The Blakeney Hotel

Blakeney, Norfolk

Readers again lavish praise on this quayside hotel – ‘one of the best run and best maintained in Britain' – in a ‘stunning setting looking over salt marsh’. More

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Readers again lavish praise on this quayside hotel – ‘one of the best run and best maintained in Britain' – in a ‘stunning setting looking over salt marsh’. Bedrooms, some singles, some for a family, include doubles with a Juliet balcony or roof terrace, suites and dog-friendly rooms with garden access. The style is modern country house, with a subtle, muted palette. ‘We indulged ourselves with a room looking over the salt marshes, with a small balcony, chairs and table, and bathed for a while in warm October sunshine.’ 'The beds are very comfortable and the bathrooms adequate.' Guests have ‘plenty of lounges and amenities’, while, in the dining room and on the terrace, you can mix and match from a daily and seasonal menu of locally produced or landed ingredients, ‘so lots of choice, all deliciously cooked’. For instance, grilled Dover sole, brown shrimps, caper and lemon brown butter; Norfolk Dapple cheese soufflé. ‘The Cley kippers are a real treat at breakfast.’ ‘The buffet was first rate, the orange freshly squeezed and the cooked meals prepared to order.’ (David Sowden, Anthony Bradbury, and others)

Hotel details


The Quay
NR25 7NE


01263 740797


64. 16 in Granary annexe, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


lift, 2 lounges, bar, restaurant, in-room TV, function facilities, heated indoor pool, steam room, mini-gym, games room, terrace, ¼-acre walled garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

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all ages welcomed, family rooms with bunk beds, cot £6, extra bed from £20, adult £45. High tea.


allowed in some bedrooms (£20 per night), not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £348, singles from £153. Set-price 3-course menu £45. 1-night stays refused Fri, Sat, bank holidays.

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Comments about The Blakeney Hotel

We had an excellent 3-generation holiday at the Blakeney Hotel. The staff were all friendly and helpful, the meals tasty and we had much enjoyment in the inviting indoor pool. There is lots to do in the area - boats to see the Blakeney seals, long sandy Holkham beach, a steam railway, glass blowing and several stately homes to visit. - Jane & Martin Bailey - July 2021
I have already submitted a review for this visit but in the light of your "kipper" campaign I thought I should single out the kippers I had here for breakfast every morning - from the nearby Cley Smokehouse - perfection. - David Sefton - January 2020
A lovely, comfortable hotel with an excellent pool. Their January three-night package was tempting. I will certainly return, - David Sefton - January 2020
I took advantage of their January offer - just £115 pn for a single room (with estuary view) D,B&B. I enjoyed it so much I have rebooked for later in the month. Excellent staff, lovely pool, relaxing lounges and delicious food. I was particularly pleased that there were no 'extras' on the daily dinner menu (even for cheese - my particular bete-noire). Top notch. - David Sefton - January 2019
A classic country house hotel, offering a range of public rooms, some with wonderful views over the estuary, but all with armchairs and sofas distinctly more comfy than those available even in a large bedroom; an indoor swimming pool, steam room and lukewarm jacuzzi; comfortable beds in tastefully decorated rooms; universally friendly and efficient staff; an ambitious menu,with some unusual combinations; and a first rate wine list. It is by any objective standards rather pricey. It has insufficient parking facilities. - Andrew Warren - January 2018

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