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Hotel The Idle Rocks (St Mawes, United Kingdom)

Hotel The Idle Rocks (St Mawes, United Kingdom)

About The Idle Rocks

Facing the lovely St. Mawes harbour is the Idle Rocks, a boutique hotel that’s accentuated with contemporary décor while being just a five-minute walk to the ferry pier. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms, under-floor heating, oversized beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, smart TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some upgraded rooms provide sea-view balconies and/or sitting areas. Rooms vary in size and include free Wi-Fi. While there is no parking on-site, guests are asked to arrive at the hotel where they're given directions and a pass for public parking nearby. Guest can enjoy a complimentary full breakfast at the on-site restaurant, which also makes seasonal dishes, offers outdoor terrace seating and room service. The St. Mawes beaches, Lamorran Gardens and St. Mawes Castle are all a 10-minute walk (or less) from Hotel The Idle Rocks.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

  • LocationExcellent  (9.3 / 10)
  • RoomsExcellent  (8.9 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (9.3 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.1 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Beautiful Seaside.

Everything in the hotel seems to be perfectly situation for great views – the rooms, the restaurant and the outdoor terrace. If you love the water and seaside views then this location is ideal.


Free Yummy Breakfast.

While this free breakfast might not measure up to guests standards, many travelers to the Idle Rocks say the breakfast here is excellent. They also offer a variety of choices and fresh produce.


Interior Design Extraordinary.

The decor in the hotel common areas and the bedrooms has been called superb by many of the guests. A number of them also compliment the size of rooms.

Negative Reviews


Dining Something to be Desired.

A few guest commented on food being overcooked sometimes – a burnt steak, dry scones, etc. There doesn’t seem to be a poor dish per say, but rather the food is hit and miss depending on who’s in the kitchen. It should be noted though that many people did


Help Today Would Be Great.

While many compliment the staff, a few visitors did mentioned they felt the staff moved slow or they were being treated as a nuisance (or even demeaned) from time to time.


Something’s Too Fishy.

A number of guest mentioned that the menu is limited to mostly fish dishes. Being a harbour inn that doesn’t seem surprising, however, for non-fish loving guests they wished the choices were a bit more varied.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Terrace
  3. Porter service
  4. Hotel bar
  5. Non-smoking rooms
  6. PC with internet
  7. Restaurant
  8. 24-hour reception
  9. Direct beach access
  10. Laundry service
  11. WiFi in public areas
  12. Room service
For children
  1. Childcare
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
  5. Electric kettle
  6. Desk
  7. Safe
  8. Cable TV
  9. WiFi
  10. Free WiFi (rooms)
  11. Coffee machine
  12. Flatscreen TV
Sports facilities
  1. Boat rental
  2. Surfing
  3. Tennis court
  4. Hiking trail
Hotel characteristics
  1. LGBTQ+ friendly
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


Harbourside , TQ2 5AN , St Mawes , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1326)270270 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Idle Rocks

  • Is there a pool area at The Idle Rocks?

    No, The Idle Rocks doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Idle Rocks?

    No, The Idle Rocks doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at The Idle Rocks?

    Yes, The Idle Rocks provides Parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Idle Rocks?

    Check-in at The Idle Rocks is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Idle Rocks located?

    The Idle Rocks is located in Harbourside, TQ2 5AN, St Mawes, United Kingdom.