The Blakeney Hotel

Standing right on the quay overlooking estuary and salt marshes, in a coastal village of flint cottages, gift shops and galleries, Emma Stannard’s hotel is ideal for outdoorsy family holidays. More

Contact details

The Quay
Blakeney
Holt
Norfolk
NR25 7NE
England

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, heated indoor swimming pool (15 by 5 metres), steam room, sauna, mini-gym, games room, terrace, ¼-acre walled garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B £118–£187, D,B&B (2-night min.) £130–£205. A la carte £32. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends, bank holidays.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Standing quayside, overlooking estuary and salt marshes, in a coastal village of flint cottages, gift shops and galleries, Emma Stannard’s hotel is ideal for outdoorsy family holidays. With crabbing, mud sliding, seal-watching trips and sandy beaches, there is plenty to entertain children. The ‘welcoming staff make it clear that they like looking after people’, writes a reader this year; they are ‘universally friendly and efficient’. The ‘relaxing, comfy lounges’ have ‘wonderful views’. Bedrooms are contemporary, ‘tastefully decorated’. Some interconnect. The more expensive have additional features, cafetière coffee, perhaps a four-poster, a balcony, a garden patio. ‘Delicious, locally sourced food’ is available for most of the day, with sandwiches from the bar. In the restaurant, ‘ambitious’ seasonal menus, ‘with some unusual combinations’, include such dishes as slow-cooked belly pork, Parmentier potatoes, green beans, sage jus. ‘Dinner is up there with the best’, the wine list is ‘first rate’. The ‘marvellous breakfast suits all tastes’, and when it rains, the games room offers table tennis, pool, darts. It isn’t cheap, but ‘we will return for sure’. (Andrew Warren, Patsi Ryan)

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The Blakeney Hotel
The Quay
Blakeney
Holt
Norfolk
NR25 7NE

Guest comments

'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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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide