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A photo of a Harbour Room interior at the Idle Rocks Hotel, St Mawes
A photo of a Harbour Room interior at the Idle Rocks Hotel, St Mawes

Sid’s Ideas for a Romantic Winter Getaway

Posted on Tuesday 9th of February 2016

Cornwall’s one and only hotel concierge, Sid Williams of the Idle Rocks shares his ideas for a romantic winter getaway in St Mawes. We all know that summer in Cornwall is a perfect location for a holiday, well known for its beaches, sailing and wonderful food. The winter season here in south Cornwall offers the… Read More

St Just in Roseland Circular Walk

Posted on Wednesday 13th of January 2016

One of our most favourite walks from the hotel, and St Mawes is the circular walk to St Just in Roseland, which can be enjoyed through the seasons.  It is 3 and half miles and takes about 2-3 hours to walk depending on how often you stop to take in the views. You will enjoy stunning coastal… Read More

Zuma at The Idle Rocks – A sell out with rave reviews!

Posted on Sunday 23rd of August 2015

A complete sell out. Zuma at The Idle Rocks proved to be a massive hit in Cornwall as the World renowned Restaurant took over our restaurant on Friday and Saturday night this weekend. Over 175 people enjoyed the unique Zuma tasting menu and paired wines across the two evenings. The menu included all Cornish Seafood… Read More

The 2014 Winter Dinner Series

Posted on Tuesday 4th of November 2014

To celebrate our chef’s first season, we have put together a very special series of dinners starting this November. Nathan Outlaw, Alan Murchison and renown suppliers are joining up with Mark to present some memorable gastronomic events. Places are limited, so please call and book tickets in advance. Thursday November 27th – An evening with… Read More

Spooky News

Posted on Thursday 16th of October 2014

So it seems our sister property, St Mawes Hotel, is planning quite a party on Friday 31st October – all welcome, so come and enjoy a night in the village. Prizes for best costume and a lot more fun besides, with live music and great food from our new team in the kitchens. Hope to… Read More

Good Hotel Guide 2015 Award

Posted on Friday 10th of October 2014

Along with the recent nomination from the Cornwall Tourism Award for Best Small Hotel, we also found out that The Good Hotel Guide 2015 had given us the Editor’s Choice Award for “Discovery” putting us on the map as a new arrival. Thank you to them and all who have supported us. An early Christmas… Read More

Breaks in Cornwall

Cornwall Tourism Awards

Posted on Friday 10th of October 2014

We were absolutely delighted to discover that The Idle Rocks had been shortlisted for Best Small Hotel in the 2014 Cornwall Tourism Awards. Another accolade greatly welcomed and appreciated. Apparently 146 properties were looked at across the county, so we were obviously thrilled that such a revered organisation should hold us in high esteem. Hope… Read More

September in St. Mawes? Surely not…

Posted on Wednesday 24th of September 2014

As the Indian Summer continues, you will not believe how beautiful St. Mawes is right now. This taken in mid afternoon from our famous harbourside terrace. A few hours in the car, or just around the corner, come and join us; next event the wonderful sunset…

Working Boat

Posted on Monday 8th of September 2014

Following on from my last post, I’m pleased to say that our guest had a wonderful time onboard the working boat, Helen Mary. It’s hard work, but thanks to Kevin and his crew, everybody made a safe return to the bar at the St Mawes Hotel where refreshments were graciously accepted. Helen Mary as viewed from our terrace… with a cooling… Read More

Tall Ships and Classic Yachts

Posted on Saturday 10th of May 2014

Falmouth harbour hosts two of the most spectacular sailing events in the world during 2014, St Mawes offers a great vantage point to watch some of the most beautiful yachts in the world compete and visit the area. The Pendennis Cup 27th-31st May Founded in 2008 by the world renowned superyacht builders, Pendennis Shipyard, The… Read More