
Chris M, 15 Juillet 2017

First class food ,excellent service at a great price . Menu had a good selection to choose from and the food presented well. The waitresses were very efficient .The Hotel Hatfield restaurant is always clean and tidy.

"Very Disappointing "
Lorraine A, 14 Juillet 2017

The hotel was in a very good location and the dining area and bar were very modern and attractive. However the standard of the room was very poor indeed the decor was poor and it was in desperate need of a thorough clean. The beds were also very uncomfortable. The prices of the food and drink were also very excesive, especially when you could walk 5 minutes down the road and get wonderful food at a fraction of the cost. I certainly wouldn't recommend this hotel. The staff however I must say were all very friendly and helpful.

"Nice location shame about the food"
Pauline V, 13 Juillet 2017

Hotel couldn't have been better placed, right on the sea front with views out to sea. The seating and decking area is well laid out with glass sides to shelter from the sea breezes. However, we had afternoon tea here. If we weren't being taken here and treated we would have given it a miss. By booking a week in advance we told them I had dietary needs but this was totally ignored and I was made to feel I was being anuisance. All the sandwiches came with a condiment or pickles etc, not one plain one so was unable to eat them. I had asked for plain scones but was told sharply that they only serve fruit ones, surely a week in advance they could have made a few plain for us then added the fruit after for other guests, it's not rocket science. The cakes were lovely and a variety. The pots of tea were refreshed. Very nice but not worth the money or hassle. On principle I go were guests are looked after so won't be returning

"Great location"
Lorraine H, 12 Juillet 2017

Bookedi the Elizabeth Suite for our wedding anniversary. It was lovely with a sea view. Hotel serves food all day. Had a very nice evening meal. As it was a Friday night, the hotel had music in the bar in the evening. Apart from the beach walks, we didn't need to go anywhere else. My husband arranged with the hotel to have flowers and balloons in our room on arrival, which was a lovely surprise.

"Lovely meal and great service"
tinalousuffolk, 11 Juillet 2017

My whole family really enjoyed the Sunday carvery (9th) Everything was cooked just right with lots of choice. Special mention to the chef serving as he was so polite and called a waitress over to take my Dads plate to the table as he unsteady on his feet. A really nice touch.

"Disappointing lunch"
Ann S, 04 Juillet 2017

I went to this hotel whilst visiting relatives in Lowestoft, never again!! To start with there was no one on reception. The main toilet facilities were closed and the available ladies toilet had only one cubicle that could be used. The waitress was totally uninterested in serving us, and we had to ask for every single thing. There were no condiments, no water automatically put on the table. After we ordered we waited for over 45 minutes for the meals to appear and then one of meals wasn't what had been ordered in the first place! Considering how much was charged for this, we expected better food and far better service. The place is a shambles.

"Friday night stay"
Motigue , 02 Juillet 2017

Booked the Hatfield for my birthday weekend. Arrived to be told they'd upgraded our room to the Elizabeth suite. Lovely sea views and a generous sized room with a comfy bed and a nice bathroom. Breakfast was good and the staff were great. There's a good bar and decking area overlooking the beach. If you're planning a trip to Lowestoft this hotel is in a great location on the cetre of the promenade. Well worth a look.

"Great location"
Tina B, 28 Juin 2017

For the price we paid, this proved very good value for money. Breakfast was superb. Location very good and staff polite and helpful. The bar overlooking the sea is superb. Bonus of our stay was a live group playing on the Saturday evening. We did hear noise from a late night bar adjacent to the hotel quite late and also early hours of the morning we heard a radio which was quite loud. We did point out the radio noise to management, thinking it may be coming from the kitchen, which we was aware was below our room, however, we were told it wasn't. It was a distraction, having interrupted sleep. Cleanliness of the room could be improved. A disco went on till midnight on the Friday, this wasn't a problem to us, as our room was a short distance away from the bar, but worth knowing as a visitor.

"An OK hotel."
Kevin B, 28 Juin 2017

I booked a room in the lodge without realising this was separate to the hotel however seeing some of the reviews this is probably where the quieter rooms are. The rooms are well appointed with good facilities and the hotel is in a great location being on the seafront with the bar and restaurant having sea views. The town is 5 mins walk away. Whilst the rooms have good facilities they could do with a deep clean. The shower cubicle and glass was not clean, there were footprints in the bathroom and the headboard and side tables had marks and handprints on them. The bar and restaurant staff were friendly and helpful with drinks and breakfast being good. The front of house team seemed disinterested in greeting customers and happy to leave them to wait without much in the way of acknowledgement. This was noted on arrival and upon leaving.

"Lack of Service"
nigelhaverson, 25 Juin 2017

Booked for 4 nights. Was told there was cocktail hour on last night at 8.00pm This was code for we are having a disco until midnight. Didn't need to go to the disco heard every song in our bedroom on the 1st floor so no sleep until after midnight. Went for dinner at 7.30 and asked if we could sit outside and was told you need to order at the bar but if sit inside we will give you waitress service. By 8.00pm nobody had come to take an order. So decided to sit outside and ordered our food at the bar at 8.00. People at next table ordered at 8.10 food served to them at 8.15. 8.25 still no food. Checked back at bar with manager sorry did not realise there was a problem. Food finally arrived at 8.30 - explanation kitchen were having difficulties!!!! Half-hearted sorry from Manager. Went for breakfast on Saturday ordered eggs benedict. According to menu poached eggs on a muffin with cured ham and hollandaise sauce. Perhaps management should tell the chef because when it came the muffin was a bap, the cured ham was bacon not properly cooked but the poached eggs were eggs but rock hard. Finally don't have any problems in your room where you might need attention because from around 8.30pm reception is unmanned because the receptionist is working in the bar. so if you need urgent attention take your mobile and be prepared to ring 999 because then you will get an answer.

"Great for a snack and drink"
20Bill20, 23 Juin 2017

As far as getting a snack and a coffee this place never fails. Great view and nice setting. Friendly and helpful staff. Can't speak for accommodation or restaurant but we have been pleased with snacks.

"Tea for Two!"
Igirl, 20 Juin 2017

I popped in to the Terrace Restaurant last week for tea and scones. It was a warm and sunny day so sat outside on the terrace overlooking the sea. The fruit scones (only choice) were lovely and the pot of fresh leaf tea a nice accompaniment. It was a bit disappointing that there were no more cheese scones left at 2 p.m and there was no suggestion that any more would be available that afternoon. I wonder what happens when people turn up for afternoon tea? Other than this it was a nice place to relax and have a chat over a cuppa.

"Great location"
brianbj c, 18 Juin 2017

The room was very small,looking out to the wheelie bins,very clean and tidy though.The drinks from the bar where very expensive.got to say though, the dining area and bar was very pleasant,looking out to sea.All in all a enjoyable stay,but the overpriced drinks and food did spoil it.

"Quick G & T"
BerryKing, 11 Juin 2017

Watered down gin at eight pounds a pop, the bar floor still sticky from the cocktail night before. So glad I wasn't staying there. Awful. Please avoid like the plague. The food looked pretty rough as well. There are other nice places to stay in Lowestoft though

"weekend break"
Husselbee007, 07 Juin 2017

Me and my husband stayed here bedrooms just bare really and old big gaps under the door where the hall lights stay on and shines under the door so we but our coats by the door to block out the light and we treated family to food here one night food not to bad I have been given worse, service on the night was slow but they are very quick giving you the bill the next day.we didn't have any coffee or milk in our room and it was cold in there on the night. We only have stayed once at the hatfield, but when we went to lowerstoft last week we went into the hotel for our brunch no clean tables and there was no watresses around for a high chair for the little one

"relaxing break"
kathy b, 04 Juin 2017

arrived early but our room was ready, very helpful staff booked us in hour and a half early the room overlooked the sea, was a good size and clean but a little age worn. nice location plenty of places to eat and a short walk to town and shops. had two evening meals there which were both very good, also the breakfast was very good. best bits sea view, food and very nice helpful staff throughout hotel

"Few days at seaside"
Sue K, 03 Juin 2017

We had a seaview room ,spoilt slightly by the extension at ground level.The room was spacious Cleanish,but not super clean! Food on the whole was good.our Evening meal however was spoilt by a very poor Sticky toffee pudding.Definitely not! Just a small sponge with toffee sauce!, we paid quite alot for this. Breakfasts were good.Excellent kippers!

"Munching at Mortons"
Ge0rdiesc0use, 01 Juin 2017

We popped into the restaurant for lunch and were impressed by the variety and tastiness of the food on offer. Portions were large (especially the fish & chips) and served by very pleasant staff - had we been staying in Lowestoft we'd have paid a return visit.

"Cold spud."
Lbarnard1893462, 31 Mai 2017

Had a lunch here recently, nice setting overlooking the beach etc, however one of the two jacket potatoes served to us was stone cold. Left my plate on the table outside to go and complain to the staff inside and was told to bring the said plate to the bar to replace, so off I trot back outside to retrieve said cold spud and take back to the staff member inside, may seem trivial but thought that I should not have to be running backwards and forward to replace my unsatisfactory lunch. I would not return here.

"Nice hotel for a weekend away"
madigail, 29 Mai 2017

We stayed here for the weekend as we erte attending a wedding in another locsl hotel. Rooms are basic but clean a roomy. Bathroom was a good size and had been refurbished, The common areas, bar and restaurant very nice leading out onto a lovely terrace overlooking the sea which was suntrap Restaurant food very nice. Cooked Breakfast was nice and hot. The surrounding area is a bit run down and the local shops are hardly open. In my opinion they need some sunshdes on the terrace and a grab rail in the bath. Over all a nice 3 star hotel I would go back.

"Great carvery"
Jennyhads, 29 Mai 2017

We have been here a few times for a carvery on a Sunday early evening. The food is always very well presented, tastes great and the staff are all incredibly friendly and helpful. Good value for money too.

"Brilliant carvery "
Samuel H, 28 Mai 2017

Second time here for carvery and again the quality was very good! It was packed so we worried it might be slow but the staff did really well and was very quick! Highly recommend!! Well priced and they do the best white chocolate mocha as well!

"Lovely setting for a lunch overlooking the beach"
Janartoh82, 25 Mai 2017

We came for a birthday lunch as a party of five. The food was varied and plentiful. Not high cuisine, but it was well cooked, and tasted lovely. We were not able to get a table overlooking the beach, and had to sit further back in the bar area, which was a shame, but tables for more than 2 or 3 near the window were very limited. It did take a while to get our order taken at the bar, partly as they were busy, but also as there was no method as to who was served next - perhaps something they could look at for a quicker and fairer experience. The food arrived reasonably quickly, although we had a slightly longer wait for our desserts. The staff were pleasant, but clearly very busy. Overall we enjoyed it, and would visit again - perhaps arriving much earlier to try to gain a table with more of a view.

"Good one night visit"
countrycats, 22 Mai 2017

Very helpful staff. clean and plesant room upgraded to sea view which was nice. Lovely meal in the restaurant in a relaxed atmosphere. Hotel has its own car park opposite which is very handy as parking seems to be a bit short in the area. Right on the prom in Lowestoft with plenty to do and see.

"Disappointing staff"
ScattyJax, 20 Mai 2017

This is a beautiful hotel in a brilliant location (on the beach) although I booked for the hotel I was put in the lodges across the road. No wifi and I wasn't happy as I was a solo traveler. When I asked about the wifi at reception he said, "sorry I'm not good with technology" and that was that. No offer to find someone else to sort it out. Staff behind the bar at breakfast were a challenge too. Luckily I was able to get a spot outside on the sunny terrace to enjoy my breakfast bap, which was lovely. I informed the receptionist of my concerns when I checked out and she said she would speak to management. That was 4 weeks ago......

"Great location for a drink/food"
djpe, 19 Mai 2017

A mid afternoon, mid-week, visit. The terraces, behind roughly table-height glass panels, are a lovely place to sit in the sunshine and admire the sea. Pleasant staff and a great location. (This time it was drinks only for us but on a previous occasion we have had a pleasant lunch there). I am sure we will make an 'excuse' to come back whoever we are nearby again.

"Lunch "
Steve G, 19 Mai 2017

The pair of us stopped for lunch and a wet refreshment and very good it was too just warm enough to sit out side and watch the world go bye very well presented food and served with a smile, well worth a visit, roll on September for our next visit.

"Fantastic Place to stay Overlooking the Sea"
Linda B, 17 Mai 2017

We checked in to the Best western Hotel The Hatfield for a few days for my 70th Birthday,upon arrival we were greeted by a very pleasent receptionist who Kindley asked us if we needed any help with our cases, on entering our Room it was a sight to behold a fantastic panoramic view of the sea for miles.The room was cosey warm and spotlessly clean with a beautiful modern warm bathroom .Our beds were so comfortable i just didn't want to return home to my own bed.The Restaurant was a beautiful modern area with fantastic lighting the food was of very high standard so much so that we ate there for the entire holiday.The staff in all areas were absolutely delightful.We will definitely be going back again and I can thourghly recommed it to anyone .Fantastic stay Thankyou Best Western The Hatfield.

"Fantastic food"
Sally M, 14 Mai 2017

Have visited the restaurant twice in two weeks with different groups of friends. Everyone pleased with food and portion sizes. Drinks were on the expensive side. Great location and nice view of the beach from the bar.

"Getting served "
amandac19742016, 09 Mai 2017

Myself and a group of friends always have breakfast every Saturday morning which is always nice but getting served is a problem .There is never enough staff and takes forever to get served which is very frustrating .Maybe have all hands on deck for the breakfast rush .

"Lunch time meal with two dogs"
Dave D, 03 Mai 2017

I found the staff very helpful and they allowed dogs on the lower terrace and brought a fresh bowl of water for our lurchers. The food was of a good standard and service was prompt and reasonably priced.

"Needs a good clean and polite receptionist"
Netty137, 01 Mai 2017

The public areas of the hotel are very grubby, with badly stained carpets, sticky floors and tables. They have very loud live music on Friday and Saturday nights, which is NOT mentioned on their website. This seems to attract large groups of younger people whose drunken behaviour and rowdiness made it impossible to get a good nights sleep. At 5am on Sunday morning guests in neighbouring rooms were still shouting and drinking. The food is very basic, but reasonably good value. Most of the bar and waiting staff are very pleasant, especially the ladies who served us breakfast. The same cannot be said for the manager and receptionist. They were quite rude and dismissive when we spoke to them, the receptionist especially had a 'you're just guests - please don't bother me' attitude, and seemed to spend most of her time away from the reception desk. Our room hadn't been cleaned properly and the bed wasn't made on Saturday morning. We will definitely NOT be returning, which is a shame as the hotel is in a stunning location and could be so much better. This hotel will do nothing for Best Westerns reputation.

"Meal in restaurant "
sam17th, 30 Avril 2017

Had an enjoyable meal at the Hatfield Hotel. Restaurant staff excellent thankyou to Emma, Yarltza and Keela' for your efficient , friendly and polite service. Carvery 1st class. restaurant looking out to beautiful sea views.

"Extremely disappointing and unhelpful receptionist - avoid"
berylthesilverperil, 29 Avril 2017

We booked the hotel but got stuck in the rabbit hutch across the road, very unimpressed. On checking in the surly receptionist shoved a card key at us and muttered a lodge number at us, said to go over the road and that it was refurbished. She eventually, reluctantly, wrote the room number down for us. The room itself - compact is the kindest description, rabbit hutch is more accurate. That would have been tolerable if it was clean and comfortable. However springs were poking through the bed and the sheets were stained. The bedroom furniture was damaged, carpets stained and it all looked in need of an overhaul. This has to be one of the worst experiences of hotel stay, made all the worse by the woman on reception who quite obviously disliked us on sight. Avoid and go somewhere friendlier and better.

"I may have already reviewed, I keep going back!"
Mark C, 29 Avril 2017

Delicious white hot chocolate on a windy day by the beach. A fresh beer or cider after a long day. Outstanding fish and chips for tea and the carvery on a sunday is just, well, I think I'll go back tomorrow as I've digested last month's one now. Nice surroundings, nice view and great food.

"Hotel hatfield bar"
Meester-Chris, 26 Avril 2017

Horrendous bar prices. The bar prices match Londons - pretty unacceptable for a tatty Suffolk mediocre venue. there is a sea view of sorts, the bar staff are friendly - if inexperienced and the bar area was clean. That's pretty much all I can say.

646chris33, 24 Avril 2017

we held our annual St Georges Day dinner in the newly refurbished Ambassador suite and the meal was excellent, chef Leon even paraded the English beef in front of our guest before explaining all about where it came from before carving it in front of us all. Karina and her team of waitresses in their smart uniforms and white gloves looked after us really well. Despite the room being newly decorated they even allowed us to decorate the room with our own flags and bunting for the event.

"Weekend spent in a disco"
ehampson5030, 21 Avril 2017

I am at present in the Hatfield hotel Lowestoft. I am in room 208 trying to rest but findinding it impossible due to thumping disco in lounge below. Have rung reception server all times since 11 pm but nobody answers. We booked and payed up front for a sea view room and only noticed live music was programmed for Friday and Saturday night on arrival . Nothing on web site nothing told to us when booking. If the manager reads this we need moving tomorrow Saturday 22 nd April or our money back for deceiving us when we booked. Best western has gone down in my estimation if they let in such bad hotels (see other similar reviews) and I will be making my feeling known to the and suggesting thar best western status be withdrawn.

"Nice break"
jackiel623, 19 Avril 2017

Hotel nice ,nice view ,friendly staff ,lovely food ,ideal location to southwold and great yarmouth ,didn't particularly like lowestoft itself but hotel was worth the stay ,would stay again just for the hotel and the view from the terrace bar area

"Hatfield and The East"
LondonGraeme, 12 Avril 2017

a modernised historic hotel that's been lovingly refurbished whilst still endearingly creaky in places, rooms are stylishly appointed and very spacious, the sea view for room at the front wonderful. staff great, and breakfast very nice, too, a very good choice for the town.

"A welcoming comfortable stay"
Rumble2013, 08 Avril 2017

We were made to feel very welcome. The staff accommodated our needs when we had an issue with the heating and needed room service. Nothing was too much trouble. A lovely spot overlooking the sea. The room was basic but had everything we needed like tea and coffee and a TV.

"surprise retirement function"
susanboyce, 04 Avril 2017

We all had a lovely meal, staff were super helpful especially Shelly. This included help in setting up the room. There was a great band in the evening. A good time was had by all. Any future family events we would definetly return. A really big thank you to all those concerned.

"Very uncomfortable stay"
Beth K, 03 Avril 2017

My room was tiny, no room to move. Too hot even with window open. Bathroom floor filthy with hair in corners. Shower kept going cold. Could feel springs in mattress. Curtains didn't shut properly so light came in first thing. Apart from the lovely breakfast and friendly staff serving it my stay was nothing short of awful.

"Saturday lunch"
salarmes, 01 Avril 2017

Food was OK. I ordered chunky chips and got skinny fries. Asked for salt and sauce but it never came. But there was only two ladies and they were rushed off there feet. Felt sorry for them. Had to wait a long time for dessert menu. Went to find one ourselves. One dessert should of been chocolate brownie and was actually sponge with no chocolate in it. People next door where waiting a long time to get there first drink. So they asked if it would be quicker to go to the bar themselves. They just got rather a rude reply back. Don't think I would return. My last meal was halloumi with med veg. The veg was out of a tin tipped over some salad leaves. Shame the food has changed so much. Used to have lovely meals here. Not a good experience.

"Lovely stay "
steveandlaw, 28 Novembre 2016

Stayed here for one night when I was attending an awards night in the area. Reception staff were very welcoming and attentive, same with bar staff. Room lovely and spacious with great views of the sea. Large tv and sofa too. It was a suite and well worth paying the extra money. Bar staff very friendly again and we got back at 12am and the night porter happy to serve us which was nice to have a night cap! Breakfast was delightful and a special mention to Pauline who was so attentive over the two days I was there

"Noisy noisy NOISY"
brian k, 16 Novembre 2016

Had 5 night stay which was totally ruined by last night which was unbelievably noisy from DJ - whole room was shaking with the Thump Thump THUMPING of ear shattering music below our room. We complained and staff said they would lower volume BUT didn't. We were not warned of this or would have stayed elsewhere. Neither myself or my wife could hear the television on full volume and could not sleep at all. It was unbearably loud - and I am registered deaf in both ears! But I could feel the room shaking. The staff said the manager would contact us to apologise - but over 2 months later this has still not happened. Very disappointed and upset - certainly do not recommend Friday night stay. Our break was completely spoilt. It is a pity because overall staff were polite and breakfast very good - But no response from manager and no warning when we arrived at beginning of stay re Fridays unbelievably loud noise ruined stay

"very friendly, polite and discreet. Facilities are nice, lovely views of the sea."
Cutie A, 16 Novembre 2016

On arrival staff already knew who I was and was very helpful in letting me check in earlier than expected. My room was clean and tidy and has everything you need in your room. They have a 24hr bar downstairs that I thought was really good even though I was too busy to use it. I would definitely stay there again and come back for one of there dj nights.

"Slight improvement"
Lailamai1, 15 Novembre 2016

Hotel has recently been taken over by Bets Western. The entertainment has improved, so Friday and Saturday night has a better atmosphere. The bar staff were a little lazy, and sometimes rude. The receptionist is now very pleasant and helpful. Food and drink lovely. Cleaner needs to learn some manners!! But overall a good stay. Perfect location on the sea front.

"Great location"
lincolnhatter, 11 Novembre 2016

Spent 3 nights in this hotel in September, had a room over looking the sea, room was large and comfortable with good size bathroom, maybe a teeny bit of redecoration needed. Car park right opposite entrance for guests and well placed for town, pubs, cafes and beach. Staff were all friendly and pleasant, especially the ladies at breakfast time, breakfast very good, especially sausages which I thought were really tasty. Overall a decent hotel in decent location.

"First stop on our long weekend break at Warners."
brenda_r_johnson, 07 Novembre 2016

This hotel is our lunch stop before going to Warners Gunton Hall once a year, It has its own car park and starts serving lunch at 12. Obviously you can get refreshments before that and you dont have to be a resident. It overlooks Lowestoft beach. The food is lovely and the staff excellent.

"Wedding reception"
Tiff3316, 06 Novembre 2016

We had our wedding breakfast and reception here on the 15th October 2016, I stayed the night before and on the night of the wedding I felt comfortable and looked after from the moment I got there, we had a lovely day everything ran smoothly from start to finish I would definitely recommend the Hatfield hotel for your wedding, shelley the wedding organiser is really lovely and really goes out of her way to make your day perfect without you having to do anything, the function room is now being refitted so will be even better

"lovely break here"
FRanGib, 02 Novembre 2016

A lovely clean room overlooking the sea, nice location with an easy walk in to the town, but nice and quiet area. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the breakfast never failed to please and the restaurant meals were tasty and very good value

"Hosts with the most..to give"
JohnnGloria, 02 Novembre 2016

Clean and tidy bedrooms, felt comfortable from the minute we got there. The staff was excellent, we have come to this hotel many times and we love it every time we come. Great scenery when you look towards the sea front from the hotel. Great parking and the bar staff and manageress Kathy were both excellent and lovely to speak to aswell as being very helpful. Will definately stay again.

"Great place with a nice bar"
Xiaoying H, 01 Novembre 2016

The room is tidy and clean. I can get all the services I need. Had breakfast and dinner everyday during my trip and the food quality was fantastic. Staff are helpful and kind. I had even better sleeps in Hatfield than at home with the sound of sea waves every night.

"Breakfast in the sunshine "
Looneyshoebox66, 30 Octobre 2016

Was recommended breakfast here by the Lowestoft Travelodge. We were lucky enough to have a wonderful, warm and sunny morning to enjoy a full English breakfast on the lower terrace with our dog. Excellent food and service.

"Amazing team, felt so much at home."
Dax1981, 30 Octobre 2016

What a great weekend spent at this hotel! Clean, comfortable, great location and stunning view with incredible warm weather for the season. A lovely team of staff too with particular thank to Kathy and Sammy who looked after us with incredible professionalism and genuine concern for guests comfort. We will be back!

"Excellence, effort and efficiency."
Gerard D, 27 Octobre 2016

Went to Lowestoft for a day out with my two disabled sons, my disabled great grandson, and two very dear friends. We decided to eat lunch at The Hatfield Hotel. What a great decision that was. We were warmly welcomed by a lady who must surely have real experience with the disabled. This lady, and her staff, were attentive without being overbearing; efficient without being distant; couteous without being deferential; and provided us with service that should be highlighted and rewarded. The food was as good as anything I have had at home and beautifully presented. We were served quickly but without being rushed. The food was served hot with quiet skill and everyone enjoyed the meal chosen from an appropriate range of dishes. We will return, with and without the disabled ones, to enjoy the great food, exemplary service, and very comfortable surroundings. Thank you to The Hatfield staff, front and backroom.

beccavassie, 26 Octobre 2016

Well all i can say is they puy us in a family room with a 5 and 6 year old right above the bar. Loud music all night. Noise above and below all night. Spoken to like trash by the early staff. Left at 7am to go sleep at home. 117 pounds for 1 night of rubbish with no breakfast. Broken beds for the kids as seen in pic. Absolutely disgusting place and service was abismal. 5 star my behind. What a joke

"Hatfield Hotel Lowestoft Oct 2016"
V S, 24 Octobre 2016

Hotel nicely situated with good size car park. Some parts of hotel looking a little tired but cleanliness was fine. room basic but fine. Food very nice at a reasonable price. All staff polite and helpful at all times. Would use again if in area.

"Shabby but not chic"
Pleasureexpert, 18 Octobre 2016

The Hatfield always used to be considered up-market so I was disappointed when I arrived to see how down at heel it appeared. The stair carpet was threadbare in places and if not replaced soon will represent a safety hazard. The rooms were cleaned to a level of hygiene but it would have been difficult to make them look welcoming with everything so shabby. Breakfast was poor to say the least and I got the feeing that everything was deep fried. On the positive side the coffee was lovely as was the weather so sitting on the deck afterwards overlooking the beach was a joy. This place could certainly do with a visit from Alex Pollizzi. On the positive side the staff were absolutely wonderful - very hardworking and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Particularly Annette who was serving breakfast during my stay. Would I stay here again? Probably not - the restaurant only really serves pub grub so I ate out therefore a B&B or a Travelodge would have been just as good and cheaper. Come on Best Western - you have two great assets - the staff and the position. Pull your socks up, The Hatfield looks as if it's dying on its feet.

"If this is a BEST Western, I'd hate to stay in a WORST Western!!"
Pwardell1, 18 Octobre 2016

We had used this hotel on a number of occasions previously; I vowed we would never use it again! However, with a family gathering I needed multiple rooms and, unfortunately the Victoria Hotel was unable to accommodate us so had to (reluctantly) return to the Hatfield. It must have recently become a Best Western Hotel but this 'accolade' appears to have done little to halt the decline! Our stay could have been an episode from 'Fawlty Towers'! Check in was OK but staff seemed more interested in the imminent arrival of a wedding reception. The lift wasn't working - getting 80+ year old mother up to the second floor was a challenge (this is not the 1st time the (only) lift hasn't worked), the only 'apology' was that an engineer has been called - little comfort for elderly guests. We opened the door of the assigned single room to find a guest sat on the bed - he was apologetic (more so than the staff), so back down to reception and then back up to a different room. There was a general damp, musty smell on corridors and in the en-suite bathrooms and our room had dirty mugs and an un-emptied bin. Although we mentioned this at reception, we eventually collected clean mugs ourselves. Having booked a table in the restaurant, we arrived to find that reception had not informed the restaurant. A retirement party in part of the restaurant was noisy and there was a difficulty of finding a quiet table. However, we were seated and ordered pre-dinner drinks. Pretty easy? No! The Gin and Tonic arrived without gin, the soft drink (no ice, no lemon) arrived with ice and lemon; mine was correct. The meals were lovely - sweets were another matter! The shortbread sweet arrived without shortbread and the treacle tart and custard arrived without custard! This was rectified. However the meal was spoiled by the disco underneath the restaurant (150db boom! boom! boom!) competing with the guitar/vocalist in the lounge - it appeared to end up as a competition as to who had the loudest PA system. Bedtime was no respite from the din except that the disco now had to compete with shrieking banshees, wailing harridans and other assorted bestial and/or supernatural sounds from wedding guests that seemed to continue well past 1:30am. Added to which, the bedrooms were uncomfortably hot with no opportunity to open windows due to the noise. Whilst the recently re-vamped lounge and sun deck area is lovely, there is little evidence of thorough cleaning (sticky floors / tables) and the older areas (including the bedrooms) are dull, dingy, VERY tired and neglected with threadbare carpets (including on the stairs), cobwebs, dust and grime, and a general feeling of neglect. As it was only an overnight stay and a family celebration the following day was much more important, complaining or making comment was pointless - I've done it before and had no response from management. Will be avoiding this hotel at all costs!

"Out for dinner with friends"
Mothermizen1996, 18 Octobre 2016

The food was of a very high standard, and the service was very friendly and very helpful. They had a live singer in the bar area, this added to a lovely evening. All of the facility's were very clean. Also we have stayed at this hotel before and the rooms are very clean and well presented. Thanks.

"Stay here only as a lady resort"
JohnDaniell, 14 Octobre 2016

I am a Diamond member of the Best Western loyalty programme and stayed at this hotel for the second time to give it a second chance. The young receptionist is extremely rude and has a very poor attitude. I assume this is the receptionist that is so often criticised in these reviews. She hardly makes any eye contact, does not smile and sits in front of her computer screen giving unhelpful responses to questions. The room was exceptionally poor. It was far too warm and the radiator could not be switched off. If you open the window, you cannot sleep for traffic noise. The room has not been adequately maintained as the lamp over the desk had one bulb missing and the other did not work. The attempt to rectify the lamp was a farce and took over an hour. The positive aspect was that the duty manager (bar manager) did her best to address the matter but could not access the maintenance cupboard. Eventually the maintenance man did come with bulbs but the lamp still did not work. To give him and her their due, she was very apologetic and he did go and buy a table lamp so I could work at the desk. The duty manager also gave me a complimentary meal and drink. This is not an upmarket hotel but there is really no excuse for poor standards.

"Very nice hotel, would recommend"
maryrosebedworth, 12 Octobre 2016

We had a sea view which was lovely. Nothing was too much trouble, the Hotel Manager, Bar and Breakfast staff were nice. Very comfortable bed and pillows which took no settling in from being away from home. Easily walking distance to shopping centre and a good base to visit areas.

"Drop in "
User, 09 Octobre 2016

Must be the best coffee on Lowestoft seafront , outside seating area, protected from the elements by glass is brilliant . Very comfortable seating inside and out. Great views along the seafront. Ideal for people watching

"Very Sorry"
JeanAnt, 07 Octobre 2016

Despite the friendly hardworking staff at the hotel I am sorry to say that this Hotel has gone down hill. We have stayed here every year for several years but will not be returning. Don't know what happened to the food but breakfast is appalling stayed 5 days five chances to get a decent poached egg instead of one's resembling hard boiled egg. Bacon to repair your shoes with. Mushrooms hard and shrivelled. Smoked kipper not so bad but I guess it came out of a packet and cooked as seems to me everything else in microwave. Only spread on offer are butter pats when I asked for alternative fair play they bought a tub of Flora and put on my table each morning. But this is the only hotel or guest house I have stayed in where choice not offered as a standard. Booked evening meal on first night - ate out after that! Hotel was freezing after numerous complaints to reception it took a telephone call to Best Western HQ customer services to get hotel to fix so last 2 days at hotel rooms warm despite broken window in our room - 103. Curtains actually moving when closed due to gap in window frame. This Hotel is 3 star rated AA should be ashamed also. Room cleanliness also gone down hill. Sheets not changed throughout stay toiletries not replenished. The feel of the place is as if it is being run on a budget and all about cost saving. Very disappointing stay.

"Unexpected delights"
Colin M, 02 Octobre 2016

Golden Sands and easy walking, interesting and varied history, clean and tidy streets and a good hotel right on the esplanade. All most unexpected for what I recalled as a busy fishing port. From the harbour , through a good shopping area and onto the historical High Street above and then beyond into Sparrow's Nest Park with museums and fine 'eateries' a great weeks break with a good hotel for those relaxing hours and excellent meals.

"Lunch by the sea"
collis1972, 01 Octobre 2016

Four of has lunch here and was surprised at how nice it was and the quality of food. Presentation was lovely, but portions quite small. The hotel was extremely busy and service was good with a lovely waitress on her first day doing a fab job. Only complaint was that a waiter removed two of our plates while the other two were eating making us all feel rushed and that we needed to go.

"Good spot for a short break"
Sunburst1111, 29 Septembre 2016

The hotel is well situated and reasonably priced. The receptionist on check in was a bit rude, didn't acknowledged us and kept in shredding old room receipts. After that, check in was straight forward. The room was small but clean and modern. Inc. big tv and tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast next morning was help yourself to cereal and toast and then a table service for a breakfast of your choice. Full breakfast, muffin, eggs ben and a veggie option. It was nice and good quality if not on the small portion side. I would go back, ideally located with nice outdoor area

"Not so great Western Hotel :-("
Nigel Barry H, 28 Septembre 2016

I've stayed in Great Western Hotels before from Blackburn to Eastbourne. To say this one is poor is an understatement. My bathroom was dirty and run down with long black hair round the sink ( not mine) room 114 ,27th September. And my bedding was so worn it was falling apart. The pillows (4) were so old & flat I needed all of them so I did not get neck ache. The Restaurant was nice with a nice view , but a combination of not very hot food and listening to the staff discussing their tips put ruin to that.

"Lack of sleep"
Chris S, 26 Septembre 2016

Made a big mistake by booking this for a Friday night. Turns out Friday night is disco night at the Hatfield. Pretty sure there was no warning of that when I booked though Booking.com. Horrible loud thumping till midnight, then the party people outside the door till god knows when. Got down early for breakfast to find hungover customers in dressing gowns! (really?) being loud and blocking the main entrance while smoking - please make a smoking area somewhere discrete. And... Get new toasters! waiting forever for toast that won't toast, while a queue waits behind isn't fun. Or better still make fresh toast and bring it to the table. Rant over!

"Small rooms, great breakfast"
Christopher H, 26 Septembre 2016

Stayed overnight. The room was small but adequate. The desk directly below the television. Only way to see it is to be in the bed. So one can listen to the radio at the desk or lying down on the bed. To watch the television you have to sit up in bed. There was evening entertainment the night I stayed, an operatic singer The breakfast was great with service even with the slowest toaster I have ever come across. For disabled visitors there is an access ramp at the back of the hotel(on the sea front) which leads to the bar from which you need to access steps to leave.

"Very Pleasent Hotel."
Chivesdiners, 20 Septembre 2016

Situated on the seafront a warm welcome awaits you hear. Parking for 25 cars opposite the hotel. Very nice and helpful staff throughout. Public areas are bright and smart. Large terrace very busy at lunchtimes on sunny days. Breakfast is not wonderful but this is only a three star hotel so one should not expect the Hilton. Only real complaint was being awoken by power decking cleaning at 0650 in the morning. Very convenient for all Lowestoft has to offer. Enjoy your stay.

"Short Break"
Mr Eric S, 16 Septembre 2016

Hotel needs updating, housekeeping needs upgrading. ie room needs checking for cleanliness. not all lights worked. Advertised table cloths at dinner, did not happen! After spending 3 nights in a double bed, fourth night it was changed to 2 single beds don't know why, it was changed back to a double once we phoned reception.

"Good location"
TriciaFttr, 13 Septembre 2016

Situated on the sea front - what better view than a sea facing room. Good sized double room. The en-suite had a bath, which was a bonus. Parking free in the car park across the road from the front of the building. Free wi-fi available. Good seating area outside but they need now to concentrate on the interior especially the bedrooms as they are looking a bit worn and shabby. There is a small lift to access all floors as well as stairs. Staff pleasant and courteous. Evening meal was superbly cooked. We had 1 mains dish of spaghetti carbonara and 1 mains dish of hunters chicken and were not disappointed. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice and served by a very cheerful lady.

"Great place to eat & relax."
Sholafox, 13 Septembre 2016

This hotel has had a major refurbishment in the last couple of years. It was quite good before, but now it is excellent! The staff are friendly & helpful, nothing is too much trouble. The food is cooked to order, so, although u may have to wait a little longer, the meal is cooked how u want it, it is hot (when it's meant to be!) & freshly cooked using good quality ingredients. A good chef knows how to cook a great steak, & the steaks here are very good, juicy, tender & perfectly medium rare the way I like them. The hotel itself is immaculately clean & beautifully decorated, although we haven't stayed there overnight as we are locals, living in the town. The new outside terrace area is great, u can eat at the outside tables, screened by glass walls so that u can enjoy the sea views, but are sheltered from the sea breezes. The prices are very reasonable for a sea front based hotel, an average meal from the all day menu is around £9. My husband wants me to tell u that the beer is very good, with draught beers, ales & ciders on tap, again at very reasonable prices. All in all a great place to visit for a light lunch, a filling dinner or a family meal. They will also cater for larger parties if booked in advance. It is our favourite place to eat in Lowestoft, bar none!

"Breakfast at Hatfields"
DaynePearson, 13 Septembre 2016

Having been here before I was more than happy to return. It's a nice setting overlooking the seafront. Service was slow and I couldn't work out why. Having ordered coffees we waited for our full English and bacon bap to arrive. My full English was the usual fayre. The beans were dried and overcooked having suffered from excessive microwaves or sat under the heat. Should never have been served. The mushrooms were dubious but tasted ok. The rest of the meal was ok, hot and quite tasty. The toast was burnt, cold and served without butter. However for £3.95 should I complain? We decided to have more coffee but it took 10mins to get served despite being first in the queue. Sorry Hatfields but I won't be in any rush to return

"Just not great."
scannons, 10 Septembre 2016

We utilized the Hatfield for a night when we had a family gathering in the area. We booked because we thought it would be a nice location on the seafront and very close to the party we were attending. The location of the hotel is probably in my opinion the only good thing about The Hatfield. We checked in and got given a twin room after I had asked for a double as I was with my fiancé, however not the end of the world. The room was a substantial size if not a bit narrow and it overlooked the bin shed where staff went to smoke and gossip. I appreciate not every bedroom can have a great view however to have the view of staff members smoking and the bin area in general being very untidy wasn't great! We came back from our party and we were told that residents could still get a drink from the bar.. I don't think the bar team appreciated this at midnight /1am as they didn't believe we were staying at the hotel and it took a good 20 minutes before someone came and served us after leaving us all waiting. Probably had the worst night sleep as the walls are very thin and you can hear generators and toilets flushing. Down for breakfast the next morning and the choice wasn't great and a lot of family had to send theirs back. Working in a hotel myself, I know it is hard to please all guests however I feel there is a lot to improve on and I would not return.

"Two night stay and Jonathan Antoine at the Marina Theatre"
Glennis H, 07 Septembre 2016

I stayed at the Hatfield with friends for two nights. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the double room and the lovely sea view. The hotel is just a few steps from the beach. The room was fine but the bed was extremely hard, I ended up sleeping on top of the duvet to soften it a bit! The theatre was a short taxi ride away and the concert, which was the reason I was there, was divine. A long journey from the Midlands but I would stay there again.

"Nice Location"
Bazza003, 05 Septembre 2016

This hotel is logged as a Best Western but be aware there are no Signs that indicate this on the outside of the Hotel, and you can drive by and miss it. The Hotel mentions in its brochure and guide book that £1 Million has been spent on a refit, this apparently was mainly spent on the Frontage and Decking areas, and it now needs to invest in improving the Interiors of the Bedrooms and Hallways etc. The access for the Elderly and partially Disabled could be revamped as there are a number of Stairs both up and down even if after using the Lift. The Hotel staff thankfully were very helpful and friendly, the Bedrooms were dated and in need of a thorough deep clean and the beds could have been more comfortable. The Breakfast was sufficient a selection Cereals, Pastries,Fruit, Toast, Jam and juices, also a Hot selection, cooked to order and any requested food was supplied if available. We did not make use of the Restaurant for the Evening meal so are unable make any comments.

"two day break"
Robert Arthur A, 31 Août 2016

just back from a three day break at this lovely hotel,we had a seaview room which was really nice,you could see the sea from your bed.the room was large with tea/coffee making facilities,nice bathroom with bath and shower and a nice large flatscreen tv.check in very quick lovely polite and friendly staff,all round hotel especially Kelly and Anette in dining areas.I must give Steve the manager a special mention apart from being very nice and caring not only to us but to his staff as well,he actually rang his wife and got her to bring in two garden chairs from his home so that me and my wife could sit on the lovely beach {we both have bad backs},that's service for you. we had a lovely break,food was delicious,free car park right outside,a lovely relaxing break will definitely be going back.

"Lovely evening"
tallen1977, 30 Août 2016

I came here to get away from the children for a few relaxing hours with my hubby.The scenery was absolutely stunning as we sat outside in the evening sun watching over the beach eating our meals. The meals where absolutely delicious and well worth the money although I feel something was missing from the scampi dish. A very nice wide range or drinks where available to choose from too. Slightly noisy due to a group of loud people but that didn't last to long until we were able to relax with a few beverages. We shall definitely be back soon!

"Always been superb..."
Brad M, 26 Août 2016

Has always been the best place to eat in town with a superb menu. I imagine they must now have a new chef and hence changed the menu. It now looks like a lunch menu with very little selection. Now seemingly a very average restaurant which is a shame.

"Great Stay !!"
simon c, 26 Août 2016

Recently stayed at the Hatfield Hotel. Slight mishap when booking in, but staff soon sorted the issue and was given a lovely room on the front (would recommend sea view rooms more). Rooms are nice and clean, nothing to complain about, spacious and lovely big bathroom. However, staff couldn't do enough to help us, always pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was lovely and plenty of choice, food in the restaurant in the evening was lovely too and good size portions, drinks at the bar were also reasonably priced. Great location, straight on the promenade and great bar and restaurant area to grab some lunch too. Couldn't fault hotel at all, would definite recommend and stay again !!!!!

"Friendly staff and lovely food"
TTurnerBedford, 24 Août 2016

We ate at the Hatfield hotel recently and the food was lovely. Its a perfect setting for a summers day, sitting on the patio, enjoying the sea view with a nice glass of chilled wine and some good food.

"Good but could of been better!! "
Sam F, 24 Août 2016

Have stayed here before, always have an enjoyable time. Stayed in the Elizabeth suite which was very nice. Lovely bathroom amazing shower!!! The food at our evening meal was ok but was not as good as our last stay not as much choice as previously!! We were also very disappointed with breakfast!! One person had the continental breakfast and It was not very nice at all!!! The cooked breakfast was not as nice as have had previously. Overall the staff always friendly and helpful. Free car park always a bonus!! The hotel is in a great position right on the sea front therefore stunning view if u have a room with a view!!

"One night of peace and quiet."
ian g, 21 Août 2016

Was working nearby and needed somewhere to stay for the Saturday night. The hotel was very good. Clean and friendly with a lovely terrace looking out to sea. Breakfast was freshly cooked and very enjoyable. I'll be back for sure.

"stay at the Hatfield"
Diane G, 20 Août 2016

We stayed on an overnight break .The staff were friendly .The price for the top of the season was good .Position of hotel is excellent and the fact it has a free car park .The room was slightly small but was clean .Nice bathroom .Some areas are ready for refurbishment .The food was good (We stayed for Sunday lunch) which was well priced and very popular .We received what we expected from a 3 star seaside hotel

Lesley R, 19 Août 2016

We were surprised by how young the staff were on the day we arrived. They were so polite and helpful with genuine smiles on their faces. Nothing was too much and we had some lovely conversations with them. The hotel food is delicious really well presented. The hotel room itself was big clean and we had a wonderful view.

"Disappointed in the afternoon tea"
farmerlass, 17 Août 2016

My mum booked afternoon tea for myself my auntie cousin and my 5year old daughter when we got there they had put a highchair even tho my had told them she would sit on a normal chair we where sat in the smallest table so asked if we could move to a bigger table, the waitress then huffed and rolled her eyes and said suppose so but I will have to relay the table we then once we got sat down we ordered my daughter a meal they came and asked what we would like to drink we all ordered tea and coffee then 2 cake stands came out with 4 finger sandwiches which felt like they had been left out all day because the bread was dry! We upgraded to the sparking afternoon tea so we got a glass of fizzy which came out in dirty glasses! The rest of cakes where tiny not even a mouthful! When it came to pay the waitress didn't hang around for us to say anything and no one checked on us during the time! Won't be going back!

"Clean & Comfortable"
Doreen T, 15 Août 2016

After reading reviews of this hotel we were a little unsure on what we might find. No worries, first impression was very good, a very quick & efficient check-in which included a swift registration of our car for free parking in the private car-park just across the road. Our room was on the 2nd floor & we had paid an extra £10 per night for a sea view. The room was very clean, well equiped and quite large & the view was very good, well worth the extra. The hotel was situated right on the promenade and as a result was very busy all day with holiday makers eating & drinking. The breakfast on each day was good with waitress service and you could almost choose anything you wanted, the only gripe was that they were a bit slow in replenishing breakfast items, such as bread for toasting, jams, juices etc We did eat in the hotel on one night and that was OK. The staffing levels were high & they were all very friendly & cheerful. We would defiantly recommend this hotel to anyone.

"Lunch inside"
kemlo r, 09 Août 2016

Food reasonable except baked potato not 'crunchy' as advertised and the BLT bread a tad dry. Not memorable but for a hotel value for money. The scenery over the beach is good and it accepts wheelchairs but I don't have one. At high season and at lunch time it wasn't too busy and the service was acceptable

"Good view Good food"
Julie M, 09 Août 2016

We decided to have a meal at the Hatfield as the sun was shining and the terrace area looked so inviting . We both decided on Saug and Mash . It came with 3 saugs and lovely creamy mash and veg . It was lovely left you wanting more and only £9 bargain, We would highly recommend this hotel as all other food looked amazing as well

"lost the plot"
jamieqprqpr, 09 Août 2016

Living in Lowestoft and having been here many times I was so disappointed with the food on our last visit this used to be one of the best restaurants in Lowestoft great food large portions although expensive but worth it. Not any more penny pinching portions. Quality of the burgers are worse than a burger van. There are so many things wrong with the food I haven't got time to list them all. I will not be eating here again.

"Weekend by the sea"
Orangem, 08 Août 2016

The Hatfield Hotel is perfectly placed overlooking the beach. The hotel advertises free parking, however the car park is small and was full so we had to park on the road a good walk from the hotel. The bar and restaurant were pleasant as was the room and ensuite. Sadly the bed left a lot to be desired as it was creaky and lumpy - not a good night's sleep was had. When we checked out we weren't asked how our stay had been, the receptionist barely acknowledged us.

"Proper seaside hotel"
Jeff1903, 05 Août 2016

I thought that the receptionist looked a bit stern when we checked in, but soon changed my mind when she gave us an upgrade to a room with a sea view, The rest of the staff were also equally pleasant and helpful and our room was very nice. There is a free car park across the road and very efficient wifi. The food in the bar and restaurant is good standard pub grub and we were given an unexpected discount on our food as we were resident. The bar sold excellent beer, Lacon's Legacy when we were there. There is a terrace overlooking the sea for when the weather is nice. Breakfast was not disappointing and overall we had a great stay in a proper seaside hotel and with a nice sandy beach opposite and a short walk to town Lowestoft has a lot to offer.

"Perfect getaway"
helen b, 01 Août 2016

Stayed Saturday to Sunday. The hotel was perfectly located and had its own car park accross the road. We had a sea view executive double which was spacious and comfortable although would benefit from a little updating. The view was breathtaking and I've included photos of this from various times of the day. The most beautiful was caught by chance when I happened to wake at 5.30am to a stunning sunrise. They had live music on the evening which was excellent. The staff are all extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and filling. The bar itself was modern and comfortable. The bar staff very efficient wait times were minimal even when busy. Plenty of seating and the bank of windows meant the entertainment and the sea could be seen from the bar and restaurant areas as well as from the outside seating. I would return in a heartbeat.

"wedding and two night stay"
frankelaine, 31 Juillet 2016

whilst the accesorries are a bit dated(linen ect)this was far outshone by the frendliness and the efficiency and quality of the staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Food excellant-the quality of the wedding was possibly the best i have ever been too.

"Fantastic place for cocktails"
juliem742014, 31 Juillet 2016

Fantastic place to go ,great for breakfasts, lunch, afternoon tea is amazing, great range of dishes on there main menu or bar menu, lovely stunning sea-views from the decking area to enjoy a drink, fantastic cocktails on a Friday night with a great dj & fantastic atmosphere

"Restaurant poor service poor food awful and some not edible"
Karen K, 28 Juillet 2016

I booked a table for my sisters baby shower on arrival they showed us to our table a small table for 10 people, which we could not all fit round and eat comfortable. We asked for a bigger table and we're moved to the Library room. This lacked atmosphere as we were in there alone and no windows opened and on a hot night it was very stuffy. We waited over an hour between our starter and main course. When I asked about this they said a table on 15 had pre ordered so they had priority. We were not told this was a possible option when we booked the table. When the food finally came only 4 out of the 10 meals were edible. I had the chilli prawns which were over cooked and came with white bread dispite asking for brown. Lasagne was chopped pasta no tomatos very dry and taste less. Onion rings came out with a cm of oil in the bottom of the bowl. The prawn salad had about 5 prawns in it was more rosemary sauce than anything else. The one minute steak salad was chargrilled and we'll done. Not rare how it should of been. When we complained they offered a small discount but the whole night was ruined and such a disappointment we had family travel from scotland. For the weekend and was really upset by the lack of service. Will NEVER EAT HERE AGAIN

"holiday made easier"
Mick W, 28 Juillet 2016

nice room with a sea view.very helpful staff who could not have tried harder to make our stay a good one. when travelling with my wife who is disabled and in a wheelchair plus my parents who are both nearly 90 years old this is all greatly appreciated. although there are steps inside the hotel leading to the bar and to the restaurant they have ramps to cope with this which the staff deployed for you.we also hired two mobility scooters nearby and the hotel happily found a place to store them close to the restaurant and the exit onto the esplanade. we will certainly return to stay ther again.

"Not the worth the money!"
EMA1902, 26 Juillet 2016

On arrival the hotel looks lovely all the bar area has been done out and it's spotless and very modern! But once we got into our room we were very disappointed, too small for two of us, our curtains didn't fit the window right and their was a very funny smell. The rooms were definitely not worth the money! After the family wedding in the function room I stood on a needle that was just sticking out of the carpet! The morning after the breakfast was a huge let down very unorganised and an hour wait for our breakfast. But a brilliant weekend overall just a shame about the venue.

"Family meal"
stephen w, 23 Juillet 2016

We booked late and was helpful with are booking .We changed from a 10 to a 8 was no problem. We had a beer outside while are table was made ready.are server was jodi was very helpful and smiling and answered are questions .We all said she was very good at her job. I had prawns in chilli was nice .had a sirloin steak was nice and a sundae for dessert .was nice .had a few beers and wine as well.only downside was the dj .for us was fine but fir are family in 60 was not good fir a family meal .was not a major problem

"total dissapointment and poor value for price"
longdclong, 23 Juillet 2016

On arrival I was ignored by the lady on reception while she busied herself with a cash box .then she greeted me with "yes!" not the most welcoming greeting I would have expected. sleep was almost impossible as the very small room 114 was unbearably hot and opening the windows resulted in very loud pedestrian and traffic noise. the hotel in my opinion is in need of refurbishment stair carpets are worn and threadbare.

"wedding weekend dissapointment"
STEW1704, 18 Juillet 2016

on arrival we were told our rooms would not be ready till 3oclock (fair enough), but once we got to the rooms it looked like they had just changed the bedding, everything else needed cleaning,breakfast was fair just single item portions NO BEANS on the menu,down stairs in the bar you can't go wrong, good helpful staff, larger is £3.50 a pint but its soft drinks, wine etc were they sting you. we were there for a wedding in the hotel, the wedding was down stairs in the basement,plenty of room for the party but no venalation so very stuffy, didn't help that it was a very hot weekend, please note if you arrive on a friday there is a dj in the bar and if you have a sea view you can hear it right upto midnight and then you have everyone afterwards still going to what ever time, so you get little sleep, morning after the wedding we all had breakfast together, 36 of us they couldn't cope, it took an hour to serve all breakfast and 2 still waiting,on checking out we had to make several trips to the car and on the final trip our key card locked us out b4 time and this happened to everyone, overall fantastic wedding with great family and friends just wish the hotel was a lot better for the money they charge, i could go on to be honest experience we won't be repeating

"Bad lunch"
Andy C, 16 Juillet 2016

Family trip to Lowestoft for lunch ruined by an uncooked adult cod fillet (twice!) and unfilleted children's cod. Lasagne was great, burger very nice but if you have lunch here and want to eat together, avoid the Cod!

"Nice communal areas, room ok if ya don't like sleep! "
Sarah P, 14 Juillet 2016

Overall the hotel was good, the location was great, staff friendly and it was clean. All was good, until we went to bed, the curtains were too short, so not dark enough as on the street side of the hotel. Then a buzzing started, it went on and on, we turned up the TV But still we heard the buzzing. After a while sheer tiredness, we did sleep, only for about 4hrs. Breakfast was good, no complaint there! Staff on the front desk, did give us a discount when we complained, which in turn started others who'd heard it complain. So if you like sleep and want to stay here, you need to be on the sea side of the hotel. View definitely not great from our room either! Not just the street, but outside the kitchen, where the staff smoke and chat!

544jamesv, 14 Juillet 2016

Have used the Hatfield over a number of years, but it seems to go downhill every visit. The restaurant is average and a bit over priced. It is the bar that is really bad, apart from the view might as well go to Wetherspoons. Long wait to be served, find your own seat and carry the drinks back yourself, it is not what you expect in an Hotel. Also found tables dirty. There seems to be a lot of staff doing nothing. Given the poor service the drink prices are very expensive. It is a shame as it could be one of the best places in Lowestoft to stop for a meal and drink.

"Lovely Seaside Stay"
Lucky222, 14 Juillet 2016

My Husband and I have recently stayed at the Hatfield for a few nights. After reading some of the other reviews I was a bit worried what we'd arrive to!, however we had a lovely stay. Staff were attentive, helpful and friendly, allocated car park just across the road (also free - which in my experience is rare for a seaside hotel), our room was large & clean and the breakfast was good - nice to be sat on the terrace area overlooking the sea whist eating your full English! The hotel is situated right on the beach - ideal for seafront/sandy walks and in walking distance to the town centre. Only let-down was our bed, really wasn't the most comfortable and needs a good new mattress.

"One night stay"
RogerfromTown, 10 Juillet 2016

My wife and I stayed here whilst visiting friends in the area. We had a sea view room which was nice but the standards of the hotel seem to have slipped a little since I last stayed here. The cleanliness was basic with poor lighting and little attention to the little things which make a place special. In breakfast it was ok but everything seemed to be hard work. My view is that hotels purporting to be around the four star mark which expect their guests to prepare their own toast in 2016 need to step up a gear.

"Incredibly poor"
Kris M, 10 Juillet 2016

I visited the Hatfield on a Friday evening (as a non resident) as their bar and restaurant is highly regarded locally. This was around 8pm and I wouldn't of said it was particularly busy but I did count at least eight staff members behind the bar so I presumed they were expecting a busy night. It took at least half an hour to just get served. Clearly the bar staff gave preferential treatment to some people as they acknowledged our wait but still went to others who arrived after us. Due to the sheer length of time waiting we double ordered our drinks to save another wait. The bartender said there would be a short wait on cocktails (I didn't think four drinks could take that long) but I said this was fine. 45 minutes later they still hadn't arrived so I went to complain. The staff got defensive and, in my opinion, very rude although conveniently said they were then bringing our drinks to us. These turned out to be not what we ordered but due to the experience we left them and went elsewhere. I will never return to this bar and I would advise others to consider the far better options available closeby.

"Never again"
Kathleen W, 10 Juillet 2016

This is the worst hotel i have ever stayed in. I had asked for rooms on the ground floor or with a lift we were given rooms on the first floor with lift access but there were 2 lots of stairs to reach the twin room booked for my mother in law & her sister. There was no milk or towels in the room, there was bedding thrown in the bottom of the wardrobe so couldn't hang up clothes, the windows had been left open & as was very noisy outside i needed to shut them but i couldn't reach i found a fold up chair in the wardrobe (not sure why this was there) & managed to hook over window to pull it shut. Found water in the kettle. Breakfast was good but small portions.

Emma D, 06 Juillet 2016

The hotel looks decent from the outside (especially if viewed from the seafront) and looks rather grand when you enter reception/bar/restaurant - however that's where it ends. I only stayed for the one night on business and would likely avoid an overnight stay if possible in future. The room was fairly small for a double and the furniture and decor was very tired and drab. There were marks on the furniture where hot cups had sat and in general it was just outdated and could do with a refurb. On checking in the receptionist couldn't have been less interested, breakfast waitress even worse and the 'local' sausages were terrible. That said, I returned a few weeks later for a couple of beers and Sunday carvery which was ok but even this wouldn't be enough to sway me to stay again unless desperate.

"One night stay for a FrankieVallie and For Seasons tribute Show"
Rozzie S, 03 Juillet 2016

We stayed here two years ago so felt confident to return again for the show and three course meal and therefore booked bed and breakfast with a seaview room. We were put into room 204 which was very small with only one window but, still had the most amazing views over the sea and beach. At £95 you are obviously paying for the view because the room is so dated, old fashioned, very basic,needs a complete refurbishment, you certainly don't get any wow factor when you enter the room just a feeling of disbelief at the standard. As a previous reviewer said the new outside patio area and dining and bar areas are very modern and obviously money has been spent there but, come on, now you are part of Best Western you need to update the bedrooms. However, we thoroughly enjoyed the show and meal, apparently it is the first time the hotel has done this and we would certainly go again but please, bring your bedrooms in line with the standard and décor of the public rooms. Excellent breakfast cooked when ordered and very friendly waitress who aimed to please.

"very disappointed with our room"
rykerroobear, 02 Juillet 2016

we had room 201 which was in the front of the hotel which was not what l ask for the restaurant was ok again but no carvery on which we would have like the menu has been cut down in size the staff are great .

"Regular stay over"
mcwgeary, 01 Juillet 2016

The Hatfield is a fantastic hotel. Next to the beach, and minimal walking distance to the centre of town. I would recommend this hotel to all, as the environment and professionalism of all staff is second to none.

"lovely position"
93maud, 28 Juin 2016

O.K. hotel we only stayed one night the restaurant meal was very good, didn't have breakfast, very nice room we has twin although the beds were awful we felt every spring, lovely position, but a very tire hotel, staff helpful, waiting staff very pleasant.

David F, 28 Juin 2016

Very good price and very good food, service was good and would stay at this hotel again. It has nice outlook over the sea and is walking distance from shops. Handy parking to the hotel. Internet was not that good in any area is the only down side of the stay.

"Retirement Party"
Danii K, 26 Juin 2016

The staff are fantastic The carvery was way better than expected but not worth £13. The room(the library) was average. No real effort made unfortunately. Overall it's lovely to go to for a meal. Didn't stay in any rooms so I can't comment but it's a beautiful building.

"Lovely bar that's completely wasted"
Bunnycurl, 15 Juin 2016

Being a local resident living close to the hotel, I was delighted when the bar and restaurant area of the hotel got a big refurbishment. Somewhere lovely to sit and enjoy the beautiful sea views by both day and night and enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. NOT! What a complete waste of a brilliant venue. By day you go in to the bar, wait and eternity to be served by miserable staff who serve you eventually then are rude and unfriendly. During the evening ( unless you visit on a Friday) after about 9pm you are constantly asked if you are a resident. I was fed up of being asked this each time I visited the bar so asked a manager what time they served alcohol to non residents. I was told midnight. Safe in this knowledge I visited last week on a Saturday evening and at 10.36pm was told' if you're not a resident then you can't be served'. It's now happened on 4 occasions and I will not visit again.

"Well situated but room for improvement."
Mrs Pauline L, 14 Juin 2016

Hotel Hatfield, Lowestoft. The location of the hotel is very good, close to the town and with the beach just across the promenade. All the staff were friendly, polite and helpful but it was very apparent that the hotel was understaffed and therefore they were struggling to maintain the standards expected of the three-star hotel. The standard of housekeeping in all areas was poor: sticky tables that wobbled when trying to eat, tea cups that were not washed properly, floors that needed cleaning. The carpet in our bedroom looked as if was covered by a layer of dust or was faded by age/damp. The top shelf of our wardrobe was thick with dust and spare bedding was dumped in the bottom with no protective cover to keep it clean. Our radiators did not work and the room smelt damp. This was certainly not one of the 33 beautiful rooms as described on the brochure/website. Breakfast was good. I had previously read comments that the evening meals were not good but the ones we had were surprisingly very enjoyable and well presented, with the exception of the carvery. It is a pity that whilst the hotel has many attractive features, such as a good area for outside dining and a special lounge/bar area, it is let down by a lack of attention to the details already mentioned. One feels that the management/ownership of this hotel (Best Western) are not checking that this hotel is up to the standard that one expects of a Three Star Hotel.

"Great hotel for a short break."
Tony W, 14 Juin 2016

Had a 5-day break in a lovely, sea-view room. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. Food was very good so we ate in the hotel each evening. Bar and restaurant were both very comfortable with lovely sea-views. Car parking was adjacent. All told a great stay.

"Lovely place..."
Simone O, 10 Juin 2016

We only stayed for one night, but both agreed, we would definatly be going back. The staff were really friendly, & helpful & there was no rush to get out of the room in the morning, I needed an extra hour & the were fine with that. The room was perfect for the night, the bathroom is seperate from the bedroom, but in the same room, only for us to use.. My only complaint & im pushed to find one, was the bath could have done with re-enameling,.seeing as im a shower user, it didnt bother me or alter my opinion of the hotel in any way.. The bed was comfortable, there was tea & coffee available in our room... & breakfast was perfect & plentyful..& to top it off...its right on the beach... :)

"Not very good"
User, 07 Juin 2016

Carvery is half Decent. But they only have it twice a week now. And the day we visited was not the day so we had to choose from the menu My lunch was ok but the mashed potatoe was think n tasted awful My friend had scampl and chips they were dark brown. Like the fat or something needed to be changed. The price was abit much too Their carvery never has any mashed potatoe. Maybe just as well Pot of tea is not far off £5 for two I believe its the gt western now. Really needs to upgrade the restaurant

"Disappointed by food"
JULIE B, 04 Juin 2016

Room excellent, but let down by the food. Carvery had ran out of veg by 19:00. Breakfast ran out of black pudding, waitress running around trying to do bar, breakfast and everything else so had to ask for coffee 4 times. Staff very pleasant and eager to please. Just let down by the food.

david m, 31 Mai 2016

The meal was saved by the lovely chips. The service at the point of pay was dreadful. Took time to work out bill without charging me for the previous customers meal. Then my three items which costed whole pounds came to a total of not whole pounds!

"fantastic weekend"
jules305, 30 Mai 2016

Spent the bank holiday weekend here. Lovely, clean room and fantastic breakfast. Staff very friendly and attentive. Food lovely although service a bit slow at dinner. Amazing sea view, didn't want to leave. Would definitely stay here again.

"Not bad and getting better"
srlytton, 25 Mai 2016

I was almost dreading a night here based on some of the reviews, but overall it was pretty good. It's a strange mix of tired and really impressive, the restaurant and bar overlook the sea, and with an outdoor terrace where clearly money has been spent, this would be brilliant on a sunny warm day. Sadly my stay coincided with dark clouds and cold. But that aside dinner in the restaurant was perfectly fine, big to in the room, and I'm told that they are next to be upgraded. They need it that's for sure, but the bed was comfy, a big tv, just needed a comfy chair to sit in.. I'd stay again

higgijon, 17 Mai 2016

Good Value at winter offer rate, Sea front room excellent view, room OK although Queen size bed too small and mattress needed replacing. Breakfast limited choice - fresh fruit apples and oranges only. Service too casual, the dreaded 'there you go' and 'hiya guys' Would be very useful if hotel stocked maps of town as tourist office closed due to cuts.

"Popped in for lunch"
David M, 17 Mai 2016

Nice looking place ,we decided to pop in for lunch ,went for fish and chips , and my friend had scampi and chips ,when it arrived the fish was upside down ,when I turned it over it was over cooked on the out side ,on cutting into it it smelt and was half raw ,showed staff and they took it away, after a while fish and chips came back ,another fish over cooked on outside, on cutting into this one it was all raw and smelt off ,we didn't complain again just left it .only things I can think of for fish to be like this, is it was cooked in over hot fat from frozen ,this as put me off ever eating again in the Hatfield .would give the food one star ,and hotel average ,staff are helpful and friendly ,but the cook needs to be trained or replaced .

"Superb wedding venue"
GLENN M, 15 Mai 2016

We had our complete wedding day at the hotel and the day was truly amazing from the ceremony, reception, breakfast and evening buffet. Please read our complete review on Mortons bar at the Hatfield hotel

terrynewby2016, 13 Mai 2016

Great location, shame food and service was not of the same standard considering there were only a few tables occupied. Looking to find a good food and atmosphere for a regular get together, sadly it won' be here.

angela g, 12 Mai 2016

My partner and I stayed here recently, the hotel looks over the seafront with fantastic views, my only niggle was the carvery was sold out by 5pm and should have been served until 9pm and our breakfast was a protracted affair, but all in all, I liked it.

"Lovely hotel situated on the sea front"
rgarner93, 05 Mai 2016

My fiancée and I stayed at the Hatfield Hotel for two nights, over the Bank Holiday weekend. We arrived at the hotel around 3pm and were checked in very quickly by a friendly, informative receptionist. The room was lovely and well equipped, with a comfortable bed and ample storage space for both of us. The en-suite was very smart and cleaned to a high standard. We both slept reasonably well on both nights; however, the alarm clock in the room went off at 12am without any warning on the first night! Safe to say this woke us up in quite a frenzy! The breakfast at the hotel provides a reasonable variety of cereals, juice and pastries however, the service for hot drinks and cooked breakfasts was quite slow, on the first day. On the first morning of our stay, we both had full English breakfasts, we found the portions to be quite small and there were no beans on the menu, however, the quality of what we did have was good. We went to the bar on our second night, which has a lovely atmosphere and a wide range of drinks, at a reasonable price. The hotel is well positioned, right on the sea front and only a short walk from the town centre. The carpark is positioned opposite the hotel and although it appeared small, we didn't have any issues parking, even though it was a busy, Bank Holiday weekend.

"seaside hotel"
Rosanne H, 05 Mai 2016

lovely friendly hotel good team of staff eager to please venue overlooking the sea very peaceful good choice of food and plentiful really good value for money excellent for families in the summer as so near beach easy reach also for the broads and interesting places

"shame to see this hotel go down-hill"
sylviaspain, 04 Mai 2016

Whils visiting Lowestoft this is the place we usually have a family meal with a good view and nice surroundings. In the past plenty of choice on the extensive menu, and one of the best carvery's - well not this time. Didn't get to sample the carvery as apparently the Hatfield's best asset is only available on a Sunday. The extensive menu has gone to be replaced by very limited offering, and when it did arrive the fish (cod) was hard to find amongst the batter and fish skin. At one point going to the bar to order drinks, with 5 people stood behind the bar (engaged in other activities), it took 10 minutes before one decided that they should see what the customer would like. Sadly unless it changes back to the original format will go to another hotel along the coast!

"Hatfield Noise"
Martyn B, 03 Mai 2016

Hotel is reasonable for the price and the sea views are great, but wont be staying again as the Hotel had booked a Disco and Wedding party (If the hotel had told me there would be some noise I would have booked else where.) on the nights I stayed with the effect that I never got much sleep and had to go down to the reception ( no telephone in the room ??) at 2.30am to complain about the occupants above my room starting another party, loud music, etc. Breakfast was just about manageable. I must say I expected a better service from an established hotel chain.

"Overnight stay - wedding venue"
sareclarke, 01 Mai 2016

We have just returned from an overnight stay at this hotel. We attended a wedding which was held there and I must say we were pretty impressed. Rooms were very clean and not at all tired looking, we could see the sea from our room although we didn't have what was classed as a sea view. Food provided at the wedding breakfast was of high quality and we both enjoyed a full English breakfast the next morning which was nicely presented, with plenty of choice on the menu and plenty of helpful staff. There is a very nice decked area outside overlooking the sea where there are plenty of tables so when the weather is warmer it would be a nice area to sit and eat outside. The reception staff were more than helpful, all in all we had a pleasant stay, and wouldn't hesitate in staying there again.

Dave J, 30 Avril 2016

We have been frequent, well more like 'locals' to the hatfield hotel for many years. Our visit today for a usually very good, value for money family meal was, well lets say extremely underwhelming!! The hatfield has recently been taken over by a chain of restaurants and subsequently the menu has drastically changed as have the invteased prices.... my advice to anyone planning a visit, please try somewhere else untill they sort out getting that quality and value for money experience that they built a reputation on, back

"fantastic wedding venue"
jaycee131569139, 29 Avril 2016

A great hotel.Fab room,fab food,fab service.A totally good experience and the sea views are superb .We really enjoyed our stay and spent a great morning a short distance away in southwold.Would be good if the weather was conducive as there is a very large seating area with decking

"A wonderful weekend"
pat1182015, 25 Avril 2016

Have just returned from a celebration weekend at the Hatfield with my family, with an age range of 3 years to senior. A comfortable hotel right on the sea front, with some sea facing rooms. As it was our celebration we were in the Elizabeth Suite, and the size and furnishing of the room enabled us to have a very comfortable sitting room for us all to gather. The food was plentiful and well cooked, though the evening meal was a little expensive. The staff were very helpful and accommodating and helped to make the weekend a success. Only problem incurred was on the Friday night,when there was a disco until 12 midnight and the family room was right over the bar.

"What an improvement"
lauradavis2016, 22 Avril 2016

Well where do I start, I have been going to this hotel for a few years now and must say this was by far the best it has ever been. I am not sure if they have some new staff and managers but it has no question improved 3 fold. I came with friends on Wednesday for lunch and although really busy, got looked after by a lovely young girl at our table, and even got our food brought out by the manager, which was great to see. He even took time out to ask us if we enjoyed our meal which was a nice touch. They have a new menu by the looks of things which was very nice and had something for all of us. The food was excellent and really tasty, the chicken stroganoff was especially good. We will be back next week as usual and look forward to more of the same.

"good view,shame about the food"
dinonorwich2016, 22 Avril 2016

Called in here for a fish and chip lunch but it was very disappointing. The chips and the fish batter were both soggy, and why was it served on a sheet of greaseproof paper masquerading as newspaper? Well we know that it is traditional to serve fish and chips in newspaper, but not in a bar where it means that there is nowhere on the plate for tomato ketchup to go. The table and its' surroundings had not been cleared from the previous occupants and the floor remained dirty whilst we were there, although a half-hearted attempt was made to pick up the wrapper from a biscuit. But the view of the North Sea is always good, and the coffee was ok too. Doubt we shall be back for the food though.

"Not a nice place to stay "
dizydi, 22 Avril 2016

I Alway stay in a bestwestern hotel when I'm away on business. Visited this hotel and would not go back. So outdated smells very weird can't describe what the smell is as you go up to the bedrooms ??very dusty in room , had scum marks around sink in bathroom and to top it off stood on someone's toe nail so obviously not been hovered. The cup on the tray was stuck down hence you can see the brown ring from the picture . The skirting boards were filthy and you can see this on the towel . I would of been better off sleeping in my car

"Lunch on the terrace"
Sally L, 21 Avril 2016

We came to Lowestoft for the first time yesterday, we stopped off for lunch at this beautiful hotel, we had fish and chips, which was top notch, at just £5.95 each , deliciously cooked, chips were freshly cooked and well presented, portions weren't huge but that suited us . we sat outside on terrace overlooking the sea, felt magical sitting there,. nice clean toilets too

"BIG improvements needed ASAP"
AndyO1966, 20 Avril 2016

As a regular to the Hatfield Hotel, to drink and eat, where do you start... I'll focus on the main ones: The bar staff are rarely available in the main bar area and when they are they are bogged down making coffee! More staff are needed. Many a time I have had to go to reception to ask to be served. It's a poor customer experience with no interaction from the staff and rarely a smile or word said, other than to ask for your money. One time I asked a member of staff if they would serve me, only to be told "yeah I can do" LoL Glasses have dishwasher residue all over them... gone is the day where glasses are polished. All the wine glasses I've had have white smears on the bases. Admittedly the staff try to polish them when they serve you... but time would saved in serving if they were clean when put on the shelf - again.. a staff shortage issue perhaps? A suited "Manager" seems to talk the floor but rarely becomes hands-on to help out. If only he would floor walk and ask they customers how they feel. Only yesterday he nearly took one of the bar staff away when it was busy. The tea/coffee is really crippling the bar area... it needs more staff... it needs someone at the bar all the time... if it's quiet polish some glasses!

"Room 112. The worst hotel room I've every stayed in"
Neil B, 12 Avril 2016

The fact that this room is used suggests this hotel does not care about it guests. Words will not describe how run down and poorly maintained it was. They are prepared to invest in the bar/restaurant area to give a false impression of what condition the rooms are in.

"Great time at the hatfield"
sarah f, 11 Avril 2016

This review is based upon food, bar and staff and we was at a wedding here so didn't stay in a room. I must say the food was great in the 3 course wedding breakfast. Bar drinks were reasonably priced and the staff were brilliant. So helpful, friendly and assertive. The wedding breakfast plates were cleared away promptly and staff all knew exactly what they were doing. Very professional. Such a credit to the hotel. Well done

"Excellent Value for Money"
Ian_Dunmore, 11 Avril 2016

The Hatfield Hotel in Lowestoft is excellently placed for a quiet stay with easy access to the wonders of Southwold, Norwich, Great Yarmouth and the Norfolk Broads. Although not highly rated, the restaurant served good quality food and the decking area to the front of the hotel would be ideal for sunny days. As a Best Western member, our stay was excellent value and we would definitely consider a return soon.

"Good facilities and lovely bar overlooking the sea,"
Bea S, 09 Avril 2016

Over all a pleasant stay due to location and sea views but clearly they need more staff, long wait at check in and to order food the next day at lunch. The ensuite to our room could have been a little cleaner.

"Good night sleep"
ros G, 04 Avril 2016

We booked for one night as we were going to a show at theatre and wanted somewhere close by. Car park across road......would not leave a car I was to worried about.hotel was clean and tidy. Our room was small but very clean and my husband was very happy as it had the largest TV we have ever seen in a bedroom! Breakfast was great, saussage was local and very nice.....I would have bought some to take home. Veiw was great right next to beach. Would go again. Good valve for money.

Prem K, 03 Avril 2016

This week I booked a room under the Best western hotels winter sales offer. As per the offer single room £32.50, double room £37.50. But it mentioned double rooms with sea view, therefore I booked a double room for myself. This price includes breakfast also, absolute bargain! Mainly I deserve to visit Lowestoft because it's the Britain's most easterly place, specially the Ness point about 5 minutes drive from the hotel (separate review). I drove from Blackpool, about 275 miles took almost 5 hours. Easily found the hotel - always before start my journey I viewed the area in the Google street view, it's very much helpful to find the place - private car park for the hotel situated across the road. For a 33 room hotel, car park is adequate. Parking free for the guests. On my arrival welcomed by friendly reception staff. It's a Best Western hotel, but I couldn't see any signs about BW, other than some leaflets left at the counter about BW rewards program. I am a diamond member of the BW rewards, I decided not to mention it, definitely couldn't get any benefits here! Lift available very next to the reception desk. My room number 204 with sea view, reasonably sized, large TV with all essential channels, comfortable double bed, working table, tea/coffee making facilities, everything fine. Bathroom with shower cubicle - it's smallest ever I have seen! - spotlessly clean. Only annoying thing is sound of the exhaust fan in the bathroom. Wifi easily connected and fast. I had my dinner at the hotel's Mortons restaurant. Staff friendly and helpful but extremely slow service! I ordered soup of the day - Minstrel soup - as starter £4.95, Sirloin steak medium grilled as main £16.95. Soup served in a fairly large bowl with freshly baked white bread, simply delicious. Sirloin steak served with house made chips, flat mushrooms and salad, also fine. Surprisingly 10% discount given for the guests! (normally 10% adding as service charges!) Breakfast served at the same venue, I preferred full English, as per the order only served. Not buffet breakfast like other hotels. Breakfast perfectly cooked. Specially we can sit well covered sea view area and enjoy our breakfast, it's fantastic! Free newspaper - I ordered Telegraph - and on request shaving kit etc available from the reception free of charge. Checkout done smoothly. I enjoyed my stay at this hotel very much, it's simply relaxing!

"Coffee and cake with a sea view"
Michelle F, 02 Avril 2016

Visited the Hotel for a well earned coffee and cake after a bracing Suffolk walk along the prom in Lowestoft. Very smart lounge bar area. Staff welcoming. We had coffee and cake, selection of carrot cake and flapjacks. View over the sea is lovely.

N10yorkshire, 30 Mars 2016

We booked for one night last week but when we arrived the reception looked a little shabby & the furniture needed polishing. We had our doubts when we were waiting to check in & the receptionist was speaking to someone on the telephone, asking if they could come in & help prepare the rooms for guests that were arriving that day. We had booked a double room with a sea view but when we got to our room (Room 103), it was a twin bedded room & although it had a sea view of sorts, there was a large expanse of flat roof to look out on before the sea was visible. When I complained, they moved us to another room & then decided that it was already booked for the night so the manager offered us our original room (said they would change it to a double) & would reduce our bill. As we had travelled down from North Yorkshire, we agreed to that. We discovered later that the chairs in the room were so uncomfortable you could not sit in them for any length of time & the bed was extremely hard. The only redeeming factor was the lovely breakfast served by a very pleasant waitress.

"Someone upset the chef"
julie764, 27 Mars 2016

Six family members dined at the Hatfield on Saturday 26th March, considering we pre booked the table was very cramped right on top of a large party so we had to ask to be moved. We were given a better table but it was a bit dark, we had elderly and disabled members with us. At 1.15pm they had run out of liver - one rather peeved husband!!! The meals we had were hot and fresh, the waitresses very attentive and cheerful. Desert was another matter, they had run out of creme brûlée, but anyway made our order. Half an hour later still no food, the waitress went to chase it. Ten minutes later we had lost the will to live and cancelled the order. When we asked for the bill we were offered complimentary tea/coffee for the inconvenience, the manager was apologetic and was going to speak to the chef. Yes what we had was good but it seems the chef is a law unto his own. We will go back because the food was nice but it leaves you feeling oh dear will the chef have another off day.

"Hard working staff"
Rurapudding, 18 Mars 2016

Stayed the night due to working in the area, on arrival staff were pleasant and quick to get check in done, they have a decent sized car park across the road. The bedrooms are a generous size with comfy beds , but the TV was very small, the ensuite was ok with reasonable pressure from the shower but the window could have done with a blind for privacy ! Without doubt the highlight of my stay was the breakfast ( with stunning views of the North Sea !) although small they have used decent quality sausage, bacon which made for a yummy breakfast !

"Two Night Business Stay"
Gr8ServiceSeekersUK, 14 Mars 2016

The hotel is in a very nice position on the beach/sea front. Work has been done to upgrade the lobby, bar and restaurant areas. Although I have only stayed in one room, as it was the most expensive I would imagine that the rooms are due for a makeover. It is a short walk to the town centre, and it is nice to be able to stretch the legs. Probably would stay again.

"Dirty and cramped"
hooked2016, 14 Mars 2016

The location of this hotel is ideal - right on the sandy South Beach. Unfortunately the room was very cramped (I had to walk sideways to get past the bottom of the bed to the bathroom) and in need or decoration (scuff marks on walls, peeling edges). The ensuite was dirty and the shower controls were crusted with limescale and a little rust.

"One night in lowestoft"
paul m, 13 Mars 2016

Booked a Saturday night stay over at the hatfield hotel after checking the reviews as always and so glad we did, got no complaints at all .Room very cosy with very comfy bed,really nice bar and restaurant area with great food and staff very friendly as other reviews say, had a nice chat to Hollie on checking out saying how we had a lovely stay.Breakfast very nice too, not much else to say really just that people who leave bad reviews on this hotel are just people who like to complain about something or were just very unlucky, would definitely come back again and again. Paul and lisa,Braintree,essex.

"Fabulous views."
billfisherleiston, 13 Mars 2016

We stayed here on Saturday night, and after the confusion of finding us on the booking system, we went to our allocated room. It was quite nice, modern, good sized tv, great shower. Bad points were the curtains were too short, letting too much light in for sleeping, and the plumbing from adjoining rooms was really noisy.The fire alarm going off in the middle of the night briefly, -also spoiled our sleep! The Restaurant/bar is fantastic, and the food and waitress service was good, along with those wonderful views. More confusion in the morning, as i pre-paid, but was asked to pay again! I enjoyed my night here, and would probably go back, just a few niggles!

"Afternoon High Tea"
Vicky P, 09 Mars 2016

Went for a lovely afternoon tea here on March the 9th. We was reserved a table with a stunning view of the sea and beach. The sandwiches and cakes were to die for and was very pleased with the varied selections. Staff were attentive and very polite, free refills of coffe and tea. All in all a very nice afternoon.

"Tea & Scones overlooking the Sea"
Big_Jeff_Leo, 28 Février 2016

Stopped in for afternoon Tea & Scones.....see pictures Wonderful views of the beach and sea. Great to relax there out of season ......would expect that it will be very busy during high season. Lovely modern and spacious interior.

"Best Western Hotel was excellent till Friday night!"
Angela S, 26 Février 2016

Excellent hotel until Friday night when the constant thud thud from the conservatory noise, which couldn't be classed as music!! Reverberated through the hotel. Although we asked for the sound to be turned down, and assured by the receptionist this would happen it grew louder. Person concerned with producing this just would not turn it down to an acceptable level. As the evening went on it seems the volume grew louder. The management seemed unable to control the D.J. Not a good sign for guests. The beds were very comfortable, excellent sea view, all staff were smiling and very pleasant and helpful to deal with. Food is very good here. As we were here for a funeral the location was good. Amenities unable to comment on as we did not have time to use them Our rating of the hotel was to be 5 but the Friday night turned all the good points into negative

"Friday lunchtime carvery meal in restaurant"
jenson080300, 26 Février 2016

We visited today for a lunchtime meal with friends, the carvery was excellent and VERY good value at £50 for four with drinks. Staff were very frindly and helpful There is also a very good all day menu. We will go again very soon.

"Great Food, Great Service"
PrincessFace, 18 Février 2016

We visited here last night for Dinner & We couldn't be more impressed with Holly. She was friendly, attentive and remembered us from Saturday Night. We'd booked for a meal but there was an events night & Holly dealt with us then too very professionally and made an annoying situation much better. The food was spot on, although my pet hate is food served on wooden platters :) I'll know for next time. We'll definitely go back soon. Thanks Holly xx

"Nice meal"
Pat_Floyd_9, 09 Février 2016

We booked for 17 at short notice and they didn't flinch. We were seated all together with a view of the sea. Some of us had the carvery and others chose from the menu. All of the meals were delivered quickly and with a smile. Great service. Reasonably priced.

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