The Blakeney Hotel

In a ‘scenic’ setting facing ‘tranquil’ marshland – ‘a joy for painters’ – the Stannard family’s ‘popular’ traditional hotel attracts all generations of regular guests, who praise the ‘remarkably high standards of service and amenities’. More

Contact details

The Blakeney Hotel
The Quay
Blakeney
Norfolk
NR25 7NE
England
01263 740797
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

63. 16 in Granary annexe opposite, some on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, lounge, sun lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, heated indoor swimming pool (15 by 5 metres, 1.2 metres deep), steam room, sauna, mini-gym, games room, terrace, ¼-acre garden.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2016] per person B&B £85–£165, D,B&B (2-night min.) £97–£193. À la carte £29. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends, bank holidays.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a ‘scenic’ setting facing ‘tranquil’ marshland – ‘a joy for painters’ – the Stannard family’s ‘popular’ traditional hotel attracts all generations of regular guests, who praise the ‘remarkably high standards of service and amenities’. ‘The greeting from the hands-on manager and cheerful staff starts each visit on a high note,’ says a return visitor this year. Pick a bedroom to suit – each has its own character, with a balcony or patio, garden views or an estuary outlook. A ‘quiet, restful’ single room in the main house has ‘a comfortable bed, lots of pillows, good lighting’; a ground-floor annexe room with a private patio, ‘while convenient for anyone with mobility problems, needs a better designed bathroom’. Graze on snacks and sandwiches all day in the bar and lounges, but save room for dinner: ‘The food is excellent and varied’, perhaps ‘particularly good’ gravadlax; an ‘excellent’ chocolate torte. Breakfast wins acclaim. ‘You’ve got to see it to believe it: wonderful home-made muesli; porridge with fresh strawberries; excellent fish, kedgeree, and bacon and eggs from the lengthy menu.’ (Clive T Blackburn, MJ, Helen Anthony)

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The Blakeney Hotel
The Quay
Blakeney
Norfolk
NR25 7NE

Guest comments

'Our annual visit. As good as ever. The refurbished bar and dining room completes an attractive and welcoming hotel. All of the staff are long stayers, and it is a great joy to experience again the charm and competence of the reception team and the cheery efficiency of the porters. The situation is fabulous nd the food has always been top class. ' - Clive Blackburn - May, 2016
'A wonderful place in which to relax, and very popular. I cannot fault the comfort and service. The staff are carefully chosen and trained; they are courteous and efficient without being familiar. My single bedroom on the second floor was quiet and restful. Good lighting, lots of pillows, but horrid coat-hangers. The dinners are excellent and varied. A good selection of wines, with several half bottles, good for the single traveller. Breakfasts are good too. Blakeney is a small village with very little traffic, and the hotel has views over the estuary and marshes, a joy for painters. ' - Moira Jarrett - September, 1406
'Another regular stay at this family-run hotel. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed. The menu does not set out to be haute cuisine but is of good quality, ingredients locally sourced. We relish sitting in the lounge on a sunny evening, studying the men while enjoying the superb view over a pre-prandial drink. ' - Bryan and Mary Blaxall - August, 1306

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