The Blakeney Hotel

Blakeney, Norfolk

With its quayside position overlooking the boats of north Norfolk’s salt marsh estuary towards Blakeney Point, this large, family-friendly hotel, established in 1922, has a loyal following. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

With its quayside position overlooking the boats of north Norfolk’s salt marsh estuary towards Blakeney Point, this large, family-friendly hotel, established in 1922, has a loyal following. ‘It is a lovely spot,’ says a regular. Bedrooms, some on the cosy side, have milky and seaside colours with pretty-patterned fabrics and wallpapers, although one guest felt theirs was rather tired. The best have watery views; others overlook gardens. Guests gravitate to the two soft-hued estuary-view lounges with their big sofas and armchairs, and where tea with ‘good scones, jam and butter in dishes’ can be taken. On rainy days, the ‘excellent pool’ and games room are especially useful for families. Dinner showcases local produce such as Dover sole with brown shrimps, locally caught crab and Norfolk lamb. Desserts, such as chocolate roulade and passion fruit and lime posset, are a highlight. Breakfast includes ‘delicious scrambled eggs’ with smoked salmon, local kippers from Cley and a full grill. Walk it off with a breezy hike across the marshes where birds and grey seals are a treat to spot. ‘My favourite hotel.’ (Carol Jackson, David Sefton, DS)

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 (Freeview), 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.


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

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £276, singles from £150. Set 3-course menu £36. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

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Comments about The Blakeney Hotel

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
I was upgraded to a double room which was comfortable, with all one could want, and no less attractive for being slightly down at heel. Service was pleasant at dinner in the bar. Breakfast was OK. When weekenders arrived there was not enough car parking for all the guests. - Susan Willmington - February 2018
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
Yes it's true what everyone says about The Blakeney. It's in a great position overlooking the harbour and marshes on the edge of the town. Very friendly staff make it clear that they like looking after people. Relaxing, comfy lounges with sea views. Delicious locally sourced food available throughout the day, and marvellous breakfasts to suit all tastes. Dinner up there with he best. - Patsi Ryan - October 2017

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Information from the 2022 Good Hotel Guide.