I had stayed at the Blakeney Hotel before with my family but this was my first visit with just my husband and our first visit for many years.
What can I say about the location? It is just fantastic! Blakeney is probably my favourite spot in the UK and the hotel sits right on the quay side, Perfect!
Everyone at the hotel is very friendly and helpful, it is like arriving in a large family home. The lounges are relaxing and comfortable places to relax and while away the time.
The pool is a decent size and there is a lane roped off for doing lengths. However, we did experience some minor irritation from some badly behaved children who kept swimming underneath us and were trying to destroy the rope divider. There is a steam room and a sauna, which my husband enjoyed, and a whirlpool which could have been a little warmer.
Our room was very pleasant and well equipped. It had two comfy chairs (most hotels only seem to have one), which was lovely. The bathroom was bright, spacious and well equipped. And, joy of joys, the towels were big enough to go round me!!! The only problem with the room was the bed which was very soft. This was solved by the provision of bed boards which made all the difference.
The rate we were on included breakfast and evening meals. The breakfast was delicious. There was plenty of choice of continental items to choose from buffet style, plus there was a good choice of cooked items as well. I had a full English (which included my favourite fried bread instead of the usual hash browns) on both of our two days, whilst my husband had a full English one day and kedgeree for the second day. He was stuffed full after the kedgeree and said it was very good. Our evening meals were also delicious. There was a good amount of choice for all three courses and the food was well presented and appetising. The service was good and unobtrusive.
The hotel is quite expensive but is well worth the money for a special trip. We shall definitely return.
- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Blakeney
- Blakeney The Hotel
- The Blakeney Hotel Norfolk