The Blakeney Hotel

The Blakeney Hotel

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Welcome to The Blakeney Hotel, your Blakeney “home away from home.” The Blakeney Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to room service while staying at The Blakeney Hotel. In addition, The Blakeney Hotel offers a pool and a lounge, which will help make your Blakeney trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Travellers looking to enjoy some crab can head to The Moorings, King's Arms, or The White Horse. Otherwise, you may want to check out a pub such as King's Arms or The White Horse.

If you’re looking for something to do, Galley Hill Farm (1.5 km), St Nicholas Church (0.7 km), and Wiverton Hall (1.3 km) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of The Blakeney Hotel.

The Blakeney Hotel puts the best of Blakeney at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Internet
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Steam room
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Classic

Location

The Quay, Blakeney NR25 7NE England
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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4.0 of 5 bubbles1,308 reviews
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Nestled in a serene location, The Blakeney Hotel is lauded by many for its peaceful and picturesque setting, contributing to a relaxing stay. Guests frequently commend the friendly and professional service, though occasional lapses are noted. The amenities, including the stunning views and comfortable rooms, receive high marks; however, opinions on the hotel's value vary, with some finding it pricey. The cleanliness and stylish atmosphere of the hotel are consistently praised, though some guests feel certain areas could be more vibrant.
Location
Picturesque
Atmosphere
Stylish
Rooms
Stylish
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Well-appointed

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Paul_of_Ashby wrote a review Oct 2020
Leicestershire
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Blakeney Hotel for three nights. The room was great, located in the Granary Annex just across from the main entrance, it allowed us mask free access to the room just two steps inside the entrance. It was the second from top grade of room and was spacious, modern, fresh. It had doors that opened on to a lawned garden area with outside seating and a side view of the estuary.

The location is superb. The car park is adequate, note that one can enter or exit from both the hotel entrance end and from the top where the road joins the main road close to the Blakeney turn. It is signposted.

The hotel was closed to walk in visitors with only guests snd pre-booked visitors allowed in the lounge and dinning rooms (C19 at the time of visit).

The lounge has estuary views and is modern and pleasant. A ,good selection of wines by the glass, do try the riesling. If full drinks can be taken in the large lounge. Nibbles are served with pre dinner drinks.

The dinner menu for half board is a la carte. Excellent value with great food. Presentation is good too. Even with the extra spacing, all felt fairly normal.

Breakfast has a good selection to choose from, currently all freshly prepared and bought to your table.

Not a young persons hotel judging from the guests, but it provides an elegant stay for the more discerning traveller.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Second to top grade rooms are great.
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withjulie wrote a review Jul 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After 4 months of lockdown, I was delighted to hear the Blakeney Hotel was planning to open again. A friend and I planned our trip, just two nights as we needed a new view, a new perspective.
The North Norfolk coast is beautiful, the walking is wonderful and we were lucky to have such warm, sunny weather. You can easily walk to Cley, and we walked a bit further onto the beach to see the sea. We also walked to Wiveton Hall and visited the beautiful gardens there.
The hotel may seem pricey, but the cost includes breakfast and dinner. And we were spoilt for choice! A really lovely menu; I ate the best hake ever, my friend paid a little extra for lobster. An extensive wine menu and large bar area and garden at the back to sit and drink. Next night I had monkfish, delicious. In addition, they had a specific gluten-free menu that had as much choice as the main menu, so my friend was delighted.
The hotel was quiet and comfortable. The staff could not do enough for us, although they had not been opened long and were clearly getting used to the social distancing and other procedures needed to look after guests well, they were good humoured and helpful. If you want a room with a view, make sure you ask when you book and are clear that is what is offered as the the grading of the category A and B rooms can seem a little confusing.
The Quay is right in front of the Hotel so you can watch the changing tidal water, and easily book a seal trip. Loads of families enjoying crabbing off the quayside, and there is a really good food hut next to the car park that does crayfish, oysters, prawns and fish finger sandwiches at a very reasonable price - all freshly made.
After 4 months in mainly isolation, it was such a joy to be looked after so well. Worth every penny, I aim to go back some day,
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Category A with an estuary view are the best rooms
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Paul Rostand wrote a review Mar 2020
Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to book in here at the last minute and had the most amazing stay. Our room was fantastic (ask for room 43, apparently the best room in the hotel) with its own balcony, lovely bathroom etc
We also had dinner in the restaurant which was superb and exceptional value at £32 for 3 courses including the likes of steaks etc
Brilliant fish soup to start with followed by a rib eye steak that had been hung beautifully and then cooked to perfection. YUM!
Can not recommend this place enough and the staff we all brilliant and welcoming.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mikeqwerty wrote a review Oct 2020
uk
1.0 of 5 bubbles
To put this review in perspective, my wife and I have stayed at the Blakeney Hotel annually for the last 6-7 years. We have historically enjoyed this good but very expensive (£352 per night for two people) hotel. This year's experience has totally reset my opinion, and for the first time, I ended a family holiday early because of the hotel's inability to resolve a room problem.

Despite the hotel knowing in advance, we were told on arrival that the room's shower didn't work, and the hotel was going to do nothing to fix it other than wait several weeks for a spare part (cheapest option). Although this may not be an issue for an overnight stop-over, it was clearly unacceptable for a week's holiday, and I believe we were not told in advance because the hotel did not want us to cancel up-front. After several of paying £352 a night and traipsed around a hotel to use vacant showers on different floors / sections of the hotel, we had enough and left.

The hotel staff clearly did not appreciate that this was an unacceptable way to treat customers paying for this class of room. They had no contingency plans for if a room becoming unserviceable, and no willingness to reorganise other bookings so one client did not experience all of the pain. They refused to arrange a meeting with the hotel proprietor of give me their details so I could escalate the problem (despite the details being available on google). Hence, I will not be returning anytime soon or recommending the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Vaughan M wrote a review Aug 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a relief to escape the heat inland and locate to this lovely old hotel on the river Glaven estuary for 3 days. The hotel is in a perfect location for watching all the activities taking place on the estuary. Our standard room in the Granary Annex was extremely comfortable. It was a good size, with lots of storage, comfortable beds and extra seating. The hotel is not equipped with air con but the fan provided gave some relief from the heat. The windows looked out over the garden with a side view of the estuary.

The public rooms were very comfortable and never felt crowded as there were so many of them. The best being the lookout on the upper floor with extensive views over the estuary.

There are pleasant walks directly from the hotel and the coastal Hopper Bus travels through Blakeney on its way to and from Cromer and Wells.

We made use of the swimming pool every day. It is big enough to have a proper swim. The shower on the pool side and the showers in the changing rooms do need some attention as it was not always possible to adjust the temperature.

The breakfast menu was extensive, a good choice from the self-service buffet and any variation of cooked breakfast food. The staff were very helpful and accommodating.

Out of the 3 dinners we had, 2 were excellent but unfortunately 1 was not. Quite what happened on the 12th August I’m not sure, but there seemed to be some problem with the staffing on that evening. Our meal was very slow in being delivered. We are never in a hurry to eat, but waiting nearly ¾ of an hour for our main course was a bit much. People came in after us and were served before us. When the food did arrive, it was not the same standard as we had come to expect. It was disappointing as this was our 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Apart from the one disappointing evening meal, we did enjoy our 3 day stay.

The Blakeney Hotel is a comfortable place to stay and enjoy the North Norfolk coast.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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jdburton89 wrote a review Sep 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the hotel last week staying for 2 nights on Sunday and Monday. We received a generous voucher as a gift which is why we booked our stay here. The voucher had to be generous because just two nights here with breakfast and dinner costs a whopping £700 in a category B room, their lowest standard. The room was fine although nothing to write home about - the shower was appalling and as it happens, was leaking as the room below received an unexpected shower of their own.

Covid guidelines are in place but why that means you have to give a time you would like breakfast and dinner, to then queue for 20 minutes a time I don’t know. Apart from the bar, the staff were close to incompetent, multiple times bringing out the wrong order. The food was well well below par. Described so beautifully On the menu it rarely lived up to standard and was often served Luke warm. This is likely down to the obvious pre cooking of dishes to be Churned out when (hopefully) some one orders them. Our second night we received our starters within 3 minutes of ordering. The poached egg on there could t have possibly have been cooked to order. We have three course within 30 mins of sitting down. It’s so so expensive and not worth half of what you pay to be a guest and eat here. My recommendation would be to stay at Blakeney House just up the road which is much more up to date with delicious food and doesn’t make you feel like you’re staying in a Residential Care Home!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Janet W wrote a review Sep 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Having read the many excellent reviews for the Blakeney Hotel, we were looking forward to our five day stay. This only made the reality of our visit the more disappointing. This hotel may once have been special but is now mediocre in every respect.
Our A+ room overlooked a roof &, at £372 per night, we were only provided with one tea bag and one biscuit per person per day. There was no coffee machine, fridge or even ice making facility. The wardrobe was too short to hang a knee length dress and its doors constantly jammed. The bathroom had no tooth mugs and the basin fittings were in need of replacement. No action resulted when problems were reported. The TV had limited Freeview channels and, on one evening, no service at all. Newspapers were not complimentary although no charge was mentioned when we were asked if one was wanted.
The restaurant service lacked direction with no one person apparently in charge. There were long waits for food which sometimes never arrived. We did have two excellent meals on one evening to balance our first night’s burnt offering, "that's the way we serve it here". COVID19 precautions were erratic.
The website extols the free parking but, on two of our five nights, there were no spaces at all, much less any disabled spaces.
The management gave us a 10% discount but this did little to compensate for a very lacklustre experience. Compared to other hotels at this price where we have stayed, the Blakeney fails to fulfil its promise as a luxury hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Destination597968 wrote a review Oct 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Premium room at Premium prices without a working shower albeit the "non working" shower managed to flood the bathroom during the night. Very dangerous.

What should have been a relaxing break was in fact the complete opposite and we were pleased to leave this overrated and overpriced hotel.

Manageress extremely abrupt and unhelpful although the duty manager was far more helpful and understanding.

Evening meals were very good but breakfast was slow and chaotic with hot breakfast offerings served before cereals and coffee.

This critique is from seasoned travellers who over many years have not had cause to complain.

We will spend the 3rd night at a tried and trusted hotel in the Cotswolds that fully warrants premium prices.

Beware!
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Date of stay: October 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Make sure of basics like a working shower
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Gwynneth V wrote a review Nov 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a 2 night stay in late September as a treat to ourselves. The hotel is in a lovely location right on the quayside. Checkin experience was fine. Our room was very small but overlooking the water. There was barely enough room to move around the bed and as for the cupboard, you could hardly fit anything in as it was so narrow. I realise it’s an old building and they have tried to accommodate the building but it wasn’t great. There were cobwebs on the light fittings, the carpet was threadbare in places, fluff and dirt between the skirting boards and carpet and the bathroom had issues as well. Considering the amount charged for the room (around £250 per night without meals) I think it is outrageous. They need to spend some money upgrading the rooms before they can charge these amounts. On the plus side, the evening meals were excellent. Breakfast was also good although on the first morning there was a problem with a printer so breakfast orders were delayed by over an hour. Such a silly system with the waiting staff taking your order and writing it down and then apparently it being put into a computer and printed off for the kitchen. The waiter in charge (dressed in black with no name label, slightly balding with glasses) was rushing about and quite frankly very rude when we asked about our delayed breakfast order. Not the sort of service you would expect for the prices charged.
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Date of stay: September 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Andrea wrote a review Feb 2020
Galashiels, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
So we had a voucher of £100 (a present) and decided to add another £100 I think for a middle of the way room. We were given a room in the annexe with an L shaped corridor overlooking the car park with light flooding in through the night. Maybe vouchers are considered plebeian at the Blakeney although they do sell them? Rubbish. The two receptionists (two young women) were not particularly friendly or warm( a bit like the general atmosphere of this hotel)and a bit bothered by the fact I reminded them that I am severely allergic to gluten( I had informed them when I had booked the room) but they could not be bothered to check if the kitchen had been informed. The kitchen had not been informed because at breakfast,apart from gluten free bread, the best they could do was to take away items with gluten from the menu without offering replacements. Also there were no gluten free biscuits awaiting us in the room. A small thing perhaps but not if you are told the hotel will look after you(you can buy gluten free biscuits for as little as £1.20) Basically no thought given to clients with allergies. The service at breakfast was excellent and the head waiter was the high point of our stay. Friendly, attentive, efficient, warm. Everything the hotel was not.
The spa was a cold cuboid offering little comfort. The whole experience was rubbish. Maybe things have changed or it was just an unfortunate weekend but I won't go back.
I put march 2019 but I think it was earlier than that.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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seancambridge asked a question Dec 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom14 contributions12 helpful votes
what are the family rooms like in the hotel accomadtion for three female family mmembers
Answer from ACathy3
Danbury, United Kingdom536 contributions162 helpful votes
I’m sorry I don’t know
NomadoUk asked a question Mar 2023
UK5 contributions4 helpful votes
how many single rooms
Answer from Enid G
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom216 contributions56 helpful votes
Hello, I really don’t know the answer to that question. You would be better asking the hotel direct, the staff are very accommodating.
NomadoUk asked a question Mar 2023
UK5 contributions4 helpful votes
single room
Answer from richardjcallen1
Richmond, United Kingdom25 contributions5 helpful votes
No only in Bedrooms
Answer from Ruth S
Lincoln, United Kingdom91 contributions52 helpful votes
My husband and I have stayed in both the Granary and the main hotel. Either of them are excellent except when it's raining as you have to cross over the road from the Granary to get to the restaurant etc.
RobertandAlison wrote a tip Jul 5
Leicester, United Kingdom32 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking can be tight and check tide times as the bottom few spaces can flood. Pack smart casual clothes for the evening."
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Freddie wrote a tip Jun 2024
28 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can take your EV as there are two charge points with two more coming. Book bed and breakfast and don’t limit yourself to dinner there"
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Ronald C wrote a tip Jun 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom19 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a time slot in the restaurant."
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Giles T wrote a tip May 2024
London, United Kingdom552 contributions122 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Shower before you get there."
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Dave_of_SE3 wrote a tip Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom140 contributions89 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking available at the hotel and free car park 1km away."
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Blakeney Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Blakeney Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St Nicholas Church (0.7 km), Blakeney Conservation Duck Pond (0.1 km), and Blakeney Garage (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Blakeney Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Blakeney Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Blakeney Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Blakeney Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Moorings, Restaurant @ Blakeney House, and Wiveton Farm Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Blakeney Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Blakeney Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Blakeney.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Blakeney Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Blakeney Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Blakeney Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Blakeney Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Langham Dome (3.6 km), Letheringsett Watermill (6.4 km), and Blakeney Guildhall (0.08 km).
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