Blakeney Hotels: The Best Places to Stay

The charming coastal village of Blakeney is located within the north Norfolk coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a wonderful place for a Norfolk holiday or short break.

There’s plenty to do in Blakeney, from visiting the seal colony at Blakeney Point and discovering the otherworldly salt marshes and creeks to spending time exploring the lively quay, where boat trips launch, hikers pass through and holidaymakers try their hand at crabbing.

In this Blakeney hotel guide, I share the best Blakeney hotels and pubs with rooms, to you help you plan the perfect Norfolk break.

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Planning a visit to Blakeney? I share tips on getting there, where to stay, places to eat + things to do locally in my ultimate Blakeney visitor guide.

Hotels in Blakeney

If you’re looking for holiday cottages, vacation rentals, Airbnb or camping and glamping accommodation, head over to our guide to holiday rentals and cottages in Blakeney.

Blakeney Hotel

The Blakeney Hotel is privately owned and family-run, with a magnificent quayside location affording panoramic views across the estuary and salt marshes to Blakeney Point, home to one of the UK’s largest Atlantic seal colonies.

The hotel offers accommodation in 60 bedrooms, two spacious sitting rooms, a bar, a restaurant, and a leisure facility, making this a great year-round spot to enjoy exploring historic Blakeney village and the surrounding area.

On the days when the weather is poor and outdoor activities are not quite so appealing, the indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and mini gym offer an alternate way to spend your day. After relaxing in the spa head to the bar, a wonderful cosy retreat with squishy sofas and an open fire, or enjoy afternoon tea in the lounge.

The creeks and waterways around Blakeney are perfect for exploring by kayak or paddleboard and both can be hired at Blakeney quay during the high season. You can paddleboard along the channel to Cley or head westwards towards Morston along Agar Creek, an ideal and fun way to take in the amazing coastal scenery of North Norfolk.

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Blakeney Manor Hotel

The traditional and pet-friendly Manor Hotel Blakeney, recently rebranded as The Manor Coastal Hotel and Inn, is located on the edge of the village close to The Quay, with views across the Blakeney Conservation Duck Pond to the coastal marshes beyond.

Housed in a historic former 17th century manor house, this Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice for 2022 has comfortable decor, welcoming staff and locally sourced ingredients on the menu.

Whether you’re sightseeing along the coast, visiting Norfolk’s seaside towns, or heading inland for the historic Blickling Hall and Houghton Hall, Blakeney Manor Hotel makes a perfect base for exploring the region.

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Cley Windmill, Cley-next-the-Sea

A Grade II* listed tower mill, Cley Windmill dates back to the early 19th century and is now a cosy boutique guesthouse. The windmill has nine rooms, three of which are in the windmill tower itself and have glorious uninterrupted views of the sea, Cley marshes and the NWT Cley bird sanctuary, all in the Norfolk coast AONB.

There are also two railway cottages, the Old Cart Shed and Dovecote Cottage (self-catering with fully equipped kitchen), which have views of the mill and access to all the mill’s facilities.

Rooms are beautifully appointed and have period features like exposed brick walls, stable doors and ceiling beams, which make this iconic Norfolk property an atmospheric place to stay or even a short-term holiday home.

Located only a short distance of 1.4 miles to Blakeney, you can enjoy walking there on the Norfolk Coast Path or walk into the village of Cley with its good pubs, restaurants and independently owned shops. Bring your furry friend with you as this is a pet-friendly hotel!

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The Harper, Langham

The Harper is located in Langham, on the North Norfolk Coast, just a mile inland from Blakeney and its wonderful sandy beach. The hotel can be found in an amazing brick and flint barn that used to house a glass-blowing company.

The sympathetic restoration of the barn has retained the fabric of the building, you’ll find an industrial aesthetic in the public areas, and a relaxed, modern and unfussy design for the 32 bedrooms, some of which are dog-friendly.

The Harper also has a wonderful spa with a steam room, sauna and jacuzzi, and a choice of relaxing treatments to help you unwind.

The hotel also offers many different spaces for food and drink. Whether it’s a cocktail at the bar, a fine meal at Stanleys or a cake and tea in Ivy’s, there are many well-thought-out areas to experience.

The Yard in the summer is an amazing place to enjoy those longer and lighter evenings, and the Den offers a wonderful setting for a game of pool, a nightcap, or even beers watching a Six Nations rugby match. Honestly, this place has thought of it all!

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Morston Hall, Morston

Morston Hall is an intimate country house hotel a five minute walk from the quayside in Morston, where seal-watching boat trips regularly depart, and is just two miles from beautiful Blakeney.

The traditional Norfolk brick and flint 17th-century building has been transformed into an elegant coastal hotel. With thirteen rooms, all individually decorated to invoke comfort and relaxation for guests, Morston Hall is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion or treat yourself to a luxury short break and is one of the best places to stay in Norfolk.

Morston Hall restaurant is internationally recognised for its outstanding Norfolk cuisine and has held a Michelin star since 1998, as well as many other awards, and always received fantastic reviews. The tasting menu changes every single day, allowing the kitchen to showcase the finest seasonal produce the beautiful Norfolk coastline has to offer.

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The George & Dragon, Cley-next-the-Sea

A lovely 18th century boutique with amazing views overlooking the wild salt marshes of Cley-next-the-Sea, The George & Dragon is a hotel full of local charm and comfort to those who stay there, especially as you can bring your four-legged friends!

Think about booking one of their ten lovingly decorated boutique rooms for a perfect long weekend, when you can soak up the ambience and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with nothing on your mind other than the next delicious meal or local Norfolk ale!

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Pubs with Rooms

Blakeney House Restaurant with Rooms

A unique experience on the North Norfolk coast, Blakeney House is a restaurant and bar with rooms, and one of the best places to stay in Blakeney.

Located in a leafy spot in the village, the fine Victorian building is decorated in a quirky and contemporary style, with a real eye for detail. Each room is unique and all are named after local Norfolk villages.

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The White Horse, Blakeney

Hands down my favourite place to stay in Blakeney! The White Horse excels in every way and is perfectly located just up from Blakeney harbour.

This stylish pub with rooms is quintessential Blakeney, and with beautifully designed spaces, far-reaching views and a locally sourced menu to die for, this is the place to stay in Blakeney.

Book early though, rooms here are much sought after!

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The Wiveton Bell, Wiveton

Close to beautiful BBC2’s Normal For Norfolk Wiveton Hall, this modernised pub features beams, stripped floors and wood-burning stoves. A tranquil south-facing garden overlook the village green for alfresco dining and out back there is a beautifully landscaped terrace.

The pub has six individually designed rooms, awarded the AA 4 stars, with a modern take on French chic and decorated in charming pastels and Farrow and Ball hues.

The seasonal menu offers pub classics that are carefully crafted from quality local ingredients. The Wiveton Bell has been awarded the title of Michelin Bib Gourmand, which celebrates fantastic food at reasonable prices.

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Three Swallows, Cley-next-the-Sea

This delightful village pub is a wonderful place to base yourself to explore the local area of Cley and Blakeney. The pub offers a quintessentially British menu and has four lovely en-suite bedrooms.

There are plenty of places to relax at the Three Swallows, from the garden bar to the patio and lawn.

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The Kings Head, Letheringsett

The Kings Head is a delightful pub with four en-suite boutique bedrooms each stylishly designed but with that cosy home-from-home feel.

The pub also offers delicious food using only locally sourced ingredients. There is a great kid-friendly enclosed garden to relax over drinks or dinner on the warmer summer evenings.

Only 3 miles from Blakeney, and close to Holt, this is a great place to spend some time away from home, enjoying the wonderful Norfolk countryside.

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B&B Accommodation in Blakeney

If you like staying in hotels rather than self-catering but want to pay less per night than a hotel, you may enjoy these highly recommended Blakeney bed and breakfast properties.

Bramble Lodge B&B

In a peaceful location and set back from the road, Bramble Lodge B&B offers a very warm welcome, as well as free WiFi and free private parking. The hosts John and Julie are super helpful and will give you tips on where to go and what to see locally.

The breakfast is homemade to order – and it’s not just your regular cooked breakfast! Choose from delights like Cley smoked salmon on locally baked sourdough bread, sweet potato hash with vegan cheese or Scotch pancakes with blueberries, bananas, maple syrup and thick yoghurt. Yum!

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Westons B&B, Blakeney

A unique Norfolk bed and breakfast experience, Westons offers two wooden cabins, one twin and one double, both with en suite bathrooms. Located right in the centre of Blakeney you are within easy reach of all the lovely restaurants and pubs, and some amazing walks.

The room comes with a full English breakfast, and special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Private parking is also available which is a great benefit in the summer months.

The Harnser, Cley-next-the-Sea

The Harnser is a dog-friendly guest house located only 1.4 miles from Blakeney, they offer simple yet stylish rooms and all come with a delicious homemade breakfast, from full English through to vegan, vegetarian and gluten free.

The hosts Ronan and Alan are welcoming, accommodating, funny and friendly and go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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