The Blazing Donkey

The Blazing Donkey South East England

Small boutique hotel near Sandwich, Kent


Member since February 2022

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The Blazing Donkey is tucked away quietly in the Kent countryside, only a short distance from the ancient port town of Sandwich. Canterbury and the seaside towns of Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Deal are also within very easy reach. This unique property is the ideal base to explore the area or simply relax and enjoy all that it has to offer.

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4 Special Offers for this hotel.

Relaxing Escape - Junior Suite

From £119.08 pppn for a 7 night stay, to £125.50 pppn for a 1 night stay

Bonus dates available

Stay Tue 28th, Wed 29th March and receive :

  • A discount of 10 % off your break

Stay in a Junior suite and receive:

  • Complimentary arrival drink (glassĀ of wine/local beer/tea or coffee)
  • Complimentary upgrade to a Suite on arrival (subject to availability)
  • Full Breakfast for two daily
  • Lazy noon check out

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  • Near Sandwich Bay
  • Variety of dining options
  • Partnerships with local golf course
  • Wealth of local attractions
  • Family owned and run
  • An hour from London
  • Roaring open fires & large gardens
  • Award winning restaurant

22 Bedrooms
Fishing Nearby
Four Poster Bed
Children Welcome
Wheelchair Access
Golf Course Nearby
Internet Connection in Rooms
Dogs May Be Accepted by Prior Arrangement
1 AA Rosette Dining
Sandwich Railway Station 2.1 miles

How to find The Blazing Donkey

The Blazing Donkey
Hay Hill
CT14 0ED

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

3:00 PM

Hotel check-out time:

10:30 AM


Opening Times

7.00am-9.30am Mon-Fri
7.30am-10.00 Sat-Sun
12pm-2.30pm Mon-Fri *
12pm-6pm Sat-Sun
Afternoon Tea 12pm-6pm daily *
Dinner 6.00pm-9.30pm daily

(Note:* advanced bookings only - Monday and Tuesday nights the restaurant is not open currently)

Disabled Access

There are two accessible rooms 

Child Policy

Children can be accommodated in certain rooms, please contact us for availability.  £35 per child per night including breakfast.

History of the hotel

Once known as 'The Jolly Gardener' was a meeting place for gentlemen florists in the late 1700s. An annual ‘Florists' Feasts' was often held here – a competition to showcase their latest seedlings to their peers, followed by a raucous feast of food and drink.

The Blazing Donkey has been under the proud ownership of the Martin family since 1989. The award winning hotel accommodation was opened to much acclaim in 1995 by the late Peter Alliss and became popular very quickly. 

Dogs Policy

Dogs are welcome in all room types. The charge is £25.00 per dog per night.
Dogs are permitted in the bar, but not in the restaurant. Dogs cannot be left in rooms alone and must be on a lead at all times when in the hotel public areas.

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