Hotel The Idle Rocks

HarboursideTQ2 5ANSt MawesUnited Kingdom
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About Hotel 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.


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

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Massage

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

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.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 74 reviews across the web
8.9 /10
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    8.5 /10
8.9 out of 10 based on 74 reviews