Blakeney Hotel – Blakeney, Norfolk
Loved by generations of the same families, the Blakeney stands in prime position on the charming quayside of one of north Norfolk’s prettiest coastal villages, with wonderful views across the estuary and out to Blakeney Point, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The family-owned hotel, built in the 1920s, has been sensitively modernised in recent years and now has 60 rooms, all unfussy and seaside-fresh, with crisp white linens on comfortable beds. Many have balconies, or look out onto the south-facing garden; others come with their own patio. Panoramic vistas of the stunning salt marsh landscape can be seen from the bar, terrace and restaurant, where hearty breakfasts, light lunches and locally sourced, seasonal, à la carte and table d’hôte dinner menus are offered, enhanced by prompt, polite, traditional service. When guests aren’t out walking the north Norfolk coastal path, exploring beaches or visiting one of the charming nearby towns, there are two spacious lounges for relaxing, plus a billiard and games room. The indoor pool, steam room, sauna and spa bath are another big draw for repeat guests, too.
Doubles from £272
+44 (0)1263 740797; blakeney-hotel.co.uk